Canadian Plastics

Two K show “finds” offer diverse palette of resins

CREANOVA Spezialchemie GmbH was founded in 1998 under the Hls umbrella. With a staff of 650 currently working in CREANOVA's Engineering Plastics Business Unit, the company appears to have significant...

January 1, 1999   Canadian Plastics



CREANOVA Spezialchemie GmbH was founded in 1998 under the Hls umbrella. With a staff of 650 currently working in CREANOVA’s Engineering Plastics Business Unit, the company appears to have significant resources dedicated to R & D.

The company’s resin line-up goes by the trade names of VESTAMID, TROGAMID, DYFLOR and others, some of which have been on the market for decades (56). VESTAMID and TROGAMID, for example, are polyamides with a wide scope of potential uses and applications, ranging from fuel and brake lines to medical and laboratory devices. A new TROGAMID C series of resins is distinguished by superior transparency, high impact strength and good weathering resistance, according to the company. VESTAMID is frequently used as a catheter material, an application for which its biocompatibility with body fluids and chemical resistance makes it ideal. VESTAMID is also available as a transparent film, which is used as a scratch resistant, decorative coating for skis and snowboards. CREANOVA’s website is: www.creanova.de

Italy’s Enichem is well-known in Europe as a world-wide petrochemical company and manufacturer of styrenics, engineering plastics, polyurethanes and elastomers. In the past three years, Enichem has filed about 150 patents for new proprietary processes and products, some of which were featured at the K show.

The company has developed several new grades of ABS suitable for the automotive and domestic appliance markets. Three new low-gloss, injection-molding grades of ABS show good heat resistance and rigidity and are ideal for car interior applications. In-molded color eliminates the need for painting (57). Another new ABS grade, SINKRAL PD H 330, has a good balance of mechanical and thermal properties and is best suited for injection molding of vacuum cleaner and other small appliances components, according to the company.

Enichem has also further expanded its synthetic elastomers portfolio. EUROPRENE SOL T 6316 is specially targeted for use in bitumen modification for roofing membranes. Its unique molecular structure provides processability previously achievable only by blending various SBS copolymers. Enichem’s North American office can be reached at: 713/940-0700


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