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SABIC launches at NPE 2018 new formable hard-coated LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC sheet for glazing applications to comply with updated ECE R43 safety regulation

SABIC’s new LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet, the latest addition to the company’s expanding automotive glazing portfolio can be used for moderately shaped glazing components for lower-production vehicles where injection molding is less cost-effective. Additionally, LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet is a highly versatile product that can be used for non-automotive glazing, such as machine guards, cabin glazing for heavy equipment and many other typically formed and post-coated applications today.ORLANDO, FLORIDA, May 17, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, introduced here today at NPE 2018, booth S19001, LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet, the latest addition to the company’s expanding automotive glazing portfolio. This advanced new technology is engineered to comply with the stringent visibility, strength and abrasion resistance requirements of ECE R43 (Regulation No. 43 of the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations). It features a tough polycarbonate (PC) base with exceptional optical quality, combined with a unique, formable hard coating that is pre-cured sufficiently to allow processing like regular PC sheet. In addition to ECE R43 compliance, LEXAN™ MARGARD™ FHC10 sheet can enable customers to avoid post-coating operations, and gives automotive OEMs and tiers a fresh new option for creating simple, curved glazing designs.

Clariant presents new additive solutions for North America at NPE 2018

Exolit® OP 1400 provides high thermal stability and outstanding flame retardancy to polyamide parts in electro-mobility and traditional vehicle applications including the charging infrastructure. 
(Photo: Clariant)Charlotte, May 14, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, introduced new additive solutions to North American manufacturers, to support greater innovation and sustainability in sectors such as automotive and packaging with their increasing interest in advanced plastics.

TE Connectivity champions safety with new HDC connector inserts that meet latest railway flame retardance specifications

TE Connectivity champions safety with new HDC connector inserts that meet latest railway flame retardance specifications. 
(Source: TE Connectivity, PR248)DARMSTADT, Germany – May 14, 2018 – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a new range of inserts for heavy duty connectors that comply with the EN45545 European standard on flame retardancy for materials and products in railway rolling stock.

SABIC introduces new THERMOCOMP™ HMD-D series of high modulus ductile compounds to the Americas, Europe at NPE 2018

SABIC’s next-generation THERMOCOMP™ HMD-D compounds expand SABIC’s THERMOCOMP™ portfolio of specialty compounds with high-performance, glass-reinforced polycarbonate (PC) materials. The new series of six grades delivers a unique combination of high modulus and ductility to enable lighter, thinner and stronger parts that advance design innovation and ease of use. They are engineered for challenging structural components in the consumer electronics, healthcare and transportation sectors.ORLANDO, FLORIDA, May 11, 2018 - SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, is introducing its next-generation THERMOCOMP™ HMD-D compounds to the Americas and Europe here at NPE 2018. Initially launched in Asia, these materials, on display at the company’s booth (S19001), expand SABIC’s THERMOCOMP™ portfolio of specialty compounds with high-performance, glass-reinforced polycarbonate (PC) materials. The new series of six grades delivers a unique combination of high modulus and ductility to enable lighter, thinner and stronger parts that advance design innovation and ease of use. They are engineered for challenging structural components in the consumer electronics, healthcare and transportation sectors.

Clariant showcases support for North America’s plastics industry growth 

Halogen-free Exolit® OP 1400 provides outstanding flame retardancy to polyamide parts, enhances safety with UL 94 V0 performance down to 0.4 mm and enables the molding of complex parts with no mold deposits and blooming. 
(Photo: Clariant)Charlotte, May 7, 2018 – Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, turns the spotlight on its increasing on-the-ground support and innovation focus for North America’s four key plastics application segments at NPE 2018 Booth S18155.

Hirschmann Delivers Guaranteed Bandwidth with Power Transport Nodes

Hirschmann delivers guaranteed bandwidth with power transport nodes. 
(Photo: Belden, PR460) St. Louis, Missouri - May 3, 2018 - Belden, Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released a new MPLS-TP based backbone switch family with best-in-class provisioning software – the Hirschmann DRAGON PTN with HiProvision. This new backbone network device reliably and efficiently transports mission-critical data and guarantees bandwidth in wide area networks through its support of MPLS-TP technology.

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