Thermoplastic elastomers TPE ,the upcoming materials replacing rubber!

Thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) are a type of plastic that have been refined to create a soft, rubbery feel—and they’re everywhere. TPE is common in household objects, like the grip on your toothbrush, the soft lid of a sippy cup, your dog’s chew toy, and cellphone cases.
TPEs are chosen for products over rubber because of their flexibility,…

Use of ENR in PVC Plastic Blends to improve rubber toughening properties!

At present, the rubber toughening of plastics has become an attractive field of study in polymer science and technology because brittleness is known to be a drawback in many engineering plastics; it can cause premature failure during application. Among existing rubber materials, epoxidized natural rubber (ENR) has been widely used as an impact …

What are the PVC recycling initiatives across the globe?

Products made from PVC are 100% recyclable. They can be identified as recycling code #3.

Adopting an appropriate recycling pathway for PVC is of economic value and has an environmental benefit.

What is safety flooring?

Safety flooring is a type of floor covering that is designed to provide safety and protection from slips and trips in high foot traffic areas that are prone to spillages. It's mostly made from vinyl mixed with silicone carbide, quartz and aluminium oxides.

Safety flooring can of course be used anywhere, but it tends to mostly be used in…

NIMP2030 is being drafted to drive industrial development !

The Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry’s (Miti) New Industrial Master Plan 2030 (NIMP2030) is being drafted to drive industrial development and advance Malaysia’s economic complexity.

To be launched in August, NIMP2030’s objective is very much in line with the New Investment Policy that has clearly identified five sectors that c…

Malaysia’s Carbon-Pricing Journey;where are we now ??

In the race against climate change, global attention is turning to carbon pricing as an effective policy to support the low-carbon transition and meet the targets of the Paris Agreement.

What is single screw extruder? How thermoplastic material is processed through the extrusion?


Extrusion may be defined as a process for making a product (an extrudate) by forcing a material through an orifice or die to form a shape, or alternatively, the production of finished, or semi-finished products, using an extruder.

Do you know, abbreviations for Selected Thermoplastics

Do you know, abbreviations for Selected Thermoplastics ,these abbreviation is based on ISO and ASTM standard.

Sustainable PVC for a changing world

Now in the market, a new process that allow Bio-attributed PVC generates significant additional sustainability benefits over conventional PVC:

• 100% renewable feedstock not competing with the food chain
• 100% replacement of fossil with non-fossil
• Greenhouse gas savings of up to 90%
• Fully certified by the Roundtable on Sus…

Uses of TPE in HVAC system

Thermoplastics growth in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning products reflects the suitability of these materials to meet today’s requirements, add value and reduce over costs in these applications.
We modify plastic resins with a variety of unique modifiers to yield specific properties and functional benefits. You can depend on Ai…

What is HVAC and what does HVAC stand for?

What is HVAC?
Defined: HVAC stands for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning. HVAC refers to the different systems used for moving air between indoor and outdoor areas, along with heating and cooling both residential and commercial buildings. They are the systems that keep you warm and cozy in the winter and feeling cool and fresh in th…

what happen to PVC materials when plasticiser migrate?,

A common problem with Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is that plasticisers tend to migrate during use. When the plasticisers migrate the material gets stiffer, this can for example cause cracks in the PVC material. Some PVC tends to crack more easily than other; finding out what is causing this problem would bring answers to a number of questions.

What is PVC?

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most commonly used polymers and can be used in a number of applications, such as pipes, packaging and coated textiles. PVC is well known for its low cost and versatility. Pure PVC has a softening temperature of 80°C and a low thermal stability. By adding a plasticiser, the softening temperature can be lowe…

Mechanisms of Plasticization

For a plasticizer to be effective, it must be thoroughly mixed and incorporated into the PVC polymer matrix. This is typically obtained by heating and mixing until either the resin dissolves in the plasticizer or the plasticizer dissolves in the resin. The plasticized material is then molded or shaped into the useful product and cooled. Differe…

Manufacturing plastic products begins with knowing the plastic resin's initial moisture content.

Knowing the starting moisture of plastic resin and then properly drying the resin is one of the most critical steps in the process of making a cost-effective, quality plastic product. Improperly dried material can have an astronomically negative effect on your bottom-line profits.

Plastic microspheres,its uses in plastic and elastomer applications

Plastic microspheres: Although with less compressive strength, they offer many of the same advantages as rigid glass microspheres and are among the lightest fillers available. Unlike glass microspheres, they are much less susceptible to breakage. Excessive pressure will not cause the plastic sphere to burst, but to flatten. When the pressure is…

Microspheres offer an alternative to the foaming of thermoplastic elastomers

Expandable microspheres are used worldwide for a large number of applications of thermoplastics with the goal to reduce the weight of the final product and provide it with a very fine and extremely uniform cell structure. Foaming of thermoplastic elastomers has developed in the past several years into a very important and interesting applicatio…

Characteristic of Lubricants in PVC application.

Although there are no clear definitions, typically lubricants are classified as “in- ternal” if they reduce melt viscosity, are soluble in PVC, provide little metal release, and/or have little effect on fusion or promote fusion. They are classified as “external” if they provide metal release and are not soluble in PVC

Chicken feather and teak wood dust plastics filled composite.

There is a rapid grow in the interest in natural fiber reinforced composites ,this is due to its light weight, low price, wide availability, renewability, low density & satisfactory mechanical properties replacing glass, carbon & manmade fiber composites.

Climate Change ,what are the contentious issues this year ?

The debate around climate finance is likely to be a contentious one, as richer and poorer nations tend to have very different visions as to what this should look like – for instance, how much should be for emissions reductions versus helping countries to adapt to a warmer climate.

Climate Changes : Issues and challenges !

As we approach thirty years since the adoption of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, there is justifiable frustration and anger at the slow pace of action, and the injustice of this. This is reflected, for example, in the youth-led climate strikes that swept around the world in 2019 as well as the formation of more radical activist …

global bio plasticizers market

The global bio plasticizers market was valued at $1.3 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $2.1 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.31% from 2021 to 2030.

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Friendly PVC Plasticisers.

The plasticizers used in this article were synthesized from renewable raw materials . The obtained ester mixtures were used as poly(vinyl chloride) (PVC) plasticizers and their plasticization efficiency was determined in comparison to traditional, commercially available phthalate plasticizers, such as DEHP (di(2-ethylhexyl phthalate) and DINP (…

Plasticizer Migration: What is it and why is it a problem

You’ve heard of plasticizer migration, but you aren’t entirely sure what it is and why it could be a problem. you will have a deeper understanding of plasticizer migration and its effects after you have read the article below.

DOTP plasticiser, synthesis from consumer PET bottles!

Synthesis of DOTP Plasticizer for PVC from Terephthalic Acid Based on the Chemical Recycling of Post consumer PET Bottles.

How to stop body Inflammation, before it affects your health

Science has proven that chronic, low-grade inflammation can turn into a silent killer that contributes to cardiovas­cular disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes and other conditions. 

The fact that three out of five people around the world die from a disease linked to inflammation raises serious red flags.

Thankfully, there is plenty …

Various approaches to sustainable and continually recyclable Cross-Linked Polymers

In recent year, effort has focused on the development of recycling strategies for cross-linked polymers. Various approaches were discussed on recycling of cross-linked polymers and also on future challenges that must be overcome to enable widespread, viable, and more sustainable and practical implementation of these materials, these include the…

A fully sustainable PVC.

Some PVC manufacturers ,through their initiative , addressed via a number of key sustainability Pathways , making PVC towards a fully sustainable PVC.

The trend to use chemical to recycling plastic waste !

New technology has developed to use chemical to recycling plastics waste, it is now another alternative of handling plastics waste.

Train your brain to be sharper, clearer, and healthier in 6 simple steps!

There are powerful interactive course available in the market that makes it easy, fast and even fun to discover the most effective ways to enhance your ability to learn, understand and remember.
Cognitive Fitness interactive tool shows you how.

Don’t just throw food waste into the rubbish bin !

Don’t just throw food waste into the rubbish bin – it can still be useful.

Utilising technology in the market , almost all organic waste can be recycled into something valuable – compost.

K 2022 – Trade fair

The theme for 2022

"Innovation driver for the global plastics and rubber industry.
Multitude of concrete solutions, machines and products for the transformation towards a circular economy"

TPE as a carpet tile application

There is an increased market demands for PVC alternatives in the carpet tile, new material is developed using TPE based solutions for resilient flooring such as tiles .

Malaysia has pledged by committing to becoming carbon -neutral by year 2050. What need to be done ?

ESG is imminent. Companies, be it large, medium or small in size ought to begin considering putting ESG practices . Employees’ rights and the environment ought to be taken care of and having a set of ESG practices can hopefully address this urgent need of having a safe environment for everyone.

A Brief Introduction to the Polyurethanes According to the Principles of Green Chemistry

A summary of the achievements of scientists and technologists who are constantly working to create ideal polyurethanes that do not pollute the environment, and their synthesis and use are consistent with the principles of sustainable economy.

The Truth about PVC; circular economy, low impact on environment!

PVC has excellent properties including fire resistance, durability and flexibility. It is considered safe, Flooring manufacture  use plant based, phthalate free plasticisers, use additives that reduce the impact on environment.

Four problems and five common solutions to be considered by production of the PVC foam profile

In extrusion process of PVC foam profile, problems are encountered ,can be basically classified into four situations. One is stability ; second is melt strength ; third is lubrication ; and fourth is uniform dispersion .

Understanding damping techniques.

The bottom line in noise and vibration control, as in virtually all other engineering efforts, is cost-effectiveness, which translates into achieving workable, inexpensive solutions to complex problems

vegetable oil as biomass source for developing bioplasticisers

Bio-based plasticizers

The use of petro-based plasticizers is being questioned because of toxicity and environmental health issues. Hence there is a large demand for new low toxic and low-migration natural-based plasticizers to replace petro-based ones.

PVC door and window profile

The production process of PVC door and window profile mainly twin screw extrusion process. The raw materials used in the processes are the mixed powder prepared in the previous process according to a certain formula.

PVC carpet tiles

PVC backing carpet tile provide dimensional stability, effective sound damping flooring.

Global bio plasticisers market

The global bio plasticizers market was valued at $1.3 billion in 2020, and is projected to reach $2.1 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.31% from 2021 to 2030. Report in Global news Sept 2022.

Emerging applications of bio plasticizers in various end-user industries and high demand for bio-based and non-phthalate plasticers in diffe…

new bio-based primary plasticisers

The trend in market are looking for green or bio-based primary plasticisers to replace DOP which is "blacklisted" as toxic chemical by EU and many developed countries. So DOTP was alternative to replace DOP in many years.

Biobased TPE

calendaring process to produce PVC sheeting

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using XRD analysis to have a better understanding of pigment characteristics.

EDX analysis

 EDX analysis was carried out on sample A4, A5, B1 and B2 using field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), model JSM 6701F from JEOL, Japan. EDX analysis for sample A4 and A5 will only scan the surface of the sample.

Environmentally friendly green plasticiser.

Globally it is around 7.5 millions tons of plasticisers are consumed every year,the low molecular weight type plasticisers such as DOP,BBP,accounted for 40% of global consumption,these are used widely in Asia,middle east,africa and latin American.

DOP and low molecular weight plasticisers are considered low toxicity,and high carcinogeni…


SolGreen is developing Solprene TPE/TPO for various application,i.e. injection moulding, extrusion, calendering, currently we are developing injection grade,

Solprene TPE Materials are being supplied in slab form or in granules to allow compounder to further modify by blending with their repro material such as PP , LDPE and HDPE.

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This articles were published back in 1982,a translation from Japanese title "QC kara no hasso" and was published by PHP Institute, as there is copy right on the information,I suggest those want to know more please buy a copy from PHP Institute.

Our objective is to share to readers what are the books available in the market , the readers…

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This is one of the testing facilities,we conducted for our clients who wanted to know more of their polymer composites.

Methodology: FTIR analysis was carried out using ATR method between the wavelength of 400 cm-1 and 4000 cm-1. The samples were scanned 32 times. The spectrum obtained was analyzed to find possible composition. The clie…

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Single Use Plastics: It’s Time to Act!

Single-use plastics, or disposable plastics, are used only once before they are thrown away or recycled. These items are things like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, soda and water bottles and most food packaging. Most of this single use plastics are made of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) and polyethylene …