WoodMac: Ascend Performance Materials declares force majeure on HMD

Following Ascend Performance Materials’ decision to declare a force majeure on hexamethylene diamine (HMD), Wood Mackenzie Chemicals Head of Thermoplastics, Quentin de Carvalho, commented: “Due to events beyond Ascend Performance Materials’ control, manufacturing delays arose as it completed projects in December to expand both adiponitrile (ADN) and HMD (180 ktpa capacity according to the Wood … More WoodMac: Ascend Performance Materials declares force majeure on HMD

COLOMBIATEX 2019 with remarkable Italian Textile Machinery participation

At the upcoming edition of Colombiatex, Colombia’s major textile trade fair, to be held in Medellin from the of January 22 – 24, 2019, Italy’s primary textile machinery manufacturers will be on hand in the common area jointly set up by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers. Overall, … More COLOMBIATEX 2019 with remarkable Italian Textile Machinery participation

MiniFactory discloses PEKK and PEEK Parts cost and quality in Ultra-Polymer 3D Printing

By guest author Bridget Butler O’Neal from 3D Print MiniFactory, headquartered in Finland, is known as the producer of hardware for companies interested in 3D printing with polymers; for example, their latest, the miniFactory Ultra 3D printer allows users to work with ULTEM, PEKK, PEEK, PPSU, and more. In their December newsletter, by Olli Pihlajamäki, … More MiniFactory discloses PEKK and PEEK Parts cost and quality in Ultra-Polymer 3D Printing

VDMA Textile Machinery at the turn of the year 2018 / 2019

By guest author Dr Thomas Waldmann from VDMA Textile Machinery The challenges for the textile machinery industry are manifold with a view to 2019: The political and economic framework conditions have deteriorated, incoming orders in important markets are difficult to predict. Markets that have so far been less in focus have to be observed and … More VDMA Textile Machinery at the turn of the year 2018 / 2019

Aleph objects works to drive 3D Printing growth through new Executive appointments

Colorado-based 3D printer designer and manufacturer Aleph Objects, Inc., which is an official Free Software, Libre Innovation, and Open Source Hardware company and responsible for the creation of the award-winning LulzBot brand of 3D printers, has been pretty busy and ambitious over the last couple of years. The company opened a new facility in the … More Aleph objects works to drive 3D Printing growth through new Executive appointments