Corporation to Introduce New Products at World's
Largest Plastics Show
N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 4, 2004--Cyclics Corporation
will be introducing a variety of grades of CBT(R) resin
at the K Show in Dusseldorf, Germany this October (Hall
5, booth 5G19-3). CBT resins offer an unmatched combination
of processing ease and high performance in demanding
applications. This new product achieves its unique processing
by melting to a water-like viscosity before it polymerizes
and solidifies to a high strength engineering thermoplastic.
The boundless versatility of CBT resin enables it to
be processed by nearly all types of plastics processing
and offers designers and molders new opportunities in:
-- Nanocomposites - CBT resins easily wet-out or exfoliate
nano-scale particles to produce lightweight materials
with greatly improved stiffness, use temperature, dimensional
stability and decreased permeability.
-- Rotational molding - CBT resins are compatible with
existing processing equipment and produce parts that
have significant improvements in stiffness, strength,
hardness, use temperature, fuel barrier properties,
creep resistance and surface finish.
-- Low pressure molding and casting - CBT resins can
be low pressure injection molded for delicate over-molding
applications or poured, even with high filler loadings,
to make high performance cast parts.
-- Compounding - CBT resins are solids at room temperature
and can be processed using conventional equipment to
produce highly filled compounds for improved electrical
and thermal conductivity or to create a variety of copolymers
-- Composites - The low viscosity of CBT resins allows
the maximum use of structural fibers to produce lightweight
structural composites that can be thermoformed and recycled
without hazardous VOC emissions.
-- Powder coating - Powdered CBT resins melt to produce
extremely thin ductile thermoplastic coatings.
The K Show, with over 220,000 visitors, is the largest
plastics show in the world and is held every three years.
The K show brings together representatives from all
aspects of the plastics industry including processing
machinery, plastics additives and resin suppliers.
Cyclics will also update attendees as to the status
of their plant under construction in Schwarzheide, Germany.
The plant is co-located on the BASF Schwarzheide GmbH
site and is expected to be completed by the end of 2004
with an annual capacity of 2500 tonnes (5 million pounds)
with a planned capacity stretch to 5000 tonnes (10 million
pounds) to be implemented in 2005.
"The K Show is a great opportunity for us to introduce
our products to the international plastics industry,"
said John Ciovacco, Head of Global Marketing for Cyclics.
"The timing couldn't be better with the K Show
being held just before our first commercial plant is
Cyclics Corporation, headquartered in Schenectady, New
York, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Cyclics Europe
GmbH based in Schwarzheide, Germany, manufacture innovative
plastics based on technology developed and patented
by GE. CBT resins offer breakthroughs in processing,
making new products possible and changing the economics
of existing ones. Cyclics has alliances with Dow Automotive
(automotive applications) and Alcan (infrastructure)
with additional alliances to be announced at the K Show.
Tim Ullman, 518-881-1411
Eva Rugenstein, +49 211 4560-240
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