14 November 2006 21:33 [Source: ICIS news]
The resin could generate revenue of $100m (€78m)/year, said Brian Herrington, the company’s general manager for high-performance polymers.
The Extem resin portfolio is based entirely on new molecules using proprietary monomers to make new thermoplastic polyimide backbones, the company said in a press conference.
Extem offers elevated thermal resistance; high strength and stiffness; and creep performance up to 230°C, the company said. It is also flame-retardant without the use of halogenated additives.
GE Plastics is targeting a variety of applications for the new resins, including oil and gas drilling, semiconductor wafer handling, and the aerospace and military industries, among others.
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