Materials: Clariant Masterbatches has developed a range of color masterbatches formulated for use with PEEK materials, and the company is also producing specialty compound pre-colored PEEK materials, which are available in small and large quantities. These fully compounded grades can also incorporate fiber reinforcements, conductive or antistatic fillers, as well as other performance-enhancing additives.
Clariant’s RENOL® color masterbatch series includes more than a dozen standard colors designed specifically for use in PEEK polymers. Standard-color masterbatches can be delivered in five to seven business days, and custom colors are also available. All meet the requirements of high-performance applications in markets like aerospace, automotive, electrical devices, military and medical.
The Dutch are known for their love of bicycling, and they’ve also long been early adopters of green-energy and smart-city technologies. So it seems fitting that a town in which painter Vincent van Gogh once lived has given him a very Dutch-like tribute -- a bike path lit by a special smart paint in the style of the artist's “Starry Night” painting.
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