Thanks so I guess we sell off today and look to see buying into the close as MM's shake out the weaker hands to get their stock cheaply
Still this is quite some volume for what is being called a pump and dump.. This has been P&D'd in the past on a few hundred thousand shares.. So this looks to be a bit more substantive.
Strong portfolio and expansion of distribution network
K.D. Feddersen at K-2013
The K-2013 fair was not only a first for the new K.D. Feddersen distribution companies based in Vienna and Istanbul, but also for two new distribution partners whose products complete the distributor's portfolio.
In response to the strong increase in demand for engineering plastics throughout the Eurasian region, the distributor has put in place several new companies within a number of European countries. This step follows a successful expansion strategy implemented over recent years where the company is now firmly established in several locations throughout China.
With the foundation of K.D. Feddersen Teknik Polimerler Tic. Ltd. Sti., headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, the first step has been taken. The team made its first appearance on the international scene at the K-2013 trade fair and will also debut at the Plast Eurasia in Istanbul (5-8 December 2013). Colleagues from Vienna based K.D. Feddersen CEE GmbH who have actively been working to develop markets in Eastern Europe, as well as in Austria and Switzerland, also celebrated their trade show debut.
The field of bio-plastics is acknowledged by the distributor as an area where there is still definite potential and a number of interesting approaches already exist for this young plastics family.
"The recent cooperation with Metabolix makes solutions with bio-based polymer blends possible for our European customers. Long-fibre-reinforced bio-polymers in particular are of interest to many potential new customers", says Marc Swatosch, Director Distribution Advanced Polyolefins at K.D. Feddersen.
The new and growing partnership between K.D. Feddersen and Teijin also takes the two companies into the field of extremely technically innovative application segments. Teijin is a global producer of Polycarbonate and Polycarbonate compounds and blends. Focussing on “LED lighting” and “energy efficiency”, the outstanding and innovative light diffusing, super transparency, light reflecting and heat conducting characteristics of PC compounds from the Panlite® portfolio can be demonstrated.
Lightweight design and resultant reductions in CO2 emissions within the motor industry were the theme of the Feddersen Group’s joint stand with its sister company AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH and its subsidiary AF-COLOR. To compliment this, new materials and methods on offer from the distributor’s extensive portfolio including the newly developed, reduced density Hostacom® PP compounds from LyondellBasell, Celstran® PP-LGF and the new Fortron® grades from Celanese were presented. New and innovative “light PA compounds” – AKROMID® Lite/XtraLite from AKRO-PLASTIC GmbH also featured in the theme.
"The visitor frequency at our trade show stand was higher than ever before, with extremely specific discussions at a very high level. New project proposals were generated on the spot, and a large number of follow-up actions were agreed upon", explains Dr. Stephan Schnell, Managing Director of K.D. Feddersen GmbH & Co. KG. "The K-2013 was thus a complete success for us!"
Probably see another 100K today as well.... Hopefully there is at least 1 Institution strong enough to keep this above the buck... FMR just double down already !!
I did not understand what was so special about adding color ... because if you want to sell 3D printing you need to sell colors and so you need Master Batches
My note... This PHA is from Tianan (not Tianjan) not related to MBLX
But the point is that PLA is the best material for 3D printing and PLA + PHA is the best PLA for printing
This product easily supports 4-5 dollar per pound
Colorfabb’s ‘Soft Touch PLA’.
Posted on April 24, 2013 by Kristof Deruyttere
At Ultimaker we want to make brilliant 3D printers but also push 3D printing to the heights it deserves. This is why we were thrilled that Colorfabb sent our regular guest blogger and community member, Kristof Deruyttere, some test filament for him to try out. But for this post, let Kristof introduce Colorfabb and what makes them so exciting. -Alexander Baloche
Colorfabb, a new company in the Netherlands which is a brand of Helian polymers, it aims to provide high-quality PLA filament (+/-0,05mm) in an amazing range of colors and continuous to develop more. At the moment they have about 20 different colors all at ø2,85mm, so no problems for the bowden tube. It is also good to know, that all filaments are being tested on 3 Ultimakers, so you can rest assured that it will work on your Ultimaker.
The + points are:
- 100% natural origin;
- Extra Tough;
- 100% biodegradable & renewable material content;
- High tolerance PLA for High quality prints.
So what is PHA?
Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHAs are polyesters that are made in nature by bacterial fermentation of sugars. It’s a special kind of PLA which is more resilient than regular PLA. Mix PHA with regular PLA and you get ‘Soft-Touch PLA’.
Colorfabb’s ‘Soft touch PLA’:
PLA is naturally brittle, which is not an ideal property due to the possibility of breakage.
To prevent this, Colorfabb’s compound of PLA & PHA makes the filament a bit softer and gives it a little more of a stretch. The printing stays the same, but the filament won’t brake that easily and it has a brighter plastic shine. Another effect is that it copes much much better with retraction even at high speed!
1.1 mm shares on a Tweet !!!
I can only imagine the effect of real news
Also if MBLX is not yet working on a 3D printing angle I suggest over the next 4 days they take the time to figure it out.
Short day on Friday
Enjoy the Turkey
Wow .... Hope not another P&D
Cereplast has no money and no science so they are not alike at all… MBLX's problem is that they have too much science,, They need to scale back reduce expenses and focus,
Here is a machine that takes home plastics and recylces them into filament for 3d printers.. MBLX now sells to the 3D market PHA plastecizers at retail markup to add to the mix and now the recycled plastic filament returns back to its original strength,,,
Of course you then need an extruder to mix the materials but at home usage this would not be that exoebsive to add
OSS ON JANUARY 20, 2013 AT 9:06 AM
The Filabot. Photo by Whitney Trudo.
Over the last year or two 3D printing has enjoyed a boom of sorts, as the technology has decreased to a size and price that’s at least somewhat feasible for the average consumer or hobbyist. At the same time the cost of plastic filament — the raw material 3D printers heat and then deposit to fabricate objects — has kept use of the technology beyond the reach of most individuals.
But now there’s a new desktop system that not only has the potential to solve the cost-of-filament problem, but to also make 3D printing an ally in efforts to cut down on the average household’s plastic waste.
The Filabot was developed by an American college student, Tyler McNaney, who raised raised over three times his initial $10,000 goal with a Kickstarter campaign to get the project off the ground. Aficionados were paying $350 for the first-run version fo the device, which can transform most forms of household plastic waste into filament, as well as recycle failed 3D printing projects for another go-round. Treehugger has the details:
The Filabot can turn most types of plastic into filament, including HDPE, LDPE, PET, ABS, PLA and NYLON-101. That means the machine can turn most plastic waste you might have around your house into a building material. Things like milk jugs, soda or water bottles, trays, plastic wraps, water pipes, luggage, packaging, biodegradable plastics and even Legos can become something new.
This also means that 3D printed projects gone wrong can also be fed into the Filabot to be made again, giving more room for trial and error w
DOUBT IT ... but I guess he was smart enough to google the boards for 3d printing and pick up on the possible connection ,,,, then buy in and pump... hopefully he is out and we dont crash tomorrow....
Still even with out knowing -- The price sitting at pre-earnings price and pre conference price and seeing action as has not been seen in years must mean something ---
Nov 13, 2013 0.85 0.91 0.85 0.88 70,100 0.88
Nov 12, 2013 0.91 0.94 0.85 0.87 150,300 0.87
Nov 11, 2013 0.97 0.98 0.87 0.94 351,600 0.94
Nov 8, 2013 1.00 1.00 0.93 1.00 157,100 1.00
Nov 7, 2013 1.06 1.09 0.96 1.00 87,900 1.00
Nov 6, 2013 1.07 1.11 1.01 1.03 113,800 1.03
Nov 5, 2013 1.05 1.12 1.05 1.05 72,300 1.05
Nov 4, 2013 1.05 1.11 1.05 1.08 128,600 1.08
Nov 1, 2013 1.15 1.15 1.05 1.07 90,000 1.07
Oct 31, 2013 1.14 1.15 1.10 1.10 74,600 1.10
cant say that I am surprised this happenned .... still a lot left in the day to see whether the big buyer comes in again for some more
Short volume on NASD around 7000 out of 92000 shares compared to friday's 17500 short out of 57000 trades ( check SHO daily shorts )
so perhaps shorts are starting to cover in earnest,
Also many 10 and 20k blocks today so perhaps buyers are coming in...