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Cost Efficiency
Cost optimization is a high priority in the minds of most of the engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. Plastics are known as one of the most resource and cost efficient materials available to the society. By focusing on key concepts such as Scrap rate reduction, Plastic durability or weatherability, Part weight reduction...

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Feb 27, 2017 | Industry News

Armacell Expands Route in Chinese Composite Industry with New PET Foam Line

Armacell has announced that it will invest in a new cost-effective PET foam production line in China. With the ongoing growth in China’s demand for lightweight composite solutions, Armacell sees...

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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro’s Frit Polycarbonate Sheet Replaces Glass in Heavy Equipment Glazing

With Covestro’s clear Makrolon® FP and Loctite® elastomeric adhesives, the construction equipment industry has a new economical option for heavy equipment cab safety glazing that allows for enhanced...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Industry News

Promising ORNL Research to Cut in Half Energy Loss through Walls

Significant energy savings could be realized by the Department of Defense with the deployment of a low-cost vacuum insulation panel developed with help from researchers at Oak Ridge National...

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Feb 6, 2017 | Industry News

Corrosion-resistant Ashland’s Vinyl Ester Used in Air Force Communications Tower

Corrosion is currently the major cost driver in the maintenance of communication towers throughout the Air Force inventory. CSSI has fabricated award winning communications tower from Ashland’s...

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Jan 31, 2017 | Product News

Axion’s New 100% Recycled ABS Offers Both Cost & Carbon Savings in Auto and B&C

Axion Polymers has recently launched a new range of strong and durable 100% recycled ABS grades suitable for a range of injection molding applications – particularly in the construction and...

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Feb 23, 2017 | Industry News

Polymer Nanocomposites Film Could Bring Down Long-term Cost of Solar Panels

Clay-based nanocomposite films developed at Texas A&M with Polymer Nanocomposites Lab could be used as anti-corrosive layers within the solar cells to improve durability/lifetime and hence bring...

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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

Tekni-Films’ Copolyester Series: A PETG Alternative for Medical Tray Packaging

The latest in rigid packaging materials for medical device applications will be featured by Tekni-Films at HealthPack 2017. Highlight will be copolyester film series - a cost effective alternative...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Article

6 Emerging Solar Application Developments

By Don Rosato

Photovoltaic (PV) technology has vigorously integrated into the standard electric utility grids. The recently seen advances in solar application developments are pointing the way forward in the 21st...

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Feb 1, 2017 | Industry News

Metal-replacing PEEK Composite Subsea Pipes: Victrex/Magma Strategic Partnership

Following the joint development of cost-effective Magma carbon composite m-pipe® utilizing VICTREX™ PEEK, Victrex recently invested in a minority interest in Magma to further facilitate the adoption...

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Jan 30, 2017 | Industry News

AIMPLAS to Develop Cost-efficient CO2 Capturing Process Using New Nanomaterials

AIMPLAS-coordinated European project GRAMOFON aims to develop an innovative CO2 capturing process on new nanomaterials and microwave energy allowing to combat climate change at a lower cost...

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