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Durable, lightweight and affordable plastics have helped revolutionize the electrical and electronics products we rely on every day. Plastics have been the building blocks and stepping stones of Electrical & Electronics industry. Engineering plastics and high performance polymers progressively play a critical role in the production of electric & electronic (E/E) components.

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Jul 27, 2016 | Article

New Approach to Fabricate Low Cost Plastic PV Panels

By Doug Ruby

There has been a significant growth in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry in recent years. Key players in this industry across the globe are constantly making efforts to make the PV panels...

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Apr 4, 2016 | Article

Thermoplastic Composites Trends: Interview with A. Schulman (JEC 2016)

By SpecialChem

Thermoplastic composites address needs in a multitude of key markets such as automotive, aerospace, oil & gas, and electrical. We caught up with Frank Roederer, Senior Vice President and General...

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Mar 15, 2016 | Article

3D Printing True Electronic Parts with Todays Technology

By Pamela J. Waterman

If you think 3D printing can only produce parts with structural functions, think again.  Most engineers and consumers assume 3D printing could only build a physical part from layers of plastic...

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Oct 30, 2015 | Article

Hybrid Electric Vehicles, Driving the Future of Automotive

By Alan Dubin

The major energy sources used for internal combustion engines, since their inception in the late 19th century, have been gasoline and diesel fuel, with occasional use of electricity depending on the...

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Sep 16, 2015 | Article

Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) - Global Overview, Production and Applications

Wood Plastic Composites or WPCs - the combination of wood and plastic - are gaining popularity as a safe, environmentally sustainable and long-lasting material for use in outdoor decks, fences...

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Jun 13, 2016 | Article

Lithium-ion Batteries: Higher Operating Temperatures Possible

By Prof. Ajayan Research Group, Rice University

The evolution of energy storage devices has enabled the widespread use of electronics in many applications requiring remote power sources. Lithium-ion (Li-ion batteries) alone represent a 20...

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Mar 18, 2016 | Article

Hot Plastics for Cool LED: 18 Unmissable Polymer Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

The use of Plastics in LED offers several benefits like Cost savings, Design flexibility, Weight reduction, Part consolidation and Greener manufacturing. Few important figures related to the LED...

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Mar 4, 2016 | Article

2 Polymer Alternatives to PV Panels Encapsulants

By Doug Ruby

In the past few years, a serious failure mode in the performance of photo voltaic (PV) panels has been observed in many fielded systems. A slow but significant decrease in conversion efficiency was...

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Aug 28, 2015 | Article

Photovoltaic Plastics Innovations and Opportunities Thriving

Exploring the new and emerging plastics materials, processing and applications in this major renewable energy segment is the focus of the SpecialChem, 7th edition, online course Polymers in...

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May 5, 2015 | Article

Innovative Electrical and Electronic Breakthrough Technologies

By Don Rosato

The E&E market ranks as the 3rd largest plastics end use market, only exceeded in volume size by packaging and building and construction, yet the E&E sector uniquely crosses over all of the twenty...

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