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Plastics processing optimization is on high priority in the minds of most of engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. In the last few decades, plastics have become the most dominant engineering material for most products. Parts once thought of as impossible to create using plastic, are now being designed with polymers at a higher rate than ever before. Plastic parts are lighter and afford more design flexibility.

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Nov 16, 2015 | Industry News

EnvisionTEC’s 3D-Bioplotter Used for 3D Printing of Plastic Scaffold for Tympanic Membrane

EnvisionTEC’s 3D-Bioplotter, most versatile bioprinting development system of the scaffold for a tympanic membrane. Lorenzo and his team are currently focused on the 3D printing of the...

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Oct 30, 2015 | Industry News

Polimotor 2 Project Selects Solvay's PAI to Replace Metal in Cam Sprocket

Solvay Specialty Polymers announced that the Polimotor 2 project, led by legendary automotive innovator Matti Holtzberg, selected its Torlon® polyamide-imide to replace conventional metal in the...

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Oct 16, 2015 | Industry News

BRE's SmartBuild 2015 to Feature Design and Cost Benefits of PVC in Construction

BRE and VinylPlus hosted SmartBuild will showcase some of the design and cost benefits of specifying PVC products in construction projects. The event will feature a host of speakers including...

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Oct 9, 2015 | Product News

BASF at Fakuma’15: To Display its PA-based New Design Chair from Vitra

The new design highlights in the world of chairs from Vitra, the Swiss furniture manufacturer, are called Belleville. The new chair creations consist of two separate components: the frame structure...

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Sep 29, 2015 | Industry News

Solvay, Cardolite & SHD Support Bio-based Belgian Solar Car Production

Solvay, Cardolite Corporation and SHD Composite Materials Ltd are supporting the Punch Powertrain Solar Team from the University of Leuven in building the Punch One, a Belgian solar car based on...

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Nov 3, 2015 | Industry News

Greatario Covers Picks DuPont’s Zytel® LCPA Over Polyolefin for Floating Covers

Greatario Covers utilizes DuPont™ Zytel® LCPA long chain polyamide resin for Hexa-Cover® Floating Cover. The unique floating cover system reduces greenhouse gas emissions and water vapor that acts...

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Oct 21, 2015 | Industry News

Victrex’s CFR PEEK Replaces Metal in Airbus Helicopters’ Door Brackets

Airbus Helicopters is replacing aluminum in a fitting in the aircraft door of Airbus A350-900 with a high-modulus, carbon fiber-reinforced high performance polymer. The brackets, now manufactured...

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Oct 14, 2015 | Industry News

Stratasys' 3D Printing Tech. Used to Develop Plastic LED Light Pipes

Stratasys 3D printing tech. used to develop plastic LED light pipes. The VeroClear material has a similar index of refraction to the production plastic materials. Its flat 45-degree bend provides...

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Sep 30, 2015 | Industry News

Covestro Offers PUR Composite System for Robust Vehicle Parts

Covestro develops a new Baydur® matrix system for carbon fiber structural components in cars that has three times the energy absorption potential of comparable resins. It provides an extremely high...

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Sep 22, 2015 | Industry News

Covestro's PU Insulating Material Used in Solar Impulse Receives FSK Innovation Award

Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has received the “Polyurethanes Innovation Award 2015” for highly efficient insulating material Baytherm® Microcell, which insulates the door of the Solar...

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