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Transparency
Transparent plastics are used primarily when clarity of vision through the material is a concern. Growing market for transparent plastic can be estimated due to increase in the demand for clear grade plastics. Transparent plastics are expected to replace glass in a wider range of applications in the near future because of their superiority in various parameters.

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Mar 24, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman’s Copolyester Provides Clarity & Toughness to Toothbrushes

Matador Toothbrush is counting on Eastman’s Eastar™ GN007 copolyester to be part of its future success as it expands to global markets — especially healthy and growing consumer markets that are...

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Mar 8, 2017 | Industry News

ILLIG at CHINAPLAS 2017: To Show Production of Liquid-tight Containers with Lid

At CHINAPLAS 2017, ILLIG will present for the first time the production of thermoformed liquid-tight containers with lid. The containers are manufactured using transparent PP via automatic pressure...

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Feb 28, 2017 | Industry News

Food Packaging Application Stimulates Polypropylene Random Copolymer Market

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Polypropylene Random Copolymer Market size is poised to exceed USD 9 billion by 2024. Transparent PP random copolymer market is...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Industry News

Patient-friendly Ventilation Systems with Covestro’s Makrolon Polycarbonate

Breathe Technologies Inc. utilizes Covesto’s transparent Makrolon® 2858 polycarbonate resin in its two portable, wearable ventilation systems. Covestro collaborated with Breathe Technologies...

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Feb 9, 2017 | Industry News

Non-breakable Sport Glasses Frame: Enduring Performance by Transparent PA

At MIDO 2017 in Milan Italy, Evonik will demonstrate its new application for the sport glasses’ frame manufactured with transparent TROGAMID® polyamide. This high-performance plastic results long...

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Mar 23, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPSU Offers Cost-effective Metal-replacement Option for Sterile Instruments

Solvay has announced that SciCan has chosen its metal-replacing, transparent Radel® PPSU, having heat deflection temperature of 207°C, to imbue its revolutionary and cheaper reusable SALUS® ...

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Mar 1, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro’s Polycarbonate-based Durable Oxygenators Ensure Safety for Patients

Covestro’s glass-like clear Makrolon® 2458 Polycarbonate has been selected as ideal material for membrane oxygenators. Covestro’s polycarbonate makes oxygenators safe and durable and ensures...

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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 13, 2017 | Industry News

Pre-filled Syringes to Meet Low-volume Needs: Plas-Tech Establishes Equinox Medical

Plas-Tech Engineering Inc. has announced the formation of Equinox Medical LLC, a stand-alone business entity that manufactures glass-like pre-filled syringes from TOPAS COC for leading...

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Feb 6, 2017 | Industry News

Allied Moulded Expands Non-metallic Electrical Polycarbonate Enclosures

Allied Moulded Products has expanded its POLYLINE® AMP Series of polycarbonate enclosures. The POLYLINE AMP Series of injection-molded products made from clear polycarbonate are now being offered in...

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