The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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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Apr 12, 2017 | Industry News

Trinseo’s PC-based Charging Stations Support Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Trinseo has decided to provide transparent polycarbonate-based compounds and blends for vehicle charging stations needed to keep Electric Vehicles charged and ready. These compounds are durable...

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Mar 31, 2017 | Industry News

SABIC’s Innovative Materials Lighten Aircraft Load with Design Freedom

At Aircraft Interiors 2017, SABIC will be showcasing transparent and 3D printing compatible materials that are helping aircraft makers lighten their load and enhance their design capabilities...

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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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Apr 3, 2017 | Industry News

Stratasys’ New Dental 3D Printer Enables Clear Aligner Molds

Stratasys Ltd. has recently unveiled the Stratasys J700 Dental™ 3D Printing solution - the fastest PolyJet-based 3D printer for production of clear aligner molds. The solution addresses increased...

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Mar 29, 2017 | Industry News

Danone/Nestlé Alliance to Accelerate Move to 100% Bio-Based PET Bottles

Danone and Nestlé Waters have joined forces with Origin Materials to form the NaturALL Bottle Alliance. Together, the three partners aim to develop and launch transparent PET plastic bottle made...

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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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