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Apr 20, 2015 | Industry News

WSU Researchers Devise New Method to Create PUR from Plant Oils

Researchers have developed new way to use plant oils like olive & linseed oil to create polyurethane, a plastic material used in everything from foam insulation panels to tires, hoses & sealants. PUR is extremely tough & corrosion- & wear-resistant.

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Apr 20, 2015 | Industry News

Bio-fiber Reinforced Panels Incorporated Nova Modular Electric Car Launched at Motor Show

The world's first modular car is being unveiled at a major motor show, with AkzoNobel having made an important contribution to its development. The Nova high performance electronic vehicle is built by 26 students at Eindhoven Univ. of Technology.

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Apr 20, 2015 | Product News

Amcor Earns Golden A’ Design Award for Redesigning of PET-based PROfit Sports Drink Brand

Amcor Rigid Plastics has been awarded a 2014 Golden A’ Design Award from the A’ Design Award & Competition. Amcor captured the packaging design award for its innovative redesign of the PET-based PROfit Sports Drink container from Ecuador’s Toni.

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Apr 20, 2015 | Industry News

Kuraray Completes Acquisition of Plantic; Expands into Bio-based Barrier Materials

Kuraray announces completion of the acquisition of all of the shares in Plantic Technologies Limited, which is engaged in the bio-based barrier film business. Kuraray expands into bio-based barrier materials through the acquisition of Plantic.

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Apr 17, 2015 | Industry News

MHG at NPE2015: Showcased Advanced Patented Biopolymers; Received Astounding Response

MHG received an astounding level of positive response during the NPE 2015 conference in Orlando, Florida. At the event, MHG showcased a new generation of patented biopolymers, as well as other services the company offers to business partners.

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Apr 20, 2015 | Industry News

Lenorplastics Zug AG to Market Evonik’s PMMA Molding Compound Portfolio in Switzerland

Lenorplastics Zug AG will be marketing Evonik’s entire portfolio of PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® molding compounds in Switzerland. A private enterprise, this Swiss company has been successfully engaged in the plastics market for more than 30 years.

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Apr 20, 2015 | Industry News

Coperion at Chinaplas: To Launch CTE PLUS Twin Screw Extruders Equipped with New Gearboxes

With the CTE 50 PLUS Coperion Nanjing, China, will launch its new CTE PLUS twin screw extruder series at Chinaplas 2015 (Guangzhou / PR China, May 20-23, 2015). The CTE PLUS is equipped with a new gearbox engineered by Coperion Stuttgart, Germany.

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Apr 20, 2015 | Industry News

VF Corp. to Develop & Commercialize FibeRio’s Nanofiber Technology-based Apparel Fabrics

FibeRio announced a strategic partnership with VF Corp. to develop & commercialize next-generation, performance apparel fabrics leveraging FibeRio’s proprietary nanotechnology. The partnership centers on FibeRio’s Forcespinning® technology platform.

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Apr 17, 2015 | Industry News

Dyna-Purge’s Lava-Shield™ Protective Purge Guard Improves Plant Safety of Injection Molder

Lava-Shield™ is a revolutionary new device designed to capture molten plastic purges and create a safer environment for personnel and equipment in plastics processing operations. Lava-Shield™ was created by the Dyna-Purge® Division of Shuman Plastics.

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Apr 17, 2015 | Product News

BASF Expands Range of Basotect®, a Melamine Resin Foam, to Optimize Room Acoustics

BASF is expanding its range of melamine resin foam Basotect® with a version developed for use in visible applications. The new Basotect® B is white and meets the highest demands when it is used as a sound absorber for optimizing acoustics of rooms.

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