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May 3, 2017 | Industry News

New Promising Way to Recycle Carbon Fiber-reinforced Plastics: WSU

A research team from WSU for the first time has developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber reinforced plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods...

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May 3, 2017 | Product News

New Light-weighting Polypropylene Solutions for Electric Vehicles - Borealis/Borouge

Borealis and Borouge has recently announced the launch of several new metal-replacing polypropylene (PP) compounds that proves to be light-weighting solutions for interior, exterior, and...

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May 2, 2017 | Industry News

Borealis / NOVA Chemicals Form JV with Total to Meet Growing PE Demand

Borealis AG and NOVA Chemicals Corporation have signed a preliminary agreement to form a joint venture (JV) with Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc. that will develop and own a new Borstar®...

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May 1, 2017 | Industry News

PVC Recycling Reaches New High, Nearly 600KT Recycled in 2016: VinylPlus

The recycling of PVC has reached a new high with 568,696 tons recycled in 2016 through the framework of VinylPlus, the European PVC industry sustainable development program. The latest results were...

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May 1, 2017 | Industry News

Bus Stand Canopies Made of Covestro’s Plastic Sheets Protect from Mother Nature

EXTECH has designed bus station canopies made from Covestro’s Makrolon® UV polycarbonate sheet. With higher impact resistance when compared to glazing products like glass and acrylic, this is one of...

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May 3, 2017 | Product News

Bio-based Plastics with Improved Resource Efficiency & Compostability: FKuR at interpack

At interpack 2017, FKuR will be presenting numerous newly developed and advanced biopolymer compounds for the resource-efficient production of films as well as for hard and soft packaging. Special...

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May 3, 2017 | Industry News

Polymer Advancements & Processing Technologies: ExxonMobil at CHINAPLAS 2017

ExxonMobil will demonstrate polymer advancements for packaging and automotive through collaborations with leading machine manufacturers and a series of TechTalks at CHINAPLAS. Machine run...

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May 2, 2017 | Industry News

UC Berkeley and BASF Announce Five-year Extension for CARA Collaboration

California Research Alliance (CARA) by BASF established in 2014 marks third anniversary. On this occasion, UC Berkeley and BASF announced a five-year extension of the CARA collaboration at a signing...

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May 1, 2017 | Industry News

ElectriPlast’s Conductive Material Under Final Validation for Auto Optical Electronics

ElectriPlast has recently announced that ElectriPlast's conductive material is in final product validation with an Automotive Tier 1, for use in automotive optical electronics application...

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May 1, 2017 | Industry News

HEXPOL Completes Acquisition of Valley Processing, a U.S. Rubber Compounder

HEXPOL has acquired the business of Valley Processing from Mr. Ted Ballou and his family. Valley Processing broadens HEXPOL’s presence and strengthens its portfolio; particularly in the western and...

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