The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers
A SpecialChem Client is offering an analytical method to speed up time-to-market of advanced bio-formulation; by experimentally determining the Hansen Solubility Parameters.
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a biodegradable lubricant which inhibits corrosion, displaces moisture, while maintaining lubricant performance. The solution will be packaged in po...
A SpecialChem Client is looking for an additive to polyvinyl alcohol to enhance surface wettability and uniform spreading on a polypropylene substrate
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The solution must be safe for use by kids, and will be packaged in a portable format.
A SpecialChem client is looking for a technology allowing a reversible identification of a transparent plastic substrate when packaged or in use.
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High Heat Materials
Sep 17, 2014 |
By Mark DeMeuse
Thermal management has always been a major concern in the design of high frequency, high power electronic devices. For example, historically, in many power amplifier designs, the vast majority of the power that needs to be dissipated is from the high power field effect transistors, or FET's, themselves. In these cases, the high power dissipation ...
Jul 8, 2014 |
By Thibaud Deleger
From the elastomeric materials, side significant changes occurred in these past years, with many more options offered to product designers and engineers. Vulcanized rubbers were the first to be developed, and therefore have a long history in multiple uses. Flexible PVC entered the game, and thanks to their cost competitive pricing and almost infini...
May 2, 2014 |
Nowadays low gloss Polyacetal (POM) materials are required for automotive interior parts. In this study, new low gloss POM was developed. Original organic particles having effective interaction with POM, was developed as the matting agent. Consequently, excellent low gloss appearance with a good balance of mechanical properties is obtained. In addi...
May 1, 2014 |
Paint can have significant effects on the mechanical properties of plastic substrates. The selection of a paint system that is not properly matched to a given plastic substrate can lead to premature failure. While anecdotal accounts are plentiful, quantitative data regarding effects of coating on plastics is scarce. This paper describes the effect ...
Apr 29, 2014 |
Billions of disposable coffee cups are used annually around the world. Most of the cups are molded using expandable polystyrene (EPS). EPS is a very complex material with many structural variables that affect the strength of molded parts. Lab testing and computer FEA analyses of the most common cup designs reveal that cups having a flared rim desig...
Jul 18, 2014 |
World events, Kyoto Protocol goals and soaring energy costs have ignited renewed interest in solar cell energy, and have unleashed dramatic new technology thrusts. Advances in nanotechnology and inherently conductive polymers (ICPs) are making possible the development by Konarka Technologies Inc. of new photovoltaic (PV) cells that promise to make ...
May 5, 2014 |
High-flow polycarbonate (PC) copolymer derived from bisphenol-A (BPA) and a specific bio-sourced monomer derived from castor bean oil for medical applications available in two melt flow ranges is reported. This copolymer belongs to the class of LexanTM HFD resins known for their improved melt flow and ductility balance compared to standard polycarb...
The move towards phthalate-free polymers keeps going on in the Medical Industry, as well as in many other sectors. Started more than a decade ago, it is now a matter of fact "phthalate-free" has become a marketing claim itself and not a technical or customer-specific requirement anymore. Denmark was one of the first countries in the world (not to s...
Apr 30, 2014 |
Plastics have become an integral part of everyday life. It would be difficult to identify a manufacturing process which does not use plastics in one from or another. Even products which appear to be composed exclusively of metals are usually coated, sealed, or adhesively joined using polymeric materials which improve the performance, appearance, an...
Apr 28, 2014 |
Biocomposites incorporating cellulose fibres, a renewable resource, have high modulus and strength and flexibility suitable for structural applications. Solution casting, ultrasonication, and compression moulding methods were used to prepare the specimens. Results show that plasticisers improved the flexibility of the composite and adding fillers f...
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