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Jun 30, 2016 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting and What it Means for Plastics

By Alan Dubin

It has been estimated that for every 100 kg weight saved in a car, the CO2 emissions are reduced by 8.5-10 g/km. Under currently pending EU norms, the fleet average to be achieved by all new cars...

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Jun 13, 2016 | Article

Lithium-ion Batteries: Higher Operating Temperatures Possible

By Prof. Ajayan Research Group, Rice University

The evolution of energy storage devices has enabled the widespread use of electronics in many applications requiring remote power sources. Lithium-ion (Li-ion batteries) alone represent a 20...

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Jun 7, 2016 | Article

Self-Reinforced PP: A Rising Star for New-age Cars

By Mark DeMeuse

There has been a rise in interest within the automotive industry for self-reinforced polypropylene (PP). One of the main reasons has been low cost of the raw material, which sets it apart from other...

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May 26, 2016 | Article

10 Key Points for Preparing the K2016

By Martin von Wolfersdorff

Its almost the end of May and we are less than 150 days away from the K2016, the worlds No. 1 trade fair for plastics and rubber. By now you would have set your event strategy and probably are busy...

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Apr 15, 2016 | Article

Defining Moment for Bioplastic Feedstock Developments

By Don Rosato

The recent decline of crude oil prices during 2015 forward has hampered the growth of bioplastics, yet the remarkable technology achievements in biochemical building blocks of the past two decades...

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Jun 22, 2016 | Article

Solutions to High Temperature Polymer Processing Challenges

By Mark DeMeuse

Despite the high prices compared to other engineering polymers, high temperature polymers still stand as one of the fastest growing segments of the plastics industry. These polymers are employed in...

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Jun 10, 2016 | Article

Defend Trade Secrets Act: What You Need to Know?

By Laurence Pearson

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into law on May 11, 2016 after a remarkable display of unity in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The DTSA creates an option for...

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Jun 6, 2016 | Article

Key Highlights from ChinaPlas 2016

By SpecialChem

ChinaPlas 2016- We interviewed Ada Leung, General Manager of Adsale Exhibition Services Ltd., organizer of ChinaPlas. Read and explore what she said about trends and hot topics in the industry...

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May 18, 2016 | Article

Bio-based Solutions of the Future

By Sreeparna Das

Bioeconomy holds great opportunities and solutions to several key environmental, societal and economic challenges. The European bioeconomy is already worth more than a couple of trillion euros. As...

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Apr 14, 2016 | Article

3D Printing Material Trends: Interview with Advanc3D Materials

By SpecialChem

Interview with François MINEC, CEO of Advanc3D Materials. Watch & learn about latest trends in 3D Printing, thermoplastics that can be used and most critical challenges for the industry...

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