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Sep 22, 2016 | Article

Emerging Bioplastic Material Trends & Technologies

By Don Rosato

Global bioplastics production capacity is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of almost 20% from 2013 to 2020. While this envisaged growth looks good, we cannot neglect...

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Aug 31, 2016 | Article

Oxo-degradation : A Simmering Debate

By Don Rosato

Few plastics additives attract as much controversy within the plastics industry as oxo-degradable products. The war of words within the plastics and bioplastics industry regarding the use of...

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Aug 19, 2016 | Article

6 Big Partnerships Between OEMs & Chemical Co.s in 2016

By Sreeparna Das

Similar to other industries, for the plastics industry too, actions of big brands and OEMs have an impact down the full value chain. Things get highly interesting when they decide to join hands...

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Jul 26, 2016 | Article

Extracting the Most Commercial Value from your Patent Claims

By Laurence Pearson

A fundamental decision in our intellectual property strategy development is whether to file a patent application, or whether to keep the details of an invention a trade secret? A patent gives a...

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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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Sep 9, 2016 | Article

How to Solve Fiber-reinforced Plastics Recycling Issues

By Mark DeMeuse

Fiber-reinforced plastics or FRPs are lightweight, have high specific mechanical properties, are corrosion resistant, have long life cycles, and are easy to manufacture in different shapes. This...

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Aug 26, 2016 | Article

3D Printing Plastic Materials: Development Work Starts Here!

By Don Rosato

3D printing, although in its plastics industry end use product infancy, is a disruptive, technology driven innovation. It will change the face of manufacturing in the coming years, provided...

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Jul 27, 2016 | Article

New Approach to Fabricate Low Cost Plastic PV Panels

By Doug Ruby

There has been a significant growth in the global photovoltaic (PV) industry in recent years. Key players in this industry across the globe are constantly making efforts to make the PV panels...

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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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