The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers
A SpecialChem Client is seeking new chemistry, additives, or novel application techniques to avoid the formation of CO2 bubbles when applying moisture-cured polyurethane (PUR) coat...
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a coating with permanent antimicrobial properties and good durability. This technology will be applied on transparent substrates.
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a technology to reduce cell wall permeability of rigid polymeric foams with a backbone of polyurethane (PUR) / polyisocyanurate (PIR).
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a lining material suitable for mechanical bending during the seaming process, resistant to temperature, a range of PH and oily/fatty environments, a...
A SpecialChem Client is seeking to improve or substitute their existing tribochemical polishing process with a new stable manufacturing process which results in a high-quality poli...
Pigment Dispersion & Stabilization in Practice
Oct 13, 2015
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Waxes in Hot Melt Adhesives : Optimal Selection for Better Performance
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Thermoplastics Composites Interface Optimization
Oct 15, 2015
Creativity with Plastics
Green and bio-plastics
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Sep 16, 2015 |
Wood Plastic Composites or WPCs - the combination of wood and plastic - are gaining popularity as a safe, environmentally sustainable and long-lasting material for use in outdoor decks, fences, railing and window frames. Today, WPCs can be found everywhere from National Parks to your neighbor's backyard. WPCs offer a wide range of advantages over a...
May 5, 2015 |
By Don Rosato
The E&E market ranks as the 3rd largest plastics end use market, only exceeded in volume size by packaging and building and construction, yet the E&E sector uniquely crosses over all of the twenty major plastics markets, namely packaging, building and construction, automotive, electrical and electronics, appliance, medical, consumer products, toy, ...
Jan 16, 2015 |
Exploring the weight advantages of new engineered thermoplastic and thermoset materials and composites against a backdrop of advanced metal technology is the focus of this article. There is a huge interest in auto market in exploring new materials. There is a huge interest in the auto market in exploring new materials and processes to deliver light...
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...
Aug 28, 2015 |
Exploring the new and emerging plastics materials, processing and applications in this major renewable energy segment is the focus of the SpecialChem, 7th edition, online course Polymers in Photovoltaics (PV): Innovations & Opportunities.
Jan 30, 2015 |
There are two main types of biopolymers: those that come from living organisms; and, those which need to be polymerized but come from renewable resources. Both types are used in the production of bioplastics. Biopolymers that are present in, or created by, living organisms include carbohydrates and proteins.These can be used in the production of pl...
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...
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