The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a fully developed biodegradable polymer to replace their current packaging for liquids.
A SpecialChem Client is seeking an industry-scale technology providing a durable mechanical bond between polypropylene and polyester.
A SpecialChem client is seeking a self-reactive cross-linking polymer, safe for use in consumer goods application. The solution should be stable in storage and easy to manipulate -...
A SpecialChem Client is seeking a technology to provide equivalent functionality of vegetable frying oils containing dimethylpolysiloxane (DMPS).
DMPS is currently added to allow t...
A SpecialChem Client is seeking an ultra-thin (less than 10µm), highly transparent, colored coating technology and associated application process which ensures even distribution to...
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Feb 9, 2016
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Exfoliating Agents: Alternatives to Polymer Microbeads
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Protective Coatings Optimization for Industrial Applications
Feb 17, 2016
Creativity with Plastics
Green and bio-plastics
High Heat Materials
Feb 3, 2016 |
By Mark DeMeuse
As you know, using composites materials is a great way to reduce the weight of a car. Yet, the condition to introduce such materials in higher volume commercial model vehicles is the ability to go fast. The entire process requires a short cycle time of less than 5 minutes for the process to be viable for the automotive mass production volumes.
Jan 13, 2016 |
This article is focused on processing issues that are associated with filled systems and how those problems are currently addressed in the plastics industry. The realization that filled systems, particularly ones with high filler loadings, will not behave identically to the unfilled neat polymers has been the primary background for the issues that ...
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...
Jan 27, 2016 |
Over the past 15 years, cars have not become lighter, but are rather some 30% heavier. Plastics are helping to shed weight without compromising the safety and comfort features mainly responsible for the upward weight spiral. However, the biggest challenge is to meet new emissions regulations; the primary driver in vehicle weight reduction, even aft...
Oct 30, 2015 |
By Alan Dubin
The major energy sources used for internal combustion engines, since their inception in the late 19th century, have been gasoline and diesel fuel, with occasional use of electricity depending on the type of vehicle. The gasoline engine is...
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 |
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 ...
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