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Nov 24, 2016 | Article

Disruption Dominates 3D Printing: 7 Key Trends to Watch!

By Don Rosato

3D printing parts manufacturing is definitely coming of age in a highly disruptive to traditional manufacturing way. Global expenditures on desktop and...

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Nov 8, 2016 | Article

Engineering Solutions with PA66: Interview with Ascend Performance Materials at K 2016

By Sreeparna Das

  At the K show, we saw a strong focus on automotive solutions. There is a big demand for high end engineering materials for under-the-hood...

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Nov 2, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: Futuristic Automotive Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

When you have an event as big as the K 2016, there is a lot to cover. 3,285 exhibitors spread over 17 halls made it a force to reckon with! This year we saw a lot of focus on energy, material and...

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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 that while...

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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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Nov 16, 2016 | Article

3D Printing Processes to Watch—High Speed Coming!

By Don Rosato

Let’s start by stating that millions of traditional end use plastic parts such as automotive glove box doors, electronic entertainment consoles, or appliance mix master bases are still on the far...

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Nov 4, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: New Materials & Innovations in 3D Printing

By Sreeparna Das

Not to be ignored is the growing role of additive manufacturing i.e. 3D Printing in plastics industry. The strengths this technology has to offer are several, which include:...

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Oct 12, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Preview: 3D Printing Innovations to Watch out for!

By Sreeparna Das

The World’s No. 1 Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber is all set to take center stage! In less than a week, more than 200,000 visitors and 3000 exhibitors will arrive in Dusseldorf. And there’s a lot...

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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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