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Jan 20, 2017 | Article

Impact of China’s Auto Industry Boom on Plastics

By Dr. Kai Pflug

China has become a hub for automotive developments. According to recent stats, about 24.5 million motor vehicles were produced in China, accounting for about 27% of global vehicle production, and...

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Jan 12, 2017 | Article

Solar Materials - Developments to Watch Going Forward!

By Don Rosato

Over the past fifteen years, Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) technology has progressed from a small, splintered market to a major source of electricity. After hydroelectric and wind power, solar is the...

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Brochure

Soft TPU for thermobonding improves the offering currently available in the market with its unique benefits. And partly due to an elastomeric behavior, the processability of this new...

Dec 12, 2016 | Article

Bioplastic Application Developments Driving Forward!

By Don Rosato

In this new bioplastics era microbiologists are directly involved with material scientists in developing new bioplastic building blocks including monomers, additives, blends, alloys, and hybrid...

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Tech Paper

Styrenics are often considered the material of choice for disposable commodity consumer goods thanks to their aesthetic qualities.  However, these good aesthetics do not compensate for the fact that...

Case Study

The market of transportation components and parts is challenged by the growing requirement for high performance and lightweight elements, driven in large part by regulatory, sustainability pressure...

White Paper

Hot melt TPUs are being increasingly used in apparel, textiles, and other garments due to their soft, natural touch, water resistance and superior bonding strength. Lubrizol’s new Pearlbond™ TPU is...

Dec 16, 2016 | Article

2016 Highlights: Plastics Innovations & Trends that Stood Out!

By Sreeparna Das

2016 is almost over… and it’s time to look back at how the year was for the plastics industry. Overall, we saw some key trends emerging such as 3D printing, industry 4.0, automotive...

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Dec 6, 2016 | Article

NVH Reduction in Automotives: Strategies to Use

By Edward Petrie

Government laws and regulations are among the several factors which contribute to the growth of the Global Automotive NVH Materials market. NHV regulations to date have addressed noise from the...

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Tech Paper

A global raw material supplier has developed an innovative ultra-thin protection coatings for electrical and electronic components. This protection coatings provides excellent waterproof and...
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