The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

May 1, 2014 | Article

Can PVC survive after concerns on phthalates?

The move towards phthalate-free polymers keeps going on in the Medical Industry, as well as in many other sectors. Started more than a decade ago, it is now a matter of fact "phthalate-free" has...

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Apr 30, 2014 | Article

Structural Bonding Alternatives for Plastics

Plastics have become an integral part of everyday life. It would be difficult to identify a manufacturing process which does not use plastics in one from or another. Even products which appear to be...

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Apr 25, 2014 | Article

Additives to Improve the Properties of PLA

In recent years the search for biodegradable polymers has excelled due to environmental issues. Among the biodegradable polymers from renewable sources, the poly (lactic acid) - PLA is one of the...

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Apr 9, 2014 | Article

Wear Behaviors of Teflon and Glass Fiber Reinforced Polyamide 66 Bearings

In this study, the effect of sliding velocities, bearing pressure and temprature on friction and wear journal bearings made of PA 66, PA 66 + %18PTFE and PA 66+%20 GFR+%25 PTFE composites were...

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Mar 28, 2014 | Article

Improved Fiberglass Reinforced Composites

It has been found that the physical properties of many types of fiberglass reinforced polymer composites may be improved by including core-shell rubber nanoparticles in a resinous binder that is...

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May 1, 2014 | Article

Effects of Painting on the Mechanical Properties of Injection-molded Plastics

Paint can have significant effects on the mechanical properties of plastic substrates. The selection of a paint system that is not properly matched to a given plastic substrate can lead to premature...

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Apr 29, 2014 | Article

Effect of Design on EPS Cup Strength

Billions of disposable coffee cups are used annually around the world. Most of the cups are molded using expandable polystyrene (EPS). EPS is a very complex material with many structural variables...

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Apr 24, 2014 | Article

Reactive Processing of EVA/PA Blends to Make High Performance Automotive Elastomers

Dynamic vulcanization process of ethylene-vinyl acetate rubber (EVM) and ternary polyamide copolymer (tPA) blends in the presence of tetraethyloxysilane (TEOS) was investigated. The morphology...

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Apr 1, 2014 | Article

BPA-challenge to Packaging: A Great Opportunity!

The Packaging Industry faces many challenges like tougher competitive landscape, tight cost control, extended packaged good protection requirements and the race for even more sophisticated...

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Mar 26, 2014 | Article

Preparation of Starch Nanoparticles

Starch nanoparticles offer the ability to prepare starch based polymer nanocomposites. Controllable particles sizes of starch nanoparticles were synthesized via a precipitation in water-in-oil...

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Fire Test: How to Succeed When Going Into New Applications

Instead of giving up when your plastic fails automotive, E&E, mass transport...fire tests, learn how to best select your flame retardants based on required thermal stress & fire parameters.

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