The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

Sep 17, 2014 | Article

Electronic applications requiring more than Heat Dissipation: How can you fulfill their need?

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...

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Jul 8, 2014 | Article

Why are TPUs getting back into the 'rat-race' of the Sports & Leisure industry?

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...

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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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Jul 18, 2014 | Article

Energy Generation Devices for Consumer Electronic Appliances

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...

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May 5, 2014 | Article

High Flow Polycarbonate Copolymers for Medical Applications

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...

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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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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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