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Mar 4, 2016 | Article

2 Polymer Alternatives to PV Panels Encapsulants

By Doug Ruby

In the past few years, a serious failure mode in the performance of photo voltaic (PV) panels has been observed in many fielded systems. A slow but significant decrease in conversion efficiency was...

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Thanks to a PISEO (French lighting innovation platform and testing laboratory) study, modeling the impact of our diffuse material on a luminaire architecture we can show how to save costs just by...

Tech Paper

Ketoprix™ aliphatic polyketons are novel, engineering thermoplastic resins that provide superior toughness, strength, resilience and chemical resistance. Ketoprix™ polymers exhibit very high...

Feb 5, 2016 | Article

Automotive Weight Saving: Current Strategies & Future Trends

By Mayur Mhapankar

Increasing pollution from the transportation sector has led to strict regulations on automobile manufacturers to curb harmful emissions. With stringent regulations and heavy penalties to contend...

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Jan 27, 2016 | Article

How to Meet Automotive Light-weighting Goals?

By Don Rosato

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...

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Mar 4, 2016 | Article

Medical: 5 Inspiring Metal Replacement Cases

By Don Rosato

Plastics are highly successful in replacing metal in medical applications. They offer improved performance in tandem with lower systems cost. The global medical plastics market will reach a value...

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Following the increasing demand for innovative LED lighting solutions, Altuglas® has used extensive experience in lighting & acrylic materials to develop and launch a complete portfolio of...

White Paper

KETOPRIX™ aliphatic polyketones are a new class of revolutionary engineering thermoplastics that have a perfectly alternating backbone structure of carbon monoxide and alpha-olefins such as...

Feb 3, 2016 | Article

High Speed Manufacturing of Automotive Composite Parts

By Mark DeMeuse

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...

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Jan 13, 2016 | Article

Filled Plastics: Key Processing Challenges & Industry Solutions

By Mark DeMeuse

To fulfill more and more demanding application requirements, filled plastics producers are under constant pressure to raise the level of mechanical performance such as the modulus and heat...

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High Temperature Plastics: How to Well Control Melt Temperature

Well measure & adjust the melt temperature of your high temperature plastics (PA, PPA, PPS...)

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