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Plastics & Elastomers


Plastics have taken-over other material in almost all industries, the appliance industry is positively impacted with this shift too. May it be appliances used in kitchen, home, office or E&E, plastic parts or outer covering is present in them. Major industry players are now launching appliances with reduced weight and increased aesthetics.

Hence, to bring to you the recent advances related to presence of plastics or polymers in appliances or their parts, this channel features updates from around the industry. Subscribe for free and receive weekly digest directly in your inbox.

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Feb 1, 2014 | Article

Automotive Interiors Voted as Market Requiring Highest Scratch Resistance Performance

As highlighted by the recent Click'N Vote of Omnexus, Automotive is voted as the market that requires highest scratch resistance performance. What comes first to mind, and this is confirmed by major...

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Nov 29, 2013 | Article

K2013 Review: Polymers Offer More Sustainable Solutions

By Thibaud Deleger

The famous world's first Plastics & Rubber Kunststoffe Trade Fair took place in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 16 - 23, 2013. And once again the K Exhibition was a true success. Among the event...

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Jun 10, 2013 | Article

Two-shot Molding with TPE Enables Innovative Design, Novel Features

By Donald McNally

Although it's been a half-century of the standard way of writing words on paper, there are still people who like to use fountain pens. Some modern manufacturers now market the fountain pen as a...

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Jun 28, 2011 | Article

Market Leading Appliance to Industrial Design Guidelines/Tools

By Donald Rosato

There are approximately 50 major players in the $120 billion global home appliance industry. The top seven Whirlpool, Electrolux, Haier, BSH Bosch & Siemens Hausgeraete, Panasonic, LG Electronics...

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May 24, 2011 | Article

LEED Leading Green Revolution of the 21st Century in USA

The 21st century will be an intriguing and eventful period as several frontiers of technology will encounter a paradigm shift from the current technologies that exist today. The key drivers for this...

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Sep 20, 2010 | Article

Polypropylene: A Chameleon that Competes with Engineering Plastics & Many Other Materials

According to the used polymerization or mixing process and formulation, polypropylenes can be hard or soft, opaque or transparent, light or heavy, insulating or conductive, neat or reinforced with...

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Dec 7, 2009 | Article

Photovoltaics Market: Latest Overview

The solar power market has been growing rapidly in the past decade as a result of widespread awareness about the limited nature of petroleum-based resources, their negative impact on the environment...

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Nov 2, 2009 | Article

Carbon Nanotubes Help to Fight Fire

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are often seen as a wonder material of the future, whose main applications will be space elevators, drug delivery systems and nano-electronics. CNTs and other 'nanoparticles'...

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Sep 21, 2009 | Article

What’s New in Metal to Plastic Industrial Appliance Trends

While airlines have been relentlessly removing nonessential aircraft weight to save on fuel or increase passenger payload, the all-aluminum metal appliance catering trolleys used to carry meals...

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Mar 31, 2009 | Article

What's New in Appliance Concept Designs?

At the International Home & Housewares Show (IHHS) in Chicago appliance concept designs emphasizing mobility, convenience, time, materials, personalization, entertaining, technology, and...

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