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Plastics & Elastomers
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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.

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Feb 17, 2009 | Article

Innovative Energy Saving Solar Cell Applications

Konarka Technologies, considered a worldwide leader in a new generation of energy saving photovoltaic plastics applications, develops and manufactures an inexpensive, lightweight, flexible and...

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Jan 28, 2009 | Article

Low-Halogen, High-Flow PPS Available for Eco-Sensitive, Thin-Wall, High-Temperature E/E Devices

Even for a gadget geek like me, it's disconcerting to think about how broadly consumer electronics are proliferating and how quickly they are morphing. I find myself replacing my cell phone / PDA...

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Dec 1, 2008 | Article

Global Laundry Appliance Trends to Design Around

Laundry appliance producers are using energy efficiency, quietness, and improved appearance to boost their brands and models around the world. These trends play very strongly to the long term...

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Sep 25, 2008 | Article

Latest Clarifiers Open New Markets for PP and PE

Newly emerging clarifying agents for polypropylene (PP) and blown-film polyethylene (PE) do more than make these polymers more transparent. They also offer other a host of other improvements...

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Aug 8, 2008 | Article

Rising to the Demand for Lighter and Stronger Composite Materials

The new line will produce the LNP Verton long glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites that are widely used across the burgeoning automotive, telecommunications, and appliance industries in...

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Jul 15, 2008 | Article

Mobile Appliance Antenna Transformation Underway

There is a transformation taking place in the global antenna market. As mobile electronic appliance devices operate at ever increasing speed, they are moving to higher frequencies. Many such devices...

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May 1, 2008 | Article

In-Mold Manufacturing Appliances & Key Related Trends

TRW Advanced Plastics GmbH & Co. KG's patented in-mold assembly (IMA) injection molding procedure, allows the company to produce complex plastic parts with mechanically connected individual moveable...

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Apr 9, 2008 | Article

Just How Feasible is Rapid Manufacturing?

Rapid production, now economically feasible in only a few specialised situations, could soon allow routine direct production of functional plastic parts in small quantities, and on a custom basis...

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Apr 6, 2008 | Article

Plastic Welding: Failures of Plastic Welding Joints

It seems so easy to produce a good plastic weld. But, is it really so, or are there some hidden failures that might occur that nobody is able to recognize? Well, an expert can probably tell a good...

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Dec 3, 2007 | Article

In Mold Decorating Consumer Electronic Appliances

In-mold decorating for plastic injection molding is ideal for parts with complex curves, detail, and multi-color graphics, particularly in consumer electronic appliance parts...

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