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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.

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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Nov 1, 2007 | Article

Innovations in Processes and Materials Open a New Realm

When considering coating plastics, the first obvious question pops up. Why bother? By simply using pigmented resin one gets a molded-in color that can't scratch off and one that also eliminates the...

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Oct 22, 2007 | Article

'Glanceable' Electronic Appliances Come of Age

Ambient Devices, an MIT offshoot, is a pioneer and leader in delivering useful/timely online information through glanceable devices supported by the company's low-cost wireless bit-trickling...

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Sep 1, 2007 | Article

Satellite TV Appliance for the Car

For automotive consumers wanting the convenience of satellite TV in the car, Delphi Corporation has developed a flat satellite antenna that can receive more than 100 channels while the car is in...

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Jul 12, 2007 | Article

Miniaturized Fuel Cells Power Portable Electronic Appliances

Trends in portable electronic appliances require longer lasting power, more energy than current technologies might be able to provide. MTI MicroFuel Cells Inc. is developing miniaturized fuel cells...

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Apr 15, 2007 | Article

Japan’s Mandated Design for Recycle Appliances

Japan’s legislation making home appliance recycling mandatory with manufacturers charging consumers for collecting old appliances, is transforming appliance material selection and design...

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Apr 2, 2007 | Article

Joining: The Heat Is On

As the use of plastic parts increases in various segments of the appliance and electronics industries, specifying the optimal method for joining molded plastic parts has become more challenging and...

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Mar 15, 2007 | Article

Insulation: Agent of Change

As everyone knows, the Montreal Protocol created a sea change in a number of industries, including air-conditioning, refrigeration, and foam insulation, as manufacturers in those segments had to...

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Jan 2, 2007 | Article

Global Appliance Applications Review

A continued strong new-home market and an equally strong remodeling market is keeping the demand for major and small appliances steady, with nearly all categories of large appliances expected to...

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Nov 17, 2004 | Article

Household Appliance Market likes Polymers

The household appliances have accepted plastics early and plastics have opened the door to fast growing of new and traditional household appliances. To-day, plastics can technically and economically...

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A SpecialChem Client is seeking solutions (material, process, technology or partner) that significantly reduce the skin friction of a personal care device (friction coefficient between device and...

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