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The ongoing growth of competitive appliance market drives brand owners, product designers and manufactures to discover innovative ways to satisfy consumer - and differentiate products and brands. Plastics inspire this innovation. By focusing on hot concepts such as plastic design for instance.

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May 21, 2007 | Article

Innovative surface treatment for durable metallic effects

A collaborative research project between the Swiss firm Berlac and the German firm Hartec has allowed to develop an innovative surface treatment system based on the two partners technologies i.e...

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May 21, 2007 | Article

New antimicrobial compounds

The German firm Maurer Kunststofftechnik has introduced new anti-microbial compounds based on polyamide (PA) and polypropylene (PP). The PA compound i.e. Makamid® and the PP compound i.e. Makariell...

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Apr 24, 2007 | Industry News

Bemis Chooses Ixef®Plastic from Solvay Advanced Polymers for Co-injection Molding

Bemis Manufacturing Company, a leading global manufacturer of plastic products, has teamed with Solvay Advanced Polymers and selected its high-performance Ixef®polyarylamide for use in Bemis'...

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Apr 16, 2007 | Article

Water softener made almost entirely from POM

The Belgian firm Delta Water Engineering (DWE) and the American materials producer DuPont have joined forces in order to develop an innovative environmentally-friendly water softening device for...

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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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May 21, 2007 | Industry News

NYCOA Introduces Super Tough Nylon 6,6

NYCOA has launched a new engineered nylon resin solution for cold weather impact applications...

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May 14, 2007 | Article

New halogen-free polyamide grades

The German materials producer BASF has developed two new flame retardant polyamide (PA) grades that have been commercialized under the trade names Ultramid® A3X4G7 and Ultramid® A3UG5. Free of...

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Apr 20, 2007 | Article

Automatic food slicers made from BMC

The American firm Berkel Co. has chosen a bulk molding compound (BMC) supplied by IDI Composites International, also based in the USA, to produce its latest range of automatic food slicers i.e...

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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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Mar 26, 2007 | Article

New front panel made from flame-retardant ABS/PC blend

A collaborative research project between the German instrument manufacturer BBT Thermotechnik, a Bosch subsidiary, and the German materials producer Bayer MaterialScience, has allowed to design a...

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