The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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Cost optimization is a high priority in the minds of most of the engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. Plastics are known as one of the most resource and cost efficient materials available to the society. By focusing on key concepts such as Scrap rate reduction, Plastic durability or weatherability, Part weight reduction...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Article

6 Emerging Solar Application Developments

By Donald Rosato

Photovoltaic (PV) technology has vigorously integrated into the standard electric utility grids. The recently seen advances in solar application developments are pointing the way forward in the 21st...

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Mar 18, 2016 | Article

Hot Plastics for Cool LED: 18 Unmissable Polymer Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

The use of Plastics in LED offers several benefits like Cost savings, Design flexibility, Weight reduction, Part consolidation and Greener manufacturing. Few important figures related to the LED...

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Jul 18, 2014 | Article

Energy Generation Devices for Consumer Electronic Appliances

World events, Kyoto Protocol goals and soaring energy costs have ignited renewed interest in solar cell energy, and have unleashed dramatic new technology thrusts. Advances in nanotechnology and...

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Mar 25, 2014 | Article

Toughness and Compatibility Improvement of PLA/Thermoplastic Starch Blends

PLA produced from renewable resources, is one of the most widely used biodegradable polymers. PLA has high tensile strength and high modulus. However, its low impact strength (brittleness) and high...

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Feb 13, 2014 | Article

Manufacturing Polymer Continuous Nano-fibers using a novel Co-extrusion Technique

A novel co-extrusion and two-dimensional multiplication technique was developed for continuous production of nanofibers using melt-processable polymers. This solvent-free and environment-friendly...

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Jan 12, 2017 | Article

Solar Materials - Developments to Watch Going Forward!

By Donald Rosato

Over the past fifteen years, Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) technology has progressed from a small, splintered market to a major source of electricity. After hydroelectric and wind power, solar is the...

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Jan 16, 2015 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting Technologies at the Forefront

By Donald Rosato

Exploring the weight advantages of new engineered thermoplastic and thermoset materials and composites against a backdrop of advanced metal technology is the focus of this article. There is a huge...

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Apr 30, 2014 | Article

Structural Bonding Alternatives for Plastics

Plastics have become an integral part of everyday life. It would be difficult to identify a manufacturing process which does not use plastics in one from or another. Even products which appear to be...

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Mar 4, 2014 | Article

Thermoplastic Composites Keep Up with Success

Thermoplastic Composites keep up with strong market penetration, thanks to lightweight performances when compared to Metal and thanks to reduced manufacturing costs when compared to Thermosets. The...

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Jan 20, 2014 | Article

K2013 Review: Our Selection of Breakthrough Materials and Designs

By Thibaud Deleger

Once again the Kunststoffe International Exhibition, which took place in Düsseldorf, Germany, was an undisputed success for the Plastics & Rubber Industry. With 218,000 trade visitors the famous K...

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