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Cost Efficiency
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 20, 2017 | Industry News

Tekni-Films’ Copolyester Series: A PETG Alternative for Medical Tray Packaging

The latest in rigid packaging materials for medical device applications will be featured by Tekni-Films at HealthPack 2017. Highlight will be copolyester film series - a cost effective alternative...

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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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Feb 1, 2017 | Industry News

Metal-replacing PEEK Composite Subsea Pipes: Victrex/Magma Strategic Partnership

Following the joint development of cost-effective Magma carbon composite m-pipe® utilizing VICTREX™ PEEK, Victrex recently invested in a minority interest in Magma to further facilitate the adoption...

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Jan 30, 2017 | Industry News

AIMPLAS to Develop Cost-efficient CO2 Capturing Process Using New Nanomaterials

AIMPLAS-coordinated European project GRAMOFON aims to develop an innovative CO2 capturing process on new nanomaterials and microwave energy allowing to combat climate change at a lower cost...

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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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Feb 15, 2017 | Industry News

Promising ORNL Research to Cut in Half Energy Loss through Walls

Significant energy savings could be realized by the Department of Defense with the deployment of a low-cost vacuum insulation panel developed with help from researchers at Oak Ridge National...

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Feb 6, 2017 | Industry News

Corrosion-resistant Ashland’s Vinyl Ester Used in Air Force Communications Tower

Corrosion is currently the major cost driver in the maintenance of communication towers throughout the Air Force inventory. CSSI has fabricated award winning communications tower from Ashland’s...

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Jan 31, 2017 | Product News

Axion’s New 100% Recycled ABS Offers Both Cost & Carbon Savings in Auto and B&C

Axion Polymers has recently launched a new range of strong and durable 100% recycled ABS grades suitable for a range of injection molding applications – particularly in the construction and...

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Jan 25, 2017 | Industry News

Cost-effective Mass-production of Complex Molded Composites Parts: New Technology

Evonik has developed new technology for mass-production of complex molded composite parts for automotive industry at reasonable price. These parts are around 75% lighter than traditional steel...

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Jan 9, 2017 | Industry News

Georgia Tech & Delta Air Lines Work Together for Repairing Composite Aircraft Parts

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines Inc. has recently announced plans to purchase scores of new airplanes from Airbus and Bombardier. The airline is partnering with Georgia Tech to cost-effectively repair...

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