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Being light-weight, easy to process and recyclable, plastics prove to be a cost-effective resource. Cost optimization is a high priority in the minds of most of the engineers and designers in the plastics industry.

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Dec 17, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Use Heat-resistant Rubber Material to Reduce Cost of Electronic Heatsinks

NUST MISIS scientists found a way to reduce the cost of industrial and electronics heatsinks production up to 10 times. Consequently, the product itself would also cost less. The proposed methods...

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Nov 25, 2020 | Industry News

New Inexpensive Technique to Develop Self-sensing CNT-nanocomposites

A research team from the Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials have recently published a study focusing on multifunctional materials created through the addition of carbon...

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Nov 12, 2020 | Industry News

Husky Launches PET Preform Molding System for Multiple New Applications

Husky Injection Molding Systems launches its new NexPET™ system – a mid-volume PET preform molding solution purpose-built to help producers introduce multiple new applications into the market more...

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Nov 4, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Recycle Waste Plastic into Graphene Using Cost-effective Method

Rice University scientists employed a process to make efficient use of waste plastic. The lab of Rice chemist James Tour modified a method to make flash graphene to enhance it for recycling plastic...

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Oct 28, 2020 | Industry News

Study Unveils New Infrared-transmitting Polymers for Night-vision Lenses

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba synthesized an infrared-transmitting polymer—based on low-cost, widely available materials—that retains its shape after stretching. The properties of this...

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Oct 6, 2020 | Industry News

Altuglas International Introduces Transparent & Flexible Acrylic Sheet for Glazings

Altuglas International has invented a flexible acrylic sheet, ShieldUp® Flex which gives designers greater freedom to shape 2D pieces and simplifies the manufacturing processes. A major innovation...

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Sep 29, 2020 | Product News

DOMO Adds New Heat-resistant PPS Grade to Replace Sintered Carbon

DOMO Chemicals has expanded its THERMEC™ range of enhanced polymers, with the introduction of a new solution for the replacement of sintered carbon in submersible pump thrust bearings applications...

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Sep 18, 2020 | Article

Growing Role of Polymers and Plastics Used in Renewable Energy Sector

By Pankaj Kumar Tiwari

Explore how the increasing demand for thermoplastic composites in the renewable energy sector (wind & solar energy) helps to reduce the negative impact on the environment and economy...

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Sep 10, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Develop Cost-effective Recycling Technologies for Biocomposites

AIMPLAS coordinates the European ELIOT project with the aim of developing new cost-effective recycling technologies to guarantee the sustainability of aeronautics components. The project started in...

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Sep 1, 2020 | Product News

DOMO Chemicals Launches PEEK-based Product to Replace Expensive PAI

DOMO Chemicals has expanded its THERMEC™ range of enhanced polymers, with the introduction of a cost-efficient product based on polyether ether ketone (PEEK), blended with a solid polymeric...

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