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Plastics & Elastomers
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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Dec 6, 2019 | Industry News

Study Unveils Inexpensive Heat-responsive Hydrogel Ideal for Protective Clothing

Hokkaido University researchers have developed a inexpensive hydrogel that hardens when heated and softens when cooled. This could lead to the fabrication of protective clothing items for traffic...

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Nov 18, 2019 | Industry News

Eastman & NB Coatings to Develop New Solution Using Bioplastic for Automotive

Eastman has announced its collaboration with NB Coatings to create a new solution for interior Class A painted surfaces with Trēva™ engineering bioplastic. Trēva offers a viable option for companies...

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Oct 3, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Composite Using Coffee Waste for Cost-effective 3D Printing

A plastic composite made partly from waste coffee grounds is a tough but environmentally friendly material for 3D printing, according to new Washington State University research...

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Sep 18, 2019 | Industry News

New Nettle Fiber-based Biodegradable Composite for Packaging Applications

A graduate student of NUST MISIS master’s program has developed a new cost effective, biodegradable composite material with nettle fiber as a filler. Using polylactide as the matrix of a nettle...

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Sep 16, 2019 | Industry News

K 2019: Covestro to Present Sustainable & Cost Efficient PU Foam for Building Insulation

At K 2019, Covestro will present sustainable polyurethane (PU) and polyisocyanurate (PIR) rigid foams for building insulation applications for increased efficiency and cost savings. Covestro has...

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Jul 17, 2019 | Industry News

BASF’s High-Performance Engineering Plastics to Support Electromobility

BASF offers a wide range of high-performance plastics to support electromobility and contributes to several sensitive electronic sensor technologies for improving the functionality of the automated...

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Jul 12, 2019 | Industry News

AIMPLAS Participates in FLOTANT Project to Produce Cost-Effective Electricity

AIMPLAS participates in the FLOTANT project, which aims to develop a solution to produce electricity by installing marine wind farms that would reduce on installation and maintenance costs as...

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Jun 12, 2019 | Product News

DuPont Introduces Reinforced & Unreinforced 3D Printing Pellets and Filaments

DuPont announces new additions to the company’s portfolio of 3D printing materials, including six new Zytel® polyamide and Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomer (TPC-ET) pellets and two new...

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Apr 25, 2019 | Industry News

New Cost-effective Approach to Manufacture High Strength Composites for Automotive

Williams Advanced Engineering has published a White Paper to showcase its proprietary, patent-pending innovations in carbon composites and the benefits they offer to the automotive industry and...

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Apr 10, 2019 | Industry News

SABIC Offers Advanced Thermoplastics Foam & Sheets for Aircrafts Modern-day Needs

The Goodyear AERO concept is a two-in-one tire designed for the autonomous, flying cars of the future with featured technologies, such as a non-pneumatic structure and intelligent tire capabilities...

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