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This channel provides engineers and designers with innovative ideas to design their plastics part. There is no limit to the types of plastic products we can manufacture. Customized plastic materials can meet both your common and unusual business needs. Creativity is an important part of the plastic industry. 

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Sep 20, 2017 | Industry News

MIT Researchers Device New Method Enabling Self-folding of Printable Structures

Researchers have investigated printable structures that will fold themselves into useful three-dimensional shapes when heated or immersed in water. MIT researchers report a printable structure that...

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Aug 14, 2017 | Industry News

Aliancys’ Styrene-free Resins Result in Compact Shape of Solar Vehicle Nuna9

Recently, Nuon Solar Team presented its new solar vehicle Nuna9. Aliancys is the innovation partner of the Nuon Solar Team. The construction and outer shell of the Nuna9 have been manufactured with...

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Jul 25, 2017 | Industry News

First 3D Printed Soft Artificial Silicone Heart That Beats Like Human Heart

ETH researchers from the Functional Materials Laboratory have developed a silicone heart that beats almost like a human heart via 3d printing. In collaboration with colleagues from the Product...

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Jul 10, 2017 | Industry News

Moth Inspires Researchers to Construct Architectonic Structures Made of Composites

SGL Group delivers 104 kilometers SIGRAFIL® 50k carbon fiber to the Institute for Computational Design and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design at the University of Stuttgart...

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May 29, 2017 | Industry News

German Designer Creates Furniture Using Covestro’s Sustainable PC & PUR

Thomas Schnur has created a one of a kind piece, named “The Factory of Ideas” using a range of innovative and sustainable materials to showcase Covestro’s product portfolio – much of which is used...

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Aug 30, 2017 | Industry News

Chemson Demonstrates 3D Printing of 14Kg Vase Using 3DVinyl™ PVC

Chemson demonstrated a world-first for 3DVinyl™ material by 3D printing a giant flower vase using a pellet-fed 3D-printer designed by Titan Robotics USA. Titan Robotics had joined Chemson at Rapid...

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Aug 9, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Self-healing Polymeric Material That Could Repair Smartphone

Researchers report that they have developed a transparent self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. The material is stretchable...

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Jul 24, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik’s PA 612-based Smooth, Transparent Monofilament Sounds the Chord

Evonik and NTEC have jointly developed a new monofilament using Evonik’s high performance plastic VESTAMID® for instrument strings. The new nylon monofilaments are environmentally stable, durable...

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Jun 30, 2017 | Article

Innovative Plastics & Polymer Additives for Smart Packaging

By Aishwarya Chaudhari

Smart packaging is a packaging system that goes beyond conventional packaging, with functions such as sensing and logging data. The ‘active’ part in the smart packaging system performs the sensing...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

Decomposable Double Bass Made of Carbon Reinforced Plastics

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University and the company mezzo-forte Streichinstrumente, Werther, Germany, have developed together a decomposable double bass made out of carbon...

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