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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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Mar 2, 2017 | Article

Self-Reinforced Polyolefin: Material of the Future

By Mark DeMeuse

Self-reinforced plastics (SRPs) are a much talked about materials in plastics industry these days. Few key attributes noted for these SRPs include high strength, same level of recyclability and...

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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 8, 2013 | Article

UPM ForMi® Interview at JEC 2013: Director Stefan Fors Talks about Thermoplastic-based Biocomposites

During the JEC Show in Paris, which took place on March 12 – 14, 2013, SpecialChem not only met with thermoset resin suppliers and processors, we also identified many companies supplying or...

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Nov 1, 2012 | Article

LED Fuels Opportunities for Polymers

LED technology is known to revolutionize the lighting industry. Thanks to its dramatic power saving system compared to the old incandescent lighting system LED addresses exactly what our society is...

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Feb 13, 2012 | Article

More Durable Bioplastic Application Developments Emerging

By Donald Rosato

Public concern about the environment, climate change and limited fossil fuel resources are important drivers for governments, companies and researchers to find alternatives to petroleum-based...

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Nov 2, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: Futuristic Automotive Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

When you have an event as big as the K 2016, there is a lot to cover. 3,285 exhibitors spread over 17 halls made it a force to reckon with! This year we saw a lot of focus on energy, material and...

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Sep 16, 2015 | Article

Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) - Global Overview, Production and Applications

Wood Plastic Composites or WPCs - the combination of wood and plastic - are gaining popularity as a safe, environmentally sustainable and long-lasting material for use in outdoor decks, fences...

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May 7, 2013 | Article

PMMA: A Much More Flexible Material than Usually Expected

By Thibaud Deleger

When we think of transparent polymers, few main polymers come to mind for being used in transparent plastics. Polycarbonate (PC), Polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA), and Polystyrene are probably those...

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Aug 8, 2012 | Article

Plastics Use Advances in China’s Automotive Market

By Donald Rosato

The 26th annual Chinaplas exhibition recently took place in Shanghai. Let's go behind the scenes and take a look at some of the plastics use advances in China's automotive market. The auto industry...

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Jan 19, 2012 | Article

Fully Recyclable Stand up PE Pouches

A new line of fully recyclable stand up pouches, TerraFLEX RP, has been launched by Star Packaging Corporation. Made of 100% Polyethylene (PE), this new line is suitable for use in a variety of...

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