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Plastics have been an integral part of the electrical and electronics industry. Engineering plastics and high-performance polymers progressively play a critical role in the production of electric & electronic (E/E) components.

Taking it a notch ahead, plastics and polymers are now used to manufacture highly conductive, temperature resistant, flexible, fire-resistant and cost-efficient electronic components, electric vehicles and devices. Optical devices and medical sensors have gained popularity in recent times which has led to an increased inflow of innovations from around the globe.

Explore recent product advances (new polymers or plastics designed especially for electronics, plastic components for E/E market, 5G electronic components, and biosensors and optical devices based on plastics) and research innovations from electronics industry. Subscribe to this channel and receive monthly digest directly in your mailbox.

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Feb 22, 2024 | Industry News

PCR Plastics in Consumer Electronics Market Size to Reach $34.80 Million by 2032

The global post-consumer recycled plastics in consumer electronics market size is expected to reach USD 34.80 million by 2032, according to a new study by Polaris Market Research. The report gives a...

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Feb 21, 2024 | Product News

SABIC’s PEI Used for Complex Optical Carrier of Blickfeld’s Smart LiDAR Sensor

SABIC announced that its ULTEM™ resin has helped Blickfeld, an innovator in LiDAR technology, develop their recently launched Qb2 device. Blickfeld’s new Qb2 is the first smart LiDAR sensor that can...

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Feb 19, 2024 | Product News

Covestro's Renewable Attributed PC Used for Switches, Plugs and Sockets

For the first time, a Makrolon® RE polycarbonate from Covestro is being used in the manufacture of switches, plugs and multimedia sockets. ABB uses the polycarbonate in its SAGA™ product range. ABB...

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Feb 19, 2024 | Product News

The MCG Group Develops Foaming PBT Resin with Ultra-low Specific Gravity

The Mitsubishi Chemical Group (the MCG Group) has developed the ZR Series of NOVADURAN™ polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin. It is a foaming grade with ultra-low specific gravity, and began...

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Feb 16, 2024 | Industry News

LG Chem Partners with CJ CheilJedang to Commercialize Bio-Nylon

LG Chem advances with CJ CheilJedang on a joint venture plant for bio-nylon (Bio-PA: Polyamide) to penetrate the eco-friendly market. LG Chem announced that on the 14th, it had signed a Heads of...

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Feb 12, 2024 | Product News

Evonik Launches Flame-retardant Photopolymer Resin for Mechanically Durable Parts

Evonik has launched a new photopolymer resin. It is both flame retardant and mechanically durable when cured. Designed for use with DLP (digital light processing) 3D printers, INFINAM® FR 4100L is...

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Feb 8, 2024 | Industry News

ALBIS Distributes Röhm’s PMMA and PMMI in Turkey and North Africa

Distributor of thermoplastics ALBIS has concluded a distribution agreement with Röhm GmbH. Röhm is a global supplier of methacrylate chemistry. The partnership starts on February 1, 2024, and...

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Feb 1, 2024 | Industry News

Arkema Expands its Global Production Capacity for Elastomers by 40%

To support its customers’ strong growth, in particular in the sports and consumer goods markets, Arkema has increased its global manufacturing capacity for Pebax® elastomers by 40% at its Serquigny...

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Jan 31, 2024 | Product News

Evonik Launches Mass Balanced Impact Polymer for Injection Molding

Ideal for a wide range of applications, from protective eyewear to electrical or mechanical housings, the new product has a high transparency of 88% and superior chemical, and crack and break...

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Jan 24, 2024 | Industry News

Wacker to Build New Silicone Production Site in the Czech Republic

Wacker Chemie AG plans to further expand its silicone specialties business and is reorganizing its production operations in Europe. A new production site for silicones is to be built in Karlovy Vary...

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