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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 weekly digest directly in your mailbox.

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Mar 2, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Non-blooming TPEs to Boost Aesthetics in Consumer Electronics

Avient Corporation has launched its Versaflex™ CE 3130 series – engineered thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) to overcome the challenge of surface blooms on over-molded consumer electronics and boost...

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Feb 23, 2021 | Product News

BASF Launches Heat-stabilized Polyamide for Hybrid & Electric Powertrains

BASF has expanded its product portfolio of polyamides for the high-temperature range with the development of the heat-stabilized Ultramid® B3PG6 BK23238. The polyamide, reinforced with 30% glass...

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Feb 22, 2021 | Industry News

nVent Unveils Self-regulating Heating Cable Made Using Nanocomposite Technology

nVent Electric (nVent) has unveiled its newest self-regulating heating cable, the nVent RAYCHEM HTV. The new heating cable will be used in critical industrial applications with high exposure or...

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Feb 15, 2021 | Industry News

Ceres & Covestro Partner to Develop Holographic Films for Automotive Displays

Ceres Holographics announces a strategic partnership with Covestro to commercialize Bayfol® HX photopolymer films for transparent automotive display applications. Ceres Holographics uses them to...

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Feb 8, 2021 | Article

Plastics Industry Skills You Want to Nail in 2021 with SpecialChem Online Courses

By SpecialChem

Discover the hottest trends & formulation skills in 2021 & how our courses help you upskill yourselves to develop optimized plastics products – from material selection to testing and compliance with...

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Feb 5, 2021 | Industry News

Shin-Etsu Develops Silicone Thermal Interface Materials for Electric Vehicles

Shin-Etsu Chemical has developed innovative silicone thermal interface materials for applications in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV)...

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Feb 1, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Broke Imaging Resolution Record with Conductive Polymers

Penn State researchers reached 3.6 angstrom scale to study conductive polymers, previous record was at 16. It’s a great step forward to better understand conductive structures. Researchers have...

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Jan 29, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Pre-colored ABS Grade with Metallic Effect for Electronics

Avient Corporation announces the second material in its Artisan™ pre-colored thermoplastic series. The customized ABS formulation with metallic effect was developed to help electronics manufacturers...

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Jan 25, 2021 | Product News

NovationSi Develops CNT-based Rubber for Medical Devices

Novation Solutions has developed PURmix® high consistency rubber (HCR) healthcare compounds that enhance electrical properties of silicone rubber, using patent-pending technologies that incorporate...

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Jan 22, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Tunable & Degradable Biomaterial for Elastic Tissue Implants

Researchers have succeeded in ‘fine tuning’ a new thermoplastic biomaterial to enable both the rate at which it degrades in the body and its mechanical properties to be controlled independently...

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