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Durable, lightweight and affordable plastics have helped revolutionize the electrical and electronics products we rely on every day. Plastics have been the building blocks and stepping stones of Electrical & Electronics industry. Engineering plastics and high performance polymers progressively play a critical role in the production of electric & electronic (E/E) components.

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Apr 15, 2007 | Article

Consumer, Government, Automaker Driven Car Safety Devices

Plastics are the material of choice in a number of developments in automotive safety to help protect passengers. A convergence of influence from three sectors, consumers seeking safer vehicles...

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Apr 15, 2007 | Article

Plastics in Electronics’ Expansive New Frontier

A futuristic automotive electronics 'green' thrust is the Ford Motor Company's Piquette Project, a new well-guarded product development 'think tank' project that seeks to create recyclable, E/E...

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Apr 3, 2007 | Article

Plastic connectors for hybrid vehicles

A collaborative project between the Japanese materials producer Idemitsu Kosan and the Japanese automaker Toyota has allowed to develop innovative connectors for hybrid vehicles, the cars that...

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Mar 26, 2007 | Article

New front panel made from flame-retardant ABS/PC blend

A collaborative research project between the German instrument manufacturer BBT Thermotechnik, a Bosch subsidiary, and the German materials producer Bayer MaterialScience, has allowed to design a...

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Mar 1, 2007 | Industry News

Mitsui Chemicals to Open Liaison Office in India

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. opened a liaison office in New Delhi, India. This office will support the market development of its Elastomers business, as well as conduct market research, market development...

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Apr 15, 2007 | Article

Plastics Electronics Materials Set to Emerge

Plastics are indispensable in electrical and electronic applications. They are extraordinarily versatile and offer numerous possibilities besides insulation...

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Apr 4, 2007 | Article

New LCP grades

The Japanese materials and chemical producer Sumitomo Chemicals has developed a new range of liquid crystal polymer (LCP) grades under the trade name Sumikasuper® LCP. These new materials have a...

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Mar 28, 2007 | Article

PS grades for TV enclosures

In order to meet the demand of TV and monitors manufacturers, the chemicals and materials producer Total Petrochemicals has launched new halogen-free flame polystyrene-based retardant compounds...

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Mar 21, 2007 | Article

TPE housing for compact language translators used by US soldiers

The US military are equipped with a new “weapon” i.e. a compact language translator that can translate immediately English sentences pronounced by a soldier in any pre-programmed language such as...

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Feb 27, 2007 | Industry News

Miniature Auto-focus Lens and Satellite Propellant win 2006 DuPont Plunkett Awards for Innovation with Teflon®

Varioptic has won first prize in the Europe, Middle East and Africa section of the DuPont Plunkett Awards 2006 for innovation in fluoropolymers. The French company's innovative "Arctic Liquid...

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