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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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Jan 26, 2007 | Industry News

Ticona Extends Thermal Capability of its LCP by Adding More Grades for Lead-Free Soldering

Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, has introduced a new grade of Vectra® liquid crystal polymer (LCP) that extends the operating temperature and flowability of its...

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Jan 5, 2007 | Article

Portable Electronic Displays

Displays requiring no power to maintain the image may be best suited for poster type displays and electronic books while in other applications the power consumed may be less important than the speed...

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Jan 4, 2007 | Industry News

Plastic Logic Raises $100 million to Enable the First "take anywhere, read anywhere" Electronic Reader Products

Plastic Logic announced that it will build the first factory to manufacture plastic electronics on a commercial scale. The facility will produce flexible active-matrix display modules for 'take...

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Dec 26, 2006 | Article

New cost effective process to produce MIDs

In collaboration with German Universities and MIDs end-users, the German firm Lüberg-Electronik has designed and developed a new kind of 3D molded interconnect devices (MIDs). The new MID components...

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Dec 18, 2006 | Industry News

PolyOne Develops Halogen-free Flame Retardant PBT Compounds

PolyOne has recently introduced halogen-free alternatives to its Bergadur™ PBT product range. These products respond to an increasing market demand for non-halogen containing polymers due to growing...

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Jan 8, 2007 | Article

Resin Advances in Electronic Devices

Genestar', a new proprietary polyamide resin developed by Kuraray (Japan) is another resin to benefit from the shift to lead-free soldering. This synthetic resin, a polyamide copolymer (PA9T) of...

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Jan 4, 2007 | Article

Global Electronic Device Market Drivers

Two four-letter abbreviations WEEE and RoHS are becoming common vernacular to anyone in the E/E supply chain. They are acronyms for two European Union (EU) environmental directives that directly...

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Dec 29, 2006 | Article

Composite “solder pallets” for printed circuit boards

Fiber reinforced plastics can be used to produce electronic devices in order to obtain increased mechanical properties, durability and cost saving. Solder pallets used for “printed circuit boards”...

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Dec 18, 2006 | Industry News

DuPont™ Nomex® Expansion Plans - To Meet Growing Demand for the Use in Electrical Insulation

DuPont has announced expansion plans, worth more than $100 million, for DuPont™ Nomex® brand fibre that will deliver a step change increase in its worldwide capacity...

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Apr 26, 2006 | Article

Nylon Plays Wider Role in Auto, Electronics and Packaging Sectors

Automotive, electronics and packaging applications are some of the fastest growing markets for engineering plastics. This growth is opening up new outlets for nylon plastics because of their high...

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