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Electrical & Electronics

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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Sep 14, 2021 | Product News

Evonik Introduces Fire-resistant PA12 Compound for EV Batteries

Evonik is expanding its portfolio of polyamide 12 compounds for insulating electrical conductors with the product VESTAMID® LX9050 OR. By using halogen-free flame retardants in accordance with IEC...

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Sep 10, 2021 | Industry News

Eastman’s Engineering Bioplastic Finds Use in thinksound’s Over-ear Headphones

thinksound has launched its first over-ear headphones, the ov21, using Eastman Trēva™ engineering bioplastic that contains more than 40% biobased content derived from sustainably harvested trees...

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Sep 9, 2021 | Industry News

Covestro’s Mass-balanced PC Production Site Receives ISCC Plus Certification

Covestro has received ISCC Plus mass balance certification for its site in Shanghai, known as Covestro Integrated Site of Shanghai (CISS). This means the company can now offer its customers in the...

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Sep 8, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Conductive and Elastic Nanomembrane for Skin Electronics

Researchers at the Center for Nanoparticle Research within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) have unveiled a new method to fabricate a composite material in a form of nanomembrane, which comes...

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Sep 7, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Offers Thermoplastic Elastomers for e-mobility Applications

KRAIBURG TPE offers various TPE series compounds in its portfolio to support OEMs and automotive system suppliers in the e-Mobility sector. Its THERMOLAST® compounds allow good flowability, easy...

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Sep 6, 2021 | Industry News

Cicor Uses SABIC’s LCP-based Resins for Miniaturization of Fine-pitch 3D-MIDs

Cicor Group has selected SABIC’s LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds with laser direct structuring (LDS) capability to produce high-end, three-dimensional molded interconnect devices (3D-MIDs). Cicor and...

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Sep 2, 2021 | Industry News

New Process to Boost Recycling Rates of Contaminated Industrial Plastic Waste

The EU-funded NONTOX project is developing a novel recycling process that will increase the recycling rates of contaminated plastics from industrial waste. The focus is on plastics from waste...

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Sep 1, 2021 | Industry News

Epishine Signs Distribution Agreement with Farnell for Printed Organic Solar Cells

Epishine has signed a new franchise agreement with Farnell, an Avnet Company and distributor of electronic components, products and solutions. The new-to-market printed organic solar cells are...

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Aug 31, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Introduces Resins with Unique Colors for 5G Devices and IoT Applications

SABIC has launched its latest LNP™ VISUALFX™ resin portfolio featuring unique colors and special effects from the company’s new Expression 2021/2022 color palette, developed through research on...

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Aug 30, 2021 | Industry News

INVISTA to Double Nylon 6,6 Production Capacity in China

INVISTA Nylon Chemicals plans to double its current nylon 6,6 polymer production at Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) and signed a memorandum of cooperation with SCIP at a ceremony. Following a...

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