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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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Aug 27, 2021 | Industry News

Major Industries to Face Natural Rubber Shortage Globally

Rubber, a crucial raw material for various industries including the automotive, medical and electronics, is facing supply chain disruptions. The shortage of rubber could be associated with COVID-19...

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Aug 24, 2021 | Product News

Cubicure’s Heat-resistant Photopolymer Found Suitable for 3D Printing Electronics

Cubicure announces that ThermoBlast, its high-performance polymer has ideal electrical properties for the electronics industry. The material has an extraordinary dielectric strength and the highest...

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Aug 18, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS’ New Radar Sensor Concept with Integrated Thermal Management

LANXESS has developed a new concept for radar sensors with integrated thermal management that will benefit autonomous driving. The radar sensors are an essential component of, for example, distance...

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Aug 13, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Color-changing Transparent Film for Domestic Displays

Researchers from the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) have developed a transparent, stretchable high-polymer film material that turns completely white to have zero light...

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Aug 12, 2021 | Industry News

Global High-performance Polyamide Market to Reach USD 4.0 Bn by 2026, Predicts M&M

The global high-performance polyamides (HPPAs) market size is expected to grow from USD 2.8 billion in 2021 to USD 4.0 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 7.4% during the forecast period. HPPAs are...

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Aug 11, 2021 | Industry News

New Method Streamlines Flexible Printing of Large Area Electronics

Engineers from the University of Glasgow’s Bendable Electronics and Sensing Technologies (BEST) group have outlined how they have streamlined and improved the conventional process for creating...

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Aug 11, 2021 | Product News

Avient Launches Signal Transparent TPEs for High-speed 5G Transmission

Avient launches two patent-pending Versaflex™ CE thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) for 5G applications. The new Versaflex™ CE 3140 formulations are transparent to signals, delivering superior...

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Aug 10, 2021 | Industry News

New "CLIP" Technique Adds Broader Functionalities to Semiconducting Polymers

Researchers at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) have developed a new technique called “click-to-polymer” or CLIP, this approach uses a chemical reaction to attach new functional...

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Aug 6, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches Mixed Plastic Waste-based Polycarbonate

SABIC announces the launch of its certified circular polycarbonate (PC) resin and blends made from the upcycling of post-consumer mixed plastic - a first in the industry. This solution, based on...

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Aug 4, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches Glass Fiber-reinforced PBTs for Next-generation Radar Units

SABIC is launching two new materials, LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ WFC06I and WFC06IXP compounds, developed for the front and back enclosure covers (respectively) of next-generation radar units. The new glass...

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