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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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Jan 18, 2022 | Industry News

Arkema to Increase Global Manufacturing Capacity of Elastomers

Arkema will increase its global manufacturing capacity for Pebax® elastomers by approximately 25% through an investment at its Serquigny plant in France to support its customers’ strong growth, in...

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Jan 13, 2022 | Industry News

BMW Group and ENGEL Develop Functional Auto. Components in Cleanroom Atmosphere

The BMW Group has launched a new ENGEL production unit at its Landshut production plant. The kidney-shaped badge for the electric BMW iX is produced in a cleanroom atmosphere. Both the BMW Group and...

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Jan 13, 2022 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Flexible 3D Printed OLED Display Using Customized Printer

Researchers at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities used a c to fully 3D print a flexible organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display. The discovery could result in low-cost OLED displays in the...

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Jan 12, 2022 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Offers Custom-engineered TPEs for Durable Gym Equipment

KRAIBURG TPE offers custom-engineered TPE compounds that are durable, flexible, and allow for wear and tear and chemical resistance. Thus, the compounds are suitable for gym equipment applications...

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Jan 5, 2022 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE offers Thermoplastic Elastomers for Musical Instruments and Accessories

KRAIBURG TPE offers TPEs that are suitable to be applied on musical instruments and accessories. With features such as soft touch, scratch resistance, wide hardness range and more, TPEs are widely...

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Dec 21, 2021 | Industry News

New Project to Develop Solutions for Making Electronics Embedded in Plastic Recyclable

In the EU-funded ReIn-E project, which enters its second half in January 2022, INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials (INM) is working with project partners from research and industry to develop...

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Dec 16, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Sustainably Repurpose Electronic Plastic Waste into Cell Culture Containers

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new use for plastics found in electronic waste (e-waste) – by repurposing them as an alternative to the...

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Dec 14, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE Offers Thermoplastic Elastomers for Cleaning Equipment

KRAIBURG TPE provides the THERMOLAST® K series that is known for its outstanding surface quality, flowability, and durability for use in cleaning equipment applications...

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Dec 8, 2021 | Industry News

ExxonMobil Acquires Materia to Commercialize Hydrocarbon-based Materials Production

ExxonMobil Chemical Company has acquired Materia, Inc., a technology company that has pioneered the development of a Nobel prize-winning technology for manufacturing a new class of materials. The...

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Dec 7, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches PBT Grades with Pre-consumer Recycled Glass Fiber

SABIC launches new LNP™ ELCRIN™ WF006XXPiQ compound and LNP™ ELCRIN™ WF0061XPiQ compound, the first two grades in a new portfolio of materials that incorporate pre-consumer recycled glass fiber...

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