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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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Dec 2, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS and Kautex Co-develop Large-format Plastic Battery Housing for EVs

LANXESS and Kautex Textron have been collaborating for several years to research whether battery housings for electric vehicles can be designed and manufactured from technical thermoplastics...

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Dec 1, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Launches Anti-static Compounds for Equipment Used in Explosive Atmospheres

SABIC has launched a new LNP™ STAT-KON™ and LNP™ STAT-LOY™ compounds. The products offer enhanced anti-static performance for applications regulated under the European Union’s increasingly stringent...

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Dec 1, 2021 | Product News

Sartomer’s New Ultra-low Loss UV Curable Resins for Advanced Electronics

Sartomer offers new ultra-low loss materials with varied viscosities for radio frequency (RF) applications. These materials are ideal for 3D printing and advanced electronic applications...

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Nov 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Expand High-tech Engineering Plastics Production in China

LANXESS will expand its production network in China: LANXESS will build a second compounding line for Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in...

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Nov 24, 2021 | Product News

Solvay Launches PPA Materials for Advanced E&E Applications

Solvay is accelerating the pace of providing the automotive industry with an entirely new generation of Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA) materials targeted at higher demands of performance and...

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Nov 22, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema Inaugurates Center of Excellence for Battery Materials

Arkema inaugurates the Christian Collette Center of Excellence dedicated to batteries at its Pierre-Bénite Research Center in the presence of Thierry Le Hénaff, chairman and CEO of the Group. On...

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Nov 15, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Convert Its High Performance Materials Business Legally Independent

LANXESS will transfer its High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit to an independent legal corporate structure. HPM is a supplier of high-performance plastics. The materials are used primarily...

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Nov 12, 2021 | Industry News

Volkswagen and ORNL to Research Materials for E-Mobility & Sustainable Transportation

Volkswagen Group of America’s Innovation Hub Knoxville, the company’s technology unit for applied materials science, has expanded its research collaboration with Oak Ridge National Laboratory...

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Nov 11, 2021 | Industry News

DuPont Announces Strategic Actions to Streamline Portfolio for Value Creation

DuPont announces a series of actions advancing its strategy as a premier multi-industrial company focused on market-leading high-growth, high-margin businesses with complementary technology and...

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Nov 9, 2021 | Industry News

BASF Opens New R&D Facility for Engineering Plastics in Korea

BASF opened a new Research & Development (R&D) facility at Ansan, Korea’s Engineering Plastics Innovation Center (EPIC). The new facility houses the combined R&D team and competencies from its...

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