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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 17, 2020 | Industry News

ENGEL to Launch All Electric LSR IM Machine for Small Precision Parts

ENGEL will launch its new micro-injection unit for liquid silicone rubber at live e-xperience from 13th to 16th October 2020. ENGEL is producing the smallest precision components for the field of...

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Sep 16, 2020 | Product News

Polyplastics Launches PBT Resin with Heat-shock Resistance for Automotive Markets

Polyplastics launches a new grade of DURANEX® polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) resin which delivers significant improvements in hydrolysis resistance and heat shock resistance for a range of...

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Sep 15, 2020 | Product News

SABIC Presented High-performance Solutions for 5G Applications at CMPE2020

SABIC exhibited its growing portfolio of high-performance materials for 5G base stations, terminals and mobile devices at 5G Terminal Processing Industry Chain Exhibition (CMPE2020) in Dongguan...

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Sep 11, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Lightweight Polymer Panels for On-demand Color Changing Drones

In conjunction with the Department of Defense, University of South Australia material scientists have developed a range of lightweight panels that can change color on demand, allowing drones to...

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Sep 9, 2020 | Industry News

New Spider Silk-inspired Proton-conducting Polymer for Bio-electronic Devices

Researchers from the University of Groningen have developed a new class of polymers based on protein-like materials and inspired by spider silk, that work as proton conductors and might be useful in...

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Sep 1, 2020 | Industry News

Borealis Acquires Stakes in DYM Solution to Broaden Cable & Wire Product Portfolio

Borealis acquires a controlling stake in South Korean compounder DYM Solution. The acquisition solidifies Borealis’ position as a partner of choice for global wire and cable customers, helping to...

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Aug 27, 2020 | Industry News

Hexcel’s New PEKK-based Thermoplastic Composite Material for Aircraft Components

Hexcel has announced the launch of its latest HexAM® materials technology, HexPEKK® EM – an electrically conductive, high-performance, PEKK-based thermoplastic carbon fiber composite additive...

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Aug 26, 2020 | Industry News

SABIC to Increase PPE-based Oligomer Resin’s Production Capacity in India

SABIC intends to boost production capacity for its specialty NORYL™ SA9000 resin to support rapid growth of high-performance printed circuit boards (PCBs) used in 5G base stations and high-speed...

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Aug 24, 2020 | Industry News

Avient Launches LDS Solutions to Build 3D Molded Interconnect Devices

Avient Corporation has launched a new generation of Edgetek™ 3D/LDS solutions in Asia. These materials were developed to help manufacturers of 3D molded interconnect devices (MIDs) using laser...

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Aug 21, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Review Advances in Micro-supercapacitor Systems for Flexible Electronics

Researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Deakin University reviewed the latest advances in micro-supercapacitor (MSC) powered integrated system for flexible electronics...

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