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Plastics & Elastomers
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 22, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Thermoplastic Biomaterial with Tunable Properties for Tissue Implants

Researchers have succeeded in ‘fine tuning’ a new thermoplastic biomaterial to enable both the rate at which it degrades in the body and its mechanical properties to be controlled independently...

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Jan 20, 2021 | Industry News

Celanese to Build Multi-phase Liquid Crystal Polymer Polymerization Plant in China

Celanese Corporation has announced its intent to build a world-scale, multi-phase liquid crystal polymer (LCP) polymerization plant in China to support the significant growth in its high-value...

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Jan 19, 2021 | Industry News

Arburg’s Hehl and Keinath Acquire AMK's Drives & Automation Division

Arburg’s Hehl and Keinath have acquired AMK Arnold Müller's Drives & Automation division. The company will operate under the new name of AMKmotion GmbH + Co KG in future...

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Jan 12, 2021 | Product News

BASF to Present Energy-efficient, Compostable Plastic Solutions at CHINAPLAS 2021

At CHINAPLAS 2021, BASF will demonstrate innovations such as low-emission and energy-efficient solutions for automotive, sustainable materials for furniture and sports solutions, 5G infrastructure...

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Jan 12, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE's Flame-proof Thermoplastic Elastomers for Home Entertainment Devices

KRAIBURG TPE offers the THERMOLAST® K FR/AP and VS/AD/HM series of compounds for home entertainment device applications to impart flammability-safety, soft-feel surface, and consistent coloration...

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Jan 12, 2021 | Article

Far from Static and Heat Managed Conductive Polymers!

By Donald Rosato

Explore the latest electrically and thermally conductive additive and polymer developments (materials and applications) used in conductive plastics...

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Jan 11, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Super Soft Smart Rubber to Mimic Biological Tissues

Researcher from the University of Virginia School of Engineering has found a way to design a new synthetic soft rubber. Assistant professor Liheng Cai’s lab is focusing on designing the rubber to be...

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Jan 11, 2021 | Industry News

New 3DP Light-sensing Smart Hydrogel for Flexible Displays and Military Camouflage

Rutgers engineers have created a 3D-printed smart gel that changes shape when exposed to light inspired by the color-changing skin of cuttlefish, octopuses and squids. The smart gel becomes...

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Jan 6, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Sweat-absorbing Film Membranes to Power Wearable Electronics

A team of researchers from NUS has created a novel film that is very effective in evaporating sweat from skin to keep the body cool and comfortable when exercise is done, and the moisture harvested...

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Jan 5, 2021 | Product News

KRAIBURG TPE to Present Thermoplastic Elastomer Solutions at CHINAPLAS 2021

KRAIBURG TPE will be showcasing the latest developments in TPE compounds and material solutions at CHINAPLAS 2021, to be held 13-16 April 2021 at Shenzhen World Exhibition and Conventional Center...

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