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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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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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Jul 28, 2021 | Product News

Avient Expands Low-dielectric Thermoplastics Portfolio with New Grades

Avient announces the addition of PREPERM™ low-loss dielectric thermoplastics to its growing portfolio of materials serving the needs of emerging 5G applications...

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Jul 20, 2021 | Product News

Toray Develops Low Dielectric-loss PBT for 5G Communications and more

Toray Industries has developed a high-performance polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) whose dielectric losses in the high-frequency millimeter wave band are around 40% lower than those of conventional...

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Jul 20, 2021 | Industry News

DuPont Retains ISCC PLUS Certification for Its POM Production Facility in Netherlands

DuPont Mobility & Materials announces that its Dordrecht production facility in the Netherlands has been recertified to retain its International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC PLUS)...

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Jul 16, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Superconductive Biopolymers Using By-products of Food Industry

Researchers from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology have created conductors that are relevant to solar energy generation, biomedical engineering, and more using by-products of the food...

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Jul 15, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema & Verkor Partner to Strengthen Sustainable Battery Development in Europe

Arkema becomes a shareholder and technological partner of Verkor, a French start-up specialized in the production of high-performance batteries. Arkema, thanks to its cutting-edge materials and...

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Jul 12, 2021 | Industry News

New Project to Recover Contaminated Plastics from Industrial Waste

AIMPLAS is participating in the European NONTOX Project which aims to eliminate hazardous and unpleasant substances from plastic waste and thus convert non-recyclable plastics and recycling waste...

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Jul 7, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS Designs EV Charging Inlets with Heat-resistant Properties

LANXESS has demonstrated a new design concept for charging inlets based on its Durethan polyamides and Pocan polyesters. These are installed in battery electric vehicles and accommodate the charging...

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Jul 1, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC’s New FR Resin Finds Use in Realme’s Ultra-light Smartphone Battery Cover

Realme has selected SABIC’s new LNP™ ELCRES™ EXL7414 copolymer resin for the battery enclosure of its C25 phone to achieve UL 94 V0 FR compliance at 0.6mm, addressing the new IEC standard...

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Jun 29, 2021 | Product News

DOMO’s Self-extinguishing Material Receives UL Yellow Card Certification

A new UL yellow card has recently been awarded to DOMO Chemicals for DOMAMID® FR 6GT2010V0E, one of its proven solutions developed for the company Mabix S.r.l. and used in production of home...

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