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Plastics & Elastomers
Electrical & Electronics

Durable, lightweight and affordable plastics have helped revolutionize the electrical and electronics products we rely on every day. Plastics have been the building blocks and stepping stones of Electrical & Electronics industry. Engineering plastics and high performance polymers progressively play a critical role in the production of electric & electronic (E/E) components.

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Oct 15, 2019 | Industry News

Solvay’s LFT Compound Used in New Recyclable Plastic Electric Bike

Solvay worked hand-in-hand with a Monaco-based company to develop a cutting-edge electric bike made entirely of plastic, and to introduce one of its newest high-performance polymers in the process...

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Oct 7, 2019 | Industry News

New Synthetic Process to Develop 2D Polymers Using Surfactant Monolayer

Scientists at cfaed, TU Dresden have succeeded in synthesizing sheet-like 2D polymers by a bottom-up process for the first time. A novel synthetic reaction route was developed for this purpose. This...

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Oct 7, 2019 | Industry News

Toray Begins Operations at New Resin Compound Facility in India

Toray Industries has announced that Toray Industries (India) Private Limited began manufacturing PA and PBT at a new facility. Key applications of these resins include components for automotive and...

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Sep 30, 2019 | Industry News

Research Unveils Stretchable Battery for Bendable Electronics

Markus Niederberger’s team of researchers at ETH has used stretchable materials to develop a battery that can be bent, stretched and twisted. For applications in bendable electronic devices, this is...

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Sep 23, 2019 | Industry News

LANXESS Opens New Production Lines for Fiber-reinforced Thermoplastic Composites

LANXESS has commissioned two new production lines for Tepex continuous-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites at its site in Germany. Tepex has huge potential in electric vehicles and automotive...

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Sep 20, 2019 | Industry News

Covestro to Present PU-based Medical Wearables at Compamed & Medica 2019

At the combined Compamed 2019 and Medica 2019 trade fairs, Covestro will present portable medical devics solutions based on polyurethane and an innovative wound care concept based on polycarbonate...

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Sep 12, 2019 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Chemical’s Subsidiary to Build New Polyester Film Unit in Indonesia

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation will build a new facility to increase its polyester film production capacity to serve automotive & electronics industry demand. MFI will invest about 130 million U.S...

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Sep 10, 2019 | Industry News

New Self-healing, Highly Conductive Nanocomposite for Wearable Devices

The KIST-Stanford research team has developed a new material that simultaneously possesses high stretchability, high electrical conductivity, and self-healability even after being subjected to...

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Sep 9, 2019 | Product News

Covestro Presents New Polycarbonate Diffuser Grades for LED Lighting Industry

Covestro has announced new Makrolon® DQ (Diffusion Quality), a tailor-made product range for large diffusers of LED lamps and lights. Covestro will also be focusing on the new UV-stabilized and...

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Sep 5, 2019 | Product News

Kuraray Explores Real Potential of its GENESTAR™ PA9T Resins for High CTI (>600V)

Kuraray has evaluated the limits of its GENESTER™ PA9T high heat resins to estimate their potential for optimizing EV efficiency. The range is characterized by its low water absorption that exhibits...

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