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High Heat Materials

Engineering plastics that can resist high temperature are preferred around the industry for better product performance. These plastics are metal- and ceramic replacing and set a standard for many other inferior materials with superior mechanical properties, higher chemical and/or higher heat stability and much more.

The high heat polymers, such as PEEK, PPS, PBI, PSU etc., are in demand for various challenging applications ranging from electronics to automotive.

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Jan 14, 2022 | Industry News

DuPont’s Polyimide Films Protect NASA’s JWST from Sun’s Heat and Light

DuPont has announced that its technology, in the form of ultra-thin Kapton® polyimide films, is the crucial material protecting the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) from the light and the heat of...

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Dec 3, 2021 | Industry News

Toray Develops Flame Retardant CFRP Material Using Materials Informatics

Toray has developed a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) for advanced aerospace applications. The company leveraged materials informatics technology to swiftly achieve exceptional flame...

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Nov 23, 2021 | Industry News

Plastic Industry Supports China’s Efforts to Reach “Dual Carbon” Targets: CHINAPLAS 2022

China has introduced policies encouraging technological innovations that are aimed at encouraging smart production, utilizing renewable energy, increasing recycling and usage of bio-based and...

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Nov 2, 2021 | Industry News

New 4D Printing Technique for Heat Shrinkable Printed Objects

A team of researchers at Fraunhofer CPM is significantly expanding the benefits by producing printed objects using so-called 4D printing. The newly developed 4D printing technology allows printed...

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Oct 25, 2021 | Industry News

Teijin Expands Heat-resistant Thermoset Prepreg Production for Aerospace Applications

Teijin announces that its carbon fiber subsidiary Renegade Materials Corporation will expand its prepreg production by 2.5 times approximately. The increased capacity, which aligns with Renegade’s...

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Oct 15, 2021 | Industry News

E-mobility Products Based on Solvay’s Polymers Receive SPE Automotive Awards

Solvay announces that three e-mobility applications using its specialty polymers are among the winners of The Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) prestigious Automotive Awards in 2021. First place...

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Oct 5, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Achieve High Thermal Conductivity in Polyethylene Using New Strategy

A team of researchers at UB report a new strategy to achieve high thermal conductive electric insulator polyethylene with high dielectric constant and strength. The researchers describe solution...

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Sep 27, 2021 | Industry News

Borealis and Partner to Co-develop Engineering Material for Energy-efficient Capacitors

Borealis and TOPAS Advanced Polymers have started collaboration on the development of a new class of engineering materials for applications that will bridge the current performance gap between...

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Sep 6, 2021 | Industry News

Cicor Uses SABIC’s LCP-based Resins for Miniaturization of Fine-pitch 3D-MIDs

Cicor Group has selected SABIC’s LNP™ THERMOCOMP™ compounds with laser direct structuring (LDS) capability to produce high-end, three-dimensional molded interconnect devices (3D-MIDs). Cicor and...

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Sep 6, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS’ Heat-stable PBTs Find Use in Swirl Control Actuators for Vehicles

LANXESS offers a number of PBT compounds that successfully reconcile not only high hydrolysis stability in hot and humid conditions but also good laser transparency for laser transmission welding...

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