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Jul 19, 2018 | Article

Demand for Medical Grade Plastics Driven by Light-weighting Efforts

By Karthik Pillai

The global medical plastics industry has registered an exorbitant growth due to development of advanced grade plastics. Replacement of conventional materials such as steel, aluminum, and metals by...

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Jun 19, 2018 | Industry News

LyondellBasell in Exclusive Talks with Braskem Over Potential Merger

LyondellBasell and Odebrecht S.A., the controlling shareholder of Braskem, recently in a joint statement announced the companies have entered into exclusive discussions regarding a potential...

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Jun 12, 2018 | Product News

Advanced Fluoropolymers for Chemical Processing Industry: Chemours at Achema 2018

Chemours presents comprehensive portfolio of advanced fluoropolymer solutions for Chemical Processing Industry at Achema 2018. Better than metals & temp. resistance from -30°C to +220°C, these...

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Jun 11, 2018 | Industry News

Invibio’s PEEK-based Dental Disc Further Paves the Way to Digital Dentistry

Straumann has added JUVORA’s dental disc to its portfolio to improve the quality of dental patients. Dental disc is made of Invibio’s PEEK. This innovative material flexes and unlike metal, enables...

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Jun 8, 2018 | Industry News

Specialty Polymer Solutions by PolyOne at Automotive Interiors Expo 2018

At Automotive Interiors Expo 2018, PolyOne showcased innovative metal replacement options for light-weighting and part consolidation and thermally conductive materials that manage heat across...

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Jun 4, 2018 | Industry News

PolyOne Acquires PlastiComp to Further Advance its Composites Portfolio

PolyOne Corporation has recently announced the acquisition of PlastiComp. Metal-replacing LFT composite formulations from PlastiComp are widely used in medical devices, robots and drones, marine...

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May 23, 2018 | Product News

Covestro’s New Thermally-conductive PC Enables Heat Management in LED Lighting

Covestro offers a portfolio of metal-replacing thermally conductive (TC) polycarbonate materials that provides a solution for heat management in LED lamps or luminaires. With these materials...

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May 23, 2018 | Product News

New PVC Grades from PolyOne Boost LED Lens Performance

At Lightfair, PolyOne unveiled two new rigid vinyl grades for LED lens applications. These thermoplastics help customers to lower total costs by replacing metals or other plastics while still...

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May 21, 2018 | Industry News

LANXESS Supports eMotorsports Cologne with Weight Saving Solutions for EVs

With a focus on future forms of mobility, LANXESS supports young eMotorsports Cologne racing team. With its high performance plastics, LANXESS offers metal-replacing light-weight solutions for...

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May 15, 2018 | Industry News

Zoltek’s Carbon Fiber Enables Uniti to Scale up Electric Cars Production

Zoltek Companies, Inc. and Uniti have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Zoltek will be the preferred supplier of carbon fiber for Uniti’s line of electric cars. Replacing metal design with CF...

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