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Nanotechnology contributes significant advantages to plastics applications. By focusing on key concepts such as nanocomposite, nanoclay, carbon nanotube, nano filler, exfoliation, conductive plastic, fuel or gaz barrier polymer...this Channel aims to provide engineers and designers with solutions to innovate with nanotechnologies. Plastics industry uses nanotechnology in a variety of ways. Nanotechnology revolutionizes the properties of plastic products.

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Jan 16, 2015 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting Technologies at the Forefront

By Donald Rosato

Exploring the weight advantages of new engineered thermoplastic and thermoset materials and composites against a backdrop of advanced metal technology is the focus of this article. There is a huge...

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Oct 7, 2013 | Article

Biocomposites in Automotive Applications

By Muthuramalingam Krishnan

The recent forecasts indicate that the Crude oil price will reach $100 dollar per barrel in 2015, $120 in 2020, $130 in 2025, and $150 per barrel in 2035. Now we all are in a situation where there...

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Jan 16, 2013 | Article

Materials Developments for Barrier Food Packaging Applications

By Mark DeMeuse

The use of polymeric materials in food packaging is increasing not only in respect to the proportion of packages totally or partially made with these materials but also in the number of different...

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Jul 31, 2012 | Article

Innovative and Unusual Uses of PMMA

By Thibaud Deleger

One of the major uses of PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate) is glazing. PMMA suppliers foresee all kind of glazing solutions and taking into account the huge amount of glass used today PMMA has huge...

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Apr 20, 2012 | Article

Electrical & Mechanical Properties of ABS/MWCNT Nanocomposites Prepared by Melt-blending

The elec. properties in polymer/carbon nanotube (CNT) nanocomposites are governed not only by the degree of dispersion but also to a greater extent on the aspect ratio of the CNTs in the final...

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Mar 28, 2014 | Article

Improved Fiberglass Reinforced Composites

It has been found that the physical properties of many types of fiberglass reinforced polymer composites may be improved by including core-shell rubber nanoparticles in a resinous binder that is...

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Jun 1, 2013 | Article

Fuel Barrier Materials

In this article, a description and analysis of survey results will be presented for the April Click 'N Vote "Within the next 5 years, which of the following barrier materials will grow the most in...

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Oct 22, 2012 | Article

Advanced Antimicrobial Plastics for Medical Applications

By Donald Rosato

To meet the needs of an aging population and new trends in health care, the medical device industry has undergone a number of changes in the types of devices produced and the materials selected...

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Jul 18, 2012 | Article

Energy Saving Electronic Device Plastic Applications Power Down!

By Donald Rosato

Plastics functionality is required in electrical and electronic (E/E) end use applications. When using plastics for electronic applications apart from mechanical properties, their electrical...

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Nov 14, 2011 | Article

Nano-enabled Flexible Packaging

By Sreeparna Das

Danaflex-Nano, a RUSNANO project company, will use a proprietary nanotechnology process to manufacture improved flexible packaging material at its newly opened facility having a design capacity of...

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