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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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Aug 23, 2018 | Article

Nanocomposites: What Are They and Where Are They Used?

By SpecialChem

Take a review of the steadily growing nanocomposites, different types of nanofillers and their varied market applications...

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Oct 24, 2011 | Article

Innovative Medical Plastic Materials and Applications

By Donald Rosato

Plastics now represent the largest group of materials used in medical technology. In the United States, demand for medical plastics will reach 5.3 B pounds in 2011, valued at US$7.0 B or 40%...

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Oct 10, 2011 | Article

Electronically Conducting Polymers

By Roy Crompton

Electrical conductive polymers are breakthrough materials which will open latest markets and expand product ranges into advance applications by offering materials with an expanded range of physical...

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Jul 5, 2011 | Article

Polymers in Membrane Filtration Applications

By Mark DeMeuse

A summary of recent developments in polymers for use in various membrane filtration applications is provided. Desirable attributes of polymers for use in these applications are discussed in terms...

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