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Plastics processing optimization is on high priority in the minds of most of engineers and designers in the Plastics Industry. In the last few decades, plastics have become the most dominant engineering material for most products. Parts once thought of as impossible to create using plastic, are now being designed with polymers at a higher rate than ever before. Plastic parts are lighter and afford more design flexibility.

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Jul 26, 2016 | Industry News

BOY at K 2016: To Exhibit Injection Molding Machines for Plastic Processing

BOY will be exhibiting at the upcoming K 2016 trade fair the largest number of injection molding machines so far. BOY has seen an increased demand for more versatile and multitasking injection...

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Jul 21, 2016 | Industry News

3D Pen that Instantly Recycles Plastic Wastes Replacing Costly 3D Printing Filaments

Renegade 3D pen, a perfect solid tool to eliminate overpriced filaments and to save the environment by directly recycling and reusing household plastic waste for 3D printing. Renegade prints 3D...

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Jul 12, 2016 | Industry News

Huntsman & ACCIONA Partnership Results in Award Winning All-composite Lighthouse in Spain

Huntsman’s commitment to innovation and process improvement was tested to the full on a recent lighthouse project led by ACCIONA. Partnership delivers worlds’ first-ever all-composite lighthouse ...

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Jun 30, 2016 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting and What it Means for Plastics

By Alan Dubin

It has been estimated that for every 100 kg weight saved in a car, the CO2 emissions are reduced by 8.5-10 g/km. Under currently pending EU norms, the fleet average to be achieved by all new cars...

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May 20, 2016 | Industry News

Grit 3D-designed 3D Printed Prosthetic Hand Changes Life of Disabled Pakistani Woman

Grit 3D develops 3D printed prosthetics for disable people in the world. Recently, they designed 3D printed prosthetic hand for a disabled woman in Pakistan. Prosthetics are designed according to...

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Jul 22, 2016 | Industry News

3D Printed Mannequin Helps Design Improved Cycling Skinsuit

During a big Tour de France time trial, Tom Dumoulin has cycled in a new skinsuit, jointly developed by Team Giant-Alpecin and TU Delft. The university applied an innovative method: 3D printed...

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Jul 18, 2016 | Industry News

Ultimaker’s 3D Printer Enables Bhold to Make Products Faster

Ultimaker makes it possible for Bhold to produce minimalistic and effective products to solve everyday problems. Bhold uses an Ultimaker 2+ to create, test and manufacture their products faster than...

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Jul 12, 2016 | Industry News

LANXESS at K 2016: To Show New Mold Process for Thermoplastic Composite Parts

LANXESS has developed a new material combination and a cost-efficient mold technology for continuous-fiber-reinforced composites. It can be used to produce decorated housing parts with extremely...

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Jun 16, 2016 | Industry News

ICEhouse™ Selects SABIC’s PC Sheets for Architectural Design to Support Circular Economy

Using SABIC’s PC sheets, ICEhouse™ represents how structures can easily be built, disassembled and reused with advanced materials supporting circular economy. ICEhouse uses revolutionary aluminum...

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Apr 20, 2016 | Industry News

LANXESS Provides its Thermoplastic Composites and High-tech Plastic Grade to Honda’s FCV

Lightweight solution from LANXESS has been featured in FCV, the latest model from Honda Motor. Using Tepex, reinforced thermoplastic composites in combination with Durethan, Honda has introduced the...

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