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Transparency
Transparent plastics are used primarily when clarity of vision through the material is a concern. Growing market for transparent plastic can be estimated due to increase in the demand for clear grade plastics. Transparent plastics are expected to replace glass in a wider range of applications in the near future because of their superiority in various parameters.

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Oct 17, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PSU Replaces Metal in Sensor Housings for Biopharmaceutical Applications

Solvay has announced that its high-performance Udel® P-1700 polysulfone (PSU) polymer enabled PendoTECH to innovate biocompatible, transparent housings for a family of sensors targeting single-use...

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Oct 10, 2017 | Product News

Covestro’s PC Sheets Improve Public Safety and Reliability During Mass Transit

Covestro exhibits a range of glass-replacing polycarbonate sheet products for mass transit at the 2017 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) EXPO. Polycarbonate sheet with technical...

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Sep 18, 2017 | Industry News

ONYX Designs Selects Eastman’s BPA-free Tritan for High-quality Water Bottles

BPA-free Eastman Tritan™ with high-clarity helps ONYX Designs™ achieve consumer safety, great value and a wide choice of food-grade products for the consumer with its Refresh Series of water...

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Aug 30, 2017 | Industry News

TOPAS® COC Enhances Design & Functionality of Male Fertility Management System

Sandstone Diagnostics has launched a unique male fertility management system made of transparent TOPAS® COC from TOPAS Advanced Polymers. Trak® Male Fertility System is a microfluidic device which...

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Aug 22, 2017 | Product News

Perstorp’s New Transparent Plastic Akestra™ 110 Earns Top Fire Classification

Akestra™ 110, the new transparent plastic, has received top-rated classification of fire safety for building & construction according to EN13501-1. The top classification B opens up a wide range of...

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Oct 11, 2017 | Product News

World’s First Semi-crystalline & Semi-transparent Polyamide by BASF

BASF develops a semi-crystalline polyamide that allows light to pass through largely unhindered. Ultramid® Vision combines very high light transmission with low light scattering making it world’s...

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Sep 18, 2017 | Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Headlamp Optical Elements Made of Evonik's Molding Compounds

Mercedes-Benz installs Evonik’s PLEXIGLAS® and PLEXIMID® transparent molding compounds-based LED Intelligent Light System from Automotive Lighting in its C-Class. Materials used as optical elements...

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Sep 11, 2017 | Product News

Eastman Rejoices 10th Anniv. of Tritan™ Copolyester with DēLonghi at IFA Global Markets

At IFA Global Markets, DēLonghi and Eastman join forces to recognize their long-standing collaboration in using transparent Tritan™ copolyester in household appliances as the industry celebrates the...

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Aug 29, 2017 | Industry News

Chance to See and Feel Modern Plastics Diversity: Covestro at Fakuma

At Fakuma, Covestro will give a chance to visitors to see and touch hundreds of samples of modern plastics used for automotive and LEDs. Covestro offers a broad range of transparent plastics to...

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Aug 17, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro’s PC Films Help Prevent Counterfeiting of Security & ID Cards

Covestro offers a range of transparent, translucent and opaque polycarbonate films that enables ID and security card manufacturers to incorporate enhanced security features designed to help prevent...

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