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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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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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Aug 7, 2017 | Industry News

Evonik’s PLEXIGLAS® PMMA Compounds Offer Elegance to Appliances Housing

Vorwerk has decided to use Evonik’s transparent PLEXIGLAS® PMMA molding compounds for its unique kitchen appliances range Thermomix. PLEXIGLAS® lends the surface of the appliance housing an elegance...

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Jul 27, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay’s PPSU Enables Hegen to Design Safe Transparent Breastfeeding System

Solvay’s PPSU has enabled Hegen to develop press-to-close, twist-to-open PCTO™ stackable, square-shaped baby bottle design. Solvay’s PPSU can withstand temp. between -20°C and 180°C making it...

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Jul 19, 2017 | Industry News

New Barrier PET Films for Extended Shelf Life & E-commerce Uses by Toray

Toray Plastics (America) offers two new ultra-high barrier PET films. MK61HB metallized-barrier PET and PA1HB clear-barrier PET films reduce total cost of ownership of flexible packaging and deliver...

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Jul 12, 2017 | Product News

ALBIS PLASTIC Expands Healthcare Product Portfolio with New Plastics

ALBIS PLASTIC has expanded its healthcare product portfolio with a number of new plastic materials that improves transparency particularly suited for use in medical devices, laboratory and...

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Aug 9, 2017 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Self-healing Polymeric Material That Could Repair Smartphone

Researchers report that they have developed a transparent self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. The material is stretchable...

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Jul 31, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman’s Tritan™ Offers Toughness & Elegance to Hyflyer’s New Drinkware Range

Hyflyer offers line of housewares and drinkware under its Nani brand made of Tritan™ from Eastman. US FDA-compliant Tritan is a crystal clear and durable polymer with excellent transparency and...

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Jul 21, 2017 | Industry News

Non-breakable Easy-to-use New Blender Jars Made of BPA-free Eastman Tritan™

Pensonic selected BPA-free Eastman Tritan for its new line of blender jars and crystal-clear carafes. Eastman Tritan provides excellent impact and heat resistance to the jars. New jars can withstand...

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Jul 17, 2017 | Industry News

Arkema’s Acrylic Resin-based SUV Earns “Car of the Year” Title

Peugeot 3008 consisting of Arkema’s Altuglas® Acrylic Glass has received over twenty prizes and awards. Altuglas® is indeed unrivaled in terms of color, transparency and brightness. Altuglas®...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Industry News

World’s First PC-resin Pillar-less Auto Front Window by Teijin for Sporty EV

Teijin Limited recently announced that it has developed the world’s first transparent polycarbonate (PC)-resin pillar-less automotive front window for use in the Tommykaira ZZ, a sporty electric...

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