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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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Jan 9, 2018 | Product News

SABIC Introduces Line of High-temperature Resistant Polycarbonate Copolymer Resins

SABIC has unveiled a new line of high-clarity, high-heat polycarbonate copolymer resins (softening temperatures as high as 190°C). LEXAN CXT resins can be used in electronics, healthcare, consumer &...

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Oct 27, 2017 | Product News

LyondellBasell’s New Smart Polymer with “Self-healing” Properties Earns Innovation Award

LyondellBasell received a European Innovation Award for the development of transparent and flexible Koattro KT MR05, a new plastomer with "self-healing" properties, from Plastics Europe and the SPE...

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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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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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Jun 6, 2017 | Product News

Food Contact Approval by FDA for Arkema’s Renewably-sourced Clear Polyamide

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized transparent Rilsan® Clear G850 Rnew® polyamide for use in food processing and household electrical equipment under its food...

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Nov 10, 2017 | Product News

Covestro’s Marine-grade Polycarbonate Enables Flexible Boat Enclosures Enhance the View

Covestro has formulated a family of marine-grade polycarbonates, which provides glass-like appearance, for flexible boat enclosures. These materials provide boaters with clear, unobstructed views...

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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 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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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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May 1, 2017 | Product News

New PP Random Copolymer Resin by LyondellBasell for Healthcare Applications

LyondellBasell has recently introduced Purell RP320M, a new transparent polypropylene (PP) random copolymer that can be used in caps and closures, labware, flexible and rigid packaging of medical...

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