The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

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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Feb 28, 2007 | Article

Hi-tech transparent violins

The materials producer GE Plastics and the UK designer Ted Brewer have joined forces in order to design innovative and superb transparent violins. These new instruments namely Vivo2 are made from...

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Feb 16, 2007 | Article

New stretching roll system for MDO technology

The German plastic processing machines manufacturer Kiefel Extrusion GmbH has improved the technology allowing the production of monoaxially oriented plastic film i.e. monoaxial stretching process...

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Feb 7, 2007 | Article

New polycarbonate grade for medical devices

The American subsidiary of the German materials producer Bayer MaterialScience has launched Makrolon® Rx1452i.e. a polycarbonate grade specially developed for the medical industry. This grade suits...

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Jan 17, 2007 | Article

Nano-particles improve transparent plastics properties

Contrary to conventional inorganic fillers that cannot be used to improve the properties of transparent plastics because of their negative effect on transparency, inorganic nano-particles do not...

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Chris DeArmitt

Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

By Chris DeArmitt

Increase your confidence in the plastics industry with a structured and ready-to-use overview of existing materials, technologies and key factors impacting performance/cost ratio. This is a good...

Feb 26, 2007 | Article

New polyurethane film designed to protect all-terrain vehicle paint

In order to find a solution to protect paints of all-terrain vehicles and leisure equipment that can suffer various kinds of damage, the American firm 3M has designed a new protective polyurethane...

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Feb 8, 2007 | Article

Improving the production of injected molded transparent parts

A research project between the two German institutes of the RWTH Aachen University, i.e. Institut für Oberflächentechnik (IOT) and Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV), has allowed to improve...

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Feb 2, 2007 | Article

A specialty adhesive resin range designed for rigid packaging

Arkema has expanded its Orevac range of specialty adhesive resins designed for rigid packaging. Available under the trade name Orevac 18921A, 18390, 18309 and 18910, these adhesives are transparent...

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Jan 11, 2007 | Article

New transparent polypropylene grade for medical applications

The materials producer Borealis has developed a new transparent polypropylene (PP) grade for medical sealing films. This new grade namely TD109CF contains a low level of soluble and extractible...

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Clear Polypropylene
A new generation of Clear PP is available for transparent applications: it provides a cost-competitive, sustainable solution and delivers higher performance and easier processing versus other transparent materials.

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