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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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Sep 13, 2016 | Industry News

Toyobo & Avantium Collaborate on Biobased PEF Polymerization & Films

Toyobo Co., Ltd. and Avantium have announced their partnership on PEF polymerization and PEF films. These PEF films are used for transparent food pouches, electronics applications such as displays...

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Aug 30, 2016 | Product News

Toray at Pack Expo 2016: To Present its Clear OPP & PET Film Technologies

Toray Plastics (America) to feature its advanced Torayfan® OPP and Lumirror® PET transparent film technologies at Pack Expo International 2016. The company will also share with visitors its...

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Aug 22, 2016 | Industry News

TIPA Creates Biobased & Fully Compostable Flexible Packaging for UK Market

TIPA has created a biobased and fully compostable transparent flexible packaging solution, which has the same end-of-life organic waste properties as the food it wraps, whilst being as durable and...

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Aug 17, 2016 | Industry News

R.D. Abbott to Distribute Kraton’s Isoprene Rubber in North America

RDA signs distribution agreement with an affiliate of Kraton Performance Polymers for Cariflex™ isoprene rubbers having use in healthcare packaging, transparent shoe soles, seals, gloves & more...

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Jul 29, 2016 | Industry News

Covestro’s PC Sheets Ideal for Retrofit Construction, Building Design & Protection

Covestro will exhibit Makrolon® & Hygard® solid and laminate sheets for building security & protection at Congress of Correction. Covestro’s PC sheet are used in correctional applications because...

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Sep 12, 2016 | Industry News

Covestro’s PC Sheet Proves Economical Solution for Use in Mass Transit Applications

Covestro will exhibit a range of cost-effective and performance boosting clear polycarbonate sheet products for mass transportation at the Products & Services Showcase of the American Public...

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Aug 23, 2016 | Product News

New USP Standard Designates TOPAS COC as Material for Pharma Packaging

TOPAS Advanced Polymers has announced that in the latest revision of U.S. Pharmacopeia standard for pharmaceutical & medical packaging, glass-clear cyclic olefins have been designated as a material...

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Aug 17, 2016 | Industry News

Evonik’s Multi-skin PMMA Sheet Enables Construction of Greenhouse in Antarctic

Greenhouse made from Evonik’s transparent PLEXIGLAS® Alltop PMMA sheet is providing scientists at the edge of Antarctic with fresh vegetables. Because of its 91% light transmission, PLEXIGLAS®...

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Aug 1, 2016 | Industry News

R.D. Abbott to Distribute Dow Corning® Moldable Optical Silicones in N. America

R.D. Abbott has signed a new distribution agreement with Dow Corning to distribute its Moldable Optical Silicones. These glass-replacing, lucrative Silicones are used by lighting, automotive and...

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Jul 27, 2016 | Industry News

Covestro Supports Architectural Installation with Transparent PC Sheets in London

Covestro supports architectural installation Elytra Filament Pavilion at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London with polycarbonate solid sheets of the Makrolon® UV range. Transparent PC sheets...

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