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Plastics & Elastomers
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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Jun 25, 2019 | Industry News

Innovia Films Launches a Range of Transparent High-barrier Packaging Films

Innovia Films is launching the first of its new range of transparent high barrier packaging films, Propafilm™ Strata SL. It has been designed to be a standalone mono filmic solution or, to be used...

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Jun 24, 2019 | Industry News

New Bioplastic Created from Fish Skin/Scales & Red Algae to Reduce Plastic Pollution

Product design student Lucy Hughes has invented a bioplastic created from fish skin and scales and red algae which is transparent & could have a huge impact on limiting the amount of...

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Jun 6, 2019 | Industry News

Pressca Uses Eastman’s Tritan™ Copolyester for Glass-like Clarity in Milk Frother

Pressca has once again chosen the quality of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester for Pressca Milk Frother. In addition, the combination of high temp. resistance and chemical resistance makes Tritan a strong...

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Jun 3, 2019 | Industry News

New Transparent Bioplastic for Fully-compostable Food Packaging

A team of researchers from the KTU Faculty of Chemical Technology have created a fully-compostable packaging for food products from bioplastic, which disintegrates with the help of microorganisms...

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May 10, 2019 | Industry News

Evonik Reorganizes Polyamide Business to Focus on Specialty Materials

Evonik has already begun construction of a new polyamide 12 facility complex and is expanding production of transparent polyamides, and, in so doing, is concentrating its activities on...

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May 1, 2019 | Industry News

Amcor to Manufacture Transparent PET Bottles for Dairy Products

Amcor reveals consumers from Latin America are increasingly attracted to transparent dairy packaging that connotes freshness and premium quality. The one-liter PET bottle also features an optimized...

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Apr 22, 2019 | Industry News

ENGEL at CHINAPLAS: Solution for LED Lenses Production Using Liquid Silicone Rubber

At CHINAPLAS, ENGEL will be processing Dowsil MS-1002 Moldable Silicone by Dow. The curing speed has been optimized to obtain a smooth and very hard surface similar to thermoplastic. The high light...

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Apr 10, 2019 | Industry News

Evonik to Expand TROGAMID® CX Transparent Polyamide Production in Marl

Evonik has announced to expand its production of transparent polyamides of the TROGAMID® CX brand at the Marl Chemical Park (Germany). In automotive applications, transparent PA is widely used for...

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Mar 11, 2019 | Industry News

Glass-like Polymer Film for Bendable Smartphones & Health Monitoring Devices

Purdue University researchers are working to use a new polymer film, which could make smartphones more bendable, to create tailor-made sensors that could non-invasively monitor glucose levels, heart...

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Mar 6, 2019 | Industry News

Evonik to Sell Methacrylates & Acrylics Business for EUR 3 Bn to Advent International

Evonik has signed an agreement to sell its Methacrylates business to Advent International for €3 billion. The transaction comprises the methacrylates, acrylic Products and CyPlus business lines, and...

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