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Transparent plastics have multiple uses across the industry. They can be the replacement for heavy glass when clarity of vision is required.

Transparent polymers and final plastic products are in demand for various applications from packaging to medical equipment. The ease of handling, glaze-free look and superior properties of plastics have been proven in challenging conditions.

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Sep 15, 2020 | Product News

Liqcreate Launches 3D Printing Resins for High-quality Functional Parts

Liqcreate announces the release of two new resins: Premium Flex and Premium Tough. Two functional materials specially developed for MSLA/LCD 3D-printing. The release of these materials is part of...

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Aug 5, 2020 | Industry News

New Way to Process Transparent Sulfur-containing Polymer Film for Optical Devices

A research team at KAIST’s Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering has developed a novel technology enhancing the high transparency of refractive polymer film via a one-step vapor...

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Jul 20, 2020 | Industry News

Conventus to Distribute EMS-GRIVORY's Transparent Polyamides for Metal Replacement

Conventus Polymers has been named an authorized distributor of EMS-GRIVORY's extensive line of specialty nylons in the U.S. and Canada. The agreement covers a broad range of specialty nylon...

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Jul 10, 2020 | Industry News

New Way to Improve Plastics' Conductivity and Transparency for Better Electronics

Researchers at the University of Michigan have made plastic conductive while also making it more transparent to improve large touchscreens, LED light panels and window-mounted infrared solar cells...

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Jun 26, 2020 | Article

The Future of Displays is Smart and Flexible...

By SpecialChem

Flexible & Smart Displays - Find out what are the ongoing trends and application requirements in automotive & electronics and how innovation in polymers are fulfilling the demand...

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Jun 11, 2020 | Industry News

New Way to Process Graphene Sheets for Transparent Solar Cells and Other Applications

MIT researcher’s new manufacturing process of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

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May 7, 2020 | Industry News

Showa Denko’s New Process to Develop AI-based Flexible Transparent Film

Showa Denko and partners have cooperatively proved that introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) into the process to develop flexible transparent film can reduce the numbers of times of...

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Apr 17, 2020 | Industry News

Evonik Starts Operations at Transparent Polyamide Production Capacity

Evonik has doubled its capacity for transparent, high-performance polyamide TROGAMID® CX. The planned expansion went on stream as scheduled in February 2020. The reason to create the additional...

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Mar 5, 2020 | Product News

DELO Launches Transparent Light-curing Epoxy Resins for 3D Printing

DELO has created new possibilities for liquid additive manufacturing with the high-performance light-curing epoxy resins which provides different functionalities, such as transparency or...

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Feb 14, 2020 | Industry News

New Silicon Microwire Composite Adds Flexibility and Transparency to Solar Cells

A research team has introduced a flexible and transparent solar cell, using silicon microwire composites at UNIST. The new solar cell takes a structure in which cylindrical silicon rods are embedded...

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