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Jan 24, 2018 | Product News

Glass-like Marine PC Sheets for Better View: Covestro at Marine Fabricators Conf.

Covestro will showcase its family of marine-grade polycarbonate sheets for flexible boat enclosures at the Marine Fabricators Conference. Durable Makrolon® marine-grade polycarbonate sheet products...

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Jan 4, 2018 | Industry News

Cristex Introduces Co-Fibre™, a Hybrid Glass-fiber & PP Fabric for Lightweight Construction

Cristex introduced Co-Fibre™ for lightweight construction providing the opportunity to reinforce parts in an economic and efficient way. Co-Fibre™ is suitable for automotive and a variety of...

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May 10, 2017 | Industry News

Metal-replacing Glass-filled PC from Trinseo Fills Need of Medical Devices

Alternative to metal and higher cost plastics, Trinseo’s glass-filled CALIBRE™ 5000 polycarbonate resins are in increased demand for medical device applications. Glass-filled resins can be custom...

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Feb 20, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro’s Frit Polycarbonate Sheet Replaces Glass in Heavy Equipment Glazing

With Covestro’s clear Makrolon® FP and Loctite® elastomeric adhesives, the construction equipment industry has a new economical option for heavy equipment cab safety glazing that allows for enhanced...

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Feb 13, 2017 | Industry News

Carbon Fibers and Glass Fibers Reinforced Polymers: Steady Growth Expected

The present study examines the global market for carbon fiber reinforced plastics (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced plastics (GFRP).Metal-replacing composites revolutionizes auto & aero market and...

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Feb 9, 2017 | Industry News

Non-breakable Sport Glasses Frame: Enduring Performance by Transparent PA

At MIDO 2017 in Milan Italy, Evonik will demonstrate its new application for the sport glasses’ frame manufactured with transparent TROGAMID® polyamide. This high-performance plastic results long...

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Dec 14, 2016 | Industry News

Solvay to Sell Vinythai PCL Stake to AGC Asahi Glass; Exits Asian PVC Activities

Solvay has signed a definitive agreement to sell its 58.77 percent stake in Thai subsidiary Vinythai PCL to Japanese company AGC Asahi Glass (AGC), thereby exiting its Asian polyvinyl chloride...

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Jun 7, 2016 | Industry News

Plastikos Commercializes Glass-clear TOPAS® COC-based Disposable Cartridge Components

Custom injection molder Plastikos Inc. and its sister mold making company Micro Mold announce successful commercialization of disposable cartridge components for wearable drug delivery devices made...

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Mar 11, 2016 | Industry News

Covestro to Use NANODAX’s Technology to Develop Glass Wool-reinforced PC Composite

Covestro and NANODAX Co., Ltd. have signed an agreement on the development of innovative polycarbonate (PC) composites reinforced with glass wool. Tokyo-based NANODAX has developed a special process...

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Oct 27, 2015 | Industry News

SPE’s Auto Div. Honors GMT Bumper of Corvette Sports Car with 2015 Hall of Fame Award

The first use of glass-mat thermoplastic (GMT) composite on front bumper of the 1984 model year Chevrolet Corvette sports car from then GM has been named the 2015 Hall of Fame winner by the...

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