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Nov 17, 2017 | Industry News

Discrete Layers of COC Improve Performance of Multilayer LLDPE Films: Reveals TOPAS

A study conducted by TOPAS Advanced Polymers reveals that discrete layers of cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) provide significant performance enhancements in three- and five-layer packaging film...

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Nov 16, 2017 | Industry News

Polyplastics’ New Range of Low-VOC POM Grades for Automotive Interiors

Polyplastics offers the industry’s most extensive range of polyoxymethylene (POM) resin grades with low-VOC emissions for the production of automotive interiors. These DURACON® low-VOC acetal grades...

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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay & Strata Formalize JV to Supply Boeing with Advanced Composites Materials

Solvay & Strata have formalized Joint Venture to supply Boeing with advanced composite materials from a high-tech facility to be built in Al Ain. New facility will supply metal-replacing carbon...

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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

HRSflow’s New Valve Gate Solution Enables Manufacturing of High-quality Molded Parts

With its HPgate, Italian hot runner specialist HRSflow presents a new, quality-enhancing, cost-saving valve gate solution for manufacture of high-quality parts without flash. This innovative...

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Nov 14, 2017 | Industry News

Scientists Discover New Ways to Convert Biofuel Production Waste into Plastics

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. Lignin, the tough material left over from biofuel...

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Nov 16, 2017 | Industry News

BPF’s Recycling Group Supports Ban on Oxo-degradable Plastics

The British Plastics Federation Recycling Group supports the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's call for a ban on Oxo-degradable plastics. Oxo degradable plastic packaging is not a solution to plastics...

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Nov 16, 2017 | Industry News

Eastman Tritan™ Copolyester Helps Hyflyer to Retain Signature Look of Fun Jar

Hyflyer Innovations incorporates Eastman’s transparent Tritan™ copolyester into the Fun Jar design to maintain its signature look without compromising quality. Tritan’s innovative properties give...

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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

DSM Focuses on Customer-centric Organization to Strengthen Additive Manufacturing

DSM has announced a new approach for its additive manufacturing (AM) activities with focus on healthcare, apparel, transportation, tool and electronics markets. New customer-centric organization...

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Nov 15, 2017 | Industry News

Toho Tenax Develops Lightweight Multi-material Roof Cover for Toyota’s Fuel-cell Bus

Toho Tenax Co., Ltd. announced that it has developed a lightweight multi-material roof cover for a fuel-cell bus. The roof cover is adopted for the world’s first mass-produced fuel-cell bus, which...

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Nov 14, 2017 | Industry News

Solvay Expands Sulfone Polymer Production in India & U.S. to Address Growing Demand

Solvay is expanding its global production capacity in sulfone polymers in India and United States to address significant demand growth from mainly the medical and water treatment industries for this...

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