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May 26, 2017 | Product News

SABIC Extends Impact Copolymers Range with Phthalate-free PP for Rigid Packaging

SABIC is helping customers in packaging industry to meet modern day packaging challenges by extending its FLOWPACT impact copolymers family with a new phthalate-free SABIC® PP FPC70 Polypropylene...

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May 26, 2017 | Industry News

Teknor Apex’s New ETP Division for Globalization of Metal-replacing Polyamides

Responding to the market need for high-performance engineering thermoplastic (ETP) products, Teknor Apex Company has begun the globalization of a broad range of technologies. To take this forward...

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May 25, 2017 | Industry News

Electrically Conductive PEEK Promises Functional 3D Printed CubeSat Structures

European Space Agency has 3D printed PEEK CubeSat structures incorporating their own electrical lines. With a melting point up around 370ºC and comparable to metals printable PEEK is made...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

NASA Explores Impact of Carbon Nanotubes on Aerospace Systems

NASA’s STMD is keenly interested in nanotechnology – an approach that can reduce the mass and improve the performance of aerospace systems. It has been found that composites using carbon nanotube...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

Dow Advances Strategic Innovation Agenda with Silicone Investments in Saudi Arabia

Dow Chemical Company has recently signed agreement for silicones investments in Saudi Arabia. The proposed silicones investment will gear towards markets such as automotive, medical devices, home...

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May 26, 2017 | Product News

New Phenolic Resin with ULEF Content for Pre-preg Composites by Hexion

Hexion has introduced a new phenolic resin for pre-preg composites with ultra-low free formaldehyde (ULEF) content of less than 0.1%. With CELLOBOND J6021X01 phenolic resin, Hexion is able to...

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May 25, 2017 | Product News

New HFFR PBT & Highly-reinforced PA by LANXESS for Inter-industry Applications

At Plastics in E&E Applications conference, LANXESS will highlight its new halogen-free, flame-retardant PBT compounds and highly reinforced polyamide grades for automotive, appliances and E&E...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

Decomposable Double Bass Made of Carbon Reinforced Plastics

The Institut für Textiltechnik (ITA) of RWTH Aachen University and the company mezzo-forte Streichinstrumente, Werther, Germany, have developed together a decomposable double bass made out of carbon...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

Long Term Supply Agreement for Advanced Composites: Airborne/TenCate

TenCate and Airborne have announced the signing of a long-term supply agreement for advanced thermoset composite materials. Airborne will use the composite materials supplied by TenCate to create...

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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

3D Printed Self-expandable Polymer Stents with Biodegradation Capacity

A new study demonstrates proof-of-concept for combining computational design and simulation tools with 3D printing technology to produce self-expandable polymer stents that can grow with pediatric...

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