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Apr 12, 2021 | Industry News

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis Launch Cost-effective PP Foam Extrusion Technology

Sulzer Chemtech and Borealis have completed the development of an innovative process for the cost-effective extrusion of expanded polypropylene (ePP) beads...

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Apr 12, 2021 | Product News

Teknor Apex Launches FR Polyamides with High-strength and Superior Surface Finish

Teknor Apex has launched three halogen-free FR glass-reinforced polyamide compounds with UL94 ratings of V0 that provide high flow for injection molding, superior surface finish, and improved...

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Apr 12, 2021 | Industry News

New Tunable Polymers Emit Different Color at Varied Chain Lengths

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed fluorescent polymers whose color can be easily tuned. Depending on their length, the polymers emit a different color. Potential applications include...

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Apr 12, 2021 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2021 to Focus on Circular Plastics and Sustainable Material Solutions

The plastics and rubber industries are increasingly focusing on principles that strive to meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations, reduce overall material use, find ways to effectively...

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Apr 9, 2021 | Industry News

Solvay’s Thermally Stable PPS Replaces Metal & Rubber in New Corrugated Tubing Tech.

Solvay and Maincor Rohrsysteme have pioneered a technique to manufacture a more flexible, extruded corrugated tubing with varying wall thicknesses and diameters. This advance will help meet new...

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Apr 9, 2021 | Product News

NOVA Chemicals Launches 100% PCR-PE Resins for Packaging Films

NOVA Chemicals Corporation has introduced its first three grades of 100% post-consumer polyethylene resins. These three resins are the first of a broad portfolio of PCR grades that NOVA Chemicals is...

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Apr 9, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Aim to Develop Sustainable Polyurethanes Using Fish Waste

Researchers discuss devising a safer, biodegradable alternative to polyurethanes derived from fish waste. If developed successfully, a fish-oil based polyurethane could help meet the immense need...

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Apr 8, 2021 | Industry News

Nexa3D Launches Dental Lab 3D Printing System for On-site Automation

Nexa3D has announced the launch of its NXD200 dental lab 3D printing system which is compatible with Keystone Industries’ KeyPrint range of dental resins. Available immediately, the NXD200 promises...

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Apr 8, 2021 | Industry News

New Fast Charging Metallopolymer-based Battery with Low Environmental Impact

Researchers at St Petersburg University have developed a new type of battery that can charge ten times faster than a lithium-ion battery. Moreover, it is safer in terms of potential fire hazards and...

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Apr 8, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Boost Dehumidification of Polyimides for Energy-efficient HVAC Systems

Texas A&M researchers have enhanced the dehumidification efficiency of a polymer that could help develop more energy-efficient systems with a smaller carbon footprint. In this new study, Texas A&M...

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