The Universal Selection Source: Plastics & Elastomers

Nov 4, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: New Materials & Innovations in 3D Printing

By Sreeparna Das

Not to be ignored is the growing role of additive manufacturing i.e. 3D Printing in plastics industry. The strengths this technology has to offer are several, which include:    >>Manufacture of...

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A transparent and durable BPA-free material is able to replace SAN for cost-effective transparent containers. To develop food & beverage storage containers with excellent aesthetic properties...

Sep 22, 2016 | Article

Emerging Bioplastic Material Trends & Technologies

By Donald Rosato

Global bioplastics production capacity is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of almost 20% from 2013 to 2020. While this envisaged growth looks good, we cannot neglect that while...

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Sep 9, 2016 | Article

How to Solve Fiber-reinforced Plastics Recycling Issues

By Mark DeMeuse

Fiber-reinforced plastics or FRPs are lightweight, have high specific mechanical properties, are corrosion resistant, have long life cycles, and are easy to manufacture in different shapes. This...

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Aug 26, 2016 | Article

3D Printing Plastic Materials: Development Work Starts Here!

By Donald Rosato

3D printing, although in its plastics industry end use product infancy, is a disruptive, technology driven innovation. It will change the face of manufacturing in the coming years, provided...

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Nov 2, 2016 | Article

K 2016 Review: Futuristic Automotive Solutions

By Sreeparna Das

When you have an event as big as the K 2016, there is a lot to cover. 3,285 exhibitors spread over 17 halls made it a force to reckon with! This year we saw a lot of focus on energy, material and...

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Why should you consider CET® to replace PC for your kitchen appliance applications? • Reduce your costs – CET is cost-competitive compared to PC • No compromise on resistance  • BPA-free  • Achieve...

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Many consumers use TPU phone cases to protect their mobile phones. Unfortunately, they are often disappointed by their appearance and complain about the yellowing of their phone cases after only a...

Aug 31, 2016 | Article

Oxo-degradation : A Simmering Debate

By Donald Rosato

Few plastics additives attract as much controversy within the plastics industry as oxo-degradable products. The war of words within the plastics and bioplastics industry regarding the use of...

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Aug 19, 2016 | Article

6 Big Partnerships Between OEMs & Chemical Co.s in 2016

By Sreeparna Das

Similar to other industries, for the plastics industry too, actions of big brands and OEMs have an impact down the full value chain. Things get highly interesting when they decide to join hands...

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Injection Molding / Extrusion: How to Avoid Plastic Quality Crashes

Learn how & why you should check incoming resins beyond TDS!

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