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  • Magnetic tweezers show polymer growth is not continuous process

    Researchers used magnetic tweezers as a measuring technique for living polymerization and were the first to visualize the formation of a polymer chain at a single polymer...
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  • Researchers create material that expands when heated to fill space

    Scientists have developed microbombs, materials that expand when heated to form microclusters that fill the space in which they are physically confined.
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  • Plastics eMarket Tip of the Week: Corona Treatment of Thermoplastics

    Kamweld Product Manager Len Alter is back to share his experiences and this week he discusses corona treatment of thermoplastics, such as high-density polyethylene (HDPE), to...
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  • Customized catalysts boost product yields and reduce unwanted byproducts

    Two studies from the U.S. Department of Energy Oak Ridge National Laboratory (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) discovered that treating a complex oxide crystal with heat or chemicals causes...
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  • Durable material shows promise for future combat helmets

    A team of researchers has developed a novel experimental device to test the durability of materials composed of high-performance polymers that strengthen when attacked by...
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  • White paper explores high-performance polymers for automotive air management

    A new white paper from DuPont explores how high-performance polymers can help automotive manufacturers meet changing needs for engine performance, emission standards, and...
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  • Circuit design demonstrates possibility of wearable thermoelectric generators

    Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta) have used flexible polymers and novel circuitry patterns printed on paper to demonstrate the potential for wearable...
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  • 3-D printing leads to improvement in study of intestinal biology

    A recent study at Cornell University (Ithaca, N.Y.) has turned its focus to using 3-D printed models to further the understanding of intestinal biology.
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  • Polymer film created that can transfer heat from batteries and processors

    Scientists have developed a thin, flexible device from an electrocaloric polymer film that can be used to transfer heat from batteries or processors and has a number of...
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Ultimaker Provides Seamless Workflow Integration for 3D Printing with Cura 3.0

Leading 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker released Ultimaker Cura 3.0, a new version of its slicing software which enhances the performance and accessibility of Ultimaker hardware, software, materials and services. details>>

Plastics Recycling Awards Europe Launched, Winners announced at Plastics Recycling Show

The organizers of the Plastics Recycling Show Europe (PRS), Crain Communications, and Plastics Recyclers Europe (PRE) have jointly announced the launch of the Plastics Recycling Awards Europe. details>>

3M and Discovery Education Celebrate 10th Anniversary of Young Scientist Challenge

3M and Discovery Education have named 11-year-old Gitanjali Rao from Lone Tree, Colo., the winner of the 2017 Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. details>>

XYZprinting Announces Creation of the Largest Full-Color 3D Gallery

XYZprinting, a leading 3D printer manufacturer, continues to solidify itself as the leader in the full-color 3D printing movement with the introduction of the XYZprinting Color 3D Gallery. details>>

KW Plastics announces the largest supply of FDA natural HDPE postconsumer resin

KW Plastics confirms the receipt of a no objection letter (LNO) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition for KWR101-150, a natural post-consumer high-density polyethylene resin. details>>

Tint World Releases New Nano Ceramic Coatings for Cars

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, a leading auto accessory and window tinting franchise, announced today the release of their new Tint World Nano Ceramic Coatings. details>>

Armacell Expands Crosslinked Polyethylene Manufacturing in U.S.

Armacell, a global leader in flexible foam for the equipment insulation market and a leading provider of engineered foams, announces an expansion of its polyolefin capabilities in North America. details>>

TricorBraun Names New President And CEO

TricorBraun, a global packaging solutions leader, is pleased to announce that Court Carruthers will become the company's President and CEO effective October 30, 2017. details>>

Currier Plastics Expands and Adds Project Manager

Due to the increasing demands and intensity of project management, Currier Plastics has added Daniel DeRoller to the team as Project Manager. details>>

Tekni-Plex holds successful grand opening at new China manufacturing facility

More than 40 government officials and 60 representatives from pharmaceutical and medical device companies attended the recent grand opening celebration for the new Tekni-Plex, Inc. manufacturing facility in Suzhou, China, near Shanghai. details>>

Plastics Industry Veteran to Lead Membership Efforts at the Plastics Industry Association

The Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) announced today that Russ Broome will join the association as its new senior director of business development. details>>

U.S. Producers of PET Resin File Trade Petitions Against Five Countries

Four major U.S. plastics producers filed petitions alleging that imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Pakistan, and Taiwan are being sold at less than fair value in the United States and causing material injury to the domestic industry. details>>

Sonoco Plastics increasing prices for all resin-based products in North America

Sonoco, one of the largest diversified global packaging companies, announced it is implementing a price increase for all resin-based products sold in North America. details>>

Moldtrax and American Injection Molding Institute holding Mold Performance Conference

MoldTrax and the American Injection Molding (AIM) Institute are excited to announce a brand new, first-of-its-kind conference for the injection molding industry. details>>

Solvay invests to double its HMW HALS manufacturing capacity in Willow Island

Solvay will invest to double the capacity of its Technology Solutions global business unit's high molecular weight (HMW) hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) production facility in Willow Island, W.V. details>>

Applied Medical Expands European Presence with State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility

Applied Medical, a global medical device company, has expanded its European operations with the opening of a new 20,000-square meter manufacturing and R&D facility at its European headquarters in Amersfoort, Netherlands. details>>

ALBIS PLASTIC invests in CFRP technology

Effective January 2018, ALBIS PLASTIC GmbH will acquire WIPAG Group, specialists in processing and production of carbon fiber compounds for injection-moulding, with sites in Neuburg (Donau), and Gardelegen (both in Germany). details>>

Aurora Plastics Announces Acquisition of S&E Specialty Polymers

Aurora Plastics, LLC, a leader in polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounds, announced the acquisition of compounder S&E Specialty Polymers of Lunenburg, Mass. details>>

Chengzhi Yongqing To Use Honeywell's Technology to Convert Coal into Plastics

Honeywell announced that Nanjing Chengzhi Yongqing Energy Technology Co. Ltd. will build its second Methanol-to-Olefins (MTO) process unit. details>>

Asahi Kasei and Bluestar establish joint ventures for mPPE business in China

As announced on February 15, Asahi Kasei concluded a joint venture agreement with China National Bluestar (Group) Co., Ltd. (Bluestar), a subsidiary of China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina), for the integrated production and sale of Xyron modified polyphenylene ether (mPPE) in China. details>>
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