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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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  • Researchers create flexible joining machine to combine plastic welding processes

    German plastics joining equipment supplier Fischer Kunststoff-Schweibtechnik GmbH investigated the possibility of building a modular, flexible, plastics joining center with...
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  • Plastics eMarket Tip of the Week: Proper Usage Temperature for PVC

    Kamweld Product Manager Len Alter is back to share his experiences and this week he discusses the importance of considering the proper usage temperature for PVC and other...
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  • Researchers create first material with shape memory behavior

    A team of researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have successfully 3-D printed composite silicon materials that are flexible, stretchable, and have...
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  • PVDF integrated with glass fibers to create stronger fluoropolymer

    Arkema, Inc., a chemicals and advanced materials company headquartered in France, has released information about its work to reinforce polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) with...
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  • Nanoparticles with Playdough and Lego traits combined into tiny building blocks

    Chemists from New York University (NYU) in Manhattan have created patchy particles with traits of popular childhood building blocks Playdough and Legos that self-assemble to...
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  • Researchers develop novel process for converting biomass at low temperatures

    Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy Ames Laboratory (Iowa) have developed a novel process for decomposing and stabilizing lignin chains that does not require high...
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  • Article explains importance of power quality to plastic manufacturing

    Rial Williams recently published an article on Plastics Technology about the importance of maintaining power quality to avoid device malfunctions and the costs that coincide...
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  • Compostable biomaterial could replace petroleum-based plastic laminates

    Researchers have developed an inexpensive biomaterial from treated cellulose and chitosan, which is a sustainable alternative to petroleum-based plastic barrier coatings in...
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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>>

ZEISS Industrial Metrology to feature solutions to optimize the measuring process

At the Quality Show in Chicago, October 24-26, ZEISS will have two technology areas to show visitors how the measuring lab can be networked intelligently in the future. details>>

BASF to acquire global polyamide business from Solvay

BASF and Solvay have signed an agreement related to the sale of Solvay integrated polyamide business to BASF. details>>

LyondellBasell receives European Innovation Award from Plastics Europe for smart polymer

LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, received a European Innovation Award from Plastics Europe and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) in the category Material Innovation. details>>

Dow Announces Ethylene Production Facility and ELITE Polyethylene Unit in Texas

DowDuPont Materials Science, the business division of DowDuPont to be named Dow, announced the startup of its new integrated world-scale ethylene production facility and its new ELITE enhanced polyethylene production facility. details>>

All-Plastics Bolsters Capabilities, Adds White Room

All-Plastics, an injection molding leader in technology driven manufacturing and project management, has announced numerous key additions to its already robust list of capabilities, including a white room to support continued growth in secondary operations. details>>

Trinseo Broadens Plastic Resin Offering in North America to Meet Demand

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced the introduction of a diverse range of MAGNUM ABS grades new to the North American market. details>>

Arkema announces expansion of fluoropolymer production capacities in Calvert City

Arkema will increase fluoropolymer (Kynar PVDF) capacity at its Calvert City plant in the United States by some 20 percent. details>>

DS Smith Plastics opens the investment taps at Worldwide Dispensers facility

Packaging specialist DS Smith Plc., Plastics Division announced that it is investing $4 million in the strategic expansion of the Worldwide Dispensers injection molding facility located in Lester Prairie, Minn. details>>

FXI To Be Acquired by an Affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC

FXI, a leading foam producer, announced that it will be acquired by an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners, LLC. details>>

Titomic completes IPO to list on ASX

Titomic Limited will list on the Australian Securities Exchange after raising $6.5 million via a fully underwritten Initial Public Offering. details>>
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