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Ford Motor & Coca-Cola Get "Plastics From Renewable Sources Award"; Ford Highlights Other Developments
This is the first time Coca-Cola's PlantBottle Technology is being applied to a non-packaging application.
Article Published: 3/27/2014
APPLICATION: Biobased Nylon Chosen For Ferrari and Maserati Fuel Vapor Separators
A halogen-free FR biobased nylon 410 grade from DSM "stars" in high-end sports cars.
Article Published: 3/25/2014
Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.
Article Published: 3/24/2014
Enhanced Resins & Additives At Biopolymers Conference
An industry gathering sponsored by NatureWorks is a forum for materials, additives, and processing advances.
Article Published: 3/24/2014
Compounding PLA on Twin-Screws: What Testing Reveals
Twin-screw extrusion is the preferred method for compounding PLA and other biopolymers. But processing PLA is complicated because it’s sensitive to heat and shear. It’s also prone to hydrolytic degradation if moisture is present in molten PLA. Here’...
Article Published: 3/21/2014
Additive Manufacturing: Materials for ‘Real-World’ Parts
Developments in materials have helped pave the way for processors to make ‘real world’ parts from what is collectively known as 3D printing. Here’s a comprehensive review of the materials available.
Article Published: 2/25/2014
APPLICATION: First Wine Bottle Closures Made with 'Green' PE
Braskem's 'Green' PE featured in Nomacorc's first 100% renewably-sourced wine closures.
Article Published: 1/29/2014
Materials News at K 2013
There was no shortage of interesting materials developments at K 2013, in particular high-performance engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic composites—much of them geared to automotive/transportation.
Article Published: 1/23/2014
APPLICATIONS: First Ultra-High Barrier Renewable and Recyclable Packaging Makes Inroads
Plantic's high-barrier renewable and recyclable packaging is ideally suited for fresh food products and will soon make its large-scale commercial debut.
Article Published: 1/11/2014
ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: Slew of New Developments in Materials, Equipment
Three companies unveiled new developments in additive manufacturing and prototyping as 2013 came to a close, a testament to this technology's vibrant growth.
Article Published: 1/9/2014

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