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Published: 3/25/2014

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.

Published: 3/24/2014

Biomaterials Replace Most Plastic Parts In Concept Car
The Biofore Concept Car includes parts made of cellulose-reinforced PP and HDPE.

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.

Published: 3/21/2014

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’...

Published: 2/25/2014

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.

Published: 1/29/2014

APPLICATION: First Wine Bottle Closures Made with 'Green' PE
Braskem's 'Green' PE featured in Nomacorc's first 100% renewably-sourced wine closures.

Published: 1/23/2014

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.

Published: 1/11/2014

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.

Published: 1/9/2014

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.

Published: 1/9/2014

APPLICATIONS: High-Heat PLA in World's First Bioplastic Touchscreen Computer
The high-heat-resistant PLA compound used for the housing of the first bioplastic touchscreen computer is based on lactides from Corbion Purac.