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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
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.
Article Published: 1/9/2014
PlastiComp & DSM Developing Biobased Long-Fiber Composites
WEB EXCLUSIVE: PlastiComp, Inc., Winona, Minn., has entered into a partnership with DSM Engineering Plastics (U.S. office in Birmingham, Mich.), to develop biobased, long-fiber thermoplastic (LFT) composite materials for automotive and other perform...
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Clear, Heat-Resistant PLA Films in Development
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Dutch producer of lactic acid and lactides Corbion Purac is joining forces with U.K.’s Innovia Films to develop PLA film that is both transparent and resistant to high temperatures.
Article Published: 12/5/2013
Nylon 410 Slashes Weight & Cost in Engine Crankshaft Cover
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Next-generation Volkswagen diesel engines will benefit from a multi-functional crankshaft cover made of biobased nylon 410 from DSM Engineering Plastics.
Article Published: 11/7/2013
Polyolefin Nonwovens Go 100% Biobased
New product is composed of two biobased polymers in a bicomponent, sheath/core structure.
Article Published: 10/25/2013
FKuR Distributes Braskem’s ‘Green’ PE in U.S. & Canada
Germany’s FKuR Plastics Corp. (U.S. office in Cedar Park, Texas), a compounder of bioplastics for flexible packaging, is now a distributor in the U.S. and Canada of biobased polyethylene from Brazil’s Braskem
Article Published: 9/24/2013
Biopropylene Used For Frames of Two Child Bicycle Carriers
A partly biobased polypropylene compound from Cereplast was selected by Bellelli of Italy for its new line of child bicycle carriers to be launched this fall under the MammaCangura brand.
Article Published: 8/30/2013

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