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UCONN Research Yields Polymer ‘Mechanochromic’ Devices
New plastics switch from opaque to transparent or change color when subjected to mechanical strain.
Higher Prices for Commodity Thermoplastics
PP leads pricing surge.
Arkema Boosts PEKK Capacity
Another major investment now underway.
Concurrent Events at Chinaplas 2017 Focus on Industry 4.0, Design and Medical Plastics
Chinaplas 2017 (May 16-19, China Import and Export Fair Complex, Pazhou, Guangzhou) will once again host three concurrent conferences along with its massive exhibition.
Prices Bottom Out for Polyolefins; PET, PS, PVC Move Up
Flat or falling prices have turned upward for all five commodity resins.
New Resins & Additives Galore at K 2016
A wide range of interesting developments in materials technologies were sprinkled in with some intriguing announcements of new ventures at K 2016.
Extrusion Powerhouse Does It All
Tekni-Plex has evolved into a technically diverse global supplier of a wide range of extrusions for a host of markets, many of which are regulated.
K 2016 Proves Additive Manufacturing Has Staying Power
K 2016 made clear that additive manufacturing is establishing a prominent position at the triennial show among long-running mainstays like injection molding, extrusion, blowmolding and thermoforming.
Nova Chemicals Starts Up World-Scale LLDPE Reactor
This reactor is the first new LLDPE reactor in the Americas in over a decade.
Largest-Ever Rear-Quarter Window Sports Lexan PC
New-generation multi-purpose MPVs feature rear-quarter window that is 40% lighter than comparable glass version.