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Carbon Nanotube-Enhanced Plastics
WEB EXCLUSIVE: In one of two recent announcements about carbon nanotubes, Arkema Inc., Philadelphia, has received EPA approval for commercial sales of its Graphistrength carbon nanotube (CNT) masterbatches in the U.S.
New Product Announcements Published: 6/1/2010
Europe Begins Pilot Production of PLA
WEB EXCLUSIVE: The first European production of polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymer went on stream last month at a pilot plant of Futerro, the 50/50 joint venture of Total Petrochemicals and Galactic, both of Brussels, Belgium.
New Product Announcements Published: 5/1/2010
Medium-Density mPE for Tough, Stiff, High-Clarity Films
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Significant downgauging potential and outstanding processability on both LDPE and LLDPE extrusion equipment are claimed for new Enable mPE 35-05CH, a metallocene MDPE from ExxonMobil Chemical, Houston.
New Product Announcements Published: 5/1/2010
Non-Halogen FR-TPEs for Electronic Cables
WEB EXCLUSIVE: GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, McHenry, Ill., a unit of PolyOne Corp., has introduced two new grades of halogen-free, flame-retardant (HFFR) TPEs for consumer electronic power cords and auxiliary cables.
New Product Announcements Published: 5/1/2010
Starch-Based Resin Adds More Bio Content
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Novamont N.A., Ridgefield, Conn., is offering a new, second generation of Mater-Bi starch-based thermoplastic with increased bio-based content.
New Product Announcements Published: 4/1/2010
Biodegradable Resin for Paper Coating & Shrink Film
WEB EXCLUSIVE: BASF Corp., Florham Park, N.J., has introduced a new member of the Ecovio line of fully biodegradable blends of PLA biopolymer and Ecoflex petro-based, biodegradable polyester.
New Product Announcements Published: 4/1/2010
Two New LDPEs for Packaging
WEB EXCLUSIVE: Two new LDPE resins for injection and blow molded packaging have been introduced globally by LyondellBasell Industries, Wilmington, Del.
New Product Announcements Published: 4/1/2010
Gamma-Stable Rigid PVC & TPE Medical Compounds
WEB EXCLUSIVE: New rigid and flexible medical compounds that resist gamma sterilization are available from Teknor Apex Co.,Pawtucket, R.I.
New Product Announcements Published: 3/1/2010
Softer Formable Olefin Foams
Thermoformable, closed-cell, crosslinked polyolefin foams up to 70% softer than previous versions are new from Toray Plastics (America), Inc., PEF Div., Front Royal, Va.
New Product Announcements Published: 3/1/2010
Nanoclay Balances Stiffness & Flexibility in Medical TPEs
WEB EXCLUSIVE: As medical catheters get thinner and thinner, it becomes more difficult for unfilled TPEs and TPUs to provide the balance of stiffness and flexibility needed to insert the devices and thread them through long, complex vascular paths.
New Product Announcements Published: 3/1/2010

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