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Published: 10/9/2017

Strong Growth for High-Sliding Polyacetal Grades for Gears, Bearings
Polyplastics says its Duracon noise-reduction grades are getting a lot of play at the same time that DuPont seems ready to back away from its engineering thermoplastics.

Published: 10/6/2017

SABIC Gets Two European Plastics Innovation Awards
FDM produced aircraft seat and in-mold structural electronics highlighted.

Published: 8/21/2017

‘Engineering’ Plastic Structure for Thermal Conductivity
U. of Michigan researchers’ process is a major departure from past approaches to rendering thermal conductivity to plastics.

Published: 8/18/2017

First Thermoplastic Composite Gearbox Housing: 30% Lighter Than Aluminum
ARRK’s lightweight injection molded construction is made with layer-optimized organic sheeting.

Published: 8/3/2017

“Yellow Chemistry”: Waste Sulfur Turned into New Plastic
University of Arizona scientists have invented a new plastic they say is ideal for lenses in infrared devices like heat-sensing cameras.

Published: 7/24/2017

What Is the Right Plastics Joining Process for You: Part 3—Coolant Manifold Case Study
What is the most appropriate plastics joining solution for a 30% glass-filled nylon coolant manifold?

Published: 7/20/2017

Recap of Refocus Sustainability & Recycling Summit
Sustainable materials must meet or exceed the performance of their traditional competitors; could ocean plastic be coming to cars; and more.

Published: 7/13/2017

NAFTA Modernization Supported by North American Plastics Industry
Three major trade groups announce list of priorities for plastics in upcoming negotiations.

Published: 7/12/2017

What Is the Right Plastics Joining Process for You? Part 1
Changing demands, advancing technology and a process-neutral approach to plastics joining for under-the-hood automotive parts.

Published: 7/7/2017

Canadian, Mexican and U.S. Plastics Organizations Meet to Modernize NAFTA
The heads of PLASTICS, CPIA and ANIPAC met this week in Mexico City to reexamine the trade deal 24 years after it passed and before President Trump focuses on it.