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Construction

Toray's Carbon Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Advances Poised to Enhance Cost/Performance of Molded Products

Toray Industries’ high tensile modulus carbon fiber thermoplastic pellets said to be optimized for injection molding of complex, rigid and lightweight parts. 

Packaging

Patented Additive for Nano-Degradation of Broad Range of Thermoplastics Used in Packaging

Timeplast can mimic the natural enzymatic process up to 100% through a thermo-chemical and synthetically-based approach.

Automotive

SABIC Takes Majority Share in Carbon Nanotube Business for Energy Storage Applications

Company confirms it is also examining this proprietary multi-wall technology in various materials and applications. 

Electronics

Additives: Patented Anti-Counterfeit System for Plastics

Polyfil now offers Kafrit’s Tracer technology in the Americas.

Engineering Resins

Several 'Firsts' Characterize Winners of SPE Auto Innovation Awards

With the addition of an ‘additive manufacturing’ category, the winners of all nine categories exemplify continued innovation and transferability in the use of plastics.

Packaging

First PE Blown Films with Graphite Nanotubes Launched in China

These anti-static PE films containing OCSIAL's nanotubes are made by a electronic products packaging manufacturer. 

Engineering Resins

Ferromagnetic Nanoparticles Lead Quest for Reversible Adhesives

  Promising research on reversible multi-material adhesive bonds could prove game changing in auto industry.  

Additives

EPA Green Lights Nanodiamond Imports

First company is granted registration to import nanodiamonds, which have been shown to significantly boost thermal and mechanical performance of polymers.

Automotive

‘Engineering’ Plastic Structure for Thermal Conductivity

U. of Michigan researchers’ process is a major departure from past approaches to rendering thermal conductivity to plastics.

Commodity Resins

Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes Stay Put

OCSiAI’s test results with HDPE, epoxy, and elastomers show no release of particles when materials are mechanically stressed.

Engineering Resins

Carbodeon to Expand Nanodiamonds Business

Nanodiamonds have commercially joined the arsenal of thermally-conductive fillers, with applications underway.

Biopolymers

Search Right Here for Resins, Additives

Resins and additives. They are the ties that bind all plastics processors. Regardless of whether you are injection molding gears, blow molding ducts, or extruding film, you need your hoppers filled with material.

Recycled Materials

The Promise of "4D Printing"

MIT scientist is shaping the next development to 3D printing: 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time.

Commodity Resins

PP, PS Prices Up; PE, PVC Prices Flat

Prices moved up for PS and PP but stayed flat for PE and PVC, despite price increases on the table.

Engineering Resins

Expect Graphene to Make its Mark in Multiple Markets

  There has been a lot of buzz about graphene in recent times and for good reason.  A material stronger and stiffer than carbon fiber, graphene is thought to have enormous commercial potential, but has been impractical to use on a large scale, with researchers limited to using small flakes of the material.

Additive Manufacturing

Nanotechnology, Additive Mfg: Speakers At SPE ANTEC

ANTEC plenary speakers to address technologies that will impact the industry's future.

Recycled Materials

Polymer Tech Innovations To Star At 'NPE2015 Startup Garage'

Expect to see at least twelve startup ventures with exciting new technologies at the 'NPE2015 Startup Garage' exhibitions.

Engineering Resins

Thermoplastic Composites Prominent At SPE's ACCE

Advances in long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) starred in several presentations and exhibits.

Biopolymers

Study Urges Companies To Disclose Data On Plastic

Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains.

Engineering Resins

First Business Accelerator For Solutions To Plastic Pollution

NewGen Surgical is one of the initial businesses in the new Accelerator portfolio, each having developed a "groundbreaking" technology to reduce plastic pollution.

Blow Molding

Novel Materials Stretch Process Capabilities

The potential for new or unusual materials to broaden the application potential of standard plastics processes was explored in a number of papers at April’s SPE ANTEC conference in Orlando, Fla.

Additives

Sub-Micron Additives Make Strides (Just Don’t Say ‘Nano’)

High-surface-area, sub-micron-size additives have been making significant commercial strides in thermoplastic applications, albeit generally later than had been expected just a decade ago.

Sheet Extrusion

PE/PS Interpolymer Modifies Polyolefins To Process Faster, Thinner, Better

Novel hybrid of polyethylene and polystyrene acts as a processing aid for HDPE, LDPE, and PP.

Recycled Materials

MATERIALS AT NPE: All Market Sectors Benefit from Large Crop of New Materials

Higher-performance and easier processing PE film resins for packaging, a one-pass crosslinked PE for photovoltaic (PV) wire and cable, several higher-performing nylons and TPEs, “greener” plastics, and enhanced styrenic and PC resins are among the new materials that made their debut at the big show in Orlando, Fla., last month.