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Published: 3/11/2016

TESTING: Thermal Analysis Tester Elevates Performance and Efficiency
TA Instruments' new DSC systems have enhanced sensing technologies for thermal analysis of polymers and biomaterials.

Published: 1/6/2015

TESTING: Advanced Video Extensometer Meets Rigorous Test Standards
Instron will debut its new advanced video extensometer for strain measurement at NPE 2015.

Published: 6/1/2010

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.

Published: 5/1/2010

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.

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.

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.

Published: 4/1/2010

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.

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.

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.

Published: 3/1/2010

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.