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Global Plastics Summit 2015 to Focus on Impact of New Forces Affecting the Global Plastics Industry

Global Plastics Summit 2015 to Focus on Impact of New Forces Affecting the Global Plastics Industry

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association and IHS Chemical will join forces again this year to present the industry-leading, executive level Global Plastics Summit (GPS) Oct. 28-30 in Chicago, the organizations announced today. [More]
Specialist Polymer Films Available From Goodfellow

Specialist Polymer Films Available From Goodfellow

Goodfellow, a leading supplier of polymers, metals and other materials for research and industry, offers a wide selection of polymer films, including specialist products suitable for demanding applications. [More]
ProTec Polymer Processing Exhibit Range of Efficient Material Handling Systems and Services at Fakuma 2015

ProTec Polymer Processing Exhibit Range of Efficient Material Handling Systems and Services at Fakuma 2015

ProTec Polymer Processing will showcase at Fakuma 2015 a full range of high-performance, energy-efficient integrated system solutions for efficient material handling, including conveying, drying, dosing and mixing. [More]
Color-Changing Polymer-Based Material Could Help Detect Traumatic Brain Injuries

Color-Changing Polymer-Based Material Could Help Detect Traumatic Brain Injuries

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a new polymer-based material that is capable of changing colors based on the speed of impact inflicted on it to detect risk of brain damage. [More]
Evonik VESTAMID HTplus Polyphthalamide Ideal for HELLA’s Laser-Welded Actuator Housings

Evonik VESTAMID HTplus Polyphthalamide Ideal for HELLA’s Laser-Welded Actuator Housings

The housing of the latest waste gate actuator series from HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co. is based on VESTAMID® HTplus, the polyphthalamide from Evonik Resource Efficiency GmbH, Essen (Germany). [More]
SPI Announces New MRO Expo to Serve the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Products and Services Market

SPI Announces New MRO Expo to Serve the Maintenance, Repair, and Operations Products and Services Market

The Plastics Industry Trade Association announced its newest event, MRO Expo, scheduled for June 8 -9, 2016 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, just 1.7 miles from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Produced by the same team that brings you NPE, MRO Expo is designed to assist those manufacturing professionals who are responsible for ensuring production lines and facility operations are running efficiently and at full capacity. [More]
Heat-Resistant, Flexible Dielectric Polymer Could Find Application in Aerospace Power Electronics

Heat-Resistant, Flexible Dielectric Polymer Could Find Application in Aerospace Power Electronics

A team of engineers from Penn State has created a cross-linked polymer nanocomposite comprising of boron nitride nanosheets that is capable of high-voltage capacity for energy storage at high temperatures. [More]
ROFIN Launches Dedicated MPS Laser Solutions for Polymer Welding

ROFIN Launches Dedicated MPS Laser Solutions for Polymer Welding

ROFIN continues the MPS laser workstation success. Its wide range of applications is extended by fusing of polymers. The system is based on the market-leading MPS laser workstation and the DILAS Compact Evolution laser sources and comes with application-specific control software. [More]
INP Greifswald Utilizes Specialised Imaging’s SIM Framing Camera to Study Plasma Breakdown Mechanism in Polymer Films

INP Greifswald Utilizes Specialised Imaging’s SIM Framing Camera to Study Plasma Breakdown Mechanism in Polymer Films

Specialised Imaging reports on how the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology eV is using an optimised version of its SIM Framing Camera to make ultra fast UV measurements of the mechanism of plasma being used to modify the electrical properties of polymer films. [More]
Trinseo Receives FDA Food Contact Approval for MAGNUM ABS Resins

Trinseo Receives FDA Food Contact Approval for MAGNUM ABS Resins

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, today announced that several grades of MAGNUM™ ABS Resins are now considered to be FDA food contact compliant as a result of a recently approved Food Contact Substance Notification (FCN). The food contact grades are MAGNUM™ ABS 3453, 3904 / 3904 Smooth and 8391 / 8391 MED Resins. [More]