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New Report on Plastic Processing Machinery Markets in China

New Report on Plastic Processing Machinery Markets in China

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Plastic Processing Machinery Markets in China" report to their offering. [More]
In-Depth Study on the Global and Chinese Optical Polyester Film Industry

In-Depth Study on the Global and Chinese Optical Polyester Film Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Optical Polyester Film Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. [More]
New Technique to Extract Plastic-Like Material from Cork Trees

New Technique to Extract Plastic-Like Material from Cork Trees

On the scale of earth-friendly materials, you'd be hard pressed to find two that are farther apart than polyester (not at all) and cork (very). [More]
Novel X-ray Detector Produced on Thin Plastic Substrate Delivers Breakthrough Medical-Grade Performance

Novel X-ray Detector Produced on Thin Plastic Substrate Delivers Breakthrough Medical-Grade Performance

Researchers from Holst Centre and imec have demonstrated the first ever X-ray detector produced on a plastic substrate that is capable of medical-grade performance. The proof-of-concept device delivers high-resolution, dynamic images at 25 frames per second (fps) and 200 pixels per inch (ppi) with high contrast using medical-level X-ray doses. [More]
BASF to Highlight Plastics Solutions at Chinaplas 2014

BASF to Highlight Plastics Solutions at Chinaplas 2014

BASF and its customers are innovating with plastics solutions in Asia Pacific to address the sustainability challenges of the region and the world. At Chinaplas 2014, BASF will demonstrate solutions that help local and international companies compete in areas such as lightweight solutions that improve automotive fuel efficiency and comfort; consumer product safety; buildings with better environmental performance; and manufacturing efficiency, which is enhanced through accelerated polymer densification and other process innovations. [More]
American Coatings Show 2014: Michelman to Highlight New Ecronova Brand Polymers

American Coatings Show 2014: Michelman to Highlight New Ecronova Brand Polymers

Michelman’s new Ecronova brand polymer binders represent the basis of many leading paints, coatings and lacquers. The company’s line of water-based polymers include styrene acrylics, pure acrylic emulsions, vinyl acetate copolymers and polyurethane dispersions. [More]
Stratasys Introduces Advanced Simulated Polypropylene Material for PolyJet 3D Printing

Stratasys Introduces Advanced Simulated Polypropylene Material for PolyJet 3D Printing

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, today introduced Endur, an advanced simulated polypropylene material for use with all Objet EdenV, Objet Connex, Objet500 Connex3 and Objet 30Pro 3D Printers. [More]
Evonik Expands Shanghai Technical Service Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Polymers

Evonik Expands Shanghai Technical Service Laboratory for Pharmaceutical Polymers

Evonik recently expanded its technical service laboratory for pharmaceutical polymers in Shanghai from 130 to 750 square meters in response to the dynamic growth of the Chinese pharmaceutical market. "The expansion was based on our excellent reputation in the region as a provider of controlled drug release solutions and the strategic decision to add to our research and development activities in Asia," said Axel Bergt, Vice President Health Care Asia Pacific of Evonik, during the opening ceremony. [More]
EPS-IA Completes Moisture Absorption and R-value Tests on Extruded Polystyrene

EPS-IA Completes Moisture Absorption and R-value Tests on Extruded Polystyrene

The EPS Industry Alliance (EPS-IA) recently completed a series of tests on extruded polystyrene (XPS) to examine the effects of moisture absorption and R-value in different field applications. Two new technical resources look at the behavior of rigid foam insulation exposed to water, specifically related to the material's drying potential and R-value retention. [More]
BASF to Present Superabsorbent Polymers at INDEX 2014

BASF to Present Superabsorbent Polymers at INDEX 2014

From April 8-11, BASF will present new and efficient solutions for the hygiene industry at the INDEX 2014, the worldwide primary exhibition of nonwovens, at the Palexpo Exhibition & Congress Centre in Geneva, Switzerland. At the BASF booth 2427, BASF experts will inform and advise business professionals about BASF’s comprehensive services and product range in the field of innovation including HySorb® new odor control and HySorb® Mass Balance approach, binders for fibrous materials and of additives for hygiene, filtration and medical applications. [More]