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Wendel Completes Acquisition of Specialty Plastic Packaging Solutions Provider, CSP Technologies

Wendel Completes Acquisition of Specialty Plastic Packaging Solutions Provider, CSP Technologies

Wendel, a global investment firm, has completed the acquisition of CSP Technologies at an enterprise value of US $360 million. As part of the transaction, the Wendel Group has invested US $198 million for a 98% ownership in CSP. [More]
Hexcel to Showcase Composite Materials for Skis and Snowboards at ISPO Winter Sports Exhibition

Hexcel to Showcase Composite Materials for Skis and Snowboards at ISPO Winter Sports Exhibition

At the ISPO Winter Sports exhibition taking place in Munich, Germany, on February 5-8, Hexcel is promoting its leading range of composite materials for skis, snowboards and other high performance sports equipment. [More]
Multimodal Polymer Fibers Implanted in the Brain Stimulate and Record Neural Behavior

Multimodal Polymer Fibers Implanted in the Brain Stimulate and Record Neural Behavior

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created complex multimodal polymer fibers that have the ability to deliver drugs and optical signals into the brain, directly. These fibers also enable continuous monitoring of the effect of numerous inputs thorough simultaneous electrical readouts. Further, these fibers can be produced with thickness less than that of a hair’s width. [More]
Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S Invests €3 Million in New Building at Wertheim Headquarters

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S Invests €3 Million in New Building at Wertheim Headquarters

Saint-Gobain Performance Plastic L+S GmbH is preparing for future growth with a €3 million investment in a new building at its Wertheim headquarters in Germany. Along with building additional space for the production portion of their business, the new building will feature a dedicated global training and technology center, offering an inventive and constructive environment for their engineers to develop individual customer solutions based on growing and future needs. [More]

Evonik Announce Improved Performance of JAYHAWK™ BTDA® Products

Evonik Jayhawk Fine Chemicals Corporation announces improvements to JAYHAWK BTDA Ultrapure, a dianhydride co-monomer used in the production of polyimide films. Key applications include flexible circuitry found in smar... [More]
Multiplication of Electrical Charges in Single Molecules Could Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells

Multiplication of Electrical Charges in Single Molecules Could Lead to More Efficient Solar Cells

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Columbia University have collaborated to develop solar cell polymers that have multiplied electrical output. [More]
Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Process Uses Organic-Based Photocatalyst

Metal-Free Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization Process Uses Organic-Based Photocatalyst

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara and The Dow Chemical Company have collaborated to develop an innovative atom transfer radical polymerization (ATRP) process that may help overcome the hurdles that have so far prevented common use of controlled radical polymerization. The new process does not utilize metals. It uses an organic-based photocatalyst instead. [More]
Michelman Introduces New Organizational Structure with Three Strategic Business Groups

Michelman Introduces New Organizational Structure with Three Strategic Business Groups

Michelman, a global manufacturer of surface additives and polymers, has introduced an improved organizational structure consisting of three Strategic Business Groups. [More]
New Green Technique Recycles All Plastics without Using Water

New Green Technique Recycles All Plastics without Using Water

Conventional plastic recycling techniques use large quantities water. In order to avoid this waste, Marco Adame founder of Ak Inovex, has recently developed a new green technology which does not require the use of liquids. [More]
U.S. Packaging Barrier Resin Market Expected to Grow to About 9.8 Billion Pounds in 2019

U.S. Packaging Barrier Resin Market Expected to Grow to About 9.8 Billion Pounds in 2019

This BCC Research report looks at the packaging industry, that of plastic barrier packaging, and the plastic resins that supply these barriers. Forecasts included through 2019. [More]