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New Market Research Report on High Performance Plastics

Research and Markets( has announced the addition of the "High Performance Plastics - Issue 4, 2010" report to their offering.

A monthly information service for manufacturers, suppliers and users of performance plastics. Includes market and industry news, new materials and processing, performance applications, environmental issues, technological developments and an events calendar.

An analysis section covers specific topics affecting the industry including interpretation of end user markets, corporate strategies, industry statistics and plastics prices. Every month, this concise newsletter will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in a format that doesn't take all day to read.

Each issue of High Performance Plastics brings you in-depth market analysis on a topic of relevance to the industry and provides you with all the latest news regarding mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategies in an easy to read format. Plus all articles contain contact details so you can follow up items of specific interest with those concerned.

Key Topics Covered:


  • Range of heat- and chemical-resistant PAs launched;
  • Degradable polymer made from non-food crops;
  • PP fibres could make reinforced concrete cheaper;
  • Clarifying agent delivers 50% reduction in haze;
  • Fuel-resistant reinforced polyphenylene sulphide launched;
  • Medical grade PC resin offers improved flow;
  • Epoxy for bonding dissimilar substrates developed;
  • Flexible nanoparticle-reinforced elastomers launched.


  • World's thinnest light-emitting diode manufactured with PPA;
  • Innovation award for PC stadium walls;
  • PA46 used in drive-by-wire system for disabled drivers.


  • Demand for independently compounded thermoplastics to be valued at $13.4 billion by 2013.

Environmental issues:

  • PBT manufactured from recycled PET bottles;
  • High-heat bioplastic launched.

Company News:

  • BASFs sales down 19% for 2009; Akzo Nobel's revenue down 10% for 2009;
  • Bayer purchases electroactive polymer manufacturer;
  • Lyondellbasell closes Italian PP facility.


  • Custom-made die technology for steel pipe coating;
  • Mixhead mount improves reaction injection moulding process;
  • System for PET packaging from post consumer content wins US Food and Drug Administration approval;
  • PE transformed into thermal conductor


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