2014.02 IAG

Innovations - news on Plastech

Information from the industry concerning: Innovations

   

Polymer that “self heals” when exposed to ultraviolet light

Polymer that “self heals” when exposed to ultraviolet light A team led by Christoph Weder, a materials scientist at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, has developed a type of rubbery plastic that “self heals” when exposed to ultraviolet light. The material might one day be incorporated into varnish, paint or mobile phone covers.

Black glass by O-I: black is back

Black glass by O-I: black is back Mysterious. Original. Elegant. Classy. Challenging. Black is a colour that transcends trends and inspires designers, whether they are creating fashion or furniture, computers or cars.

Plastics in aircraft

Plastics in aircraft Weight is everything in aircraft – and body weight can be significantly reduced by using plastics composites.

Multifunctional labels at the Interpack 2011

Multifunctional labels at the Interpack 2011 Labels in the 21st century are multifunctional, are a decoration, packaging component and provider of information all in one.

Sweet things come in small packages – appealing to the emotions the green way

Sweet things come in small packages – appealing to the emotions the green way The choice of confectionery and bakery products is huge. The consumer ultimately only buys things that immediately catch his eye and promise pleasures of the palate. This not only elicits maximum design creativity from packaging producers, but also demands in-depth technical expertise in the production process.

Clariant ColorForward 2012 predicts

Clariant ColorForward 2012 predicts In 2012, colors that mirror a sense of movement, evolution and surprise – bright, lively, even quirky hues and special effects – can be expected to find a receptive public. So will soft, muted, earthy and organic tones that convey introspection, stability and personal responsibility.

Very innovative bottle made by Pepsi

Very innovative bottle made by Pepsi PepsiCo Inc has developed a bottle made from plant-based, renewable resources that is fully recyclable, and will start using it in a test program next year.

Megatrends will be key to future growth for chemicals & materials markets

Megatrends will be key to future growth for chemicals & materials markets Frost & Sullivan’s unique ongoing research programme identifies, defines and evaluates Megatrends and their future implications for a range of business and markets, including the chemicals and materials industry.

Arkema, INES to collaborate on PV polymer materials research

Arkema, INES to collaborate on PV polymer materials research Arkema and INES set up the first joint research laboratory dedicated to polymers for photovoltaics.

A Schulman awarded

A Schulman awarded European automotive awards, including the highly prestigious Innovation Award for the seat belt microphone manufactured for Audi.The award-winning seat belt microphone for the Audi R8 Spyder allows drivers to make and receive clear and undisturbed hands-free cell phone calls while driving with the roof down.