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Solvay Launches High-Performance Polyester Compound

Solvay Launches High-Performance Polyester Compound Solvay has unveiled a new high-performance polyester compound that delivers higher heat and light stability than competitive materials for light-emitting diode (LED) televisions.

PolyOne solutions replace metal in new LED lighting applications

PolyOne solutions replace metal in new LED lighting applications PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced that Finland-based Kruunutekniikka Oy, a leading manufacturer of solid-state LED lighting systems, has adopted Therma-Tech thermal management solutions to replace aluminum in its recently patented Coolics LED light fixtures.

Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Polymers and Fuels – a challenge for sustainable chemistry

Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Polymers and Fuels – a challenge for sustainable chemistry The world’s largest conference on “CO2 as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers” covers an incredibly wide range of uses for CO2, developing a vision for a sustainable carbon dioxide economy.

Arkema invests over €70M in fluoropolymers in France

Arkema invests over €70M in fluoropolymers in France The world leader in PVDF fluoropolymer, an innovative and fast-growing (+7% p.a.) performance material, Arkema announces a major project for the development of its Kynar PVDF business in Europe.

Monitoring of the 'forces majeures' of polymer suppliers in Europe

Monitoring of the 'forces majeures' of polymer suppliers in Europe 'Plastics processors are angry', said Alexandre Dangis, speaking on June 1st , 2012 at the EuPC Annual Meeting in Vienna (Austria) about the mounting raw material cost increases and the associated large number of 'forces majeures' in Europe.

Researchers develop world’s first biodegradable joint implant

Researchers develop world’s first biodegradable joint implant Tampere University of Technology (TUT) has been the first in the world to develop biodegradable joint implant, RegJoint.

SPE ACCE Teams with Missouri University for survey on sustainability initiatives in composites industry

 SPE  ACCE Teams  with Missouri University for survey on sustainability initiatives in composites industry The organizing committee for the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) announced that it has teamed with Missouri University of Science & Technology (Rolla, Mo.) to develop an online survey to query members of industry, academia, research groups, media, and government organizations globally about the importance of sustainability in the field of polymer composites.

Ticona Vectra LCP plays key role in 3-D MID flow sensor

Ticona Vectra LCP plays key role in 3-D MID flow sensor 2E mechatronic GmbH & Co. KG of Germany has designed a 3-D molded interconnect device (MID) flow sensor for air conditioning systems that uses Vectra E840i LDS, a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) specially developed by Ticona for electronic circuits on 3-D injection moldings produced with a Laser Direct Structuring (LDS) process.

Superabsorbents Made in Krefeld– a quarter century of success

Superabsorbents Made in Krefeld– a quarter century of success Fewer sleepless nights for millions of children and their parents, fewer tears, and more convenience – these are the "dry facts" achieved by a special chemical product: superabsorbent polymers, the technological secret behind the worldwide success of disposable diapers.

New plastics from Australian university

New plastics from Australian university A newly discovered technique makes it possible to create a whole new array of plastics with metallic or even superconducting properties.