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  • PolyOne Supplies TPE to JonesZylon for Developing Three-compartment Food Service Trays (Sep 22, 2011)
    PolyOne GLS Thermoplastic Elastomers, is one of the global leaders in high-performance, custom-formulated thermoplastic elastomer solutions (TPEs), has announced that The JonesZylon company is using a high-performance GLS™ TPE to produce safer food service items for correctional institutions.
  • Zotefoams Introduces Lightweight Polyamide Foam for Automotive Applications (Sep 22, 2011)
    Zotefoams, the foam technology company has unveiled a new, lightweight polyamide co-polymer, flexible thermoplastic foam material, ZOTEK® NA30, that it claims is suitable for a wide array of automotive applications such as undershields and bonnet liners, engine insulation, air ducting and a variety of die cut and thermoformed spacers.
  • Buildatron Exhibited Revolutionary 3D Printers at World Maker Faire, New York (Sep 20, 2011)
    Buildatron Systems has announced the international launch of the Buildatron 1 3D printer which will "Build a Revolution" through affordable 3D printing. Their offering represented a new paradigm in 3D personal manufacturing technology and was exhibited at the World Makerfaire in New York City recently.
  • BioAmber Partners with PTTMCC to Build Bio-based PBS Plant in Thailand (Sep 16, 2011)
    PTTMCC Biochem, a joint venture between PTT PLC and Mitsubishi Chemical, has selected BioAmber Inc. as its partner for a polybutylene succinate (PBS) plant that will begin construction in Thailand in 2012. BioAmber will build a biobased succinic acid plant in Thailand and supply PTTMCC with biobased succinic acid on an exclusive basis. Succinic acid is the principal starting material for the production of PBS, along with 1,4-butanediol.
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  • DSM Gets US Patent on its Tape Technology Made of Dyneema® Fiber (Sep 16, 2011)
    DSM has announced that it has been granted a US patent for its tape technology. The US Patent and Trademark office officially granted the patent in August 2011. It protects DSM Dyneema's tape technology. One of the products from this technology recently introduced into the market is BT10, marketed under the Dyneema® brand.
  • Solvay Introduces Corrosion-resistant Polyphthalamide for Automotive Electronics Applications (Sep 16, 2011)
    Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC, a Solvay Specialty Polymers company, has expanded its range of Amodel® polyphthalamide (PPA) resins for automotive electronics applications. New Amodel Electronic (AE) grades eliminate corrosion issues in high temperature and high humidity conditions for a range of applications including sensors, connectors, electric motors, electronic control unit housings, bobbins, solenoids, and other circuit protection.
  • PolyOne to Exhibit TPE Solutions for Medical, Consumer & Packaging Sectors at IDSA 2011 (Sep 15, 2011)
    PolyOne Corporation, one of the premier global providers of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, is featuring an array of awarding winning solutions this week at the IDSA 2011 International Conference (booth 10), organized by the Dulles, Virginia-based Industrial Designers Society of America.
  • Alliance Introduces Heat-resistant TPU to Manufacture Cables for Electric & Hybrid Vehicles (Sep 14, 2011)
    The growing popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles has placed increasing demands on OEMs and automobile manufacturers to offer cable harnesses and leads which withstand greater rigors than ever before, namely increased voltage (1,000 volts or more) and higher temperatures 300°F.
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  • Atlas to Demonstrate Titan Dual Turret Rewinding Technology at ICE Europe 2011 (Sep 12, 2011)
    Atlas will present the next generation of Titan dual turret rewinding technology during the ICE Europe 2011 exhibition in Munich, Germany from 8th to 10th November on stand no. 291 in Hall B6. This latest technology provides unsurpassed levels of productivity, modularity and rewind reel quality. A range of new customer service products will also be introduced for the existing installed base of Titan slitter rewinders.
  • Foster Launches EVA-based Products for Implant, Patch & Other Medical Applications (Sep 12, 2011)
    Foster Corporation, has introduced custom extruded film and rod from drug/polymer blends for implant, patch and oral drug delivery applications. Working with customer specified active pharmaceutical ingredients and a range of polymer formulations, including EVA, bioresorbable and water soluble polymers, Foster is able to support customers from formulation development through clinical production of advanced drug delivery systems.
  • Poole's Recycled PET Fiber Gets SCS Certification for its Use in Textile Industry (Sep 12, 2011)
    Poole Company, one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of recycled and virgin fiber products, has announced that Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) has completed the evaluation of Poole Company EcoSure® and EcoSure® Wellstrand fibers manufactured in SC and China. Based on the renewal evaluation, these products have fully qualified for certification under the SCS Recycled Content Certification Program.
  • Novamont Displays Bioplastic-based Plates for Catering Services at I sapori dell'Alto Piemonte (Sep 2, 2011)
    "I sapori dell'Alto Piemonte", an event promoting the delicacies of Eastern Piedmont, currently ongoing, in the evocative setting of the recently restored eighteenth-century Villa Marrazza in Borgomanero. Novamont, one of the the leading Italian bioplastics companies based in Novara and an event partner and has provided biodegradable and compostable Vela plates made from Mater-Bi®, produced by Eco-Inn.
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  • PolyOne to Showcase Polymer-based Healthcare Solutions at Medtec China 2011 (Sep 1, 2011)
    PolyOne Corporation, one of the premier global providers of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, will showcase a growing range of specialty healthcare solutions and its expanded presence in Asia at Medtec China, September 7 to 8, in booth 1025 at the Intex Shanghai Exhibition Center.
  • Wake Forest Researchers Develop Plastic-based Flexible Electronics for Wide Applications (Aug 31, 2011)
    Plastic-based flexible electronics, produced in large volume using roll-to-roll processing, inkjet printing or spray deposition, is the "electronics everywhere" trend of the future, says Oana Jurchescu, Assistant Professor of Physics at Wake Forest University. And the key to success in this market will be the low-cost production of large molecular structures with excellent electronic performance.
  • Norfolk State University Selects NCFI's PU Spray Foam to Construct its Library (Aug 30, 2011)
    One of Norfolk State University's largest new building projects, Lyman Beecher Brooks Library, promises to be a healthier and more comfortable place to study, learn and meet, thanks to help from InsulBloc spray foam insulation by NCFI Polyurethanes. The library was designed by Moseley Architects and built by S.B. Ballard Construction to LEED standards to reduce energy and water use, improve indoor air quality, and promote the wise use of materials.
  • Companies to Exhibit Protective Gloves Made of Dyneema® Diamond Technology at A+A Safety & Security (Aug 29, 2011)
    At the forthcoming A+A safety and security trade fair which takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, from October 18-21, a number of companies will be introducing protective gloves featuring the latest Dyneema® Diamond Technology. This latest fiber innovation is allowing DSM Dyneema's licensed partners to develop gloves with impressive cut protection, yet without compromising on light weight or comfort.
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  • PolyOne Receives Innovation Award for its Stat-Tech™ NT Carbon Nanotube Formulation (Aug 29, 2011)
    PolyOne Corporation, a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has announced that it has received the 2011 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the Plastics Industry for its breakthrough Stat-Tech™ NT carbon nanotube formulation. An independent panel of plastics industry experts selected PolyOne's new specialty material for recognition. The award honors Stat-Tech™ NT materials.
  • Alpha Launches Transparent PET Jars for Packing Personal Care Products (Aug 26, 2011)
    Alpha Packaging has completed its family of small PET (polyethylene terephthalate) Wide-Mouth Jars for personal care products. The 2-ounce, 3-ounce and 4-ounce jars are joining Alpha's line of stock PET jars that range in size from 2 to 32 ounces. All three new jars are built off the same 18 gram preform and feature a 58-400 continuous thread neck finish.
  • Las Vegas to Host International Conference on Polymers in Medical Applications in February 2012 (Aug 26, 2011)
    MediPlast is going to conduct an international conference on Polymers in Medical Applications in Las Vegas, USA from Feb 29 to March 2, 2012. Learn the newest trends and technical advances in the use of Polymeric Materials in Medical Applications; speakers are from premier institutions such as the world-class Ronald Reagan Medical Center.
  • Manchester Researchers to Develop Next Generation Biocatalysts for Producing Green Chemicals (Aug 26, 2011)
    BIONEXGEN (Developing the Next Generation of Biocatalysts for Industrial Chemical Synthesis) is an ambitious European research programme that will develop the next generation of biocatalysts to be used for eco-efficient manufacturing processes in the chemical industry. This three-year European Union funded project is led by Professor Nick Turner, Director of the Centre of Excellence for Biocatalysis, Biotransformations and Biocatalytic Manufacture.
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