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  • Global PA Market Value is Estimated to Reach USD 41,769.5 Mn by 2019: MarketsandMarkets (May 15, 2014)
    The report "Bio-Polyamide, Specialty Polyamide & Precursors Market by Type (PA 6, PA 66, PA 10, PA 11, PA 12 & Others), by Precursor (CPL, ADA & HDMA), by Material (Fiber & Plastics) & Application (Textile, Automotive, E&E & Others) – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report analyzes the global polyamide market with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in different regions.
  • LANXESS at Expobor'14: Presented Innovative Curing Technology for EPDM Rubber & more (May 15, 2014)
    LANXESS, one of the world's leading manufacturers of synthetic rubber, showcased at Expobor 2014 a broad range of products for the rubber transformation, automotive, tire, and civil construction industries, among others. The event is one of the Latin America's largest rubber fairs from April 23 to 25 at Expo Center Norte, in São Paulo. At this year's edition of Expobor, LANXESS Keltan Elastomers business unit presented an innovative curing technology for EPDM rubber.
  • PHA Producer Meredian Gets Certifications for Biodegradability from Vinçotte International (May 15, 2014)
    Privately held biopolymer manufacturer Meredian, Inc., one of the world's largest producers of PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate), has received four certifications and two statements of biodegradability from Vinçotte International, headquartered in Vilvoorde, Belgium. Meredian, Inc. is the only company in the world to receive these certifications of biodegradability in all six mediums. The approval of these certifications further serves to highlight Meredian Inc.'s mission to create the most ecologically sound biodegradable plastic on the market.
  • Purdue Students Win Top Prize for Soy-based, Renewable and Recyclable Filament for 3D Printing (May 15, 2014)
    A group of Purdue University students who created a soy-based, renewable and recyclable filament for 3D printing won the top prize in the annual Student Soybean Product Innovation Contest. The awards were announced at a reception in Indianapolis. A record 15 teams completed projects in the competition, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary "For 20 years, Indiana soybean farmers have supported this competition in the College of Agriculture".
  • DuPont at Interpack: Exhibits DuPont™ Surlyn®-based Inner Bag Fused Bag-in-bottle System (May 14, 2014)
    Toleriane Ultra is a skincare cosmetic from La Roche-Posay, which provides intense soothing care to hypersensitive and allergic skin. Its packaging combines an innovative bag-in-bottle system with a special airless pump to protect this lotion, which is sensitive due to the complete absence of preservatives, from oxidation, drying out and penetration of contaminants. The bag-in-bottle system consists of a strong bottle made from crystal-clear copolyester and an inner bag of highly transparent DuPont™ Surlyn® with an additional oxygen barrier layer.
  • INVISTA Introduces Renewably-sourced LYCRA® Spandex Fiber for Apparel Fabrics and Garments (May 14, 2014)
    INVISTA, one of the world's largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, and owner of the LYCRA® brand, introduces the only commercial offering of a bio-derived spandex available globally and for use in a wide variety of apparel fabrics and garments. Approximately 70 percent by weight of the new LYCRA® bio-derived spandex fiber comes from a renewable source made from dextrose derived from corn.
  • PSI-Polymer Systems' Continuous Screen Changer Used in Challenging Food Extrusion Application (May 14, 2014)
    PSI-Polymer Systems has recently sold a modified continuous screen changer to a leading U.S.-based candy producer for use in a challenging food extrusion application. The ability for the screen changer to perform well in this unique application highlights the customization and solution oriented abilities that PSI prides itself on. This purchase marks the fifth PSI screen changer this customer has purchased for their food process.
  • Global PVDF Market Value to Grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2014 to 2019: MarketsandMarkets (May 13, 2014)
    According to a new market research report "Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Market by End User Industry (Chemical Processing, Construction, New Energies, and Oil & Gas), & by Application (Pipes, Coatings, Fittings, Sheets, Films, Tubes, Powder, Membranes, & Cables) – Trends Forecasts to 2019" report analyzes the global PVDF market with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in different regions.
  • Kortec at Interpack: Unveils Multi-layer Co-injection Technology for Clear PP Plastic Cans (May 13, 2014)
    A new multi-layer co-injection technology from Kortec, Inc., allows the production of clear PP plastic cans for food packaging. 'Klear Can' multi-layer plastic cans provide an attractive alternative to metal cans by providing brand owners with clear, see-through PP in a container that features extended shelf life of up to five years. An ideal alternative to metal cans for fruits, vegetables, soups, meats, and other products, this new technology is introduced by Kortec at Interpack 2014, May 8-14, in Dusseldorf, Germany.
  • DuPont's Packaging Polymers & Kuhne's TripleBubble® Technology Improve Film Structures (May 12, 2014)
    Kuhne Anlagenbau of Sankt Augustin, Germany, and DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (DuPont) have brought together Kuhne's TripleBubble® water-quenched and bi-oriented film technology and DuPont's knowledge in high-performance packaging polymers to explore new ways of saving costs and materials in multilayer shrink and lidding film applications. With highly transparent films downgauged for a reduced environmental footprint, new shrink bag and film structures using DuPont™ Surlyn® are intended to provide a multitude of advantages over existing solutions.
  • Xtreme RFID Uses Celanese's Fortron® ICE PPS for RFID Tags to Withstand Harsh Environments (May 12, 2014)
    Thanks to Fortron® ICE polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) from Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company, Xtreme RFID, a Cascade Engineering company manufacturing one-piece, fully encapsulated RFID tags for asset tracking, is now able to use its proprietary plastic injection molding process to cost effectively manufacture the Allied Series VX-MidTM HT, a rugged, high-temperature mount-on-metal ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag built to withstand extreme industrial environments.
  • Eastman's Tritan™ Copolyester Offers Superior Toughness & Clarity to DSC Products' Tumblers (May 9, 2014)
    When San Diego-based DSC Products developed an American-made, tough product for a major retail partner, it turned to the equally tough Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. DSC Products’ high-quality, reasonably priced American Tumbler™ drinkware line is made entirely with Tritan, a new-generation copolyester from Eastman Chemical Company. Tritan offers superior clarity, dishwasher durability and is free of bisphenol A (BPA).
  • Teknor Apex Honored with SPI’s Innovation in Bioplastics Award for its Terraloy® PLA Compounds (May 8, 2014)
    The Plastics Industry Trade Association will present the second annual Innovation in Bioplastics Award to Teknor Apex for the development of Terraloy® PLA compounds which exhibit both high impact and heat resistant properties. SPI’s Bioplastics Council noted that Teknor Apex’s free-flowing resins, used in both injection molding and extrusion/thermoforming processes, streamlines the PLA crystallization process, eliminating the post-annealing or post-crystallization process.
  • Celanese at SPE's AutoEPCON: Presented Technical Papers on Engineering & Reinforced Plastics (May 7, 2014)
    Dr. Ashish K. Kulkarni, chief technology and innovation officer at Celanese Corporation delivered a keynote address on “Evolutionary vs. Revolutionary Innovation in Materials” during the 9th Annual Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE®) Automotive Engineering Plastics Conference (AutoEPCON). Celanese, also an exhibitor, presented seven technical papers during the day-long SPE AutoEPCON conference.
  • RTP Company Develops EMI Shielding Compounds as Alternate to Metal for Auto Sensing Systems (May 7, 2014)
    RTP Company has developed EMI shielding compounds that are ideal for replacing metal or conductive coated plastic housings in automotive sensing systems. Because drivers depend on the proper operation of automotive radar and sensing systems to maintain vehicle safety and reliability, these systems require highly reliable EMI protection to eliminate “noise” that could interfere with signal processing.
  • Yulex to Discuss Diverse Applications of Yulex BioRubber at Biopolymers Symposium 2014 (May 7, 2014)
    Jeff Martin will be a speaker at the upcoming Biopolymers Symposium 2014 in Philadelphia, May 12-13 covering natural, premium biomaterials. The Biopolymer Symposium recently interviewed Jeff on the development of Yulex BioRubber, Yulex's collaboration with Patagonia on the first biobased wetsuit and more.
  • Amyris & Kuraray Join Hands to Develop Bio-based Liquid Rubber for Tires (May 6, 2014)
    Aiming to ramp up the development of a new biomaterial-based liquid rubber, Kuraray Co. Ltd. has signed a new joint development agreement with Amyris, Inc. In addition to the new development agreement, Kuraray has also made a strategic capital investment in Amyris. In addition, it has developed liquid farnesene rubber (LFR), which uses Amyris’s new biologically derived diene monomer as a raw material.
  • FEIPLAR COMPOSITES & FEIPUR'14 to Organize Composites & PUR Workshops (May 5, 2014)
    On 10th November, one day before FEIPLAR COMPOSITES & FEIPUR opening, it will organize Composites and Polyurethanes Workshops, with the aim of solving technical doubts the processors face every day while manufacturing their composites or polyurethane parts. Many of these doubts were informed during a survey conducted with more than 14.000 processors all over South America in the last 10 months (about 950 processors sent their answers).
  • Plenary Speakers at SPE ANTEC®'14: Focused on Nanocomposites and more to Benefit Plastics (May 5, 2014)
    Plenary speeches by three industry leaders at the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) ANTEC® 2014 addressed new technical and business developments with great potential for benefiting plastics. ANTEC 2014 took place from April 28-30, 2014 at the Rio All-Suites Hotel in Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A. Plenary sessions took place on each day of the conference. Challenges in Nanocomposites: Mixing Obstacles and Opportunities, by Professor Ica Manas-Zloczower.
  • BASF Receives 2014 Automotive News PACE Award for Ultramid® A3L PA Resin Used in Ford (May 2, 2014)
    BASF among the leading chemical suppliers to the automotive industry — was named a 2014 Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers' Contribution to Excellence (PACE) Award winner in the product category for the Ultramid® A3L polyamide resin. The mold-in-color high touch, high gloss black product was used on Ford interior door switch bezels. The prestigious award recognizes automotive suppliers for superior innovation, technological advancement and business performance.
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