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Plumbum-free Plumbing Systems with PPSU-based Parts
(Jan 17, 2012)
In US, new legislation to be enacted in 2014 will require lead-free systems for potable water and heating applications for residential and commercial use. In response to this, Link-Tech Co., Ltd. has...
PEEK-based Electrode Insulator Connectors Last Several WEEKs
(Jan 12, 2012)
Brazilian manufacturer of control and electronic instrumentation, Escontrol has selected VICTREX® ST™ high performance PEEK polymer to replace PTFE for manufacturing electrode insulator...
Optical Quality Resins for Lightweight Safety Headgear
(Dec 16, 2011)
3M has designed a new exceptionally comfortable, ergonomic line of hardhats and helmets, the 3M Versaflo™ M-series, made with SABIC’s Innovative Plastics business’ lightweight Xenoy* and Lexan* OQ...
Silicone Rubber & PUR Pump Life into Quadripolar Pacing System
(Dec 15, 2011)
St. Jude Medical, Inc., a global medical device company, has received FDA approval of its Unify Quadra® cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and Quartet® Left Ventricular...
Plastic Solutions for 3-Dimensional Dashboard Display
(Dec 14, 2011)
With help from Styron, one of the leading global materials company, the interior of the new Range Rover Evoque has been upgraded significantly. Styron’s PP-based INSPIRE™ performance polymers and...
Protective Rubber Suits for Additional Security at UEFA EURO 2012
(Dec 1, 2011)
UEFA EURO 2012, the 14th United European Football Association’s championship, will be held in and jointly hosted by Poland and Ukraine from 8 June to 1 July 2012. As part of the preparation for this...
PPSU-based Reusable RFID Tags for Medical Use
(Nov 30, 2011)
RFID tag identification systems offer more efficient management of hospital medical equipment that requires autoclave sterilization. New RFID tags from Toppan Printing Co., Ltd, a leading Japan-based...
Novel Film Solution for Contactless Readable Cards
(Nov 23, 2011)
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group has extended its Pentacard® film product line to include a new integrated card film solution designed for banking, ID, government, and other areas that require dual...
PUR-ifying the Filtration Market
(Nov 21, 2011)
Increasing government regulations for air and water quality are spurring demand for filtration materials. At the recent event, Filtration 2011 International Conference and Exhibition, Bayer...
Highly Durable TPU-based Tire Chains for Trucks, RVs & Snowmobiles
(Nov 17, 2011)
Advanced Traction Systems, Inc. has launched a new product, GoClaws® - durable, effective chain for trucks, RVs, snowmobiles and cars. These chains are injection molded out of a high grade TPU...
Photopolymer Films for Forgery-proof ID Cards
(Nov 16, 2011)
Bayer MaterialScience has developed light-sensitive films that are being marketed under the name Bayfol® HX. Holograms based on Bayfol® HX can help make identity cards and authentication more...
Nano-enabled Flexible Packaging
(Nov 14, 2011)
Danaflex-Nano, a RUSNANO project company, will use a proprietary nanotechnology process to manufacture improved flexible packaging material at its newly opened facility having a design capacity of...
Super-smooth Multi-layered PET Film for In-mold Decorating Applications
(Nov 11, 2011)
Toray Plastics (America), Inc. has developed a multi-layer polyester (PET) film, Lumirror® FA6 PET, ideally suited for in-mold decorating applications. End users can offer their customers an...
BOPP Labels with Interactive Printed Electronic Function Light Up Bottles
(Nov 10, 2011)
PragmatIC Printing Ltd., one of the leaders in imprinted logic circuits, has successfully integrated printed electronic functionality into Biaxially Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) label substrates from...
First Composite Pipe for Use at 2200 Meter Water Depth
(Nov 9, 2011)
Saipem SA has awarded a contract to Airborne for manufacturing a 2500 meter downline for the Guara & Lula project. It will be used at around 2200 meter water depth for the Pre-Commissioning of the...
Mono-material Thin Wall Packaging for Cheese with Long Shelf-life
(Nov 7, 2011)
Norwegian food producer Kavli has introduced a new pack for its popular spreadable cheese that offers high functionality and long shelf life. For the new packaging, RPC Superfos provided a solution by...
PSU Resin Breathes Life into Implantable Brain Shunt Valves
(Nov 4, 2011)
Eviva® polysulfone (PSU) resin from Solvay Specialty Polymers have been used by Integra LifeSciences Corporation, a medical device manufacturer, to create implantable brain shunt valves. The shunt...
Specialized Carbon Fabrics for Tougher, Lighter Composite Ice Hockey Sticks
(Oct 31, 2011)
Bauer Hockey, one of the most recognized designers, marketers and manufacturers of hockey equipment, has opted for TeXtreme® Spread Tow carbon fabrics from Oxeon for its New BAUER Vapor APX...
Smart, Colorful Polyurethane Covers for iPads that Double up as Stands!
(Oct 28, 2011)
As if the iPad 2 was not a smart enough device already, it now is smarter than ever thanks to the ‘Smart Cover’ - a range of colorful covers that come in 2 materials - Polyurethane and Leather. The...
Lighter Meat Packaging Solution with High Performance PP-based Thermoformed Trays
(Oct 27, 2011)
ES-Plastic GmbH & Co. KG, European producer of thermoformed trays used in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) of fresh meat, has opted for SABIC® PP 527K (polypropylene) materials from SABIC in...