Electronic applications requiring more than Heat Dissipation: How can you fulfill their need?
(Sep 17, 2014)
Thermal management has always been a major concern in the design of high frequency, high power electronic devices. For example, historically, in many power amplifier designs, the vast majority of the...
Impact Modification of Engineering Plastics
(Jul 16, 2014)
Engineering plastics are a group of plastic materials that have better mechanical and/or thermal properties than more widely used commodity plastics, such as polystyrene, polypropylene and...
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COMPAMED Review: Additives and Plastics for Safer Medical Use
(Jan 27, 2014)
The COMPAMED Exhibition, which was co-located with the Medica Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany from November 20-22nd, 2013 highlighted major trends driving the Medical, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical...
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K2013 Review: Our Selection of Innovative Additives for a Safer & Cleaner World
(Jan 20, 2014)
As the K2013 closed its doors, it was once again on impressing track records. Even if the number of visitors slightly decreased compared to the K2010 Fair (from 222.000 in 2010 to 218.000 this year),...
Silanes and their Use with Boron Nitride Powders
(Jan 3, 2014)
Silanes are very reactive and have many industrial and medical applications. Perhaps the most common use for functionalized silanes is as coupling agents for glass and carbon fibers and other...
K2013 Review: Polymer Additives Offer More Sustainable Solutions
(Nov 29, 2013)
The world’s famous Plastics & Rubber Kunststoffe Trade Fair took place in Düsseldorf, Germany from October 16 – 23, 2013. And once again the K Exhibition was a true success. Among the event records...
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The Highway Towards Bio-polymers: The Breakthrough of Bio-based Monomers & Building Blocks
(Oct 9, 2013)
Petroleum drying up will lead to an energy crisis needing to find new sources for the plastics industry. Alternatives include, among other ways, the replacement of petroleum by the exploitation of...
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Extrusion Compounding and Boron Nitride
(Sep 26, 2013)
Extrusion has been known as an industrial process for centuries. It is the forcing of a malleable material through a shaping orifice or die, originally by mechanical and later by hydraulic means....
Predicting Thermal Conductivity of Composites
(Aug 19, 2013)
Technological revolutions are funny things. When they first appear, we say "isn't that interesting" and then a few years later, we are amazed at how much the world has changed. The truth of course is...
Current Progress on Bio-based Polymers and Their Future Trends
(Aug 5, 2013)
The use of bio-based feedstocks in the chemical sector is not a novel concept. They have been industrially feasible on a large scale for more than a decade. However, the price of oil was so...
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Blowing Agents 2013 Conference Review
(Jun 17, 2013)
The Blowing Agents and Foaming Processes technical conference, which took place in Mainz, Germany and like for the previous events it was organized by the Smithers Rapra teams. By looking at the wide...
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Recent Developments in Epoxies for Use as Prepreg Materials
(Jun 10, 2013)
This article will discuss several recent developments in epoxies that address these requirements. Several different chemical approaches are highlighted to obtain high temperature resistance of the...
Interview of PolyOne: How their Bio-based Plasticizers Answer Unmet Needs of Plastisol Producers & PVC Compounders
(Apr 15, 2013)
In the competitive market of plasticizers, PolyOne has recently developed with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), a range of bio-based alternatives to phthalate plasticizers, with a range of performance...
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GFRP: Unusual Fiber Forms - Tricky Choice between Performance, Isotropy, Processing Methods & Cost
(Apr 2, 2013)
Cost efficiency, shorter cycle times and greater recycling possibilities are opening up new opportunities for innovative composite solutions satisfying an increasing market demand for lightweight...
Novel Ceramic Additive Packages Enable Lower Cost Thermally Conductive Plastics
(Mar 25, 2013)
Heat is the enemy. Since the time of Thomas Edison, electricity has played an ever-increasing role in our daily lives to the point where our civilization comes to a grinding halt when the power goes...
Green Chemistry & Bio-based Additives: Innovative Weapons Introducing a Focus on Carbon Footprint
(Mar 18, 2013)
The total market for plastics additives is projected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.8% needing to anticipate the growing scarcity and the possible drying up of petroleum, and...
Interview: How Proviron Supports the Switch from Phthalate Plasticizers to Innovative Alternatives
(Mar 5, 2013)
Dr. Raphael Mestanza
has interviewed Peter Van Elslander
, Business Manager, Polymer Additives at Proviron about their vision and their positioning in the market of...
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Use of Polymer Nanocomposites as Antimicrobial Polymer Materials
(Feb 18, 2013)
Polymer nanocomposites with antimicrobial properties and biocompatible properties are of growing interest; thanks primarily to the variety of applications in areas such as biosensing and biomedical...
Helping Customers Navigate Regulatory Pathways:
A Leading Antimicrobial Supplier Shares its Approach
(Jan 21, 2013)
Lonza Microbial Control is a global leader in the manufacture of microbial control products with one of the most innovative and broadest portfolio of active ingredients and formulated products. A key...
Antifouling Medical and Marine Coatings
(Dec 3, 2012)
Novel silicone polymer coatings, specifically designed to exhibit amphiphilicity and molecular mobility, were developed to synergistically reduce adhesion events of secreted marine bioadhesives and...