You could call it the "youngest material" the world has to offer, it has only been around for 60 years. And yet it is constantly re-invented. Now another innovation has reached public attention: The anti-fog glasses, plastic that never fogs up.

 

 

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Carbon Trust Endorses Braskem’s Carbon-Negative Claims for Bio-based Plastic In a new report comparing Braskem´s sugar cane-derived Polyethylene with fossil-based equivalents, the Carbon Trust has endorsed the methodology used by Braskem to support claims ...

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Aquatech presents “Industry 4.0 ready” new temperature control line at Fakuma 2018
The temperature control line has an integrated OPC-UA protocol, which includes a range of units allowing smart energy use management, Aquatech claims. Also at the show, Piovan will display its Winenergy ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DSM introduces new carbon fiber-filled PA6/66 filament for additive manufacturing The company says that despite the low carbon fiber loading of 10% - much lower than other carbon filled materials - it produces functional prototyping and industrial parts with properties close ....

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Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Maguire Launches News Blender with Built-in Extrusion Control Maguire claims that its new blender provides extrusion control based on batch precision and metering accuracy and can be interfaced with a supervisory system that controls the total production line. It has been proven ....

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Positive Trend in the Industry Sector Drives High Interest in Fakuma 2018 The mood amongst European manufacturers of plastics processing machines is excellent. In 2017, production output of the industry sector organised under Euromap experienced 7% growth...

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Aquatech says its new range of Ecodesign 2021-ready chillers, increases finished product value while improving the production process and optimising energy use. ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Tomra publishes e-book to help recycling operations meet China´s new National Sword standard The standard was fully implemented on March,1st, 2018 and demands higher purity levels in recyclable materials entering China. It is expected to be expanded to a total of 16 materials...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Husky announces organizational changes and presents industry-leading innovations during NPE2018 Husky has combined its Beverage Packaging business and Specialty Packaging business under one new consolidated business called Rigid Packaging ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Wittmann Battenfeld flexes its 4.0 muscle at NPE 2018 Its booth included six injection molding machine work cells with integrated robots, automation, material handling and auxiliary equipment, all of them emphasizing Wittmann Battenfeld's Industry 4.0 capabilities ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - KraussMaffei at NPE sets trends in IMMs and Industry 4.0 solutions The company highlighted its market position in North America as a system provider for premium quality injection molding machines, automation and intelligent Industry 4.0 solutions from a single source ...

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At NPE, Huntsman focused on the versatility of its polyurethane elastomers products, including Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resins that can be used in applications from footwear ...

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Austrian OMV transforms plastic waste into crude oil OMV says its recycling process involves thermal cracking at temperatures exceeding 300 degrees Celsius, a technology under which medium and long-chain hydrocarbons are cracked into shorter-chain hydrocarbons ...

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At Fakuma 2018, Nordson launches new multi-layer screen packs for melt filtration According to Nordson, the screen pack design maintains structural integrity while filtering out contaminants and ensuring melt permeability during extrusion. One key to the performance ...

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Milacron to Feature a Number of Injection Molding Machine Firsts at Fakuma 2018 Milacron will be displaying its injection molding machines, Mold-Masters hot runners and control systems, DME mold technology solutions and industrial supplies as well as Tirad precision ...

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Messe Düsseldorf holds topping-out ceremony for New Southern Section Comprising the new Hall 1 and the state-of-the-art South Entrance, the complex will strengthen Messe Düsseldorf as an international meeting point for industry and also as an economic factor for Düsseldorf ...

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Siemens Mobility Puts Stratasys Additive Manufacturing at the Heart of First Digital Rail Maintenance Center The Rail Service Center is expecting around a hundred trains to enter the depot every month. This level of throughput puts pressure on the supply chain and requires solutions ...

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BASF showcases a variety of new products at Fakuma BASF products, such as hydrolysis resistant polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and polyamide (PA) for sensitive electronic applications, are already contributing to a large number of sensor technologies and playing a role ...

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Covestro highlights applications in electric mobility during Fakuma The heart of future electric cars and hybrid vehicles is a lithium-ion battery. In order to position a large number of battery cells precisely and in a small space, cell holders and frames as well as housing components ...

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Lanxess extends collaboration with University of Massachusetts Amherst One of the cluster research areas is additive manufacturing technology innovation and next-generation 3D printing formulations. The focus in these efforts is to generate resins that have superior interfacial ...

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Braskem launches new renewable bio-based EVA resin in Allbirds shoes Developed in partnership with San Francisco-based Allbirds, the application is the first to use renewable bio-based EVA resin. Designed for applications in industries such as footwear ...

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"Road to Digitalisation" - Arburg at Fakuma 2018 Arburg will present new assistance packages, a first insight into a new customer portal and examples of "smart services". The new-look Allrounder 820 H will be seen for the first time in a 'Packaging' version ...

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DSM and APK cooperate on recycling multilayer food packaging films Many multilayer barrier films for food packaging consist of a combination of PE and Polyamide 6, where PE acts as a barrier for moisture and PA6 as a barrier for oxygen, thus extending shelf life ...

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Eastman introduces powder-based materials for industrial 3D printing Powders will be manufactured in collaboration with Advanced Laser Materials (ALM), a company that specializes in creating materials designed and optimized for laser sintering ...

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SABIC launches Polycarbonate heavy-duty panels Made from glass fiber reinforced thermoplastic resin, panels are lightweight and suited to building applications such as scaffolding, frame works decking, fencing, floodwalls, jetties, sheathing, and wheel chair ramps ...

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Lanxess strengthens research and development for aqueous polyurethane dispersions The company will open a new applications development and technical services laboratory for polyurethane dispersions in Latina, Italy. The new lab will be capable ...

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BASF´s polyethersulfone grade for sandwich structures in airplane interiors wins JEC Innovation Award 2018 The company says the major advantage is that the same thermoplastic can be processed into different components of the sandwich structure in a single tool, thus reducing cycle times ...

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LyondellBasell in exclusive talks with Odebrecht S.A. to acquire control of Braskem LyondellBasell, and Odebrecht S.A., the controlling shareholder of Braskem, have entered into exclusive discussions regarding a potential transaction between LyondellBasell ...

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Arburg at the Plast 2018: Machine premiere, Industry 4.0 and innovative processes Arburg celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Italian subsidiary with a special display of innovations : visitors could see the hybrid Allrounder 820 H with the innovative Gestica control system for the first time ...

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K 2019: Official registration deadline has passed; about 3,000 exhibitors confirm attendance In 2019, exhibitor’s innovations and accompanying events will focus on the interconnection between the digital world, production processes and new product developments ...

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At NPE 2018 Milacron displayed its range of products and services for the plastics processing industry Technologies on display included Milacron injection and extrusion machines, Mold-Masters hot runners and control systems, DME mold components and solutions, Uniloy blow ...

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SABIC seeking to grow position in key markets in the Americas The company aims to double its footprint in the U.S. within the next five years, growing its sales from almost 3 millions annually now to about 6 millions tons by 2022. Markets include pipe and utilities, thin-wall packaging ...

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RadiciGroup displays its range of Performance Plastics at Plast 2018 New applications in emerging fields such as ‘e-mobility’, a sector where RadiciGroup provide materials for battery covers, charging plugs and connectors, along with products for the battery cooling system ...

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Baerlocher showcases at NPE 2018 expansion strategy to meet new additive challenges The company has added a growing range of new products and significantly increased its United States production capacity for metal soaps. The range of additives debuting ...

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Kraiburg TPE exhibits at NPE 2018 The company presented solutions for automotive exterior applications, silky-smooth compounds for consumer electronics and highly-transparent FDA compounds with optimized flow. Kraiburg TPE also announced its expansions ...

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Stäubli Brings New Industry 4.0 Workflow for Injection Molding to NPE Show At NPE, Stäubli presented a demonstration cell to showcase its Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED). The company’s QMC solutions allow the exchange of injection molds to be performed within minutes ...

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Eastman touts 10th anniversary of copolyester at NPE Eastman announced three product developments marking the milestone 10th anniversary of Eastman Tritan™ copolyester. Recent innovations in smart technology uses Tritan in applications in digital agriculture ...

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PolyOne Accentuates What’s Possible with Application-Specific Materials and Design at NPE 2018 Featured new products included: Marine Panels made with continuous-fiber reinforced thermoplastic sandwich panels for boat manufacturers, a portfolio of low VOC / FOG ...

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Riverdale Presents New Dosing Technology for Injection Molding during NPE2018 Because conventional metering systems add color only during recovery, insufficient mixing can occur, which is particularly problematic when shot size approaches screw capacity or when the end product is translucent ...