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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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Milliken to highlight its clear packaging solutions at Interpack The polyolefins additives supplier has new solutions to showcase at the upcoming Interpack 2017 trade fair (May 4-10, in Düsseldorf) for clear packaging applications in polypropylene and PET. The polymers allow brand owners to develop lightweight bottles with integrated handles and complex, attractive designs ...

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Huntsman launches new high grip, slip resistant, soft TPU According to Huntsman, its new TPU provides outstanding anti-slip performance on both wet and dry surfaces, and enables footwear manufacturers to make soft, thin, high definition, high grip, non-marking parts in a variety of colors. Softer than most standard TPU grades, the material has a nominal shore hardness of 50A ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Sidel designs PET bottles for Yili's new range of yoghurt drinks for China Close collaboration between the Sidel packaging team and Yili’s Liquid Milk Division has created a PET bottle for the company’s new Changyi brand. The new range of yoghurt drinks has been rolled out throughout China. The Yili Group is the largest dairy producer in China and one of the fastest growing companies ...

 


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LPKF takes new system software and welding machines to Medtec The new laser welding systems are supplied with a calibrated working area, Soft-PLC, and 3D CAM software. LPKF says that ProSet 3D takes the CAD data for the clamping tool and the product, and uses this to determine optimal welding contours in few minutes. The welding system requires no additional setting up ...

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PLAST 2018: Over 600 exhibitors have already registered As of the first deadline for applications, more than 600 companies have confirmed their participation in PLAST 2018 – International Exhibition for the Plastics and Rubber Industries, which will take place in Milan from May,29 to June,1 in 2018 – reserving an area about two thirds as big as that occupied in 2015 ...

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Solvay’s polyamide-imide grade enables Performance Plastics to mold, tough, durable scraper tools safe enough for use in Aerospace Applications The polymer enabled the new tools to be tough enough to maintain their edge longer than blades molded from competitive polymers, but safe enough to remove challenging materials from delicate surfaces, Solvay claims. The recently launched PAI blade handles and inserts enable aerospace maintenance professionals ...

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SABIC launches expanded fiber-reinforced thermoplastics tape portfolio SABIC is looking into entering new markets with the addition of the carbon-fiber reinforced tapes to its existing portfolio of continuous fiber thermoplastics. SABIC says that they have unique mechanical properties and enable the production of stiffer, stronger and more lightweight parts and can be used in applications ...

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Nordson introduces innovation die design for multi-layer fluid coating A new, patent-pending design for dual- or multi-layer versions of Nordson Corporation’s fluid coating dies makes it easier to achieve parallel alignment of the lip faces, the company claims. The alignment is critical for maintaining uniform, defect-free coating and preventing impingement of the lips against the roll ...

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Chinaplas 2017 organizes second Industry 4.0 Conference Building on the success of the first edition of “Industry 4.0 Conference” last year in Shanghai, Chinaplas will join VDMA, the German Machine Manufacturers Association, to present the “2nd Industry 4.0 Conference” at this year’s show in Guangzhou. Speakers from leading global plastics and rubber enterprises ...

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Lanxess subsidiary presents large-area structural part in thin-wall design A new module rack, only 1 mm. thick, for the S-Class convertible from Mercedes-Benz, was fabricated in a hybrid molding process from a continuous-fiber-reinforced, semi-finished polyamide 6 composite from Lanxess subsidiary Bond-Laminates GmbH. The result is a component that weighs about 50 percent less ...