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High Performance Plastics - Issue 4, 2012

  • ID: 2119918
  • April 2012
  • International Newsletters Ltd

A monthly information service for manufacturers, suppliers and users of performance plastics. Includes market and industry news, new materials and processing, performance applications, environmental issues, technological developments and an events calendar.

An analysis section covers specific topics affecting the industry including interpretation of end user markets, corporate strategies, industry statistics and plastics prices. Every month, this concise newsletter will keep you up-to-date with the latest developments in a format that doesn’t take all day to read.

Each issue of High Performance Plastics brings you in-depth market analysis on a topic of relevance to the industry and provides you with all the latest news regarding mergers, acquisitions and corporate strategies in an easy to read format. Plus all articles contain contact details so you can follow up items of specific interest with those concerned.

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Processing
- Additive manufacturing process for polycarbonate urethane heart valves
- Process developed for commercial-scale production of isobutanol from yeast
- Vibrating mould improves production of large composite structures

Materials
- PA composition improves aesthetics
- Lightweight train component produced from PU sandwich material
- Machinable composite developed for structural applications
- Hydrogel self-heals in acidic environments
- Studying the effects of gamma radiation on UHMWPE
- Exploring the mechanism behind polyvinylidene difluoride capacitors’ high energy storage
- Filled polyarylamide resin receives flammability rating
- Experimental medium-density PE for hygiene applications

Environmental issues
- Refillable bottle made from 25% post -consumer PET
- Purac completes construction of 75 000-t-a-year polylactic acid plant

Analysis
- Global PVC market to be worth $65 billion in 2019

Company news
- Bayer posts 4.1% increase in full-year sales, despite low growth of MaterialScience
- DSM’s sales up 11%, despite ‘stalled’ economic growth in Europe
- BASF buoyed by 15% increase in full-year sales

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