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High Performance Plastics - July 2008 Issue Product Image

High Performance Plastics - July 2008 Issue

  • ID: 648775
  • July 2008
  • International Newsletters Ltd

ANALYSIS
- Thermoplastics’ largest market reviewed;
- A view of the polypropylene market.

MATERIALS
- Hybrid material fluoresces and responds environment;
- USP Class VI approved medical device adhesive;
- Next-generation bondable TPEs;
- Aircraft made of urethane resin by infusion;
- Material protects solar cells in tough environments;
- PEEK compound replaces titanium.

APPLICATIONS
- Epoxy materials for natural stone processing;
- Optimized resins for decorative chrome plating;
- Desiccant closure system for HDPE pharmaceutical bottles;
- Resins, gelcoats used for subsea structures.

PROCESSING
- Explosive solution to counterfeiting problems.

COMPANY NEWS
- Evonik expands laurolactam capacity at Marl;
- Polyurethane systems joint venture;
- Hexion hit by raw material costs in Q1;
- SABIC Innovative Plastics expands Chinese capabilities;
- AkzoNobel acquires speciality chemicals businesses.

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE
- From animal waste to biodegradable plastic;
- Bio-On plans ‘beet-to-bioplastics’ unit;
- BASF announces major bioplastics production expansion;
- DuPont unveils packaging polymer materials at Interpack.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
- Pathological agents are interesting nanomaterials;
- Self-healing polyurethane clearcoats;
- MIT makes bacteria-resistant films;

PRICE INCREASES
- Dow Chemical raises prices to maintain profits.

PEOPLE
- New CEO for SABIC Innovative Plastics;
- PolyOne names Director, Process Improvement.

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