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Market trends drive LSR innovations editor    |    2019/10/26
Market trends drive LSR innovations▲Gifford Shearer, silicone elastomers market manager with Dow Inc., discussed how market trends are driving liquid silicone rubber innovations at the LSR 2019 conference, held Sept. 10-12.Schaumburg, Ill. — Pressure has usually driven some of history's best innovations, and the world of liquid silicone rubber is no exception.Market demands are major d..


Bioplastics are Becoming more Diverse Aeyoung Park    |    2018/10/05
- New Compound Based on Polylactic Acid PLA from FKuRA high dimensional stability under heat and biodegradability are promised by a new compound based on polylactic acid (PLA) from FKuR Kunststoff GmbH, Willich, Germany, with the type designation Bio-Flex S7514. It was developed especially for injection molding applications. Thanks to very good flowability, the compound can also be used in multi-c..


Microplastics Found in Global Bottled Water Aeyoung Park    |    2018/03/29
Thousands of Particles Identified across 11 International BrandsNew Orb Media research and reporting shows that a single liter of bottled water can contain thousands of microplastic particles. Exclusive tests on more than 250 bottles from 11 leading brands worldwide reveal widespread contamination with plastic debris including polypropylene, polyamide, and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).▲ Commi..


Lego to Launch First Sustainable Bricks in 2018 Aeyoung Park    |    2018/03/13
Cooperation with Braskem Production has started on a range of sustainable Lego elements made from sugarcane-based polyethylene supplied by Braskem. The new sustainable Lego ‘botanical’ elements will come in varieties including leaves, bushes and trees and will appear in Lego boxes already in 2018."This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all Lego bricks using su..


Innovation Award 'Biocomposite of the Year 2017' by BCC 관리자    |    2017/12/28
Innovation Award "Biocomposite of the Year 2017" by BCCThe 230 participants of the Biocomposites Conference Cologne (BCC), the worldwide largest conference on Natural Fibre and Wood-Plastic Composites, chose the three winners out of six nominees. The Innovation Award, initiated by nova-Institute and sponsored by Coperion GmbH, highlights biocomposites and their applications that entered the market..


European biocomposite production reached 410,000 tons in 2017 Ms. Park    |    2017/11/24
The biocomposite production in Europe is estimated to amount to 410,000 tons in 2017, according to nova-Institute.Over 30 compound companies produce and trade 80,000 tons of granulate with wood and natural fibers in Europe. In addition to the common petrochemical plastics PE, PP, TPE and PVC, biopolymers such as Bio-PE, PLA, PBS, PBAT or PHA are utilized.Depending on the target application, wood f..


How sustainable are biodegradable and plant-based plastics? Ms. Kang    |    2017/06/12
By Tom Szaky  ▲ Coca-Cola's PlantBottle is an example of a durable bioplastic (rather than a biodegradable bioplastic), meaning it will last like a traditional PET bottle, but that it is also recyclable.   Finding solutions for the world’s plastic problem is an uphill battle. Manufacturers and consumers alike are now accustomed to products and packaging made lighter, less costly and..


Hexion to focus on bio-based resin technologies at expanded R&D center in Edmonton Ms. Kang    |    2017/06/12
Hexion Inc. (Columbus, Ohio; www.hexion.com) announced an expansion of its technology center at its forest products complex in Edmonton, Alberta. The expanded research and development facility will focus on developing next-generation resin chemistry for panel production that will complement the Company’s existing EcoBind lower emitting resin technology and build on the inherent flame, smoke and t..


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