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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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - LPKF introduces new technological "heart" for laser welding machines during Fakuma 2017 The company has developed a new processing unit for the latest generation of laser welding machines. According to LPKF, the new unit will make machines more flexible in their use and more powerful. It has a calibrated laser spot diameter which is continuously adjustable between 2.2 and 4 mm. The laser beam ...

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At Fakuma 2017, RadiciGroup presents its new PPS-based polymers At the exhibition, the company is presenting five new grades of the material, from a 40% glass-fibre fill to a 65% mixed mineral-glass fibre fill. The new PPS-based polymers are particularly suited to engineering applications in the automotive and electrical & electronics industries, as well as in water management ...

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Nordson builds global hub and after market center in Münster, Germany The new facility is being built at the site of the longstanding home of BKG pelletizers in Münster and will more than triple the amount of office, R&D, and manufacturing space at that location. Besides expanding capabilities for engineering, manufacturing, and sales of its BKG products, the project will include ...

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BASF develops first semi-transparent polyamide BASF says its new material allows light to pass through largely unhindered. According to the manufacturer, its new polymer combines very high light transmission with low light scattering, making it the world’s first semi-crystalline polyamide for semi-transparent or transparent components in chemically challenging environments ...

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Strong growth in foreign trade for Italian manufacturers of plastics and rubber processing machinery Imports up by 9.1%, exports by 14.6%: these are the results of the first half of 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016. While imports have slightly slowed down with respect to year-end 2016 and the first months of 2017, sales abroad confirm the robust double-digit growth that has characterized the entire first half of 2017 ...

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Sepro and Haitian International Germany Team Up for Europe Package The two companies will begin making 3-and 5-axis robots available with Haitian plastic injection-molding machines throughout Europe. Sepro’s robot control will be integrated into the IMM operator interface so that the machine operator has access to all basic settings and robot data directly on the machine control panel ...

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Clariant Packaging Solutions Extend Shelf Life of Oxygen- and Moisture-Sensitive Probiotics Protection to probiotics includes packages with strong barrier properties. Clariant claims that its six-layer, extrusion blow-molded containers offers several times the oxygen-barrier protection of standard, single-layer polyethylene bottles, plus enhanced protection against the permeation of moisture and UV light ...

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Centrale del Latte di Brescia installs Sidel aseptic production line for UHT milk in PET bottles The new line integrates preform decontamination, blowing and filling functions with cap decontamination in a single enclosure. The dry preform and cap decontamination technology uses no water and minimal amounts of chemicals. The new line is used for a range of different milks ...