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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Costapacking operates more than 30 injection molding machines ranging from 150 to 600 tons of clamping force. The company has approximately 300 collaborators and supplies the food and beverage, personal care and home care markets for many global Fortune 100 companies. Plastek has now two factories in Brazil ...

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- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Solvay presents an extended silica specialty portfolio during Tire Tech Expo The company confirmed breakthrough results in Truck tires and its solution status regarding the upcoming regulations in the market. It also shared the contributions of Solvay’ Silica to solve Agricultural tire challenges and continue to optimize Winter tire performances ...

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Arburg at Plast 2018: Machine premiere, Industry 4.0 and innovative processes Arburg will be presenting a special highlight at Plast 2018 in Milan, Italy, from May,29 to June,1. To mark the 25th anniversary of Arburg's Italian subsidiary, international trade visitors will be able to see the hybrid Allrounder 820 H with a clamping force of 4,000 kN in a new design and with the innovative Gestica control system ...

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Kraiburg TPE to Exhibit at NPE 2018 The company will present solutions for automotive exterior applications, silky-smooth compounds for consumer electronics and highly-transparent FDA compounds with optimized flow. Kraiburg TPE also announced its production capacity expansions among its three manufacturing sites in Germany, USA, and Malaysia ...

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Maguire will present new 600 lb/hr vacuum dryer model at NPE2018 This capacity is suitable for the manufacture of sheet, large automotive parts, and other extrusion and molding applications. The dryer on exhibit at NPE2018 will include a new controller display that monitors energy consumption and enables processors to track consumption over time ...

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BASF joins the World Plastics Council The World Plastics Council (WPC) is a global organization of key leaders in the plastics industry which promotes industry topics of global relevance like the responsible use of plastics, efficient waste management and solutions to marine littering. The Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine ...

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DowDuPont announces brand names for the three independent companies it intends to create Agriculture Division to be Corteva Agriscience™; Materials Science Division will be called Dow, and will retain the Dow diamond as its brand, building on the Company’s globally recognized 121-year history; and Specialty Products Division to be the new DuPont, carrying forward a 215-year legacy ...

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Arkema showcases its offering of advanced materials for composites at JEC World 2018 Arkema will showcase at JEC 2018, from March,6 to 8, its range of materials and solutions to meet demand for lightweighting structures in the transportation, wind power and construction sectors. For the wind power market, a 25 meter blade has been manufactured with Arkema's liquid thermoplastic resin ...

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Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals form a joint venture in petrochemicals The joint venture will include the under-construction 1 Mt/y ethane steam cracker in Port Arthur, Texas; Total’s existing polyethylene 400 kt/y facility in Bayport, Texas; and a new 625 kt/y polyethylene unit at Total’s Bayport, Texas. In the joint venture, Total will own 50% and Novealis Holdings LLC, a JV between Borealis and Nova ... ...