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2013-05-13 23:24:40

[195 Pages Report] Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Market categorizes the global market by Raw Material, Application (Agriculture, Packaging, Food Services, Bio-Medical) & by Geography by 2018. (PRWEB) May 13, 2013 The report "Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Market, By Application (Packaging, Food Services, Bio-medical, Agriculture) & Raw Material – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the global PHA market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue and...

2013-04-15 23:04:05

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films Market by Application (Water Soluble Packaging & Polarizer) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global PVA films demand for water soluble applications was 16,027 tons in 2011 and is expected to reach 20,628.3 tons by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2012 to 2018. Browse the full report at...

2013-04-08 23:03:51

Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Automotive Plastics Market by Product (ABS, PP, PU, PVC, PE, PC, PMMA, PA), by Application (Power Trains, Under the Hood, Electrical Components, Chassis, Furnishing), Bio-based Opportunity (PLA, PHA, PCL, PBS) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," which observes that the demand for automotive plastics which was reported at USD 15.1 billion in 2012 is expected to be worth USD...

Researchers Study Polymeric Biomaterials For Use In Medicine
2013-04-02 09:00:32

Elhuyar Fundazioa Jose Ramon Sarasua and Aitor Larrañaga, researchers in the materials engineering department of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, have been studying new materials or implants that are of interest in medicine and in helping to mend bones, in particular. They have in fact measured the effect that the bioglass has on the thermal degradation of polymers currently used in medicine. The results have been published in the journal Polymer Degradation and...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'