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2015-04-30 23:07:00

Increase in demand for PET resins and polyester fibers drives the global Ethylene Glycol market.

2015-04-30 16:30:25

LONDON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report divides the market on the basis of applications, geography, and its types.

2015-04-30 16:30:04

LONDON, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Polyurethane products, consisting mainly of polyurethane rigid foam, flexible foam, elastomer, coatings, adhesives and fiber, find widespread application

2015-04-30 16:28:33

BEIJING, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

2015-04-30 12:23:33

PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to being functional, automotive instrument panels must be resilient enough to withstand frequent use over a vehicle's lifetime.

2015-04-28 23:11:50

Into its sixteenth edition, GEPET (Greater Europe PET Resin Trade, Applications & Recycling) on 10-12 June, 2015 in Lyon, France will lead discussions on the impact of low crude prices on

2015-04-28 23:06:40

Bixby International, a custom thermoplastic sheet extruder and laminator offering one of the broadest polymer and substrate selections in the industry, has recently appointed Ken Hughes Account

2015-04-28 08:27:19

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The ethylene glycol market (2014-2019) is estimated to reach $46,757.2 million by the year 2019. Browse


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2010-10-11 19:45:07

Nylon, a synthetic polymer, was first produced by Wallace Carothers in 1935. It is one of the most commonly used polymers. The thermoplastic, silky material was first used in a nylon-bristled toothbrush, then women's stockings. Nylon was made of repeating units linked by amide bonds and is frequently referred to as ppolyamide (PA). There are two common methods of making nylon for fiber applications. It was the first commercially successful synthetic polymer. It was originally intended...

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2010-10-07 15:41:25

Cellophane, made of regenerated cellulose, is a thin, transparent sheet with low permeability to air, oils, greases, and bacteria. In many countries it is a registered trademark of Innovia Films Ltd. Cellulose from most sources is dissolved in alkali and carbon disulfide to make a solution called viscose that is then extruded through a slit into a bath of dilute sulfuric acid and sodium sulfate which reconverts the viscose into cellulose. It is then passed through more baths to prevent it...

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