Latest plastics Stories

2014-09-23 12:24:26

DALLAS, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the new research report "Propylene Glycol Market, By Source (petroleum and bio-based), Application (unsaturated polyester resin, pharmaceuticals & cosmetics, antifreeze & functional fluid, liquid detergent, plasticizer) Global Trends & Forecast to 2019", defines and segments the global propylene glycol market with an analysis and forecast of its market size, in terms of volume and value. Browse 144...

2014-09-23 12:24:02

DUBLIN, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9m4xxb/global) has announced the addition of the "Global Polypropylene Foams Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9m4xxb/global ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Polypropylene foams are engineering plastic materials with unique material properties such as energy...

2014-09-22 16:23:09

DUBLIN, September 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xbslln/global_pvc_market) has announced the addition of the "Global PVC Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xbslln/global_pvc_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is one of the most widely used plastics across the world. Properties such as...

2014-09-21 12:20:28

DALLAS, September 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SandlerResearch.org adds Global Masterbatch Market 2014-2018 research report spread across 65 pages to its online library of syndicated industry research collection. This research forecasts the Global Masterbatch market to grow at 5.37% CAGR over the period 2013-2018. Complete report is available at http://www.sandlerresearch.org/global-masterbatch-market-2014-2018.html . The Global Masterbatch market can be categorized into...

plastic bag debate
2014-09-19 02:00:20

Michael Bernstein, American Chemical Society Campaigns against disposable plastic shopping bags and their environmental impact recently scored a major win. In August, California lawmakers passed the first statewide ban on the bags, and Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign it. But the plastic bag industry is not yielding without a fight, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society. Alexander Tullo, a senior...

2014-09-18 16:21:38

DUBLIN, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Polyurethane Market 2014 - 2019: Trends, Forecasts and Opportunity Analysis" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The global polyurethane market is expected to reach an estimated value of $54.2 billion by 2019. The major drivers of global polyurethane market are significant growth in building and houses and increasing penetration of polyurethane in...

2014-09-17 23:12:52

Washington based, Specialty Products, Incorporated (SPI) is extremely proud and honoured to be celebrating 40 years of business in the Specialty Coating Industry. Lakewood, WA (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Commemorative events hosted by founders and co-owners, Dan Helton and Curt Josaitis recently took place during a two day celebration in August at SPI’s Lakewood, Washington headquarters. Events included an open house at the Lakewood facility with food, drinks, raffles, a car show, plant...

2014-09-16 16:30:33

LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Engineering Plastics in Thousand Metric Tons by the following Product Categories: Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (ABS), Polyacetal (PA), Nylon, Thermoplastic Polyesters, and Others. The End-Use markets also analyzed in the report include Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Appliances, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan,...

2014-09-16 12:23:32

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2014-09-16 00:20:28

TOKYO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADEKA Corporation, a polymer additives manufacturer based in Japan, announced on September 16 that it will attend the following three international polymer additives conferences in October: - 16th annual SPE Conference 2014 on October 5 - 8 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. - Vinyltech 2014 on October 20 - 22 in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. - Polyolefin Additives 2014 on October 28 - 30 in Cologne, Germany SPE Conference 2014 Presentation: Oct....

Latest plastics Reference Libraries

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...

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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