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2014-12-02 12:35:43

Optical grade polycarbonate provides design freedom, optical efficiency to LED headlamps, wins SPE Automotive Innovation Award PITTSBURGH, Dec.

2014-12-02 04:23:14

DALLAS, December 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The research report, "Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Market by Grade (General, Optical), Type (Pellets, Beads, Extruded Sheets,

2014-12-01 23:05:28

Myriant Corporation today announced it has formed a three-way joint development agreement with UPC and Sojitz to promote bio-succinic acid based plasticizers. Quincy,

2014-12-01 08:35:11

BEIJING, Dec. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fuwei Films (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

2014-11-27 23:02:16

The wood plastic composite market is projected to reach 1,728.9 Kilotons by 2019, with a CAGR of 10.5% between 2014 - 2019.

2014-11-27 04:20:42

DALLAS, November 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepResearchReports.com adds 2014 Market Research Report on Global and China Lignin and Lignin-Based Products Industry on Lignosulphonates

2014-11-27 04:20:40

SINGAPORE, November 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS, a leading authority on the Chinese petrochemical and global markets, has updated its China polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene


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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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