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2011-10-10 13:24:00

LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MPMN and PlasticsToday.com, both leading news and information providers for the medical device and plastics industry, today announced the launch of a new conference on Innovations in Medical Polymers, providing insights into the latest technological and regulatory developments in the use of polymers in medical devices. Having enjoyed sustained growth despite broader economic difficulties, the value of the global medical device...

2011-10-04 11:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on long fiber thermoplastics. Global consumption in the long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) market is forecast to reach over 313.4 thousand tons by the year 2017, encouraged primarily by myriad applications in the automotive industry. Revival of the auto industry after a recession-induced hiatus has been instrumental in driving growth in the LFT composites market, particularly in the manufacture of reinforced structural and...

2011-09-26 08:10:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, September 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to announce that Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC has been named the ICIS Company of the Year. "We congratulate Chevron Phillips Chemical for an outstanding and significantly improved financial performance in 2010, along with gains continuing through the first half of 2011," said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business. "We commend the company and CEO...

2011-09-22 17:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) announced today that Kraton's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stephen E. Tremblay will present at the Oppenheimer & Co. 6th Annual Industrials Conference on September 27, 2011 from 1:20 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast of this presentation may be accessed at http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/opco/industrials2011/42208243.cfm or at http://www.kraton.com/ by...

2011-09-15 16:29:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advance Polybag, Inc. and Superbag Operating, Ltd. supported Hilex Poly's victory in the settlement with ChicoBag Company. Earlier this year, the two companies jointly filed a lawsuit with Hilex Poly to prevent ChicoBag from using misleading and deceptive information in its marketing of reusable bags. With Advance Polybag and Superbag's encouragement and to simplify the proceeding, Hilex Poly took the lead in settling the lawsuit through a mutual...

2011-09-13 11:18:00

HARTSVILLE, S.C., Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilex Poly Company LLC, a leading manufacturer and recycler of plastic bags, films and wraps, and ChicoBag reached a settlement agreement resolving a lawsuit in which Hilex Poly contended that ChicoBag was making false marketing claims. The agreement resulted in an undisclosed settlement payment to Hilex Poly. Earlier this year, Hilex Poly filed a complaint in U.S. District Court of the District of South Carolina to stop the ongoing use of...

2011-08-15 21:57:58

Decades after the bullets have stopped flying, wars can leave behind a lingering danger: landmines that maim civilians and render land unusable for agriculture. Minefields are a humanitarian disaster throughout the world, and now researchers in Scotland have designed a new device that could more reliably sense explosives, helping workers to identify and deactivate unexploded mines. The prototype sensor features a thin film of polymer whose many electrons jump into higher energy levels when...

2011-08-04 13:47:40

Newly synthesized polymer, fitted with molecular pincers of carefully tailored structure, effectively captures nicotine molecules and its analogues. The polymer can be used for fabrication of sensitive and selective chemical sensors to determine nicotine in solutions, and in the near future also in gases. Moreover, the polymer is suitable for slow, controlled release of nicotine, e.g., for therapeutic purposes. The collaboration of researchers of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the...

2011-08-03 19:31:30

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Texas A&M University outperformed conventional flame retardants used in the polyurethane foam of upholstered furniture and mattresses by at least 160 percent and perhaps by as much as 1,130 percent. The impressive test results, reported in the journal Polymer,* suggest that significant fire-safety advantages can be gained by coating polyurethane...

2011-07-25 15:30:00

GLEN ALLEN, Va., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets has released its latest report on the transparent conductor market. In its new report the firm states that the market opportunities for the transparent conducting oxides, polymers and nanomaterials used in display, photovoltaics and other applications will exceed $6.9 billion in revenues by 2016. The report notes that while the market will continue to be dominated by Indium Tin Oxide (ITO), transparent...