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2011-07-25 10:45:00

HOUSTON, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts, a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals information, today expanded its suite of petrochemical price references to include weekly assessments of five polymers imported into Brazil and key to the manufacturing of film and plastics in Latin America. "We believe these new assessments will bring more continuity to the global polymer market, particularly given the increased trade flow between Asia and Latin America," said...

2011-07-20 03:00:00

LUTON, England, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Elster (NYSE: ELT) announced today that Anglian Water has selected Elster to supply up to 300,000 V210 volumetric polymer water meters in the UK over the next two years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110126/SF35872LOGO-a ) This follows Anglian's selection of Elster in 2010 to supply V200 and V210 volumetric polymer hybrid Smart Meters as part of Anglian Water's extended trial of radio meters. Anglian Water is one of the...

2011-07-18 10:03:00

FOWLERVILLE, Mich., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Asahi Kasei Plastics developed Tenac-C(TM) Z-Series, a low emission acetal copolymer for the seat-adjuster comfort mat in the lumbar support manufactured by Brose Group to improve interior air quality in the 2011 Jeep® Grand Cherokee. The Z-Series engineered resin exceeded the new VDA 275 performance targets for low VOCs and provided a natural lubricity eliminating the need for any traditional grease or lubricants. The...

2011-07-14 00:00:30

A combination of Aluminum, and an RF Neutral Polymer Isolator is being used to create Shock Proof billet Aluminum iPhone4 cases by Ultimate Truck Gear for its online company, http://www.MeeMojo.com. Mississauga Ontario (PRWEB) July 12, 2011 A combination of Aluminum, and an RF Neutral Polymer Isolator is being used to create Shock Proof billet Aluminum iPhone4 cases by Ultimate Truck Gear for its online company, http://www.MeeMojo.com. In combination with aggressive styling and precise...

2011-07-07 00:08:00

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have designed a multiple-compartment gel capsule that could be used to simultaneously deliver drugs of different types. The researchers used a simple "one-pot" method to prepare the hydrogel capsules, which measure less than one micron. The capsule's structure -- hollow except for polymer chains tethered to the interior of the shell -- provides spatially-segregated compartments that make it a good candidate for multi-drug encapsulation and...

2011-07-01 19:00:00

HOUSTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Polymers LLC (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, "Kraton"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces a general price increase in the Asia Pacific region of 200 USD/MT for Kraton SBS, and OE SBS polymers and compounds. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect August 1, 2011. About Kraton Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.(NYSE: KRA), through its...

2011-07-01 19:00:00

HOUSTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Polymers LLC (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, "Kraton"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces a general price increase in the Americas of 287 USD/MT, or 13 cpp for Kraton SBS and OE SBS polymers and compounds. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect August 1, 2011. About Kraton Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.(NYSE: KRA), through its...

2011-07-01 19:00:00

HOUSTON, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Polymers LLC (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, "Kraton"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces a general price increase in Europe, Africa and the Middle East of Euro 100/MT for Kraton SBS and OE SBS polymers and compounds. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect August 1, 2011. About Kraton Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.(NYSE:...

2011-06-28 00:00:33

Professional Plastics, Inc. has signed a formal agreement with Saint Gobain Performance Plastics for the distribution of Meldin® 7000, 6000 and 2000 series polyimide shapes for the North American and SE Asian markets. Fullerton, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2011 Professional Plastics, Inc. has signed a formal agreement with Saint Gobain Performance Plastics for the distribution of Meldin® polyimide shapes in the North American and SE Asian markets. The agreement covers Meldin ® 7000...

2011-06-22 13:27:44

Stretching could improve efficiency of material used in batteries, fuel cells and water purification Researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. recently found a way to improve electricity generating fuel cells, potentially making them more efficient, powerful and less expensive. Specifically, they discovered a way to speed up the flow and filtering of water or ions, which are necessary for fuel cells to operate. Simply put, the researchers stretched Nafion, a polymer electrolyte...


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Synthetic Metals
2012-05-17 14:54:38

Synthetic Metals is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials. It is an international medium for the rapid publication of original research papers, short communications and subject reviews dealing with research on and applications of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures. Original manuscripts on chemical, electrochemical, electrical, photonic...

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