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2014-06-04 16:25:49

SALT LAKE CITY, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Biomerics, a leading provider of medical polymers, is pleased to announce that PolyOne Distribution has been named the exclusive distributor of its specialty medical grade thermoplastic polyurethanes in North America. PolyOne Distribution will distribute Biomerics' full line of medical grade thermoplastic urethanes including Quadrathane(TM), Quadraflex(TM), and Quadraplast(TM). Biomerics medical thermoplastic urethanes are used in a...

2014-02-06 23:03:58

The global reinforced composite plastics market is estimated at 13.6 billion lbs in 2013 and is expected to reach at 14.3 billion lbs for 2014. BCC Research projects the market to grow to nearly 17.2 billion lbs by 2019, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 3.7% from 2014 to 2019. (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 According to a new technical market research report The Global Market for Composites: Resins, Fillers, Reinforcements, Natural Fibers and Nanocomposites, from BCC...

2014-01-12 23:02:23

Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has elevated the mechanical properties of its industry-leading portfolio of high temperature structural products to include new “ultra performance” compounds based on carbon fiber reinforced PEEK, PPA, PPS, and PEI resin systems to create the highest performing thermoplastic products available. Winona, MN (PRWEB) January 12, 2014 Global custom engineered thermoplastics compounder RTP Company has elevated the mechanical...

2013-10-28 23:28:43

Plastics Color Corporation, a leader in colorants, additives and masterbatches for the plastics processing industry, is now offering thermoset compounds in North America in conjunction with sister company Raschig GmbH of Germany. Calumet City, IL (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Plastics Color Corporation, a leader in thermoplastic compounds and solutions, is now offering thermoset plastic molding compounds through its new venture with German manufacturer Raschig GmbH, headquartered in...

Underwater Propulsion From A 3D Printer Using Octopus As Role Model
2013-07-23 10:50:04

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Nature inspires creativity: in building a silent propulsion system for boats and water sport devices, researchers used the octopus as their role model. The system can be produced at a low cost and in a single step with a 3D printer. Octopods, which are also known as octopuses or squid, are considered to be the most intelligent invertebrates. In fact, they have been referred to as the "sages of the sea". They are capable of learning; they can open tin cans, and...

2013-04-03 23:02:47

Resirene has recently announced a Commercial Acceleration program with SpecialChem to support the growth of its specialty styrenics portfolio, Biorene® and CET®. Mexico (PRWEB) April 03, 2013 Recently developed by Resirene, Biorene® is a set of thermoplastic starch and PS or PP blends suitable to reduce the environmental impact of disposable consumer goods, such as drink cups, plates, lids, etc. CET® is a range of transparent acrylic-styrenic copolymers aiming to replace...

2013-02-24 23:01:14

“Custom Thermoplastic Compounding to 2017” covers the US market for custom thermoplastic compounding. Historical (2002, 2007, and 2012) data and forecasts for the years 2017 and 2022 are presented by resin type and market. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) February 24, 2013 US demand for custom compounded thermoplastics is forecast to surpass 11 billion pounds in 2017, valued at over $14 billion (resin content only). The total value of custom thermoplastic compounding, including resins,...

2013-02-10 23:01:40

The Indian company, RePIN Masterbatches is now offering their Engineering Masterbatches in the African and Middle East region. New York, United States of America (PRWEB) February 11, 2013 In today´s highly sophisticated market, RePIN develops masterbatches based on resins that are rough, rigid, thermoplastic, resistant to stress and cracking, have high impact strength and optimized surface quality. The company is now offering their engineering masterbatches in the African and Middle...

2013-01-01 05:00:06

Lucintel´s Analysis of the Global Glass Mat Thermoplastics Industry: Market is Expected to Reach US $481 Million in 2017 Irving, Texas (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 The global market for glass mat thermoplastic (GMT) composites has been growing slowly during the past five years and is expected to further gain momentum, reaching approximately US $481 Million by 2017 with a CAGR of 5.5% over the next five years. Automotive will be the predominant market segment for GMT materials over the...

2012-08-08 23:04:04

Lucintel ForecastsStrong Growth in Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics:Market Anticipated to Reach $1,088 Million in 2017 Irving, Texas (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 The use of long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) materials, which initially was driven by consumption growth in Europe, is becoming more prevalent in all regions of the world. Although LFT is more expensive than competitive materials, its use is growing in applications where weight savings, fuel savings, and other...


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