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  1. First European Approval For Implant Made Of PEEK-OPTIMA® HA Enhanced

    Implants made from the PEEK-OPTIMA® HA Enhanced implantable polymer have received their first CE mark (European) approval. It is granted to implants supplied by the Karmed Saglik Group ("Karmed") for the treatment of degenerative spinal conditions

  2. Barrier Plastics Introduces Innovative 1.5 Gallon/6L UN Y Rated Baritainer®

    Barrier Plastics, Inc. proudly announces the release of its newest addition to the Baritainer® Jerry Can product line. A full year of research and development went into the release of the 6L, which is made with HDPE and Quoral® Barrier Resin (BR).

  3. First Propylene Production Unit Using Technology From Honeywell's UOP Reaches Project Capacity In Russia, Helping Offset Worldwide Propylene Shortage

    UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that UOP C3Oleflex™ process technology started up and has been successfully operating in Russia, producing high-quality propylene to help meet the global supply shortage of the valuable plastics building block

  4. BENTELER-SGL Mass-Produces Composite Leaf Springs For The New Volvo XC90 Using Loctite Matrix Resin From Henkel

    Already a permanent feature of automotive engineering, lightweight construction methods continue to steadily gain in importance

  5. MHG In Talks With BASF Regarding A Series Of Initiatives

    MHG, the manufacturer of one hundred percent biodegradable plastic, announced they met behind closed doors with BASF, the largest chemical company in the world. Dr. Paul Pereira, CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, met with Johannes Becker, Vice President of Strategy in Brussels last week to discuss next steps in a series of initiatives

  6. Molex Launches New Customized POF/HPCF Cable Assemblies And Harnesses And Free On-Line Configurator Tool

    Molex Incorporated recently launched its new fully customizable Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) and Hard Polymer Clad Fiber (HPCF) assemblies and harnesses, including hybrid POF

  7. New Vishay Intertechnology Polymer Tantalum Chip Capacitors Offer Ultra-Low ESR In Compact J, P, A, B, And Low-Profile B Case Sizes

    Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. recently announced a new vPolyTan series of surface-mount polymer tantalum molded chip capacitors in five compact case sizes

  8. RPP Containers’ Bulk Container Recycling Program Records Five Years Of Sustained Growth

    RPP Containers, a leading manufacturer, stocking distributor, and recycler of plastic collapsible bulk containers continues to record strong growth in its bulk container recycling program

  9. Dow Develops Chromium-Free Etch For Sustainable Plating On Plastic Manufacturing

    Dow Electronic Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has developed a novel chromium-free ECOPOSIT etching solution to replace chromic acid etching used in the pre-treatment of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and PC-ABS in the plating on plastics (POP) industry, to help manufacturers to meet the September 21, 2017 sunset date set by REACH to eliminate the use of chromium trioxide

  10. DuPont Thermoplastic Elastomer Helps Keep Marine Devices Afloat

    DuPont Performance Polymers and Ireland-based Technology from Ideas (TFI) collaborated to develop a novel way to allow moored devices to move with the sea, which dramatically reduces peak loads up to 70 percent and improves durability of mooring lines that tether and protect high-value marine devices, such as wave energy devices and fish farms

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