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UK recycled plastic film industry set for take off
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Full scale commercial recycling of waste plastic film wastes could be realized within four years, following the successful outcome of recent feasibility trials. According to Manchester-based recycling consultant, Axion Consulting, its research demonstrates that it is technically possible to manufacture commercially useful products from mixed post-consumer film packaging. More


Dielectric response of polystyrene/calcium phosphate nanocomposites
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Polymer nanocomposites find application in an extremely wide range of areas. To name a few, these include automobiles, aerospace, injection-molded products, coatings, adhesives, fire-retardants, packaging materials, microelectronics packaging, optical integrated circuits, drug delivery, sensors, membranes, medical devices, and consumer goods. More

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Characterizing oxygen-barrier polyacrylonitrile/graphite nanocomposites
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Nanocomposites employing carbon-based reinforcement material are primarily based on carbon nanotubes (CNTs). However, progress in CNT-reinforced materials has been impeded by the challenge of dispersing the tubes in the polymer matrix and their high cost. In contrast to nanotubes, graphite offers attractive mechanical and electrical properties as well as a high aspect (i.e., surface/volume) ratio, which makes for easy processing. More

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Possible uses for organic polymer plentiful
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When CEO Nauman Farooqi lists the applications for ChemGreen Innovation Inc.'s product, some sound more like technology Q, James Bond's gadgetry whiz, would have whipped up rather than innovation from a Mount Allison University laboratory. ChemGreen's magnetic plastic could be used to coat the exterior of embassies, government buildings or even the Canadian Security Intelligence Service compound to contain electronic communications signals, Farooqi said. More

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A plastic that behaves like glass
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A new material mimics the malleability of glass but retains the toughness and stability of thermoset plastics. Developed by chemists in France, the material could be useful in the automotive and aerospace industries, as well as a number of other areas. More

China packaging firms take hit
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For some plastics packaging firms in the cosmetics industry, China is starting to lose its luster as the favored manufacturing spot. Pushed by factory wages rising 10-20 percent a year in mainland China and by cosmetics manufacturers worried about disruptions of global supply chains, some of them are starting to look elsewhere. More

Ohio plastics firm has global reach
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The products of an Ohio business are helping industries from aerospace to waste management. Granger Plastics, which specializes in custom rotational molding, creates material handling products such as pallets, containers and shipping containers to enhance internal operations, according to Jim Cravens, the company's president. More

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Europe's plastics sector upbeat despite eurozone woes
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The EuPC's managing director, Alexandre Dangis, has highlighted "the dangers of an obsession with the EU's financial woes" and "a neglect of the opportunities which can be created by our manufacturing sector." More

Global plastics industry launches action plan to reduce marine litter
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Plastics industry leaders from across the world - including from organizations such as the Society of the Plastics Industry and the American Chemistry Council - met recently in Dubai to create a global action plan for solutions on post-consumer plastic and other litter in the world's oceans. More

Inventor's mission: To remake world with plastics
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If just one of the projects for turning strong, lightweight composite materials into useful products pays off for 5-D Composite Inc., Sarasota, Fla., would have a viable new manufacturing employer. And for company founder Andrew Rekret, just one big score could be a ticket to the high life. More

Novel plastics from organic waste could boost European biopolymer market
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Food packaging plastics developed from organic waste could boost European biopolymer market competitiveness without putting pressure on scarce oil supplies or food crops, according to a Spanish research center. More

European polyethylene contract prices fall further following spot prices
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European polyethylene contract prices for November fell further as converters tried to narrow the gap between contract and spot prices, industry sources said. Net contract prices were still higher than spot material available, sources said. In the LDPE market for instance, according to Platts data, the premium of contract price over spot touched a record high of Eur305/mt ($409/mt) on June 29, this has been reduced to Eur230/mt. More

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Plastic-bag maker calls Seattle's proposed ban 'simplistic'
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The nation's largest manufacturer of plastic bags accused the Seattle City Council of a "rush to pass" a ban on plastic checkout bags and called the proposal a "simplistic" plan that does not address plastic litter in all of its forms. More

Kansas officials laud new Berry Plastics facility as economic boon
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Motorists near the Lecompton interchange on the Kansas Turnpike can now see signs of work on one of the larger buildings ever constructed in Douglas County. Construction crews are busy pouring concrete for an approximately 600,000-square-foot warehouse and printing facility for Berry Plastics. More

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