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SABIC Strikes Gold With PC Glazing

SABIC stuck to its guns and is slowly starting to see substantial results from years-long efforts to advance polycarbonate glazing in cars. The company announced today that the [..]

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Where Do Engineering Plastics Fit at SABIC?

Several tough years in the polycarbonate business are taking a toll on the two companies that invented the transparent engineering plastic that has been plagued by weak pricing, [..]

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Thermwood Develops Unique Additive Manufacturing System

Thermwood Corp., a former molder and longtime manufacturer of machine tools called CNC routers, is now entering the additive manufacturing business with a very high-volume, high-tech machine that [..]

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Lego: No Plans To Produce Plastics

Lego is spending $146 million to develop a new sustainable plastic. It’s not often that manufacturers of children’s toys, or of almost anything for that matter, decide they [..]

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Just What Is A ‘Sustainable’ Plastic?

One of the interesting outcomes of Lego’s three-year-old effort to replace ABS in its iconic building block toys may be a new—and significantly more meaningful—definition of what constitutes [..]

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Tiko Is The New Big Thing in 3D Printing

The promise of additive manufacturing is attracting plenty of creative, and very interesting, engineering. On one end, injection molding machinery manufacturers such as Arburg and Sandretto are creating [..]

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New PLA Grades Target ABS

Superior mechanical and chemical-resistance properties are baked into the backbone of new PLA bioplastics from Nature Works that take direct aim at styrenics such as ABS in durable applications. [..]

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PEEK, PEI Growth Explodes While PC Plants Close

Growth for high-end, specialty engineering plastics will far outpace the bread-and-butter, big-volume types as design engineers push the needle on applications requiring high heat or other demanding properties in [..]

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Why the Freeformer Is So Important To Injection Molding

The Arburg Freeformer additive manufacturing machine (dubbed AKF) made its debut at K2013 in Germany and it will move squarely into prime time at NPE2015 in Orlando, Florida [..]

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Will 3D Printing Unseat LEGO From Its Lofty Perch?

LEGO, the Danish toy manufacturer, is quite possibly the largest captive molder in the world based on number of injection molding machines and number of plastic parts produced. [..]

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