Tag Archives: Sabic Innovative Plastics

New SABIC Executive Discusses Bold Moves At NPE2012

It’s becoming increasingly clear that SABIC’s acquisition of the GE Plastics business five years ago for $11.6 billion was a positive development for the American plastics industry. At [..]

Africa/MidEast, Aircraft, Asia, Automotive, Carbon Composites, Carbon Composites, Carbon Fiber, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Europe, North America, Polyacetal, Polyurethane foam

FDA Backs Polycarbonate Producers on BPA Safety

The science is behind us. The major producers of polycarbonate have firmly taken that stand in defense of bisphenol A (BPA), which has been under attack for about [..]

Green, North America, Polycarbonate , ,

Plastics boost effectiveness of new LED light

Increasing use of energy-saving solid state light emitting diode (LED) lamps and fixtures will be a major story involved plastics in the next two to three years. Royal [..]

Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, Green, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate ,

What’s the Future for Polycarbonate?

Polycarbonate’s link to bisphenol A (BPA) has left it badly bruised in the public eye, but it’s still a darling of design engineers around the world. Growth rates [..]

Asia, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Design, Electronics, Europe, Green, Management, Medical, North America, Polycarbonate , ,

Ford Takes Grand Prize for MuCell Application

At a gala Society of Plastics Engineers’ banquet Wednesday evening, Ford engineers collected the grand award for the most innovative new use of plastics in cars. They won [..]

Automotive, Blowing Agents, Design, Injection Molding, Injection Molding, Management, North America, polypropylene , , , , , ,

New SABIC Blend Injects Life Into Auto Body Panels

There’s still a future for large thermoplastic automotive body panels, despite some well-publicized fits and starts such as the Saturn program where gaps between panels became a significant [..]

Automotive, Conductive Material, Design, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, North America ,

Poylcarbonate Glazing Continues to Avance, Slowly But Surely

The Peugeot-Citroën Group is now using  plastic glazing made from Teijin’s Panlite polycarbonate resin in the rear quarter windows (“quarter lite”) of the Citroen DS5, a five-door hatchback [..]

Asia, Automotive, Design, Europe, Green, Injection compression, Injection Molding, North America, Polycarbonate , , , , , ,

LNP Develops Colorable Compound for Molded Electronic Devices

More materials’ companies are coming onboard with materials developed for the Laser Direct Structuring process. The result will be continued penetration of the technology into three-dimensional electronic components. [..]

Design, Electronics, Engineering Thermoplastics, Injection Molding, Laser Structuring, North America, Telecommunications , , ,

BPA Issue Emerges at Antec Plenary Session

The plastics industry has faced many public relations problems in its history. Its approach to problems has improved in recent years, but the bisphenol A (BPA) controversy appears [..]

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