Fiber-Reinforced Plastics in Wind Turbines Rose from 25 to 114 Million Pounds in a Decade
February 8, 2017
Demand for fiber-reinforced plastic composites in the manufacture of wind turbine components is forecast to expand 5.9 percent per year through 2020 to 152 million pounds.
KraussMaffei at JEC World Paris: More speed in pultrusion
February 6, 2017
By adopting a new approach KraussMaffei Reaction Process Machinery strives for a whole new level of performance in pultrusion, the continuous molding process for the manufacture of high-filled fiber-reinforced plastic components.
Roche Diabetes Care chooses DuPont™ Delrin® to develop its renowned Accu-Chek® LinkAssist Plus application
February 1, 2017
Roche Diabetes Care selected low-friction DuPont™ Delrin® acetal homopolymer from DuPont Performance Materials (DPM) for its renowned insulin placement assistant named the Accu-Chek® LinkAssist Plus.
Koplas 2017: Arburg presents cost-effective injection moulding
January 31, 2017
This year, Arburg is represented with its own exhibition stand for the first time at the Koplas, South Korea's most important trade fair for the country's plastics industry.
3M’s Newest Innovation Drives Lightweighting Potential
January 24, 2017
The universal capabilities of 3M™ Scotch-Weld™ Multi-Material Composite Urethane Adhesives make them a new standard for composite assembly
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In this issue:
Building & Construction: How Plastics are Reshaping - and Energizing - Tomorrow's Homes
Graphene - doing more with much, much less
Assessing the potential seismic impact of supercapacitors
Structural foam molding excels in automotive
Circular Design Guide aims to bend conventional thinking
Energy management - what processors are doing wrong
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January 12, 2016
Solid State Shear Pulverization, which chills a co-rotating twin-screw extruder below the softening temperature of plastic rather than allowing it to melt, is finally commercial after more than 20 years of R&D. Zzyzx Polymers LLC, Allentown, PA, started up in January 2015 reportedly using the first commercial SSSP technology, according to a paper originally submitted to the Society of Plastics Engineers ANTEC 2016 conference, but not actually given. The ANTEC paper on “Commercialization of Solid-State Shear Pulverization: a Novel Polymer Processing Technology,” by Philip Brunner (co-founder of Zzyzx), Mark Tapsak, and Mike Janse, says the process has been successfully scaled up to pilot plant size for the first time.
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