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PolyOne targets PVC as a polycarbonate replacement

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 | Permalink

PolyOne, a plastics supplier with $3 billion in sales last year, is boosting its focus on the medical market, and one specific target is replacement of polycarbonate alloys with PVC in housings for medical devices. PVC’s superior chemical resistance to polycarbonate is becoming more important as efforts escalate to disinfect medical equipment, said Charles Kutchin, global industry director-healthcare at PolyOne in an interview with PlasticsToday. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – February 2013 Keywords:  PolyOne PVC reFlex plasticizers read more

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Green Matter: Are tires becoming an environmental statement?

Monday, March 4th, 2013 | Permalink

Tires may seem to be an unlikely eco-product. But guess again – according to a new market report from Smithers Rapra , the global market for ‘green tires’ will reach $70.6 billion by 2017, up from $44.8 billion in 2012 (28% of the total tire market). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – March 2013 Keywords:  green matter low rolling resistance tires bioplastic read more

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PET foam offers light weighing options

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 | Permalink

At the upcoming JEC Composites Show in Paris being held from 12 to 14 March 2013, BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany)will introduce for the first time a structural foam based on PET (polyethylene terephthalate). The new material with the trade name Kerdyn offers lightweighting opportunities in a variety of market segments, including automotive. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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PET foam offers lightweighting options

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 | Permalink

At the upcoming JEC Composites Show in Paris (March 12-14), BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) will introduce for the first time a structural foam based on PET (polyethylene terephthalate). The new material, with the trade name Kerdyn, offers lightweighting opportunities in a variety of market segments, including automotive. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Issue Date:  PT – February 2013 Keywords:  BASF PET foam Kerdyn read more

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Mobile medical device market will double this year

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 | Permalink

One of the hot new markets for plastics in medical applications will be mobile and wireless devices that provide ongoing remote monitoring of patient health. The total value of the mobile medical application market is expected to double this year from the $720 million achieved last year, according to Adrienne Lovink, VP of consulting and business development at the Millenium Research Group (Toronto). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  medical plastics Solera Wireless Reflectance Medical mobile medical devices read more

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