SABIC announces large format touch sensor capability with 2.5 and 3D formability

At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), SABIC introduced a transparent, conductive polycarbonate (PC) film that represents a completely new class of display materials particularly suited for large format displays with 2.5 and 3D formability. The film combines SANTE nanoparticle technology from Cima NanoTech over a substrate of SABIC’s LEXAN film to achieve sensitive touch screens […]

Polymer resin insulating film returns to its original shape after stretching 2.5 times its length

Panasonic has developed a soft, flexible, and stretchable polymer resin insulating film which stretches 2.5x its length and returns to its original shape. It can be folded and adapts adapts to varying free-form surfaces, so reducing existing design constraints. For example, it enables the construction of soft and stretchable electronic devices that are adaptable to […]

Turning packaging waste into valuable resins and coatings for building & construction?

AIMPLAS, the plastics technology center based in Valencia, Spain, is in collaboration with the company Barpimo to develop new alkyd and polyester resins from post-consumed polyethylene terephthalate (PET) packaging for building & construction. The aim of the two parties is to develop a new process that allow economical transforming of PET packaging waste into high […]

Trinseo Plastics Supports Growing Demand for Multiple Durable Smart Meter Components

Polycarbonate resins meet performance properties in meter housing, window and terminal block Berwyn, PA – October 9 – Trinseo (NYSE: TSE), a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, responds to the growing needs for more durable utility smart meters that effectively monitor energy consumption and stand up to the task. Electricity […]

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Polymaker and Covestro co-develop new PC-based 3D printing material

Polymaker, a filaments supplier for extrusion-based desktop 3D printers, has co-developed with Covestro a new line of polycarbonate (PC)-based materials for these printers. The first two products in the new line are Polymaker PC-Plus and PC-Max. The application was made possible by lowering the printing temperature from 300-320°C down to a moderate 250-270°C as well […]