Sabic Broadens Composites Portfolio with Addition of Fiber-Reinforced Thermoplastic Tapes

SABIC – one of the world’s leading petrochemical companies – has expanded its growing portfolio of innovative material solutions with the recent investment in a majority stake in Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics B.V., with manufacturing operations in Lelystad, The Netherlands. SABIC’s new Fibre Reinforced Thermoplastics (FRT) business specializes in the production of engineered thermoplastic, fiber-reinforced unidirectional […]

Live Heavily Printed LDPE Plastic Recycling Demo from EREMA at Chinese Trade Show

Austrian plastics recycling systems manufacturer, EREMA, is to showcase its technology for recycling heavily printed LDPE materials with live demonstrations at the upcoming Chinaplas 2016 exhibition in Shanghai. The company said that it will be demonstrating its INTAREMA® 1007 TVEplus® with an EREMA SW4/104 RTF melt filter at the show, which takes place from 25 […]

Korean scientist produces first sustainable plastic without petroleum

This schematic diagram shows the overall conceptualization of how metabolically engineered E. coli produced a variety of PLGAs with different monomer compositions, proposing the chemosynthetic process of non-natural polymers from biomass. Distinguished Professor Sang Yup Lee of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and colleagues are […]

Plastics supply chain works to minimize infections

Washington — Medical device makers, hospitals, and even the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have spent the last several years scrambling for a solution to contain hospital-acquired infections — without much to show for it. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria are still causing patient deaths. Since 2012, there have been about […]