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Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is expanding its Gastonia, North Carolina, compounding facility for high-tech plastics by adding a second production line. The expansion represents an investment volume of about USD 15 million and will double the existing capacity from 20,000 to 40,000 metric ...
Container's material properties affect the viscosity of water at the nanoscale
Water pours into a cup at about the same rate regardless of whether the water bottle is made of glass or plastic. But at nanometer-size scales for water and potentially other fluids, whether the container is made of glass or plastic does make a significant difference. A new study shows that in ...
Scientists in the United States have developed ‘flat pack’ polymer structures that can autonomously assemble into three-dimensional shapes on application of an electric current. Research published in Soft Matter describes the use of heat-triggered shape memory polymers to build 3D structures ...
A building that helped launch generations of scientists, including Nobel laureates, on their careers of discovery has joined the Hall of Fame of notable venues, being named a National Historic Chemical Landmark by the American Chemical Society (ACS). That's the topic of an article in the current ...
PANalytical Inc. has moved its Houston area office to a new and larger office at 4802 North Sam Houston Parkway West, Suite 100, in Houston, TX. Co-located with sister company Malvern Instruments’ Center of Excellence for separations products, the 22,000 sq. ft. multipurpose facility houses ...
For European Composites Industry
Reichhold announced a price increase effective for all orders shipped on or after October 1, 2012 in Europe of 100 EUR/MT on all unsaturated polyester resins, gelcoats, bonding pastes and vinyl ester resins.
As the second largest consumer of synthetic latex polymers in the world after North America, the combined states of the EU-27 consumed nearly 2.5 million dry tonnes of synthetic latex polymers, valued at over EUR 6 billion, in 2011, according to Synthetic Latex Polymers Global Series: Europe ...
Collaboration with American customers and universities to be stepped up
BASF has opened a new research lab for thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) in Wyandotte, Michigan. A multidisciplinary team of product developers, chemists and material scientists will work to discover new products for the American automotive, construction, sports and leisure industries. “Closeness ...
A. Schulman, Inc. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire ECM Plastics, Inc., a privately owned, leading plastics compounder located in Worcester, Massachusetts, for $36.5 million. ECM Plastics, Inc. generates approximately $40 million in annual sales. After expected ...
ContiTech Fluid Technology is building a competence center for plastic lines in the USA. It is the second plastics competence center worldwide after the first in Waltershausen, Thuringia. The company is investing about $11 million (€8.8 million) there in the existing hose factory in Somersworth, ...