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Covestro sells business unit in North America

26-Mar-2018

Plaskolite announced that it is acquiring the North American polycarbonate sheet manufacturing business of Covestro. The acquisition transforms the North American sheet industry by combining the leader in acrylic manufacturing and the leader in polycarbonate manufacturing. As a part of the ...

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Plastic made of sugar and carbon dioxide

15-Jun-2017

Some biodegradable plastics could in the future be made using sugar and carbon dioxide, replacing unsustainable plastics made from crude oil, following research by scientists from the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath. Polycarbonate is used to make ...

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New approach captures the energy of slow motion

22-Dec-2016

A new concept in energy harvesting could capture energy currently wasted due to its characteristic low frequency and use it to power next-generation electronic devices, according to a team of Penn State materials scientists and electrical engineers. The project, funded by Samsung, designed a ...

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A shampoo bottle that empties completely - every last drop

28-Jun-2016

It's one of life's little annoyances: that last bit of shampoo that won't quite pour out of the bottle. Or the last bit of hand soap, or dish soap, or laundry detergent. Now researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way to create the perfect texture inside plastic bottles to let soap ...

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A perfect material for air filters

03-Mar-2016

A research team from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have synthesized the material that is perfect for protection of respiratory organs, analytical research and other practical purposes. An almost weightless fabric made of nylon ...

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Bayer MaterialScience buys composite materials specialist

04-Mar-2015

Through a business acquisition in southern Germany, Bayer MaterialScience has expanded its position on the future-oriented market for composite materials. The company on Monday concluded the takeover of Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG) in Langenfeld, near Nuremberg, a technology leader ...

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Darmstadt site to close: Bayer MaterialScience consolidating polycarbonate business

01-Jul-2014

As part of the worldwide consolidation of its business with sheets made of the high-performance plastic polycarbonate, Bayer MaterialScience has decided to close its site in Darmstadt, Germany. European customers will be supplied in the future by the plants in Nera Montoro, Italy, and Tielt, ...

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RAC proposes to strengthen the classification of bisphenol A

The French proposal to classify bisphenol A (BPA) as a presumed human reproductive toxicant which may damage fertility has been unanimously supported by RAC.

21-Mar-2014

The Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) of BPA from a category 2 reproductive toxicant to a category 1B reproductive toxicant regarding the adverse effects on sexual function and fertility in line with ...

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Emerging asian countries fuel demand for petrochemical-derived cumene

06-Feb-2013

The Asia-Pacific region has rapidly emerged as the largest global consumer of cumene over the last decade, thanks to changes in the petrochemical industry, states a new report by industry experts GBI Research. The new report shows that global cumene demand has increased over the last decade to ...

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Bayer opens Polymer Development Center in South Korea

Further strengthening presence in Asia Pacific

11-Jan-2013

Bayer MaterialScience has officially opened its first Polymer Development & Technology Center in South Korea. Located in the city of Yongin near the capital Seoul, it will focus on the development of new polycarbonate applications for high-tech products from Korean companies especially in the ...

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