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ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH, Germany

Innovations in high-performance plastics For over 50 years, ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics has been one of the technology leaders for seals, engineering design elements, assemblies and modules. For our customers around the world, we develop and produce individual, market-driven solutions from more

Covestro AG, Germany

Since September 2015, Bayer MaterialScience has been an independent company, operating under the new name Covestro. We continue to be a leading supplier of high-value polymers and innovative solutions for key sectors such as transportation, construction, electronics, furniture, sports equipment and more

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH, Germany

LANXESS is a leading specialty chemicals company and operates in all important markets of the world. Its core business comprises the development, manufacture and sale of high-tech plastics, high-performance rubber, specialty chemicals and intermediates. In addition, it helps its customers in the dev more

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  • Bacteria use task division when breaking down plastic

    A current study by Dr. Başak Öztürk and her team at the Leibniz Institute DSMZ-German Collection of Microorganisms and Cell Cultures GmbH in Braunschweig, Germany, investigated how marine organisms break down and utilise biologically degradable plastic. The researchers not only established the bacte more

  • Bioinspired material to oust plastics

    Modern life relies closely on plastics, even though the petroleum-based production creates serious environmental challenges. The industry opts out to use sustainable materials due to their limited mechanical properties or complex manufacturing processes. An advanced strategy to design and produce hi more

  • Coating plastics by porous nanofilm

    A research team has developed a new method for creating metal-organic framework (MOF) thin films that can be applied to sensors and electric devices. Like sponges, porous materials contain pores. The pore size affects the property of the material. For example, small pores create more absorbent surfa more

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Why Does Stepping On a Lego Hurt So Bad?

There are some things you wouldn't wish upon even your worst enemy. Stepping on Legos being no such exception. The mind bending pain of a bare foot pressing down on a Lego is one of the worst known to humanity, but how does something so innocent looking create such an intense feeling? We're talk ... more

Curvature from planar polymer sheets in response to light

Researchers at NC State have developed a way to create curvature from 2D sheets using only light.The advance builds on earlier work by the same research team, which focused on self-folding 3-D structures. The key advance here is that rather than having the plastic fold along sharp lines – into s ... more

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A Guide to Common Household Plastics

Plastic is everywhere in our day to day lives – but, of course, ‘plastic’ is just a catch-all term for a range of different chemical substances. This graphic takes a look at some of the more common plastics we encounter on a regular basis, and examines their chemical structures. Below, we’ll also ta more

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Boedeker Plastics

Boedeker Plastics Boedeker Plastics, Inc. is a plastic materials distributor & machine shop located in Shiner, Texas . General Information Boedeker Plastics consists of two distinct parts ... (1) a stocking wholesale distributor of plastic ... more

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