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MIT researchers show how to draw Polyethylene as nanofibers and get a very high thermal conductivity

Sabic Innovative Plastics unveils its newly developed a clear flame retardant Polycarbonate copolymer

Green Composites - all you wanted to know about

Polymer helps to designing higher capacity Li-ion battery

Univ of Texas @ Austin scientists reported method to produce a large scale reduced graphene oxide

Plastics help design non-shatter pint glass to prevent pub attacks

A team of researchers demonstrate plastics and graphene can work together to make touch screen device a reality

Prof. Alan Heegers group demonstrated the potential of plastics solar cells

Advanced nanocomposite membrane technology of NanoH2O turns it to a Global clean technology company

Battelle researchers are improving PLA for injection molding applications

IKV researchers report thermoplastic/metal hybrid materials for Direct manufacturing electronic part

World’s first all-plastic LED lamp comes from Japan

Stratasys touts World’s first color multi-material 3D printer for rubber & plastics products

Scientists from IBM and Stanford University are developing new plastics recycling process

Norner touts major research project on polymers based on carbon dioxide

Cima NanoTech flexes mussels with its non-Indium Tin Oxide, high performance transparent conductors

Harvard University researchers design stretchable, transparent ionic conductors

Siver nanowire electrodes for flexible electronics

Canadian researchers claim world’s most efficient “inverted” OPV solar cells

Self-healing plastics healing like human skin

Japanese researchers are developing stereo-block type PLAs for high performance materials

Plastic Logic sees mass production of flexible display in 2008

Can you “Cool Your Roof” - reports researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

How computer modelling & 3D printing create fracture resistant composites – reports Stratasys and MIT researchers

McMaster university (Canada) researchers developed flexible solar cell technology

Are you interested in self-healing polymers – must read reviews

Strain Paint: an alternative to strain gauges

Carbon3D, a Canadian company unveils a breakthrough technology for layerless 3D printing

Singapore researchers touts corn starch can help solve body armour and protective sports padding

Harvard Univ researchers show how soft robotics could navigate a difficult obstacle

Researchers show stretchy battery for flexible and stretchable electronics

Scientists from Sweden and USA showed electronics can truly be organic or say truly be plastics

Bio-succinic acid is becoming new green platform chemical for plastics

Can you 3D print yourself? TwinKinds of Germany shows just that!

Work of North Carolina State Univ. researchers shows how to remove radioactive elements from drinking water

Teijin Techno Products claims to be world’s first mass producer of aramid nanofibers

Current status in graphene based polymer nanocomposites – a review

Binder free multilayer graphene based polymer composite for high performance supercapacitor electrodes

UC Berkley researchers have developed paper thin e-skin that responds to touch

NIST develops greener solution to challenge commercial fire retardants

How blood can clot to heal a wound - Science reports

Arkema unveils a range of "green" polymers for its textile market

Caltech researchers show through telechelic polymers how to produce a safer and a cleaner fuel

A new microcellular injection molding process for polycarbonate using water

Mannigton converts large stickers from 2010 winter games into commercial flooring

Polymer bank notes on the rise to avoid counterfeit paper currencies

Stanford university researchers detect mercury ions in sea water using organic polymer transistor sensor

German researchers unveiled a green approach to electrospinning technique for making biodegradable nanofibres

Innovations in design come from plastics to win several 2009 International Design Excellence Awards

Austrian scientists claim to be the first to have developed an image sensor that is fully transparent

Austrian researcher reports new opportunities from Silicon oxide Nanofilms

Researchers develop unique printable thin film supercapacitor using SWCNT

University of Texas at Austin researchers show use of polymer membranes for fracking in shale gas

Rutgers Univ researchers moves plastic electronics with graphene based PS thin films

In Milan, art and science get together to showcase Vegetal, weather resistant designer chair

MIT researchers develop first Solar Thermal Fuel storage platform in solid-state

Wax could be green too – touts GreenMantra Technolgies!

Are you an injection moulder, you may want to read the ultimate in mould cooling article

Plastrec, a Quebec recycler unveils recycled PET production combining two plastics technologies

MIT team aims to develop application specific surgical adhesives to seal tissues

Braskem S.A. is leading the way to manufacture biobased polyethylene using catalytic dehydration

3D systems introduces non-halogenated flame retardant for aircraft applications

For the first time, IBM researchers showed 3D molecular structure could be observed

Current trends and future prospects for flame retardants in polymeric materials

Polymers help Addidas to launch lightest soccer boots and 2010 FIFA World cup match ball never seen before in the field

Using biodegradable polymer, University of Basque country researcher report on bone regeneration

French scientists tout first use of nano-structured assemblies that could revolutionize dentistry

Yale scientists develop high performance thin film composite membrane

Brazilian scientists are actively pursuing bioplastics research and innovation

Something old... Something new.... produces an interesting marriage

Can polymer reinforced aerogel make a space mission? University of Akron researchers think so!

Oil-SAP, a novel development to clean-up oil spill & recovery from Penn State University, USA

If you follow plastics electronics - follow Unidym’s innovative product lines

Bayer uses PC film Makrofol? for it's new Innosec Fusion? technology to stop counterfeiting

Princeton university researchers embedded piezoelectric material onto polymer as energy harvester

A review on polymer/bioactive glass nanocomposites provides current trends in polymer research

US and South Korean researchers develop a printing technique to make high performance CNT transistors

How Collagen nanofibers could find use in Tissue Engineering

Researchers gather to discuss advances in organic photovoltaics (OPV)

Rice Univ (USA) researchers grew high quality graphene from polystyrene, cookies, grass, cockroach leg & dog feces

MIT researchers develop first Solar Thermal Fuel storage platform in solid-state

Can polymer reinforced aerogel make a space mission? University of Akron researchers think so!

Kyoto researchers are upbeat about cellulose nanofibers based composites for auto parts

Researchers review how to characterize polymer nanocomposites by different microscopicy techniques

Swedish researchers show highest reported charge capacities for all polymer paper-based battery

Electric Glue: Another twist to make controlled polymer-surface adhesion

Alberta scientists help to make Canada’s first bio-composite based electric vehicle body design

Will your windows generate power one day?

Japanese scientists report a unique, smart and self-healing polymer nanocomposite hydrogels

US researchers develop shape memory polymer nanocomposites exhibiting fast actuation speed

Stanford Univ researchers make Jell-O-like conducting polymer hydrogels

It is time to make “Perfect Plastic” reports UK researchers

Block copolymers could create hard disks with 10 tera-bit-per-Square-inch:Researchers predict

AMI unveils the North American Bioplastics technology agenda

USA researchers report polymeric blood-resistant surgical glue that can repair minimally invasive heart defects

ZogglesTM earns Invention of the year 2010 award and keeps the fog away

Nanoparticle coating prevents ice build up

Can you “Cool Your Roof” - reports researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Work of North Carolina State Univ. researchers shows how to remove radioactive elements from drinking water

UCLA scientists showed how simple it could be to make conducting polymer thin films

A novel technique to manufacture continuous twisted yarn from aligned PAN nanofibers

Practical Devices provide useful power from the body

Non-toxic, liquid bandage from Chesson Labs of Durham, NC is ready for the healthcare market

Chinese researchers made a bendy polymer that could separate aromatics hydrocarbons from aliphatic

GM recycles oil soaked booms from the Gulf of Mexico for its Chevrolet Volt under hood parts

Stanford researchers use cheap plastics film to make safe lithium batteries

Umass, Amherst researchers find ways to hold 300 kilograms of weight using sticky tape

James Cropper Speciality Paper touts recycling of disposable coffee cups

Can Gas Jet process challenge electrospinning in producing polymeric nanofibers?

Korean scientists provide a different twist to the “Smart Window” technology

Can polycarbonate be replaced with another polymer? Click chemistry might provide the answer!

New ambipolar polymer beats others: reports US researchers

USA researchers develop all-polymer multilayer coating to retard fire and to suppress smoke

Polymers can be used to package insulin into a pill for diabetes treatment reports Indian scientists

How plastics helping revolutionize stretchable electronics applications – a review, not to be missed!

This site is about plastics. Our mission is to bring plastics and its news to everyone. There are many interesting events happening in and around plastics world. If you know something new - we want to hear from you. Write to us what you think about this site - we will be pleased to e-print them.

Vicki Flaris, Huntsman Polypropylene Corpn., Texas, USA

Very good looking site! You need to get a faster response from your audience. Slowness deters most viewers. Very Impressive!

Sudip Bhattacharjee, Ph.D., P.Eng., R&D, Ford Motor Company, Michigan, USA

I am not a fan of plastics; but I found the site very interesting and the articles are easy to follow. The article on "Fuel Cells" was a good reading particularly for the information on the role of plastics in this new technology.

L.J.R. Foster, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

I have browsed your site with interest; however, I was hoping some up-to-date details on commercial biodegradable plastics and/or commercial interest in these.

Peter Prentice, Polytech Consultants Ltd., Nottingham, United Kingdom

Your web site is very good - as far as it goes. I assume that it is going to grow in size and range.

Natalie Merrill, New Jersey, USA

The site is very informative. It also might be useful for family and friends of someone working in the industry, since it explains the trends (and the single site catalysts in particular) very well and very quickly.

L.A. Utracki, IMI/NRC, Boucherville, Canada

I am very impressed by how much good information you managed to put in since October (2000). I wonder if it would not be useful to indicate sources of the information, or sources where your readers may find wider range of information. I certainly would like to be able to follow some of the leads.

Veso Sobot, IPEX Inc., Canada

I found the statistics & plastics section especially interesting. The use of plastics in cars to increase fuel efficiency has been a very significant benefit saving resources.

Reymond Lew, Dow Chemicals, Sarnia, Canada

The organization and content of your site is great. Things you might consider adding are: a glossary who are not completely familiar with plastics terminology, use of more graphics would make the site more eye catching and a list of important conferences/workshops.

Markku Vikki, Conenor Ltd., Finland

I read with great interest the article on your web pages re. Wood-Plastic Composites - Challenges and Opportunities written by Dr. Frank Maine. It presents in very clear manner and shortly the most important issues in this most exciting new industry.

Adrian Nisel, Industrial Designer, Montreal, Canada

Loved especially the one about car theft … simple and totally ingenious.

John Pun, Fonthill, Ontario, Canada

Your web site is fabulous. I was particularly interested in the article about TPE. No doubt "soft touch" is the trend today. I also learnt something new from your web site, I did not know polymer could be a conductor … I am sure your web site would help to improve the knowledge of the public on plastics.