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 •  January 9

Rockman will continue to invest in Moldex to scale up its presence in the motorsports space, and also foray into the aerospace and high-end automobile industry. Rockman Industries,, the auto component arm of the $5 billion Hero Group, today said it has acquired majority stake in Moldex Composites. Rockman Industries decline to specify the...

The Economic Times

 •  June 6, 2016

Flexible packaging is all about light weighting and space and energy conservation when compared to the rigid counterparts. 'Change is the only constant thing in this world' - quite an oxymoron, isn't it? I remember those days back in the eighties when the unit packs or sachets as they are commonly known as created ripples in the Indian market. It...

The Economic Times

 •  May 31, 2016

Devi Shetty, chairman & founder, Narayana Health, has operated on hundreds of hearts. But last month, David Reis, CEO, Stratasys, showed him a plastic heart , printed on a 3D printer , much like a print out of a word document. This 3D heart prototype was printed from a CT scan and gave a better idea of the heart when compared to a 2D image. It's...

The Economic Times

 •  December 1, 2015

MUMBAI: LyondellBasell, one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining companies, which Mukesh Ambani had tried to buy five years ago, is now spreading its wings in India. The US giant has signed a definitive agreement to acquire polypropylene compounding assets of Pune-based Zylog Plastalloys Pvt Ltd as it intends to expand its India...

The Economic Times

 •  October 5, 2015

InVivo's device, called the neuro-spinal scaffold, is a tiny cylindrical implant made of biodegradable plastic fibers. It sup ports nerve cells like a trellis, directing their growth where needed.

The Economic Times

 •  September 28, 2015

Usually, the environmental impact of a vehicle is measured by its tailpipe emissions ... a typical car is cobbled together with over 5,000 parts of roughly 50 different materials — steel, plastic, rubber, alloys, glass, even precious metals — sourced ...

The Economic Times

 •  May 26, 2014

LONDON: Imagine buying a dress online that takes shape in front of your eyes in your living room.
Scientists are developing 4D printing technology to pave way for 'smart' materials that can change shape by themselves.
Researchers are combining different types of plastics and fibres to create 'smart' materials that change shape when they come into ...

The Economic Times

 •  May 22, 2014

ETAuto Bureau
New Delhi: Application of polymer composites vis-a-vis metals with process relevance have the scope for weight reduction by as much as 20-25 kg/vehicle while the the Indian composite industry is pegged at Rs 15,000 crore with an expected growth of 15 per cent per annum over the next four years, experts observed during National ...

The Economic Times

 •  April 17, 2014

Although it is relatively cheap and easy to encode information in light for fibre optic transmission, storing information is most efficiently done using magnetism, which ensures information will survive for years without any additional power.
"So a critical issue is how to convert information from one type to another," said Michael Flatte, ...

The Economic Times

 •  March 23, 2012

COIMBATORE: A week after it formally announced the decision to lay a 10km long road using plastic wastes, Coimbatore city corporation has launched a massive hunt for carry bags weighing less than 40 microns. The initiative targeting shops and establishments has been vastly successful, with officials seizing an average of 400 kg of plastic a day. ...