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 •  February 21

BETHEL, CT, U.S.A., Feb. 21, 2018: SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) will present its annual awards for outstanding contributions to the plastics industry to three distinguished individuals during SPE ANTEC® 2018 @NPE2018. ANTEC 2018 @NPE2018, the world’s largest plastics technical conference, will take place May 7–10 at the Orange County...

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 •  February 20

Michael Jones Silva, Paulo Vinicius Rebeque, Alex Otávio Sanches, José Antônio Malmonge, Haroldo Naoyuki Nagashima, and Darcy Hiroe Fujii Kanda Incorporation of carbon black nanofillers into castor oil polyurethane improves the electrical conductivity of the materials, through a thermally activated process. Conventional polymers are generally...

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 •  February 13

Microcellular polypropylene films can be used to produce piezoelectric materials with improved properties, capacitance, and stored energy capacity. Piezoelectricity is associated with the production of electrical charge by applying mechanical force to a material.1 Piezoelectric materials are of interest in applications such as sensors, actuators,...

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 •  February 6

Polymer nanocomposite papers produced through a novel approach exhibit high flexibility, improved thermal stability, and easy processability, and can thus be used in a variety of technical applications. In recent decades, a great demand has arisen for the production of new flexible, lightweight, robust, and environmentally friendly carbon-based...

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 •  February 1

The 2018 Plastics Salary Survey is now open! You've been selected to participate in a brief survey on compensation and employment trends in the plastics industry. Your input is needed so that we can create the most robust and accurate report available anywhere. SPE (Society of Plastics Engineers) and Gros Recruiters have conducted this important...

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 •  January 30

The viscoelastic properties and stability of hybrid gels, synthesized via in situ polymerization, are improved upon addition of magnesium-aluminum layered double hydroxide. Polyacrylamide (PAM) is a water-soluble polymer that exhibits good rheological behavior in aqueous dispersions. In recent years, PAM has thus received a substantial amount of...

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 •  January 23

Novel injection molding technology can reduce the level of fiber breakage during processing and the degree of fiber alignment along the flow direction. Although polypropylene (PP) is one of the most widely used plastics (because of its low density, ease of processing, high softening temperature, and low cost), its application is somewhat limited...

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 •  January 16

The viscoelastic behavior of polymer melt is a significant factor during rheological characterization and should be taken into account during analysis and viscosity modeling. Rheological characterization of a polymer melt is a common procedure for the analysis of polymer processing. The measurement of viscosity plays a central role in such analyses...

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 •  January 9

Replacing natural fiber mats with short wood fibers in acrylic resin biocomposites reduces the associated production cost and cycle time. In recent years, extensive research efforts have focused on the production of fully biobased composites suitable for the automotive and tribology industries, and for use in windows, doorframes, and outdoor...

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 •  January 8

Plastics Engineering Magazine Terahertz waves have been exciting researchers in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and teaching hospitals for 50 years. NASA uses them to measure remnants of energy from the Big Bang and to test materials in the space program. Hospital labs are trying to use them to identify skin cancer cells in...