Injection Molding Innovations Conference
August 1 - 3, 2017
August 1-3, 2017, Oak Brook, Illinois (near Chicago)
2017 The Future is Plastics: A Celebration of SPE's 75th Anniversary & Plastics News Rising Stars
August 24, 2017
August 24, 2017, The Gem Theatre, Detroit, MI
17th Annual Automotive Composites Conference and Exhibition (ACCE)
September 6 - 8, 2017
September 6-8, 2017, Novi, Michigan
Top 5 Plastic Packaging Developments of 2017
July 10, 2017 in Plastics Today
At the Packaging Channel at PlasticsToday, we used this opportunity to check metrics for the first half of 2017. It’s one way to check the pulse of the industry as to what packaging issues, news and developments at our website drew the most interest and presumably were the most important to our audience of plastics and packaging professionals.
Plastics & The Artificial Heart
July 7, 2017 in Plastics News
Anaheim, Calif. — BiVACOR, an artificial heart that can go on beating forever using a small spinning rotor that levitates in a magnetic field, could be implanted in a human in about 18 months, heart surgeon Dr. William E. "Billy" Cohn said.
Spirit joins NASA's Advanced Composites Consortium
July 6, 2017 in Plastics INsight
Spirit AeroSystems (Wichita, KS, US) announced June 21 it has accepted an invitation to join NASA's Advanced Composites Consortium (ACC) as a Tier-1 member. The ACC is a public-private partnership focused on progressing knowledge about composite materials and improving the performance of future aircraft.
Mechanochemical reclaiming of ground rubber tire using a dual-functional reclaiming agent
June 26, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
Disulfide chemicals act as a reclaiming agent during the mechanochemical reclaiming of ground rubber tire and can subsequently help to disperse silica filler into the revulcanizate.
A novel high-performance biobased polyamide
June 13, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
Poly(pentamethylene oxamide) exhibits excellent mechanical, thermal, and water absorption properties, and is suitable for the fabrication of plastics, as well as parts in the automobile and electronics industries.
Improving the flame retardance of microcellular nanocomposites by employing layered nanoclays
May 31, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
ncorporating fully oriented layered nanoclay within microcellular thermoplastic polyurethane foam achieves an excellent thermal-shielding performance that significantly enhances its flame retardance.