Plastic Materials & Processing
May 24 - 26, 2017
May 24-26, 2017 Plastics Innovation & Resource Center, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport, PA
e-Live® Webinar: Injection Molding Series Part 1- Standardized Processing
May 24, 2017
e-Live® Webinar: Prevent Failure by Understanding Why Plastic Parts Crack
May 25, 2017
Lina: The World’s First Biocomposite Car made from Flax
May 23, 2017 in Plastics INsight
When you think about cars, the first word to come to mind is probably not sustainability. While more and more cars are becoming electric, they are still made from metal and plastic. Now, students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (NL) have created the world’s first biocomposite car, called Lina, made from flax.
Dishwasher Pods: How Do They Work?
May 17, 2017 in Plastics INsight
If you haven’t noticed from our previous posts about dry erase markers and hair dye, we are constantly curious about the world around us. Whether our team is wondering about antioxidants or helping our interns create transparent wood, there’s simply nothing better than learning from the things we see each and everyday. From a young age all the way to adulthood, it’s exciting to learn something new about things we sometimes take for granted.
This Guy Fixed His Teeth By 3D Printing His Own Plastic Braces
May 15, 2017 in Plastics INsight
An undergraduate at New Jersey Institute of Technology made his own plastic braces using a 3D printer, $60 of materials, and a healthy dose of ingenuity — and they actually worked.
Development of stable polymeric structures for harsh oil-reservoir conditions
April 19, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
Understanding the structure-function relationship in polymeric materials enables the development of stable products to optimize hydrocarbon recovery under harsh conditions.
Investigating the tribology of poly-ether-ether-ketone at high temperatures
April 6, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
The change in crystallinity of polymer samples at high temperature was used to analyze fretting wear behavior.
Dramatically increasing the thermal conductivity of silicone rubber composites
April 4, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
Incorporating small amounts of graphite nanosheets into highly filled spherical-alumina/silicone rubber hybrids strengthens the filler?filler networks.