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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Achieve™ Advanced PP7985E1: High Flow, High Stiffness ICP Providing Superior Aesthetic Solution
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Achieve™ Advanced PP7985E1: High Flow, High Stiffness ICP Providing Superior Aesthetic Solution
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: Achieve™ Advanced PP7985E1: High Flow, High Stiffness ICP Providing Superior Aesthetic Solution

Presented by ExxonMobil Available on demand Watch Webinar > With the development of automobile light-weighting, the use of plastic parts continues to increase. However, the appearance of Thin-Wall Large Parts is often negatively affected by “tiger stripes”. ExxonMobil is proud … Continued

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ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: ExxonMobil™ PP7722KN: Leveraging the Attributes of a Strong Impact Co-Polymer in Packaging
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: ExxonMobil™ PP7722KN: Leveraging the Attributes of a Strong Impact Co-Polymer in Packaging
ON-DEMAND WEBINAR: ExxonMobil™ PP7722KN: Leveraging the Attributes of a Strong Impact Co-Polymer in Packaging

Presented by ExxonMobil Available on demand Watch Webinar > In this session we will discuss the properties of one of our new ICP, no-break, polypropylene grades and how it fits within the extrusion sheet industry. A customer will join us … Continued

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New Developments in Medical Plastics
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November 30, 2022
New Developments in Medical Plastics

In September 2021, I contributed an article on medical plastics. While this article is a good general introduction to trends in medical plastics, this new article covers a selection of new developments which have happened since, in what is a … Continued

Hemp-based Composites Gaining Traction in Various Sectors
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November 09, 2022
Hemp-based Composites Gaining Traction in Various Sectors

Original article date: Nov. 24, 2021 Updated October 2022 Canadian startup INCA Renewable Technologies Inc. is continuing its push to develop and commercialize hemp-based biocomposites as a more sustainable option for applications ranging from vehicle components to boats and wind … Continued

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