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Bio-renewable chemicals market to skyrocket
The value market for bio-renewable chemicals will more than triple to US$5.01 billion by 2015 from the current US$1.63 billion due to a predicted improvement in renewable feedstock yields and as the price of non-renewables continues to climb.
Bioplastic bone replacement
Bioplastic resin is being employed in the new ?Bio-Bones? bone replacement prosthetics promoted by US company Absorbent Specialty Products.
Self-healing car chassis
A new type of polyurethane material derived from the shells of crabs could replace traditional self-healing epoxy resins in cars, electronic devices, mobile phones and even furniture, according to US researchers.
Award for new Huntsman fuel cell resins
Two new resin systems from Huntsman Advanced Materials received the 2009 JEC Composites Show Raw Materials Innovation Award at the recent Paris event. The new resins are said to meet the most stringent requirements for graphite composite fuel cells for the large scale production of automotive and stationary power components.
Clean product for cushion flooring from Owens Corning
Owens Corning has introduced AdVeil ? a new nonwoven glass veil incorporating a new technology providing cost and production benefits to the cushion vinyl flooring industry.
DSM low weight aerospace resin awarded
Business Consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan has awarded its annual Product Innovation Award to DSM Composite Resins for Aeronite Turane resin designed specifically to meet the needs of aerospace manufacturers.
Biodegradable composites developed
The first generation of high performance composite materials made from completely biodegradable natural fibre reinforced plastics has been produced by a UK-based consortium.
Denso employing plant-derived resin in radiator
DuPont?s plant-derived Zytel 610 nylon resin is being employed in a new automotive radiator end tank manufactured by Japanese-headquartered Tier 1 supplier Denso Corporation.
New extruder in place for recycled plastic roofing
I-Plas, based in Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK, has installed a special US-made extruder for the production of roofing battens from 100% recycled plastic.
PLA and bamboo products introduced
Netherlands-based Transmare Compounding has launched a new range of products reinforced with fibres from 100% renewable raw materials derived from corn-starch and bamboo starting materials.
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