Insights from BCC Research

The Magic of Disappearing Plastics

Posted by Allie Miszewski on Jun 18, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Biodegradable Plastic Utensils

Plastic – a material found within an abundance of everyday products ranging from water bottles to polyester clothing – is not going anywhere despite its massive presence in landfills, on the sides of roadways, and floating in oceans and lakes.

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The History of Plastics and Plastics Additives

Posted by Srinivasa Rajaram on May 7, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Plastic Bottle

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Cheap Biomaterial Could Replace Plastic Barrier Coatings

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jan 20, 2018 10:30:00 AM
Biomaterial.jpgThe interest in “green” or “sustainable” products like biodegradable polymers and other polymers continues to drive innovation in the food packaging industry. Researchers have developed an inexpensive biomaterial that can sustainably replace plastic barrier coatings in packaging and many other applications.  The compostable biomaterial offers the potential to greatly reduce pollution.
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The Ubiquity of Plastics in the Electronics Industry

Posted by Clayton Luz on Nov 9, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Plastics in Electronics Industry.jpegThe electronics industry remains a major user of high-performance thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers. Almost every type of engineering thermoplastic (ETP) is used in one type of electronics component or another, although standard nylons (polyamides) and thermoplastic polyesters (generally polybutylene terephthalate) are the two dominant polymer families, by far. This is especially true among connectors, which account for the vast majority of total business in electronics components.

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