Insights from BCC Research

Cheap Biomaterial Could Replace Plastic Barrier Coatings

Written 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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Topics: Plastics

The Ubiquity of Plastics in the Electronics Industry

Written 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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Topics: Plastics

China Develops 3-D Printed Tire Using Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Written by Clayton Luz on Jul 20, 2017 10:00:00 AM

3-D Printed Tire.pngA Chinese tire manufacturer has developed the country’s first 3-D printed tire, with assistance from Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT).

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Topics: Plastics

Cellulose-based Polymer Sourced from Sustainably Managed Forests

Written by Clayton Luz on Jun 27, 2017 10:00:00 AM
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A new cellulose-based polymer has entered the bioplastics global market. The material, dubbed Treva by its manufacturer Eastman Chemical Company, is composed of Eastman’s BPA- and phthalate-free material.
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Topics: Plastics