Insights from BCC Research

China Develops 3-D Printed Tire Using Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Posted 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

Posted 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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Novel Method Cures New Synthetic Resin

Posted by Clayton Luz on Jun 21, 2017 11:00:00 AM
Irradiate any part of this new type of resin formulation with UV light, and it solidifies within seconds or minutes. Regardless of its previous shape, the hardening effect spreads outwards until the material is completely solid. The process, called frontal polymerization, can be started anywhere on the novel material, which was developed at the Institute of Applied Synthetic Chemistry at TU Wien, in Vienna, Austria. 
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PVC Pipe Proved Peerless by Life-Cycle Study

Posted by Clayton Luz on May 23, 2017 10:00:00 AM
A recent study supports polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipe as having the environmental and economical attributes needed for long-lasting water and sewer systems. The report touts PVC pipe as less costly than other types of flexible piping for water, yet maintains performance and reliable service levels. The result: a product type that protects water quality and minimizes water main breaks, water loss, and infiltration and pavement repairs.
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Topics: Plastics