GAITHERSBURG, MD. (Jan. 16, 2:25 p.m. ET) — The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed an enhanced form of chemical microscopy that can reveal in detail the interaction between molecules in blended polymers. The technique could prove useful for estimating the life cycle of polyethylene water pipes and joints.
Plastic pipe will post the strongest gains through 2018, continuing to take market share from competing materials in a range of markets.
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