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Nanocomposites may be new for plastics, but have a long history


June 17, 2014 12:58 pm ET

"Nanotechnology is not new. The question is, how do we apply nanotechnology to make composite materials with extraordinary properties?”

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SPE honors members for their efforts


June 17, 2014 12:11 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers named six new honored service members and seven fellows at an awards banquet April 27, kicking off Antec 2014 in Las Vegas.

CEO: Biopolymer research needs direct funding


May 19, 2014 9:34 am ET

Harrison Yu, speaking at Antec 2014, said the U.S. economy and the fledgling biopolymer industry has reached a roadblock. He advocated “direct funding” and research-and-development efforts for biopolymers — meaning funds for biopolymer specialists like his Bondable Biopolymers LLC, instead of “indirect” efforts...

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SPE honors top researchers at Antec


May 16, 2014 1:40 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers honored top researchers at Antec.

Official: Lasers can produce better injection molded parts


May 15, 2014 11:43 am ET

An IKV official from Germany said using lasers to heat specific areas of an injection mold quickly can produce better parts, especially those with optical properties or high gloss, and micromolded parts and thin parts with long flow lines.

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Think PVC or PET, not C-A-T, for SPE's social networking site


May 1, 2014 12:04 pm ET

The Society of Plastics Engineers is taking concrete steps to reach young people — with a rollout of a social network later this year — and all people interested in plastics technology, on a just-launched website.

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