Two Datamark Ltda. market studies review new information on Brazil's plastics industry. Engeplast '95 looks at Brazilian consumption of various resins in 1994, including polypropylene compounds, polybutylene terephthalate, polycarbonate, styrene acrylonitrile, ABS and PET. The study also offers a breakout of materials used in key industries, including automotive, medical, electrical/electronics, business machines, telecommunications and toys.
Also available is the tenth edition of BrazilPack '95, an analysis of the country's packaging market, based on 1994 figures.
The studies cost $7,000 each. Datamark is based in SÃo Paulo, Brazil.
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Plastics Recycling Up-date's 1995 Directory of U.S. & Canadian Scrap Plastics Processors & Buyers lists some 450 buyers of plastic scrap, including containers, film, sheet and mixed plastics. In addition to company listings, which give locations and contact information, the book includes preferred grades, sources and shipping methods, according to the Portland, Ore.-based company. Its price is $40. The directory and a one-year subscription to ``Plastics Recycling Update'' newsletter together cost $85.
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Permeability and Other Film Properties of Plastics and Elastomers, from Plastics Design Library of Norwich, N.Y., covers the barrier and film properties of more than 75 material types, including thermoplastics, thermosets, thermoplastic elastomers, multilayer films and more. The hardbound book costs $285; the data also is available on computer disk.
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``UV/EB Curing Primer - Inks, Coating and Adhesives'' covers how ultraviolet and electron beam ionizing radiation technology operates and how various materials react to curing, among other related topics. The fourth edition, from Rad-Tech International North America of Northbrook, Ill., costs $30, plus $4 for shipping; RadTech members pay $25.
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Rapra Technology Ltd. of Shrewsbury, England, has compiled 45 conference papers from Utech Asia '95, held in Singapore in June. Papers cover various Asian-Pacific markets, including polyurethanes, transportation and appliances; environmental issues; and advances in foam technology, among other topics. The book is P80 (about $128.50).
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A videotape from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers of Dearborn, Mich., reviews QS-9000, the new quality system requirements set by Big Three automakers for their suppliers. The 35-minute video includes several in-depth case studies of the certification process. Implementing QS-9000 costs SME members $198, nonmembers $228.
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