Polymer bike spokes offer lightweight durability

July 1st, 2018

If you think steel is the strongest material for the wheel spokes of a cycle, think again. Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene (UHMWP) has it beat. In fact, UHMWP is the strongest material available on a per-weight basis. It’s that quality, plus the fact that UHMWP is extremely lightweight and durable, that inspired Minneapolis, Minn.-based Berd LLC to […]

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Polymer demand in Asia

January 16th, 2018

Long regarded as the powerhouse of plastics processing, Asia accounted for over 46 percent of global polymer demand in 2016. China accounts for the largest polymer demand, and with manufacturing costs remaining relatively low, this this trend is likely to continue. AMI Consulting’s latest report in the global polymer demand series, “Polymer Demand in Asia,” […]

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Americhem opens research facility

July 1st, 2008

Polymers customized for use in flexible composite technology are big news, and Americhem, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, recently opened a new research and development facility to advance polymer products. Americhem supplies color and additives to manufacturers of polymer products, and the new research facility features analytical, weathering and end-use testing labs, process simulation equipment and advanced […]

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