Samples show some of the colours researchers have produced in electrochromic polymers. The materials can be used for applications such as sunglasses and window tinting that can be turned on and off through the application of an electrical potential.

Credit: Rob Felt

Colour-changing polymers at the click of a button

Sunglasses and windows that go from tinted to clear at the push of a button are at the forefront of a BASF-supported study into electrochromic polymers at the Georgia Institute of Technology. more »

Mar 27, 2015 11:00 AM materials

The built-in value of styrenics for building

In conjunction with the event, Styrolution is introducing new grades tailored to construction applications requiring high heat resistance, good extrusion processability, durable aesthetics and miscibility with other materials, such as PVC. more »

Mar 24, 2015 7:42 PM NPE 2015

KraussMaffei at NPE2015: Functional integration made easy

KraussMaffei has launched new variants of its GX series at NPE, reinforcing its globally- leading position in multi-component injection moulding. more »

Mar 24, 2015 7:31 PM NPE 2015

Eastman 3D polymer drives 3D printing technology

A new carbon fibre composite material showcased at NPE2015 brings functionality, strength, workability, processing, aesthetics and low odour to 3D printing. more »

Mar 24, 2015 7:18 PM NPE 2015

PolyOne talks true functionality in 3D printing

At PolyOne's speed dating-style NPE press breakfast, EPPM got the opportunity to quiz the experts on the materials science leader's work in the additive manufacturing sphere. more »

Mar 24, 2015 5:09 PM NPE 2015

Color Creation in minutes possible with ColorMatrix Select from PolyOne

PolyOne ColorMatrix has unveiled ColorMatrix Select, a cloud-based liquid colour creation and supply service, at NPE2015. more »

Mar 24, 2015 4:17 PM NPE 2015

KraussMaffei Berstorff underpins its competence in direct extrusion

KraussMaffei Berstorff has brought the whole gamut of its direct extrusion solution to NPE2015. The systems presented on the stand allow extrusion companies to hone their competitive edge in the production of pipes and sheets. more »

Mar 24, 2015 1:36 PM NPE 2015

SPI launches re|Focus recycling forum

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association has announced the creation of a new recycling summit to take place in Florida in 2016. more »

Mar 23, 2015 6:40 PM NPE 2015

Total sets new standard in multilayer composite pipe productivity with XSene XRT 70 HDPE

The latest high-density polyethylene pressure pipe grade from Total combines excellent processibility with elevated temperature performance and long-term stability. more »

Mar 20, 2015 3:44 PM materials

Graco AFD products to feature on BOY booth at NPE2015

Graco AFD's dispensing hardware will be part of the BOY Machines booth at NPE2015. more »

Mar 20, 2015 2:50 PM NPE 2015

Eastman Specialty Plastics: Advancing industry

Eastman Specialty Plastics reveals how its innovative plastics portfolio on display at NPE2015 is advancing the wider industry. more »

Mar 20, 2015 2:40 PM NPE 2015

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