• The increased usage of engineering plastics that offer light weightedness in automobile & transportation, poses as an opportunity for the growth of engineering plastics in this end-user segment. Increasing R&D efforts are expected to ensure that the newer applications and better grades of engineering plastics will be developed for various end-use markets in the coming future. Increasing popularity in the automotive & transportation industry, medical industry, and building & construction industry assures the growth of engineering plastics in the long-term future. Read more in Metal substitution drives robust growth of global engineering plastics market

  • Engineering plastics are gaining increased market share in automotive & transportation, building & construction, consumer goods & appliances, electrical & electronics, industrial machinery and packaging  due to superior features of having next best substitutability with the metals, since it possesses relatively lower weight and offer ease of substitution. Growth is being witnessed in developed markets of the Asia-Pacific region, including countries such as Japan, South Korea and China. Read more in China to drive growth of engineering plastics in Asia Pacific region

  • Geomembranes are synthetic membrane liners used in geotechnical engineering to contain or control the flow of fluids or vapors. The two common processes used to manufacture geomembranes are calendering and extrusion; the raw materials used are polyethylene, bitumen composites, or geotextiles in combination with polymer sprays, colorants, asphalt, or elastomers. HDPE, LDPE, PVC, PP, and EPDM are the most widely used forms. Geomembranes are vital to the Waste Management, Water Management, and Mining industries. Read more in Waste management, water management, mining drives opportunities in the Global Geomembranes market

  • A new conductive coating is designed to enhance communication at the interface between human tissue and a medical device’s electrode. It overcomes the limitations of other conductive coatings including poor durability, difficult processing requirements and limited performance. Another team has developed an eco-friendly thermoplastic with remarkable mechanical properties that provides unique opportunities for a range of applications including drug delivery, materials coatings, tissue engineering, and wet-adhesives. Read more in Improved conductive coating for medical devices, environment friendly plastic as strong as Kevlar

  • The risk of deadly hospital infections could be reduced by coating medical equipment with newly-discovered materials that repel bacteria. Another development unveils a next-generation bioresorbable resin that serves as a platform for regenerative medicine, offering the potential to create a more favorable environment to promote tissue regeneration with a reduced inflammatory response compared to other bioresorbable materials. Read more in New polymer coating could reduce risk of hospital diseases, bioresorbable polymer promotes tissue regeneration