Monthly Archives: November 2013

PET prices up 4, PP down 1

 Feedstock-related issues have moved North American prices for PET bottle resin up a net of 4 cents per pound in recent months, while regional prices for polypropylene resin fell 1 cent per pound in November.The PET move came as increases … Continue reading

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DSM proposes a way to reduce SMC density with its low-profile additive

For many years composite material solutions based on SMC have greatly contributed to creating light weight components and assemblies for automotive markets. A major improvement in weight reduction is now possible by using a combination of DSM’s (Schaffhausen, Switzerland) high-performance … Continue reading

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Innovation kills waterborne microorganisms

Whether turning on a tap to fill a container or drinking from a fountain, people in developed countries normally have readily available and inexpensive access to a clean, safe water supply.That is not the case for more than 800 million … Continue reading

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That welcome drink might invite diseases

Think before you reach out for that welcome drink at a social do next time. There are reports of inferior-quality ice cubes being used in drinks and that they are triggering waterborne diseases, especially typhoid and hepatitis A.The community department … Continue reading

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Besieged Syria residents eat leaves

One Syrian security official called it the Starvation Until Submission Campaign, blocking food and medicine from entering and people from leaving besieged areas of Syria.Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have used partial sieges to root out rebel forces from … Continue reading

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