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Viability of Renewable Sources in Polymers

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Heartland Polymers Begins Integrated Commercial Production at PDH/PP Complex

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Student Spotlight: Driving performance improvement for PLA in fibers and nonwovens

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iStockphoto.com/greenleaf123/Duangphorn Wiriya

Overview of Emerging Biodegradable Polymers, Their Suitability and Commercial Applications In Textiles, and Future Challenges Over the years, the consumption of single-use plastics has been on the rise due to …

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Heartland Polymers begins integrated commercial production at PDH/PP Complex.

Heartland Polymers announced the successful start-up of its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant, which is now providing on-site feedstock for North America’s only integrated, single-site commercial polypropylene (PP) production. “Thanks to …

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Thermo-mechanical properties and b) stress-strain curves of PLA and modified PLA

Hamid Ebrahimi recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science from North Carolina State University where he studied polylactic acid (PLA) structure-process-property relationships with other biodegradable polymers. His …

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Biodegradable polymers in different environments. Illustration courtesy of Nova Institute.

The European Commission’s Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) has been hotly debated since its initial publication in July 2019. While the aim of the legislation is a noble one – minimizing …

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Incorporation of fiber grade CaCO3 into PP nonwovens

Calcium carbonate, which is ubiquitous in nature, can be found everywhere in daily life. It is used widely as a coating agent for paper or cardboards and for paints; as …

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