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BASF debuts Ultramid copolyamide for pouches and lid films

BASF has introduced a new Ultramid copolyamide for film and monofilament applications used in stand-up pouches and lid films.


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RKW invests in Vietnam plant

Germany-based RKW Group, one of Europe's largest film extruders, has made further investments in Southeast Asia with site upgrades at its Vietnam plant.


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GSE introduces sensor to help detect leaks in geomembranes

Geomembrane producer GSE Environmental Inc. has partnered with a sensor specialist to help customers detect leaks in plastic liners for industrial ponds and similar applications.


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3M using glass microspheres in greenhouse films

3M Co. is moving its glass microspheres into greenhouse films for the agricultural market.


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Early research into recycling flexible packaging shows promise

Early-stage work aimed at finding a solution to a rather vexing problem facing the recycling of flexible plastic packaging is showing promising signs.


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Eggshells crack a flexible film conundrum

Researchers in the US have cracked one of the problems of making biocompostable films by using eggshells as a sustainable filler/reinforcement in bioresins.


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Amut: Single-stop extrusion process improves performance

Amut Group of Novara, Italy, said its single-stop extrusion process improves the performance of waterproofing membranes from different thermoplastic materials such as fluorinated PVC, thermoplastic olefin and thermoplastic elastomers.


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Sinoma announces battery separator film project, signs equipment deal

Sinoma Science & Technology Co. Ltd. is charging into the battery separator film business and has already placed a large equipment order for the new project.


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Teijin suffers from weak polyester film market in China

Japanese materials firm Teijin Ltd. is blaming poor conditions in Chinese demand for polyester films for a 4.8 billion yen ($39.6 million) charge against earnings for the nine months ending Dec. 31.


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Covestro expanding PC films production in Germany

Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has announced it is investing around 20 million euros ($21.6 million) to expand its capacity for polycarbonate films at its Dormagen, Germany site.


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