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WEEKLY INSIGHTS


17 Apr 2024 10:10 IST
The Essential Role of Polymers in FMCG Products

Polymers play a critical part in defining the items we use on a daily basis in the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) business, where characterist....

12 Mar 2024 15:05 IST
Sustainability and Safety in Material Selection: An RoHS perspective

RoHS, short for Restriction of Hazardous Substances, is a directive developed by the European Union to restrict the use of certain hazardous subs....

20 Feb 2024 16:35 IST
Factors Affecting Weathering of Plastics

Plastics have indeed been a revolutionary development in the domain of materials science, transforming industries and everyday life through their remarkable versatility. The advent....

06 Feb 2024 12:35 IST
Polylactic Acid Processing Methodologies

Poly(lactic acid) or polylactide (PLA) has garnered significant attention as a biopolymer, owing to its emergence as an environmentally sustainab....

30 Jan 2024 12:45 IST
Challenges with Mechanical Recycling of Multilayer Packaging Plastics

The widespread use of multi-material multilayer plastic (MLP) packaging in fast-moving consumer goods has become a common phenomenon, placing emp....

23 Jan 2024 16:05 IST
Testing and Quality Evaluation of Plastics as Packaging Materials

Packaging has a pivotal role to play in preserving the shelf-life of products and ensuring their intact and uncontaminated deliveries to end cons....

16 Jan 2024 13:30 IST
Feeder Screws in Polymer Compounding

The process of polymer compounding employs two methods i.e., volumetric and gravimetric feeding for achieving the accurate and efficient transfer....

09 Jan 2024 18:20 IST
Relationship of cooling time in plastics injection molding with HDT/VSP

The importance of Heat Deflection Temperature (HDT) and Vicat Softening Point (VSP) as crucial thermomechanical properties can hardly be disregarded i....

03 Jan 2024 10:25 IST
Mixing in Plastic Extrusion

The importance of extrusion compounding in polymer processing can be underscored from the fact that the efficacy of the final product hinges on the pr....

27 Dec 2023 13:35 IST
Light Sources in Color Matching of Plastics

As the Christmas season arrives, I am reminded of an interesting story while working with a well-known company. We had just formed a strategic allianc....

26 Dec 2023 18:03 IST
The Circular Economy, Sustainability, and Responsible Plastics Management: Addressing Pollution and Encouraging Sustainable Practices

Introduction:
In recent years, the concepts of the circular economy, sustainability, and responsible plastics management have gained significant attention. These ideas ad....

19 Dec 2023 16:00 IST
Filter Pressure Value (FPV) Testing and its Role in Masterbatch Manufacturing

Masterbatches can be described as essential components in the vibrant world of plastics manufacturing, that serve as concentrated formulations (pigme....

13 Dec 2023 17:57 IST
100% Crystallinity in Polymers: To be or not to be

Polymer chains, which comprise the building blocks of countless materials around us, tend to switch between amorphous disorder and crystalline order d....

11 Dec 2023 16:05 IST
The Paradoxical Role of Plastic: Necessity, Negligence, and the Need for Government Intervention

Introduction:
As the founder of Polymerupdate and RACE Conferences, I believe it is imperative to recognize the complexity surrounding plastic - a material that simultane....

05 Dec 2023 15:15 IST
Role of Glass Transition Temperature in Injection Molding of Plastics

Polymer processors play a crucial role in today's world, undertaking a significant responsibility each time they engage in....

28 Nov 2023 12:56 IST
Turning Plastic Trash into Tarmac Treasure

In the relentless pursuit of sustainable solutions to manage plastic waste, the successful incorporation of polymers into road construction has emerged as a technical marvel having the potential to f....

21 Nov 2023 11:20 IST
Challenges with Wood-Plastic Composites

Wood–plastic composites (WPCs) represent a remarkable innovation in the field of material science. The creation of these versatile materials is achieved by blending wood flour, thermoplastics, and ad....

07 Nov 2023 10:14 IST
Polymers for Developing Composites in Thermal Insulation Applications

As winter approaches, the importance of efficient thermal insulation becomes increasingly evident. Thermal insulation materials play a crucial role in maintaining comfortable indoor temperatures and ....

31 Oct 2023 10:16 IST
Bad Odor (VOCs) from Recycled Plastics

Plastics have become an indispensable part of our daily lives, finding applications in our kitchens, packaging, medical devices, clothing, and much more. These versatile synthetic materials, derived ....

25 Oct 2023 11:32 IST
Understanding the Flow Patterns in Rotational Molding for Plastics

Rotational molding can be defined as a versatile process for creating plastic products. It relies on several key parameters to achieve high-quality results, particularly the flow patterns within the ....

17 Oct 2023 11:46 IST
Challenges in Blow Molded PET Bottles

Blow molding is a process whereby hollow plastic parts are manufactured by inflating a heated plastic tube with compressed air. The Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) bottle is one of the most commonly....

10 Oct 2023 11:08 IST
Polymers as Enablers of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam in Modern Society

The ancient Indian philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, meaning "the world is one family," holds profound relevance in our increasingly interconnected world. This philosophy teaches us to embrace uni....

03 Oct 2023 10:12 IST
Carbon Based Nanomaterials

Carbon, as one of the fundamental elements alongside hydrogen and oxygen, has a key role to play in the composition of various organisms, thus forming the building blocks of life o....

26 Sep 2023 14:20 IST
Role of Polymers in Ganpati Festival

The Ganpati festival (popularly celebrated as the birth festival of the elephant-headed deity, Lord Ganesha), an annual celebration that unites communities across India, stands out not only for its c....

20 Sep 2023 11:46 IST
Industrial Applications of Polymer Composites

A polymer composite can be defined as a three-dimensional amalgamation comprising, at the very least, a filler of either organic or inorganic nature, dispersed within a continuous or co-continuous ph....

12 Sep 2023 12:20 IST
Polyolefins

Polyolefins are a class of versatile polymers that are widely used across various end-use industries and are characterized by their simple, repeating hydrocarbon units, which imbue....

05 Sep 2023 13:44 IST
Tackling PET Waste with Enzymatic Hydrolysis Approach

The environmental degradation caused by PET, commonly used due to its versatility across various sectors including packaging, fabrics, and the textile i....

29 Aug 2023 14:45 IST
The Role of Polymers In Powering The Future via. Lithium-Ion Batteries

In today's world, when technology is impacting diverse spheres of the human life, the power to run our devices efficiently and sustainably assumes crucial importance. Lithium-ion b....

22 Aug 2023 14:20 IST
Materials and Techniques for the preparation of Polymer Nanofibers

Polymer nanofibers are ultra-thin fibers with diameters typically in the nanometer range (1-100 nanometers). These fibers possess unique properties due to their high aspect ratio (....

16 Aug 2023 14:10 IST
The Future of Adaptive Materials with Shape Memory Polymers

Imagine a scenario where an engineering personnel is experiencing a problem with a critical infrastructure component - a pipeline valve in a remote oil and gas facility. This valve is exposed to extr....

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