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Cars of tomorrow? Materials will help make them happen.
Cars of tomorrow? Materials will help make them happen.
Cars of tomorrow? Materials will help make them happen.
Cars of tomorrow? Materials will help make them happen.
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VIDEO: OnColor™ Naturals Colorants
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Smart Colorants™ Learn how to use both solid and liquid colorants effectively.
Materials For Medical Wearables + Digital Health Learn why the right materials matter for meeting growing demand
Shocking Advances For The Modern Phone Case How Shock Absorbing TPEs and TPU Perform in Impact Protection
Advanced Composites For Ballistic Protection See how continuous fiber composites add safety and security to the world we live in
Blue Jean Stain Resistant TPEs 4 Ways Blue Jean Stain Resistance TPEs Can Streamline Designs for White and Light-Colored Phone Cases
Engineered Polymers for ADAS Housings Protect your ADAS Electronics with Thermally Conductive, Static Dissipative & EMI/RFI Shielding Polymers
Three Ways to Enhance Cosmetic Packaging Discover how TPEs are helping brand owners and converters create cosmetic packaging that lasts.
Is your coconut water as fresh as you think? Learn more about packaging selection for sensitive contents.
Boost vehicle interior appeal Balance sensory factors to grab consumer attention.
Fillers & Reinforcements Explained Discover how to choose the best filler or reinforcement for your application needs.
Navigate The Path To A Better Bottle Don’t forget the four paths to bottle optimization: economics, function, aesthetics, and environment.
Going The Distance Reduce friction and ensuing wear to improve automotive system useful life.
Materials for Advanced Mobility Discover how materials are making the future of personal mobility possible.
Anti-counterfeiting technologies Discover the pros and cons of anti-counterfeiting technologies.
Paddlesports Equipment Done Right Explore these three tips for designing paddlesports equipment that exceeds expectations.
Laser Marking Made Simple Learn how you can achieve permanent results with laser marking additives.
Structural Performance Gets an Upgrade Learn how a composite brace helped a major OEM create an underbody with lighter weight and improved structural integrity.
UV Barrier Additives These three considerations will help your application harness the power of UV barrier additives.
Three Color Mistakes to Avoid Discover the top three pitfalls to avoid in order to maximize color in your operations.
UV Light Blocking for PET Beverage Packaging Find out the top 5 benefits that UV light blockers for PET beverage packaging offer brand owners and packaging designers.
Get the Paint Out! These components win by losing the paint and saying yes to molded-in color.
TPE Grips for Indoor Applications See how adding a soft-touch grip to common household products can improve the sensory experience.
Amped-Up Off-Road Performance Boost the off road experience with advanced polymer materials that deliver innovation.
Automotive Color’s Role How can you use color to not only catch a buyer’s attention, but also their aspirations?
TPE Grips for Outdoor Applications See how adding a TPE grip can boost premium consumer value and attract new buyers.
Decrease LED temperature, increase value Learn how polymers and design help manage heat in LED applications.
Automotive Design Trends Stay a step ahead of industry developments and design with consumers in mind.
Fighting Fog in Food Packaging Additives can help provide a solution to unappealing fog and keep packages looking customer-friendly.
The Secret to Controlling Interior Vehicle Dust Maintain a clean look throughout manufacturing, shipping and showroom display.
Nylon 6 vs. Nylon 66 Explore the differences between nylon 6 and nylon 66 to find out which is right for you.
Luxurious Packaging Your brand connotes luxury. Your packaging should too.
TPEs for portable speakers See how thermoplastic elastomers can bring astounding design, increased performance and high durability to your electronic products.
Consumer Electronics and TPEs Discover how thermoplastic elastomers can change the game for consumer electronics design.
Discover TPEs for Healthcare Find out how and where these game-changing materials are being used.
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Packaging Innovations Looking for attractive and functional packaging materials? Think TPEs.
Odor-free flexible vinyl formulation Find out how a US manufacturer expanded to the Japanese market with an odor-free flexible vinyl formulation.
Packaging That Saves Space See our patent-pending design that provides the functionality of rigid packaging in the most efficient footprint possible.
Explore Color & Design Learn how inspired color and design can engage the senses and emotions.
Combat Counterfeits Counterfeiting is a problem that extends well beyond the designer apparel and film industries. Are your products at risk?
Regulatory Issues An overview on navigating through the regulatory maze.
LED LIGHTING SOLUTIONS Learn how to transform your LED lighting systems, from lenses and reflectors to heat sinks to housings.
Benefits of Metal Replacement Why consider plastics in lieu of metal? Read some of the primary benefits.
Lightweighting Simplified An overview of the impact of removing weight, and subsequently improving ergonomics and fuel efficiency.
Ammo Maker Gets Revolutionary Learn more about how PolyCase Ammunition improved design and function with high-density composites.
VIDEO: Managing
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This webinar highlights root causes and details remedies for wearable electronics designers.
Video: Shape Memory Materials Learn about a new class of responsive TPEs that allow shape to be manipulated.
VIDEO: Effective Vibration Damping Reduce the effects of impact and vibration with vibration-damping formulations that add value to your products in ways your customers can truly feel.
Video: Overmolding Advances Learn how to bring soft touch, vibration damping, impact cushioning and aesthetic appeal to your products in this webinar.
Video: Avoid Mistakes in Consumer Electronics This webinar explains the top ten mistakes that consumer electronics manufacturers make during the material selection process and how they can be avoided.
Video: TPEs modernize pharma device production Specialized TPEs for healthcare streamline processing and minimize secondary operations.
FOUR Ways to Improve Surface Aesthetics with TPEs Learn four ways to improve your product's sensory and visual qualities with TPEs.
FIVE WAYS TO ENHANCE ERGONOMICS Learn about the multiple benefits available when adding TPEs to your products.
Video: Using Thermochromic Effect TPEs Learn how to use TPEs that change color as temperature changes.
Medical Stoppers, Improved Learn more about a specially formulated TPE that offers excellent resealing, low levels of coring, and better manufacturing efficiency compared to traditional materials.
How to Enhance Auto Interiors Learn how a material combined high quality, high productivity, and low production cost to meet the needs of both OEMs and their suppliers.
THREE WAYS THAT SOFT TOUCH ENHANCES PRODUCTS Learn how to enhance the aesthetics and ergonomics of your consumer product with TPEs.
Mastering non-slip grips with color and flair GOBIE H2O gains market share with a comfortable non-slip grip and attractive aesthetics.
Winning Impact Modification: Using TPEs Discover how one manufacturer improved performance and reduced weight for $500,000 in annual savings.
AVOID LIGHTWEIGHTING MISTAKES Four ways to ensure you don’t take any missteps when removing weight.
TPE tackles critical issues, saves $100,000 Custom TPE addresses critical issues and delivers $100,000 in annual savings.
Garden Sprayer Gets a Grip A leading garden equipment manufacturer creates a new, high-end line of sprayers using TPEs to enhance quality, durability and aesthetics.
MEDICAL OEM Boosts Productivity Learn how this contract manufacturer reduced rejects and added $100,000 to its annual bottom line.
TPEs for safety, durability, branding Adding safety, durability and signature blue color gave one medical device manufacturer the edge on its competition.
Improve Medical Overmolding Medical hose manufacturer lowers costs and achieves higher flow by switching to TPE.
Achieving Color Harmony Read how we helped one electric carmaker shorten lead times and fine-tune color harmony in key molded interior parts.
Vibration reduction and more Manufacturer improves saw cover while increasing efficiency, reducing scrap and saving $55,000 annually with overmolding process.
Mouse Goes Premium with Soft Touch Enhanced user experience drives increased market share and over $400,000 in new sales revenue.
PROTECT AUTO INTERIORS Find out how one supplier optimized properties, processing with UV-stable materials.
Eliminate paint? No problem Masterbatch approach eliminates added cost, chemical volatility of painting.
Tier 1 Drives Savings New material leads to cycle time improvement, reduced maintenance costs and color standardization.
Reducing costs in solar wiring This single-layer jacket amps up photovoltaic wire offering for a leading manufacturer.
VINYL RECHARGES MANUFACTURING PROCESS A switch to pre-colored vinyl generates better products and $100,000 savings.
Solar Lighting Switches to Vinyl Rethinking materials for solar-powered lights adds $500,000 to Smart Hero’s bottom line.
VINYL ACHIEVES THE LOOK OF METAL One manufacturer saves $500,000 by replacing painted parts with metallic-look material.
tpe in MEDICAL DEVICE saves $175,000 After turning to PolyOne for help, a manufacturer successfully reduces costs for a new valve insert by $175,000.
Durablility, Simplified Manufacturer finds improved durability and cost-effectiveness for plastic spinning tubes & bobbins.
non-halogen tpes in electrical junction boxes Non-halogen boxes deliver production efficiencies and increase sustainability.
RoHS Compliance Expands Markets Learn how Kalas expanded its offerings by reducing heavy metal in wire, cable.
Microbe protection for catheters A breakthrough formulation improves the antimicrobial properties of tiny medical tubing.
IMPROVED ENCLOSURES WITH VINYL Read how one network interface device maker produces better housings at a lower cost.
EMI Shielding Adds Speed Shielding connectors deliver higher speeds, lower costs than ever before.
HEAT DISSIPATION SOLUTION One manufacturer cut heat sink costs and improved agility for LED lighting assemblies by replacing aluminum.
RADIATION SHIELDING WITHOUT LEAD Global medical device OEM outpaces competition with non-lead CT scanner components.
AQUARIUM PUMPS GET A VINYL MAKEOVER Learn how a polymer switch reduced costs, improved efficiency and cut scrap.
Meeting FDA Requirements with TPE Innovative dosing adapter helps parents avoid dispensing too much liquid medication to their children, and achieves greater production efficiencies.
SAVINGS AND APPEAL FOR AUTOMOTIVE INTERIOR Automaker delivers 'wow' factor and $500,000 in annual savings with new colorant plus additive.
Running Shoe Innovation with TPEs Find out how a premier shoe manufacturer created a breakthrough product that adapts to impact.
ADDITIVES FOR PRODUCTIVITY Find out how a luxury European automaker met peak demand with a new cycle time reduction additive.
Cutting weight, freeing design With help from PolyOne, auto parts manufacturer HellermannTyton finds a nylon lightweighting solution.
A switch to Water-Based Inks Apparel printer switches to water-based inks to deliver new designs for Chicago marathon.
LED HEAT SINKS A shift from metal drives an improved product line for one component manufacturer.
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