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Polymer Technology Was Humming at K 2010

Publish Date: November 3, 2010
Every three years, a giant polymers exhibition is held in Düsseldorf Germany. It’s called the “K”, which is just an easier way of saying the German word for synthetic materials —...

EADS, Dassault Systèmes Evolve PLM Partnership Story

Publish Date: November 2, 2010
There’s yet another chapter in the partnership story between Dassault Systèmes and aerospace giant EADS. The two, which have been collaborating around PLM for years, are extending their...

Fluid Power's Engineering Outreach

Publish Date: November 2, 2010
When many people think of automation and control, they think of electrically driven devices. But fluid power was one of the early types of power transmission methods for automation and control of...

Braskem Announces First Bio-Polypropylene

Publish Date: October 30, 2010
Braskem, which now describes itself as the largest thermoplastic resin producer in the Americas, announced plans at K 2010 to build the world’s first propylene plant based on renewable...

IEEE to Define Smart Grid Energy Storage Systems

Publish Date: October 29, 2010
Your first thought after seeing this headline is probably: What does this have to do with automation and control? Just bear with me for a moment and I’ll do my best to clarify. For now, on to...

Conductive Compound Boosts LED Performance

Publish Date: October 29, 2010
An interesting design innovation at K 2010 is an electrically conductive plastic compound from A. Schulman being used by a Finnish lighting manufacturer. Copper and tin are loaded at a very high...

Plastics Business Makes Big Comeback

Publish Date: October 28, 2010
There are many signs of a dramatic improvement in business at K2010, a plastics trade fair under way this week in Düsseldorf, Germany.Victrex of Lancashire, United Kingdom, reported a 56 percent...

It's Good to be Green at K 2010

Publish Date: October 27, 2010
K 2010–a plastics trade fair– opened today in Dusseldorf Germany. Based on the amount of green clothing worn throughout the show, visitors may think they are in Boston on St. Patrick’s Day....

Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency Boost Automation

Publish Date: October 26, 2010
Over the past two years, one clear issue has been driving much of the innovation in the automation sector. That issue is energy — as it relates to alternative energy sources and energy...

Do Biopolymers Make Sense?

Publish Date: October 23, 2010
Trying to determine the environmental benefit of biopolymers can be taxing. The general assumption is that it must be good to make plastics from plants as opposed to oil. Plants sequester carbon...