New polypropylene resin for lightweight breathable nonwoven fabrics

SABIC is all set to unveil an innovative new polypropylene (PP) resin product engineered to deliver enhanced properties in melt-blown fibers for nonwoven fabrics, at the RISI Asia Pacific hygiene products symposium. The new product, designated SABIC® PP 514M12, can serve a wide range of potential end-uses in personal hygiene applications and other market segments. It is the first grade of a new family of high-flow resin compounds which SABIC started to develop only two years ago, and is expected to be commercially available by end of 2018. Read More

Digitalization is taking over most of the spheres of work. In the race to be a front-runner, even the healthcare segment is opening up its doors and embracing some of the latest, cutting-edge techniques. This adoption of technology and gadgets is helping the healthcare sector move from a mode of ‘treating a disease’ to the mode of ‘disease prediction & prevention.’ From a remote location, doctors and nurses can diagnose issues and track the daily health of patients. And as technology is progressing it is highly possible that your next surgeon could be a skilled, complex, experienced robot. Along with technology, even the process of interaction is moving online. Read More

By Ken Richards: Cellulosic sugars are a major feedstock in the production of bio-based alternatives to fossil-based materials. Leaf Resources, a global leader empowering the growth of green chemistry, has developed a breakthrough technology to enable the cost-effective production of renewable chemicals from biomass. By significantly reducing the operating costs of biomass conversion, the company’s GlycellTM process could reshape the economics of replacing petroleum in thousands of everyday products. A sustainable bio-based economy needs alternatives to non-renewable feedstock’s. Read More

By Alistair Little: Over the past 10 years the use of LEDs for home and commercial lighting has increased exponentially, with a wide range of applications and specialist features that incandescent and fluorescent lighting systems simply cannot meet. The improvements in the efficiency of the LED over the past few years has also lead to a considerable improvement in the lifespan of the component, which is now substantially greater than both the traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting technologies. This has meant that for a number of applications, LED lighting is now regarded as very low or even maintenance free, and is widely used for road, traffic and vehicle lighting. Read More