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posted in October 2010
K 2010: New Polycarbonates Target LED Lamps
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10/27/2010  1 comment
Special grades boost light transmission and thermal resistance for auto headlamps and street lighting.
Toyota Creates Global Bio-PET Supply Chain
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A JV company will produce mono ethylene glycol in Taiwan from Brazilian bio-ethanol.
UPS and EVI Debut Electric Walk-In Van
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10/19/2010  Post a comment
UPS and Electric Vehicles International (EVI) have launched a 90-day demonstration trial of their all-electric walk-in van.
Toyota Accelerates Use of Bioplastics
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10/19/2010  1 comment
PET made from sugar cane will debut on the Lexus CT200h early next year.
New BMW Electric Car Features Carbon Composites
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10/18/2010  1 comment
CFRP costs are slashed in the new BMW vehicle called Megacity through back integration of carbon-fiber supply.
Federal Stimulus Boosts Carbon Composite Hopes
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New ORNL facility will produce carbon fiber made from low-cost feedstocks such as biomass-derived lignin.
Enthusiasts To Test Chevy Volt
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10/1/2010  Post a comment




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