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Plastics, Adhesives & Coatings Miniaturize Products
6/15/2012

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Solar panel frames (1) are getting lighter, and the electrical junction boxes (2) and connectors (3) that carry the electrical current they generate are getting smaller, aided by plastics with low-temperature impact resistance that meet electrical and flame retardancy requirements.   (Source: SABIC Innovative Plastics)
Solar panel frames (1) are getting lighter, and the electrical junction boxes (2) and connectors (3) that carry the electrical current they generate are getting smaller, aided by plastics with low-temperature impact resistance that meet electrical and flame retardancy requirements.
(Source: SABIC Innovative Plastics)

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Beth Robinson
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Rapid diagnostics
Beth Robinson   6/19/2012 8:54:30 PM
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It's not just electronics either. My employer is a supplier of absorbent media that goes into rapid diagnostic lateral flow devices. Think pregnancy test. Most have a minimum of 5 different materials within the case. And there is continued research to make tests that work for more and more pieces of information and with various bodily fluids. It takes an appropriate chemical treatment and combination of materials for the tests to work effectively.

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Ann R. Thryft   6/20/2012 1:00:12 PM
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Thanks, Nadine, that makes sense. And Beth, thanks for that good detailed input on more miniaturization in medical devices.

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