Polymer

DSM Engineering Plastics’ Akulon polyamide 6 polymer, which is used in food packaging, will soon be produced in Augusta, Georgia.

Establishing domestic production should yield 50% growth by 2020

DSM to build first US polymerization plant in Augusta, Georgia

By Heidi Parsons

Netherlands-based Royal DSM and its DSM Engineering Plastics Americas unit have announced they will build a polymerization plant in Augusta, Georgia. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of 2015, with completion expected in mid-2016. 

Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

SPECIAL EDITION: SHELF LIFE

Fraunhofer develops nano-thin coating to enhance shelf life

By Rory Harrington

A breakthrough technology that coats polymer films with an ultra-thin clear barrier layer to enhance product shelf-life has been unveiled by the Fraunhofer Institute for Electron Beam and Plasma Technology.

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