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GE Ultem 9085 Resins for Lighter Weight Aircraft Interior Parts

Impression of an aeroplane interior with GE Plastics Ultern 9085

GE launches FST-compliant Ultem 9085 resins with improved flow properties for thinner, lighter weight aircraft interior parts.

To help the aerospace industry boost fuel efficiency, performance, and safety, this new new flame-retardant Ultem 9085 resins material for aircraft interiors from GE Plastics, offers better flow and ductility than GE’s Ultem 9075 resin – the previous industry standard – to enable thinner-wall parts with excellent impact strength.

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Hyfish hydrogen fuel jet - fish in the sky

Hyfish Hydrogen Fuel Jet

An unmanned hydrogen fuel cell powered jet made history this month as it took to the skies over the hills of Bern, Switzerland.

The HyFish, as the German UAV is called, performed vertical climbs, loops and other aerial acrobatics at speeds reaching 200 km/h.

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New polystyrene plastics for refrigerators

BASF ESCrimo Refrigerator

BASF polystyrene plastics receive stamp of approval from leading manufacturers to make polystyrene ESCRimo perfect for use in refrigerators.

BASF has developed a new polystyrene (PS) grade that is particularly suitable for manufacturing refrigerator linings.

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Engineers develop process to recycle unused paint by blending it into common plastics

PE granulate

Engineers at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, have developed a process to recycle waste latex paint - the largest component of household hazardous waste - by blending it with common plastics. In laboratory samples, these paint-blended plastics were as good as, and in some cases, superior to the same plastics made without paint.

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Dutch Government to Review Segway Ban

Offroad Segway

The new Dutch transportation minister ordered a safety review of Segways and said he hoped to eventually lift a ban on the self-balancing scooters in public places.

Segways have been banned from all public roads, bike paths and walkways in the Netherlands since Jan. 1.

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World Architects Accept Living Steel Challenge

Brussels, Belgium, 1 Feb 2007 - Living Steel's 2nd International Architecture Competition for Sustainable Housing, launched on World Architecture Day, has generated tremendous interest among the world's leading architects. With over 1, 100 entrants from 88 countries submitting Expressions of Interest, these architects have embraced Living Steel's challenge to provide designs for responsible and innovative housing demonstrations in Brazil, China and the United Kingdom. The competitions first phase, the Call for Expressions of Interest, closed on 19 January 2007.

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Revolutionary boat drive Torqeedo Travel Base wins HISWA Amsterdam Innovation price 2007

The Folded Torqueedo Travel Base

The foldable Toqeedo outboards with integrated lithiummanganese high-performance battery redefine mobility!

With their integrated lithium-manganese, high-performance battery, the Travel motors are the only electric outboard motors which do not need a battery connection.

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Philips delivers new radiology products at 2006 RSNA that present clinicians with a clear view of patient data and a clear path to patient care

The Philips BrightView

Chicago, USA - Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today introduced the Philips BrightView SPECT system, a compact nuclear medicine camera that offers exceptional image quality and is highly scalable to meet varying customer requirements. This system, along with other new solutions, such as Philips GEMINI TF combined PET/CT system, Philips xLNA computer-aided detection (CAD) software, Philips Achieva 3.0T X-series, and Philips Live 3D guidance tools, will be showcased at the Philips exhibit floor booth at the 92nd annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) in Chicago.

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Thermoformed tamper evident food packaging solution

Thermoformed tamper evident food packaging solution

The first commercially launched thermoformed tamper evident solution for food packaging is a stylish and practical container for an ice cream brand.

The first commercially launched thermoformed tamper evident solution for food packaging, developed by RPC Bebo Plastik, has given Humana Milchunion eG a stylish and very practical container for its Sanobub ice cream brand.

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