The results of the landmark CLARITY Core Study on the safety of bisphenol A (BPA) strongly support recent statements from FDA that BPA is safe at the very low levels to which people are typically exposed.
Classroom discussions addressing such topics as co-rotating and counter-rotating twin-screw extrusion technology and screw design and process techniques will be supplemented by hands-on operating sessions.
In its pure form, polylactic acid (PLA) is brittle and has poor mechanical stability. Conventional additives may reduce the material’s strength and elasticity; using core-shell nanoparticles as a filler increases PLA’s toughness while maintaining its strength and modulus.
Among the innovations Polyplastics will showcase are low-VOC-emission resin grades for automotive interiors, a new polyphenylene sulfide grade with improved heat-shock resistance and bump-off molding capabilities.