The demand for recycled asphalt is expected to witness an exponential growth on account of rising petroleum prices across the globe. In addition, reuse of reclaimed asphalt offers key elements for optimum use of resources leading to economic saving and also the protection of the environment thereby positively influencing the market growth.
The additive is said to lower the hardness of TPUs, while boosting their elasticity and enhancing their properties. The surfaces of moulded parts modified with the additive are pleasantly soft to the touch and more resistant to scratches, abrasion and contamination.
Thermoplastic elastomers (TPE) are an important class of materials and are used in a wide variety of applications. In general, TPEs encompass multiple different types of polymeric material structures, and are noted for being soft and flexible like thermoset rubber, while being melt-processable and -reprocessable like thermoplastics.
Worldwide, the construction industry contributes about 13% to the global GDP, and is one of the most important elements of every economy. The industry consumes a great deal of chemicals and polymers, which are used to enable or ease manufacturing or improve the performance of existing construction materials.
When deciding which running shoe to buy, perhaps the most important feature of the shoe is its midsole. You can’t see the midsole (it is sandwiched between the outsole and the insole), but it is largely responsible for the cushioning your feet, knees, hips and entire body receive each time your feet hit the ground.
The main type of “bunker” oil for ships is heavy fuel oil, derived as a residue from crude oil distillation. Crude oil contains sulphur which, following combustion in the engine, ends up in ship emissions.