Eastman touts laser-welding technology for plastics processing

03/3/2013 | PlasticsToday.com

Eastman Chemical has introduced a copolyester-processing technology co-developed with IPG Photonics. The technique uses lasers to reduce the need for chemicals. "Welding techniques typically require an energy-absorbing additive to be added to the polymer, and with medical applications, there is always the question of biocompatibility with the polymer and any additives," said Gopal Saraiya of Eastman.

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