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Why Is the Meldin® 7000 Series So Valuable for Manufacturers Today?

The latest addition to Saint-Gobain’s Meldin® family of materials, the 7000 series offers a powerful...

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The “New Meldin®” Opens Up New Possibilities for High-Temperature Polyimides

Applications for high-performance polyimides have always been limited by one concern above all other: cost. But...

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Why Value-Added Engineering Services Unlock the Value of Advanced Material Enhancements

TriStar’s Enhanced Materials Division (EMD) offers advanced technologies like plasma surface treatment and ...

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How can specialized polymer membranes be used for filtration?

A membrane is a thin material that allows some substances through while keeping others out. But with precision...

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Plasma Surface Modification: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

What are plasma surface treatments and how can they help materials and components perform their best in...

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Pulp and Paper Industry History: From Papyrus to Recycled Materials

Today, the pulp and paper industry is conducting a historic pivot toward packaging materials, as the digital...

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Pulp and Paper Industry Overview: Processes and Equipment

Intensive processing is required to turn wood fibers into graphic paper, cardboard, packaging, and a variety of...

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3 Key Trends in the Pulp and Paper Industry

The pulp and paper industry’s market is changing, but it remains robust:

“If you thought the paper industry was...

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Oil and Gas Industry: Key Historical Developments

While it has ancient roots, the oil and gas industry has grown exponentially as an integral part of the...

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Oil and Gas Industry Outlook and Trends

The oil and gas industry is a key driver of the global economy. It’s also at a long-term strategic crossroads....

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Oil and Gas Industry Overview

The oil and gas industry is one of the largest on the planet. It’s also one of the most crucial for overall...

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History of Agriculture Equipment: Important Developments and Examples

The agriculture industry has a mission to keep the world fed. From hybridizing plants and animals to...

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Three Important Trends for Agriculture and Agriculture Equipment

Agriculture is the oldest industry in human history but remains defined by changing practices, technological...

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Agriculture: An Industry Overview

The agriculture industry includes everything from small local farmers growing organic produce to massive grain...

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Rail Transportation: An Equipment Overview

In this article, we take a look at some key types of locomotive, rail car, and maintenance of way equipment.

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Rail Transport: Important Trends

Rail transportation systems are a great example of a longstanding industry that is always looking for new ways...

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Rail Transportation: An Industry Overview

Railroads are the oldest form of mechanized transport and one of the original “big businesses” of the American...

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Food Processing and Packaging: Industry Overview

In this brief overview of food processing and packaging, we take a look at:

  • Defining the size of the food...
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Important Processes for Food Processing and Packaging

Food processing is a science-driven industry that demands extensive knowledge of chemistry, microbiology, and...

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Food & Beverage Industry Trends: Plant-Based Proteins, & More

Major food trends have implications for a cluster of related industries. For instance, the rise of plant-based...

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Common Causes of Bearing Failure

Why do bearings fail?

Unfortunately, there is not one simple, one-size fits all answer to this question. When...

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Thermoset vs Thermoplastic Materials: Bearings and Other Applications

Thermoset and Thermoplastic materials have similar names, but they have very different properties. In this...

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Consultative Engineering for Optimal Material Selection

In this blog post, we highlight TriStar’s application-focused approach to finding the right bearing materials...

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TriStar’s Engineering Partnership with Clients of All Sizes

The market for bearings and similar components like bushing and shock absorbers is multi-faceted.

On one hand,...