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Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Glass Coatings

Researchers Develop Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Glass Coatings

Although the modern day office buildings and high-rises with wide glass façades could be aesthetically very pleasing, they can really cost a lot. The glass façades allow in visible light along with infrared light that can raise the temperatures of the buildings and ultimately lead to more air-conditioning use as well as higher energy consumption levels in extreme hot and desert climates like the UAE. [More]
New Sensor-Based Technology Could Improve Production of Paints and Varnishes

New Sensor-Based Technology Could Improve Production of Paints and Varnishes

Today’s manufacturers face a great challenge in developing varnishes and wall paints, and one of the reasons could be that the samples of paints just allow them to assess the behavior of dispersion in the reaction container. [More]
Breakthrough Method for Making Corrosion-Resistant Layered Boride Materials

Breakthrough Method for Making Corrosion-Resistant Layered Boride Materials

One of the hardest and highly heat-resistant substances on Earth is boride. However, just like many materials, this also oxidizes when exposed to high temperatures. [More]
New Diamond-Like Coating Could Prove Useful for Wind Turbine Drivetrains

New Diamond-Like Coating Could Prove Useful for Wind Turbine Drivetrains

Despite the rigors of scientific analysis and the systematic approaches of the most talented researchers of the world, science still surprises us at times. [More]
Engineered Biofilms to Prevent Biofouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes

Engineered Biofilms to Prevent Biofouling of Reverse Osmosis Membranes

A beneficial biofilm with the capability of preventing the biofouling of reverse osmosis (RO) membranes has been developed by a team of chemical engineers from Pennsylvania State University (Penn State). [More]
Coal-Tar Based Pavement Sealcoat Products More Toxic than Expected

Coal-Tar Based Pavement Sealcoat Products More Toxic than Expected

The pavement sealcoat products used widely around the nation on thousands of asphalt driveways and parking lots are significantly more toxic and mutagenic than previously suspected, according to a new paper published this week by researchers from Oregon State University. [More]
Researchers Develop Tiny Liquid-Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering Applications

Researchers Develop Tiny Liquid-Metal Particles for Heat-Free Soldering Applications

Martin Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University, is passionate about finding new, clean and affordable ways to put technology and science to work around the world. [More]
Sherwin-Williams' New Coating Dura-Plate 301W Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016

Sherwin-Williams' New Coating Dura-Plate 301W Wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016

The development of a new product which is helping to change the face of the energy and infrastructure markets in Europe has won world-class coatings manufacturer Sherwin-Williams the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016. [More]
New Coating Technology to Enhance Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades

New Coating Technology to Enhance Efficiency of Wind Turbine Blades

The blades of wind turbines in offshore environments are susceptible to erosion due to heavy rainfalls and the harmful offshore environment. This leads to a drastic reduction in the energy production capacity and efficiency of turbines. The European project Windtrust is evaluating new technologies to overcome such drawbacks. [More]
Cortec’s Corrosion Prevention Solutions Help Keep Critical Spares Rust Free

Cortec’s Corrosion Prevention Solutions Help Keep Critical Spares Rust Free

Pump failures at oil production facilities globally—be it the Persian Gulf or the Mexican Gulf—are an occupational hazard, resulting in halted production and the loss of several thousand dollars of revenue and productivity for the business. It is mission critical to get the production line up and running quickly. [More]