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Cost-Effective Process Uses Piezoelectric Materials for Micro Energy Harvesting

Cost-Effective Process Uses Piezoelectric Materials for Micro Energy Harvesting

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP (Fraunhofer FEP) have developed an innovative process for cost-effective production of piezoelectric materials for micro-energy harvesting applications. Developments in many applications require energy self-sufficient probes and miniature mobile electronics systems that acquire the energy they need from the surrounding environment. [More]
New Flexible Slot Die Process Increases Manufacturing Speed of Battery Electrodes

New Flexible Slot Die Process Increases Manufacturing Speed of Battery Electrodes

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have developed a new method for the fast manufacturing of electrode foils which enables the production of lithium-ion batteries at lower costs. The new technology increases the production speed of electrode foils by a factor of three. [More]

Specialist Coating Now Approved for Concrete

A specialist fire resistance coating has been approved for use with concrete structures, offering important advances in safety and time of construction projects. Specifically developed by Sherwin-Williams to allow eas... [More]
Harvard Researchers Develop Super-Repellent Coating for Medical Implants

Harvard Researchers Develop Super-Repellent Coating for Medical Implants

An innovative surface coating has been developed for medical implants using FDA-approved materials by a Harvard research team. This new solution has the potential to address bacterial infection and blood clotting, which are the two major problems currently faced by medical devices. [More]
Megatron Sputtering System Produces Coatings with Improved Surface Quality

Megatron Sputtering System Produces Coatings with Improved Surface Quality

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST in Braunschweig, Germany, created the Megatron sputtering system that can produce a completely new range of coatings with better surface quality. [More]
Researchers Develop New Technique for Applying Optical Interference Coatings

Researchers Develop New Technique for Applying Optical Interference Coatings

Harvard University researchers have explained a new method of applying ultra-thin coatings over a coarse surface based on the optical phenomena - thin-film interference. This work is considered to be a promising technology for future applications including next-generation spacecrafts with thin decorative logos, rocket ships, advanced solar cells, and flexible electronic devices. The work is published in Applied Physics Letters journal. [More]
Modified Graphene Nanoribbon Deicing Film Allows Passage of Radio Frequencies

Modified Graphene Nanoribbon Deicing Film Allows Passage of Radio Frequencies

Scientists at Rice University lab have modified graphene nanoribbon deicing film designed for radar domes to now suit applications on glass. This technology may help keep glass surfaces of automobile windshields, large buildings and other similar applications, free from ice formation, while remaining transparent to radio frequencies. [More]
Converting Industrial Waste into Nanostructured Aircraft Turbine Coatings

Converting Industrial Waste into Nanostructured Aircraft Turbine Coatings

Researchers at the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav) in Moneterrey have developed a nanostructured coating for aircraft turbines which can withstand temperatures greater than 1000°C. [More]

Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings Match Performance of Solventborne Coatings in Metal Applications

Tighter government regulations and heightened consumer awareness have led to demand for increased use of waterborne paints and coatings. Today’s waterborne polyurethane coatings can be formulated to exhibit prop... [More]
Coated Fabrics Manufacturers, Uretek Archer, to be Acquired by Trelleborg

Coated Fabrics Manufacturers, Uretek Archer, to be Acquired by Trelleborg

Trelleborg has, through its business area Trelleborg Coated Systems, signed an agreement to acquire the assets and businesses from the U.S. based privately owned Uretek Archer LLC Group comprising Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC. Completion of the transaction is subject to the approval of the relevant authorities. [More]