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New Coating Mechanism Prevents Solar Panels from Being Overheated

New Coating Mechanism Prevents Solar Panels from Being Overheated

The use of smart materials in solar thermal collectors is becoming increasingly popular. A research team from EPFL has produced a coating that can both absorb and radiate heat. [More]
Picosun and Carleton Strike Gold with ALD

Picosun and Carleton Strike Gold with ALD

Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) solutions for industrial manufacturing, and Carleton University, Canada, report uniform ALD gold deposition on complete silicon wafers. [More]
MIT Spinout LiquiGlide Licenses its Nonstick Coating to Major Consumer-Goods Company

MIT Spinout LiquiGlide Licenses its Nonstick Coating to Major Consumer-Goods Company

MIT’s Kripa Varanasi and David Smith developed a liquid-impregnated coating known as LiquiGlide that serves as a slippery barrier between a viscous liquid and a surface in 2009. The coating technology has now been licensed to a major consumer-goods company. [More]

NEI Announces the Issuance of Multiple Patents on Self-Healing & Superhydrophobic Coatings

NEI Corporation announced today that the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued patents to the company on self-healing, superhydrophobic, and abrasion resistant coatings. With the allowance of five patents and the int... [More]
Oxford Instruments ALD System Added to CMOS Compatible Clean Room by Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems - Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies

Oxford Instruments ALD System Added to CMOS Compatible Clean Room by Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems - Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies

The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems in Dresden, Germany has installed a FlexAL system for plasma enhanced and thermal ALD from Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology in its Center for Nanoelectronic Technologies. [More]

Hardide Aerospace Coatings DrivesGrowth, Appoints New Business Development Manager

Hardide Aerospace Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, has appointed Stewart Gibson as Business Development Manager to drive forward the company’s global sales activity in the civil and milita... [More]
Molecular Adsorber Coating Panels Help Prevent Contamination of James Webb Space Telescope

Molecular Adsorber Coating Panels Help Prevent Contamination of James Webb Space Telescope

Engineers at NASA have developed a Molecular Adsorber Coating (MAC) that can help protect delicate instruments, satellites and the James Webb Space Telescope from contamination due to outgassing. [More]
Versatile New Michem® Lube 160RPH Provides Superior Slip Control on Flexible Packaging Substrates

Versatile New Michem® Lube 160RPH Provides Superior Slip Control on Flexible Packaging Substrates

Michem Lube 160RPH is a new water-based, wax emulsion additive from Michelman designed to control the coefficient of friction (COF) of flexible packaging coatings, without compromising bond strength, heat seal, barrier or printability properties. [More]
Michelman to Present at TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo

Michelman to Present at TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo

Mr. John Homoelle, Director of New Technology & Regulatory Affairs at Michelman, will be one of the presenters at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo, being held June 14-17, 2015 in Washington, D.C. TechConnect is a global technology outreach & development organization that vets and deliver the world’s most promising technologies to the world’s top corporate, government and investment developers. [More]
Nature-Inspired Study to Create Structural Color Using Synthetic Melanin Packets

Nature-Inspired Study to Create Structural Color Using Synthetic Melanin Packets

A study conducted at The University of Akron by Dr. Matthew Shawkey, associate professor of biology and Dr. Ali Dhinojwala, Morton Professor of Polymer Science and Ming Xiao, graduate student in collaboration with the University of California, San Diego aims to reconstruct structural color patterns observed in the feathers of birds so that color can be created without the need for pigments and dyes. [More]