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Propylene Glycol Coatings Secure Hams from Mites, Reduce Ozone Depletion

Propylene Glycol Coatings Secure Hams from Mites, Reduce Ozone Depletion

New methods have been developed by an entomologist from Kansas University to secure dry-cured hams from mites, and also to satisfy the global requirements for protecting the ozone layer. [More]
Researchers Study Silicon Wafer Breakage Using Direct and X-ray Diffraction imaging Techniques

Researchers Study Silicon Wafer Breakage Using Direct and X-ray Diffraction imaging Techniques

When single crystals, especially silicon wafers, are fractured or broken up they pose a number of serious issues. The tip of the crack spreads at an atomic scale, resulting in chemical bonds breaking, the formation of crack fronts via the micrometer-scale crystal, and a culmination of severe wafer shattering on the macroscopic scale. [More]
Quantum Silicones Introduces New Series of True Skin Silicones

Quantum Silicones Introduces New Series of True Skin Silicones

Quantum Silicones (QSi) now provide a new range of True Skin products available in three Shore A hardnesses: 30, 20 and 10. All of the grades are two-part, addition (platinum) cure silicones. [More]
Micro-Epsilon UK Launches Inline High Speed Colour Measurement System, colorCONTROL ACS700

Micro-Epsilon UK Launches Inline High Speed Colour Measurement System, colorCONTROL ACS700

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK has launched an inline high speed colour measurement system, which measures the actual colour of the target by identifying their coordinates in the colour space. [More]
Researchers Develop Heat-Reflective Coating for Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Windows

Researchers Develop Heat-Reflective Coating for Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Windows

It has been estimated that 10% of the total energy utilized in buildings across the U.S. can be attributed to window performance, costing building owners around $50 billion every year, yet the increasing cost of retrofitting windows or replacing them with an energy efficient coating seem to be a major hindrance. [More]
VDI Congress: ELIX Polymers to Introduce ABS Plating Grades Portfolio for Automotive Industry

VDI Congress: ELIX Polymers to Introduce ABS Plating Grades Portfolio for Automotive Industry

ELIX Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe with a 40-year track record, will introduce its ABS plating grades portfolio at the VDI “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” congress in Mannheim, Germany (March 9th and 10th). [More]
EU Trademark Approval Granted to Cortec's Biobased Rust Preventative, BioCorr

EU Trademark Approval Granted to Cortec's Biobased Rust Preventative, BioCorr

Cortec® Corporation proudly announces that its biobased and biodegradable rust preventative -BioCorr® has received registered trademark approval from EU's Office of Harmonization. [More]
Researchers Find Coating Glass with Ultrathin Metal Layers Increases Light Transmission

Researchers Find Coating Glass with Ultrathin Metal Layers Increases Light Transmission

Imagine if the picture window in your living room could double as a giant thermostat or big screen TV. A discovery by researchers at the University of British Columbia has brought us one step closer to this becoming a reality. [More]
Coating on Solid Surface Increases Liquid’s Boundary Layer Velocity

Coating on Solid Surface Increases Liquid’s Boundary Layer Velocity

It is possible to make liquids slide over a solid surface, similar to a bobsleigh on ice, as discovered in research conducted by physicists from Saarland University and the ESPCI in Paris. A coating applied at the boundary between the solid surface and the liquid induces the liquid to slide through. The sliding effect increases the liquid’s average flow velocity and its throughput. [More]
Researchers Create Hydrogels to Halt Differentiation in Stem Cells

Researchers Create Hydrogels to Halt Differentiation in Stem Cells

Stem cells are pluripotent, meaning they are capable of becoming any cell type. They have potential to be treatments for diseases such as leukemia, diabetes, and age-related blindness. The challenge is to be able to sustain this versatility until it is needed. [More]