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Carbon Nanotube-Based Anti-Icing System Improves Wind Power Generation

Carbon Nanotube-Based Anti-Icing System Improves Wind Power Generation

The Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA has collaborated with six corporations from four European Union (EU) states to develop an energy-efficient carbon nanotube coating-based ice detection and anti-icing system for wind turbines. This endeavor is part of EU’s “Windheat Project.” [More]
Protein Patterns Printed onto Film Substrates Using Roll-to-Roll Process

Protein Patterns Printed onto Film Substrates Using Roll-to-Roll Process

Researchers from Fraunhofer IBMT have worked in conjunction with SAUERESSIG to design a new system which can print protein patterns on a film using a roll-to-roll method thus ensuring the cost-effective and efficient manufacture of biological cells in high volumes. [More]
Edible Antimicrobial Film Increases Lifespan of Soft Cheese

Edible Antimicrobial Film Increases Lifespan of Soft Cheese

Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) researchers have developed an edible, antimicrobial film that can increase the lifespan of soft cheese. They have used rosemary and oregano oils, and chitosan for producing the film. [More]
Customised Response from Michell Future-Proofs Paint Spraying Facility

Customised Response from Michell Future-Proofs Paint Spraying Facility

Michell Instruments has developed a customised solution to measure relative humidity and temperature in the paint spraying facility for a major European car manufacturer. This enabled them to upgrade the humidity and ... [More]
Ultrathin, Multilayered Coating Material Radiates and Reflects Heat for Cooler Buildings

Ultrathin, Multilayered Coating Material Radiates and Reflects Heat for Cooler Buildings

An new ultrathin, multilayered coating material paves the way to passively cooled buildings by providing a "one-two punch" approach, to remove heat from within the building whilst reflecting away sunlight. [More]
New Method Enables Transfer of One-Atom-Thick Films onto Flexible Substrates

New Method Enables Transfer of One-Atom-Thick Films onto Flexible Substrates

North Carolina University researchers have devised a new technique of transferring one-atom-thick semiconductor films to arbitrary substrates, which may help realize photonic devices or flexible computing. [More]

FCI enters into agreement with Impact Coatings to Commercialize Silver MaxPhase™ Contact Finishing Solution

FCI, a leading supplier of connectors and interconnect systems, has been evaluating Silver MaxPhase™, Impact Coatings’ gold plating replacement technology. This has now resulted in the parties entering i... [More]
Cortec®’s VpCI® 389- Number One Choice for Indoor  and Outdoor Multimetal Corrosion Protection

Cortec®’s VpCI® 389- Number One Choice for Indoor and Outdoor Multimetal Corrosion Protection

VpCI®-389 is an environmentally friendly water-based, temporary coating that delivers exceptional multimetal protection for outside applications and salt-spray resistance. [More]
New LEXAN™ Film from SABIC Helps Smart Card Manufacturers Increase Security and Combat Counterfeiting

New LEXAN™ Film from SABIC Helps Smart Card Manufacturers Increase Security and Combat Counterfeiting

Smart card, passport and e-ID manufacturers will be able to integrate next level security features using a patented UV laser-technology thanks to the new LEXAN SD film overlay, a polycarbonate (PC) based material from SABIC, launched at the Cartes Secure Connexions trade show in Paris. [More]
Hollow Aluminium Oxide Sphere Coating Protects Components from Heat and Oxidation

Hollow Aluminium Oxide Sphere Coating Protects Components from Heat and Oxidation

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT have developed a novel, cost-effective coating technique using micro-scaled conjoined hollow aluminium oxide spheres to protect components against heat and oxidation. Steam and gas turbines, reactors, temperature sensors, waste incinerator generators and combustion chambers are subjected to temperatures as high as 1000°C, and the new coating technology will benefit in these applications. [More]