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Researchers Develop Laser-Written Microsupercapacitor Using Boron-Infused Graphene

Researchers Develop Laser-Written Microsupercapacitor Using Boron-Infused Graphene

Researchers from the Rice University have upgraded a microsupercapacitor with a blend of boron and laser-induced graphene, and this may soon find applications in the personal as well as wearable electronics market. [More]
ORNL Researchers Design Antireflective, Superhydrophobic Glass Coating

ORNL Researchers Design Antireflective, Superhydrophobic Glass Coating

Drawing inspiration from a lotus leaf and moth’s eye, a research group at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) of the Department of Energy has developed an antireflective, superhydrophobic glass coating. [More]
Protecting the World’s Second Largest Radio Telescope from Weathering and UV Radiation

Protecting the World’s Second Largest Radio Telescope from Weathering and UV Radiation

Axalta Coating Systems have developed a unique coating for use on one of the world’s largest radio telescopes in Effelsberg, Germany. [More]
Graft-Copolymer Micelles-Based Transparent, Non-Wettable, Anti-Graffiti, Wear-Resistant Coatings

Graft-Copolymer Micelles-Based Transparent, Non-Wettable, Anti-Graffiti, Wear-Resistant Coatings

Requirements for anti-smudge coatings are tough: They should be invisible, thin, repel any possible contaminant while not affecting the desired properties of the substrate, and they should be highly durable. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Canadian scientists now present a new coating approach based on graft-copolymer micelles embedded in a polyurethane (PU) polymer. A coating based on these micelles has constant surface properties, even after extensive wear. [More]
Fraunhofer ISC to Present Multifunctional Materials at 2015 IDTechEx Trade Show

Fraunhofer ISC to Present Multifunctional Materials at 2015 IDTechEx Trade Show

The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC will present multifunctional materials for new applications and novel products at the IDTechEx trade show in Berlin on 28 and 29 April. Our barrier materials, printed electronics, electrochromic films and smart materials pave the way for the latest trends for flexible, leightweight and smarter designs and products. Visit Fraunhofer ISC at booth F17 in the Convention Center and Hotel Estrel. [More]
IDTechEx Printed Electronic Award 2014 for “Best Technical Development Manufacturing” Awarded to Meyer Burger

IDTechEx Printed Electronic Award 2014 for “Best Technical Development Manufacturing” Awarded to Meyer Burger

Printed, flexible and organic electronics is an innovative and rapidly growing field within the electronics manufacturing industry launching products such as flexible displays, wearable electronics and smart packages – products that are changing our lives. Meyer Burger is a key player in this printed electronics market supplying R&D and manufacturing tools based on its PiXDRO functional inkjet printing technology and FLEx thin film coating expertise. [More]
adphos Digital Printing to Showcase New Photonic Curing/Sintering Technology at Printed Electronics Europe 2015

adphos Digital Printing to Showcase New Photonic Curing/Sintering Technology at Printed Electronics Europe 2015

adphos Digital Printing GmbH, located in Bruckmuehl (near Munich), is a worldwide leader in high performance drying, curing, sintering and heating applications. The modular technology is suitable for post-processing color inkjet, functional coatings and printed electronics. [More]
Michelman Opens New Business and Technology Centre in Mumbia, India

Michelman Opens New Business and Technology Centre in Mumbia, India

Michelman India will celebrate the grand opening of its new Business and Technology Centre in Mumbia, India. As a result of its recent acquisition of long-time sales and service partner, Supack International P/L, Michelman India now offers a business center, laboratory, and an experienced team of sales, technical service and business operations personnel. The facility’s laboratory has been equipped with several industry accepted product testing capabilities for packaging, printing, and coating applications. [More]
European Coatings Show 2015: Perstorp to Showcase Charmor Micronized Polyols for Intumescent Coating of Steel Structures

European Coatings Show 2015: Perstorp to Showcase Charmor Micronized Polyols for Intumescent Coating of Steel Structures

Perstorp’s Charmor™ market-leading range of micronized polyols for intumescent coatings will be a focus of attention on the company’s stand (Hall 7A- stand 511) at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg on April 21-23. Coatings containing Charmor™ can help save lives in major fires by prolonging the integrity of steel structures. As building fire safety standards around the world become increasingly strict, Charmor™ puts Perstorp in a strong position to help coating companies satisfy safety-conscious specifiers. [More]
PARALOID Edge Technology from Dow Rewrites Conventional Rules of Two-Component Urethane Coatings

PARALOID Edge Technology from Dow Rewrites Conventional Rules of Two-Component Urethane Coatings

Offering a cure speed decoupled from pot life, a new solvent-borne technology platform from Dow Coating Materials, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, re-writes the conventional rules of two-component (2K) urethane coatings. PARALOID™ Edge Isocyanate-Free1 Technology extends pot life while maintaining quick cure. The ambient crosslinking technology will be unveiled this week at the 2015 European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany. [More]