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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]
Michelman to Highlight Digital Press Primer Formulated for HP’s Indigo WS6X00 at Dscoop EMEA4

Michelman to Highlight Digital Press Primer Formulated for HP’s Indigo WS6X00 at Dscoop EMEA4

Michelman will introduce Dscoop EMEA4 visitors to DigiPrime® 680, a digital press primer formulated specifically for use in the in-line priming (ILP) unit of the HP Indigo WS6X00 series of digital presses. The latest addition to Michelman’s line of HP-recommended digital press primers, DigiPrime 680 is water-based and is particularly effective for flexible packaging printing applications. [More]
New Viscous Sheet Simulation Technique Enables Color 3D Printing

New Viscous Sheet Simulation Technique Enables Color 3D Printing

Changxi Zheng, assistant professor of computer science at Columbia Engineering along with China's Zhejiang University researchers has created a method that enabling hydrographic printing, with exact alignment. Hydrographic printing is a well-known industrial process that transfers color ink of a thin film to the surface of 3D structures to color them. [More]

Picosun Provides ALD Solutions for IC, MEMS and LED Manufacturing Industries

Picosun Oy, the leading provider of high quality Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) technology for global industries, reports winning important production markets in MEMS, LED, and other III-V compound semiconductor device ma... [More]