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Teijin DuPont Films Develops World-class Flame-retardant Polyester Film

Teijin DuPont Films Japan Limited, a global joint venture partnership for polyester films between Teijin Limited and E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co., has developed a polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) film, Teonex® QF, a... [More]
Researchers Study Entangled Spaghetti of Filaments in Semiflexible Biopolymers

Researchers Study Entangled Spaghetti of Filaments in Semiflexible Biopolymers

A team of researchers from the FOM Institute AMOLF and Forschungszentrum Jülich have discovered that the filaments of biopolymer networks become soft when transitioning from an entwined spaghetti of filaments to aligned bow-shaped filaments. [More]
PTMA Radical Polymers Exhibit Solid-State Electrical Properties

PTMA Radical Polymers Exhibit Solid-State Electrical Properties

Scientists from Purdue University have created a new class of electrically conductive polymers known as PTMA which are likely to revolutionise the manufacture of smart lightweight batteries, ultrathin antiglare coatings and transparent solar cells for the aircraft and electronics markets in a relatively inexpensive manner. [More]

New Hybrid Molding Process And Material Innovations From Victrex Delivers Next-Generation Aerospace Solutions

Victrex has developed a new PAEK-based polymer and an innovative hybrid molding technology. This allows engineers to overmold a PAEK-based composite with fiber-reinforced VICTREX® PEEK injection molding materials. ... [More]
Scientists Study Molecular Scale Behaviour of Polystyrene Using X-ray Laser

Scientists Study Molecular Scale Behaviour of Polystyrene Using X-ray Laser

Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have explained the complex behaviour of polystyrene using its Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser. Polystyrene is a widely used polymer, namely in the manufacture of plastic cups and packing foams. [More]
Stratasys Introduces UV-Resistant Thermoplastic for 3D Printing

Stratasys Introduces UV-Resistant Thermoplastic for 3D Printing

Global additive manufacturing and 3D printing solutions provider, Stratasys, has introduced Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) for FDM-based 3D printing. ASA is a thermoplastic material that is also UV-resistant. [More]
Innovative Method Makes Polymers for Sustainable Environment

Innovative Method Makes Polymers for Sustainable Environment

Industrial processes and consumption of fossil fuels release greenhouse gases, a major cause of global warming. An advanced membrane engineered by an international research team led by Easan Sivaniah at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) of Kyoto University can address this problem by eliminating greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. [More]
Researchers Develop Water-Resistant Porous Coordination Polymers

Researchers Develop Water-Resistant Porous Coordination Polymers

Kyoto University researchers have developed a new technique to develop water-resistant functionalized materials by forming external grooves on its surface. Their study acts as a guide for scientists to design similar materials for gas separation and energy storage applications. [More]
Magnetic Nanoparticles and Polymer Fiber Probes for Treating Neurological Disorders

Magnetic Nanoparticles and Polymer Fiber Probes for Treating Neurological Disorders

A group of scientists led by Polina Anikeeva, AMAX Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, recently developed polymer-based neural probes and magnetic nanoparticles to treat neural disorders like paralysis and Parkinson’s by stimulating the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. [More]
Renewable Initiative to Produce Biodegradable Bioplastics from Seaweed - SEABIOPLAS

Renewable Initiative to Produce Biodegradable Bioplastics from Seaweed - SEABIOPLAS

SEABIOPLAS, an FP7 project is working towards using sustainably grown seaweeds as feed for recyclable plastics. For attaining the EU target of 10% plastics being biodegradable plastics, it is very important to have large-scale production of biomass-based plastics. [More]