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Smithers Rapra Announce Webinar on Assessing Polymer Performance in ‘hot’ And ‘sour’ Oil and Gas Environments

Smithers Rapra Announce Webinar on Assessing Polymer Performance in ‘hot’ And ‘sour’ Oil and Gas Environments

NORSOK and ISO “compliance” are frequently referenced by suppliers of polymer materials and semi-finished goods for the oil and gas industry, but do they provide the complete picture of lifetime in service? [More]
New Discovery Ensures Fast Transport of Electrical Charges in Polymers

New Discovery Ensures Fast Transport of Electrical Charges in Polymers

A team of researchers at Umeå University have demonstrated, for the first time, the possibility of an efficient charge transport in semiconducting polymers, by controlled chain and crystallite orientation. These pioneering results, while enhancing polymer charge transport by over 1,000 times, can influence organic opto-electronic devices, and were published in a recent issue of Advanced Materials. [More]
Northwestern University Researchers Develop Completely New Hybrid Polymer

Northwestern University Researchers Develop Completely New Hybrid Polymer

Envisage a polymer that has removable parts and can be environment-friendly, and then can be chemically recreated to function again; alternatively, a polymer that is capable of lifting weights, and expanding and contracting, similar to muscles. [More]
Smart Materials Help to Improve Energy Harvesting

Smart Materials Help to Improve Energy Harvesting

A research group at France's National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon (INSA de Lyon) have discovered a technique to improve the mechanical energy harvesting performance potential of smart materials called, "electrostrictive polymers." [More]
MIT Researchers Develop Transparent Polymer that Could Offer Cheaper Alternative to Smart Windows

MIT Researchers Develop Transparent Polymer that Could Offer Cheaper Alternative to Smart Windows

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new theory to predict the amount of light transmitted via a material, considering its level of stretch and thickness. Based on this theory, the researchers were able to successfully predict the varying transparency of a rubber-like, transparent polymer as it was stretched and inflated. [More]
Researchers Successfully Develop Synthesized Covalent Organic Frameworks

Researchers Successfully Develop Synthesized Covalent Organic Frameworks

A material with a unique structure, consisting of woven organic polymers, has been synthesized by a team of researchers. These polymers produce a unique elastic property in the innovative material. [More]
Depotchem Amgal Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of Songwon Products in Israel

Depotchem Amgal Appointed as Exclusive Distributor of Songwon Products in Israel

Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. announced today that Depotchem Amgal Ltd., a leader in the distribution of chemicals and raw materials, will be its exclusive distributor for Israel from January 1, 2016. [More]
DSM Engineering Plastics Expands Distribution Capability to Cover the Entire EMEA Region

DSM Engineering Plastics Expands Distribution Capability to Cover the Entire EMEA Region

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces today that it has expanded its distribution capability through strategic partners Nexeo Solutions, Resinex and Ter Plastics Polymer Group to cover the entire EMEA region. [More]
igus Introduces xiros Rollers that Help Optimise Packaging Machines

igus Introduces xiros Rollers that Help Optimise Packaging Machines

Plastic bearing specialist igus® has developed a system for guide and transport rollers used in the labelling, packaging and food industries that helps OEMs build machines that adhere to some of the most strict regulations and cope with extremely harsh environments when deployed on the factory floor. The xiros® rollers consist of an anodised aluminium tube and two xiros® ball bearings, which are lightweight, low friction and cost-effective in comparison with their metal counterparts. They also run without the need for lubricants, which may damage, discolour or deteriorate the integrity of the material or film during the processing. [More]
Laird Plastics to Distribute Piper Plastics’ KyronMAX S-6230 Machinable Carbon Composite PEI Plate in North America

Laird Plastics to Distribute Piper Plastics’ KyronMAX S-6230 Machinable Carbon Composite PEI Plate in North America

Piper Plastics, a leading provider of high performance polymer materials and precision machined plastic components and assemblies, is pleased to announce that Laird Plastics has been selected as the distributor for its KyronMAX™ S-6230 machinable carbon composite polyetherimide (PEI) plate in North America. [More]