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Nature-Inspired Synthetic Proteins Could Pave Way for Self-Healing Polymers

Nature-Inspired Synthetic Proteins Could Pave Way for Self-Healing Polymers

A team of Penn State researchers claim that the ring teeth of a certain type of squid species could pave the way for self-healing polymers, meticulously built for stretchability and specific toughness. This polymer may have potential for use in the cosmetics, textiles, and medicine industries. [More]
SIFSIX MOFs are Better Alternatives to Conventional Plastic Manufacturing

SIFSIX MOFs are Better Alternatives to Conventional Plastic Manufacturing

Plastic manufacturing is a process that consumes significant amounts of energy. Research conducted at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has discovered a way to decrease the energy demand in one major step of manufacturing plastic by making use of a group of materials, which can filter impurities more effectively compared to traditional manufacturing process. [More]
Penn State Researchers Use Biocompatible Techniques to Reverse DNA-Based Nanomaterials

Penn State Researchers Use Biocompatible Techniques to Reverse DNA-Based Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials or DNA-based straight and branched polymers, which can be formed and dissolved using biocompatible techniques, are currently possible because of the work of biomedical engineers from Penn State. [More]
Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre Receive Best Product Award for Ultra-Thin Plastic RFID Technology

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre Receive Best Product Award for Ultra-Thin Plastic RFID Technology

Cartamundi, imec and Holst Centre (set up by imec and TNO) are proud to announce to have just won the “Best Product” - Award at Printed Electronics Europe for their ultra-thin plastic RFID technology integrated into Cartamundi’s playing cards. [More]
New Semiconducting Polymer for Futuristic Flexible Electronics

New Semiconducting Polymer for Futuristic Flexible Electronics

Polymer semiconductors have the potential to be used as a key part in plastic electronics of the future. These semiconductors can be processed economically on large-area and mechanically flexible substrates. [More]
Royal DSM Launches New Stanyl Polyamide 46-Based High Performance Material

Royal DSM Launches New Stanyl Polyamide 46-Based High Performance Material

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has launched an innovative new high performance material based on Stanyl® polyamide 46. This new material, Stanyl HGR1, reduces frictional torque in automobile engine timing systems and will provide OEMs with a very cost-effective tool for reducing fuel consumption. [More]
Research on Advancing Conductive Plastic Holds Promise in Health and Energy Sectors

Research on Advancing Conductive Plastic Holds Promise in Health and Energy Sectors

A breakthrough research by Washington State University’s assistant professor of physics, Brian Collins is paving the way for the creation of biological implants that have the capacity to communicate with the brain, to provide vision to the visually challenged or to control paralyzed limbs. [More]
Newly Developed Super Stretchy, Self-Healing Material Paves Way for Artificial Muscles

Newly Developed Super Stretchy, Self-Healing Material Paves Way for Artificial Muscles

An experiment conducted in the laboratory of Stanford University’s chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao has resulted in the creation of a super-stretchy material. It began when one of the Bao’s team members, Cheng-Hui Li was testing the stretchiness of an elastomer, which he had just synthesized. [More]
Recyclable, Sugar-Based Polyurethane Foam as Renewable Substitute to Conventional Ones

Recyclable, Sugar-Based Polyurethane Foam as Renewable Substitute to Conventional Ones

From stretchy spandex to cushy sofas, polyurethanes are widely used in several consumer products to ensure better comfort while walking, sitting, and sleeping. Once the products use has expired, most of these non-degradable materials are put on landfills. Reporting in the ACS Macro Letters journal, a team of researchers have discussed a potential way to decrease future waste - chemically recyclable foam produced from a novel sugar-based material. [More]
ELIX Polymers’ Natural Fibre-Reinforced ABS Receives 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award

ELIX Polymers’ Natural Fibre-Reinforced ABS Receives 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award

An innovative natural fibre-reinforced ABS developed by ELIX Polymers has picked up the 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award. ELIX ECO ABS-NF was specifically designed to fulfil some of the most demanding requirements of the automotive industry, and offers mechanical properties that are equal to or better than traditional glass fibre reinforced ABS. [More]