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INP Greifswald Utilizes Specialised Imaging’s SIM Framing Camera to Study Plasma Breakdown Mechanism in Polymer Films

INP Greifswald Utilizes Specialised Imaging’s SIM Framing Camera to Study Plasma Breakdown Mechanism in Polymer Films

Specialised Imaging reports on how the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology eV is using an optimised version of its SIM Framing Camera to make ultra fast UV measurements of the mechanism of plasma being used to modify the electrical properties of polymer films. [More]
Trinseo Receives FDA Food Contact Approval for MAGNUM ABS Resins

Trinseo Receives FDA Food Contact Approval for MAGNUM ABS Resins

Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex and rubber, today announced that several grades of MAGNUM™ ABS Resins are now considered to be FDA food contact compliant as a result of a recently approved Food Contact Substance Notification (FCN). The food contact grades are MAGNUM™ ABS 3453, 3904 / 3904 Smooth and 8391 / 8391 MED Resins. [More]
Hybrid Nano-Photocatalyst Breaks Down BPA Using Visible Light

Hybrid Nano-Photocatalyst Breaks Down BPA Using Visible Light

A research team has developed a new hybrid photocatalyst that utilizes visible light to break down BPAs. This catalyst could be used for safe disposal of BPAs and other similar materials, and for treating water supplies. [More]
New Method Helps Cut Costs and Wastage in Bioplastic Production

New Method Helps Cut Costs and Wastage in Bioplastic Production

A team of researchers at the KU Leuven Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis has formulated a simple method to produce the bioplastic known as polylactic acid (PLA) in a waste-free manner. [More]
New Methods for Characterizing 3D Macroporous Hydrogels for ‘Smart’ Materials

New Methods for Characterizing 3D Macroporous Hydrogels for ‘Smart’ Materials

Chemists at Professor Krzysztof Matyjaszewski’s lab at Carnegie Mellon University have developed novel methods for characterizing 3D macroporous hydrogels (3DOM hydrogels), which could enable development of new “smart” responsive materials. These materials could be used for various applications, including tissue engineering scaffolds, chemical detectors, carbon capture absorbents, and as catalysts. [More]
Micronic Publishes Technical Note on Ultra Low Binding Polypropylene Tubes for Proteomics

Micronic Publishes Technical Note on Ultra Low Binding Polypropylene Tubes for Proteomics

Micronic has published a technical note that describes a study in which the protein binding properties of commercially available sample storage tubes was tested. [More]
Novel Hydrogel Protects Sensitive Catalysts from Oxygen-Induced Damage

Novel Hydrogel Protects Sensitive Catalysts from Oxygen-Induced Damage

An international research team has found a new method of protecting sensitive catalysts from damage caused by oxygen, with the help of a hydrogel. [More]
MIT Researchers Create Materials with Reconfigurable Surface Texture Using 3D Printing

MIT Researchers Create Materials with Reconfigurable Surface Texture Using 3D Printing

Researchers at MIT have developed an innovative 3D printing method to produce soft materials having surface textures that are controllable by squeezing. [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]

Victrex Announces New Aerospace Bracket Technology for Lower Fuel and Manufacturing Costs Specified for Use on Bombardier Aircraft

A new bracket technology suitable for use in hydraulic and fuel brackets for the wings, center box and fuel tanks of aircraft can result in significant weight reduction of at least 40% compared to metals. Enhancing th... [More]