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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]
Biopolymer Company, MHG Enters Agreement with The University of Georgia

Biopolymer Company, MHG Enters Agreement with The University of Georgia

Dr. Paul Pereira, CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at MHG is pleased to announce the company has increased their research and development capabilities by opening their own specialty labs and gaining access to equipment at the University of Georgia. [More]
ORNL Researchers Develop Temperature-Controlled Shape-Memory Polymer

ORNL Researchers Develop Temperature-Controlled Shape-Memory Polymer

A research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Washington State University and the University of Idaho has succeeded in developing a shape-memory polymer that can change from its original shape, through a sequence of temporary shapes, before finally returning back to its initial form. [More]
ESP Develops Unique Thermoplastic Sheet with Inherent Anti-Static Properties

ESP Develops Unique Thermoplastic Sheet with Inherent Anti-Static Properties

Engineered Sheet Products (ESP), a division of RTP Company, has developed a unique thermoplastic sheet with anti-static properties inherent throughout, providing permanent protection from the damaging effects of static electricity and dust. [More]
New Educational Resources from Malvern Provide a Valuable Grounding in Polymer Solution Characterization

New Educational Resources from Malvern Provide a Valuable Grounding in Polymer Solution Characterization

Following the highly successful webinar series ‘Polymer solution characterization’, Malvern Instruments has released two new white papers that provide practical advice about characterizing polymers and measuring the rheology of polymer solutions. [More]