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Novel Machine Recycles and Transforms Styrofoam into Reusable Pellets

Novel Machine Recycles and Transforms Styrofoam into Reusable Pellets

Entrepreneurs in Mexico have designed and developed a novel machine which can convert recycled styrofoam into rigid plastic pellets with a 97% conversion rate, which can then be used to manufacture plastic products. [More]
Hexcel Announces Investment in New RT Facility and Capacity Expansions

Hexcel Announces Investment in New RT Facility and Capacity Expansions

A ceremony was held at Hexcel’s Duxford, UK site today to celebrate the ground-breaking for a new £6 million R&T facility and additional investments for capacity expansions at the site. These investments will add up to 100 jobs to the Duxford workforce by 2017. Today’s ceremony was attended by Vince Cable, UK Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, together with Hexcel customers and site employees. [More]
DSM Receives Coveted Award for EcoPaXX High-Performance Polyamide 410

DSM Receives Coveted Award for EcoPaXX High-Performance Polyamide 410

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Material Sciences Company, announces a new award for its EcoPaXX® high performance polyamide 410. A lightweight multi-functional crankshaft cover in the bio-based polymer came top in the Powertrain category at the Society of Plastics Engineers Automotive Division Innovation Awards Competition and Gala in Detroit on November 12. [More]
Foldable MXene Polymer Nanocomposite Material Features High Strength and Conductivity

Foldable MXene Polymer Nanocomposite Material Features High Strength and Conductivity

Researchers have developed an advanced polymer nanomaterial that is electrically conductive, strong, and yet flexible enough to be folded easily. The material offers a new approach to improve aerospace components, flexible armor, water filtration, and electrical energy storage. The research was a joint effort of the Dalian University of Technology in China and the Drexel University. [More]
New Technique to Develop Affordable and Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells

New Technique to Develop Affordable and Highly Efficient Polymer Solar Cells

An international research team from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and North Carolina State University has discovered that high-efficient organic solar cells can be produced cost-effectively and in large quantities by applying temperature-dependent aggregation in semi-conducting polymers. The study was published in Nature Communications. [More]
Inexpensive Semiconducting Polymers Efficiently Transport Electrons

Inexpensive Semiconducting Polymers Efficiently Transport Electrons

A team of researchers led by Professor Henning Sirringhaus at the University of Cambridge, have discovered a new class of semiconducting polymers that can efficiently transport electrons despite their disorganised internal structure. Semiconducting polymers are used in flexible LED displays, solar cells and in printed electronic circuits. [More]
Royal DSM Combines Thermoplastics Technologies for Lightweight Automobile Natural Gas Tanks

Royal DSM Combines Thermoplastics Technologies for Lightweight Automobile Natural Gas Tanks

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, says a combination of two of its most innovative thermoplastics technologies has resulted in high performance pressure vessels that are ideally suited for use as lightweight fuel tanks for automobiles running on compressed natural gas (CNG) or hydrogen. With a solution for both the inner liner and the outer tape reinforcement, DSM is able to reduce the weight of the tank by up to 70%. [More]

Polycarbonate Sheet Technologies From Bayer Provide Security Without Restricting Design

Large, metropolitan regions are not only hubs for commercial construction, but they are also the areas that are most vulnerable to attacks and catastrophic losses from natural disasters, like tornados or hurricanes. W... [More]
Nanosfun Group Reports Method to Systematically Control Surface Functionality of Coordination Polymer Particles

Nanosfun Group Reports Method to Systematically Control Surface Functionality of Coordination Polymer Particles

Members of ICN2 Nanostructures Functional Materials Group published a series of works developing robust nanoparticles based on coordination polymers for application on theranostics (therapy + diagnosis). They opened a wide variety of possibilities into high added-value medical applications. [More]

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]