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Scientists Study Molecular Scale Behaviour of Polystyrene Using X-ray Laser

Scientists Study Molecular Scale Behaviour of Polystyrene Using X-ray Laser

Scientists at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have explained the complex behaviour of polystyrene using its Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) X-ray laser. Polystyrene is a widely used polymer, namely in the manufacture of plastic cups and packing foams. [More]
Stratasys Introduces UV-Resistant Thermoplastic for 3D Printing

Stratasys Introduces UV-Resistant Thermoplastic for 3D Printing

Global additive manufacturing and 3D printing solutions provider, Stratasys, has introduced Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA) for FDM-based 3D printing. ASA is a thermoplastic material that is also UV-resistant. [More]
Innovative Method Makes Polymers for Sustainable Environment

Innovative Method Makes Polymers for Sustainable Environment

Industrial processes and consumption of fossil fuels release greenhouse gases, a major cause of global warming. An advanced membrane engineered by an international research team led by Easan Sivaniah at the Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) of Kyoto University can address this problem by eliminating greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. [More]
Researchers Develop Water-Resistant Porous Coordination Polymers

Researchers Develop Water-Resistant Porous Coordination Polymers

Kyoto University researchers have developed a new technique to develop water-resistant functionalized materials by forming external grooves on its surface. Their study acts as a guide for scientists to design similar materials for gas separation and energy storage applications. [More]
Magnetic Nanoparticles and Polymer Fiber Probes for Treating Neurological Disorders

Magnetic Nanoparticles and Polymer Fiber Probes for Treating Neurological Disorders

A group of scientists led by Polina Anikeeva, AMAX Assistant Professor in Materials Science and Engineering, recently developed polymer-based neural probes and magnetic nanoparticles to treat neural disorders like paralysis and Parkinson’s by stimulating the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. [More]
Renewable Initiative to Produce Biodegradable Bioplastics from Seaweed - SEABIOPLAS

Renewable Initiative to Produce Biodegradable Bioplastics from Seaweed - SEABIOPLAS

SEABIOPLAS, an FP7 project is working towards using sustainably grown seaweeds as feed for recyclable plastics. For attaining the EU target of 10% plastics being biodegradable plastics, it is very important to have large-scale production of biomass-based plastics. [More]
Tokyo Tech Scientists Synthesize Multicyclic Type of Polymers

Tokyo Tech Scientists Synthesize Multicyclic Type of Polymers

The synthesis of a multicyclic type of polymer for the first time provides insights for tailoring polymer properties as well as the mathematics of complex geometries. [More]
New Microporous Organic Polymer: The Next Step Towards Cleaner Energy Sources

New Microporous Organic Polymer: The Next Step Towards Cleaner Energy Sources

The path towards using new cleaner energy sources has been brought one step closer thanks to a research team at the University of Liverpool, who have developed a microporous organic polymer which demonstrates outstanding carbon dioxide adsorption characteristics. [More]
ProTec Polymer Processing to Highlight New Solutions for Materials Handling at Fakuma 2014

ProTec Polymer Processing to Highlight New Solutions for Materials Handling at Fakuma 2014

At this year's Fakuma trade show, the primary focus of ProTec Polymer Processing is on system solutions for the efficient, flexible, and economical handling of materials: for drying, conveying, and dosing of pellets and mill base realized using SOMOS® brand equipment and systems. [More]
New Report on Global and Chinese Perfluoropolyethers Industry

New Report on Global and Chinese Perfluoropolyethers Industry

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Perfluoropolyethers Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. [More]