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Biodegradable Polymer Grafts to Treat People with Metastatic Spinal Tumors

Biodegradable Polymer Grafts to Treat People with Metastatic Spinal Tumors

Using the idea of colorful "grow capsules" in water that blossom into animal-shaped sponges, scientists have created biodegradable polymer grafts. These grafts, when surgically implanted in damaged vertebrae, can grow to the required shape and size in order to fix the spinal column. [More]
Stanford Researchers Create Renewable Plastic Using Plants and Carbon Dioxide

Stanford Researchers Create Renewable Plastic Using Plants and Carbon Dioxide

A new method to create plastic has been developed by Stanford scientists, using carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. This method could provide a low-carbon substitute to the existing petroleum-based plastic bottles and other items. [More]
Foster Debuts ProFlex Styrene-Ethylene Butylene-Styrene for Medical Device Applications

Foster Debuts ProFlex Styrene-Ethylene Butylene-Styrene for Medical Device Applications

Foster Corporation, a leading supplier of polymer solutions for the healthcare industry, introduces ProFlex™ styrene-ethylene butylene-styrene (SEBS) for medical device applications. These polymers offer a low cost alternative to other thermoplastic elastomers with superior elastomeric properties. [More]
Researchers Establish Biorefinery System to Create Non-Natural Polymers from Natural Sources

Researchers Establish Biorefinery System to Create Non-Natural Polymers from Natural Sources

Renewable non-food biomass could potentially replace petrochemical raw materials to produce energy sources, useful chemicals, or a vast array of petroleum-based end products such as plastics, lubricants, paints, fertilizers, and vitamin capsules. In recent years, biorefineries which transform non-edible biomass into fuel, heat, power, chemicals, and materials have received a great deal of attention as a sustainable alternative to decreasing the reliance on fossil fuels. [More]
Invisible Cloaks Could be Possible in the Future with Innovative Meta-Skin

Invisible Cloaks Could be Possible in the Future with Innovative Meta-Skin

Engineers at Iowa State University have created a flexible meta-skin that is capable of shielding objects from powerful radar waves. This stretchable and tunable meta-skin utilizes a row of tiny liquid-metal devices to trap and suppress the radar waves at a specific frequency, and shields objects against the sharp radar waves. [More]
Scientists Share Insights into Wetting of Soluble Polymer Substrates

Scientists Share Insights into Wetting of Soluble Polymer Substrates

Cooks are aware of the fact that often lumps are created when powder is dissolved in a liquid, like that witnessed in the case of polenta in water or semolina in milk. [More]
Micro-Epsilon UK Launches Inline High Speed Colour Measurement System, colorCONTROL ACS700

Micro-Epsilon UK Launches Inline High Speed Colour Measurement System, colorCONTROL ACS700

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon UK has launched an inline high speed colour measurement system, which measures the actual colour of the target by identifying their coordinates in the colour space. [More]
Polyurethane Foams Directly Sponge Oil from Water

Polyurethane Foams Directly Sponge Oil from Water

A mechanical sponge with enhanced efficiency for clearing oil spills requires an interconnected structure, which allows water to flow through easily. Scientists from the Istituto Italiano di Technologia (IIT), Italy, have discovered the following findings, which have been published in the 2nd March 2016 issue of the Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics. [More]
Researchers Develop Heat-Reflective Coating for Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Windows

Researchers Develop Heat-Reflective Coating for Low-Cost, Energy-Efficient Windows

It has been estimated that 10% of the total energy utilized in buildings across the U.S. can be attributed to window performance, costing building owners around $50 billion every year, yet the increasing cost of retrofitting windows or replacing them with an energy efficient coating seem to be a major hindrance. [More]
VDI Congress: ELIX Polymers to Introduce ABS Plating Grades Portfolio for Automotive Industry

VDI Congress: ELIX Polymers to Introduce ABS Plating Grades Portfolio for Automotive Industry

ELIX Polymers, a leading manufacturer of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) resins and derivatives in Europe with a 40-year track record, will introduce its ABS plating grades portfolio at the VDI “Plastics in Automotive Engineering” congress in Mannheim, Germany (March 9th and 10th). [More]