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Royal DSM Launches New Stanyl Polyamide 46-Based High Performance Material

Royal DSM Launches New Stanyl Polyamide 46-Based High Performance Material

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, has launched an innovative new high performance material based on Stanyl® polyamide 46. This new material, Stanyl HGR1, reduces frictional torque in automobile engine timing systems and will provide OEMs with a very cost-effective tool for reducing fuel consumption. [More]
Research on Advancing Conductive Plastic Holds Promise in Health and Energy Sectors

Research on Advancing Conductive Plastic Holds Promise in Health and Energy Sectors

A breakthrough research by Washington State University’s assistant professor of physics, Brian Collins is paving the way for the creation of biological implants that have the capacity to communicate with the brain, to provide vision to the visually challenged or to control paralyzed limbs. [More]
Newly Developed Super Stretchy, Self-Healing Material Paves Way for Artificial Muscles

Newly Developed Super Stretchy, Self-Healing Material Paves Way for Artificial Muscles

An experiment conducted in the laboratory of Stanford University’s chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao has resulted in the creation of a super-stretchy material. It began when one of the Bao’s team members, Cheng-Hui Li was testing the stretchiness of an elastomer, which he had just synthesized. [More]
Recyclable, Sugar-Based Polyurethane Foam as Renewable Substitute to Conventional Ones

Recyclable, Sugar-Based Polyurethane Foam as Renewable Substitute to Conventional Ones

From stretchy spandex to cushy sofas, polyurethanes are widely used in several consumer products to ensure better comfort while walking, sitting, and sleeping. Once the products use has expired, most of these non-degradable materials are put on landfills. Reporting in the ACS Macro Letters journal, a team of researchers have discussed a potential way to decrease future waste - chemically recyclable foam produced from a novel sugar-based material. [More]
ELIX Polymers’ Natural Fibre-Reinforced ABS Receives 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award

ELIX Polymers’ Natural Fibre-Reinforced ABS Receives 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award

An innovative natural fibre-reinforced ABS developed by ELIX Polymers has picked up the 2016 Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award. ELIX ECO ABS-NF was specifically designed to fulfil some of the most demanding requirements of the automotive industry, and offers mechanical properties that are equal to or better than traditional glass fibre reinforced ABS. [More]
Royal DSM Introduces New Family of High Performance Polyamide 4T Materials

Royal DSM Introduces New Family of High Performance Polyamide 4T Materials

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, is extending its range of high temperature resistant bio-based polymers with the introduction of a new family of high performance polyamide 4T materials, partially produced from renewable resources, called ForTii® Eco. These new materials fit with the growing need of faster, thinner and more sustainable devices in the electronics industry. [More]
Synthetic Polymers Mimic Essential Qualities of Natural Proteins

Synthetic Polymers Mimic Essential Qualities of Natural Proteins

In an effort to design novel materials for energy applications, scientists have developed a unique system to make artificial polymers that mimic the ubiquitous proteins, which are nature's own polymers and are involved in all aspects of life. [More]
RocTool Officially Launches High Definition Plastics

RocTool Officially Launches High Definition Plastics

As the leader of Heat and Cool technologies for injection molding and composite processing, RocTool is launching a complete new approach for the brands and their suppliers in order to reach a new level of quality for plastic parts: the “High Definition Plastics™” [More]
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]