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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]
Forecast Report on Global Propylene Industry

Forecast Report on Global Propylene Industry

End-Use Sectors in Asia-Pacific to Drive Growth" 2014 market research report says worldwide polypropylene capacity increased at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 5.2% from 2003, reaching 65 million tons per year (mmty) in 2013, and is expected to continue rising to 86 mmty by 2018, at a slightly higher CAGR of 5.8%. [More]
Whirlpool Utilizes Polyurethane Insulation System with HFO Foam Blowing Agent for Refrigerators

Whirlpool Utilizes Polyurethane Insulation System with HFO Foam Blowing Agent for Refrigerators

BASF announced today that its new formulation of Elastocool® rigid foams utilizing Honeywell’s Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) is now being used by Whirlpool Corp. in a line of its consumer refrigerators – resulting in the first commercial polyurethane insulation system on the market that uses a low global warming potential (GWP) hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) foam blowing agent. [More]
Global Industry Analysis Report on Polyester Fiber Market

Global Industry Analysis Report on Polyester Fiber Market

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Polyester Fiber Market (Solid and Hollow) for Carpet & Rugs, Nonwoven Fabrics, Fiberfill and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. [More]