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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]
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]