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N-Type Polymer Material Holds Promise in Energy Storage Applications

N-Type Polymer Material Holds Promise in Energy Storage Applications

The University of Houston researchers have developed a versatile electron-transporting polymer that is highly conductive. This has been a mystery to researchers for a very long time and this discovery holds promise in ultrafast battery applications. [More]
New Book on ‘Polymers from Plant Oils’ Released by Smithers Rapra

New Book on ‘Polymers from Plant Oils’ Released by Smithers Rapra

This book provides an update on the field of polymers derived from vegetable oils. It highlights the remarkable progress achieved in all aspects of the discipline over the last decade, ranging from direct exploitation of triglycerides to their conversion into novel monomeric species and their polymerisation (including the properties and potential applications of the ensuing materials). [More]
PVDF Incorporated with Carbon Nanotubes and Buckyballs Could Improve its Electricity Generating Properties

PVDF Incorporated with Carbon Nanotubes and Buckyballs Could Improve its Electricity Generating Properties

Walter Voit, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas) along with co-researchers has successfully incorporated carbon nanotubes and “buckyball” clusters in PVDF material to improve its electricity-generating properties. [More]
VICTREX PEEK Valve Plates Last Twelve Times Longer Than Steel in Reciprocating Compressors

VICTREX PEEK Valve Plates Last Twelve Times Longer Than Steel in Reciprocating Compressors

The efficiency and reliability of reciprocating compressors can be substantially improved through the use of valve plates made of VICTREX® PEEK. [More]
Chinaplas 2015: ProTec Polymer Processing to Highlight New Generation of SSP Tumble Reactors for Material Treatment

Chinaplas 2015: ProTec Polymer Processing to Highlight New Generation of SSP Tumble Reactors for Material Treatment

At this year's Chinaplas from May 20 to 23 in Guangzhou/China, ProTec Polymer Processing will present efficient and economical plant engineering solutions for material treatment of plastics. The highlights of the presentation are the completely revised new generation of the ProTec tumble reactor for selectively improving the properties of free-flowing plastics and the pultrusion technology used to manufacture long-fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFT). [More]
Carbon3D Presents its Novel CLIP Technology to Revolutionize 3D Printing

Carbon3D Presents its Novel CLIP Technology to Revolutionize 3D Printing

Carbon3D presented their novel approach to polymer-based 3D printing at the TED conference. It is believed that polymer-based 3D printing will pave the way for the industry to move forward from simple prototyping to 3D manufacturing. [More]
VDI Conference 2015: Trinseo Automotive to Highlight ENLITE Structural Polymers

VDI Conference 2015: Trinseo Automotive to Highlight ENLITE Structural Polymers

Trinseo, the global materials company and manufacturer of plastic, latex and rubber, is set to participate in the 2015 International VDI Conference “Plastics in Automotive Engineering.” The VDI Conference serves as an excellent opportunity for Trinseo Automotive, previously known as Styron, to showcase its top-notch engineering capabilities and commercial successes with key global automotive players throughout the industry. [More]
Injectable Polymer Strengthens Blood Clots to Treat Unseen, Internal Injuries

Injectable Polymer Strengthens Blood Clots to Treat Unseen, Internal Injuries

Researchers at the University of Washington (UW) have developed PolySTAT, an injectable polymer that has the ability to strengthen blood clots. This polymer can be injected as a simple shot and it seeks internal or unseen injuries and commences working on them. [More]
Pittcon 2015: TSI Incorporated Exhibits New PolyMax™ Plastics Analyzer

Pittcon 2015: TSI Incorporated Exhibits New PolyMax™ Plastics Analyzer

TSI, the leader in precision measurement instruments and chemical analysis solutions, launched the PolyMax™ Plastics Analyzer, a rugged, handheld tool specifically designed for identification of both light and dark plastics, at the recent Plastics Recycling Conference in Dallas, Texas. [More]
Functionalized Polymer Powder Enables Simpler, Faster Testing of Beer

Functionalized Polymer Powder Enables Simpler, Faster Testing of Beer

To guarantee a high quality of their beer, breweries monitor the production process very closely. With a new polymer powder, this monitoring will be able to be faster and simpler in the future. Manufacturers can also test drinks such as milk, juice, cola and red wine with the quick check. [More]