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Victrex Announces New Aerospace Bracket Technology for Lower Fuel and Manufacturing Costs Specified for Use on Bombardier Aircraft

A new bracket technology suitable for use in hydraulic and fuel brackets for the wings, center box and fuel tanks of aircraft can result in significant weight reduction of at least 40% compared to metals. Enhancing th... [More]
Biopolymer Company, MHG Enters Agreement with The University of Georgia

Biopolymer Company, MHG Enters Agreement with The University of Georgia

Dr. Paul Pereira, CEO and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors at MHG is pleased to announce the company has increased their research and development capabilities by opening their own specialty labs and gaining access to equipment at the University of Georgia. [More]
ORNL Researchers Develop Temperature-Controlled Shape-Memory Polymer

ORNL Researchers Develop Temperature-Controlled Shape-Memory Polymer

A research team from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Washington State University and the University of Idaho has succeeded in developing a shape-memory polymer that can change from its original shape, through a sequence of temporary shapes, before finally returning back to its initial form. [More]
ESP Develops Unique Thermoplastic Sheet with Inherent Anti-Static Properties

ESP Develops Unique Thermoplastic Sheet with Inherent Anti-Static Properties

Engineered Sheet Products (ESP), a division of RTP Company, has developed a unique thermoplastic sheet with anti-static properties inherent throughout, providing permanent protection from the damaging effects of static electricity and dust. [More]
New Educational Resources from Malvern Provide a Valuable Grounding in Polymer Solution Characterization

New Educational Resources from Malvern Provide a Valuable Grounding in Polymer Solution Characterization

Following the highly successful webinar series ‘Polymer solution characterization’, Malvern Instruments has released two new white papers that provide practical advice about characterizing polymers and measuring the rheology of polymer solutions. [More]
Igus to Highlight New Tribopolymer Materials at Plastics Design & Moulding 2015

Igus to Highlight New Tribopolymer Materials at Plastics Design & Moulding 2015

Plastic materials specialist igus® will be showcasing a range of its new tribopolymer materials for the plastics design and moulding industry at this year’s Plastics Design & Moulding (PDM) event, taking place in Telford on 16th – 17th June. [More]
Rice University Researchers Induce Superplasticity in 2D Materials

Rice University Researchers Induce Superplasticity in 2D Materials

Researchers from Rice University have been analyzing the characteristics of a 2D dichalcogenide - molybdenum disulfide - and discovered that its atomically thin layers could adopt the characteristics of plastic in the presence of a sulfur-infused gas at a specific pressure and temperature. [More]
Graft-Copolymer Micelles-Based Transparent, Non-Wettable, Anti-Graffiti, Wear-Resistant Coatings

Graft-Copolymer Micelles-Based Transparent, Non-Wettable, Anti-Graffiti, Wear-Resistant Coatings

Requirements for anti-smudge coatings are tough: They should be invisible, thin, repel any possible contaminant while not affecting the desired properties of the substrate, and they should be highly durable. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, Canadian scientists now present a new coating approach based on graft-copolymer micelles embedded in a polyurethane (PU) polymer. A coating based on these micelles has constant surface properties, even after extensive wear. [More]
Smithers Rapra Publishing Releases New Book on Chemistry and Processing of Recycled Polymers

Smithers Rapra Publishing Releases New Book on Chemistry and Processing of Recycled Polymers

The increasing consumption of different kinds of polymer based materials results in huge amount of waste materials. Once the polymers have fulfilled the function for which they have been manufactured, they are disposed of in landfills in large amounts each year, which is incompatible with current environmental goals. The disposal of polymer based plastics such as incineration and landfill results in environmental pollution and land occupation. [More]
New OMNISEC from Malvern Instruments Brings Unmatched Performance in the Analysis of Synthetic Polymers

New OMNISEC from Malvern Instruments Brings Unmatched Performance in the Analysis of Synthetic Polymers

The unrivalled performance of OMNISEC, Malvern Instruments’ new gel permeation chromatography/size exclusion chromatography (GPC/SEC) system, is demonstrated in a series of recently released application notes which highlight the sensitivity of the system in synthetic polymer analysis. [More]