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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]
Quantum Silicones Introduces New Series of True Skin Silicones

Quantum Silicones Introduces New Series of True Skin Silicones

Quantum Silicones (QSi) now provide a new range of True Skin products available in three Shore A hardnesses: 30, 20 and 10. All of the grades are two-part, addition (platinum) cure silicones. [More]
Dow Corning's New Silicone Elastomer Products May Help Shape Future of Medical Device Innovation

Dow Corning's New Silicone Elastomer Products May Help Shape Future of Medical Device Innovation

Macro trends including an aging population, technological advancements and increased healthcare spending promise to boost global medical device industry growth by 6.1 percent annually over the next two years. [More]
Dow Corning to Deliver Free Webinar on Silicone-Based Additives for Plastics

Dow Corning to Deliver Free Webinar on Silicone-Based Additives for Plastics

Shawn Mealey, a Senior Industry Specialist for the Dow Corning Plastics Team, will present a free webinar aimed at improving the performance of polymers in compounding, processing, and product manufacturing, to air live on UL Prospector, October 1st, 2015 at 11 am (EST). [More]
Ultra-Soft Dry Silicone Rubber Features Tunable Softness to Mimic Biological Tissues

Ultra-Soft Dry Silicone Rubber Features Tunable Softness to Mimic Biological Tissues

Polymer chemists and physicists have developed an innovative way to produce an ultra-soft yet dry silicone rubber that has an adjustable softness to match a wide range of biological tissues. The study, which appeared on the cover of the journal Advanced Materials, holds promise in biomedical research and engineering. [More]
R.D. Abbott to Distribute Dow Corning® Medical Device Elastomers throughout North America

R.D. Abbott to Distribute Dow Corning® Medical Device Elastomers throughout North America

R.D. Abbott Company, Inc. (RDA) has signed a new distribution agreement with Dow Corning Corporation to distribute Dow Corning®medical device elastomers to manufacturers and fabricators in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. [More]
Researchers Discover the Best Kind of Rubber for Reliable Reproduction

Researchers Discover the Best Kind of Rubber for Reliable Reproduction

University of Leicester researchers have that for reproducing textured surfaces, rubbers with a more fluid formulation are more reliable than those that are thick and sticky. [More]
Nanoscopic Study of Rubber Friction on Road Surfaces

Nanoscopic Study of Rubber Friction on Road Surfaces

Bo Persson and his colleagues at the Jülich Research Center, have discovered new temperature and velocity-dependent properties of rubber friction on asphalt. [More]
Researchers Insert Lightweight, Thin Membranes in Aircraft Honeycomb Structures for Noise Reduction

Researchers Insert Lightweight, Thin Membranes in Aircraft Honeycomb Structures for Noise Reduction

Passengers have to deal with noise while flying in an airplane or helicopter. Researchers from North Carolina State University and MIT have partnered together to create a membrane which can be added into the aircraft structure to significantly decrease low-frequency noise that enters the cabin. [More]
Albright Restructures Organization to Better Suit Needs of Current Silicone Molding Market

Albright Restructures Organization to Better Suit Needs of Current Silicone Molding Market

Albright Technologies, a leading provider of silicone prototyping and low-volume production molding solutions, announced today a restructuring of its organization following a comprehensive evaluation of its workforce. The restructuring will pose the company to be better suited to the needs of the current silicone molding market. [More]