Writing in Polymers, a team of researchers from Rocket Force University of Engineering and Qingdao University of Science and Technology have published a paper investigating the use of artificial bee colony algorithms to predict rubber product life cycles.
Professor Runwei Li’s group at the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (NIMTE) has devised a nano-liquid-metal-based extremely powerful stretchable electrode (NHSE) for a variety of electronic skin (e-skin) functionalities, including human healthcare monitoring and human-machine interaction.
New research has been published with the aim of evaluating the processing and refinement characteristics of carbon black and graphene nanoplatelets within a matrix of nitrile butadiene rubber.
Researchers from Japan have prepared synthetic rubber which possesses identical tensile strength as natural rubber, with implications for the global rubber industry and the possibility of reducing reliance on this important natural material. Their research has been published online in ACS Applied Polymer Materials this week.
In a recent study published in the journal Polymers, researchers from China demonstrated a new method to recycle the waste produced by the rubber industry.
Electric vehicles (EVs) require cheaper, more effective, and longer-lasting batteries that will not burst while in use or pollute the environment if they are to become widely popular. The scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology believe that they have identified rubber—a common material— as a possible and beneficial alternative to the existing lithium-ion batteries in rubber.
R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. will reconnect with customers and colleagues at the International Elastomers Conference hosted by the Rubber Division, ACS in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from October 4 to 7 in Booth 1933.
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( Cranfield University ) Cranfield University researchers in partnership with Meditech Gloves, one of the leading manufacturers of high-quality examination and surgical gloves, have shown how energy savings can be made with the development of more sustainable, biodegradable, protein-free, natural rubber gloves.
Metals such as iron and calcium play a crucial role inside the human body, so it's no surprise that bioengineers would like to integrate them into the soft, stretchy materials used to repair skin, blood vessels, lungs and other tissue.