R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott), a full-service elastomers supplier and materials science company, will showcase material advancements and process innovations for the transportation industry at the Plastics and Rubber in Automotive Conference in Novi, Michigan, on January 14 and 15.
R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott), a full-service elastomers supplier and materials science company, has signed a new distribution agreement with ARLANXEO, a world-leading synthetic rubber company, to expand its distribution of ARLANXEO’s High Performance Elastomers (HPE) nationwide to the continental United States.
Polymers that contain plastics play a vital role in modern life. Since they are strong, lightweight, and unreactive, a wide array of technologies rely on them.
Researchers from Rice University have developed a novel rubbery, shape-shifting material that is capable of morphing from one advanced form to another on demand.
The pads in the astonishingly sticky feet of geckos are covered with setae—microscopic, hairlike structures with special physical and chemical composition and high flexibility that enable the lizard to grip ceilings and walls with ease.
A research team at the University of Leeds has identified the first artificial material that thickens at the molecular level upon stretching. The researchers found that the novel, non-porous material exhibits special and inherent “auxetic” stretching characteristics.
Scientists at Tufts University School of Engineering have created magnetic elastomeric composites that move in various ways when exposed to light, raising the probability that these materials could enable a broad range of products that perform simple-to-complex movements, from miniature engines and valves to solar arrays that tilt toward the sunlight.
The “from trash to treasure” concept is valid because food waste is transformed into garden fertilizer - could compost be used as more than a fertilizer?
Engineers at the Iowa State University have developed a novel smart, responsive material that is capable of stiffening up like a worked-out muscle.
A distinctive experimental instrument has been developed by army and MIT scientists to better investigate the durability of robust and high-performance polymeric materials with the ability to self-strengthen when they are subjected to high impact.