A team of researchers recently published a paper in the journal Additive Manufacturing that demonstrated the feasibility of using three-dimensional (3D) printed polymer-based optical fibers for sensing applications.
Reinforcing lightweight foamed concrete (LFC) materials with plant fibers can make concrete a sustainable material. A new study investigates the effect of the incorporation of lignocellulosic fibers on LFC performance.
Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fibers and products converting company, announced today that it has developed a recycling technology using a new depolymerization catalyst to recycle colored polyester fibers without losing the quality of polyester fibers made from petroleum-derived raw materials.
In an article recently published in the journal Dyes and Pigments, researchers discussed the utility of photonic crystals (PC) to prepare carbon fiber substrates with structural hues.
EconCore, world leader in technologies for economic honeycomb sandwich production, has collaborated with partner Flaxco®, to develop and manufacture an innovative new thermoplastic honeycomb sandwich panel.
Writing in Materials, Researchers from the China University of Geosciences and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have investigated the resistance of basalt fibers to gamma rays, with the potential for manufacturing new nuclear shielding materials.
Writing in Polymers, a team of researchers from China have investigated the properties, applications, and challenges of 3D printed polymers for use as reinforcement materials in cements.
Researchers from three universities in Malaysia have collaborated on a paper investigating the effects of a mixture of pineapple fiber and hydrated lime on the compressive strength of granitic residual soil.
Writing in Polymers, a team of researchers from Oslo Metropolitan University and the University of Oslo in Norway have investigated the void content characterization and constituent components of composite polymer materials.
Shape-memory polymers are an emerging class of smart polymer materials that have been a research focus since the 1980s in the materials sciences. Writing in Polymers, researchers from Spain and Italy have investigated the synergic effects of electrospun fibers and shape-memory properties, with implications for the fields of biomedical sciences, sensors, smart electronics, and actuators.