Around five decades, manufacturers believed carbon fiber to be a dream material. Individual fibers are thinner than a strand of human hair, but they can be twisted together and fused with a matrix material to form a lightweight composite harder than steel, twice as stiff, and exhibit good heat conductivity.
The yeast Candida albicans can cause itchy, painful urinary tract and vaginal yeast infections. For women in low-resource settings who lack access to healthcare facilities, these infections create substantial social and economic burdens.
A new study by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that wearing a face mask can safeguard a person and others from Covid-19, but the kind of material and how many fabric layers are utilized can considerably influence the risk of exposure.
Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announces that it has launched a new resin, NeoCryl® HP-4000 for the EMEA market, to drive the performance of wall paints for high-humidity areas. Thanks to its perfect water vapor permeability and excellent water resistance properties, as well as its low volatile organic compound (VOC) content, NeoCryl® HP-4000 raises the bar for aesthetic and functional performance, processability, and sustainability.
Carbon nanotube fibers are not nearly as strong as the nanotubes they contain, but Rice University researchers are working to close the gap.
YCOM and Bcomp have today announced the successful crash-test of a natural fibre Front Impact Absorbing Structure (FIAS) - the first of its kind.
Teijin Limited announced today that it has qualified its carbon fiber based materials Tenax®ThermoPlastic Woven Fabric (TPWF) and Tenax® ThermoPlastic Consolidated Laminate (TPCL) by Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corporation, one of the world's leading manufacturers of aircraft structural components.
A group of researchers has combined silk, which can be used safely in the human body, with artificial compounds. This breakthrough has brought the team closer to producing novel implantable composite materials that have the best characteristics of both.
NEC Corporation today announced that the Asia Direct Cable (ADC) Consortium is building a high-performance submarine cable connecting China (Hong Kong SAR and Guangdong Province), Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Taking a cue from membranes present in the body tissues of living organisms, researchers have constructed a novel membrane by integrating boron nitride with aramid nanofibers that are utilized in Kevlar.