Article - 24 Jan 2003
Boron is a light element which will react with metals to form borates. Its occurrence, applications, atomic properties, isotope distribution, ionisation potential, physical properties, electrical...
Article - 10 Jul 2002
Castor oil is a plant extract consisting primarily of ricinoleic acid. It can be processed into derivitives that have similar chemical properties to petrochemical based oils. Sources, characteristics,...
Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.
Article - 2 May 2002
Fumed silica is a useful additive for liquid and solid systems. It provides useful rheological properties such as thixotropy and controlled drying as well as hindering the settling of pigments. It...
Article - 14 Jan 2002
Nanophase Technologies Corp have released a new range of zinc oxide nanoparticles. Available in 3 sizes (others available on request), the powders are suited to electronics and personal care, with...
Article - 11 Jan 2002
Two main types of titanium dioxide are used industrially, rutile and anatase. Due to poor mechaincal properties they are generally used for optical properties as pigments for paints, plastics, ceramic...
Article - 11 Oct 2001
There are several surface coating technologies available for tool steels. These surface coatings are used in applications such as drills, taps, reamers, shank cutters, bore cutters, dies, and milling...
Article - 17 Sep 2001
Electroactive polymers (EAPs) are those, which respond to external electrical stimulation by displaying a significant shape or size displacement. They have shown promise to mimic the movements of...
Article - 7 Sep 2001
Good combination of tensile strength and flexural modulus combined with the best electrical characteristics of PPS grades.
Article - 29 Aug 2001
Relative advantages, disadvantages and applications are listed together with a table of typical properties.