Article - 23 Apr 2001
Aluminium is one of the most abundant elements in the earths crust. The extraction, refining and environmental impacts of these processes are considered, as are recycling, and future product and...
Article - 5 Jun 2002
Additives can provide a third phase to polymer matrix composites in addition to the reinforcement and matrix phases. Such materials may include fillers, fire retardants or external additives which can...
Article - 26 Mar 2001
The chemistry of polyurethanes is covered, including the basic production of, raw materials such as isocyanates, polyols, polyethers, polyesters and pre polymers as well as common additives.
Article - 25 Sep 2001
Silicones are polymers with a Si-O-Si backbone. There are different types depending on functional groups in the structure and curing mechanisms. Key properties include thermal stability, chemical...
News - 13 Jul 2007
Asia-Pacific is expected to remain the fastest growing as well as the largest Bauxite and Alumina Market with a share of about 43% for 2006. Europe, the second largest market, is projected to register...
News - 23 Mar 2009
Future growth is expected in global demand for PVC, particularly in Asia, India and Latin America according to Jon Nash, Strategic Research Director at Applied Market Information. Construction...
News - 29 Apr 2010
PVC recipes are currently evolving to take into account legislation against the use of heavy metal stabilisers worldwide, trends in flame retardants and the controversies over the use of some...
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 - 17 May 2005
The major advantages of using aluminium are tied directly to its remarkable properties. This article looks at the properties of aluminium and aluminium alloys as well as production of and applications...
Article - 21 Jan 2019
This article discusses the different additives used with plastic.