News - 1 Dec 2012
Turning lignin, a plant's structural "glue" and a byproduct of the paper and pulp industry, into something considerably more valuable is driving a research effort headed by Amit Naskar...
News - 22 Jul 2012
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) have for the first time developed a coating with a surface that repairs itself after damage.
This new coating has numerous potential...
News - 27 Apr 2012
Scientists have developed a new fabric coating that can actively shrug off dirt, acids, grease and other filthy matter. During testing they found that it had more water-repellent properties than...
News - 5 Apr 2012
BASF, a chemical company, has developed iGloss clearcoat that offers higher gloss and fewer scratches for an automotive finish when compared to conventional coatings.
Standard clearcoats used...
News - 31 Jul 2011
Ceramic Gas Products, part of the Mantec Group's Technical Ceramics Division, has just announced its very first independent order in India. Anchor Sanitaryware, one of India's leading brands...
News - 13 Jan 2011
Arkansas-based NanoMech, Inc. announced today that it has acquired Canadian Nano Technologies, LLC (Canano).
Canano provides custom engineered nanopowders designed to solve unique problems, adding...
News - 18 Oct 2010
Shurhold Industries, the leading manufacturer in the marine market of professional-grade cleaning products and tools, now introduces a new line of chemicals and hand-held tools for automotive use. The...
News - 14 Oct 2010
A team of Rice University and Lockheed Martin scientists has discovered a way to use simple silicon to radically increase the capacity of lithium-ion batteries.
Sibani Lisa Biswal, an assistant...
News - 30 Sep 2010
One of the most popular methods of covering surfaces with nanoparticles is the Layer-by-Layer method (LbL) known since 1997.
According to this method, a substrate is covered with subsequent layers...
News - 17 Jun 2010
SABIC Innovative Plastics today announced new scratch and abrasion evaluation capabilities - including new methods and processes - to differentiate, measure, test and prevent surface damage to...