Article - 21 Aug 2002
Remelting aluminium requires only 5% of the energy required to produce virgin aluminium. The environmental friendliness of aluminium foil is examined including issues such as recycling, benefits of...
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 - 3 Apr 2002
While platinum is best known as a precious metal and use in jewellery and as an investment, it has several other key uses. Some of these include catalysts for automotive and chemical applications,...
Article - 13 Mar 2002
Steel will corrode in most environments. Its behaviour in concrete is addressed. Aspects such as the concrete environment, factors affecting corrosion rates, production realities, deterioration...
Article - 7 Nov 2001
Glass is term used to describe various non-crystalline solids. It encompasses materials such as vitreous silica, sodium silicate, crystal, borosilicate, opal, phosphate and chalcogenide glasses as...
Article - 31 Oct 2001
Vinyl flooring is incredibly practical and versatile being used in domestic and commercial applications. It can cope with high traffic and hospital conditions.
Article - 26 Oct 2001
Vinyl has many uses in cars and is used for several reasons. Some include cost advantages, environmental reasons and recyclability. Some applications include body mouldings, under bonnet wiring,...
Article - 5 Sep 2001
Contains a general overview of the polymer Polytetrafluoroethylene including relative advantages, disadvantages and applications, together with a table of typical properties.
Article - 27 Aug 2001
Surface treatments such as ion implantation, ion beam mixing, laser processing, PVD, CVD and laser alloying are being applied to monolithic ceramic materials to improve surface properties so that they...
Article - 31 Jul 2001
Diamond-like coatings are carbon films with high hardness, high resistivity and dielectric and optical properties. Deposition by plasma CVD, ion beam and closed field unbalanced magnetron sputter ion...