Article - 4 Sep 2003
A biopolymer manufactured by Cargill Dow is gaining in popularity. Manufactured from corn, a renewable resource, it offers several advantages over petroleum-based polymers. The advantages and...
Article - 12 Jul 2005
Sharp have developed a technology that allows them to use waste plastic (polypropylene and polystyrene) and blend it with a plant-based polymer which will reduce the demand for petroleum based...
Article - 27 Sep 2004
Toyota has developed a biodegradable plastic based on sweet potatoes, sugar cane and corn which are used to make polylactics acid. Potential applicatiosn for this material are mentioned. This material...
Article - 24 May 2012
After being severely and quasi-plastically distorted, shape memory materials (SMMs) are able to recover their original shape when a right stimulus is applied. This phenomenon is known as the shape...
Article - 27 Nov 2001
Fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) concrete provides an alternative to steel reinforced concrete. It overcomes corrosion problems, possesses high strength and low stiffness and cracks in the matrix are...
Article - 14 Nov 2016
AZoM spoke to Bernd Kleinpass and Peter Mallaun of Plansee about the important differences between hot zones that purchasers should be aware of, the new range of hot zones they have developed, and...
Article - 29 May 2013
With the launch of the 2013 Fusion, Ford Motor Company has taken a giant leap for green motoring by incorporating recycled materials in mass production cars globally for the first time.
Article - 29 Jun 2012
The Unified Numbering System for metals and alloys is a composition-based system of commercial metals and alloys. TYhis article outlines the UNS designations for precious metals and alloys.
Article - 28 Jun 2012
ASTM A36 is the most commonly used mild and hot-rolled steel. It has excellent welding properties and is suitable for grinding, punching, tapping, drilling and machining processes.
Article - 12 Jun 2012
Since prehistoric days, humans have been aware of the presence of carbon. When the cave people made a fire, they saw the formation of smoke.