News - 7 Dec 2008
Biomimicry – technological innovation inspired by nature – is one of the hottest ideas in science but has yet to yield many practical advances. Time for a change. Scientists with the U.S....
News - 27 Nov 2008
Plastics are everywhere in our modern world, largely due to properties that render the materials tough and durable, but lightweight and easily workable. One of their most useful qualities, however -...
News - 16 Dec 2005
Researchers at Harvard University have demonstrated that gas bubbles can exist in stable non-spherical shapes without the application of external force. The micron- to millimeter scale peapod-,...
Article - 19 Aug 2015
The performance and physical properties of polymers are mainly dependent on the characteristics of polymer molecules themselves. The behavior of the materials is influenced by the molecular weight and...
Article - 29 Jan 2015
The OMNISEC system from Malvern Panalytical is a sophisticated multi-detector GPC system, which integrates intrinsic viscosity (IV), ultraviolet (UV), refractive index (RI) and light scattering...
Article - 24 May 2001
Properties such as service temperature (max and min), heat deflection temperature and the Underwriters' Laboratory (UL) thermal index are defined and examples given. Thermal effects on the molecular...
News - 24 Jan 2013
Plastics have transformed modern society, providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers, depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health.
Rolf Halden, a...
Article - 14 Jul 2010
Master Bond's abrasion resistant systems are designed to offer superior quality and long term durability.
Article - 14 Feb 2001
Engineering thermoplastics are generally amorphous or semi-crystalline. The differences between these two types of materials are explained.
Article - 14 Feb 2017
A polymer is a chemical compound that contains a large number of identical molecular repeating units.