Article - 4 Sep 2001
Rigid parts of low weight possible, i.e. for the same rigidity, a foam of half the density of a solid needs only a 25% greater wall thickness.
Article - 1 Jun 2001
Polystyrene can be made into products with wood-like properties and appearance. These materials have potential application in building in areas such as flooring, cladding, and window and door frames.
Article - 11 Mar 2002
The unique properties of supercritical fluids have lead to their use in nanomaterial production for applications such as biomaterials, foams, high internal phase emulsions, lithography and metal...
Article - 14 Sep 2020
Polymer molecular weight (MW) is the weight of the macromolecule. Find out how to consistently assess polymer molecular weight.
Article - 19 Apr 2013
Solid foams are structures containing gaseous voids enclosed by a denser solid matrix such as metals, alloys or polymers.
Article - 12 Sep 2003
Smart or intelligent packaging is packaging that illicits a response to a stimuli. The concept is described, with applications and examples outlined. While some applications are a little way off,...
Article - 24 May 2001
Various thermoplastics such as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, fluoropolymers, polyamides, polyarylates, polycarbonate, polysulphones, thermoplastic polyesters and polyimides, polyoxymethylene,...
Article - 16 Apr 2020
BASF has successfully combined its diverse range of products with its application-oriented R&D to develop a composite flooring material with excellent shock absorption and high rebound properties.
Article - 14 Feb 2017
Thermoplastics are considered greatly significant, as they are roughly 80% of all plastics used around the world.
Article - 24 Jan 2014
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a common technique used to evaluate the whole life cycle of the product and this includes assessing how green the product is and what is the real environmental impact of...