News - 19 Aug 2008
In Europe, wood or concrete has traditionally been the material of choice for manufacturing the ties or sleepers that are used to support railroad tracks. Now, especially as a replacement for the...
Article - 13 Jul 2012
Master Bond EP21ND-LO is an exceptionally versatile system that passes NASA low outgassing specifications as per ASTM E595.
News - 6 Jul 2005
Turning plants such as corn, soybeans and sunflowers into fuel uses much more energy than the resulting ethanol or biodiesel generates, according to a new Cornell University and University of...
Article - 27 Mar 2002
The need and logistics for recycling of plastics is looked at. Cost, complexity, suitability, uses for recycled materials, collection, contaminants and their effects are all covered.
Article - 26 Mar 2002
The use of plastics and rubbers in building is increasing. Some applications such as pipes and gutters, roofing, cladding panels, anti-vibration mounts, sound insulation, thermal insulation and window...
Article - 7 Sep 2001
Electron beam curing is a viable and advantageous alternative to thermal curing for polymer matrix composites. Although it requires special materials it is faster, cheaper, can be used on thicker...
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.
News - 7 Apr 2014
Visitors to the 2014 American Coatings Conference and Show in Atlanta, Georgia can explore how BASF chemistry can enhance formulations in the coatings industry. BASF will showcase its technologies and...
Article - 17 Feb 2020
Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, began as a way of producing small 3D objects for personal use and was seen as a novelty. However, as the years have gone on, the capabilities of...
Article - 3 Sep 2019
This article discusses how fiber reinforced plastics are used as an alternative material for mountain bridges.