Saturday, August 17, 2019

Catalysts more efficient and environmentally friendly

By studying materials down to the atomic level, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found a way to make catalysts more efficient and...

New polymer films conduct heat instead of trapping it

Polymers are usually the go-to material for thermal insulation. Think of a silicone oven mitt, or a Styrofoam coffee cup, both manufactured from polymer...

A Revolutionary Change in Vehicle Panel Production featuring Sabic’s UDMAX™ Thermoplastic...

SABIC announced at JEC World 2019 a new, cutting-edge technology for producing lightweight, cost-effective and recyclable vehicle panels using its UDMAX™ tape, a unidirectional,...

kinetiX—designing auxetic-inspired deformable material structures

This paper describes a group of auxetic-inspired material structures that can transform into various shapes upon compression. We developed four cellular-based material structure units...

Economical way to produce high-performance thin films for electronics

Researchers at Missouri S&T have found an unprecedented, economical method for creating high-performance inorganic thin films, or “epitaxial” films, used in the manufacture of...

Shrinking the carbon footprint of a chemical in everyday objects

A new method for synthesizing the epoxides found in plastics, textiles, and pharmaceuticals could be powered by electricity. The biggest source of global energy consumption...

Chemical engineers first to functionalize boron nitride with other nanosystems

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have discovered a route to alter boron nitride, a layered 2D material, so that it can...

Toray Develops New PPS Resin with World’s Highest Flexibility Level

Toray Industries, Inc. (head office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President: Akihiro Nikkaku; hereinafter referred to as “Toray”) announced today that it succeeded in developing a new...

Dow completes separation from DowDuPont

Becomes a more focused and streamlined materials science company Launches with global scale and leading positions in three attractive consumer-driven segments: packaging, infrastructure...

Researchers tune material’s color and thermal properties separately

The color of a material can often tell you something about how it handles heat. Think of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering...
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