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Iridescent And Ultra Water Proof Material Created At Penn State
2012-10-16 04:29:43

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Read my exclusive interview with Professor Shu Yang about her research. Have you ever looked at a peacock´s feathers, a butterfly´s wing or an oily puddle on the road and wondered why they have those shimmering, vibrant colors? Unlike the colors you see in spring grass, an animals´ fur or fading autumn leaves, these iridescent hues are not the result of pigmentation but rather of a naturally occurring...

2012-09-17 06:24:13

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the second largest consumer of synthetic latex polymers in the world after North America, the combined states of the EU-27 consumed nearly 2.5 million dry tonnes of synthetic latex polymers, valued at over EUR 6 billion, in 2011, according to Synthetic Latex Polymers Global Series: Europe Business Analysis and Opportunities, recently published by global consulting and research firm Kline & Company. While consumption of polymer...

2012-08-20 06:22:36

PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The global polymer industry is at a strategic crossroads: as crucial industrial raw materials become more scarce, demand for those resources - or acceptable substitutes - is escalating at an unprecedented rate across multiple markets. Freudenberg Sealing Technologies (FST) has long been at the forefront of material research and development efforts to address changes in the polymer industry. FST, the world's largest producer of elastomeric...

2012-08-17 02:20:23

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, MINNEAPOLIS and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Aug. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have signed an agreement to develop technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. Presently, acrylic acid is produced by the oxidation of propylene derived from the refining of crude oil. BASF - The Chemical Company, Cargill and industrial biotechnology company Novozymes will develop bio-based technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable...

2012-08-15 06:21:37

SCHENECTADY, N.Y., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Starfire is pleased to announce the release of two new poly-carbosilane polymers, SMP-500 and SMP-800, both valued additions to the family of SiC forming pre-ceramic polymers. "These two polymers build on the proprietary chemical process Starfire uses to create its flagship product SMP-10, and offer customers additional processing options for their high temperature needs," said Howard Shen, Starfire's Chief Scientist and original creator of...

Clear Conductive Films Advance
2012-08-07 15:43:04

Thin, conductive films are useful in displays and solar cells. A new solution-based chemistry developed at Brown University for making indium tin oxide films could allow engineers to employ a much simpler and cheaper manufacturing process. In a touch-screen display or a solar panel, any conductive overlay had better be clear. Engineers employ transparent thin films of indium tin oxide (ITO) for the job, but a high-tech material´s properties are only half its resume. They must also be...

2012-08-01 23:11:53

MIT team discovers way of making perfectly ordered and repeatable surfaces with patterns of microscale wrinkles. The wrinkles on a raisin result from a simple effect: As the pulp inside dries, the skin grows stiff and buckles to accommodate its shrinking size. Now, a team of researchers at MIT has discovered a way to harness that same principle in a controlled and orderly way, creating wrinkled surfaces with precise sizes and patterns. This basic method, they say, could be harnessed for...

Solar Cells Could Produce Energy-Generating Windows
2012-07-22 06:34:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from a prominent California university have developed a new transparent solar cell that they say could be used to create windows which generate electricity. Writing in the journal ACS Nano, UCLA Materials Science and Engineering Professor Yang Yang and colleagues describe a polymer solar cell (PSC) which is capable of producing energy by absorbing primarily infrared light, not visible light. As such, this allows the...

2012-07-07 23:00:04

New standard acrylic office panels available. Southampton, PA (PRWEB) July 07, 2012 An experienced vendor of signage for various businesses and industries, OfficeSignStore.com is pleased to announce the addition of standard acrylic office panels to its offerings. Ideal for office lobbies, these panels provide a distinctive, professional look and easy installation options. These standard acrylic office panels join a variety of products already available through OfficeSignStore.com. A...

2012-07-06 02:20:32

DALLAS, July 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report, "Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA) Market by Application, Grade & Form - Global Trends & Forecasts (2012 - 2017)", published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the global Polymethyl Methacrylate application market is expected to be worth US$9.7 billion by 2017, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 6.5% from 2012 to 2017. The Asia-Pacific market was estimated to...