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2012-03-05 10:55:30

Squeezing polymers produces chemical energy but raises doubts about implant safety A polymer is a mesh of chains, which slowly break over time due to the pressure from ordinary wear and tear. When a polymer is squeezed, the pressure breaks chemical bonds and produces free radicals: ions with unpaired electrons, full of untapped energy. These molecules are responsible for aging, DNA damage and cancer in the human body. In a new study, Northwestern University scientists turned to squeezed...

A Rainbow In Your Hand
2012-02-25 05:53:24

In a single step, engineers create a rainbow-colored polymer that could open the door to portable, handheld multispectral imaging devices University at Buffalo engineers have developed a one-step, low-cost method to fabricate a polymer with extraordinary properties: When viewed from a single perspective, the polymer is rainbow-colored, reflecting many different wavelengths of light. Used as a filter for light, this material could form the basis of handheld multispectral imaging devices...

2011-12-30 21:00:00

SelectConnect Technologies and Val Tech Group partner to provide three-dimensional molded interconnect device solutions for conductive applications to multiple market segments. Palatine, IL (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 SelectConnect Technologies, Palatine, Illinois and The Val Tech Group, Rochester, New York have partnered together to provide three-dimensional molded interconnect device (3D-MID) solutions. 3D-MID are alternatives for flex circuits, circuit boards, wiring and connectors that...

2011-12-13 18:00:00

Polycarbonate industry is highly promising and prospective in the emerging markets â“ the material here is continuously in demand. The economic advanced in the developing regions impact the polycarbonate market immensely along with the fast growing end-use markets. In-depth analysis of the polycarbonate market and its future can be found in the new market research study âœPolycarbonate (PC) 2011 World Market Outlook and Forecast up to...

2011-12-05 10:15:00

SOUTH BEND, Ind., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heraeus Kulzer, LLC, the worldwide leader in dental esthetics, announced today that it has added the high-impact heat-curing Paladon ultra and cold-curing PalaXpress ultra fracture-resistant acrylics to its Pala line of denture-related products. The Pala division of Heraeus, which is the inventor of dental acrylics, is continuing to push the boundaries of prosthetic innovation with these two new products delivering superior...

2011-10-10 13:24:00

LOS ANGELES, October 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MPMN and PlasticsToday.com, both leading news and information providers for the medical device and plastics industry, today announced the launch of a new conference on Innovations in Medical Polymers, providing insights into the latest technological and regulatory developments in the use of polymers in medical devices. Having enjoyed sustained growth despite broader economic difficulties, the value of the global medical device...

2011-10-04 11:00:00

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on long fiber thermoplastics. Global consumption in the long fiber thermoplastics (LFT) market is forecast to reach over 313.4 thousand tons by the year 2017, encouraged primarily by myriad applications in the automotive industry. Revival of the auto industry after a recession-induced hiatus has been instrumental in driving growth in the LFT composites market, particularly in the manufacture of reinforced structural and...

2011-09-26 08:10:00

NEW YORK and LONDON, September 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICIS Chemical Business magazine is pleased to announce that Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC has been named the ICIS Company of the Year. "We congratulate Chevron Phillips Chemical for an outstanding and significantly improved financial performance in 2010, along with gains continuing through the first half of 2011," said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business. "We commend the company and CEO...

2011-09-22 17:00:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) announced today that Kraton's Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Stephen E. Tremblay will present at the Oppenheimer & Co. 6th Annual Industrials Conference on September 27, 2011 from 1:20 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast of this presentation may be accessed at http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/opco/industrials2011/42208243.cfm or at http://www.kraton.com/ by...

2011-09-15 16:29:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Advance Polybag, Inc. and Superbag Operating, Ltd. supported Hilex Poly's victory in the settlement with ChicoBag Company. Earlier this year, the two companies jointly filed a lawsuit with Hilex Poly to prevent ChicoBag from using misleading and deceptive information in its marketing of reusable bags. With Advance Polybag and Superbag's encouragement and to simplify the proceeding, Hilex Poly took the lead in settling the lawsuit through a mutual...