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2012-05-01 14:21:49

HOUSTON, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Polymers LLC (together with its direct and indirect subsidiaries, "Kraton"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or "SBCs," announces a general price increase in Europe, Africa and the Middle East of Euro 250/MT for all Kraton SIS and SIBS polymers and compounds. Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect June 1, 2012. About Kraton Polymers Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE:...

2012-04-30 06:27:58

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The speed with which your smart phone reacts to your touch as you swipe it is governed by the rate at which electrical charges move through the various display components. Scientists from Imperial College London (ICL) have collaborated with colleagues at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) to produce organic thin-film transistors (OTFTs) that consistently achieve record-breaking carrier mobility through...

2012-04-24 22:44:28

Findings may offer clues to superior performance and guide synthesis of materials with improved properties Detailed studies of one of the best-performing organic photovoltaic materials reveal an unusual bilayer lamellar structure that may help explain the material's superior performance at converting sunlight to electricity and guide the synthesis of new materials with even better properties. The research, published in Nature Communications April 24, 2012, was conducted by scientists at...

2012-04-23 23:03:06

Joint agreement establishes PCC as primary manufacturer and marketer of EcoPure® bio additive in North America. EcoPure promotes biodegradation of traditional polymer systems in biologically active landfills. Calumet City, IL (PRWEB) April 23, 2012 PCC (Plastics Color Corporation), a leading supplier of color concentrates, compounds, and additive masterbatches for the plastics industry, has signed a joint agreement with Bio-Tec Environmental LLC, Albuquerque, N.M., developer of...

Stable Electrodes For Improving Printed Electronics
2012-04-23 03:33:07

Method could pave way for lower cost, more flexible devices Imagine owning a television with the thickness and weight of a sheet of paper. It will be possible, someday, thanks to the growing industry of printed electronics. The process, which allows manufacturers to literally print or roll materials onto surfaces to produce an electronically functional device, is already used in organic solar cells and organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) that form the displays of cellphones. Although...

2012-04-20 06:21:01

CLEVELAND, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, intends to release its first quarter 2012 earnings on May 3, 2012 and host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Teleconference: May 3, 2012 at 9 a.m. ET Dial-in number: Domestic: 866-543-6403 International: 617-213-8896 Pass code: 24398933...

2012-04-10 22:21:50

LONDON, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the responsive polymer for bio-medical application market, Frost & Sullivan recognises CIS Pharma with the 2011 European Frost & Sullivan Technology Innovation Award for its unique Cellophil(TM) bio-medical polymer technology. "This novel temperature-responsive polymer, based on bi-functional amino-acids, exhibits superior biocompatibility, while resolving biocompatibility issues such as bio-film and...

2012-04-10 06:21:08

HOUSTON, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: "KRA"), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers or SBCs, announces the first commercial sale and application of its highly modified asphalt (HiMA) technology in the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120410/DA83396) The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (DOT) is using Kraton Polymers' HiMA technology in a two-mile rehabilitation project on Interstate 40 in Caddo...

2012-04-04 14:30:01

A method to speed up gunshot residue detection and another capable of identifying antipsychotics in the brain are the latest pieces of work of the Metabolomips group of the University of the Basque Country The University of the Basque Country's (UPV/EHU) METABOLOMIPs group develops analytical methods to help characterize different types of substances, and focuses on the forensic sciences, in particular. For example, they have just developed a methodology for detecting gunshot residues...

2012-03-27 10:20:43

SOUTHBURY, Conn. and ATLANTA, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE: GGC) and Galata Chemicals today announced a collaborative effort to develop a line of flexible bio-based PVC compounds containing Drapex® Alpha, a primary plasticizer produced from renewable feedstocks by Galata Chemicals. "Georgia Gulf is one of the leading technology companies in the vinyl industry, and we have used our decades of experience producing engineered vinyls to develop a line of...


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Synthetic Metals
2012-05-17 14:54:38

Synthetic Metals is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by Elsevier. It covers all aspects of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials. It is an international medium for the rapid publication of original research papers, short communications and subject reviews dealing with research on and applications of electronic polymers and electronic molecular materials including novel carbon architectures. Original manuscripts on chemical, electrochemical, electrical, photonic...

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