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2012-03-21 14:26:16

Researchers at the Public University of Navarre (UPNA) are taking part in a project for the design and manufacture of composite PVC materials based on nanofillings, the aim being to control and optimise the photostability thermal resistance and the permeation of gases of the plastic material.

Process Makes Polymers Truly Plastic
2012-03-16 03:21:58

Just as a chameleon changes its color to blend in with its environment, Duke University engineers have demonstrated for the first time that they can alter the texture of plastics on demand, for example, switching back and forth between a rough surface and a smooth one.

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2012-03-12 06:43:15

Researchers have reportedly developed a new method for printing two-dimensional polymer sheets that can be folded into three-dimensional creations by simply adding water.

2012-03-09 02:24:04

Inspired by nature's ability to shape a petal, and building on simple techniques used in photolithography and printing, researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have developed a new tool for manufacturing three-dimensional shapes easily and cheaply, to aid advances in biomedicine, robotics and tunable micro-optics.

2012-03-05 10:55:30

A polymer is a mesh of chains, which slowly break over time due to the pressure from ordinary wear and tear.


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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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