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2011-11-29 15:05:00

BATON ROUGE, La., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A collaboration between researchers from Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), Louisiana State University (LSU), and the Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD) has led to innovative new methods that will increase 3-D visualization of flame retardant and synergist components using element specific X-ray tomography. This research shows that it is possible to visualize key polymer additives in 3-D without damage to the...

2011-11-28 22:57:00

Controlling forces between oppositely charged polymers opens a new route towards creating vectors for gene therapy Gene therapy can only be effective if delivered by a stable complex molecule. Now, scientists have determined the conditions that would stabilise complex molecular structures that are subject to inherent attractions and repulsions triggered by electric charges at the surfaces of the molecules, in a study about to be published in EPJ E´, by Valentina Mengarelli and her...

2011-11-18 08:00:00

The University of Southern Mississippiâs School of Polymers and High Performance Materials has gained approval from the State Institutions of Higher Learning to offer an undergraduate degree in polymer science engineering, the first of its kind in Mississippi. Hattiesburg, MS (PRWEB) November 18, 2011 The University of Southern Mississippiâs School of Polymers and High Performance Materials has gained approval from the State Institutions of Higher Learning to offer...

2011-11-17 03:18:12

Scientists are reporting development and successful initial testing of the first practical "smart" material that may supply the missing link in efforts to use in medicine a form of light that can penetrate four inches into the human body. Their report on the new polymer or plastic-like material, which has potential for use in diagnosing diseases and engineer new human tissues in the lab, appears in ACS' journal Macromolecules. Adah Almutairi and colleagues explain that near-infrared (NIR)...

2011-11-16 09:30:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lehigh Technologies, manufacturer of sustainable, micronized rubber powders (MRP), announced today that William Schreiber, Technical Director of Plastics for Lehigh, has been appointed Board Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Plastics Environmental Division. According to SPE's Plastics Environmental Division, its mission is to provide and promote environmental stewardship of plastics materials. This Division is concerned with all...

2011-11-07 16:58:00

A new generation of lighter, stronger plastics could be produced using an intricate chemical process devised by scientists A new generation of lighter, stronger plastics could be produced using an intricate chemical process devised by scientists. Chemists working on the nanoscale — 80,000 times smaller than a hair's breadth — have managed to tie molecules into complex knots that could give materials exceptional versatility. By weaving threads of atoms into the shape of...

2011-10-20 17:00:00

New low-emission DuPontâ“ž¢ Delrin® 300TE acetal resin (POM) is the first impact-modified POM from DuPont Performance Polymers (DuPont) to meet the automotive industry's demanding requirements for the use of plastics in vehicle interiors. This extends the scope of application for Delrin® acetal resins in vehicles to include plastic components in interiors, where high resistance to impact load is required. Friedrichshafen, Germany (PRWEB) October 20, 2011...

2011-10-14 07:15:00

CLEVELAND, Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, intends to release its third quarter earnings on October 25, 2011 and host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. As part of the call, PolyOne will discuss its recent announcement to acquire ColorMatrix Group. Supporting materials will be made available on the Company's website the morning of the call. Teleconference:...

2011-10-06 09:00:00

DES MOINES, Iowa, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When giving your existing home a facelift, you know the importance of curb appeal. And while the look of wood is still very popular among homeowners, the continual maintenance required with fiber cement or wood siding often forces homeowners to choose between a natural wood look or something that requires less maintenance. "Wood siding rots, can cause mold, and it needs to be repainted or stained on a regular basis," points out Michelle Cook,...

2011-10-05 17:52:53

Chemical engineer Ms Inês Mariz has presented guidelines for obtaining better quality and more efficient latex, in a PhD thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). This involves a strategy which facilitates obtaining a more concentrated material without it losing its handling properties. In this way it is able to cover the substrate in question with fewer layers than is usual, it dries quicker, its formulation is more flexible and enables savings in...


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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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