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2013-07-16 23:00:48

With 80,000 machine components available from stock, polymer specialist igus® offers the right part for almost any application. Now design, maintenance and mechanical engineers who make special parts themselves can order the company’s high-performance plastics as bar stock. East Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) July 16, 2013 igus® has increased its range of available bar stock materials to include its proprietary polymers iglide® A350 and iglide J350. Blue iglide A350 is...

2013-07-09 23:17:56

Michelman has acquired Recklinghausen, Germany-based Ecronova Polymer GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based polymers used in the production of paints and lacquers. The purchase includes all assets, technology and manufacturing facilities. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 Michelman has acquired Recklinghausen, Germany-based Ecronova Polymer GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based polymers used in the production of paints and lacquers. The purchase includes all assets, technology and...

2013-07-01 23:19:50

MCP continues to expand portfolio of products to meet manufacturers product development needs. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. (MCP) continues to develop an extensive product line of Acrylic Polymer Emulsions to meet market demands. Also, the company has introduced a new line of natural/synthetic hybrids to align with market sustainability initiatives. Nonwoven manufacturers continue to seek binders that can help in the design of their new products....

Polymer Structures Serve As 'Nanoreactors' For Producing Nanocrystals With Uniform Sizes, Shapes
2013-06-12 14:09:01

Georgia Institute of Technology Tiny chemistry Using star-shaped block co-polymer structures as tiny reaction vessels, researchers have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions and architectures — including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor and luminescent nanocrystals. The technique relies on the length of polymer molecules and the ratio of two solvents to control the size and uniformity of colloidal...

2013-05-24 23:13:46

SAE International offers a three-volume book set that includes critical properties of polymer matrix composite materials that meet specific data requirements, as well as guidelines for design, analysis, material selection, manufacturing, quality control, and repair. Warrendale, PA (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 SAE International offers a three-volume book set that includes critical properties of polymer matrix composite materials that meet specific data requirements, as well as guidelines for design,...

2013-05-19 23:00:45

The global market in volume for engineering resins and polymer alloys and blends was estimated at more than 22 billion pounds in 2012 and is projected to increase to 28 billion pounds by 2018 after increasing at a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.4%. Asia comprises the largest segment with nearly 55% of the total market, followed by Europe and the Americas; over the next five years, the Asian segment will increase, but at a slower rate than the previous decade due to...

Physicists Discover New Kind Of Friction
2013-05-15 14:09:56

Technische Universitaet Muenchen Whether in vehicle transmissions, hip replacements, or tiny sensors for triggering airbags: The respective components must slide against each other with minimum friction to prevent loss of energy and material wear. Investigating the friction behavior of nanosystems, scientists from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have discovered a previously unknown type of friction that sheds new light on some previously unexplainable phenomena. Friction is...

2013-05-10 23:26:27

PCC (Plastics Color Corporation), a leading supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer technologies, continues to gain market share in California and throughout the West. The company recently announced the hiring of a second account representative to cover the region. Calumet City, Ill. (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 PCC (Plastics Color Corporation), a leading supplier of color concentrates, compounds, custom-functional masterbatches and other polymer...

2013-05-02 23:27:03

Plastics Color Corporation has published a new white paper that examines the application of antimicrobial plastic resins as a response to public, private and institutional demands for plastic products and product components that inhibit microbial growth. Calumet City, Ill. (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 PCC (Plastics Color Corporation), a leading supplier of color concentrates, compounds, additive masterbatches and other polymer technologies, has released a new research paper on antimicrobials 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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