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2013-07-12 23:18:19

MCP's Rovene 6119 is based on new proprietary technology that has outstanding toughness. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Mallard Creek Polymers, Inc. (MCP) continues to expand the markets for the company’s extensive product line of Acrylic Polymer Emulsions. The most recent success comes from Performance Coatings R&D and sales personnel focus on new synthetic emulsion polymers for elastomeric coatings for roofs, walls, etc. This effort has resulted in the introduction of...

2013-07-11 16:21:48

HOUSTON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, announces that it has scheduled a conference call on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss Second Quarter 2013 financial results. The company expects to release its results after market close on Wednesday, July 31, 2013. Kraton invites you to listen to the conference call, which will be...

2013-07-11 15:50:39

Researchers from the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute in Nehru Marg, India have added another piece to the puzzle of how to synthesize an artificial nicotine receptor. Nicotine – the infamous principal component of tobacco – is responsible for smoking addition due to specific receptors in the brain that trigger the dopamine reward system. One of the most long-lasting goals of biomedical science and technology is to design and synthesize...

2013-07-10 14:51:45

In Bolivia, in the largest continuous salt desert in the world, researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia have found a bacterium that stores large amounts of PHB, a prized polymer. This biodegradable plastic is used by the food and pharmaceutical industries, for example to produce nanospheres to transport antibiotics. In the quest for natural polymers to substitute for petroleum-based plastics, scientists have recently discovered that a microorganism in South America...

2013-06-25 12:22:46

FORLÌ, Italy, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Located in Lebanon, Tennessee, SO.F.TER. U.S. will offer the U.S. market a comprehensive product range, with personalized services and strong customer focus The SO.F.TER. GROUP, one of the world's largest independent compounders with headquarters in Forli, Italy, announces the construction of a new operation in the United States. The new business, based in Lebanon, Tennessee, will be dedicated to the production, development...

2013-06-25 08:23:06

ALBANY, New York, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) has released its latest market report, titled, "Natural Polymers (Cellulose Ethers, Starch and Fermentation Products, Protein Based Polymers and Others) Market for Medical, Food and Beverage and Oilfield Applications - U.S. Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," which observes that the natural polymers demand in 2012 was...

2013-06-24 23:24:42

Close collaboration with customers ensures that consumer safety challenges are met through the development of innovative solutions based on DuPont’s high-performance polymers and elastomers. Geneva (PRWEB) June 23, 2013 DuPont Performance Polymers has reaffirmed its commitment to consumer safety by expanding its industry-leading product portfolio to meet the demanding requirements of the electrical/electronics, food processing and healthcare industries. Close collaboration with...

2013-06-18 12:20:32

Breakthrough technology effectively eliminates microorganisms on devices INDIANAPOLIS, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty Coating Systems is pleased to announce a significant breakthrough in Parylene coating technologies: SCS microRESIST(TM) Antimicrobial Parylene Technology. SCS microRESIST combines the benefits of Parylene with antimicrobial properties to effectively eliminate harmful microorganisms on coated devices and components. (Logo:...

2013-06-17 08:23:05

DUBLIN, Ireland, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/96d8dh/thermoplastic ) has announced the addition of the "Thermoplastic Elastomers Market By Types (SBC, TPO, TPV, TPU, COPE, PEBA), Applications & Geography Trends & Forecasts To 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/96d8dh/thermoplastic ] report to their offering. A thermoplastic material softens, shows plastic property, when heated, but...

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...