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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...

2013-06-10 08:23:29

DUBLIN, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z2w4fl/polyethylene) has announced the addition of the "Polyethylene Glycol (PEG) (CAS 25322-68-3) Market Research Report 2013" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/z2w4fl/polyethylene ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Polyethylene Glycols(PEG) (CAS 25322-68-3) Market Research Report 2013 presents...

2013-06-05 08:27:06

Fitness Expert Ashley Borden and New-Skin® Provide Tips for a Safe and Enjoyable National Running Day TARRYTOWN, N.Y., June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Too many passionate runners are going to extreme lengths to meet their goals, with a new survey reporting that nearly one third of them resort to common household products like mouthwash, petroleum jelly and duct tape so they can keep running through cuts, scrapes and blisters. Determined to show runners a better way, fitness expert...

2013-06-04 08:23:38

AMSTERDAM, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantium, a renewable chemicals company, and ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH, one of the world's leading plastic converters, today announced their Joint Development Agreement for the development of PEF bottles. After The Coca-Cola Company and Danone, ALPLA is the third company to collaborate with Avantium on PEF, a bioplastic based on Avantium's proprietary YXY technology. The goal of these collaborations is to bring 100% biobased PEF...

2013-05-31 08:22:06

Promoting NEXAR(TM) Cooling Technology for Performance Fabrics HOUSTON, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers and other engineered polymers will present a paper and exhibit at Techtextil, June 11-13 in Frankfurt, Germany highlighting NEXAR(TM) polymer coatings. <cite>Kraton</cite> will be located in Hall 3.1 booth number J33. Dr. Richard Blackwell, Senior Scientist with...

2013-05-28 00:20:12

LONDON, May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Petrochemical industry analysts, ICIS Consulting, have today added a new Polypropylene (PP) US price forecast report [http://www.icis.com/chemicals/channel-info-about/price-forecast-reports/icis-polypropylene-pp-us-price-forecast-report/?cmpid=SOC%7CCHEM%7CCHPRI-2013-GLOBAL-NPL-USPPforecast_pressrelease&sfid=70120000000eGVl ] to their suite of specialist information tools. Based on extensive analysis of the volatile US polypropylene...

2013-05-24 08:23:09

TEMPE, Ariz., May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly released flagship enzyme blend, Fibrenza(TM), utilizes advanced technology in a time-release capsule that offers the benefits of enteric coatings, without the use of synthetic chemicals. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130524/PH20296) Systemic enzyme use is at an all-time high, according to Heather Lewis, Brand Manager at HCP Formulas. She attributes much of the increased usage to social media. "Ten years ago, systemic...

2013-05-17 16:22:26

HOUSTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc. (NYSE: KRA) announced today that Kraton's President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Fogarty will present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference on May 22, 2013 from 2:20 p.m. to 2:50 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast of this presentation may be accessed at: http://cc.talkpoint.com/gold006/052113a_gm/?entity=16_KKPGNTV or at http://www.kraton.com/ by selecting the Investor Relations tab,...