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2011-03-31 08:00:00

ST. LOUIS, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) announced today the newest addition to its Vanceva® Color Studio: Ocean Grey. The new glass interlayer product has a light transmittance of 61% and is perfect for a variety of safety glass applications, providing architects and designers with countless new design options for both indoor and outdoor applications. When properly laminated and installed, laminates made with Vanceva Ocean Grey interlayer can be...

2011-03-02 18:06:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP), a peer-reviewed journal published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, today published a major scientific article from researchers at PlastiPure, CertiChem, and Georgetown University, focused on quantifying and addressing the potential health issue of estrogenic activity (EA) in plastic products. The results of this study indicate that the large majority of commercially available...

2011-03-02 02:06:58

A team of scientists led by John Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide -- a light-yellow compound that can be used as a semiconductor. The new class of optical fiber, which allows for a more effective and liberal manipulation of light, promises to open the door to more versatile laser-radar technology. Such technology could be applied to the development of improved surgical and medical lasers,...

2011-02-22 10:58:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pyrex® brand and Food Network Chef and Editor in Chief of Semi-Homemade Magazine, Sandra Lee, have teamed up to educate consumers on 4 Simple Rules to cook with care when using glass bakeware. "I'm pleased to work with the Pyrex brand to share these 4 Simple Rules. I've been a fan of Pyrex products for many years - using them in my own kitchen," said Sandra Lee, Food Network chef and editor in chief of Semi-Homemade...

2011-02-02 10:35:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the nation's eyes on the biggest football game of the season this weekend, famed sportscaster Lesley Visser is partnering with Transitions Optical and sports vision specialist Dr. Larry Lampert, to raise awareness about healthy vision and its connection to sports performance among consumers across the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-02-01 00:15:44

DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has expanded a license to DigiGlass Pty, Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia, allowing DigiGlass to use DuPontâ“ž¢ SentryGlas® Expressionsâ“ž¢ digital interlayer technology worldwide in structural and architectural laminated glass products. Wilminton, DE (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011 DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has expanded a license to DigiGlass Pty, Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia, allowing...

2011-01-20 00:00:54

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Methyl Methacrylate markets. The global market for Methyl Methacrylate is forecast to reach 2.9 million metric tons by the year 2015. Key factors driving market growth include increased demand from electronics sector, and surging demand from developing markets, including Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. Other factors propelling market growth include growing popularity of polymethylmethacrylate resins in...

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2011-01-03 09:18:30

Everyone has heard that carbon dioxide is responsible for global warming. But the gas also has some positive characteristics. Researchers are now impregnating plastics with compressed CO2 in a process that could lead to new applications ranging from colored contact lenses to bacteria-resistant door handles. CO2 is more than just a waste product. In fact, it has a variety of uses: the chemical industry makes use of this colorless gas to produce urea, methanol and salicylic acid. Urea is a...

2010-12-08 15:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia (NYSE: SOA) announced today that it will upgrade its facility in Gent, Belgium to produce multi-layer rolls of Saflex® Q series advanced acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sheet for automotive applications. The expansion will serve growing global market demand for acoustic glazing, building on Solutia's current automotive acoustic production capacity in Santo Toribio, Mexico. (Logo:...

2010-12-07 05:28:00

Consumers Union Asks Consumer Product Safety Commission to Investigate Glass Bakeware YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A year-long investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that while hundreds of millions of glass baking dishes are used safely each year, hot glassware can shatter unexpectedly, sometimes causing serious injuries. The report details several stories of glass bakeware breaking and shattering, leading off with the story of a grandmother on Thanksgiving...


Latest Transparent materials Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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