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2014-06-10 12:21:43

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HEXPOL Compounding, a leading global provider of elastomer compounds, has solidified its position in the tire industry with the seamless and profitable integration of Robbins LLC into the HEXPOL family. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140609/116121 Robbins LLC is recognized as the leading manufacturer of quality envelopes and curing tubes for tires, as well as a leading U.S. rubber compounding company with a strong position in mining...

2014-06-09 16:25:13

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones touts its new silicone solutions for the medical market and its support of select long term implantable applications at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East Conference (Booth #2233), June 10-12, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Supporting Long-Term Implant Applications Bluestar Silicones announces it is expanding its silicone offering to support select long-term implant applications...

2014-05-12 08:24:49

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones will showcase its silicone solutions for textile and nonwoven applications, including a new flame and fire resistant elastomer, at the Techtextil Conference (Booth #1704), May 13-15, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Bluestar Silicones will introduce Bluesil(TM) TCS 7521, a flame and fire resistant silicone elastomer for coating fiberglass and other fire resistant fabrics that can be used as fire...

2014-05-05 16:22:02

New $140 Million Plant Capable of Recycling 10 Million Tires Annually HOUSTON, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bringing modernized, climate friendly recycling technology to the United States, the world's largest tire recycling company officially opened their new state-of-the-art tire recycling facility in Houston, Texas. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140502/83364 Genan, a global leader in the extraction and production of rubber granulate (crumb rubber), rubber powder and...

2014-05-05 12:23:47

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones will showcase its elastomeric and foam control silicone solutions for the oil and gas market at the Offshore Technology Conference (Booth #11906), May 5-8, in Houston. Bluestar Silicones will introduce its Bluesil(TM) RT Foam 3242, an innovative open cell silicone foam ideal for fire resistant and high temperature insulation applications. The company also is introducing its Bluesil(TM) ESA 7250, a two-component RTV...

Waste Sulfur Transformed Into Better Thermal-imaging Lens
2014-04-18 14:19:32

University of Arizona Sulfur left over from refining fossil fuels can be transformed into cheap, lightweight, plastic lenses for infrared devices, including night-vision goggles, a University of Arizona-led international team has found. The team successfully took thermal images of a person through a piece of the new plastic. By contrast, taking a picture through the plastic often used for ordinary lenses does not show a person's body heat. "We have for the first time a polymer...

2014-02-05 12:28:00

EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bluestar Silicones will showcase its silicone elastomer solutions for the healthcare and medical market at the upcoming Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West Conference (Booth #1547), February 10-13, in Anaheim, Calif. Featuring High Performance LSRS The company is broadening its high durometer liquid silicone rubber (LSR) portfolio, adding a 65 Shore A (ShA) hardness material to its high performance lineup. Silbione®...

Waste Sulfur Transformed To Improve Batteries
2013-04-15 11:06:40

University of Arizona A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led team. The new plastic has other potential uses, including optical uses. The team has successfully used the new plastic to make lithium-sulfur batteries. "We've developed a new, simple and useful chemical process to convert sulfur into a useful plastic," lead researcher Jeffrey Pyun said. Next-generation...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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