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Covestro AG, Germany

Since September 2015, Bayer MaterialScience has been an independent company, operating under the new name Covestro. We continue to be a leading supplier of high-value polymers and innovative solutions for key sectors such as transportation, construction, electronics, furniture, sports equipment and more

Products Foams

Scientific Analysis of Liquid Foams

Our DFA100 measures foamability of liquids and foam stability as well as the liquid content and bubble structure of foam based on scientific methods more

News Foams

  • 3-D printing breakthrough for lightweight syntactic foams could help submarines dive deeper

    A team of materials scientists at NYU Tandon School of Engineering have developed the first process to 3D print components of syntactic foam, extremely strong and lightweight composites used in vehicles, airplanes, and ships. Their breakthrough holds particular promise for submarines because it will more

  • A dream of foam

    Oktoberfest in Munich is an exciting cultural event, but it is also a source of inspiration for materials scientists and engineers. Not the beer itself, but rather the beer foam is a source of inspiration. A good head of foam -- generally measuring about 1.5 cm and containing an impressive 1,500,000 more

  • Boron nitride foam soaks up carbon dioxide

    Rice University materials scientists have created a light foam from two-dimensional sheets of hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) that absorbs carbon dioxide. They discovered freeze-drying h-BN turned it into a macro-scale foam that disintegrates in liquids. But adding a bit of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) in more

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Videos Foams

How to Get Rid of Beer Foam Fast

So say you pour a beer but it’s all foam. Do you wait? Try to drink through it? Grab a straw. Just kidding. There is a better way. Find something oily like a french fry or a slice of pizza. Even your oily nose will work in a pinch. Get a dab of grease on your finger and swirl it through the foam ... more

Scientific Analysis of Liquid Foams

Reproducible, precise and process-related measurements A particular strength of our DFA100 is the exceptional reproducibility of foam height measurements thanks to an accurately controlled foaming process with electronic gas flow or stirrer control. The optical sensor measures the quantity of foam p more

Pop science: Stanford engineers stop soap bubbles from swirling

The spinning rainbow surface of a soap bubble is more than mesmerizing – it’s a lesson in fluid mechanics. Better understanding of these hypnotic flows could bring improvements in many areas, from longer lasting beer foam to life-saving lung treatments. more

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Infographics Foams

The Chemistry of Cocktail Foams

Ever wondered about the chemistry behind cocktails? If so, then this mini-series of graphics is for you! As part of the Pint of Science festival taking place in May, I’m running an event at La Raza in Cambridge (UK) looking at how chemistry can be used to make ‘molecular cocktails’. I’ve also create more

What Makes Shampoo Foam?

The third of the ‘Everyday Compounds’ series of infographics looks at sodium lauryl sulfate – a compound the majority of us encounter in our showers every day. What’s this chemical doing in your shampoo and toothpaste, why is it also found in engine degreasers, and why could it also potentially be u more

Events Foams

Course
13-03-2018
Hamburg, DE

Foam analysis seminar

Seminar content - A scientific, practical introduction - Characterization of liquid foamability and of foam stability - Liquid content and drainage - Foam structure and its dynamic changes - Considerations of interfacial rheology and its relationship to foam behavior - Foam analysis measurements of

Conference
19-06 – 20-06
2018
Pittsburgh, US

Polymer Foam USA 2018

AMI's global conference on foam technology and applications in thermoplastics and elastomers, Polymer Foam 2018, will take place June 19-20, 2018 at the Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, in Pittsburgh, PA, USA. In the past few years, ​concern for the environment and improved performance/cost ratio,

Webinar
On-Demand

Rheology Masterclass 2 – The basics of viscoelasticity

Rheology is defined as the science of deformation and flow and in particular refers to materials that show viscoelastic or non-Newtonian behaviour when stressed. Such materials include suspensions, emulsions, polymer solutions and foams to name but a few. Part 2 of this two part webinar series focus

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