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New CU-Boulder technique could slash energy used to produce many plastics

16-Apr-2015

A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests.Approximately 80 million metric tons of polyethylene is produced ...

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IFF to Acquire Ottens Flavors to Strengthen North American Business

15-Apr-2015

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Henry H. Ottens Manufacturing Co., Inc.. Founded more than 130 years ago, Ottens Flavors is a privately-held company headquartered in Philadelphia, Ottens Flavors’ customer base includes a strong ...

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New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants

14-Apr-2015

You're going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big. A team of researchers, including Kyle Brinkman of Clemson University, developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The material could make batteries more powerful, change how ...

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Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries

13-Apr-2015

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now scientists report in the journal ACS Nano the development of a new, "green" way to boost the ...

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Carbon nanotube computing?

Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for many things - including use as a material in 'unconventional' computing

09-Apr-2015

As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors--the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we've come to rely on--are being hotly pursued.Inspired by the way living organisms have evolved in nature to perform ...

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Pall Corporation Acquires BioSMB Technology from Tarpon Biosystems

08-Apr-2015

Pall Corporation announces the acquisition of the BioSMB technology platform from Tarpon Biosystems. These chromatographic systems enable single-use, multicolumn chromatography for process development and are well placed for multiproduct and single-use facilities. “We are pleased to add this ...

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Aluminum battery from Stanford charges in about 1 minute

08-Apr-2015

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today."We have developed a rechargeable aluminum ...

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PPG Completes Acquisition of Automotive Specialty Materials Manufacturer REVOCOAT

07-Apr-2015

PPG Industries announced that it has completed the acquisition of REVOCOAT, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry, from the AXSON Group. Financial terms were not disclosed.“The addition of REVOCOAT to our automotive coatings business strengthens ...

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Seth R. Marder Receives 2015 MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award

Georgia Institute of Technology professor honored for chemical structure–property characterization of organic molecules

01-Apr-2015

The Materials Research Society (MRS) has named Seth R. Marder, professor and Georgia Power Chair in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, to receive the Mid-Career Researcher Award "for establishing ...

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Solving molybdenum disulfide's 'thin' problem

Research team increases material's light emission by twelve times

01-Apr-2015

The promising new material molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has an inherent issue that's steeped in irony. The material's greatest asset - its monolayer thickness - is also its biggest challenge.Monolayer MoS2's ultra-thin structure is strong, lightweight, and flexible, making it a good candidate for ...

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