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The report "Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Market, By Application (Packaging, Food Services, Bio-medical, Agriculture) & Raw Material - Global Tends & Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the global PHA Market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue and consumption. PHA market ...
In a search for the next generation of filtration materials, for use in devices such as gas masks, a group of US scientists has synthesised a series of porous organic polymers (POPs) bearing metal-catecholate groups. By changing the molecular building blocks the researchers were able to ...
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch, but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper, greener, "paint-on" plastic electronics. "This is for the first time a thin-layer, conducting, highly aligned film for ...
New room-temperature process could lead to less expensive solar cells and other electronic devices
Silicon, the material of high-tech devices from computer chips to solar cells, requires a surface coating before use in these applications. The coating "passivates" the material, tying up loose atomic bonds to prevent oxidation that would ruin its electrical properties. But this passivation ...
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. announced that it will increase the prices in the United States and Canada for all of its acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic and other polymers used in the adhesives, textiles, nonwovens and other specialty markets by 5 – 8 cents (U.S. currency) per ...
Ashland Inc. s responding to strong demand for Plasdone™ polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP) by adding new low-viscosity, pharmaceutical-grade PVP capacity at its manufacturing facility in Calvert City, Ky., U.S.A. The new capacity will further strengthen Ashland’s position in the market and will ...
UConn scientist's electrochromic lenses can be used in sunglasses and has captured the interest of the US military
A University of Connecticut scientist has perfected a method for creating quick-changing, variable colors in films and displays, such as sunglasses, that could lead to the next hot fashion accessory.The new technology also has captured the interest of the U.S. military as a way to assist ...
Iowa State University's Malika Jeffries-EL says she's studying doing structure-property studies so she can teach old polymers new tricks. Those tricks improve the properties of certain organic polymers that mimic the properties of traditional inorganic semiconductors and could make the ...
Dow Fabric & Surface Care received the “Best Innovation Contributor 2010” award from Henkel Laundry & Home Care at the 2011 American Cleaning Institute (ACI) – formerly the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) – Annual Meeting and Industry Convention, January 25 to 29, 2011 in Orlando, ...
Kraton Polymers LLC announced a general price increase in North America of 110 USD/t, or 5 cpp for Kraton SBS, and OE SBS polymers and compounds.Subject to the terms of any applicable contracts, these price increases will take effect February 1, 2011.