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Wyatt Technology Europe GmbH, Germany

Wyatt Technology is a leading manufacturer and provider of instruments for the separation and comprehensive characterization of macromolecules. The Wyatt toolkit for macromolecular characterization offers complete solutions for the analysis of proteins, polymers and particles with respect to molar m more

abcr GmbH, Germany

abcr. Gute Chemie. Your competent partner for the procurement of chemicals for science, research and industry for over 25 years. Versatile range in customized units from grams to tonnes and, therefore, ideally adapted to your processes. More than 250,000 products quickly and simply available in th more

Wacker Chemie AG, Germany

WACKER is a globally operating chemical company headquartered in Munich, Germany. Its portfolio focuses on silicone chemistry, polymer chemistry, fine chemicals and biotech products, polysilicon, wafers and hyperpure silicon monocrystals. In line with these core areas of expertise, WACKER has specia more

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News Polymers

  • Insulate Europe: Ceresana Analyzes the Market for Insulation Materials

    The catastrophic major fire at Grenfell Tower in London led to a public discussion about the safety of insulation material. This is a great challenge for the producers. Energy efficiency and insulation material will continue to be a trending topic in many countries with various state regulations and more

  • Simultaneous design and nanomanufacturing speeds up fabrication

    Design and nanomanufacturing have collided inside of a Northwestern University laboratory. An interdisciplinary team of researchers has used mathematics and machine learning to design an optimal material for light management in solar cells, then fabricated the nanostructured surfaces simultaneously more

  • Technique enables printable and rewritable color images

    A chemical process that allows color images to be printed on specially coated paper and then erased so that different images can be printed on the same paper has been developed by researchers at Rice, Yonsei and Korea universities. The technique makes use of structural colors, which have different p more

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Videos Polymers

New Polymers for Solar Power

As part of the 2015–2016 Fellows’ Presentation Series at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Scott T. Milner RI ’16 discusses current trends in solar power, how solar cells work, and how polymer-based materials may offer an attractive alternative to silicon. more

Curvature from planar polymer sheets in response to light

Researchers at NC State have developed a way to create curvature from 2D sheets using only light.The advance builds on earlier work by the same research team, which focused on self-folding 3-D structures. The key advance here is that rather than having the plastic fold along sharp lines – into s ... more

World's first directly light powered walking device

Scientists have developed a polymer film with liquid crystals, that can undulate under the influence of light. They clamped a strip of this material in a rectangular frame, and it goes for a walk all on its own when illuminated. This research, performed by scientists of Eindhoven University of T ... more

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Infographics Polymers

The Chemistry of the World Cup Football

A number of chemical materials are used in the manufacture of the Brazuca, the World Cup football. The majority of these materials are polymers; these are very long molecules built up from many smaller component molecules. A simple, everyday example is polyethene, used to make some plastic bags. Dif more

A Guide to Common Household Plastics

Plastic is everywhere in our day to day lives – but, of course, ‘plastic’ is just a catch-all term for a range of different chemical substances. This graphic takes a look at some of the more common plastics we encounter on a regular basis, and examines their chemical structures. Below, we’ll also ta more

The Chemistry of the EURO 2016 Football

This year’s European Championships are now well under way in France, and there’s already been some great football on show. It might surprise you to learn that some chemistry has also been taking centre-stage! The EURO 2016 ball is a triumph of materials science, and in this post we take a look at so more

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Events Polymers

Conference
05-09 – 08-09
2017
Vienna, AT

Danube Vltava Sava Polymer Meeting

The field of polymer science continues year after year to steadily advance fueled both by academic enthusiasm and by industrial pragmatism. The numerous environmental and economic benefits of polymers make these materials popular for manufacturers, fabricators and consumers within a wide range of di

Webinar
26-10-2017

DMA Master Curves and the TTS principle

The frequency behavior of viscoelastic polymeric materials is essential and has been investigated intensively by Williams, Landel, and Ferry. The time-temperature superposition allows the extension of the experimentally accessible frequencies from about 4 decades, up to about 20 decades. Individual

Webinar
26-10-2017

DMA Master Curves and the TTS principle

The frequency behavior of viscoelastic polymeric materials is essential and has been investigated intensively by Williams, Landel, and Ferry. The time-temperature superposition allows the extension of the experimentally accessible frequencies from about 4 decades, up to about 20 decades. Individual

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q&more articles Polymers

  • Modular biofactories at the cellular level

    Despite his love for complex molecular architectures, this „dyed-in-the-wool“ bio-organic chemist has never embraced the conventional segregation of synthetic polymers and bio­logical macromolecules. All molecules are composed of atoms, after all. Why make an artificial distinction? Why not simply combine these domains together? more

Definition

Coordination polymers

Coordination polymers Coordination polymer is the term given in inorganic chemistry to a metal coordination compound where a ligand bridge s between metal centres, where each metal centre binds to more than one ligand to create an infinite arr ... more

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