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PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany

Polymer Standards Service GmbH is known as the specialist for polymer synthesis and characterisation using gel permeation chromatography (GPC) aka as size exclusion chromatography (SEC). Major products are high resolution GPC/SEC columns, reference standards, WinGPC Unity Macromolecular Chromatograp more

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

Teclis Instruments, France

TECLIS INSTRUMENTS has been the market leader in innovative instruments for surface and interface physico-chemistry since 1991 (formerly IT CONCEPT). TECLIS INSTRUMENTS designs, manufactures and markets equipment, and provides analysis to characterize dispersed systems such as foams and emulsions. more

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Products Polymers

Break-through in High Temperature Polymer Separation Technology

The AF2000 HT Series is the world's first commercial HTFFF instrument available and was invented and patented by Postnova Analytics. High Temperature Field-Flow Fractionation is a brand new technology ideally suited for the advanced separation of high molar mass polymers, such as polyethylene and polypropylene. more

News Polymers

  • New theory overcomes a longstanding polymer problem

    All polymers have a distinctive degree of elasticity — how much they will stretch when a force is applied. However, for the past 100 years, polymer scientists have been stymied in their efforts to predict polymers’ elasticity, because the materials usually have structural flaws at the molecular leve more

  • 'Materials that compute' advances as engineers demonstrate pattern recognition

    The potential to develop "materials that compute" has taken another leap at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering, where researchers for the first time have demonstrated that the material can be designed to recognize simple patterns. This responsive, hybrid material, powered b more

  • 'Helix-to-Tube,' a simple strategy to synthesize covalent organic nanotubes

    Kaho Maeda, Dr. Hideto Ito, Professor Kenichiro Itami of the JST-ERATO Itami Molecular Nanocarbon Project and the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) of Nagoya University, and their colleagues have reported on the development of a new and simple strategy, "helix-to-tube" to synthesize c 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

Soap That Slides Off the Bottle

You thought getting ketchup out of a bottle was hard? Ohio State University researchers have tackled an even harder problem: getting shampoo out of a bottle. The chemicals that make soap “soapy” also make them stick to plastic, but here a microscopic coating makes the soap just roll off. more

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Infographics Polymers

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

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

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Events Polymers

Webinar
29-09-2016

OMNISEC: Demo at your desk

Gel Permeation Chromatography (GPC), also known as Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), is a very popular analytical technique for characterizing natural and synthetic polymers. Malvern offers a range of multi-detector GPC systems for the advanced characterization of polymers. The latest of these

Course
18-10-2016
Planegg

IDENTIFY THE UNKNOWN! - Particle size, shape and chemical composition

The combined, automated imaging analysis solves complex particle characterization challenges where component-specific particle size and shape distributions are required. But furthermore it identifies the components within your powder blendsand dispersions for detecting contaminant or suspicious part

Fair/Exhibition
08-01 – 10-01
2017
Dubai, AE

Arabplast Dubai

Arabplast 2015 is 38% bigger than the 2013 edition, following greater response from exhibitors and sponsors.Arabplast is also ranked as No. 1 show in the region in plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry. A record number of 906 exhibitors from 41 countries and 27 268 trade visitors came from 1

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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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