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Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany

Leading Manufacturer of Systems and Services for Field-flow Fractionation and Light Scattering used for the Characterization of Biopolymers, Macromolecules and Nanoparticles. Chromatography Supplies and Consumables for GPC, SEC, HPLC and CE. 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

Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker e.V. (GDCh), Germany

The Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh) is the largest chemical society in continental Europe with members from academe, industry and other areas. The GDCh supports chemistry in teaching, research and application and promotes the understanding of chemistry in the public. The society, a registered more

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News Polymers

  • Self-folding origami

    Plastic with a thousand faces: A single piece of Nafion foil makes it possible to produce a broad palette of complex 3D structures. Researchers describe how they use simple chemical "programming" to induce the foil to fold itself using origami and kirigami principles. These folds can be repeatedly " more

  • Grant focuses on 'hydrogen sponge' for use in fuel-cell vehicles

    Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, awarded to Mike Chung, professor of materials science and engineering, Penn State. Chung's recent research on superabsorbent polymers, which shows p more

  • Trinseo to acquire Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali

    Trinseo and API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali S.p.A. have signed a definitive agreement for Trinseo to acquire API. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2017, following customary closing conditions. Trinseo is funding the purchase of API’s shares through its existing cas 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

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 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
07-07 – 10-07
2017
Rome, IT

3rd Functional Polymeric Materials Conference

The third FPM series will bring together leaders in polymers and polymeric materials from around the world to describe their most recent and cutting edge discoveries. The aim of the conference is to capture the multidisciplinary nature of polymer chemistry with topics spanning "basic synthesis and m

Conference
09-07 – 12-07
2017
Bordeaux, FR

FiMPART — Frontiers in Materials Processing, Applications, Research and Technology

The Thematic Symposia in FiMPART cover the following over arching topics: Accelerated Materials Discovery, Biomaterials, Corrosion (inclusive of elevated temp. reactions), Electronic Materials, Energy Storage (including Batteries), Ferrous alloys (all Fe base alloys), High Entropy Alloys, Light Allo

Conference
18-07 – 20-07
2017
Atlanta, US

GPC2017

GPC2017 is a two day conference that focuses on innovations in the synthesis of polymers and biopolymers, the application of gel permeation chromatography (GPC) and advanced detection for the characterization of these materials. The conference will emphasize industrial applications and novel develop

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Job offers Polymers

  • R&D Manager with a Ph.D. in chemistry (m/f) Tasks:

    Are you looking for an open-minded, globally active technology company – yet at the same time, you appreciate the trusted values of a German family-owned business? We offer you exciting work as part of a team of experts who work together on an equal footing. The world over. WACKER POLYMERS is the gl more

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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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