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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

Thermo-Clean Thüringen GmbH, Germany

Our services are : thermal cleaning of heat exchangers, extruders, cylinders, filters, granulation housing, injector plates, filters, tank, pumps, container, pipes, blow moulding technology, tools, u.v.a. 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

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News Polymers

  • 'Twist and shine': Development of a new photoluminescent sensor material

    Stress sensors are important tools when it comes to evaluating the robustness of a material facing strong mechanical forces. OIST researchers have just published in Advanced Materials an article reporting a new kind of sensor molecules that brightens up when the material they are incorporated into c more

  • New 3-D printing method creates shape-shifting objects

    A team of researchers from Georgia Institute of Technology and two other institutions has developed a new 3-D printing method to create objects that can permanently transform into a range of different shapes in response to heat. The team, which included researchers from the Singapore University of T more

  • Discovery of 'helical molecular glue'

    The research group led by Professor Hideto Tsuji conducts basic and applied researches on biodegradable polymers derived from renewable resources such as corn or potato starch. The group mainly studies a typical biodegradable polymer poly(lactic acid). Poly(lactic acid) is hydrolyzed and degraded in 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
08-05 – 09-05
2017
Barcelona, ES

2nd World Congress on Polymer Science and Engineering

The 2nd World Congress on Polymer Science and Engineering is going to be held at Barcelona, Spain during May 8-9,2017,it is an informative program spanning for two days, Organized by Conference Series LLC. Bringing together pioneers in the field of Polymer science and Engineering, world-class profe

Conference
10-05 – 11-05
2017
Cologne, DE

International Conference on Bio-based Materials

The 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials is aimed at providing international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and industrial biotechnology industries with an opportunity to present and discuss their latest developments and strategies. The conference builds o

Conference
21-05 – 25-05
2017
Ghent, BE

APME 2017 - Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering

The 12th International Conference on “Advanced Polymers via Macromolecular Engineering” (APME 2017) will be held in the beautiful historic city of Ghent (Discover Ghent in 44 seconds), Belgium from May 21 to 25, 2017 and hosted by the Centre of Macromolecular Chemistry (CMaC) at Ghent University (cl

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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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