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Companies Polymers

PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany

PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH is the specialist in the field of chromatographic analysis of macromolecules. The range of products and services includes all components required for comprehensive GPC/SEC, Interaction Polymer Chromatography (IPC) and 2D analysis of synthetic and natural macromolec more

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

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

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News Polymers

  • Lacquering before polishing

    Additive Manufacturing (AM) has many advantages: custom manufacturing, flexible production and easy customization, for example. Yet many products have a high surface roughness and porosity. The post processing of the thus fabricated parts is time consuming and often a significant cost factor for man more

  • Molecular assemblies heal epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide

    Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have made a breakthrough in the way one can control the charge carrier density in graphene. They have discovered a novel method to dope graphene over large areas that enables the study of the physics at the Dirac point, where graphene is charg more

  • Stretchy solar cells a step closer

    Organic solar cells that can be painted or printed on surfaces are increasingly efficient, and now show promise for incorporation into applications like clothing that also require them to be flexible. The Rice University lab of chemical and biomolecular engineer Rafael Verduzco has developed flexibl more

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Videos Polymers

What Makes Rubber Rubbery?

Reactions is looking at sports science today. Sports balls owe their reliability to an unusual polymer. Learn about the chemistry of rubber the all-star’s best friend! more

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

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

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 a Football Shirt

With the new season of the Premier League kicking off this weekend, it seemed a good time to take a look at the chemicals that make up your average football shirt. Even if the start of a new football season isn’t the kind of event to fill you with excitement, it’s still intriguing from a chemistry p more

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Events Polymers

Fair/Exhibition
05-01 – 08-01
2019
Dubai, AE

Arabplast 2019

ArabPlast 2019, the biggest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry exhibition in the Mena region, is set to bring together key players and experts in the sector from around the world in Dubai in early January. The previous edition of ArabPlast had seen participation by 906 exhibitors from 41 c

Webinar
On-Demand

Good Titration Practice™ Polyols and Polymers

Polyols and resins are becoming more and more relevant in our lives. Not only used for making polymers, polyols see more use in construction materials, paints and bonding. Titration is commonly used to quantify key characteristics of polyols which vary as much as their intended use. Learn the best m

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Good Dropping Point Practice

Technical products such as ointments, synthetic and natural resins, edible fats, greases, waxes, fatty polymers, bitumens, and tars have no defined melting point. They soften as the temperature rises and gradually melt down over a relatively large melting interval. The determination of the dropping

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q&more articles Polymers

  • Light-regulated production of biodegradable plastics

    Light is a powerful tool to manipulate a vast variety of chemical processes. The use of specific photo-chromic molecules allows chemists to perform reactions in a reversible fashion with a high spatio-temporal resolution. more

  • 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

Authors Polymers

  • Prof. Dr. Gerald Muschiolik

    studied food technology at Berlin’s Humboldt University. From 1971, he worked on the development of novel foodstuffs at the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke. In 1986, he was appointed Professor of Food Technology by the Academy of Sciences. In 1998, he accepted a Chair in Food more

  • Dr. Maria Hoppe

    Maria Hoppe, born in 1987, studied chemistry from 2007 to 2013 at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Amsterdam. From 2013 to 2018 she was a PhD student at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in the department Product Safety and Analytics. In 2018, she 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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