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Printable, colorful camouflage with polymers

13-Feb-2018

In nature, colors can serve as a form of communication, but they can also hide animals and plants, camouflaging them from sight. Researchers now report that they have developed polymers that can better mimic nature's color-changing abilities than existing polymers. They say the materials could ...

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Ferro Acquisition of Endeka Completed

03-Nov-2017

Ferro Corporation announced the closing of the previously communicated acquisition of Endeka Group , a global producer of high-value coatings and key raw materials for the ceramic tile market. Endeka produces frits and glazes, digital inks and colors used in the manufacture of a broad range of ...

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Krahn Chemie is taking over the distribution for FP-Pigments in Germany

24-Aug-2017

Krahn Chemie GmbH and the Finnish company FP-Pigments Oy started to cooperate in the sales and marketing of opacity pigments for paint, coating and printing ink applications in Germany. The FP-Pigment series consist of titanium dioxide which is fixed with calcium carbonate. They have been ...

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Merck Opens New Application Laboratory in Shanghai

Growing customer demand for advisory services and collaboration

21-Jul-2017

Merck announced the opening of its new application laboratory for the Performance Materials business sector today in Shanghai, China. The expanded Technology Application Network China (TANC) underscores the company’s leading position in pigments and functional materials. It marks the continuation ...

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Solar cell design using diverse plant pigments

05-Jul-2017

A member of the Faculty of Biology of the Lomonosov Moscow State University in cooperation with his colleagues has optimized and characterized TiO₂-based solar cell design using diverse plant pigments. Two types of solar cells with two photosensitizers: thylakoid membrane preparations and ...

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Beetles spark development of color-changing nanoparticles for commercial use

16-Jun-2017

Inspired by the varying colors that gleam off of beetle shells, scientists have developed color-shifting nanoparticles that can change hue even after being embedded into a material. A report appeared on the new, inexpensive technique, which could lead to the production of easier-to-read sensors ...

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LANXESS increases capacities for iron oxide pigments

03-Apr-2017

LANXESS is expanding the capacity of its global production network to safeguard customer supply in the long term. In Krefeld-Uerdingen, site of the world’s largest synthetic iron oxide pigment plant, production capacities for red and black pigments will be gradually increased by around 23,000 ...

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Using a simple, scalable method, a material that can be used as a sensor is developed

16-Feb-2017

Erlantz Lizundia, a researcher in the UPV/EHU's department of Physical Chemistry and expert in cellulose, started the research during a period of time he spent in Canada. The research group he was in specialised in the helix-shaped organisation of a product extracted from cellulose, cellulose ...

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Tarantulas inspire new structural color with the greatest viewing angle

09-Feb-2017

Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers from The University of Akron lead a team that made a structural-colored material that shows consistent color from all viewing directions. This finding overturns the conventional wisdom that long-range order photonic structures are always ...

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A more accurate sensor for lead paint

12-Sep-2016

A new molecular gel recipe developed at the University of Michigan is at the core of a prototype for a more accurate lead paint test. The test makes it easy to see whether a paint chip contains more than the regulated 5,000 parts per million of the poisonous metal that was banned from pigments in ...

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