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Phosphorus Rubber

Poly-(1-phospha-isoprene): phosphorus-containing natural rubber analogue

11-Jul-2017

Goodyear’s 1839 discovery of the vulcanization of natural rubber obtained from rubber trees marks the beginning of the modern rubber industry. A variety of synthetic rubber products were subsequently developed. Scientists have now introduced a new, interesting variant: a phosphorus-containing ...

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New technique enables 3-D printing with paste of silicone particles in water

09-Jun-2017

Using the principles behind the formation of sandcastles from wet sand, North Carolina State University researchers have achieved 3-D printing of flexible and porous silicone rubber structures through a new technique that combines water with solid and liquid forms of silicone into a pasty ink ...

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Researchers invent process to make sustainable rubber, plastics

Findings by scientists could transform the multi-billion-dollar plastics and rubber industries

28-Apr-2017

Synthetic rubber and plastics - used for manufacturing tires, toys and myriad other products - are produced from butadiene, a molecule traditionally made from petroleum or natural gas. But those manmade materials could get a lot greener soon, thanks to the ingenuity of a team of scientists from ...

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'Thubber,' a stretchable rubber that packs a thermal conductive punch

15-Feb-2017

Carmel Majidi and Jonathan Malen of Carnegie Mellon University have developed a thermally conductive rubber material that represents a breakthrough for creating soft, stretchable machines and electronics. The new material, nicknamed "thubber," is an electrically insulating composite that exhibits ...

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Shape-programmable miniscule robots

Soft materials that can use magnetic fields can provide an engine for microswimmers

28-Sep-2016

One day, microrobots may be able to swim through the human body like sperm or paramecia to carry out medical functions in specific locations. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart have developed functional elastomers, which can be activated by magnetic ...

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ExxonMobil to expand specialty elastomers capacity at Newport, Wales plant

22-Jul-2016

ExxonMobil announced today plans to expand its specialty elastomers plant in Newport, Wales. The company said the project, expected to be completed in late 2017, will result in a 25-percent increase in its global capacity to manufacture Santoprene™ thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV), ...

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Indispensable Additives

Ceresana's Fourth Filler Report

12-Apr-2016

Fillers are more than just cheap filling materials: They can also improve characteristics, such as stability, weather-resistance, and electrical conductivity, of numerous products. Many plastics would not be of any use without fillers. For the fourth time now, Ceresana analyzed the whole market ...

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Azelis to represent Robinson Brothers in Germany for Rubber applications

14-Dec-2015

Azelis announced a new distribution agreement with Robinson Brothers, manufacturer of specialty organic chemicals. Effective from 1st of January 2016, Azelis will represent Robinson Brothers in Germany for the promotion and distribution of the Robac Technology range. The portfolio includes ...

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LANXESS and Saudi Aramco create joint venture for synthetic rubber

LANXESS plans to leverage the deal for growth, debt reduction and share buy backs

23-Sep-2015

The specialty chemicals company LANXESS and Saudi Aramco plan to establish a joint venture for synthetic rubber. LANXESS and Saudi Aramco subsidiary, Aramco Overseas Company, will each hold a 50 percent interest in the joint venture, with annual sales of approximately three billion Euro in 2014. ...

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Momentive Begins Operation of Plant Expansion

15-Jun-2015

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. (Momentive) has announced the start of operations at their expanded Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) plant in Leverkusen, Germany. Responding to growing demand for LSR, Momentive’s Chempark facility produces a diverse range of products to support their global ...

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