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Like Pavlov's dog, this thermoplastic is learning a new trick: Walking

06-Dec-2019

Researchers in Finland are "training" pieces of plastic to walk under the command of light. The method developed, published December 4 in the journal Matter, is the first time a synthetic actuator "learns" to do new "tricks" based on its past experiences, without computer programming. These ...

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Evonik acquires US-based startup Structured Polymers

18-Jan-2019

Evonik has acquired Structured Polymers Inc., a US-based technology startup for 3D printing materials headquartered in Austin, Texas. A corresponding agreement and plan of merger was executed and the transaction has been closed recently. The acquisition will provide Evonik access to a new ...

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Tracking codes to authenticate genuine 3-D printed parts

23-Aug-2018

The worldwide market for 3D-printed parts is a $5 billion business with a global supply chain involving the internet, email, and the cloud - creating a number of opportunities for counterfeiting and intellectual property theft. Flawed parts printed from stolen design files could produce dire ...

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3D-printing materials for wound care and decorative elements

19-Sep-2017

Cellulose nanofibrils have properties that can improve the characteristics of bio-based 3D-printing pastes. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is developing a 3D wound care product for monitoring wound condition in hospital care. However, the first commercial nanocellulose applications will ...

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AkzoNobel increases organic peroxide capacity for North American specialty chemicals market

01-Jun-2017

AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has taken another significant step in cementing its industry leadership in organic peroxides with the completion of an expansion project at its Polymer Chemistry production facility in Los Reyes, Mexico. The investment will increase the company's ...

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Recycling for carbon fiber composites

04-May-2017

A WSU research team for the first time has developed a promising way to recycle the popular carbon fiber plastics that are used in everything from modern airplanes and sporting goods to the wind energy industry. The work provides an efficient way to re-use the expensive carbon fiber and other ...

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Using light to control curvature of plastics remotely

24-Mar-2017

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses light to get two-dimensional (2-D) plastic sheets to curve into three-dimensional (3-D) structures, such as spheres, tubes or bowls. The advance builds on earlier work by the same research team, which focused on ...

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LANXESS increases focus on E&E industry

24-Oct-2016

The use of thermoplastics in the electrical and electronics industry (E&E) will continue to grow strongly in the future thanks to megatrends such as Industry 4.0, LED lighting and the digital networking of building services engineering, household appliances and entertainment electronics. ...

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PolyOne Expands Capacity for Metal Replacement Technologies

20-Feb-2015

In response to growing customer demand for metal replacement, PolyOne Corporation (is expanding capacity for its OnForce™ LFT long-fiber specialty thermoplastics. A new, dedicated specialty production line will be added at the company’s existing Avon Lake, Ohio production facility and will be ...

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BASF Venture Capital leads a $3 million Series A financing in SLIPS Technologies Inc.

03-Nov-2014

BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the financing. SLIPS Technologies develops customized, ...

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