Materials and Chemicals

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  • A sticky solution to producing power with double-sided tape

    A small-scale energy harvester is fabricated with conventional double-sided tape and a metalized polyester film.

  • Wind turbine materials branch out

    Wood is the root of a new design path for sustainable wind turbine rotor blades.

  • Anellotech offers drum-quantity samples of recycled BTX made from mixed waste plastics via Plas-TCat process

    The recycled benzene, toluene and xylenes (BTX) are produced with the company's catalytic pyrolysis technology.

  • Video: New life for old e-chains with expanded recycling program

    A new online platform now supports the recycling of e-chains as well as other technical plastic waste.

  • MMA structural adhesive for tough to bond substrates

    The adhesive offers fast room temperature curing and excellent mechanical properties.

  • Adsorbent material cleans up GenX forever chemicals

    The adsorbent media, developed by London-based Puraffinity, has reportedly performed better than currently used ion exchange and activated carbon technologies against GenX chemical contaminants.

  • Answering the air hammering challenge: A test case for innovation

    Innovation is essential to the ongoing evolution of industry.

  • Micro-D gaskets designed for MIL-DTL 83513 connectors

    These gaskets eliminate any unwanted gaps between the connector and I/O surface points and offer a shielding effectiveness of 80 dB to115 dB.

  • Fundamentals of continuous stirred tank reactors (CSTRs)

    A CSTR is a reaction vessel that produces chemicals continuously, as the name implies. In the CSTR, two or more reactants are pumped into a vessel and allowed to react, with the product skimmed or drained away at the opposite end of the reactor.

  • Breakfast food proves to be efficient filtration material

    To create the aerogel, egg whites, which are pure protein, are freeze dried and then heated to 900° C in an environment without oxygen.

  • Mushroom skin eyed for future computer chip bases

    In lieu of the plastic substrates currently used in the making of chips for electronic devices, the team proposes using the skin of Ganoderma lucidum, a mushroom that grows on dead hardwood trees.

  • Ingredient in coffee may protect against COVID-19 infection

    According to the researchers, an ingredient found in coffee hinders the interaction between the SARS CoV-2 spike protein of the coronavirus and the ACE-2 receptor.

  • Window coating promises to cool buildings without expending energy

    To create a coating capable of blocking the sun's ultraviolet (UV) and near-infrared light that pass through glass, heating an enclosed room, and instead radiates heat away from the window's surface while transmitting visible light, engineers designed a "transparent radiative cooler" (TRC).

  • Japanese airline testing shark-skin-inspired film

    Two ANA Green Jet aircraft will feature the shark-skin-inspired riblet film attached to the surfaces of the aircrafts’ airframes.

  • Top tips: Choosing the right grade of stainless steel

    Stainless steel is supplied to a diverse variety of industries and is a powerful candidate in materials selection.

  • New SABIC copolymer resin for PV connectors delivers highest CTI level to support emerging 1.5 kV systems

    The polycarbonate-based copolymer resin is well-suited for photovoltaic (PV) connector bodies and meets stricter performance and regulatory requirements for emerging 1.5 kV solar systems.

  • Wearable solar tech charges personal electronics

    Need to charge a mobile phone or smartwatch while on the go? Just don a shirt or backpack incorporating tiny solar cells to perform device charging tasks.

  • Study: Microplastics shed from Teflon-coated cookware

    According to scientists, one crack on the surface of a Teflon-coated pan can shed roughly 9,100 plastic particles.

  • Study: Gas leak detection performed on foot more accurate than mobile detection

    Mobile surveys wherein detection units measure for elevated levels of methane gas in the air as the car is driven encounter higher traveling speeds or wind speeds outside the car, thereby resulting in a lowered probability of leak detection compared to surveys conducted on foot.

  • Study: Moisture plays significant role in underground spread of natural gas leaking from pipelines

    The findings suggest the methane gas leaking from a pipeline will not spread as far when the soil moisture levels are higher. As such, higher concentrations of methane gas will likely accumulate closer to the leak site in more moist soil.

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