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Jan 16, 2015 | Article

Automotive Light-weighting Technologies at the Forefront

By Donald Rosato

Exploring the weight advantages of new engineered thermoplastic and thermoset materials and composites against a backdrop of advanced metal technology is the focus of this article. There is a huge...

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Dec 12, 2014 | Industry News

ChBE’s Prof. Participates in Development of Nanocellulose-reinforced Auto Structural Parts

Carson Meredith, professor & associate chair for graduate studies in School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, is participating in an initiative to develop ultra-strong, lightweight auto...

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Dec 1, 2014 | Industry News

AIMPLAS & AINIA Team up to Develop Nanoparticles Incorporated Improved Cosmetics Packaging

The Technological Institute of Plastic, AIMPLAS, and AINIA Technological Centre are currently collaborating in a NANOPACK R&D project, which aims to develop the first prototypes of cosmetics...

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Aug 25, 2014 | Industry News

Valentis Signs MOU to Integrate Biodegradable NCC Mixed Tech. in Thermoplastics Production

Valentis Nanotech Ltd., a portfolio company of Trendlines Agtech, announced it signed an MOU with one of Israel's leading agricultural thermoplastics applications companies. Valentis's technology...

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Jul 29, 2014 | Industry News

Iranian Researchers Develop Pistachio Shell-based Plastic Wood Nanocomposite for Building

Iranian researchers from Isfahan University of Technology used pistachio shell to produce a new type of nanocomposite which has high tensile strength. The nanocomposite can be used in building...

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Jan 1, 2015 | Industry News

Sappi to Build Pilot-scale Plant for Low-cost Cellulose NanoFibrils Production

Scientists from Edinburgh Napier University & Sappi have developed a low cost way to turn wood into a wonder material that could be used to build greener cars, thicken foods & even treat wounds...

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Dec 9, 2014 | Industry News

FibeRio Launches Forcespinning® Equipment for Fine Nanofiber Media Producers & Converters

FibeRio launches Forcespinning® equipment specifically designed to meet production needs of fine fiber media producers & converters. FibeRio’s Forcespinning® nanofiber tech. has become synonymous...

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Nov 25, 2014 | Industry News

American Process & Futuris Automotive Team up to Develop Nanocellulose-reinforced Auto Parts

American Process Inc. and Futuris Automotive formed a partnership to develop ultra-strong, lightweight automotive structural components reinforced with nanocellulose. The goal is to replace heavy...

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Aug 4, 2014 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Colorful Plastics by Designing Surface Structures at Nanoscopic Level

Long before humans figured out how to create colors, nature had already perfected the process — think stunning, bright butterfly wings of many different hues, for example. Now scientists are tapping...

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Jul 3, 2014 | Industry News

European Commission Named Parx Plastics as One of the Europe's Top Three Tech Startups

Parx Plastics, a Dutch-Italian bio innovator in antibacterial plastic technology, is announced by the European Commission as one of the top 3 tech startups in Europe in the prestigious Tech All...

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