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New Energy Solutions
Energy demands are continuously growing and new energy sources including renewable sources (solar, wind…) play an important role to meet these demands. Energy storage (Li-ion batteries, EVs) and harvesting are also becoming interestingly important with rising energy savings need.

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Jan 7, 2019 | Article

The 4 Mobility Trends Requiring New Materials

By SpecialChem

Robust electric and autonomous platforms will be the measure of success for car manufacturers in the future. From a materials standpoint, the accelerated path to electrification demands automotive...

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Oct 26, 2018 | Article

Electrically Conductive Polymers Take Charge!

By Donald Rosato

Check out the latest and the most promising innovations in electrically conductive polymers like Carbon NanoTubes (CNTs), Thermoplastic PolyUrethane (TPU), etc. to better focus your R&D decisions...

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Aug 27, 2018 | Article

Advanced Plastic Composite Solutions for Next Gen Lightweight Vehicles

By Donald Rosato

Meet the new-age performance demands in automotive industry. Find out here the innovative multi-purpose plastics & composite solutions enabling weight reduction...

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Feb 15, 2018 | Article

Recent Advances in Piezoelectric Films and Sensors

By Mark DeMeuse

Piezoelectricity is the appearance of a voltage across the sides of a crystal when it is subjected to mechanical stress or squeezing. A piezoelectric sensor is a device that uses the piezoelectric...

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Jan 22, 2018 | Article

Driving into the World of Future Cars, New Mobility & Materials

By Sreeparna Das

With the fast progressing technology, soon you’ll most likely be reading this article while driving your car. Wait, really? Yes, because your car will drive for itself! Autonomous vehicles (AV) are...

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May 25, 2017 | Article

Battery Separators: How can the plastics industry meet current challenges?

By Mark DeMeuse

The separator is a critical component of the batteries. The performance of the lithium-ion batteries is greatly affected by the materials and structure of the separator. Hence, there have been...

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Feb 15, 2017 | Article

6 Emerging Solar Application Developments

By Donald Rosato

Photovoltaic (PV) technology has vigorously integrated into the standard electric utility grids. The recently seen advances in solar application developments are pointing the way forward in the 21st...

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Jan 12, 2017 | Article

Solar Materials - Developments to Watch Going Forward!

By Donald Rosato

Over the past fifteen years, Solar or Photovoltaic (PV) technology has progressed from a small, splintered market to a major source of electricity. After hydroelectric and wind power, solar is the...

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