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New Energy Solutions

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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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Mar 17, 2021 | Article

Plastics in the Automotive Industry – Which Materials Will Be the Winners and Losers?

By Priyanka Khemka

The automotive industry is the third most important consuming sector of polymers after packaging and building & construction. Therefore, changes in the material usage can have major implications on...

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Sep 18, 2020 | Article

Growing Role of Polymers and Plastics Used in Renewable Energy Sector

By Pankaj Kumar Tiwari

Explore how the increasing demand for thermoplastic composites in the renewable energy sector (wind & solar energy) helps to reduce the negative impact on the environment and economy...

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Sep 11, 2020 | Article

E-Mobility Performance Plastic Material Advances!

By Donald Rosato

Discover the recent developments and key features of engineering & high-performance thermoplastic materials that drive the future of electric vehicle design...

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Aug 18, 2020 | Article

Battery Separators: How Can the Plastics Industry Meet the Challenges?

By Mark DeMeuse

In recent years, there have been intensive efforts to develop advanced battery separators for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for different applications such as: .image-1 { width:...

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Sep 26, 2019 | Article

Evolution of Automotive Industry Towards Electrification, Autonomous Vehicles

By SpecialChem

Today the automotive industry is going through a radical change! The rapid speed of technological change is the catalyst of evolution for an industry that has not seen massive changes since the...

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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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