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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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Apr 15, 2020 | Industry News

New Sulfur-CNF-composites to Boost Performance of Lithium Sulfur Batteries

The researchers from Toyohashi University of Technology have found that cathode composites made by combining a sulfur active material and carbon nanofiber (CNF) developed using an electrostatic...

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Apr 6, 2020 | Industry News

New Graphene Nanotube-modified Polymer to Overcome Wind Farm Radar Interference

Developers from Trelleborg Applied Technology have developed graphene nanotube-modified polymer that solves a great challenge of the renewable energy industry – wind farm radar interference, using...

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Apr 2, 2020 | Industry News

Showa Denko Develops Laminated Composite Film for Pouch-type Li-ion Batteries

Showa Denko Packaging has developed a new product to be added to the lineup of SPALFTM aluminum laminate film which is used as packaging material for pouch-type lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), and...

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Mar 17, 2020 | Product News

IDI Launches Metal-replacement Thermoset Composite for EV Battery Pack

IDI Composites International has introduced a new thermoset composite material delivering critical performance benefits for the "new energy vehicles" market. Deployed in electric vehicle (EV) new...

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Mar 9, 2020 | Industry News

NCC & UKAEA to Develop Composite-based Demonstrator for Nuclear Fusion Reactor

The UK’s National Composites Centre (NCC) is working with the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) to explore the role that non-metallic, composite technology can play in making the vision of...

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Mar 2, 2020 | Product News

Nouryon's New Carboxymethyl Cellulose Polymer for Lithium-ion Batteries

Nouryon has begun the first deliveries of AkuPure™, a carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) polymer targeted specifically for the fast-growing lithium-ion battery market. AkuPure is an ultra-high-purity CMC...

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Feb 17, 2020 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Polymer-based Stretchable Battery for Wearable Electronics

Stanford researchers have developed a soft and stretchable battery for wearable electronics that relies on a special type of plastic to store power more safely than the flammable formulations used...

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Feb 14, 2020 | Industry News

New Silicon Microwire Composite Adds Flexibility and Transparency to Solar Cells

A research team has introduced a flexible and transparent solar cell, using silicon microwire composites at UNIST. The new solar cell takes a structure in which cylindrical silicon rods are embedded...

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Feb 13, 2020 | Industry News

Solar Lamp Made of Recycled Plastics Wins Global Design Award

The solar-powered light created from recycled plastics and ethically-sourced electronic components has won a prestigious design accolade. The portable lamp and charger, which is built to promote...

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Jan 8, 2020 | Industry News

New Self-healing Polymer Electrolyte with Enhanced Conductivity for Batteries

Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte that can self-heal after damage and the material can also be recycled without the use of harsh chemicals or...

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