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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 19, 2019 | Industry News

New High-Efficiency Bifacial Module with Transparent Backsheet - DuPont and JinkoSolar

DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions and JinkoSolar Join Forces to launch High-Efficiency Bifacial Module with Transparent Backsheet. The bifacial panel named Swan is the latest addition to JinkoSolar’s...

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Mar 18, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Ultramid® GF-reinforced PA Use in Fuel Cells Pushes Electric Drive Concepts Ahead

BASF has announced that its engineering plastic Ultramid® PA grades have been successfully used to manufacture a number of fuel cell system components. This innovative solution is being used as...

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Mar 18, 2019 | Industry News

microSNAP Electric Vehicle Features PU Foam for Superior Acoustic and Thermal Insulation

FoamPartner has partnered with Rinspeed to develop advanced concepts for the mobility of tomorrow. The microSNAP concept car developed by Rinspeed illustrates the potential of innovative foam...

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Mar 15, 2019 | Industry News

New Hybrid In-situ Process for CFRTP Sandwich Components with Thermal Insulation

The hybrid manufacturing process developed at the Fraunhofer LBF, which makes it possible for the first time to provide CFRTP sandwich component with function integration and thermal insulation in a...

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Mar 12, 2019 | Product News

Researchers Develop Self-healing Composite; Prototype on Display at JEC World 2019

Researchers from EPFL's Laboratory for Processing of Advanced Composites have developed a material that can easily heal after being damaged. This cutting-edge composite could be used in aircraft...

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Mar 11, 2019 | Industry News

SGL Carbon to Focus on CF & NF-based Smart Composites for Automotive at JEC World 2019

At this year’s JEC World, SGL Carbon will focus on smart solutions for the automotive industry. In hall 6 at stand D25, the company will present a wide range of tailored components and...

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Feb 8, 2019 | Product News

Four Organic Thermoelectric Polymers for Harvesting Energy from Waste Heat

Four organic thermoelectric polymers identified using theoretical calculations could prove valuable for harvesting energy from waste heat by A*STAR scientists...

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Feb 1, 2019 | Industry News

Polymer-based Flexible Bipolar Plates Used for Making Compact Batteries

Compact batteries have been built out of flexible bipolar plates, made of polymer. This new technology has been developed by researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and...

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Jan 30, 2019 | Industry News

Swedish Researchers Report New Results on Conductivity Behavior of PEDOT Polymer

Recently, LiU researchers have now demonstrated that the organic polymer PEDOT functions in a completely different manner than previously believed open up new application possibilities in solar...

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Jan 29, 2019 | Industry News

New Method Allows to 3D Print Piezoelectric Materials for Smart, Energy Harvesting Use

Virginia Tech engineers have developed methods to 3D print piezoelectric materials that can be custom designed to convert movement, impact, and stress from any directions to electrical energy. The...

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