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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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Oct 28, 2021 | Industry News

New Approach Turns Non-recyclable Plastic into Conductive Polymer Nanocomposites

Researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering are collaborating to develop an innovative use for non-recyclable plastic and rubber waste. In fact, these materials, mostly from cars and...

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Oct 21, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Find Spaces Between Azobenzene-based Polymers Affect Energy Conversion

A team led by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers has new insight into molecules that change their shape in response to light. The researchers studying azobenzene-based polymers found that...

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Oct 13, 2021 | Product News

DuPont Showcases Thermoplastic Innovations and more at Fakuma 2021

At the Fakuma trade show, technical experts from DuPont are available to discuss how recently introduced solutions and services from the company support EV battery and thermal management...

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Oct 7, 2021 | Industry News

Polypore and SEM-CORP Establish Polypropylene LIB Separators JV

Asahi Kasei’s wholly owned subsidiary Polypore and Shanghai Energy New Materials Technology (SEM-CORP) established a joint venture for dry-process lithium-ion battery separators in China. The...

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Oct 5, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Achieve High Thermal Conductivity in Polyethylene Using New Strategy

A team of researchers at UB report a new strategy to achieve high thermal conductive electric insulator polyethylene with high dielectric constant and strength. The researchers describe solution...

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Sep 27, 2021 | Industry News

Borealis and Partner to Co-develop Engineering Material for Energy-efficient Capacitors

Borealis and TOPAS Advanced Polymers have started collaboration on the development of a new class of engineering materials for applications that will bridge the current performance gap between...

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Sep 23, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Machine-learning to Optimize Polymers for Metal-free Batteries

Researchers, Jodie Lutkenhaus and Daniel Tabor from Texas A&M University are using machine-learning techniques to optimize polymers needed for developing metal-free, recyclable, organic batteries...

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Sep 22, 2021 | Product News

LANXESS Adds New Flame-retardant Compound for Safer Household Appliances

LANXESS is expanding its range of flame-retardant compounds to include material variants that offer a high degree of flame resistance in glow wire tests performed according to IEC/EN 60335-1...

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Sep 16, 2021 | Industry News

New Conjugated Polymer for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells

Skoltech researchers have synthesized a new conjugated polymer for organic electronics using two different chemical reactions and shown the impact of the two methods on its performance in organic...

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Sep 14, 2021 | Product News

Evonik Introduces Fire-resistant PA12 Compound for EV Batteries

Evonik is expanding its portfolio of polyamide 12 compounds for insulating electrical conductors with the product VESTAMID® LX9050 OR. By using halogen-free flame retardants in accordance with IEC...

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