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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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Jan 23, 2019 | Industry News

New Method to Produce Graphene Fibers with Optimized Conductivity & Strength

Researchers has developed a new microfluidics-assisted technique to develop graphene fibers suitable for applications in energy storage, electronics and optics, structural applications and many...

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Jan 23, 2019 | Product News

Advanced Method to Synthesize New Polymers with Improved Conductivity & Stability

A team from TU Wien has identified a new chemical synthesis process to produce S-PPVs suitable for use in a wide range of applications, from solar cells through to medicine. Until recently, they...

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Jan 22, 2019 | Industry News

BASF Gets EU’s Conditional Approval to Acquire Solvay’s Nylon Business

BASF has announced an important milestone in BASF-Solvay polyamide acquisition deal. the EU Commission has granted conditional clearance for BASF to acquire Solvay’s polyamide business. Closing is...

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Jan 18, 2019 | Industry News

Double Doping Tech. Takes Polymer-based Electronics Applications to the Next Level

Researchers from Sweden have discovered a method of double doping in organic semiconductors (polymer-based) to improve the light-harvesting efficiency of flexible organic solar cells, the switching...

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Jan 17, 2019 | Industry News

SABIC Expands in Energy Storage Market by Acquiring Majority Stake in US CNT Business

SABIC has announced the acquisition of majority stake in Black Diamond Structures (“BDS”), a nanotechnology company developing modified carbon nanotubes that offers great potential for enhancing the...

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Jan 15, 2019 | Industry News

AIMPLAS to Develop New Thermally-conductive Components for Geothermal Systems

The GEOCOND project, in which AIMPLAS aims at developing new components for geothermal systems with high thermal-conductivity properties, such as plastic pipes or geothermal probes and fillers of...

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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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Dec 14, 2018 | Industry News

NIO Selects INEOS Styrolution's High Heat ABS Grades for New Electric Vehicle Model

INEOS Styrolution has announced that three of its grades from their family of ABS (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene) materials have been selected by NIO, an innovative automotive company dedicated to...

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Nov 29, 2018 | Industry News

Henkel and RLE Form Strategic Alliance to Design Next Generation e-mobility Concepts

Henkel and RLE International have recently announced that they have agreed to form a strategic alliance to drive automotive innovation, expand value creation opportunities and become the premier...

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Nov 21, 2018 | Industry News

BASF Develops Electric Concept Cars for Future Mobility with GAC R&D Center

BASF and the Research and Development Center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd. (GAC R&D Center) have recently introduced three co-developed electric concept cars, featuring futuristic designs...

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