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New Energy Solutions

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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Jun 9, 2021 | Industry News

Ascend Expands Polyamide Production Capacity to Meet Growing Demand

Ascend Performance Materials has expanded production capacity for HiDura long-chain polyamides in its Greenwood, S.C., plant. The multi-million-dollar expansion will help the company meet growing...

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Jun 2, 2021 | Industry News

New Technology to Advance Full Recycling of Wind Turbine Blades

A coalition of industry and academic leaders have developed a new technology to enable circularity for thermoset composites, the material used to make wind turbine blades...

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May 25, 2021 | Industry News

BASF & Shanshan Form JV to Produce Cathode Active Materials for Automotive Industry

BASF and Shanshan have agreed to form a BASF majority-owned joint venture (BASF: 51%; Shanshan: 49%) to produce cathode active materials (CAM) and precursors (PCAM) in China. Closing of the...

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May 21, 2021 | Industry News

EconCore Uses SABIC's PPEs to Develop Heat-resistant Honeycomb Cores

EconCore has developed new honeycomb cores for laminated sandwich panels made with SABIC’s NORYL GTX™ resin, a polyphenylene ether (PPE) blend, and EconCore’s proprietary technology. The new...

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May 14, 2021 | Industry News

Continuous Composites’ GFRP Material Finds Use in Siemens Energy’s Power Generators

Continuous Composites and Siemens Energy have announced the successful demonstration of Continuous Fiber 3D Printing (CF3D®) technology for Siemens Energy’s generator components...

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May 12, 2021 | Industry News

SABIC Develops Thermoplastic-based Battery Pack Concept for EVs

SABIC’s automotive business has developed a plastic-intensive EV battery pack concept using a systems-engineering approach, which underscores the value of lightweight plastics to address critical...

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Apr 29, 2021 | Industry News

New Process to Accelerate Recycling of Glass Fiber Composite Waste

Aker Offshore Wind, Aker Horizons and the University of Strathclyde have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at driving forward the development of recovery processes for used glass fiber...

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Apr 22, 2021 | Industry News

CompPair Develops Heat-triggered, Self-healing Composites for Wind Turbines & more

CompPair has developed a family of composites that can repair themselves in just a few minutes when heat (100°C to 150°C) is applied locally. The firm has just completed its first fundraising round...

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Apr 14, 2021 | Industry News

CHINAPLAS 2021 Opens Its Gates for Visitors, Offers Plastic & Rubber Innovations

CHINAPLAS 2021 opens at Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center and this is the first time for the mega show to stage in Shenzhen. With the theme of "New Era · New Potential · Innovation for...

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Apr 12, 2021 | Industry News

New Tunable Fluorescent Polymers for Biomedicine and Solar Power Applications

Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed fluorescent polymers whose color can be easily tuned. Depending on their length, the polymers emit a different color. Potential applications include...

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