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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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Jun 23, 2021 | Product News

Arkema Launches 100% Renewable PVDF Range for EV Batteries

Arkema launches its new sustainable Kynar® PVDF range. These new grades will claim 100% renewable attributed carbon derived from crude tall oil bio-feedstock, according to a mass balance approach...

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Jun 14, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Impart Luminescence to Generic Polymers Using New Technique

Researchers from Hokkaido University have successfully developed a new method to give luminescent properties to generic polymers, such as polystyrene and polyethylene. The technique makes it...

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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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