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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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Apr 8, 2021 | Industry News

New Fast Charging Metallopolymer-based Battery with Low Environmental Impact

Researchers at St Petersburg University have developed a new type of battery that can charge ten times faster than a lithium-ion battery. Moreover, it is safer in terms of potential fire hazards and...

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Apr 1, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Polymer Current Collector to Prevent Thermal Runaways in Batteries

Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), working with researchers at NASA and in Europe have identified a solution to prevent a dangerous chain reaction in lithium-ion...

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Mar 25, 2021 | Industry News

Evonik Presents Redox Polymer-based Printable Battery Technology at LOPEC

Evonik presents a new material technology for printable batteries at the virtual exhibition LOPEC. Together with the company InnovationLab, the specialty chemicals group proves the integration of...

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Mar 17, 2021 | Article

Plastics in the Automotive Industry – Which Materials Will Be the Winners and Losers?

By Priyanka Khemka

The automotive industry is the third most important consuming sector of polymers after packaging and building & construction. Therefore, changes in the material usage can have major implications on...

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Mar 12, 2021 | Industry News

DSM to Sell Its Solar Backsheet Business to Worthen Industries

Royal DSM has reached an agreement to sell its Advanced Solar business in backsheet products to Worthen Industries, a company specializing in polymer technologies for multiple end-markets...

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Mar 10, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Use Conductive Polymer-based Covering to Prevent Fire in Li-ion Batteries

Scientists at St. Petersburg University have developed a new technology to prevent lithium-ion batteries from catching fire. Scientists propose the use of a ‘chemical fuse’ to cover the main...

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Mar 1, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Thin & Strong Ion Exchange Membrane for Hydrogen Fuel Cells

Scientists from Korea have developed a novel membrane that is both thin and strong and takes care of these drawbacks. The new polymer ion exchange membrane fabricated using a novel method can...

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Feb 25, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema to Boost Fluoropolymer Production Capacities in Changshu

Arkema will invest to further increase its fluoropolymer production capacities in Changshu by 35% in 2022. Simultaneously, Arkema celebrates the first ten years of successful PVDF production at our...

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Feb 22, 2021 | Industry News

Polymer Core-based LSC Windows to Redirect Light to Solar Cells

Rice University engineers designed and built windowpanes that redirect sunlight or illumination from indoors to edge-band solar cells. The central layer is a conjugated polymer that serves as a...

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Feb 19, 2021 | Industry News

New Project to Design and Manufacture 3DP Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blades

GE Research, GE Renewable Energy, and LM Wind Power were recently selected by the Department of Energy to research the design and manufacture of 3D printed wind turbine blades...

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