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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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Feb 18, 2021 | Industry News

Sicomin and GREENBOATS® Collaborate to Develop NFC Nacelle for Wind Turbine

Sicomin has announced its collaboration with GREENBOATS® as they deliver the first ever natural fiber composite (NFC) nacelle for an offshore wind turbine...

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Feb 11, 2021 | Industry News

Diab Uses SABIC’s Nanotech-based Resins for Wind Turbine Blades’ Core Foams

Diab Group has chosen SABIC’s new LNP™ COLORCOMP™ compound using nano technology to reduce weight and improve mechanical properties of sandwich structures with polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...

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Feb 4, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers to Develop Low-cost 3DP Wind Blade Molds Using Million Dollar Grant

The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center has been awarded $2.8 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to develop a...

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Jan 27, 2021 | Industry News

SGL Carbon Ramps-up Fiber-based Composite Production for e-mobility in Arkansas

SGL Carbon enhances its operations in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, by introducing new production processes for fiber-based composites in order to ramp up its production...

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Jan 21, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Polymer-based Cathode Material for Ultrafast Batteries

Researchers from Skoltech, D. Mendeleev University, and the Institute of Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS have synthesized and tested new polymer-based cathode materials for lithium dual-ion...

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Jan 12, 2021 | Product News

SABIC Introduces Nanotechnology-based Resins for PET Foams Production

SABIC has introduced LNP™ COLORCOMP™ WQ117945 compound, a breakthrough material based on advanced nanotechnology that facilitates efficient production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) foams for...

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Dec 28, 2020 | Industry News

Scientists Develop Solar Cells Using Blended Polymers and Molecular Semiconductors

Researchers at Hiroshima University in Japan have blended various polymer and molecular semiconductors as photo-absorbers to create a solar cell with increased power efficiencies and electricity...

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Dec 16, 2020 | Industry News

CSP Develops Composite Battery Enclosure and Lightweighting Innovations for EVs

Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) has unveiled an innovative honeycomb Class A panel technology and an advanced, multi-material EV battery enclosure that can be molded in any number of CSP’s...

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Dec 7, 2020 | Industry News

DSM Launches Cost-effective Polyolefin-based Backsheet for Solar Modules

Royal DSM announces the launch of the ‘all purpose’ Endurance backsheet D15: A product that fills a gap in the solar market by delivering superior protection for a wide range of solar modules at an...

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Dec 3, 2020 | Industry News

Researchers Convert Waste Plastic into Carbon Nanotubes for Wires

Researchers at Swansea University are working on a project that changes waste plastics into highly valuable compounds for the energy industries. Scientists are extracting carbon atoms found in waste...

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