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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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Nov 30, 2020 | Industry News

New Project to Assess Use of Composites in Electric Vehicles' Battery Housings

EconCore has announced a partnership involving AZL, Audi and others to establish the potential of using composites for battery housings. This eight-month collaborative project will assess the...

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Nov 25, 2020 | Industry News

Toray Develops High Heat-resistant Aramid Polymer-based Separator for Li-Ion Batteries

Toray Industries has created a non-porous separator for lithium-ion batteries, that could dramatically increase capacity by enhancing safety of lithium metal anode batteries, notably in wearable...

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Nov 19, 2020 | Industry News

New Way to Make Recyclable Wind Turbine Blades Using Thermoplastic Resins

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with Arkema Inc., have demonstrated the feasibility of thermoplastic resin and validated...

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Nov 18, 2020 | Product News

Ascend Introduces Long-chain Polyamides with Enhanced Chemical Resistance

Ascend Performance Materials has launched several new grades of its HiDura™ long-chain polyamides for engineered plastics, monofilaments and cable ties. HiDura polyamide 610 and 612 are designed to...

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Nov 9, 2020 | Industry News

Innovative Polymer-based Battery Current Collector with High Flame Retardancy

Scientists have engineered one of the heaviest battery components ­ sheets of copper or aluminum foil known as current collectors ­ so they weigh 80% less and immediately quench any fires that flare...

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Nov 2, 2020 | Industry News

New Fiber Plastic Composite-based Lightweight Battery Pack for EVs

Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a lightweight battery pack that exclusively uses fiber-plastic composites. In this way, the weight has been reduced by 40 percent compared to...

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Oct 27, 2020 | Product News

Arkema’s Thermoplastic Resin for Wind Turbines Receives Prestigious Award

Arkema wins the 2020 Pierre Potier Prize for its Elium® liquid thermoplastic resin for wind turbines Elium®, liquid thermoplastic resin, a breakthrough innovation in the composites market that...

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Oct 19, 2020 | Industry News

Study Unveils Nanomaterial-based Polymer Solar Thermal Cell

A team of researchers led by Professor Tony McNally, from WMG, at the University of Warwick in partnership with Senergy Innovations Ltd have developed the first nanomaterial enabled all polymer...

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Oct 12, 2020 | Industry News

New Environment-friendly Polymer Electrolytes for Flexible Redox Flow Batteries

Researchers at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Ger­many) have recently developed promising new polymer electrolytes for redox flow batteries, which are flexible, efficient, and...

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Oct 8, 2020 | Industry News

Researchers to Develop Composite Materials with Self-diagnostic Function

KTU researchers and colleagues are developing multifunctional composite materials for aircraft, cars, wind power plants and other structure production. The international team of researchers aims at...

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