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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 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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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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