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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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Aug 18, 2020 | Industry News

Covestro & Partners Develop Cost-effective PU-based Wind Turbine Blade

Covestro has successfully developed the world’s first 64.2-meter wind turbine blade made completely of polyurethane. The blade, made jointly with Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind and wind...

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Aug 18, 2020 | Article

Battery Separators: How Can the Plastics Industry Meet the Challenges?

By Mark DeMeuse

In recent years, there have been intensive efforts to develop advanced battery separators for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries for different applications such as: .image-1 { width:...

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Jul 16, 2020 | Industry News

Toyota Tsusho Invests in ABP’s All-polymer Lithium-ion Battery

Toyota Tsusho Corporation announces that it has invested in APB Corporation, a company engaging in the development, manufacturing and sales of the all polymer battery, a next-generation lithium-ion...

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Jun 11, 2020 | Industry News

New Way to Process Graphene Sheets for Transparent Solar Cells and Other Applications

MIT researcher’s new manufacturing process of making large sheets of high-quality, atomically thin graphene could lead to ultra-lightweight, flexible solar cells, and to new classes of...

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Jun 10, 2020 | Industry News

New Collaboration to Deduce Strategies for Wind Turbine Blade Recycling

WindEurope, the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the European Composites Industry Association (EuCIA) present the recommendations for the recycling of wind turbine blades in the new...

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May 20, 2020 | Industry News

New Highly-conductive Polymer-based Thin Film Electrolyte for Li-Ion Batteries

Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s researchers have developed a thin film, highly conductive solid-state electrolyte made of a polymer and ceramic-based composite for lithium metal batteries...

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Apr 29, 2020 | Industry News

Study Unveils New Technology to Turn Waste PET into Battery Components

Purdue University researchers have created a technique to turn waste polyethylene terephthalate, one of the most recyclable polymers, into components of batteries...

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Apr 23, 2020 | Industry News

New Way to Improve Wearable Power Sources Using Untwisted Conductive Polymers

The researchers from the Nagoya University have reported that untwisting chains of atoms within a plastic polymer improves its ability to conduct electricity. The insight could help accelerate the...

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Apr 15, 2020 | Industry News

New Sulfur-CNF-composites to Boost Performance of Lithium Sulfur Batteries

The researchers from Toyohashi University of Technology have found that cathode composites made by combining a sulfur active material and carbon nanofiber (CNF) developed using an electrostatic...

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Apr 6, 2020 | Industry News

New Graphene Nanotube-modified Polymer to Overcome Wind Farm Radar Interference

Developers from Trelleborg Applied Technology have developed graphene nanotube-modified polymer that solves a great challenge of the renewable energy industry – wind farm radar interference, using...

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