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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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Sep 16, 2021 | Industry News

New Conjugated Polymer for Organic and Perovskite Solar Cells

Skoltech researchers have synthesized a new conjugated polymer for organic electronics using two different chemical reactions and shown the impact of the two methods on its performance in organic...

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Sep 14, 2021 | Product News

Evonik Introduces Fire-resistant PA12 Compound for EV Batteries

Evonik is expanding its portfolio of polyamide 12 compounds for insulating electrical conductors with the product VESTAMID® LX9050 OR. By using halogen-free flame retardants in accordance with IEC...

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Sep 9, 2021 | Industry News

Siemens Gamesa Launches Fully Recyclable Wind Turbine Blade for Offshore Use

Siemens Gamesa launches RecyclableBlade, the world’s first recyclable wind turbine blades ready for commercial use offshore. With this technology, separation of the materials in the blade is...

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Sep 1, 2021 | Industry News

Epishine Signs Distribution Agreement with Farnell for Printed Organic Solar Cells

Epishine has signed a new franchise agreement with Farnell, an Avnet Company and distributor of electronic components, products and solutions. The new-to-market printed organic solar cells are...

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Aug 25, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS’ Glass Fiber-reinforced PA6 Finds Use in INFAC’s Battery Module Housing

LANXESS and INFAC have together developed a battery module housing for electric vehicles (EVs). The battery housing uses Durethan BKV30FN04 from LANXESS to satisfy stringent mechanical and chemical...

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Aug 18, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Develop and Test Thermoplastic Blades for Tidal Turbines

NREL researchers have constructed turbine blades using thermoplastic composite materials and are now testing them on one of Verdant Power's tidal turbines, which are currently deployed in New York...

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Aug 12, 2021 | Industry News

New Lightning Protection System to Make Thermoplastic Wind Turbine Blades Safer

A team of NREL researchers led by Robynne Murray and supported by General Electric (GE) and LM Wind Power (a GE subsidiary) have invented a new lightning protection system to keep the blades made...

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Aug 3, 2021 | Industry News

Covestro Displayed PU Elastomer-based Materials at PU China 2021

Covestro showcased a range of innovative solutions using polyurethane (PU) elastomers for various industries as well as to help customers achieve their sustainability goals at PU China 2021. This is...

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Jul 15, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema & Verkor Partner to Strengthen Sustainable Battery Development in Europe

Arkema becomes a shareholder and technological partner of Verkor, a French start-up specialized in the production of high-performance batteries. Arkema, thanks to its cutting-edge materials and...

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Jul 5, 2021 | Industry News

New Method to Produce PTFE Membranes Using Electrospinning

Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University were able to obtain polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) membranes using electrospinning. PTFE is known to be the most stable existent polymer. According to the...

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