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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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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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