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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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Dec 3, 2021 | Industry News

Researchers Explore 3D Printing of Wind Turbine Blades with Improved Recyclability

A team of National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) researchers are furthering their revolutionary combination of recyclable thermoplastics and additive manufacturing to manufacture advanced wind...

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Dec 2, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS and Kautex Co-develop Large-format Plastic Battery Housing for EVs

LANXESS and Kautex Textron have been collaborating for several years to research whether battery housings for electric vehicles can be designed and manufactured from technical thermoplastics...

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Nov 22, 2021 | Industry News

Arkema Inaugurates Center of Excellence for Battery Materials

Arkema inaugurates the Christian Collette Center of Excellence dedicated to batteries at its Pierre-Bénite Research Center in the presence of Thierry Le Hénaff, chairman and CEO of the Group. On...

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Nov 15, 2021 | Industry News

LANXESS to Convert Its High Performance Materials Business Legally Independent

LANXESS will transfer its High Performance Materials (HPM) business unit to an independent legal corporate structure. HPM is a supplier of high-performance plastics. The materials are used primarily...

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Nov 1, 2021 | Industry News

Toray Develops Nano Micro-protrusion Polyester Film for Electronic Components

Toray Industries has developed a new version of Lumirror™, its range of biaxially oriented polyester films. It created the new film by precisely controlling the height of surface protrusions...

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Oct 28, 2021 | Industry News

New Approach Turns Non-recyclable Plastic into Conductive Polymer Nanocomposites

Researchers at UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering are collaborating to develop an innovative use for non-recyclable plastic and rubber waste. In fact, these materials, mostly from cars and...

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Oct 21, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Find Spaces Between Azobenzene-based Polymers Affect Energy Conversion

A team led by FAMU-FSU College of Engineering researchers has new insight into molecules that change their shape in response to light. The researchers studying azobenzene-based polymers found that...

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Oct 13, 2021 | Product News

DuPont Showcases Thermoplastic Innovations and more at Fakuma 2021

At the Fakuma trade show, technical experts from DuPont are available to discuss how recently introduced solutions and services from the company support EV battery and thermal management...

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Oct 7, 2021 | Industry News

Polypore and SEM-CORP Establish Polypropylene LIB Separators JV

Asahi Kasei’s wholly owned subsidiary Polypore and Shanghai Energy New Materials Technology (SEM-CORP) established a joint venture for dry-process lithium-ion battery separators in China. The...

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Oct 5, 2021 | Industry News

Scientists Achieve High Thermal Conductivity in Polyethylene Using New Strategy

A team of researchers at UB report a new strategy to achieve high thermal conductive electric insulator polyethylene with high dielectric constant and strength. The researchers describe solution...

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