Category: Chemicals & Materials

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How new technologies are reshaping the building façade coatings market

– Deterioration in building façade coatings can be caused by a wide range of factors, such...
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Thermoset recycling: Expert insights into processes and challenges

– Sudhin Datta is a retired Senior Research Associate at ExxonMobil Chemical, in the polymers business....
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Leveraging quantum computing in the chemical industry: Expert Interview

– Yudong Cao has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. He obtained his PhD...
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Automotive lightweighting: Strategies for improving fuel efficiency

– The automotive industry has been reinventing itself to become more and more sustainable, starting with...
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These companies are revolutionizing the applications of nanocellulose across industries

– Cellulose is the most abundant sustainable and renewable biopolymer on Earth, found in plants, algae,...
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The Single-Use Plastic Directive and its impact on the use of bioplastics in the CPG and F&B industries

– Demand for sustainable products has been growing among consumers, leading brand owners to a desire...
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Reducing PPE waste with sustainable textiles and novel decontamination systems

– Personal protective equipment, commonly known as PPE, is equipment that is designed to protect the...
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Sustainable packaging solutions to curb plastic pollution

– Polymers are widely used for manufacturing plastic goods in a range of industries — most...
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Hydrogels: Emerging materials and novel applications

– Hydrogels, a class of polymeric materials that can absorb and retain large amounts of liquid...
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How digital twins are helping repurpose sustainability values across different sectors

– In 2019, the global digital twin market was valued at USD $3.8 billion. A great...
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What are some recent advances in high-temperature materials for jet engines?

– The jet engine is the most complex element of an aircraft and one of the...
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How COVID-19 is catalyzing innovation for the chemical industry

– The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about unprecedented disruption in the functioning of several industries and...
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Alternative sources for graphene production

– Ever since its isolation in 2004, graphene and graphene-like materials (e.g., graphene oxide, graphene nanoplatelets)...
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New technological processes for superalloy metals

– The constant search to create stronger, harder, more resistant and therefore safer alloys in aeronautics...
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Hemp: An old crop finding new applications as an eco-friendly alternative

– One of the oldest textile-relics in human history is a hemp fabric dated to approximately...
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Carbon dioxide-based polymers: Turning carbon emissions into plastic

– Carbon dioxide as a problem: The soaring carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere as...
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What emerging material innovations could make vehicles lighter?

– In our first article, we covered the current applications of alternate lightweight materials in the...
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Automotive lightweight materials: The age of the composite

– The automotive industry is going through an important development phase to address major issues concerning...
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A new life for food waste

– Every year, about 1.3 billion tonnes of food goes off to waste. However, the good...
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Implantable biosensors powered from within

– Implantable biosensors have great potential in the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of a variety of...

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