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Polymer Reinforcement Channel
Fibers (glass, carbon, polymeric, etc.) are well-known polymer reinforcers. Fillers are also efficient ways to reinforce polymers, improving other properties like dimensional stability and scratch resistance. Latest trends are fueled by nanotechnologies (carbon nanotubes, nanoclayes, halloysite nanotubes) and naturally-sourced reinforcers (sisal fibers, cellulosic fibers or flour).

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Jun 19, 2018 | Industry News

LyondellBasell & Braskem Announce Plans for Merger

LyondellBasell and Odebrecht have announced that the companies have entered into exclusive discussions regarding a potential transaction between LyondellBasell and Braskem. The discussions are...

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Jun 18, 2018 | Industry News

OCSiAl’s Graphene Nanotubes Offer ESD Protection for Fiberglass Plastics

OCSiAl’s TUBALL graphene nanotubes provide ESD protection by dissipating electrostatic charge inside and outside a storage tank. Innovative technologies have enabled graphene nanotubes to totally...

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Jun 14, 2018 | Industry News

New CO2 Capturing Technology Using Nanomaterials Combined with Membranes

The project CARMOF aims at building a complete demonstrator of a new process to capture and separate CO2 based on the use of nanomaterials (graphene, carbon nanotubes and MOF) combined with...

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Jun 13, 2018 | Product News

GCR Group Launches Mineral Masterbatches for Improved Mechanical Performance

GCR Group has added new grades to its Granic mineral masterbatch portfolio. The new grades are based on minerals in a compostable resin carrier. BioGranic can be added to the formulation without the...

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Jun 13, 2018 | Industry News

Versarien & Arrow GreenTech Collaborate to Explore Graphene’s Potential Benefits

Versarien has announced that it has signed an agreement with Arrow GreenTech. Versarien and Arrow GreenTech have agreed to collaborate on exploring the potential benefits of using graphene and its...

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Jun 12, 2018 | Industry News

Collaboration to Incorporate Graphene into Polymer Structures - Versarien & Partner

Versarien has announced the collaboration which involves the incorporation of Versarien's proprietary Nanene few layer graphene nano-platelets into polymer structures. The collaboration will aim to...

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Jun 5, 2018 | Industry News

FIBRALSPEC Project Develops Lignin-based Carbon Fibers with Enhanced Properties

The EU-funded FIBRALSPEC project has succeeded in improving the production of carbon fibers from lignin. Green precursors of carbon fibers based on lignin were also produced and the...

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Jun 4, 2018 | Industry News

Teijin Starts Construction of Carbon Fiber Facility in South Carolina

Teijin has announced that it celebrated the groundbreaking of a new carbon-fiber production facility of its wholly owned subsidiary Teijin Carbon Fibers. This is the largest initial capital...

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May 31, 2018 | Industry News

New Way to Process Carbon Nanotubes from Cresol-based Solvents

Jiaxing Huang of Northwestern University has developed a new way to process carbon nanotubes with help of chemicals present in household cleaners which may lead to a revolution. This new research...

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May 30, 2018 | Industry News

IACMI Project Concludes New CFRP Manufacturing Process

IACMI has concluded the Phase I completion of a project led by DuPont, with project partnership from Fibrtec and Purdue University. This leads to creation of a new carbon fiber composite...

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