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Materials news, April 2016

Scott Bader Inc at SAMPE Long Beach

Scott Bader Inc is exhibiting its range of structural adhesives and advanced composites materials at SAMPE Long Beach 2016.

Students benefit from IACMI training

Over 150 students have been learning about latest composite developments during a two-day school presented by IACMI.

Scientists have found a simple way to convert one type of perovskite into another type that is a better light absorber with greater thermal stability.

Molecular electronic plasmonics is bringing together molecular electronics and plasmonics for next generation devices.

The Teijin Group, a supplier of high-performance fibers, has launched Teijinconex neo, a new meta-aramid fiber for the Chinese market.

Höganäs is exhibiting its range of products at thermal spray show ITSC 2016.

Charles B Blanton has been named chairman of ASTM International Committee B05 on Copper and Copper Alloys.

Submit your abstract before 13 May 2016.

A new technique known as ion soft-landing can produce battery electrodes with significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability.

Salt crystals can act as a template for the growth of thin sheets of conductive metal oxides that are highly effective at storing energy.

Fibermaq has been certified by NR-12, a standard of the Brazilian Ministry of Labor.

Technical Fibre Products Inc will be showing its latest nonwoven products at JEC Americas and TechTextil Americas, taking place in Atlanta in May.

Haydale recently presented a paper on the development of roll-to-roll gravure printing of biosensors.

Thyssenkrupp Aerospace will continue to handle the complete aluminum supply chain management for STELIA Aerospace in France and Tunisia.

Scientists have invented a metal nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times.

Using a new synthesis approach, scientists have developed a polar metal that possesses both insulating and conducting properties.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has released a video for consumers explaining reducing vehicle emissions.

Hoeganaes, part of GKN Powder Metallurgy, is starting production of automotive grade powders in China for the Asian market.

Evonik Industries plans to build a new production line for its polyamide 12 powder (PA12) in Marl, Germany.

The European Commission is to support the FIBRALSPEC four-year project.

View the live 2016 Elsevier Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday April 27th, 2016.

Scientists have developed a quick and efficient method for exfoliating atomically-thin flakes of phosphorene from black phosphorous.

A novel metamaterial made of nanoscale structures of gold and magnesium fluoride can radiate heat at specific wavelengths and in specific directions.

Velox GmbH has established a new cooperation with ThermHex, a European producer of polypropylene honeycomb cores.

The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST) has been officially opened in Sydney.

Physik Instrumente (PI) LP has introduced a new line of round multilayer actuators in its proprietary PICMA ceramic series.

Canadian researchers have found that some functionalised nanomaterials can affect the hatching and early development of fish embryos.

Scientists have uncovered the structural similarity between smectic liquid crystals and a crystalline structure of steel known as martensites.

Using an ultrafast electron microscope, researchers have recorded the first-ever videos showing how heat moves through nanoscale materials.

Sinterite has renewed it of its ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accreditation to May 2019.

Heinrich Georg GmbH has acquired North American machine tool builder Capco Machinery Systems, Inc.

Gurit and Barracuda Advanced Composites have teamed up to serve the Brazilian market with wind blade mold technology.

Composites UK and Dark Matter Composites have announced a series of health and safety events in the UK.

View details about the Fifth International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials, taking place in March 2017.

Explore the Special Issue on The Effects of Confinement on Polymeric Thermal Transitions and Nanostructuring, here.

Explore the new Special Issue on Thermophysical Properties, Thermal Stability and Fire Retardancy of Polymers Blends and Filled Polymers.

Scientists have discovered that the strong force-field emitted by a Tesla coil can cause carbon nanotubes to self-assemble into long wires.

Ultra-thin ferroelectric films based on hafnium oxide could produce non-volatile memory elements called ferroelectric tunnel junctions.

JEC Group reports that Major General Jocelyn M Seng will be the guest keynote speaker for the JEC Americas composites show.

Kyocera Corporation is to acquire 100% ownership of SGS Tool Company and its group companies.

Scientists at North Carolina State University have released a video showing lightweight metal foams turning an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact.

perovskite solar cells improved by squeezing the material between diamonds

By using a scanning tunneling microscope to image pairs of electrons in a superconductor, scientists have discovered a new state of electronic matter.

Gurit has reported net sales for Q1 2016 of CHF 87.7 million, a currency-adjusted decrease of 1% compared to Q1 2015.

Officials at Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio, US, have ordered a fiber reinforced plastic (FRP) pedestrian bridge,

Phillips-Medisize Corporation was recognized as the 2015 Business of the Year (30 or more employees) in St. Croix County, Wisconsin.

Scientists predict that in certain crystal materials current can only flow through a set of surface channels that resemble an hourglass.

Using vacuum filtration to produce controllable carbon nanotubes films.

Researchers from Los Alamos may have found a way to produce perovskite thin films, using a cheap, scalable technique.

3D printing and MIM specialist ARC Group Worldwide has appointed Alan G Quasha as chairman of the board.

Hardmetal specialist Kennametal Inc has signed a US$600 million five-year credit agreement.

The MPIF has concluded its judging of parts submitted to its Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence Awards competition.

Quantum spin fingerprints of two-dimensional magnetic materials

Quantum feedback in synthetic diamond

Rampf Group has officially launched its new core competency, Rampf Composite Solutions.

Hexcel Reinforcements UK Ltd will display a composite structure made for a British automotive OEM at GALM Europe 2016 this month.

Fiberline Composites has supplied a glass fiber reinforced composite lifting yoke to replace a more heavyweight steel construction.

OSG USA has acquired a manufacturer of custom carbide tools for the aerospace, automotive and medical industries.

Aliancys has announced a price increase for its unsaturated polyester vinyl ester resins sold in Europe, the Middle East and India of €80 per ton.

LPW Technology has developed a concept to help users get the best performance out of its metal powders for additive manufacturing.

scattering neutrons in a 2D solid state material

3D printing of robots from both solids and liquids for the first time.

Applying a magnetic field to a novel non-magnetic metal made it conduct 70% more electricity, even though basic physics would have predicted the opposite.

Freeman Technology has been presented with the ASTM’s Richard S Ladd Standards Development Award.

Solar Atmospheres has become the first company to receive MedAccred critical process reaccreditation.

Nordson EFD has developed a disposable square static mixer that can dispense two-part materials.

Covestro, a supplier of polymer materials, reports that one of its polyurethane resin has received the DNV GL certification.

A combined electrolyte and separator containing hexagonal boron nitride can allow lithium-ion batteries to work at high temperatures.

Magnetic transfer could lead the way to spintronics

Jean-Sébastien Jacques has been appointed new chief executive of Rio Tinto.

Reichhold has announced a price increase today of US$0.04 per pound on its unsaturated polyester resins and vinyl ester resins.

Valleytronics based on two-dimensional semiconductors.

The Hilti Group closed the 2015 financial year with sales growth of +5.8% in local currencies, it reports.

Pinette PEI has completed a plant in Asia to make industrial tires and rollers.

Mafic says that tests have proved the strength and stiffness of basalt fiber in composites.

Finnish researchers are calling for consistent and standardized testing of super-hydrophobic materials.

Researchers have created a stretchable photodetector with enhanced, strain-tunable photoresponsivity by engineering 2D graphene into 3D structures.

AM specialist Concept Laser has reported a 54% increase in sales in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Umicore reports it was confirmed that Umicore did not directly infringe or induce infringement of patents asserted against it by BASF.

Plansee is further expanding its production capacity in Korea.

H.C. Starck has partnered with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Center for Heat Treating Excellence (CHTE).

DowAksa has announced DJ DeLong as the new general manager for the DowAksa USA operations.

Agility Fuel Systems reports that that UPS has ordered its Behind-the-Cab CNG fuel systems for delivery in Q3 2016.

Details of the Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids winners 2016.

Teijin Frontier Co Ltd, the Teijin Group’s fiber-products converting company, has established Teijin Frontier Mexico SA de CV in Mexico City.

Concept Laser GmbH has 3D printed a frame for a lightweight concept sports car.

Spanish plastics technology center AIMPLAS reports that it generated a return of €12.6 million for its R&D partner companies.

Applying pressure can change the properties of the crystalline materials known as perovskites and how they respond to light.

By combining graphene with molecules capable of altering their structure on exposure to light, scientists have created light-responsive molecular switches.

Composites UK reports that two vacancies for chairs of BSI committees focusing on plastic composites are now available.

Höganäs AB is testing a new high-capacity transport (HCT) truck to be used in carrying metal powder from Höganäs to the port of Helsingborg in Sweden.

Hobas reports that it came out best in a recent review of manhole rehabilitation products and methods by the IKT Institute.

PyroGenesis Canada Inc has announced plans to ultimately spin-off 80% of its AM business into an independent publicly traded company.

A new type of amorphous steel alloy possesses a record-breaking ability to withstand an impact without deforming permanently.

A carbon nanotube thin film has the potential to act as a thermoelectric material that captures and uses waste heat to generate electricity.

Wrinkled and crumpled graphene sheets offer improved properties.

Greenlee Textron, a Textron Inc company which makes professional tools, has launched the new 628 and 648 Carbide Cutter sets.

According to Wohlers Report 2016, the additive manufacturing (AM) industry grew 25.9% (CAGR) to US$5.165 billion in 2015.

Polynt Composites has announced a price increase, effective for all new deliveries shipped on or after 1 April 2016.

Teijin Limited plans to expand production of its Technora para-aramid fiber by 10%.

New research has identified how liquid-like materials can change into a solid-like state through simple stirring.

Technavio has released a new report covering the global carbon fiber prepreg market up to 2019.

Scientists have developed a simple filtration process for creating flexible, wafer-scale films of highly aligned and closely-packed carbon nanotubes.

Premium Aerotec has signed a cooperation agreement with Concept Laser to supply additive manufacturing machines.

AcuteMarketReports has published a new report about the chrome metal powder market

Fonon Corporation has introduced its Bulk-To-Shape technology.

GE has celebrated the grand opening of its new additive manufacturing (AM) facility located near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Scientists have improved the performance of a solid battery electrolyte through chemical modification and pulverization.

Scientists have detected a new state of matter known as a quantum spin liquid in the 2D material ruthenium chloride.

Rediscovered synthesis methods for transition metal dichalcogenides could enable future optical, electronic, and mechanical devices.

AIC Group has delivered an advanced composite processing oven to Terma Aerostructures A/S in Denmark.

Web Industries, Inc has joined the ThermoPlastic Composites Research Center (TPRC).

A new paper-like battery electrode made from silicon oxycarbide glass and graphene is able to operate at the low temperatures found in space.

Scientists have used computer-based calculations to show that two dimensional boron is a low-temperature superconductor.

Exposure to light helps fabrics with embedded nanostructures to clean themselves.

Huntsman Advanced Materials has developed a new epoxy resin system and a new process which could lead to a new compression molding concept.

The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMV) has reported a modest 1.5% growth for British commercial vehicle (CV) manufacturing in February.

North Carolina State University researchers in the US suggest that composite metal foams (CMFs) could be more effective at insulating against high heat.

New moldable thermoplastic polymer leads to renewable thermoplastics.

Composites UK reports that it has surpassed its 250 member company mark with 20% year-on-year growth.

The Institute for Advanced Manufacturing Innovation has won the JEC Special Prize for AM technology.

Premium AEROTEC has signed a cooperation agreement with molded parts specialist toolcraft.

Maxon Motor has given GKN Sinter Metals Spa AG based in Bruneck, Italy its 2015 Supplier Award for best overall performance.

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