New Project to Develop Graphene-reinforced Composites with Thermal Conductivity
12 January 2019
Graphene is made of sheets of carbon just one atom thick and is significantly lighter than standard carbon fiber. It’s also stronger than carbon fiber and steel, meaning that it can bring weight reductions of around 20% in the automotive industry without hindering panel strength.
Researchers Achieve Biodegradation of Plastic Films with Soil Microbes
30 November 2018
Our world is contaminated with plastic waste. It does not affect our oceans but our agriculture soil as well. Many farmers are using PE mulch film to cover their crop to combat weeds, increase soil temperature and keep the soil moist, thereby increasing overall crop yields. However the removal of mulch film after harvest is impossible. This small parts of plastic mulch is left on the soil and contaminated the soil. Film residues in soils decrease soil fertility, interfere with water transport and diminish crop growth.
UCSC Researchers Develop Safer Non-migratory Plasticizers for PVC
23 November 2018
Research have shown that exposure of phthalates in our surrounding are harmful for human health because phthalate tends to leach out of the plastic and contaminate food, furniture and etc. Phthalate are used as plasticizer for variety of things such as furniture, clothing, building material and many more. Today, researchers led by Rebecca Braslau and her team have addressed those issue by developing a safer chemical, a non-migratory plasticizer.
Aramid Fiber Market to Reach USD 5.90 Bn by 2025 Predicts Grand View Research
16 November 2018
The global aramid fiber market is expected to reach USD 5.90 billion by 2025 due to the growing market for protective gear in various industries such as manufacturing, oil, gas, as well as the military.
Glass Reinforced Plastic Market to Expand at a CAGR of 4.60% from 2017-2026
09 November 2018
The global market for glass reinforced plastic is expected to expand at a CAGR of 4.60% during the period from 2017 to 2026 (especially Asia Pacific excluding Japan), with the market reaching 14,699 tons by 2026 by the end of the forecast period in terms of the volume.