High-yield plastics on horizon
- New Kid on the block. Ritter, George W. // Adhesives & Sealants Industry;Mar1998, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p30
Presents information on the development of polymers. Background information on polymer development; Production of urethanes; Details on isocyanates.
- Some are kinky. Fisher, Arthur; Stover, Dawn // Popular Science;Jun98, Vol. 252 Issue 6, p24
Discusses the assumption made by scientists studying the behavior of polymers for 20 years. How identical polymers that are exposed to identical conditions may behave; Criticisms of Nobel laureate Steven Chu; Description of the research conducted by Chu and colleagues.
- Spheres of influence. Henderson, Tom // Corporate Detroit;Sep96, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p23
Focuses on polymers called dendrimers. Spherical-polymer science; Starburst dendrimers; Macromolecular architecture; Commercial momentum.
- Protective polymer. // Foundry Management & Technology;Jun95, Vol. 123 Issue 6, p23
Features polyaniline, a polymer with electrical conductivity. Potential as a corrosion protectant; Reaction with iron; Production costs.
- PEN development accelerates only slowly. Cornitius, Tim // Chemical Week;10/9/96, Vol. 158 Issue 38, p40
Presents trends in the global polyethylene naphthalate (PEN) market. Limited commercial production; Lack of regulatory clearance issues for food uses; Competition between Shell Chemical and Eastman Chemical in the commercial production of PEN; Limiting feedstock for PEN; Slow growth of PEN market.
- Polymers for ceramic and metal powder binding applications. Harley, Michael // Ceramic Industry;Nov95, Vol. 145 Issue 6, p51
Focuses on carbon dioxide copolymers or poly(alkylene carbonates). Properties of poly(propylene carbonate) binders; Applications of poly(propylene carbonate) binders.
- Life, the universe and (almost) everything. // New Scientist;5/1/93, Vol. 138 Issue 1871, p45
Presents a discussion of polymers in cartoon form. Polythene; Elastomers; Qualities of other polymers.
- New material stores one trillion bits of data. // Current Science;12/13/96, Vol. 82 Issue 8, p14
Reports on the invention of a new storage material called polymer with the potential to hold one trillion bits of information by scientists in Buffalo, New York. Features of the polymer; Number of CD-ROMs needed to hold the same amount of information; Cost of the laser needed to read the polymer.
- Long-chain polymer shows promise as insulator. D.M. // Electronic Design;5/28/96, Vol. 44 Issue 11, p27
Reports that long-chain polymers such as polynaphthalene shows promise as low-dielectric-constant insulating material for integrated circuits according to researchers from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Use of an environmentally safe means of performing chemical-vapor deposition of...