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Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
The role of label printers in food regulation and consumer safety
Recent changes in European legislation concern food packaging materials, of which labels are an integral part. FINAT, in a collaborative effort with its member UPM Raflatac, reports on the new EU 10/2011 regulation. This regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
UK Nanotechnology and Coatings Industry Conference to take place in October
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), in partnership with the British Coatings Federation (BCF) and the Paint Research Association (PRA), is announcing details of the Fourth Annual Nanotechnology and the Coatings Industry Conference, to be held in Nottingham on 8 October.
Tools with conformal cooling for distortion-free, complex components
Manufacturer of irons, Rowenta, has announced an innovative new range of models. Hofmann Tool Manufacturing is supplying tools with conformal cooling which enables several key advantages: less assembly work, better functional integration, better parts quality, a shorter cycle time and lower unit cos
UK SMEs encouraged to participate in Horizon 2020 EUR70 billion programme
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is encouraging UK SMEs to take advantage of the Horizon 2020 €70 billion programme.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Polymer nanocrystal created from polyethylene (PE) holds promise in coatings
German researchers have successfully created a polymer nanocrystal from PE. The scientists from universities in Constance, Bayreuth, and Berlin, used a new type of catalyst to synthesize the nanocrystal as well as a combination of analytic tools offered by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin research centr
Round shank tool coating keeps rotational tooling sharp for longer
Following the signing of an exclusive licence agreement, Tecvac is now providing the complete line of CemeCon resilient coatings to UK tool manufacturers and users. Tecvac is able to replicate CemeCon processes and is fully authorised to market these branded coatings and give users technical support
External coating of 90km oil pipeline by airless spraying method
Usually PP-wrapping provides long-term corrosion protection for underground pipelines. But in this case the polypropylene tapes shrank substantially due to the high service temperature. Thereby, large metal surfaces were uncovered and unprotected. The two-component epoxy coatings of the solvent-free
Vapour permeability tested in minutes for pumps, meters and valves
Every home, office and factory already has numerous pumps, meters and flow valves as they are used in applications ranging from dishwashers to artificial hearts, many of them use materials that are excellent at keeping liquids out, but then perform poorly simply because they provide a poor barrier t
Super-slippery "structured liquid" coating gets ALL the ketchup out of the bottle
LiquiGlide is a revolutionary super-slippery coating platform that allows cosmetic products like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion and thick sauces and condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, jelly, and even honey to slide easily out of their bottles. What may seem like a trivial application is
R&D collaborations on corrosion prevention and metal machining in Singapore
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has initiated three collaborative industry projects worth S$1.8m with the support of SPRING Singapore and Singapore Workforce Development Agency to help local companies strengthen technological capabilities, increase their productivity, a
Glass-flake epoxy paint for long-term protection of bridges and highways
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has pioneered a glass flake epoxy based paint technology in the bridges and highways industry. Originally developed to protect offshore structures from the severe marine environment in North Sea oil and gas applications, the system eliminates the require
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Silver conductive, one-part aqueous-based sodium silicate for EMI/RFI shielding
Master Bond MB600S is an aqueous-based sodium silicate formulated for coating applications where electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) shielding is required.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
The role of label printers in food regulation and consumer safety
Recent changes in European legislation concern food packaging materials, of which labels are an integral part. FINAT, in a collaborative effort with its member UPM Raflatac, reports on the new EU 10/2011 regulation. This regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
UK Nanotechnology and Coatings Industry Conference to take place in October
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), in partnership with the British Coatings Federation (BCF) and the Paint Research Association (PRA), is announcing details of the Fourth Annual Nanotechnology and the Coatings Industry Conference, to be held in Nottingham on 8 October.
Tools with conformal cooling for distortion-free, complex components
Manufacturer of irons, Rowenta, has announced an innovative new range of models. Hofmann Tool Manufacturing is supplying tools with conformal cooling which enables several key advantages: less assembly work, better functional integration, better parts quality, a shorter cycle time and lower unit cos
UK SMEs encouraged to participate in Horizon 2020 EUR70 billion programme
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is encouraging UK SMEs to take advantage of the Horizon 2020 €70 billion programme.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Polymer nanocrystal created from polyethylene (PE) holds promise in coatings
German researchers have successfully created a polymer nanocrystal from PE. The scientists from universities in Constance, Bayreuth, and Berlin, used a new type of catalyst to synthesize the nanocrystal as well as a combination of analytic tools offered by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin research centr
Round shank tool coating keeps rotational tooling sharp for longer
Following the signing of an exclusive licence agreement, Tecvac is now providing the complete line of CemeCon resilient coatings to UK tool manufacturers and users. Tecvac is able to replicate CemeCon processes and is fully authorised to market these branded coatings and give users technical support
External coating of 90km oil pipeline by airless spraying method
Usually PP-wrapping provides long-term corrosion protection for underground pipelines. But in this case the polypropylene tapes shrank substantially due to the high service temperature. Thereby, large metal surfaces were uncovered and unprotected. The two-component epoxy coatings of the solvent-free
Vapour permeability tested in minutes for pumps, meters and valves
Every home, office and factory already has numerous pumps, meters and flow valves as they are used in applications ranging from dishwashers to artificial hearts, many of them use materials that are excellent at keeping liquids out, but then perform poorly simply because they provide a poor barrier t
Super-slippery "structured liquid" coating gets ALL the ketchup out of the bottle
LiquiGlide is a revolutionary super-slippery coating platform that allows cosmetic products like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion and thick sauces and condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, jelly, and even honey to slide easily out of their bottles. What may seem like a trivial application is
R&D collaborations on corrosion prevention and metal machining in Singapore
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has initiated three collaborative industry projects worth S$1.8m with the support of SPRING Singapore and Singapore Workforce Development Agency to help local companies strengthen technological capabilities, increase their productivity, a
Glass-flake epoxy paint for long-term protection of bridges and highways
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has pioneered a glass flake epoxy based paint technology in the bridges and highways industry. Originally developed to protect offshore structures from the severe marine environment in North Sea oil and gas applications, the system eliminates the require
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Silver conductive, one-part aqueous-based sodium silicate for EMI/RFI shielding
Master Bond MB600S is an aqueous-based sodium silicate formulated for coating applications where electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) shielding is required.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
The role of label printers in food regulation and consumer safety
Recent changes in European legislation concern food packaging materials, of which labels are an integral part. FINAT, in a collaborative effort with its member UPM Raflatac, reports on the new EU 10/2011 regulation. This regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
UK Nanotechnology and Coatings Industry Conference to take place in October
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), in partnership with the British Coatings Federation (BCF) and the Paint Research Association (PRA), is announcing details of the Fourth Annual Nanotechnology and the Coatings Industry Conference, to be held in Nottingham on 8 October.
Tools with conformal cooling for distortion-free, complex components
Manufacturer of irons, Rowenta, has announced an innovative new range of models. Hofmann Tool Manufacturing is supplying tools with conformal cooling which enables several key advantages: less assembly work, better functional integration, better parts quality, a shorter cycle time and lower unit cos
UK SMEs encouraged to participate in Horizon 2020 EUR70 billion programme
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is encouraging UK SMEs to take advantage of the Horizon 2020 €70 billion programme.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Polymer nanocrystal created from polyethylene (PE) holds promise in coatings
German researchers have successfully created a polymer nanocrystal from PE. The scientists from universities in Constance, Bayreuth, and Berlin, used a new type of catalyst to synthesize the nanocrystal as well as a combination of analytic tools offered by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin research centr
Round shank tool coating keeps rotational tooling sharp for longer
Following the signing of an exclusive licence agreement, Tecvac is now providing the complete line of CemeCon resilient coatings to UK tool manufacturers and users. Tecvac is able to replicate CemeCon processes and is fully authorised to market these branded coatings and give users technical support
External coating of 90km oil pipeline by airless spraying method
Usually PP-wrapping provides long-term corrosion protection for underground pipelines. But in this case the polypropylene tapes shrank substantially due to the high service temperature. Thereby, large metal surfaces were uncovered and unprotected. The two-component epoxy coatings of the solvent-free
Vapour permeability tested in minutes for pumps, meters and valves
Every home, office and factory already has numerous pumps, meters and flow valves as they are used in applications ranging from dishwashers to artificial hearts, many of them use materials that are excellent at keeping liquids out, but then perform poorly simply because they provide a poor barrier t
Super-slippery "structured liquid" coating gets ALL the ketchup out of the bottle
LiquiGlide is a revolutionary super-slippery coating platform that allows cosmetic products like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion and thick sauces and condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, jelly, and even honey to slide easily out of their bottles. What may seem like a trivial application is
R&D collaborations on corrosion prevention and metal machining in Singapore
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has initiated three collaborative industry projects worth S$1.8m with the support of SPRING Singapore and Singapore Workforce Development Agency to help local companies strengthen technological capabilities, increase their productivity, a
Glass-flake epoxy paint for long-term protection of bridges and highways
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has pioneered a glass flake epoxy based paint technology in the bridges and highways industry. Originally developed to protect offshore structures from the severe marine environment in North Sea oil and gas applications, the system eliminates the require
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Silver conductive, one-part aqueous-based sodium silicate for EMI/RFI shielding
Master Bond MB600S is an aqueous-based sodium silicate formulated for coating applications where electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) shielding is required.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
The role of label printers in food regulation and consumer safety
Recent changes in European legislation concern food packaging materials, of which labels are an integral part. FINAT, in a collaborative effort with its member UPM Raflatac, reports on the new EU 10/2011 regulation. This regulation on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with
Foam polymer coating grown directly from gases
A researcher at the University of Rochester has developed a process to grow highly customisable coatings of foam-like polymers. Useful because they combine light weight with rigid mechanical properties, they are used in a variety of ways, including the delivery of drugs in the body, as a framework f
Functional nano-coatings for textiles repel oil and water, and are free of PFOA, PFOS
New functional nanocoatings for technical textiles and produced using low pressure plasma technology have been baunched by Europlasma under the brand names Nanofics 10, Nanofics 110 and Nanofics 120.
UK Nanotechnology and Coatings Industry Conference to take place in October
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), in partnership with the British Coatings Federation (BCF) and the Paint Research Association (PRA), is announcing details of the Fourth Annual Nanotechnology and the Coatings Industry Conference, to be held in Nottingham on 8 October.
Tools with conformal cooling for distortion-free, complex components
Manufacturer of irons, Rowenta, has announced an innovative new range of models. Hofmann Tool Manufacturing is supplying tools with conformal cooling which enables several key advantages: less assembly work, better functional integration, better parts quality, a shorter cycle time and lower unit cos
UK SMEs encouraged to participate in Horizon 2020 EUR70 billion programme
The Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network (NanoKTN), one of the UK’s primary knowledge-based networks for Micro and Nanotechnologies, is encouraging UK SMEs to take advantage of the Horizon 2020 €70 billion programme.
Highly durable, optical thin film coatings for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)
Deposition Sciences presented ruggedised optical coatings for unmanned systems at AUVSI (Washington DC) in August. Extremely durable optical coatings include anti-reflection, infrared thin film coatings, dark mirrors, patterned optical filters, advanced multispectral optical filter assemblies, diele
Polymer nanocrystal created from polyethylene (PE) holds promise in coatings
German researchers have successfully created a polymer nanocrystal from PE. The scientists from universities in Constance, Bayreuth, and Berlin, used a new type of catalyst to synthesize the nanocrystal as well as a combination of analytic tools offered by the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin research centr
Round shank tool coating keeps rotational tooling sharp for longer
Following the signing of an exclusive licence agreement, Tecvac is now providing the complete line of CemeCon resilient coatings to UK tool manufacturers and users. Tecvac is able to replicate CemeCon processes and is fully authorised to market these branded coatings and give users technical support
External coating of 90km oil pipeline by airless spraying method
Usually PP-wrapping provides long-term corrosion protection for underground pipelines. But in this case the polypropylene tapes shrank substantially due to the high service temperature. Thereby, large metal surfaces were uncovered and unprotected. The two-component epoxy coatings of the solvent-free
Vapour permeability tested in minutes for pumps, meters and valves
Every home, office and factory already has numerous pumps, meters and flow valves as they are used in applications ranging from dishwashers to artificial hearts, many of them use materials that are excellent at keeping liquids out, but then perform poorly simply because they provide a poor barrier t
Super-slippery "structured liquid" coating gets ALL the ketchup out of the bottle
LiquiGlide is a revolutionary super-slippery coating platform that allows cosmetic products like shampoo, conditioner, and lotion and thick sauces and condiments like mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, jelly, and even honey to slide easily out of their bottles. What may seem like a trivial application is
R&D collaborations on corrosion prevention and metal machining in Singapore
The Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech) has initiated three collaborative industry projects worth S$1.8m with the support of SPRING Singapore and Singapore Workforce Development Agency to help local companies strengthen technological capabilities, increase their productivity, a
Glass-flake epoxy paint for long-term protection of bridges and highways
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has pioneered a glass flake epoxy based paint technology in the bridges and highways industry. Originally developed to protect offshore structures from the severe marine environment in North Sea oil and gas applications, the system eliminates the require
The future of electron beam curing - possibilities and advantages for hardening coatings
The first experiments with electron beams date from as early as 1920 in the US, but the first attempts to cure varnishes with Electron Beam Curing (EBC) were only made in 1960. This technical introduction by David Helsby, RadTech Europe President.
Silver conductive, one-part aqueous-based sodium silicate for EMI/RFI shielding
Master Bond MB600S is an aqueous-based sodium silicate formulated for coating applications where electromagnetic interference/radio frequency interference (EMI/RFI) shielding is required.
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Printed optics for outdoor applications
A material update now makes it possible to order 3D printed functional optics from Luxexcel that are protected against UV and rapid temperature changes.
Super black - world’s darkest material - launched at Farnborough International
Sensitive electro-optical imaging and target-acquisition systems will achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance thanks to a UK company’s breakthrough in developing a ′super black’ material to be launched at the Farnborough International Air Show.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Outstanding Young Investigator Award for work on solar cells
The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist or engineer who shows exceptional promise as a developing leader in the materials area. This year's award was presented to
Fine-grained alumina layer allows high-performance milling of grey cast iron
Cutting tests for WK15CM, the newest Widia Victory grade for cast-iron milling, are showing up to 40% longer tool life.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
Clear, lightweight polycarbonate sheet for aircraft interiors
Launched at the Aircraft Interiors International Expo (Hamburg, Germany, 8-10 April 2014), Lexan XHR2000 sheet and Lexan Light F6L300 sheet will meet airlines’ desire for differentiated cabin interior designs while also helping to take out significant weight.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Selective laser oxidation of aluminium surfaces
From the idea of operating a coating process without the use of chemicals, AHC Oberflächentechnik in Germany has developed a novel method for the oxidation of aluminium surfaces. With this process components can be protected selectively against wear and corrosion. A pilot plant has been located
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Nanoparticles could turn windows into computer screens
US researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a way to turn ordinary pieces of glass into transparent computer displays using attachable plastic sheets full of nanoparticles.
Non-drip, one component silicone offers high temperature resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical isolation
Placing emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that does not require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Self-healing stretchy polymer heals battery electrode cracks
A battery electrode that heals itself open a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices. A stretchy polymer coats the electrode, binds it together and spontaneously heals tiny cracks that develop durin
Vapour deposition coatings provider opens corporate headquarters in Switzerland
Ionbond, one of the world's primary providers of PVD, CVD and PACVD coating services and CVD coating equipment, has opened new corporate headquarters offices in Zürich.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Imaging software adds automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation
Olympus launches the latest version of its workflow-orientated materials science imaging software, Stream 1.9, which introduces dedicated functions to streamline specific tasks including automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation.
Fibre reinforced H-frame for transmission lines meets environmental challenge
FRP Transmission Innovations, in collaboration with BC Hydro, is setting a new environmental standard for high voltage infrastructure with the installation of a fibre reinforced polymer H-frame structure built for transmission lines.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Printed optics for outdoor applications
A material update now makes it possible to order 3D printed functional optics from Luxexcel that are protected against UV and rapid temperature changes.
Super black - world’s darkest material - launched at Farnborough International
Sensitive electro-optical imaging and target-acquisition systems will achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance thanks to a UK company’s breakthrough in developing a ′super black’ material to be launched at the Farnborough International Air Show.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Outstanding Young Investigator Award for work on solar cells
The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist or engineer who shows exceptional promise as a developing leader in the materials area. This year's award was presented to
Fine-grained alumina layer allows high-performance milling of grey cast iron
Cutting tests for WK15CM, the newest Widia Victory grade for cast-iron milling, are showing up to 40% longer tool life.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
Clear, lightweight polycarbonate sheet for aircraft interiors
Launched at the Aircraft Interiors International Expo (Hamburg, Germany, 8-10 April 2014), Lexan XHR2000 sheet and Lexan Light F6L300 sheet will meet airlines’ desire for differentiated cabin interior designs while also helping to take out significant weight.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Selective laser oxidation of aluminium surfaces
From the idea of operating a coating process without the use of chemicals, AHC Oberflächentechnik in Germany has developed a novel method for the oxidation of aluminium surfaces. With this process components can be protected selectively against wear and corrosion. A pilot plant has been located
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Nanoparticles could turn windows into computer screens
US researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a way to turn ordinary pieces of glass into transparent computer displays using attachable plastic sheets full of nanoparticles.
Non-drip, one component silicone offers high temperature resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical isolation
Placing emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that does not require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Self-healing stretchy polymer heals battery electrode cracks
A battery electrode that heals itself open a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices. A stretchy polymer coats the electrode, binds it together and spontaneously heals tiny cracks that develop durin
Vapour deposition coatings provider opens corporate headquarters in Switzerland
Ionbond, one of the world's primary providers of PVD, CVD and PACVD coating services and CVD coating equipment, has opened new corporate headquarters offices in Zürich.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Imaging software adds automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation
Olympus launches the latest version of its workflow-orientated materials science imaging software, Stream 1.9, which introduces dedicated functions to streamline specific tasks including automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation.
Fibre reinforced H-frame for transmission lines meets environmental challenge
FRP Transmission Innovations, in collaboration with BC Hydro, is setting a new environmental standard for high voltage infrastructure with the installation of a fibre reinforced polymer H-frame structure built for transmission lines.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Printed optics for outdoor applications
A material update now makes it possible to order 3D printed functional optics from Luxexcel that are protected against UV and rapid temperature changes.
Super black - world’s darkest material - launched at Farnborough International
Sensitive electro-optical imaging and target-acquisition systems will achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance thanks to a UK company’s breakthrough in developing a ′super black’ material to be launched at the Farnborough International Air Show.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Outstanding Young Investigator Award for work on solar cells
The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist or engineer who shows exceptional promise as a developing leader in the materials area. This year's award was presented to
Fine-grained alumina layer allows high-performance milling of grey cast iron
Cutting tests for WK15CM, the newest Widia Victory grade for cast-iron milling, are showing up to 40% longer tool life.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
Clear, lightweight polycarbonate sheet for aircraft interiors
Launched at the Aircraft Interiors International Expo (Hamburg, Germany, 8-10 April 2014), Lexan XHR2000 sheet and Lexan Light F6L300 sheet will meet airlines’ desire for differentiated cabin interior designs while also helping to take out significant weight.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Selective laser oxidation of aluminium surfaces
From the idea of operating a coating process without the use of chemicals, AHC Oberflächentechnik in Germany has developed a novel method for the oxidation of aluminium surfaces. With this process components can be protected selectively against wear and corrosion. A pilot plant has been located
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Nanoparticles could turn windows into computer screens
US researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a way to turn ordinary pieces of glass into transparent computer displays using attachable plastic sheets full of nanoparticles.
Non-drip, one component silicone offers high temperature resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical isolation
Placing emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that does not require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Self-healing stretchy polymer heals battery electrode cracks
A battery electrode that heals itself open a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices. A stretchy polymer coats the electrode, binds it together and spontaneously heals tiny cracks that develop durin
Vapour deposition coatings provider opens corporate headquarters in Switzerland
Ionbond, one of the world's primary providers of PVD, CVD and PACVD coating services and CVD coating equipment, has opened new corporate headquarters offices in Zürich.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Imaging software adds automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation
Olympus launches the latest version of its workflow-orientated materials science imaging software, Stream 1.9, which introduces dedicated functions to streamline specific tasks including automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation.
Fibre reinforced H-frame for transmission lines meets environmental challenge
FRP Transmission Innovations, in collaboration with BC Hydro, is setting a new environmental standard for high voltage infrastructure with the installation of a fibre reinforced polymer H-frame structure built for transmission lines.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Printed optics for outdoor applications
A material update now makes it possible to order 3D printed functional optics from Luxexcel that are protected against UV and rapid temperature changes.
Super black - world’s darkest material - launched at Farnborough International
Sensitive electro-optical imaging and target-acquisition systems will achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance thanks to a UK company’s breakthrough in developing a ′super black’ material to be launched at the Farnborough International Air Show.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Outstanding Young Investigator Award for work on solar cells
The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist or engineer who shows exceptional promise as a developing leader in the materials area. This year's award was presented to
Fine-grained alumina layer allows high-performance milling of grey cast iron
Cutting tests for WK15CM, the newest Widia Victory grade for cast-iron milling, are showing up to 40% longer tool life.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
Clear, lightweight polycarbonate sheet for aircraft interiors
Launched at the Aircraft Interiors International Expo (Hamburg, Germany, 8-10 April 2014), Lexan XHR2000 sheet and Lexan Light F6L300 sheet will meet airlines’ desire for differentiated cabin interior designs while also helping to take out significant weight.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Selective laser oxidation of aluminium surfaces
From the idea of operating a coating process without the use of chemicals, AHC Oberflächentechnik in Germany has developed a novel method for the oxidation of aluminium surfaces. With this process components can be protected selectively against wear and corrosion. A pilot plant has been located
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Nanoparticles could turn windows into computer screens
US researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a way to turn ordinary pieces of glass into transparent computer displays using attachable plastic sheets full of nanoparticles.
Non-drip, one component silicone offers high temperature resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical isolation
Placing emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that does not require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Self-healing stretchy polymer heals battery electrode cracks
A battery electrode that heals itself open a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices. A stretchy polymer coats the electrode, binds it together and spontaneously heals tiny cracks that develop durin
Vapour deposition coatings provider opens corporate headquarters in Switzerland
Ionbond, one of the world's primary providers of PVD, CVD and PACVD coating services and CVD coating equipment, has opened new corporate headquarters offices in Zürich.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Imaging software adds automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation
Olympus launches the latest version of its workflow-orientated materials science imaging software, Stream 1.9, which introduces dedicated functions to streamline specific tasks including automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation.
Fibre reinforced H-frame for transmission lines meets environmental challenge
FRP Transmission Innovations, in collaboration with BC Hydro, is setting a new environmental standard for high voltage infrastructure with the installation of a fibre reinforced polymer H-frame structure built for transmission lines.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
Pioneering engine block innovation uses plasma coating
High performance casting specialist Grainger & Worrall (GW) is working in conjunction with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) to develop a new type of cylinder block that uses plasma coatings to reduce the weight and size of engines.
Materials information management software embeds enterprise materials information experience
Granta Design has announced GRANTA MI Version 9, the latest version of its leading materials information management software, delivering a series of new tools based on extensive experience and feedback from enterprise implementations worldwide. This major annual release rolls-up all the upgrades and
Technical guide to light-cure PCB conformal coatings
Intertronics has published a technical guide to light cure PCB conformal coatings, authored by Dymax. These coatings provide effective protection with the added benefit of UV/light cure for quick, convenient proc
Ceramics keep supersonic record challenger cool
Cooling a 135,000bhp, 1000mph car poses critical challenges for safety and performance that now, just six months ahead of the first run, the Bloodhound team is looking to solve.
Aerospace certification for surface coatings company
Ionbond announces that Airbus SAS has certified the Greensboro, NC, USA coating centre for the production of PVD coatings according to Airbus process specifications (AIPS). The certification will allow the facility in Greensboro to provide coatings to Airbus directly and through its suppliers.
Perpetuus Carbon Group secures commercial partnership with G24 Power
Perpetuus Carbon Group, a producer of high quality, functionalised graphenes, announces a major initiative with G24 Power a company engaged in design and manufacture of dye-sensitised solar cells, a technology which converts light energy into electrical energy. The tie-up will produce graphene enabl
Dutch polymer giant opens international research centre for innovative materials
Royal DSM has opened a new centre for research into and development of high-performance materials on the Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Sittard-Geleen, the Netherlands. The completion of DSM's largest materials centre worldwide is part of the €100 million investment in knowledge and innovation
Selective brush plating for industrial applications
"Why take the surface to the tank when you can take the tank to the surface?’ is the idea on which the portable, selective brush plating process is based. Derek Vanek of SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) - part of Norman Hay - discusses the application benefits and possibilities of selective pla
Clean cooking with stainless steel
Chronic exposure to smoke from traditional cooking practices is one of the world’s biggest – but least well-known – killers. This new brochure from ISSF explains why stainless steel is part of the solution for this problem. It highlights the health and environmental effects and then introduces diffe
Graphene manufacturer secures exclusive supply agreement for plasma reactors
Haydale has entered into an exclusive development and supply agreement with Tantec A/S, a leading manufacturer of standard and customised plasma reactors. The new reactors to be built and commissioned by Tantec A/S represent another step forward towards the commercialisation of graphene.
Nano-diamond-enhanced electroless nickel plating claimed to yield three-times improvement in wear resistance
Through the controlled addition of nano-diamonds, Carbodeon has announced improvements to electroless nickel plating, including a three times improvement in wear resistance.
European partners collaborate in 'development of replacement of ITO for OLEDs
Currently the commercialisation of Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) and Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) based applications such as flexible displays, lighting and energy harvesting devices is heavily dependent on the use of indium tin oxide (ITO) for transparent conducting films, and encapsulation fil
Thermally conductive, two-component epoxy passes medical device specifications
Master Bond EP21AOLV-2Med meets USP Class VI and ISO 10993-5 specifications for medical device applications. It is thermally conductive and a competent electrical insulator.
Mullite ceramic in industrial waste converted to coating for aircraft turbines
A group of specialists from the Center for Research in Advanced Materials (Cimav), have developed nanostructured coatings capable of withstanding temperatures exceeding 1000C, which are used in aviation turbine components.
Printed optics for outdoor applications
A material update now makes it possible to order 3D printed functional optics from Luxexcel that are protected against UV and rapid temperature changes.
Super black - world’s darkest material - launched at Farnborough International
Sensitive electro-optical imaging and target-acquisition systems will achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance thanks to a UK company’s breakthrough in developing a ′super black’ material to be launched at the Farnborough International Air Show.
Q & A on corrosion-resistant coatings
Utsav Shah, Product Development Engineer at Master Bond answers questions about corrosion and corrosion resistant coatings. Shah has a background in Polymer Engineering, having earned a Masters degree in Material Science from University of Southern California.
Outstanding Young Investigator Award for work on solar cells
The Materials Research Society’s (MRS) Outstanding Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist or engineer who shows exceptional promise as a developing leader in the materials area. This year's award was presented to
Fine-grained alumina layer allows high-performance milling of grey cast iron
Cutting tests for WK15CM, the newest Widia Victory grade for cast-iron milling, are showing up to 40% longer tool life.
Pulsed-plasma deposition nano-coating protects consumer electronic devices from water immersion
P2i is an entrepreneurial business which has successfully developed an innovative liquid protection process for consumer electronics and industrial markets. It has now teamed up with Siemens Industry to enhance the security, operational efficiency and scalability of its Dunkable nano-coating systems
Printhead for advanced manufacturing delivers precise fluid control
At InPrint 2014 (8-10 April, Hannover Messe, Germany), inkjet technology developer Xaar launched the Xaar 1002 AMp printhead – the first in a new range of piezoelectric drop-on-demand printheads designed specifically for advanced manufacturing applications.
Clear, lightweight polycarbonate sheet for aircraft interiors
Launched at the Aircraft Interiors International Expo (Hamburg, Germany, 8-10 April 2014), Lexan XHR2000 sheet and Lexan Light F6L300 sheet will meet airlines’ desire for differentiated cabin interior designs while also helping to take out significant weight.
High performance graphene material opened to US R&D market
Haydale and Graphene Laboratories announce that the HDPlas range of novel high-performance graphene materials will be offered by the Graphene Supermarket website, initially in quantities of up to 1kg. Graphene Laboratories will market HDPlas products for sale in the United States, Canada and Russia.
Nanoparticle based coating for aircraft engines may triple service life
Researchers at University West in Sweden have started using nanoparticles in the heat-insulating surface layer that protects aircraft engines from heat. Such coatings are used on combustion chamber walls, inlet guide vanes, turbine blades and vanes, these being the so–called hot section components t
End-of-life tyre rubber converted to Micronized Rubber Powder (MRP)
Connell Brothers (CBC), distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in the Asia-Pacific region, has partnered with Lehigh Technologies, to market Lehigh's PolyDyne micronized rubber powders (MRP) to the tyre and rubber industries in Japan and Korea. After initially operating in Japan, the tw
Sustainable bio-based succinic acid for the production of resins, coatings and adhesives
As a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid for the produ
Ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) developed to enable microstructural control
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for use in a wide range of industrial metallisation applica
Space adhesives - low outgassing epoxy survives cryogenic shock
Master Bond has introduced a new two component epoxy adhesive/sealant for cryogenic applications. Called EP29LPSP, this compound is able to withstand temperatures as low as 4K. Additionally, it is able to resist cryogenic shocks (room temperature down to liquid helium temperatures in a 5-10 minute t
Process control process regulates metals pretreatment
In the manufacture of metal components, the ability to continuously monitor surface pretreatment processes and to ensure the optimum infeed of the chemicals required is of crucial importance. Henkel’s TCS Engineering department has developed a modular metering and control system under the brand name
Surface coating company secures strategic supply agreement with major engineering company
Hardide Coatings, provider of advanced surface coating technology, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Strategic Supply Agreement with the General Electric Company Inc.(GE).
Stand-up paddle boards reinforced by low carbon fabric
BlkBox Surf is an American brand and manufacturer of Stand-Up-Paddle (SUP) boards that is using TeXtreme Spread Tow carbon fabrics to achieve weight savings and mechanical performance benefits, together with a pro[rietary resin known as Resin-X.
NanoDiamond PTFE coating doubles surface durability and reduces machinery friction
Finnish surface coatings specialist Carbodeon has released a new PTFE/NanoDiamond coating with twice the durability and up to 66% less friction than current products. The new coating has huge potential to cost-effectively reduce CO2 output and fuel demand, as well as to improve equipment lifespan, i
Radiometer simplifies validating and monitoring UV-curing processes
Intertronics, with sales partner DYMAX, has released the ACCU-CAL 150 – a simple to use radiometer which offers accurate, repeatable measurement of UV light.
Selective laser oxidation of aluminium surfaces
From the idea of operating a coating process without the use of chemicals, AHC Oberflächentechnik in Germany has developed a novel method for the oxidation of aluminium surfaces. With this process components can be protected selectively against wear and corrosion. A pilot plant has been located
Advanced ceramics - selection factors for critical components
Dieter Steudtner, Sales Manager at Morgan Advanced Materials, gives designers and manufacturers an insight into advanced ceramic materials and their properties.
Custom production plant for graphene commissioned in North of England
Applied Graphene Materials (AGM) has commissioned CPI to build a graphene production plant at Wilton, capable of producing 1 tonne per year of graphene nanoplatelets, based upon its proprietary production methodology.
Safer and more sustainable materials for manufacturing
Manufacturing industries rely on a supply of raw materials; increasingly these are rare, expensive, difficult to source, and subject to regulation. A £10.3 million grant, awarded to researchers today by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) will be used to find safer, m
Four innovations areas for sustainable aviation include composites NDI
The Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) will share its latest R&D initiatives for sustainable aviation at the Singapore Airshow 2014 at Changi Exhibition Centre, Booth D35 from 11-16 February. The innovations on display will focus on four key areas: aviation remanufacturing technolo
Nanoparticles could turn windows into computer screens
US researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are developing a way to turn ordinary pieces of glass into transparent computer displays using attachable plastic sheets full of nanoparticles.
Non-drip, one component silicone offers high temperature resistance, thermal conductivity and electrical isolation
Placing emphasis on convenient handling, Master Bond MasterSil 705TC features a paste consistency that does not require mixing. This single component system sets up in 7 minutes and has a non-corrosive cure at room temperature when exposed to atmospheric humidity.
Packed conference programme for polyurethanes industry
The UTECH North America event has announced details of its packed two-day conference programme, taking place 4-5 June 2014 at Charlotte Convention Center, North Carolina, USA. Featuring 46 detailed technical papers delivered in a total of eight sessions, the conference will cover the latest developm
Toughened two-component epoxy is optically clear and resists thermal cycling
Master Bond EP38CL has been developed for bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications that require toughness and durability. With a Shore D hardness exceeding 75, its toughness is a unique property that imparts resistance to rigorous thermal cycling, impact and mechanical shock.
Self-healing stretchy polymer heals battery electrode cracks
A battery electrode that heals itself open a potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices. A stretchy polymer coats the electrode, binds it together and spontaneously heals tiny cracks that develop durin
Vapour deposition coatings provider opens corporate headquarters in Switzerland
Ionbond, one of the world's primary providers of PVD, CVD and PACVD coating services and CVD coating equipment, has opened new corporate headquarters offices in Zürich.
Handheld spectrophotometer manage production batches with high colour accuracy
X-Rite Pantone has launched the Ci6x series of handheld spectrophotometers which provide accurate colour measurements to improve colour consistency and reducing the product costs of complex materials.
Ultra-short cold ablation pulsed laser deposition enables thinner precious metal thin films
Finnish coating technology specialist Picodeon Ltd has developed its ColdAb ultra-short pulsed laser deposition technology (US PLD) for use in the application of gold and platinum thin films, enabling thinner films and thereby reducing precious metal costs.
Imaging software adds automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation
Olympus launches the latest version of its workflow-orientated materials science imaging software, Stream 1.9, which introduces dedicated functions to streamline specific tasks including automatic measurement and coating thickness evaluation.
Fibre reinforced H-frame for transmission lines meets environmental challenge
FRP Transmission Innovations, in collaboration with BC Hydro, is setting a new environmental standard for high voltage infrastructure with the installation of a fibre reinforced polymer H-frame structure built for transmission lines.
Thin film optical coatings with high laser damage threshold (LDT)
Deposition Sciences (DSI) has a new line of coatings that are ideal for diodes, DPSS and gas lasers and other high energy systems. With laser damage threshold (LDT) levels as high as 25MW/cm[2], they are to be demonstrated during SPIE BiOS/Photonics West 2014 at the Moscone Center, San Francisco (1
Non-crimp fabric carbon reinforcement used for automotive roof panel
Chomarat specialises in textile reinforcements for composites, is an active participant in the "RTM in-mould Coatings" project thanks to its line of spread NCF carbon reinforcements. For the first time, a carbon roof panel for the Roding Roadster is made in real time, and mass produced, at the K’2
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