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Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Shipley launches the development of ZirkonTM LK ultra-low permittivity porous spin-on dielectric
Shipley Company L.L.C. today announced the development of ZirkonTM LK ultra-low permittivity porous spin-on dielectric that uses a unique and novel pore-forming technology. This breakthrough marks Shipley's entry
New $30 million facility Dedicated to global microelectronic materials development and integration
Shipley Company, L.L.C., today opened its Advanced Technology Center, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the development of lithography, interconnect, low-k dielectric and other critical materials needed to
New series of non-acidic barrier slurries optimized for chemical mechanical planarization
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Technologies, introduced a new series of non-acidic barrier slurries optimized for chemical mechanical planarization of 90nm low-k semiconductor devices. The LK Series barrier slurries accommodate a wide range of integration schemes and offer superior defectivi
New low-inductance metallized-film power capacitors provide industry's highest RMS current rating
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of a new series of low-inductance metallized-film power capacitors. Intended for DC-linking, voltage conversion, frequency conversion, and impulse discharge applications, the new Vishay ESTA GLI series devices will be used in traction and indu
New thermal management material for semiconductor manufacturing
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced the release of a new screen printable phase change material developed to provide semiconductor chip manufacturers with flexibility in meeting the challenge of thermal management.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Shipley launches the development of ZirkonTM LK ultra-low permittivity porous spin-on dielectric
Shipley Company L.L.C. today announced the development of ZirkonTM LK ultra-low permittivity porous spin-on dielectric that uses a unique and novel pore-forming technology. This breakthrough marks Shipley's entry
New $30 million facility Dedicated to global microelectronic materials development and integration
Shipley Company, L.L.C., today opened its Advanced Technology Center, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the development of lithography, interconnect, low-k dielectric and other critical materials needed to
New series of non-acidic barrier slurries optimized for chemical mechanical planarization
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Technologies, introduced a new series of non-acidic barrier slurries optimized for chemical mechanical planarization of 90nm low-k semiconductor devices. The LK Series barrier slurries accommodate a wide range of integration schemes and offer superior defectivi
New low-inductance metallized-film power capacitors provide industry's highest RMS current rating
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of a new series of low-inductance metallized-film power capacitors. Intended for DC-linking, voltage conversion, frequency conversion, and impulse discharge applications, the new Vishay ESTA GLI series devices will be used in traction and indu
New thermal management material for semiconductor manufacturing
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced the release of a new screen printable phase change material developed to provide semiconductor chip manufacturers with flexibility in meeting the challenge of thermal management.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Shipley launches the development of ZirkonTM LK ultra-low permittivity porous spin-on dielectric
Shipley Company L.L.C. today announced the development of ZirkonTM LK ultra-low permittivity porous spin-on dielectric that uses a unique and novel pore-forming technology. This breakthrough marks Shipley's entry
New $30 million facility Dedicated to global microelectronic materials development and integration
Shipley Company, L.L.C., today opened its Advanced Technology Center, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the development of lithography, interconnect, low-k dielectric and other critical materials needed to
New series of non-acidic barrier slurries optimized for chemical mechanical planarization
Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials CMP Technologies, introduced a new series of non-acidic barrier slurries optimized for chemical mechanical planarization of 90nm low-k semiconductor devices. The LK Series barrier slurries accommodate a wide range of integration schemes and offer superior defectivi
New low-inductance metallized-film power capacitors provide industry's highest RMS current rating
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today announced the release of a new series of low-inductance metallized-film power capacitors. Intended for DC-linking, voltage conversion, frequency conversion, and impulse discharge applications, the new Vishay ESTA GLI series devices will be used in traction and indu
New thermal management material for semiconductor manufacturing
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced the release of a new screen printable phase change material developed to provide semiconductor chip manufacturers with flexibility in meeting the challenge of thermal management.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
Acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Understanding where and how phase transitions occur is critical to developing new generations of the materials used in high-performance batteries, sensors, energy-harvesting devices, medical diagnostic equipment and other applications. But until now there was no good way to study and simultaneously
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
Potting compounds for protecting electronic circuits
Potting compounds offer protection for electronic circuits. Master Bond has published a white paper covering the properties of the various options available.
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
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.
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
Stave-shaped ceramic components developed for defence and commercial sonar sectors
Sonar systems utilised by many of the world’s navies contain ceramic materials, where high acoustic transmission properties are required in low frequency environments. Morgan Advanced Materials announces the launch of its improved range of stave-shaped ceramic components for the defence and commerci
X-ray tablet connection clamps switch from metal to PEEK
Victrex' PEEK (polyetheretherketone) thermoplastic polymer is wear resistant, and being a dielectric material, functions as an excellent insulator in electrical connectors and cable applications for medical comp
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,
Reversible shape-adaptive multi-layered polymer composite offered for licensing
NASA Langley Research Center has developed a novel shape memory polymer (SMP) made from composite materials for use in morphing structures. NASA has developed prototypes and now seeks a partner to license the technology for commercial applications. License rights may be issued on an exclusive or non
Video file: Microwave refracting composites allow invisibility cloaks to be built on 3D printer
A team led by scientists at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering has demonstrated the first working "invisibility cloak." The cloak deflects microwave beams so they flow around a "hidden" object inside with little distortion, making it appear almost as if nothing were there at all.
High-performance dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) based prototyping formulations enable faster time-to-market
Telene SAS has recently developed a new family of high-performance DCPD based formulations. The Telene 1800 series consists of two component-systems, using the same monomers as more traditional, RIM-orientated Telene grades but based on a different catalyst which overcomes the sensitivity to oxygen
High purity magnesium oxide blocks for petrochem insulation
Morgan Technical Ceramics, which specialises in the design and manufacture of high purity magnesium oxide blocks for use in the petrochemical sector, has re-emphasised the importance of specifying materials that deliver a consistently high level of insulation performance.
Chemically resistant, high strength two-component epoxy withstands elevated temperatures
With the ability to withstand acids, bases and many solvents, Master Bond EP62-1 is primarily used as an adhesive, sealant or coating where the epoxy will be exposed to very harsh conditions. This two part epoxy features thermal stability with a glass transition temperature exceeding 170C.
Titanium compounds predicted for big future in new electronics era
This article by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx, shares some of the research carried out for a new IDTechEx report requested by several of the world’s largest chemical companies. They wish to de-risk their materials development programs concerned with electrically functional elements and compoun
Portable device for quality assurance testing of thermoplastics
Lacerta Technology Limited is the new company behind the identiPol QA, the portable device for the simple and cost-effective quality assurance testing of thermoplastics.
New developments in high performance solder products for power die assemblies
The use of special purpose solder pastes in power die attach is well-established offering low voiding and reliable bonding in volume manufacturing. However these materials are designed around high lead alloys and applied by dispensing. IGBT circuits are made by printing high tin alloys to multiple d
The regions of the world see printed electronics differently
Printed electronics is one of the most important new enabling technologies. It will have a major impact on most business activities from publishing and security printing to healthcare, automotive, military and consumer packaged goods sectors. It is now recognised that commercialisation can and shoul
Chemically resistant epoxy withstands a year in sulfuric & hydrochloric acid
For applications demanding exceptional chemical resistance, especially to acids, fuels, and oils, Master Bond has developed EP21AR. Whether coating, lining, bonding or sealing, this two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98% sulfuric acid an
High temperature resistant toughened structural adhesive cures at room temperature
Formulated for structural applications in extreme environments with temperatures from -80 to +425F, Master Bond Supreme 33 has superior resistance to thermal cycling, thermal shock and impact.
Developments in polymer-based materials for energy storage
Developments at Penn State, MIT and Delft are leading the way in fundamental research into new ways of managing electrical energy. Traditional ceramic materials have high weight and are very fragile, whereas mobile electronics need light weight electrical energy storage
3M expands line of cold shrink products
3M has expanded its line of cold shrink products for high-voltage applications with the first termination kits for 69/72,5kV reduced-wall cable. The first high-voltage cold shrink product, a termination kit for 69kV standard-wall cable.
Optical fractionation technique takes HOT technology to new level of sorting particles
Holographic optical tweezers are used to create a lattice of discrete optical traps through which small objects, such as proteins or biological cells, are driven by flowing fluid. The fluid is contained in a small transparent sample chamber into which the laser traps are projected with a microscope
New method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables
A novel method for finding dielectric fluid leaks in underground high-voltage electric cables protects the environment and prevents street excavations, while saving utilities time and money, according to a new st
Scientists detect clue to material's unusual electrical properties
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are studying a mysterious material that may lead to significant advances in the miniaturization of electronics.
Electric field provides handle to manipulate tiny particles
Intricate patterns formed by granular materials under the influence of electrostatic fields have scientists at Argonne National Laboratory dreaming of new ways to create smaller structures for nanotechnologies.
Mixed metals not so mixed up at the nano-level
With the help of the Western Hemisphere's most brilliant hard X-ray beams at the Advanced Photon Source, scientists have seen for the first time metal atoms near the surface of a liquid alloy arrange themselves in alternating layers one atom thick.
New sensor technology detects chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory, using an emerging sensing technology, have developed a suite of sensors for national security applications that can quickly and effectively detect chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive materials.
New medium viscosity, optically clear Epoxy System resists up to 400
Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. has recently developed a new medium viscosity, two component epoxy adhesive/sealant, coating and casting compound called EP30HT. It is formulated to cure at room temperature or more rapidly at elevated temperatures. EP30HT features superior dimensional stability, s
New one part silicone elastomer has high transparency to visible light
A new one component high performance silicone elastomer compound for bonding, sealing and coating has been developed by Master Bond Inc., Hackensack, N.J. called MasterSil 415. This formulation has high transparency and is particularly well suited for optical and display applications. It cures at am
Rosemount radar level measurement capabilities to help users enhance safety and efficiency
With its Rosemount 3300 Series Guided Wave Radar Level and Interface Transmitter already installed in thousands of level measurement applications worldwide, Emerson now expands the 3300 Series to help users enhance safety and efficiency in extreme environments.
Flow Science releases FLOW-3D v9.1
Flow Science, Inc. announces the availability of a new release of its FLOW-3D computational fluid dynamics software. Version 9.1 of FLOW-3D offers users an advanced new VOF technique, extensions to the powerful General Moving Objects model introduced last year and numerous other enhancements to user
Trenches create memory space
The requirements are tightening up. Computers are having to become more and more efficient. A new technology boosts memory capacity: etching the silicon wafer creates deep trenches that increase its capacity to store data.
New engineering polymers and a major milestone for DuPont Delrin
Advancements in engineering polymers for innovative applications from the worlds of automotive manufacture, electrics and electronics, sport and leisure, amongst many others. The company will also celebrate the 50th birthday of DuPont Delrin polyacetal, the
Self-assembled nanospheres may be helpful against disease or terrorism, or as fillers and coatings
Self-assembling nanospheres that fit inside each other like Russian dolls are one form of a broad range of submicroscopic spheres created in the past 12 months at the Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories.
Repeatable, reliable, low-breakdown voltage antifuses enabled through a Sandia-developed dielectric thin film
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed an inexpensive, reliable and easy-to-manufacture class of dielectric films that have the capability of enabling programmable antifuses on integrated circ
Rogers Corp. to present RO4450B-dx Bondply at EUMW
Rogers Corporation will be introducing its new RO4450B-dx Bondply, a high fill/flow version of the industry standard RO4450B High Frequency Circuit Material, at this year
Cabot Superior MicroPowders facilitates fabrication of world's first inkjet printed plastic electronics
Cabot Corporation announced today that the digital electronic materials developed by its recently acquired Cabot Superior MicroPowders division, were successfully used in facilitating the fabrication of the first fully functional, inkjet printed, plastic electronics, active-matrix display. The displ
BOC Edwards, Accentus to develop plasma abatement system
BOC Edwards, a major supplier of exhaust management systems, announced today that they have entered into a joint development program and exclusive licensing agreement with Accentus plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AEA Technology plc. The two companies have agreed to develop and market a plasma abat
Ultra-performance polymer offers heat resistance of transparent amorphous thermoplastic polymer
A totally new transparent high-temperature sulfone polymer, SUPRADEL HTS, is being introduced by Solvay Advanced Polymers, L.L.C. at the K2004 International Trade Fair, Hall 6 Stand D76, in D
Honeywell increases Titanium Mill production to meet rising demand driven by Semiconductor Industry
Honeywell Electronic Materials today announced it has increased high-purity titanium mill production by 45 percent since the beginning of the year to meet rising semiconductor industry demand for the metal, which is used as a conductive material in integrated circuits.
Mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors
University of Wisconsin-Madison mechanical engineers have developed a method for fabricating 'packages' of tiny sensors that measure temperature more accurately than bulk thermocouples. ;INSERTed unobtrusively in critical locations, these metal-embedded micro-thin film thermocouples could more effec
Virginia Tech inventions and creations can improve our lives
Virginia Tech faculty members, students, and staff who received 26 patents during 2002 will be honored by the university and Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties Inc. 'The creativity, contributions to knowledge, and technology transfer that patents signify are an important form of scholarship,' say
Three major Labs join forces to develop faster semiconductors
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Motorola Labs, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits.
Thin, hot-running ignition parts? DuPont Thermx PCT answers the call
A new grade of DuPont Thermx PCT high-performance polyester has what it takes to make durable components for the emerging generation of smaller, hotter-running automotive ignition coils.
New development of sensitive sensors for robotic hands
A new type of sensor offers the first step toward giving robotic hands the delicacy of the human touch. The device, described in Science, has tactile sensitivity comparable to that of human fingers and could be useful for the next generation of minimally invasive surgeries.
Sandvik develops PTFE coated wire for medical devices
PTFE wire is used in many applications, where wire, catheters, and cannulas interact with each other and the body, to reduce friction and provide easier movement. The new, high quality, lubrication coating for Sandvik Bioline wire can be applied in thicknesses from 0.00005' (0.00127mm) to .0005' (.0
RTP Company develops compounds for electronic component
RTP Company, a global leader in specialty compounding, introduces Electronic Component Encapsulation Compounds, (ec)2. These thermoplastic compounds are superior to standard thermoset encapsulation grade materials in protecting sensitive microelectronic components from moisture and other environment
RTP Company introduces Smart plastics for Bluetooth standard
RTP Company has developed a family of thermoplastic compounds that improve the performance of electronic devices for use with the new Bluetooth wireless communications protocol. These custom materials feature modified electrical and
Compounds with glass bubbles to reduce part weight for RTP
Custom compounder RTP Company, Winona, MN, has announced the availability of specialty compounds containing hollow glass microspheres which reduces part weight, enhance properties and lower part costs in demanding applications.
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