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Merry Christmas to all our Readers
General : 25 December, 2012
The Directors, Editors and Staff of Carousel Web, publisher of New Materials International, wish all our readers a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
Why do academic start-up companies fail?
General : 17 April, 2011
Many academic spin-out companies face significant difficulties in transforming an initial idea into a wealth-creating and sustainable business, according to an empirical analysis of 160 such companies formed in Italy during a five-year period. Details of the study published in the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business suggest that a lack of entrepreneurial orientation by the researchers promoting and managing the spin-out companies is to blame.
Science for All report and action plan focuses on public engagement and supportive networks
General : 09 February, 2010
Science-based organisations and Government need to make greater efforts to engage the public with the sciences, according to a new report
Ashland's Valvoline division agrees to purchase Car Brite
General : 04 May, 2005
Valvoline, a division of Ashland Inc., has signed an agreement to purchase Car Brite, a leading marketer of products for the U.S. professional automotive reconditioning industry, from E & A Industries of Indianapolis, Ind., in a cash transaction. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Ashland Composite Polymers plans to divest Scandinavian distribution business
General : 04 May, 2005
Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc., has agreed to divest its Scandinavian affiliates' distribution business to GRP Materials Supplies Limited (GRPMS), part of UMECO plc.
Bayer MaterialScience Introduces 'Next Generation' Soft Thermoplastic Polyurethanes
General : 03 May, 2005
For decades, molders have searched for increasingly soft thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) that are processor friendly, reduce cycle time to reduce part costs and are easily recycled.
Bayer Honors Top 13 Suppliers
General : 03 May, 2005
Bayer Corporation today honored its top 13 North American suppliers with the corporation's Look of a Leader Award for 2004 performance.
General : 30 April, 2005
Designed to meet the demands of 21st century urban living in China, the Xin Lang was one of five innovative car designs that were selected as winners of the Michelin Design Challenge 2004 'Car for China', and exhibited to great acclaim at the Detroit Car Show earlier this year.
General : 29 April, 2005
'VisionWorks' will be the stand motto when Bayer MaterialScience AG exhibits for the first time at the international Interzum Furniture Fair in Cologne from April 29 to May 3.
'From designer chairs to gel cushioning
General : 29 April, 2005
Extracted from the presentation made by Reiner Schneider, Head of Marketing & Innovation EMEA and LATAM regions, Polyurethanes Business Unit, Bayer MaterialScience AG
Sitting on soft blocks
General : 29 April, 2005
For the creative among us, who don
Dining in armchair comfort
General : 29 April, 2005
Today's trend in seating furniture is increasingly towards elegance, functionality and comfort. Sophisticated customers expect ever higher standards of design in the furniture that adorns their homes.
Opening up a new dimension
General : 29 April, 2005
Bayer MaterialScience AG has signed a Joint Development Agreement with the US start-up company, InPhase Technologies Inc., Longmont, CO, for the development and supply of polymer raw materials for the production of optical storage media with a very high storage capacity.
DuPont material science features in Teleflex Fluid Systems
General : 29 April, 2005
Teleflex Fluid Systems Europe (TFSE), a global manufacturer of PTFE hoses and accessories, will feature two products for the automotive industry benefiting from DuPont material science at Engine Expo 2005 in Stuttgart, Germany, 31 May to 2 June 2005.
Ashland Signs Amended Agreement to Transfer Interest in MAP to Marathon for $3.7 Billion
General : 28 April, 2005
Ashland Inc. today announced that it has amended its agreement to transfer its 38-percent interest in Marathon Ashland Petroleum LLC (MAP) and two other businesses to Marathon Oil Corporation.
'Technology Leadership and Innovation as Guarantors of Long-term Growth'
General : 27 April, 2005
At the European Coatings Show back in 2003, we presented to you the new face of Bayer, represented by Bayer Polymers and Bayer Chemicals, both of which were new business units at the time.
'Raw materials and more: Innovative and right for the market'
General : 27 April, 2005
Extracts from the presentation given by Bernd Steinhilber, Head of Marketing & Business Development Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and Latin America (LATAM) Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants Business Unit, Bayer MaterialScience AG
'VisionWorks with Best Technologies'
General : 26 April, 2005
More solids, less solvent
General : 26 April, 2005
The Impranil
A clear view of the technical refinements
General : 25 April, 2005
Transparent aromatic grades of the TPU Desmopan
Bayer and Asahi Glass complete a license agreement on a production technology for high performance polyether polyols
General : 25 April, 2005
Bayer, Antwerp N.V. and Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. have completed a license agreement for Double Metal Cyanide (DMC) polyol technologies.
Safety headpiece features DuPont
General : 25 April, 2005
The Procap respiratory protection helmet, designed and manufactured by Scott Health and Safety of Finland to help protect workers in tough and hazardous environments, has three major parts made of DuPont
Flexible DuPont
General : 25 April, 2005
DuPont Packaging Introduces Next Generation 'Just in Time', environmentally-friendly Cyrel
General : 25 April, 2005
Building on the proprietary DuPont thermal mass transfer technology that has significantly impacted the flexo industry, DuPont Packaging Graphics is introducing the next generation of the revolutionary DuPont
DuPont in Packaging
General : 25 April, 2005
Speech made by Danielle Blomert, Marketing Director, DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers Europe at the press presentation of DuPont Security and Solutions on Friday 22 April 2005
General : 25 April, 2005
The new Lock&Peel technology from DuPont Packaging Solutions provides brand owners and packaging converters with greater freedom to design specific, unique peel properties for their packaging.
Low friction plus low wear: Vespel
General : 25 April, 2005
The VT1F stepless automatic drives, made by automotive transmission and suspension systems specialist ZF Friedrichshafen AG, need no maintenance thanks in part to highly abrasion-resistant sealing rings made of DuPont
A genuine alternative to natural cork: co-extruded wine-cork with DuPont
General : 25 April, 2005
A co-extruded cork, with an expanded core of DuPont
Exceptional combination of aesthetics and function earns DuPont
General : 25 April, 2005
A lip gloss tube combines glass-like transparency with squeezable flexibility. A cream jar and essence bottle achieve visual harmony between high gloss and a luxurious frosted appearance in forms that imbed a circle or a cylinder within a square.
General : 25 April, 2005
DuPont Packaging & Industrial Polymers (P&IP) and its Security & Solutions business, are marketing two technologies arming brand-owners with the necessary tools in the ongoing fight against counterfeiting and tampering.
Anti-Counterfeit Packaging Solutions for Global Consumer Protection
General : 25 April, 2005
Companies around the world are demanding solutions to protect their products and their customers from counterfeits.
EU chemical policy seminar to be presented at FESPA
General : 22 April, 2005
Dr Sem Seaborne, Chairman of the ESMA HSEPC and Head of Regulatory Affairs at Autotype International and Ralph Roschlau, (ESMA Board member), will be presenting a seminar at the FESPA exhibition outlining the proposed changes to the EU Chemicals Policy.
An integral part of the formulation
General : 22 April, 2005
Researchers at Bayer MaterialScience have developed a novel blocking agent for prepolymers used to flexibilize epoxy systems.
New binders for high-solids coatings
General : 22 April, 2005
Two-component polyurethane coatings with a high solids content emit only low amounts of volatile organic compounds, thus satisfying the requirements of the VOC directives. Bayer MaterialScience now offers two new binders for high-solids coatings: Desmophen
Graffiti-resistant and environmentally compatible
General : 22 April, 2005
The gloss and resistance properties of two-component waterborne polyurethane coatings depend to a considerable extent on how finely and homogeneously the hardener can be dispersed in the aqueous phase.
Autotype wins Queen's Award for Enterprise
General : 21 April, 2005
Autotype, the world
Bayer Corporation, SciTech Spectactular and Pittsburgh Filmmakers Launch New High School Film Competition
General : 21 April, 2005
The arts and sciences, business and education came together today as three of the region's leaders in these fields joined forces to launch a new environmental video and film competition and festival for Pittsburgh-area high school students.
Bayer Corporation Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Its Making Science Make Sense
General : 21 April, 2005
Bayer Corporation today kicked off the l0th anniversary of its Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) program by announcing a series of new projects planned for 2005, including a national public opinion survey, an educational forum for parents and elected officials, and an exciting new environmental filmmaking competition for Pittsburgh-area schools.
Innovative polyester polyurethane for a long-lasting shoe
General : 21 April, 2005
Polyester polyurethane is an excellent material for manufacturing shoe soles that are likely to be subjected to rough treatment
High wear comfort, long service life
General : 21 April, 2005
Safety boots have protected many a foot from injury, but towards the end of a long working day, the weight of the boots tends to affect the well-being of the wearer.
Light-footed for longer with a new midsole material
General : 21 April, 2005
Athletes love light shoes. At Simac 2005, Bayer MaterialScience AG will present a further development of its density-reduced polyurethane for midsoles called Bayflex
Low-emissions and economical bonding
General : 21 April, 2005
End consumers increasingly expect industry to replace solventborne adhesives with waterborne systems. Furthermore, Directive 1999/13/EU on the limitation of emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOC) enters into force in the European Union in October 2007.
Low viscosity and fast drying
General : 21 April, 2005
In conventional polyurethane coatings with a medium solids content, use is often made of a favorable combination of hardeners derived from two different diisocyanates: a hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) hardener ensures above all the good crosslinking and resistance properties of the resultant coatings, while an isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) hardener accelerates physical drying.
GT Expands Explosive Decompression Resistant Line with 936 Fluorocarbon
General : 21 April, 2005
Greene, Tweed has developed a new explosive decompression (ED) resistant fluorocarbon elastomer with compression set less than half that of competitive materials and low-temperature continuous-use performance 45
New GT Electrical Connector Exceeds 30,000 psi @ 450
General : 21 April, 2005
Increased exploration and production in hostile environments both onshore and offshore is pushing service companies to increase the capabilities of their current tools and materials.
Bayer and Videolar enter into a co-branding agreement
General : 20 April, 2005
Bayer MaterialScience AG, a subgroup of Bayer Group, has announced a co-branding agreement with Videolar, one of the leading companies in the Latin American market for optical data storing media.
Polycarbonate diols - the high-grade alternative
General : 20 April, 2005
The polyol component has a decisive influence on the properties of a polyurethane coating. Aliphatic polyester polyols are used in the formulation of flexible and lightfast coatings, whereas coatings based on polyacrylic polyols have particularly high hydrolytic stability.
The solvent-free generation
General : 20 April, 2005
The coatings experts at Bayer MaterialScience have developed new aliphatic polyurethane dispersions for the coating of wood. Bayhydrol
New Kanthal heating element system used in forehearth redesign
General : 20 April, 2005
Heating specialists Kanthal, a product area within Sandvik Materials Technology, has supplied Superthal heating modules, fitted with Kanthal Super CS elements, as part of a forehearth redesign project in a major glass plant.
AroMetrics to begin public advertising
General : 19 April, 2005
AroMetrics, the new automotive air freshener system developed by the Valvoline division's Eagle One business group is ready to go public. Television commercials and print ads will soon appear, along with a public relations (PR) campaign designed to inform consumers about the benefits of fragrance in automobiles.
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