July 24, 2017
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands found that the areas of medicine and robotics are finding more and more use for materials that are able to adapt their shapes. As a result, an Eindhoven graduate student began sample preparation and experimental testing on a new photoactive polymer film that propels itself forward when exposed to light.
July 24, 2017
Hydrocarbon polymers with a high oil absorption capacity have been developed by a Penn State research team headed by Mike Chung, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. While Chung’s research shows great potential to aid in oil spill recovery and cleanup, it has also garnered him a large grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
June 13, 2017
This July, the IACMI Summer Members Meeting will showcase new projects, technologies, partners, members and advancements in IACMI technology areas. The general meeting will take place on July 26th and 27th in Dayton, Ohio, but you’ll want to plan on being available on the evening of July 25th as well.
April 25, 2017
No college is more dedicated to Ohio’s polymer industry than the College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (CPSPE) at The University of Akron. So it stands to reason that CPSPE organizes and hosts the “Polymers Appreciation Day for Alumni and Industry”.
November 8, 2016
Additive Manufacturing Overview: What Innovation Has Brought Us Mobile phones, Microsoft Word and Lotus Notes 123 were all introduced to the public in 1983. That same year, while we were awestruck by the first cell phone’s $3,995 price tag, Chuck Hull was formulating a concept that would eventually make a significant impact on the future […]
September 19, 2016
University of Akron Combines Polymer Science, Business and Law in New Master’s Degree Program Developing highly skilled team leaders, supervisors and managers in the polymer industry will soon be easier. The University of Akron’s (UA) College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering (CPSPE) has announced its unique Master of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering degree […]
August 26, 2016
NASA Glenn Releases Draft RFP for Huge Project Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center has been placed in charge of the construction of up to seven Universal Stage Adapters for future Mars missions. This appears to be the largest space flight contract that NASA has managed in more than fifteen years. The project will run for […]
July 13, 2016
Ohio’s Perfect Polymer Storm Ohio has a complete ecosystem for plastics and rubber manufacturing. According to Karthik Avadhanula in his article “Plastics Innovation in Ohio: The Silicon Valley of Polymer Science”, Ohio’s “plastic and rubber companies are in a central U.S. location in close proximity to an end-to-end supply chain offering unmatched strategic opportunities.” Only […]
July 13, 2016
Ohio’s Polymer Industry: Structure, Strength and Success Ohio is known as the center of polymer manufacturing in the United States, and with good reason. Home to the most significant polymer cluster in America, Ohio’s polymer industry includes companies in the fields of plastics, rubbers/elastomers, paints, coatings, adhesives and advanced materials. The old saying “there is […]
January 14, 2016
The plastics industry in the U.S. is booming. This is the message found in the Plastics Industry Trade Association’s (SPI) annual report Size and Impact of the Plastics Industry on the U.S. Economy. The report uses comprehensive 2014 data to show how plastics production has influenced the nation’s economy in the past year. Additionally, state […]