2305, 2022

Sealing Wounds Quickly And Effectively With Polymer-Based Adhesive That Mimics Barnacles

May 23rd, 2022|Polymer Manufacturing|

The most commonly used method for sealing wounds is suturing. However, in emergency situations, sutures are not the best option because they take a long time to apply. For years, scientists have been working on alternative methods for sealing wounds. Other methods and materials used to stop bleeding have been [...]

2305, 2022

Polymer Fiber Designed With Soldiers In Mind

May 23rd, 2022|Polymer Manufacturing|

Scientists at the Army Institute for Soldiers Nanotechnologies have created a programmable fiber that can ultimately provide power and transmits data. It was designed to sense, analyze, store, and infer activity when sewn into a piece of clothing. When used to produce a soldier’s uniform, it could have the ability [...]

205, 2022

MFGCON – The Seventh Annual North Carolina Manufacturing Conference

May 2nd, 2022|Polymer Manufacturing|

May 18-19, 2022 | Durham Convention Center As a partner of the North Carolina Manufacturing Extension Partnership, we’re excited to see the 2022 Manufacturing Conference, MFGCON 22, being held in Durham, NC. Moving into its seventh year, North Carolina’s premier manufacturing conference will be held May 18-19, 2022. The [...]

404, 2022

The Polymers Center Assists Customers in Reverse Engineering Efforts

April 4th, 2022|Polymer Testing|

Plastics manufacturers routinely need solutions to material challenges, such as why a new lot of material is failing or how to identify the properties of a polymer. The Polymers Center offers a wide variety of tests to assist manufacturers in finding answers. Lately, our most frequent requests have been for [...]

404, 2022

2D Polymers – Strong But Feather Light

April 4th, 2022|Polymer Manufacturing|

Engineers have created a revolutionary type of polymer, called 2DPA-1, that promises greater strength then ever before while remaining remarkably light weight. Typically, polymers (which include all plastics), consist of chains of building blocks called monomers. These one-dimensional chains grow by adding new molecules onto their ends. The new two-dimensional [...]

1402, 2022

New Elastomer Material Produces Super-Soft Objects That Can Be Used In The Human Body

February 14th, 2022|Plastics Industry News|

The softness of a material is measured in terms of how easily it stretches and bends. Most elastomers generally have a high modulus, meaning they stretch and smash down very little. A low modulus would mean the material is very stretchy and soft. Conventional elastomers are stiffer and less stretchy [...]

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