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FIP shielding materials at productronica

Electrolube will launch two FIP EMI shielding materials and a new cleaning solution at this year’s productronica - (Booth A4.466). Electrolube’s new Form-In-Place (FIP) EMI Shielding Materials include the FIP100 and FIP200. The FIP100 single component thermal cured shielding material has been developed for ease of dispensing and provides high shielding effectiveness.
23rd October 2017

The new highly accurate industrial printer

The new highly accurate industrial printer
Brady has introduced a new BradyPrinter i7100 Industrial Label Printer, which is a reliable, heavy-duty and high accuracy label printer that quickly prints a wide range of high quality identification materials for a variety of applications including cable, printed circuit board and asset and component identification.
20th October 2017

Materials Research Prize awards outstanding research

Materials Research Prize awards outstanding research
  New and better materials play an essential role in the development of innovative technologies. To underline the importance of this research area, the Department of Materials has launched a new prize that will be awarded for the first time at this year’s Materials Day.
19th October 2017


Process synthesises high-voltage cathodes for Li-ion batteries

Process synthesises high-voltage cathodes for Li-ion batteries
Power on the go is in demand: The greater the battery capacity, the larger the reach of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops. Dr. Jennifer Ludwig of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process that allows the promising lithium cobalt phosphate cathode material to be produced quickly, easily, cost-effectively and in high quality. The chemist was awarded the Evonik Research Prize for her work.
18th October 2017

The unusual physics of mechanical metamaterials

The unusual physics of mechanical metamaterials
Mechanical metamaterials, which exhibit unusual properties such as shape morphing and programmability, have been found to display further surprising features. When the materials are a step in size larger, new rules seem to apply. This was discovered by researchers at AMOLF, Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam. Their findings will be published in Nature Physics.
17th October 2017

Polymer banknotes exhibit longer lives than paper versions

Polymer banknotes exhibit longer lives than paper versions
Ever since the first banknotes were created and recorded in the 7th century over in China they have been made from cotton paper.Paper money did not really catch on in Europe, however, until nearly a thousand years later. It was first widely used in the UK in 1759, when gold shortages caused by the Seven Years War forced the Bank of England to issue £10 notes for the first time. The first £5 notes followed about 20 years later at the start of the French Revolution. More recently, the Bank has begun switching to a special polymer that promises to be more durable and cleaner than paper.
16th October 2017

PU potting resin for LEDs gives diffused light effect

PU potting resin for LEDs gives diffused light effect
Provider of a variety of materials that offer environmental protection, extend service life and improve light performance, Techsil, supplies high performance LED chip packaging encapsulants, potting materials, thermal management solutions, and adhesives to bond lighting assemblies. Product chemistries include silicones, polyurethanes, epoxies, greases and pressure sensitive tapes.
16th October 2017

Method dramatically reduces energy use in making silicon

Method dramatically reduces energy use in making silicon
A University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor has come up with a new and more sustainable way to make silicon at much lower temperatures for the kind of advanced batteries used in electronics such as phones, cameras and laptop computers. Silicon, one of the most common elements on earth, is generally refined from sand, but it could also be sourced from glass. Silicon production is energy-intensive, requiring a temperature of 1700ºC.
16th October 2017

Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material

Additive production offering expanded with laser sintering material
The 3D print range from motion plastics specialist igus, has been expanded with a new selective laser sintering (SLS) material that is particularly suitable for the additive manufacture of gear wheels. Characterised by a wear resistance of at least six times that of standard materials, the iglidur i6 material is well-suited for printing wear resistant parts, such as gears, offering a particularly long service life.
13th October 2017

Brazilian researcher proposes latest definition of glass

Brazilian researcher proposes latest definition of glass
Is glass a solid or a liquid? This question, which has been vigorously discussed by specialists in the field for some decades, has just been answered anew: “Glass is a non-equilibrium, non-crystalline state of matter that appears solid on a short time scale but continuously relaxes toward the liquid state.” A more elaborate alternative definition is this: “Glass is a non-equilibrium, non-crystalline condensed state of matter that exhibits a glass transition".
13th October 2017


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European Smart Homes 2017
25th October 2017
United Kingdom London
TU-Automotive Europe 2017
6th November 2017
Germany Munich
Productronica 2017
14th November 2017
Germany Messe Munchen
Future Armoured Vehicles Survivability 2017
14th November 2017
United Kingdom London
POWER & ENERGY 2017
22nd November 2017
Rwanda Kigali