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New long-fiber vinyl composites are making headway

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 | Permalink

  Solvay is looking for North American manufacturing partners for an innovative vinyl composite technology introduced earlier this year in Europe after six years of research and development. The two products in the line are described by Solvay as the first long and continuous fiber vinyl composites.  One, called FibroVin, developed with Fibroline (Lyon, France), is made from long glass fibers impregnated with PVC powder. It’s said  to provide fire resistance, stiffness and high impact resistance. Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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Researchers create functional 3D-printed ear

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 | Permalink

Researchers at Princeton University are integrating silver nanoparticles and tissue to create functional ears using off-the-shelf 3D printing equipment. The technique could replace the conventional medical approach of building synthetic organs through use of polymer scaffolds. That approach, which also uses plastic fibers is moving into the mainstream. Most recently a two-year-old girl received a synthetic windpipe at Children’s Hospital of Illinois (Peoria, IL). Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites Keywords:  Princeton 3D printing synthetic organs read more

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Low cost pitch-based carbon fiber debuts

Monday, March 11th, 2013 | Permalink

The high price of pitch-based carbon fiber normally restricts its use to limited applications such as heat dissipation materials for electronic devices installed in satellites. Now, a Japanese company is targeting wider adoption of such fibers with a new material that costs around half as much to manufacture Tagging Options Domain:  All Sites read more

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