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Bio-inspired Materials: The Conch Shell

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

From the very first wheel, the process of engineering has always been deeply inspired by nature. The Wright brothers, for example, spent hours studying the flight of birds before designing their airplane.

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DowDuPont Faces Challenges as Businesses Shift to Specialties

Posted on September 28th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The decision by DowDuPont to transfer more businesses from its pending Materials Science spin-off to Specialty Products will leave the former more exposed to commodity markets and the volatility inherent in them, an analyst with Moody’s Investors Service said. Continue reading “DowDuPont Faces Challenges as Businesses Shift to Specialties” »

Initial Analyses Point to Significant Value Growth for DowDuPont

Posted on September 21st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

For the time being DowDuPont is a “diversified chemical giant”, an “industry behemoth”. But the merger of the two most iconic names in the US chemical industry has been designed to create three leaner and more focused enterprises. Continue reading “Initial Analyses Point to Significant Value Growth for DowDuPont” »

Tire Innovation: Rubber – More or Less – Meets the Road

Posted on May 17th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Hankook Future Tire Concept

By HankookTyre Australia [Content on YouTube], via YouTube

With the seemingly constant flow of new product launches in the consumer electronics and software industries, it’s easy for consumers to lose sight of developments in the products they rely upon daily, like automotive tires. Fortunately, forward thinking ideas from engineers at Hankook prove more than just a retread on an old classic. Continue reading “Tire Innovation: Rubber – More or Less – Meets the Road” »

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