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How Collagen nanofibers could find use in Tissue Engineering

How blood can clot to heal a wound - Science reports

Stratasys touts World’s first color multi-material 3D printer for rubber & plastics products

Stanford university researchers detect mercury ions in sea water using organic polymer transistor sensor

Self-healing plastics healing like human skin

Can polycarbonate be replaced with another polymer? Click chemistry might provide the answer!

MIT researchers develop first Solar Thermal Fuel storage platform in solid-state

Mannigton converts large stickers from 2010 winter games into commercial flooring

Are you interested in self-healing polymers – must read reviews

Caltech researchers show through telechelic polymers how to produce a safer and a cleaner fuel

UC Berkley researchers have developed paper thin e-skin that responds to touch

Polymer helps to designing higher capacity Li-ion battery

Can Gas Jet process challenge electrospinning in producing polymeric nanofibers?

Polymer bank notes on the rise to avoid counterfeit paper currencies

AMI unveils the North American Bioplastics technology agenda

Nanoparticle coating prevents ice build up

Polymers help Addidas to launch lightest soccer boots and 2010 FIFA World cup match ball never seen before in the field

Advanced nanocomposite membrane technology of NanoH2O turns it to a Global clean technology company

New ambipolar polymer beats others: reports US researchers

Innovations in design come from plastics to win several 2009 International Design Excellence Awards

US and South Korean researchers develop a printing technique to make high performance CNT transistors

Japanese researchers are developing stereo-block type PLAs for high performance materials

ZogglesTM earns Invention of the year 2010 award and keeps the fog away

Electric Glue: Another twist to make controlled polymer-surface adhesion

Current status in graphene based polymer nanocomposites – a review

Sabic Innovative Plastics unveils its newly developed a clear flame retardant Polycarbonate copolymer

Austrian researcher reports new opportunities from Silicon oxide Nanofilms

Carbon3D, a Canadian company unveils a breakthrough technology for layerless 3D printing

MIT researchers develop first Solar Thermal Fuel storage platform in solid-state

Harvard Univ researchers show how soft robotics could navigate a difficult obstacle

Scientists from IBM and Stanford University are developing new plastics recycling process

Researchers show stretchy battery for flexible and stretchable electronics

Siver nanowire electrodes for flexible electronics

James Cropper Speciality Paper touts recycling of disposable coffee cups

Austrian scientists claim to be the first to have developed an image sensor that is fully transparent

Canadian researchers claim world’s most efficient “inverted” OPV solar cells

Rutgers Univ researchers moves plastic electronics with graphene based PS thin films

Plastrec, a Quebec recycler unveils recycled PET production combining two plastics technologies

US researchers develop shape memory polymer nanocomposites exhibiting fast actuation speed

How computer modelling & 3D printing create fracture resistant composites – reports Stratasys and MIT researchers

A team of researchers demonstrate plastics and graphene can work together to make touch screen device a reality

Harvard University researchers design stretchable, transparent ionic conductors

Using biodegradable polymer, University of Basque country researcher report on bone regeneration

MIT researchers show how to draw Polyethylene as nanofibers and get a very high thermal conductivity

Something old... Something new.... produces an interesting marriage

Can polymer reinforced aerogel make a space mission? University of Akron researchers think so!

For the first time, IBM researchers showed 3D molecular structure could be observed

Polymers can be used to package insulin into a pill for diabetes treatment reports Indian scientists

Swedish researchers show highest reported charge capacities for all polymer paper-based battery

Kyoto researchers are upbeat about cellulose nanofibers based composites for auto parts

Brazilian scientists are actively pursuing bioplastics research and innovation

Can you 3D print yourself? TwinKinds of Germany shows just that!

Strain Paint: an alternative to strain gauges

Braskem S.A. is leading the way to manufacture biobased polyethylene using catalytic dehydration

World’s first all-plastic LED lamp comes from Japan

Rice Univ (USA) researchers grew high quality graphene from polystyrene, cookies, grass, cockroach leg & dog feces

Researchers review how to characterize polymer nanocomposites by different microscopicy techniques

Scientists from Sweden and USA showed electronics can truly be organic or say truly be plastics

Practical Devices provide useful power from the body

A review on polymer/bioactive glass nanocomposites provides current trends in polymer research

Plastic Logic sees mass production of flexible display in 2008

Stanford Univ researchers make Jell-O-like conducting polymer hydrogels

Chinese researchers made a bendy polymer that could separate aromatics hydrocarbons from aliphatic

Can polymer reinforced aerogel make a space mission? University of Akron researchers think so!

Teijin Techno Products claims to be world’s first mass producer of aramid nanofibers

GM recycles oil soaked booms from the Gulf of Mexico for its Chevrolet Volt under hood parts

Alberta scientists help to make Canada’s first bio-composite based electric vehicle body design

Binder free multilayer graphene based polymer composite for high performance supercapacitor electrodes

Cima NanoTech flexes mussels with its non-Indium Tin Oxide, high performance transparent conductors

Singapore researchers touts corn starch can help solve body armour and protective sports padding

Japanese scientists report a unique, smart and self-healing polymer nanocomposite hydrogels

How plastics helping revolutionize stretchable electronics applications – a review, not to be missed!

German researchers unveiled a green approach to electrospinning technique for making biodegradable nanofibres

Stanford researchers use cheap plastics film to make safe lithium batteries

McMaster university (Canada) researchers developed flexible solar cell technology

Plastics help design non-shatter pint glass to prevent pub attacks

Oil-SAP, a novel development to clean-up oil spill & recovery from Penn State University, USA

Current trends and future prospects for flame retardants in polymeric materials

Block copolymers could create hard disks with 10 tera-bit-per-Square-inch:Researchers predict

It is time to make “Perfect Plastic” reports UK researchers

Prof. Alan Heegers group demonstrated the potential of plastics solar cells

Can you “Cool Your Roof” - reports researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

Umass, Amherst researchers find ways to hold 300 kilograms of weight using sticky tape

Researchers develop unique printable thin film supercapacitor using SWCNT

USA researchers develop all-polymer multilayer coating to retard fire and to suppress smoke

Are you an injection moulder, you may want to read the ultimate in mould cooling article

In Milan, art and science get together to showcase Vegetal, weather resistant designer chair

Battelle researchers are improving PLA for injection molding applications

Researchers gather to discuss advances in organic photovoltaics (OPV)

Work of North Carolina State Univ. researchers shows how to remove radioactive elements from drinking water

Bio-succinic acid is becoming new green platform chemical for plastics

Yale scientists develop high performance thin film composite membrane

Arkema unveils a range of "green" polymers for its textile market

USA researchers report polymeric blood-resistant surgical glue that can repair minimally invasive heart defects

3D systems introduces non-halogenated flame retardant for aircraft applications

NIST develops greener solution to challenge commercial fire retardants

French scientists tout first use of nano-structured assemblies that could revolutionize dentistry

A novel technique to manufacture continuous twisted yarn from aligned PAN nanofibers

Korean scientists provide a different twist to the “Smart Window” technology

Univ of Texas @ Austin scientists reported method to produce a large scale reduced graphene oxide

MIT team aims to develop application specific surgical adhesives to seal tissues

A new microcellular injection molding process for polycarbonate using water

Bayer uses PC film Makrofol? for it's new Innosec Fusion? technology to stop counterfeiting

Will your windows generate power one day?

Wax could be green too – touts GreenMantra Technolgies!

If you follow plastics electronics - follow Unidym’s innovative product lines

Green Composites - all you wanted to know about

IKV researchers report thermoplastic/metal hybrid materials for Direct manufacturing electronic part

Princeton university researchers embedded piezoelectric material onto polymer as energy harvester

Non-toxic, liquid bandage from Chesson Labs of Durham, NC is ready for the healthcare market

Work of North Carolina State Univ. researchers shows how to remove radioactive elements from drinking water

UCLA scientists showed how simple it could be to make conducting polymer thin films

Norner touts major research project on polymers based on carbon dioxide

Can you “Cool Your Roof” - reports researchers from Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

University of Texas at Austin researchers show use of polymer membranes for fracking in shale gas

Wax could be green too – touts GreenMantra Technolgies!

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When we talk about wax, we think of candles. But wax is used in numerous other everyday products those we may not pay attention to. Just check out lipstick or chewing gum or plastics part. What is wax then?

Waxes are a class of organic compounds that consist of that consist of long carbon-hydrogen (hydrocarbon) based molecular chains. Depending on the chemical structure, one could classify wax as either natural or synthetic. These chemical species are derived from plants, animals or from petroleum. However, majority of the waxes come from petroleum refining. Waxes are insoluble in water (polar solvent) but are soluble in non-polar solvents. As demand for manufactured goods increase, so does the demand for the waxes. Production cost of waxes is also going North. Converting used/discarded plastics (which otherwise would go to landfill) to useful products (such as waxes, greases etc) could be a solution to the plastics waste management. This is where Canada’s GreenMantra Technologies could play a vital role.

GrenMantra Technologies based in Canada has developed a proprietary technology that converts plastics into waxes, greases and lubricating oils via a low-cost process. According to its web site, using off-the-shelf processing equipment, the company processes plastics into industrial waxes, lubricants and fuels. The chemicals that we produce can directly replace the existing sources of petroleum based waxes, greases or lubricants. Why the waxes manufactured by this technology are green? An argument could be the products created make use of the existing carbon footprint.

Reference: www.greenmantra.ca