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German manufacturer introduces silicone-based 3D printing material

October 14, 2016
German manufacturer introduces silicone-based 3D printing material

As the choices for 3D printing materials widen, new applications and manufacturing uses for 3D printing technologies are also being explored continuously by the market. German industrial 3D printer manufacturer Keyence announced a new material development with its new 3D…

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3D-printed ‘programmable’ rubber, plastic make robots safer, more durable

October 5, 2016
3D-printed ‘programmable’ rubber, plastic make robots safer, more durable

Modern technological devices and gadgets like robots, drones, smartphones and computers are not the sturdiest things in the world. They often break because of they lack the proper padding and protection they need. But researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s…

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Bluestar Silicones/Graham Engineering cooperate on medical tubing R&D

September 23, 2016
Bluestar Silicones/Graham Engineering cooperate on medical tubing R&D

US firm Graham Engineering Corporation will lend equipment, including an American Kuhne 1.5 in. Ultra RS silicone lab extruder, and extrusion processing expertise to create a silicone extrusion line at Bluestar Silicones’s 226,000 sq ft technical centre in York, for…

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Silicone industry begins environmental monitoring program

March 22, 2016
Silicone industry begins environmental monitoring program

To provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with environmental monitoring data on the siloxane D4, members of the Silicones Environmental, Health, and Safety Center (SEHSC) have begun an environmental monitoring program, designed in partnership with EPA, to assess levels…

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Ansell introduces new glove for chemical environments

December 30, 2015
Ansell introduces new glove for chemical environments

Ansell launched the new AlphaTec 58-128, a light duty glove with optimal performance and flexibility for workers exposed to irritant contact fluids found in the workplace. The AlphaTec 58-128 is designed with Thin Nitrile Technology to provide a barrier for…

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Yokohama Rubber launches heat-resistant fabric belt

December 29, 2015
Yokohama Rubber launches heat-resistant fabric belt

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced that from October it began marketing its new “High-Heat Resistant MJ Fabric Belt” for use with conveyor belts featuring mechanical joints (MJ). The new product provides heat resistance at very high temperatures, a crucial…

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FMI launches smart system to produce silicone medical devices

December 11, 2015
FMI launches smart system to produce silicone medical devices

Medical silicone supplier FMI launched the FMI iQ, a system which links real-time production data with performance metrics, quality data, employee training, and continuous improvement and risk management tools. The FMI iQ system was created to harness and integrate the…

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Yokohama creates latest simulation technology for rubber

December 7, 2015
Yokohama creates latest simulation technology for rubber

Japanese tyre maker Yokohama Rubber Co (YRC)has developed a simulation technology for multi-objective design exploration of rubber materials. The new technology was developed to support innovative thinking about rubber material design, including creating tyres that meet the highest standards in…

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Scientists develop new stretchable rubber keyboard

December 1, 2015
Scientists develop new stretchable rubber keyboard

Scientists have developed a soft, flexible and stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer that can be wrapped around any object. “Imagine a world where you drop something, and it bounces back without any damage.…

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Genomatica and Braskem produced renewable butadiene

November 30, 2015
Genomatica and Braskem produced renewable butadiene

Genomatica and Braskem have been successfully producing butadiene at lab scale since June 2015, using their direct, bio-based process. The companies are jointly developing a commercial process for the on-purpose production of butadiene made from renewable feedstocks, as announced in…

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