News tagged with plastics

3D printing 'will change the world'

From replacement kidneys to guns, cars, prosthetics and works of art, 3D printing is predicted to transform our lives in the coming decades as dramatically as the Internet did before it.

Nov 16, 2013
4.2 / 5 (44) 41

Testing smart plastics in real time

Nano additives can make plastics scratch and flame proof, or give them antibacterial properties. For this to work, the particle distribution within the plastic compound must be absolutely correct. A new device ...

Nov 05, 2013
5 / 5 (1) 0

Low-priced plastic photovoltaics

Photovoltaic devices, which tap the power of the sun and convert it to electricity, offer a green—and potentially unlimited—alternative to fossil fuel use. So why haven't solar technologies been more ...

Oct 22, 2013
4.5 / 5 (11) 2 | with audio podcast

Non-toxic flame retardants

Electronics, vehicles, textiles – almost all modern-day products contain some form of plastic. Its high combustibility means it must be protected from naked flames. New techniques simplify the production ...

Oct 22, 2013
5 / 5 (2) 0