News tagged with polymer

Is nanosilver toxic?

According to Finnish-Estonian joint research with data obtained on two crustacean species, there is apparently no reason to consider silver nanoparticles more dangerous for aquatic ecosystems than silver ions. The results ...

Feb 28, 2013 3 / 5 (1) 1

Titanium dioxide nanoreactor

Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints, sunscreens, and toothpaste; they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives. However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding ...

Feb 21, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Eco-safe antibacterial fibre discovered

(Phys.org)—Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have discovered an antibacterial polymer that can be used in everyday products such as sportswear, diapers and bandages, without causing resistant ...

Feb 14, 2013 not rated yet 0

Super gel stiffens when heated

It stiffens when heated and retains moisture a hundred times better than other gels. Chemists at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, have created a gel made from helical polymers. The molecules twist together to ...

Jan 23, 2013 5 / 5 (6) 0

UH researcher works on plant-based plastics

A researcher with the University of Houston Cullen College of Engineering has begun work to develop plant-based plastics and rubbers, preparing for a future when petroleum—currently the feedstock for most plastics—isn't ...

Jan 31, 2014 5 / 5 (1) 0