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Researchers develop new flame retardants

Flame retardants are invisible assistants in car seats, gasket sealants, furniture and even in aeroplanes. However, their ingredients are not always harmless. Empa researchers developed three innovative flame retardants and ...

dateJul 18, 2016 in Materials Science
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Video: Making polystyrene dissolve like magic

Have you ever seen a foam cup appear to melt away in acetone? Foam cups, bowls and containers are made of a lightweight but strong material - expanded polystyrene. How then does acetone reduce this substance to a blob of ...

dateMay 24, 2016 in Other
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