Improvement in polymers for aviation

We live surrounded by polymers and today, rather than come up with new polymers, there is a tendency to modify them in order to obtain new applications. Carbon nanotubes have excellent mechanical properties, are very tough, ...

Influence of sunlight exposure on rhizophora dye solution

(Phys.org) —Natural dyes have been used as the colouring of natural fibres, in cosmetic products, to produce ink, watercolour and artist's paints. Natural dyes produce an extraordinary diversity of rich and complex colour. ...

Scaling up polymer blobs

Scientists use simulations to test the limits of their object of study—in this case thin films of polymers—to extremes of scale. In a study about to be published in the European Physical Journal E, Nava Schulmann, a researcher ...

Nano-structured polymer-based materials from scrap

EU researchers developed polymer blends and processing techniques facilitating recovery of scrap from industrial processes. Advances in this area have the potential to decrease costs and waste while protecting the environment.