27 Nov 2019
Dr Bryony Core caught up with Huntsman at Formnext 2019. Huntsman are a materials company who have developed a line of elastomeric materials in a number of formulations for additive manufacturing.
13 Nov 2019
American Boronite Corporation
American Boronite Corporation (Boronite) is a US company that predominantly manufactures Boron Nitride Nanotube (BNNT) sheets and predominately metallic Carbon Nanotube (CNT) yarns. IDTechEx interviewed Dr. David Lashmore (CEO).
24 Jul 2018
Out of the lab and into a plane: Materials making aircraft lighter
In the aerospace sector reducing the weight is one of the greatest constant priorities. Due to the high technical requirements, economic and legislative drivers, and relatively deep pockets, aerospace is often the first significant adopter of emerging lightweight materials. This article highlights some of these materials at different stages of technology readiness and suggests what their initial application will be.
26 Apr 2017
Audi have developed a new manufacturing process for CFRP parts. IDTechEx technology analyst Dr Richard Collins interviewed David Roquette and Felix Diebold (Development engineers).
8 Aug 2015
Kronos is in the top 5 supplier of TiO2 worldwide. While the bulk of their production is for white pigments, they also make nano TiO2 for photocatalysis. Kronos is the only supplier offering a material that works under visible light (blue), making it more suitable for indoor photocatalysis.
17 Oct 2014
Perfect torque distribution for safe driving
Researchers have developed a torque vectoring transmission with characteristics that are optimally adapted to electric vehicles.
23 Oct 2013
Germany Trade & Invest
Germany Trade and Invest is a government organisation under the German ministry of economics and technology. Germany Trade & Invest is a foreign trade and inward investment agency. The organization provides close-to-market information to international companies looking to enter German markets. Germany Trade & Invest also supports international companies from market entry to business start-up in Germany.
1 Oct 2013
Flexible barriers-an unmet yet technologically challenging market need
Barrier films are required to extend the lifetime of many organic devices including OLED lighting and organic photovoltaics. Currently, the absence of a cost-competitive, high-performance and flexible barrier on the market means that these technologies are stripped of one of their primary differentiators and selling points: flexibility.
3 Dec 2012
Haydale is a UK-based company producing single and multi-walled carbon nanotubes as well as multi-layered graphene nanoplatellets. They have a plasma-based production process and can functionalise graphene nanoplatellets and CNTs in-situ. They have also recently launched an ink formulation in collaboration with Gwent Electronic Materials
24 Sep 2012
Scientists research safe battery technology for electric vehicles
Over the next three years, 15 partners from German science and the automotive and supply industry will research how the safety of lithium ion batteries can be further improved for electric and hybrid vehicles.
10 Feb 2012
Eastman Chemical to buy Solutia for $3.4 billion
Eastman Chemical is buying Solutia Inc, chemicals provider for products from iPads to tires, for about $3.4 billion.
11 Jun 2010
Le Mans racing car uses OLED rear view mirrors
In this year's 24 hours Le Mans race (June 12-13), the ORECA01 car from French racing team Oreca will be using rear view mirrors with an integrated thin film encapsulated Flexible Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) on the back.
11 Mar 2010
Lithium vehicle traction batteries and harvesting
The conference of about 40 people "Lithium Battery Technology and System Development" in London 9 March 2010 was concerned with "breaking barriers for electric vehicles".