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Tests are being done to check the long-term performance of the coated materials by exposing them to rapidly changing temperatures in a time-compressed form.
March 14, 2018
A team of researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP, along with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, are working on developing a cost-effective coating based on renewable raw materials.
Because of its complicated structure, carpet is difficult to recycle without reintroducing these toxic substances.
March 7, 2018
NGO Healthy Buildings Network (HBN) has recently taken chemicals in carpets under scrutiny, with calling for a "fundamental transformation" of the industry for recycling. Its recent report uncovered 44 toxic substances found in fiber, backing, adhesives and carpet pad.
A multi-year research program has made an effort that has yielded surprisingly effective results in its quest to develop reversible adhesive joints that can be debonded and rebounded, not just once, but multiple times.
In an attempt to help prevent medical identity theft, a company has introduced ZapStrips, adhesive strips that wrap around current labels on a prescription bottle to erase all of the information formerly printed.
A beauty company recently unveiled its battery-free wearable electronic device designed to measure an individual’s ultraviolet exposure by adhering a one-inch-thick transparent patch on the user’s thumbnail.
University of Virginia student Matthew Asper was recently recognized among Tomorrow’s Technology Leaders: The 20 Twenties by Aviation Week magazine, in collaboration with the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, for his dual research in de-icing methods.
In an effort to enable consumers to identify environment-friendly products, as well as to encourage energy efficiency, waste minimization and sustainable products for manufacturers, a Turkish organization has created an ecolabel certification system.