Super nano-tube carbon fibers by Teijin Aramid (Netherlands)

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Researchers at Teijin Aramid (Netherlands) and Rice University (USA) published their research on a new generation of super fibres in the leading scientific journal Science. For the first time in history it is possible to spin carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into a fibre that has very high thermal and electrical conductivity as well as good textile properties. “This new combination of …

Biobased membrane for hemodialysis

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A dialysis membrane module is used in the pressure-driven hemodialysis process to remove excess waste products and water from the body. Material requirements for usage for blood purification are strict. Therefore the amount of membrane materials which can be used in clinical application are very limited. Cellulose and polysulfone are two main membrane materials, and the related technologies are now …

Successful entry for AkzoNobel mTA Technology in Chinese industry

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AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals and Hunan Xiangheng Salt Chemical Co., Ltd. have entered into a supply agreement to implement AkzoNobel’s mTA Technology. The first customer who will switch to mTA salt completely is Guangxi Liuhua Chlor-Alkali Co., Ltd. Representatives of both companies confirmed the first commercial production of mTA salt at the signing ceremony which took place on November 6, during …

China’s R&D roadmap Silicon Carbide for power electronic devices utilization

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The Chinese Smart Grid Research Institute of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC) pays high attention on Silicon Carbide (SiC) R&D and its application for power electronic devices and switches. During the China International Conference on Electricity Distribution 2012 in Shanghai on 5-9 September, Prof. Kunshan YU, Director of the New Materials and Microelectronics department of SGCC, revealed an ambitious …

Sino-Dutch Chemistry & Materials Seminar

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On monday 24th of September a seminar with the topic on “The role of chemistry for future, advanced materials science” has taken place in Shanghai. H.E. Mr. Chris Buijink, Vice Minister Economic affairs, Agriculture and Innovation (EL&I), officially opened the seminar. Participation in the seminar came from representatives from government, chemistry & materials companies and research institutes. In total there …