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This Eye-Catching Composite Pavilion in Stuttgart was inspired by Moths
April 20, 2017 in Plastics INsight
Researchers and students from the University of Stuttgart have used robots and drones to weave a unique, 39-foot composite pavilion inspired by moth webs. The research pavilion, based at the university’s Institute for Computational Design and Construction (ICD) and the Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE), is a singular cantilever structure that was created by laying a combined total of 114 miles of GFRP and CFRP composites.
Plastics Compensation Down, Employee Optimism Up
April 19, 2017 in Press Release
APRIL 5, 2017—Despite the continuation of a three-year decline for average plastics compensation, plastics professionals are optimistic about the future, according to the 2017 Plastics Salary and Trends Survey.
'Twist and shine': Development of a new photoluminescent sensor material
April 18, 2017 in Plastics INsight
OIST researchers have just published in Advanced Materials an article ("Dynamic Phosphorescent Probe for Facile and Reversible Stress Sensing") reporting a new kind of sensor molecules that brightens up when the material they are incorporated into comes under heavy mechanical stress.
Development of stable polymeric structures for harsh oil-reservoir conditions
April 19, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
Understanding the structure-function relationship in polymeric materials enables the development of stable products to optimize hydrocarbon recovery under harsh conditions.
Investigating the tribology of poly-ether-ether-ketone at high temperatures
April 6, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
The change in crystallinity of polymer samples at high temperature was used to analyze fretting wear behavior.
Dramatically increasing the thermal conductivity of silicone rubber composites
April 4, 2017 in Plastics Research Online
Incorporating small amounts of graphite nanosheets into highly filled spherical-alumina/silicone rubber hybrids strengthens the filler?filler networks.