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Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

The big graphene innovations you need to know about Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

By Tim Sandle      in Science

Every month a new development using the ‘wonder material’ graphene is presented. Digital Journal has picked three recent research highlights that showcase the growing potential of graphene.
Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms
Graphene, a monolayer of carbon atoms, has many impressive properties. It is the strongest material ever tested.Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms
It is also flexible, transparent and conducts heat and electricity 10 times better than copper, and it has good optical properties (making it suitable for flexible display screens).
These properties are propelling a series of scientific innovations, and we’ve selected three of these.

Smart textiles

Graphene holds the key for the development of smart-textiles, according to new research. Scientists from the University of Exeter have developed a a new technique to create fully electronic fibers.Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

The material can be incorporated into the production of everyday clothing.

This should address a limitation with today’s wearable electronics, which are generally put together by gluing devices onto fabrics. The degree of rigidity this leads to limits the scope of wearable devices.Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

The alternative involves integrates the electronic devices into the fabric of the material (by weaving the graphene fibers into the fabric).Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

This is achieved by coating electronic fibers with lightweight, durable components that will allow images to be shown directly on the fabric. Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

Ultra-high vacuum scanning tunneling microscopy image of a point defect in graphene that has been epitaxially grown on 6H-SiC(0001)
Argonne National Laboratory

Brain implant electrodes

Hydrogels with electrical and antibacterial properties suitable are being tested out as neural interfaces. New research from the University of the Basque Country has produced some hydrogels with potential biomedical applications.Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

The main use is with implants that interact with the nervous system.

To make these electrodes more efficient, the researchers have used starch as the raw material. While this has a measure of success, to enhance the electrical properties graphene and salvia extracts were added. Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

Graphene provides electrical properties that are highly suited to the hydrogel.

Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

Researchers at Rice printed wwls, the university’s mascot, in hydrogen atoms on a graphene substrate, turning it into a graphane superlattice suitable for organic chemistry, then “lit up” the Owls by coating them with a fluorophore and viewing them through fluorescence quenching microscopy.
Zhengzong Sun/Rice University

Low-carbon fibers

In related news, researchers at The University of Manchester have combined graphene with the natural fiber juteGraphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

This pairing has created the world’s first for graphene-strengthened natural jute fiber composites.Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms
This product could replace synthetic materials across several manufacturing areas, like car production for car interiors, and would appeal to those seeking a natural and carbon-neutral alternative.

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Bandera Geo FutureFilm lines

Two new Bandera Geo FutureFilm ® lines in the U.S.A. Bandera Geo FutureFilm lines 

The global demand for lines dedicated to the production of geomembrane systems for waterproofing industry, is constantly increasing. Bandera confirms again its presence in this sector as a leading supplier. Bandera Geo FutureFilm lines 

Bandera Geo FutureFilm lines

This year, in the United States, a new customer decided to rely on the Bandera brand to set up a big project in the production of smooth and texturized geomembrane for water resources management industries.

Experience and competence have always distinguished Bandera and the important American group decided to purchase, in a single package, two twin lines of the Geo FutureFilm ® series to produce geomembrane up to 8 m, mainly for applications in the oil industry and in the environmental conservation.

The reasons that led the customer to choose Bandera are in particular innovation and after-sale technical service. With the first one, Bandera is constantly investing in new technologies, perfecting its machines day after day and making them even more performing and avant-garde.Bandera Geo FutureFilm lines 
The second one, instead, with an efficient customer-care service, assures the customer a constant closeness and immediate intervention in every event, further than implementing OEEE (Overall Extrusion Equipment Effectiveness ®) procedures.

Bandera’s commitment was not limited only to the sale of the lines, but involved an important training course for the American personnel in charge of the start-up, the management and the maintenance of the lines. As a matter of facts, in the middle of November 2018, 2 technical delegates of the group, were hosted for a whole week at Bandera’s THOE The House of Extrusion®, for some training on the lines in the tests room. A Bandera team composed by qualified engineers and sales managers, placed themselves at the disposal of the American guests, to show them the Company reality and to transfer them the necessary know-how to acquire the right familiarity with the purchased lines, looking into all the aspects related to the processes and to the various lines components.Bandera Geo FutureFilm lines 

For further information, you can contact Paolo Ceol, Blown Film Sales Manager and Key Account – p.ceol@lbandera.com

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Fulgar ecosustainable fabrics Textile Evolution

Fulgar shows eco-sustainable fabrics at Textile Evolution Fulgar ecosustainable fabrics Textile Evolution

Fulgar ecosustainable fabrics Textile Evolution
Courtesy: Fulgar

Fulgar showed its eco-sustainable creations resulting from collaborations with brands that are ambassadors of excellence at the Textile Evolution expo, which was held from November 16-18, 2018, in Milan, Italy. Fulgar is a leader in the man-made fibre market with the production of polyamide 6.6 and covered elastomers in the textile and technical sector. Fulgar ecosustainable fabrics Textile Evolution

The Textile Evolution exhibition, with almost two thousand registered visitors during the thirteen days of the event, which for the first time hosted the best of Italian technical fabric production. Its aim was to highlight the relationship that exists in Italy’s textile industry between research, creativity in design, sustainability and technology.

Visitors to Textile Evolution could admire outerwear from urban-sportswear brand Sease, made in the innovative sunrise fabric using bio-based Evo by Fulgar yarn, sports garments by Cifra combining the use of Evo with the exclusive patented WKS technology, the prestigious ecological lace by Iluna containing recycled Q-NOVA fibre for lingerie. Other applications and items were from the ‘The Sustainable Kit’ collection by eco-designer Tiziano Guardini, made with Fulgar’s range of eco yarns and launched at the MFW2018, according to Fulgar. Fulgar ecosustainable fabrics Textile Evolution

Alongside the finished garments, an exciting display presented a close-up experience of Fulgar’s eco- sustainable yarns – Evo, a yarn made from castor oil, a totally-renewable plant not intended as a food resource, and Q-Nova, a fibre made exclusively from regenerated raw materials without the use of chemicals.

Textile Evolution also hosted the presentation of Luminescente, the innovative experimental technology developed by company’s R&D labs that enables the creation of garments and accessories that are also visible in the dark, a feature made possible by the use of natural minerals incorporated in a 6.6 polyamide yarn that can store light and fluoresce in conditions of total or partial darkness. Fulgar ecosustainable fabrics Textile Evolution

Fulgar also made a contribution to the ‘Textile Sustainability – the brands describe themselves’ debate during the national convention on November 23, 2018, alongside the show, organised by AICTC (Italian Association of Textile and Dyeing Chemistry). The contribution made by Alan Garosi, marketing manager Fulgar, entitled ‘Biosynthetics, a new generation of man-made fibres: from plant to nylon’ examined the value of new eco-sustainable fibres like the versatile, innovative Evo fibre, a bio-based product made from castor oil plants. (GK)

Source : Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

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Plastic petrochemicals rPET recycling 18-12-2018

-China – Polyethylene Terephthalate

PET and its chain are steady.

PET Bottle grade export 1,040/1,090 $/ton – PET Bottle grade domestic market 8,350/8,500 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade SD domestic market 8,100/8,250 yuan/ton – PET Filament grade BR domestic market 8,200/8,300 yuan/ton

PTA Taiwan 855/865 $/ton – PTA domestic market 6,600/6,750 yuan/ton – MEG $ 680/690 $/ton – MEG domestic market 5,750/5,850 yuan/ton – PX Korea 1,030/1,045 $/ton

POY 150D/48F  domestic market 8,650/8,800  yuan/ton – DTY 150D/48F  domestic market 10,700/10,850  yuan/ton – PSF domestic market 9,000/9,100  yuan/ton

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-Crude Oil Prices Trend

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-Fulgar shows eco-sustainable fabrics at Textile Evolution Fulgar ecosustainable fabrics Textile Evolution

Fulgar showed its eco-sustainable creations resulting from collaborations with brands that are ambassadors of excellence at the Textile Evolution expo, which was held from November 16-18, 2018, in Milan, Italy.

Fulgar is a leader in the man-made fibre market with the production of polyamide 6.6 and covered elastomers in the textile and technical sector.

Plastic petrochemicals rPET recycling

-The big graphene innovations you need to know about Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

Every month a new development using the ‘wonder material’ graphene is presented. Digital Journal has picked three recent research highlights that showcase the growing potential of graphene.

Graphene, a monolayer of carbon atoms, has many impressive properties. It is the strongest material ever tested.Graphene innovations monolayer carbon atoms

It is also flexible, transparent and conducts heat and electricity 10 times better than copper, and it has good optical properties (making it suitable for flexible display screens).

These properties are propelling a series of scientific innovations, and we’ve selected three of these.

Plastic petrochemicals rPET recycling

-Two new Bandera Geo FutureFilm ® lines in the U.S.A. 

The global demand for lines dedicated to the production of geomembrane systems for waterproofing industry, is constantly increasing. Bandera confirms again its presence in this sector as a leading supplier.

This year, in the United States, a new customer decided to rely on the Bandera brand to set up a big project in the production of smooth and texturized geomembrane for water resources management industries.

Plastic petrochemicals rPET recycling

-Production of PHA bioplastics in Spain: strategic agreement between Bio-on and Acor

The strategic co-operation aims to accelerate the exploitation of the Bio-on technologies around the world for the industrial production of the ultra-green PHA biopolymers valorizing different agro-industrial co-products as raw materials;

The teams of the companies will work together in all aspects of the business opportunity and in the synergies between the operating sugar production plant and the innovative fermentation one producing PHA biopolymers;

The agreement grants to ACOR the exclusive right to make any evaluations and take any decisions regarding the investment/business initiative regarding the use of the Bio-on technologies in the geographical area of Spain and Portugal.

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-Milliken to highlight additives that improve plastics processing and sustainability

Speciality chemicals supplier, Milliken & Co., will showcase how its additives can help address the key challenges confronting today’s plastics processing industry at Arabplast.

On Stand 6C150 during the 14th edition of the trade fair at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the UAE, Milliken says it will demonstrate how its portfolio of products can enhance both production and sustainability.

Milliken offers clarifiers and nucleators to improve polypropylene (PP) resins, UV absorbers that improve key properties in PET packaging, and colorants for use with high-performance engineering polymers.

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-Beaulieu to Unveil New Green Innovations at Domotex Hannover

Wielsbeke, Belgium, December 17, 2018-Beaulieu Engineered Products will unveil sustainably-produced, durable tufted carpets and recyclable needle punch carpets at Domotex Hannover.

At stand B56 in Hall 11, Beaulieu Engineered Products will showcase extended portfolios of yarns, fibers and technical textiles designed to help the industry make their products more sustainable, fit for a better planet and reaching CO2 reduction targets.

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-Virgil Abloh Joins Evian as ‘Creative Adviser’

The brand of mineral water has tapped Abloh to be its first “creative adviser for sustainable innovation design.”

Virgil Abloh has added a new role to his CV: creative adviser for sustainable innovation design at Evian.

The founder of Off-White and creative director of Louis Vuitton’s men’s line is to help the mineral water company, owned by Danone, make its design process more sustainable.

“Evian is an iconic brand with a strong heritage in fashion and creativity,” the designer said in a statement. “Its sustainability ambitions align with my own. Together we can push boundaries and explore new areas of revolution, paving a better future for generations globally.”

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-Water consumption in spotlight at Performance Days

Functional fabric fair Performance Days offered a diverse programme of expert talks, workshops, guided tours and just under 300 exhibitors from 29 countries showcasing their new fabric, insulation and trim collections, as well as colouration and finishing technologies.

In addition, the overarching focus of ‘Water – our responsibility’ provided visitors with food for thought on the textile industry’s opportunities to choose raw materials, processes and technologies, which can reduce water consumption and pollution during the entire lifecycle of textile-based products.

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-Semperit adds hose production in Europe

Semperit A.G. has completed the latest expansion at its manufacturing plant in Odry, Czech Republic, which will significantly boost the firm’s capability to produce industrial and hydraulic hose at the factory.

It expects to begin producing products at the site in the first half of 2019, a company spokeswoman said.

Production capacity at the facility, which is operated by the company’s Semperflex business, will be increased to 100 million meters of hose, which the company said is equivalent to roughly twice the length of the Earth’s equator. The company did not release the size of the expansion.

Semperit—which is in the midst of a major companywide reorganization and transformation project that was launched in 2017 and won’t be concluded until 2020—invested about $30.4 million in the overall expansion.

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-Evonik Applauds Addition of VESTAMID® NRG Polyamide 12 Thermoplastic to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulation, for Use in Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines

Evonik Corporation’s High Performance Polymers Business Line applauds the recent decision from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) on issuance of a final rule that amends the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulations for plastics piping systems to include updated standards governing the use for pipelines made of polyamide 12 (PA12) thermoplastic.

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Evonik applauds addition of VESTAMID® NRG Polyamide 12 Thermoplastic to the Federal Pipeline Safety Regulation, for use in Natural Gas Distribution Pipelines. -Credit: Evonik-

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