MATERIALS: Sanford Distributing introduces new, smaller quantity packaging for its range of Double/Bubble® epoxy, urethane and silicone adhesives. Double/Bubble adhesives are now available in Variety-Pak cartons of 25 or 50, in addition to the traditional 100-size carton. The unique, color-coded, dual-pouch adhesive formulations include eight epoxies, three urethanes and a silicone to handle virtually any installation, maintenance or repair requirement. The new, economy-size cartons are designed to meet the needs of small to medium-size organizations for in-house or field service applications. Users can purchase cartons of a single Double/Bubble epoxy, urethane or silicone formulation or they can specify a combination of adhesives to meet their needs. The patented, single-use packaging concept solves the time-consuming and costly problems of having to preserve unused portions of adhesives in conventional containers, which generally hold more material than necessary for most applications.
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Dr. Kiyoshi Mabuchi and his team members for their work measuring the slipperiness of banana peels. Turns out they're slipperier with the yellow side up.
Many scientists have been working battery-free ways to power wearable electronics that can replace bulky battery packs, particularly through the use of energy-harvesting materials. Now a team of researchers in China have upped the game by developing a lightweight and flexible solar cell that can be woven into two-way energy-harvesting fabric.
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