Uniprene(reg) 7010 Series thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) elastomers have been formulated with ingredients that conform to 21 CFR for medical and food contact uses. The elastomers reduce or eliminate pre-drying requirements because they absorb lower levels of moisture. In addition they can be colored because they exhibit less yellowness in natural, or uncolored, form.
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Two researchers from Cornell University have won a $100,000 grant from NASA to continue work to develop an energy-harvesting robotic eel the space agency aims to use to explore oceans on one of the moons of Jupiter.
Is the factory smarter than it used to be? From recent buzzwords, you’d think we’ve entered a new dimension in industrial plants, where robots run all physical functions wirelessly and humans do little more than program ever more capable robotics. Some of that is actually true, but it’s been true for a while.
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