Advanced Elastomer Systems L.P. (AES), a producer of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) has launched a web site to help engineers find elastomer products for specific applications. At www.aestpe.com you can find specific applications highlighted, including ap-pliances, auto, electrical, medical, tools, and more. A comprehensive library of case histories and a link to the University of Akron polymer information pages can also be found on the site.
A simple new chemical method for repairing and recycling notoriously difficult carbon fiber composites has been developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research. An entire component can be completely recycled, including reclaiming its expensive carbon fibers for reuse.
In today’s connected world we are seeing the beginning of connected homes, smart grids, self-driving automobiles, drones, and many other amazing devices. Out of all the soon-to-be connected devices, which device poses the greatest dangerous to its users and society?
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