Keller Products Inc., a supplier of extruded plastic profiles, has developed a family of polymers that glows brightly in the dark, providing light for more than eight hours. These KelBrite plastics can be formulated for flexible or rigid profiles. And they can be co-extruded with other plastics or supplied with adhesive or hook-and-eye backings. Available in green and blue, KelBrite is activated by either artificial light or sunlight. Applications include lifesaving devices, camping and hiking equipment, toys, home assistance products, clothing and footwear, safety devices, and military applications. For more info about Keller Products Inc., visit www.kellerproducts.com.
BMW has already incorporated more than 10,000 3D-printed parts in the Rolls-Royce Phantom and intends to expand the use of 3D printing in its cars even more in the future. Meanwhile, Daimler has started using additive manufacturing for producing spare parts in Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
Researchers have been developing a number of nano- and micro-scale technologies that can be used for implantable medical technology for the treatment of disease, diagnostics, prevention, and other health-related applications.
SABIC's lightweighting polycarbonate glazing materials have appeared for the first time in a production car: the rear quarter window of Toyota's special edition 86 GRMN sports car, where they're saving 50% of its weight compared to conventional glass.
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