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Dow Launches Waste-to-Energy Program for Non-Recycled Plastics
Engineering Materials 
10/25/2016  4 comments
Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
Hyundai RN30 Concept Car Lightens Up With Multiple Materials
Engineering Materials 
10/24/2016  Post a comment
BASF is partnering with Hyundai on a high-performance concept car that showcases both eco-friendly, sustainable materials and materials to enable lighter weight cars.
Fine Powder 3D Printing With Metal and Ceramic
Product News 
10/21/2016  Post a comment
Fine powder printing of industry-standard metal and ceramic powders with a grain size of less than 10 microns is now available from industrial 3D printer maker ExOne for its Innovent printer.
3D Print Your Own Sith Lightsaber for Halloween
Engineering Materials 
10/20/2016  1 comment
A make-your-own Star Wars Sith Lightsaber hilt is heftier and better-looking than most others out there, according to its maker, Sean Charlesworth. You can 3D print it from free source files, and there's even a hardware kit available -- not free -- so you can build one just in time for Halloween.
Bio-Based Materials Have Advantages Over Petro-Based
Engineering Materials 
10/19/2016  1 comment
Some next-generation bio-based materials are superior in performance to their petro-based counterparts, but also face some commercial challenges. This is especially true of certain biopolymers, adhesives, coatings, and advanced materials.
7 New Plastics for Cars, Electronics & Medical Devices
Engineering Materials 
10/18/2016  Post a comment
Cars and other vehicles, as well as electronics and medical devices, continue to lead the use cases for the new plastics products we've been seeing, as engineers design products for tougher environments.
New Nanomaterial, MXene, Is the Best-Ever Protection Against Electromagnetic Inference
10/17/2016  Post a comment
MXene, a light, incredibly thin coating made of a nanomaterial discovered by researchers at Drexel University, works better than copper and aluminum in protecting electronic parts and devices from electromagnetic interference .
Composites Startup First To License ORNL's Fast, Cheap Carbon Fiber
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2016  3 comments
LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France cycling champion Greg LeMond, is the first to license a new carbon fiber production method invented by Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) that's faster, cheaper, and greener.
SpeedFoiler Looks to Break Catamaran Speed Records Using Carbon Composites
Engineering Materials 
10/13/2016  Post a comment
This month will mark the launch of the SpeedFoiler, a super-fast, ultra-lightweight foiling catamaran that can fly short distances over water faster than other foiling designs, in part because of its carbon composite materials.
8 New 3D Printing Materials Are Just in Time for Halloween
Engineering Materials 
10/12/2016  Post a comment
Our latest crop of 3D printing materials is mostly a collection of tough, strong, often heat-resistant filaments made for professional engineers and industrial products. Plus, most of them are black, just in time for Halloween!
Multiple Materials Challenge Adhesive Manufacturers
Engineering Materials 
10/12/2016  Post a comment
More and more assemblies are joining parts made of dissimilar materials in cars, planes, consumer electronics, and medical devices. Adhesive makers are stepping up to the challenge.

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Dow Chemical and several other companies have launched a program in Omaha, Neb. to divert about 36 tons of plastics from landfills in its first phase, and convert it into energy used for cement production.
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