Magnetic Properties of Ceramic Minerals – Bunting Magnetics Europe Ltd

Magnetic minerals and fine iron have plagued ceramic producers since the first glazed pot was produced many thousands of years ago. Early ceramicists adopted elaborate and colourful patterns to cover any imperfections caused by such contamination. Over time, the demand for white or single coloured ceramic products increased, making disguising any imperfection increasingly difficult. Ceramic producers … Continued

Nano-additives For Electrically Conductive Polymers: Explained By Radical Materials

A brief introduction into the application of nano-additives within electrically conductive polymers. For certain applications, it is often desirable to combine the traditional advantages of polymers with electrical conductivity ranging from static dissipation through to conduction and EMI/RFI shielding. Applications for such polymers are evident in industries such as automotive, aerospace, defence, electronics and battery … Continued

Malvern Panalytical’s new Aeris: a compact XRD system making a big impact

Malvern Panalytical, a leading analytical instruments and services supplier, launches a new version of its Aeris compact X-ray diffractometer (XRD). Aeris is a small-footprint system with a big heart, and even bigger ambitions. This new version contains capabilities previously only seen in much larger systems, powering exciting leaps forward in scientific progress. Building on the … Continued

Exclusive Interview with Alan Banks, UK Innovations Manager at Ford

1. What’s your role and responsibility with your current organisation and how does it fit in with the wider industry? My current role is within the UK Innovations Team with a remit for looking affordable weight reductions for our Commercial Vehicles. Commercial Vehicles are the lifeblood of our industry and in an electrified world, the … Continued

Bridging the Gap with Green Graphene by Goodfellow

Special feature: Nixene Publishing interview with Goodfellow’s Technical Manager, Dr. Aphrodite Tomou For its March 2021 edition, Nixene Publishing’s special feature is an interview with Goodfellow’s own Dr. Aphrodite Tomou. The piece by Debbie Nelson sets out to explore what Dr. Tomou has been working on and how she is trying to bridge the gap … Continued

Crushing without cross-contamination by IKA

/// MultiDrive control with autoclavable disposable tubes Staufen, 12 February 2021 – Crushing, grinding, mixing, weighing and measuring: MultiDrive control can do everything and above all prevents cross-contamination. It works with disposable tubes that are autoclavable and reusable. MultiDrive control can crush, grind and mix hard, soft or fibrous samples. 1,000 watts and a large number … Continued

A basic guide to patents for chemistry, material and battery tech companies

By Martin Neilson, Partner and Patent Attorney at UDL Intellectual Property Without a knowledge of what patents do, it’s hard to know exactly what they can protect, how they can benefit your business and when you should get in touch with a patent attorney. This short guide is indented to be educational and explain what … Continued

Thermal and Electrically Conductive Polymers: Explained by Radical Materials

A brief insight into the properties of Konduct thermal and electrically conductive polymers. When it comes to thermal and electrical performance, polymers are traditionally utilised in applications where their well-known insulating properties are taken advantage of. However, there are applications that require conductive properties more typically associated with metals and ceramics, but which would also … Continued

New SteriTouch antimicrobial additive proven to reduce SARS-CoV-2 by 93% in 2 hours

Radical Materials has launched an antiviral additive under its SteriTouch® brand which has demonstrated efficacy of 99.9999% within 3 hours against bacteriophage Phi6 and 93% in 2 hours against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19. The result of many months of development and testing, the new additive is supplied as a liquid and is suitable … Continued

Radical Materials At The Advanced Materials Show 2021

Specialist research and development company Radical Materials Ltd has confirmed it will be exhibiting at this year’s Advanced Materials Show. Taking place on the 7th and 8th of July at the NEC Birmingham, Radical will be joining many other established brands such as 3M Advanced Materials and Hitachi High Tech in displaying the latest advanced … Continued