Polymer Science

Consumers could be interacting with electronic screens on packaging in the future, thanks to a revolutionary development by scientists at the University of Sheffield. more

May 16, 2016 2:45 PM Materials

Chewing gum litter: Unsightly, unhygienic and an unavoidable sight almost everywhere. Step forward Anna Bullus, the innovator whose passion for recycling led her to turn this very abundant waste material into the world's first chewing gum polymer. more

Feb 29, 2016 11:22 AM Materials

DuPont Industrial Biosciences (DuPont) and agricultural processor, Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), have announced a breakthrough in the development of a new technology that they say opens up “vast” offerings in bio-based materials. more

Feb 11, 2016 11:44 AM Materials

A polymer engineer has been awarded a funding prize to find an answer to the long-standing question of why some materials can act like solids without crystallising. more

Jan 15, 2016 11:30 AM Materials

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say that they have found a way of utilising transparent polymer film to harvest sunlight and release it on demand, making endless possibilities for window glass or clothing. more

Jan 8, 2016 11:51 AM Materials

A team of scientists has invented a new, reusable polymer they say is capable of removing pollutants from water within “seconds”. more

Jan 8, 2016 11:15 AM Materials

Engineers from the University of Bradford have revealed the first 3D barcode for plastic products that can be integrated into a part during manufacture. more

Sep 21, 2015 12:35 PM Industry News

The Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) based at the town’s University has established a new National Plastics Processing Centre (NPPC). more

Aug 17, 2015 11:45 AM Industry News

Two polymer scientists have been recognised for their outstanding achievements at the recent IOM3 awards in London. more

Jul 20, 2015 2:04 PM Industry News

Five synthetic materials with the power to change the world

Valeria Arrighi, Associate Professor and Acting Head of Materials Chemistry at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, shares her opinion on the five types of polymer that will shape the future. more

Feb 9, 2015 12:39 PM Guest Blog

New research into electrochromic polymer blends is helping scientists create eyeglasses that turn to sunglasses with the flick of a switch. more

Feb 9, 2015 11:48 AM Industry News

A chemical engineer who pioneered the use of polymers for controlled drug-delivery in the treatment of diseases such as cancer and mental illness has been awarded the Queen Elizabeth Prize (QEPrize) for Engineering. more

Feb 6, 2015 3:45 PM Industry News

A new method of controlling the synthesis of polymers is said to open up new possibilities in areas including medical devices, drug delivery, elastics and adhesives. more

Jun 6, 2013 12:08 PM Industry News

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created a new polymer film that can generate electricity from water vapour. more

Feb 28, 2013 4:21 PM Materials

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