Polymer Science

A paper published in Science journal last week has shown how flexible elastomers can take a lesson from mussels in stretch and strength. more

7 Nov 2017 14:17 Materials

US extraterrestrial additive manufacturers Made in Space have joined Braskem to use recycled plastic on the International Space Station. more

18 Oct 2017 15:25 Materials

Young stars of polymer engineering can enter nominations for the Worshipful Company of Horner's Apprentice Awards. more

4 Oct 2017 10:32 Industry News



Henniker, based in Risley, has used plasma treatment to improve stickyness of silicone. more

12 Sep 2017 16:02 Industry News


Eureka/ Wang Lab

A polymer developed at the University of California will make self-healing materials for electrical devices. more

5 Apr 2017 14:35 Materials

A series of thermoplastic compounds developed by RTP company will allow lasers to add high contrast marks to clear resins. more

21 Mar 2017 10:29 Materials

David Hughes

Teeside University Press

Teeside University in Middlesborough will host a new series of professional development courses in conjunction with the Rubber and Plastics Research Association. more

26 Jan 2017 15:09 Industry News

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

16 May 2016 14:45 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

29 Feb 2016 11:22 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

11 Feb 2016 11:44 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

15 Jan 2016 11:30 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

8 Jan 2016 11:51 Materials

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

8 Jan 2016 11:15 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

21 Sep 2015 12:35 Industry News

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

17 Aug 2015 11:45 Industry News

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

20 Jul 2015 14:04 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

9 Feb 2015 12:39 Guest Blog

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

9 Feb 2015 11:48 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

6 Feb 2015 15:45 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

6 Jun 2013 12:08 Industry News