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Saturday 28 May Celebrations of the International Year of Glass (IYoG) – 2022 Monthly Webinar Series 2022: Glass Science and Technology PROGRAMME SCHEDULE - India time zone 4:00–4:05 PM : Welcome address by Dr. (Mrs.) Suman Kumari Mishra, Director, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India 4:05–4:15 PM : Remarks : Importance of Glass in modern society by Mr. Pradeep Kheruka, MD, Borosil Ltd., India 4:15–4:20 PM : Introduction of Speaker by Dr. Ashis Kumar Mandal, Senior Principal Scientist , SGD, CSIR-CGCRI, Kolkata, India 4:20–4:50 PM : Technical Lecture-1 An overview of Textured solar glass, Borosilicate glass and Opal Glass Speaker:Mr. Swapnil Walnuj, Head, Marketing, ...
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Epoxy resins have many applications, including metal coatings, electronics/electrical components, electrical insulators, fibre-reinforced plastic materials and adhesives. Uncured epoxy resins have only poor mechanical, chemical and heat resistance properties. Better properties are obtained by reacting them with curatives to form three-dimensional cross-linked thermoset structures. Curing of epoxies is an established mature technology and here , the established technologies and recent developments are overviewed. #Polymer #Thermoset #EpoxyResin #Curing ​​​​
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FUNGLASS days – Every Tuesday from 17 May to 14 June 2022 YouTube recording of the event in Jena, Germany (Tuesday 17 May 2022) Ultrashort pulse laser processing of glass FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVERSITAT JENA / Abbe Center of Photonics Institute of Applied Physics, Albert-Einstein-Str. 15, 07745 Jena New developments in optical fibers for femtosecond lasers Dr. Arno Klenke, Helmholtz Institute Jena (www.hi-jena.de) & Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institute of Applied Physics (www.iap.uni-jena.de) High strength Fiber Bragg gratings for sensor applications Dr. Christian Voigtländer, FBGS Technologies GmbH (www.fbgs.com) Fiber Bragg gratings as multi-notch ...
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Art Glass Studies for a Changing World – the International Year of Glass Call for papers to be submitted to a special issue journal Since their publication in 2015, the world has reflected upon and utilised the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG) as a target, revising its actions and focusing its research drivers with an aim to implement these goals by 2030. This call to action is a collective, universal wake-up call to end poverty, protect the environment, achieve gender equality, and ensure health, well-being, peace and prosperity for all. However, what does this mean in terms of Art Glass? Two emerging themes for this ...
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Structure of lead borate glasses by Raman, 11B MAS, and 207Pb NMR spectroscopies Solid state NMR publication by SGT Centenary Fellow Professor Steve Feller, Stratos Kamitsos and many others. The paper is free to download from ScienceDirect for the next month or so.
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Furnace Solutions 8-9 June 2022 Furnace Solutions returns as a face to face meeting in 2022. This two day event will be held at the Totally Wicked Stadium home of St Helens Rugby League Club with plenty of free parking. The stadium is built on land that was previously occupied by United Glass Peasley Cross and the conference room overlooks the site where Glass Futures is being constructed. St Helens is a major centre for glass making and the visitor attraction The World of Glass. Wednesday Andrew Keeley, NSG 'Hydrogen firing at Greengate' Wayne Bridger, Linde 'Supplying hydrogen to NSG Greengate' Christoph Jatwauk, FIC Germany 'Energy savings to be ...
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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology continue to innovate when it comes to creating new materials. Two different groups of chemical engineers at MIT recently revealed their respective work–– one involving a new type of lightweight, super-strong plastic, and the other a composite made mostly from cellulose nanocrystals mixed with a bit of synthetic polymer. https://knowledge.ulprospector.com/13064/pe-super-strong-mit-researchers-develop-a-new-type-of-lightweight-plastic-and-a-novel-plant-based-composite/ #Polymer #Plastics #Composites #Lightweight #Nanotechnology ​​​​​​
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Professor Paul Hogg FIMMM and Dr Faye Smith FIMMM at Avalon Consultancy Services, UK, investigate the opportunities and challenges for fibre-reinforced polymer composites in zero-carbon emission flight. Led by the UK Aerospace Technology Institute and backed by the government, the FlyZero initiative began in early 2021 as an intensive research project investigating zero-carbon emission commercial flight. The independent study has brought together experts from companies across the UK to study the design challenges, manufacturing demands, operational requirements and market opportunities of potential zero-carbon emission aircraft concepts. Read more here . ...
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Glass for pharmaceuticals: innovation and sustainability 30 June-1 July Venice, Italy On the occasion of the International Year of Glass declared by the United Nations for 2022, PDA Italy Chapter will organize an event dedicated to Glass for pharmaceutical use involving the International Commission on Glass (ICG) and some of the leading experts in the field. Glass has long been the material of choice for the primary packaging of injectables, and it is still subject to technological and quality evolution. On top of those, the issue of sustainability is certainly one of the aspects on which all the players in the supply chain are currently involved in discussions. ...
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3D Printed Heat Exchanger 'More Efficient' than Conventional Designs. A new type of lightweight, 3D printed heat exchanger with a maze-like design is more compact and efficient than its conventional counterparts, its developers say. A team led by engineers from the University of Glasgow have developed the system, which exploits the unique properties of microscale surfaces to create a high-performance heat exchanger. Heat exchangers, devices which transfer heat between fluids without mixing them, have a wide range of practical applications. Heat exchangers which transfer thermal energy between fluids are used in systems including refrigeration, fuel cells and ...
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Halving Emissions by 2030 can Keep 1.5°C Within Reach. Researchers from the University of Leeds have worked with hundreds of experts from across the world to deliver the latest  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report , which assesses the methods for reducing emissions and removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. The costs of solar and wind energy have fallen by up to 85%. Yet, average annual greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history in the decade to 2019. Major transitions are needed in the energy sector, including a substantial reduction in the use of fossil fuels, widespread electrification, improved ...
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Treated Plastic Waste Good at Grabbing Carbon Dioxide. What seems like a win-win for a pair of pressing environmental problems describes a Rice University lab’s newly discovered chemical technique to turn waste plastic into an effective carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbent for industry. Rice chemist James Tour and co-lead authors reported in the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano that heating plastic waste in the presence of potassium acetate produced particles with nanometer-scale pores that trap carbon dioxide molecules. These particles can be used to remove CO2 from flue gas streams, they reported. #News #GreenTechnology #ClimateChange #WasteManagement ...
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On the day the Plastics Packaging Tax comes into force (1st April, 2022), Philip Law, Director-General of the BPF, tells InterplasInsights where the confusion still lies. Plus, he looks at the ongoing war in Ukraine, and how it is affecting UK resin supplies. Read more here . #Plastics #PlasticPackaging #Recycling #PlasticWaste ​​​​
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Glass Learns to Glow and Heat Itself. Thanks to the new shaping possibilities, researchers at Fraunhofer IKTS have discovered that glass can be processed at significantly lower temperatures and thus be mixed with fillers that enable new functions. This opens up a wide range of new fields of application in aerospace, safety engineering, vehicle construction or laboratory technology, for which glass was previously hardly an option. Depending on the process used, very different and complex shapes and properties are now possible that were previously either not feasible at all or required costly and sometimes environmentally harmful post-processing steps. These ...
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Generating New Molecules with Graph Grammar. Chemical engineers and materials scientists are constantly looking for the next revolutionary material, chemical, and drug. The rise of machine-learning approaches is expediting the discovery process, which could otherwise take years. However, deep learning requires extensive datasets for training models, and many class-specific chemical datasets contain a handful of example compounds, limiting their ability to generalize and generate physical molecules that could be created in the real world. Now, a new paper from researchers at MIT and IBM tackles this problem using a generative graph model to build new synthesizable ...
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Scientists Develop Environmentally Safe, Frost-resistant Coatings. Airports are busy, especially during the winter. As passengers wait to board, delays get longer when airplanes need to be dowsed with thousands of gallons of deicing fluids that help them fight the frigid winter. But as soon as the plane takes off, most of the liquid is gone from the surface of the aircraft and ends up polluting freshwater streams and lakes. In an endeavour to make a more efficient product immune to ice for such demanding industries and consumers, researchers from University of Illinois have developed a longer-lasting alternative to conventional deicers. They say it could also ...
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New Polymer Membrane Tech Improves Efficiency of Carbon Dioxide Capture. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new membrane technology that allows for more efficient removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from mixed gases, such as emissions from power plants. Membranes are an attractive technology for removing CO2 from mixed gases because they do not take up much physical space, they can be made in a wide variety of sizes, and they can be easily replaced. These new polymer membrane filters work by allowing CO2 to pass through the membrane more quickly than the other constituents in the mixed gas. As a result, the gas passing out the other ...
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New Golden Design Rules from the Consumer Goods Forum Driving Action Towards a Circular Economy for Plastic Packaging. In collaboration with the Consumer Goods Forum , a cross-value chain group of major brand owners, recyclers and plastics associations are working on a set of ‘golden rules’ for sustainable packaging design. Ignacio Gavilan, director of Sustainability at The Consumer Goods Forum and Kitty Parker Brooks, SYSTEMIQ Associate and Project Manager for CGF Plastic Waste Coalition of Action, tell PACKAGING EUROPE more about the project. #News #CircularEconomy #Sustainability #Packaging #Plastics ​​​​​
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New Adaptable Smart Window Coating Could Help Heat or Cool a Home and Save Energy. Researchers at the University of Oxford have collaborated with industry experts to develop an adaptable smart window technology that could reduce the energy usage of an average home by up to a third. The new glass has a spectrally tuneable low-emissivity coating that uses a phase change material to control the amount of heat that comes into the room from the window, without affecting the quality of the light. The thermal energy from the sun's infrared rays is absorbed by the glass and re-emitted as heat – either used to warm the room using transparent electrical heaters in the ...
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Green Aerospace Tech to Receive Record UK Government Funding. The UK’s aerospace technology research programme, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), is to receive record levels of government funding, Industry Minister Lee Rowley confirmed on Tuesday 29 March 2022, driving forward the research and development of green aviation technology. #News #Aviation #GreenTechnology #FundingOpportunity #Sustainability ​​​​​​​
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