Graphene nanotubes increase drilling speed by 20%: Study

As is well known in the oil industry, one of the most common reasons for drilling tools breaking down is failure of rubber polymer. Orient Energy & Technology Ltd., a leading producer of oil industry equipment in China, has found that graphene nanotubes improve...

RDAbbott unveils innovative LAM 3D printer

R.D. Abbott Co., Inc. (RDAbbott), a full-service elastomers supplier and materials science company, has developed a revolutionary L280 LAM 3D printer that represents the latest advances in Liquid Additive Manufacturing (LAM) with Heat-Cured Silicone Components. The...

Sumitomo study cracks the mystery behind rubber failure

Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI) says it has cracked the mystery surrounding rubber failure, in a joint study with the Dresden, Germany-based Leibniz Institute for Polymer Research. This groundbreaking research has shed light on the heretofore unknown mechanism that...

Coming soon: Tyres with colour, less air loss!

You can soon expect to drive your car on tyres that have the same colour as your vehicle and that need inflating only once a year. Dr Sabu Thomas, Professor of Polymer Engineering and Nanotechnology and Vice-Chancellor in charge of MG University, Kottayam, Kerala, and...