This issue, a special section devoted to plastics recycling, plus tips for strong packed tower performance, reboiler optimization, and much more.
Polymers, Plastics, & Composites
A new super-white paint formulation can reflect 98% of solar radiation, which helps keep buildings cool and reduces energy consumption and expenses.
This month, a special section on the cosmetics industry, plus safety incident prevention, a look at the race for a COVID-19 vaccine, and much more.
LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel will open the AIChE Spring Meeting and 16th Global Congress on Process Safety in Houston.
Researchers have found a compound derived from cashew shells that offers UV-absorbing properties with many applications.
Chemical engineering and polymer science played a significant role in creating this new blood-filtering cancer treatment technology.
As part of our celebration of AIChE's 110th year, David Mackanic of Stanford University shares his predictions for chemical engineering's next 25 years.
Current plastic recycling efforts just aren't enough, but new solutions are evolving in response to public awareness and outrage.
A team of engineers at MIT has developed a heat-conductive polymer that could find new uses in electronics.
The discovery could improve catalysts for selective hydrogenation reactions that are vital to the production of plastics and fuels.
Hear why chemical engineers need to get involved in tissue engineering and learn about some of the key insights for bioengineers.
A chemical engineer and chemist at MIT have discovered how to reduce the "loops" that weaken polymer structures.
If the renewables tsunami starting to slam into the traditional energy business feels like it's growing larger, there's a perfectly logical reason.
A more environmentally friendly recycling method for polyethylene not only eliminates waste but also provides liquid fuel.
Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have devised a new plastic that is made with 50 percent renewable content from biomass.
Learn about the work Leanne is doing to better understand and improve batteries for use with sustainable energy sources.
Researchers turned to math to help predict which nanoparticles will best combine with polymers for successful nanocomposites.
Researchers have discovered evidence that boron-nitride reinforced nanocomposites could provide more strength per weight than carbon-nanotube composites.
Plastics manufacturers largely rely on crude oil to create isobutene in the production of plastics, but researchers at Washington State University have developed a catalyst to easily convert bio-ba
When Elon Musk started bulldozing desert scrub to build his giga-factory near Reno, Nevada, he bet the ranch that the lithium-ion battery market would skyrocket to around $75 billion by 2020, makin
One of the world's great remaining mysteries is the actual size of Saudi Arabia's oil reserves. But whatever the answer — what is non-peak, Alex?
A Scottish company by the name of CelluComp has turned to root vegetables such as beets and carrots to produce a manufacturing additive with a wide range of possible applications.
Inspired by nature, researchers at Polytechnique Montréal have developed a polymer five to 10 times tougher than steel or Kevlar.
A recent study by the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences founds that bioplastics may have a place in medical applications thanks to the antibacterial properties they exhi