Polymers, Plastics, & Composites

Polymers and Textiles Conference 2019

November 19-21, 2019
This conference will cover manufacturing and innovations, advancements in materials and fibers, workforce development, advanced textiles applications, business developments for advanced materials and products and aspects of sustainability.

Purifying Water in Developing Countries

Archived Webinar
Sep 21, 2016
Engineers know how to produce safe drinking water, but transferring it to those in need is another story. In this webinar, Dr. Velegol discusses her experience developing a technology using the seeds...

CEP: News Update

News Update
Army Research Lab Uses Discarded Plastic to 3D Print Supplies Researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) have developed a way to use discarded plastic waste as starting material for additive manufacturing on army bases. Wristband Can...

Repackaging the Planet

June 14, 2018

Current plastic recycling efforts just aren't enough, but new solutions are evolving in response to public awareness and outrage.

Recent Advances in Hydrogels for Tissue Engineering

SBE Special Section
Samad Ahadian, Houman Savoji, Ali Khademhosseini
Hydrogels could play an important role in the fabrication of functional tissues for regenerative medicine. This article describes the developments in polymer chemistry, nanomaterials, molecular biology, and microscale technologies that are spurring advances in hydrogel fabrication.

Study On the Aging Mechanism of Pyrolysis Bio-Oil

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 6, 2013
Biomass Pyrolysis Study on the Aging Mechanism of Pyrolysis Bio-oil The unstable nature of pyrolysis oil produced from biomass fast pyrolysis is one...

Reactivity of Biopolymers in Ionic Liquids

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 6, 2013
Ionic liquids are gaining increasing acceptance as novel solvents for chemical transformations. This has included a recent focus on the use of ionic...

At Least 1,000X Thinner than a Human Hair

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 5, 2013
The last century witnessed the development of two classes of materials—polymers and semiconductors—that dramatically changed people’s lives. A new...

Composite Fuels Production for Combustion

Conference Presentation
AIChE Spring Meeting and Global Congress on Process Safety
May 1, 2013
ABSTRACT Goal of the Project The primary goal of the project is the creation of composite fuels for combustion processes containing biomass, coal,...

On the Modeling of Oral Drug Delivery

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
November 1, 2012
On the Modeling of Oral Drug Delivery Naresh Pavurala, Luke E.K Achenie Department of Chemical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State...

Creep and Aging of Phbv-Natural Fiber Composites

Conference Presentation
AIChE Annual Meeting
October 30, 2012
A biobased composite composed of poly(β-hydroxybutyrate)-co-(β-hydroxyvalerate) (PHBV) matrix and natural reinforcing fibers has a potential closed-...

CEP: News Update

News Update
4D Printing Creates Shape-Shifting Materials Scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and Singapore Univ. of Technology and Design have developed a way to 3D-print objects that can easily change shape when they are heated. The process could...

New Recyclable Bioplastic Outperforms ABS

March 28, 2016

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.

Catalyst Opens Doors to New Bio-Based Plastics

December 14, 2015

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

Ann Marie Sastry, Lithium Battery Giga-Factory Slayer

November 18, 2015

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

Bioplastics Exhibit Anti-bacterial Properties

March 31, 2015

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

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