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Packaging trends: the Fab Four that will disrupt the industry

2019-08-23T10:55:23+00:008 August 2019|Categories: Research|

Packaging trends: the Fab Four that will disrupt the industry Smart, sustainable, safe and resistant: the thermal properties (and not only) of new packaging materials.   As new technologies innovate packaging and connect it to the virtual world, consumers demand eco-friendly solutions to clean up the real world. Together with Mintel, the world's leading market intelligence [...]

Innovative materials inspired by origami for the conquest of space and road safety

2019-08-23T10:54:23+00:001 July 2019|Categories: Research|

Innovative materials inspired by origami for the conquest of space and road safety Advanced materials able to absorb shocks for spaceships and motor vehicles. Let's find out about the features, the advantages and the importance of thermal analysis for their development. Space vehicles like the SpaceX Falcon 9 and Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin rockets are [...]

Transparent wood that can store and release heat.

2019-08-23T10:56:59+00:0029 April 2019|Categories: Research|

Transparent wood that can store and release heat. A new material with “revolutionary” thermal properties to reduce energy consumption in buildings and constructions. Wood may seem more at home in log cabins than modern architecture, but a specially treated type of timber could be tomorrow's trendy building material. Today, scientists report a new kind of [...]

The last frontier in the field of thermal insulation.

2019-08-23T10:56:07+00:005 April 2019|Categories: Research|

The last frontier in the field of thermal insulation. A new, nearly weightless insulation material can withstand extreme heat that would destroy other materials. The innovation The porous aerogel is at least 99 percent open space, with the rest made up of an atomically thin ceramic called hexagonal boron nitride. The design proves extremely durable [...]

Advanced materials: work glass like a polymer.

2019-03-22T14:57:58+00:0012 February 2019|Categories: Research, Research|

Advanced materials: work glass like a polymer. Important achievement in the science of materials: many opportunities for the glass industry, optics, microelectronics, biotechnology and medical engineering. Pure quartz glass is a highly transparent material resistant to thermal, physical and chemical impacts. These are the optimal conditions for use in optics, data technology or medical engineering. [...]

Cultural heritage conservation

2019-03-22T14:57:23+00:0021 December 2018|Categories: Normative|

Cultural heritage conservation. Published the Italian version of EN 17036: 2018: "Conservation of cultural heritage - Artificial aging by simulation of solar irradiation of porous, treated and untreated inorganic materials". Italy is the country with the highest number in the world of beauties recognized as UNESCO heritage. In total our Peninsula is home to 53, [...]

New life for plastic bottles

2019-03-22T14:58:40+00:0021 December 2018|Categories: Research, Research|

New life for plastic bottles. From polluting waste to ultra-light super-material: thanks to research, a new step towards the resolution of the global plastic waste emergency. Researchers of the National University of Singapore (NUS) have recently made a significant contribution to the global theme of plastic waste by developing a technology for converting waste plastic [...]

New guidelines for elements for masonry that use alternative materials

2018-11-06T12:47:46+00:003 October 2018|Categories: Normative|

New guidelines for elements for masonry that use alternative materials The ASTM International Committee on Masonry Elements (C15) has approved a new Standard that provides guidelines for elements produced with materials that are not yet standardized according to existing ASTM Standards. Traditional masonry units are made of inorganic materials that can include clay, concrete sand [...]

The rise of self-healing materials

2018-11-06T12:46:25+00:008 August 2018|Categories: Research, Research|

We find ourselves in the middle of the full and fascinating rise of self-regenerating materials capable of imitating what normally happens in nature Things break. This is the life. This is physics. A smartphone falls and the screen breaks down. Parking space is not calculated correctly and the paint is scratched. This is frustrating, frequent, [...]

Scientists develop new materials that can move in response to light

2018-11-06T12:45:17+00:008 August 2018|Categories: Research, Research|

Magnetic elastomeric composites able to bend, tighten or rotate when exposed to laser, diffused light or sunlight. What would happen if the objects that surround us could change according to the light stimuli they receive? This question is answered by researchers from the Faculty of Engineering of Tufts University who have developed magnetic elastomeric composites [...]