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Antibacterial polymer discovered

Antibacterial polymer discovered

Researchers at KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm have discovered an antibacterial polymer for sportswear, diapers and bandages.


Rhodia with new products

Rhodia with new products

Rhodia presents its new high-performance, eco-friendly solvent Rhodiasolv IRIS and its new waterborne paint additives.


Polymers move smartly

Polymers move smartly

Hans-Jörg Schneider and Kazuaki Kato, University of Saarlandes, Germany, introduce polymers that respond to chemical and biological stimuli through movement Chemomechanical polymers are a new type of smart polymer with specific recognition sites that can respond selectively to chemical and biological stimuli through large movements.


Arkema eliminates fluorosurfactants from Kynar 500 PVDF

Arkema eliminates fluorosurfactants from Kynar 500 PVDF

In line with its voluntary product stewardship approach, Arkema has developed a new process that eliminates fluorosurfactants from its Kynar 500 PVDF. Arkema is introducing Kynar 500 PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) resin made using a new fluorosurfactant-free (FSF) process.