University of Vigo posted this:New non-destructive method for “in situ” monitoring of anticorrosive protection of organic coatingsThe main novelty of the device and procedure is the new portable sensor adaptable to virtually any surface. The device, fixable by vacuum to the surface under study, makes possible the measurement of the electrochemical interfacial impedance, that is the main parameter of interest for adherence quality and anti-corrosion performance.
University of Vigo posted this:A novel mild and efficient method to prepare ε-Caprolactam precursor of Nylon 6ε-Caprolactam, the main precursor of the synthetic fibber Nylon 6, is prepared from cyclohexanone oxime by treatment with a new salt as promoter. This procedure requires mild reaction conditions and affords excellent levels of conversion and selectivity to obtain pure ε-caprolactam. No reaction by-products are formed. The new promoter salt is cheap, no corrosive, and easy to prepare. All these characteristics makes the procedure suitable for undustrial purposes.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Thermochromic mortar coating for a more sustainable construction CSIC has developed a thermochromic mortar coating with optical properties in the solar radiation range that vary according to temperature in a reversible way. The mortar is especially interesting for energy efficiency in buildings. Its solar radiation absorption at low temperatures is high, helping to maintain indoor heating, while its reflectance increases during the summer, reducing over-warming of the envelope. Industrial partners from the construction industry are being sought to collaborate through a patent licence agreement.
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas posted this:Kits for cell culture based on hydrogel coatingsCSIC and Complutense University of Madrid have developed new kits for cell culture based on cytocompatible hydrogels coated onto stiff substrates. Due to the excellent adhesion of the hydrogel to these substrates is possible to have mechanically robust platforms, easy to handle as required in a cellular biology laboratory. These new kits have been successfully tested showing an excellent cellular proliferation on the surface of the hydrogel. Besides, this technology allows the detachment of a cell monolayer without the need of chemical or biological agents preserving the viability of cell harvesting. Industrial partners from the biotechnology with expertise in cell culture are being sought to collaborate through a patent license agreement. An offer for Patent Licensing
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Institut Català d'Investigació Química (ICIQ) posted this:Photoinitiators for visible-light induced living polymerizationA new class of photoinitiators of living polymerization induced by visible light has been developed and is made available for testing (under MTA) and/or licensing. The developed initiators trigger the curing of resins by irradiation with low-intensity visible light, while providing polymers with good control of chain length. In addition, through decomposition of the initator, the cured material presents a different colour than the uncured resin.
Jerzy Morgiel posted this:
Scientist at Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences
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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela posted this:High Quality Thin-films (down to 4nm) by Water-based Chemical SolutionCheaper alternative, versatile, with the quality required for fundamental studies and applications. - Very high quality of epitaxial (bi)layers, down to 4 nm, comparable to PLD. - Outstanding homogeneity (over 1" substrate) and very affordable alternative to high-vacuum tech. Some examples: - Yttrium Iron Garnet (YIG) over GGG; ZnO over sapphire. - Ferroelectric BiFeO3 on LSMO. Manganites, cobaltites and their combinations - Combined with MBE, e.g. Multilevel device integrated on silicon: Small, 2017, 1701614, cover (http://doi.org/10.1002/smll.201770208).
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Photosensitizers for photocurable polymer coatingThe technology can be used in the production of polymer coatings curable by ultraviolet radiation (UV) imposed on various types of surface such as aluminum, paper, plastics, wood and metals. Technology is compatible with UV LED diodes, which make it advantageous in several fields comparing to traditional mercury MPM lamps
Jordi Reverter posted this:
Licensing Manager at Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia
Heflen International Limited posted this:Low Energy High Efficiency Transfer Spray GunHeflen low energy spray gun betters the BAT requirements, has a 85%+ transfer efficiency; services the Paint and Nano coating industry a unique control method to reduce surface bounce back and reduction in an overall carbon foot print for its users. Its world patented technology has proven its ability to reduce the risk of exposure to the end user and the environment bringing a safer method of application for all coatings.
Cracow University of Technology posted this:Novel transparent polymer nanocomposites based on PMMA and inorganic semiconductor nanoparticles for optoelectronics applicationsA method of preparing novel and transparent polymer nanocomposites based on a polymeric matrix of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) and the inorganic nanoparticles of zinc sulfide doped with manganese atoms (ZnS:Mn).
Fundació URV posted this:Environmentally friendly processing of thermosets by two-stage sequential aza-Michael addition and free-radical polymerization of amine-acrylate mixturesEnvironmentally friendly preparation of thermosets for applications on thermosensitive substrates. A two-step curing process, which consists in an Aza-Michael addition at room temperature, followed by UV radical polymerization of acrylates or methacrylates amine formulations without the need of adding solvents. The presence of amines in the structure suppress the radical inhibition by oxygen, which is a typical drawback in radical polymerizations. The invention allows leading the curing in two separate stages with a stable intermediate material, being the process controlled by the amount of amine in the formulation.