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Advances in Polymer Technology - Highlights of Research with Commercial Applications

  • ID: 607616
  • Report
  • June 2010
  • 142 Pages
  • Functional Technology Intelligence (FTI)
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Polymer science has evolved over the years by a need to produce new materials for new applications. While some materials have been on the market for a while, there exists a need to optimize their properties to meet specific requirements. And when it comes to developing new materials, more emphasis is being placed on controlling the manufacturing process to manipulate molecular weight or develop novel architectures.

Polymers have experienced so much market success because it is possible to build properties into the material. Further advances in polymer research will enable the materials to meet the demand for highly specialized applications, such as those found in optics and electronics.

Almost daily, new developments are emerging from advanced materials and polymer research labs around the world: novel electroactive polymer actuators; polymer nanofilms; self-healing polymers; electrically conducting tissue; embedded waveguide sensors in polymer membranes…But to compete and -- better yet -- get an edge on your competitors, you must be the first to have this new technology. Technology can lead to innovative ideas and new products.

A Unique Opportunity

Now you have a unique opportunity to learn more about a variety of polymer research activities at universities, companies and government research labs worldwide. For the most part, these are technologies that you can develop into commercial processes or products in the short term. A new report from us - Advances in Polymer Technology; Highlights of Research with Commercial Applications -- reviews important research efforts in polymer science. The report discusses potential commercial applications, and indicates when some potential products and processes will be commercially viable. Some of the technologies already may be commercially viable.

You'll learn of the latest efforts involving polymer research in the fields of electronics, nanotechnology, substrate science, detection, optics and healthcare. This report will help you take advantage of these technologies—through licensing or other collaborative arrangements—so that you can commercialize them before your competitors do. Contact information is provided for key researchers, enabling you to reach them and collaborate on innovative research.

Learn about advances on several fronts, including:

- Organic light-emitting diodes based on pi-conjugated polymers that offer significant advantages over other display materials.
- Polymer-based microsystems that use liquid-based photopolymerization to rapidly produce microcomponents in situ, that is, inside microchannels.
- The incorporation of nanoparticles into polymers to improve various properties.
- The design of new tissues using functional cells and biodegradable polymer scaffolds that have been appropriately configured.

Advances in Polymer Technology will enable you to track important developments involving polymer research. This report will help you establish contacts with key researchers and learn about projects that will help you and your company stay competitive.
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Executive Summary
The Significance of Plastic
Diverse Technology
The Goal of Polymer Science
Generating Novel Materials
The Advantages of Plastics
Scope and Methodology

Introduction
Definition
Key Applications
Electronics
Aerospace
Automotive
Packaging Systems
Strong Market Presence

Electronics
Benchmark Properties
Improved Dielectric
Binding A Chemical Film
Soliton Power
Hybrid Battery
Electroactive Polymer Actuators
Organic LEDs
LCPs for Space
Less Costly Flexible Displays
Molecular Wires
Organic Electronics
Organic Semiconductor Processing
Polyester Lubricant
Self Healing Polymers
Polymer Interfaces
Fire-Safe Green Plastic
Corrosion-Resistant Conducting Polymers
Electrochemical Supercapacitors
Self-Regulating Microsystem

Nanotechnology
Clay Surface Modification
Conductive Materials
Thermoplastic Foam
Nanotubes
Nanoconfinement
Composites
Dispersion
Nanofilaments
Nanofilms
Nanofibers
Invisible Nanofibers
Microcellular
Chemoresponsive Mechanics

Substrate Science
Polymer Bonding
Laser Deposition
Polymer-Assisted Deposition
Water Repellant
Confined Films
Self-Healing Polymers
Hyperbranched Polymers
Antiwear Films
Aging Process

Detection
Implanted Sensors
Gas Sensor Patterning
Molecular Sensing
Microsensor Film
Embedded Waveguide Sensors

Optics
Photorefractive Polymer
Polarization Holographics

Medical
Hernia Repair
Blood Clotting
Polymer Complexes
DNA Base Pairs
Drug Delivery
Molecular Rings
Intracellular Delivery
Electrically Conducting Tissue
Hydrogels
Biological Molecules
Organ Cells
Anchor Molecules
Polymer-Based Nerve Regeneration
Implants
Drug Eluting Stent
Controlled Release
Biodegradable
Stimuli-Sensitive Gels
Shape Memory

Patents

For Further Reading

LIST OF EXHIBITS
Exhibit 1 Advantages of Plastics
Exhibit 2 Key Polymer Physical Properties
Exhibit 3 Types of Electroactive Polymer
Exhibit 4 Impact of Confinement on Thin Film Properties
Exhibit 5 Advantages of Water-Soluble Complexes
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