This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE profiles innovations showcasing lightweight, high strength materials in the US and Germany for the transportation and construction industries. It features innovative aluminum foam sandwiches for the ship building industry, an organic photovoltaic technology to replace traditional solar cells with good energy storage properties, and other potential next generation materials.
The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio-based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials.
The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries.
1. MATERIAL DEVELOPMENTS FOR THE TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRIES
- Advances in Material Technologies
- Aluminum Foam Sandwiches for the Transportation Industry
- Organic Photovoltaic Technology to Potentially Replace Traditional Solar Cells
- Eco-friendly Blowing Agent to Diminish the Emissions of Chlorofluro Carbons in the Atmosphere
- Thermoplastic Elastomer for Water Absorption
- Organically Modified Nanosilica to Assist Ground Water Purification
- Key Contacts