This issue of High-Tech Materials TOE covers the latest innovations in the field of biopolymers, metal foams, natural composites, and graphene. These innovations can be used in a wide variety of applications such as automotive, defense and military, building & construction, consumer durables, and medical & pharmaceutical. It also covers innovations based on the development of shoes with graphene, which enhances the heat dissipation by close to 50%.
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 Innovations in Biopolymers, Metal Foams, Natural Composites, and Graphene
- Metal Foam that Can Absorb Blast Impulses
- Bamboo Composite to Potentially Replace Steel in Building and Construction
- Concrete That is Geometrically Designed to Become Biologically Receptive
- Shoes Manufactured Using Graphene and Polyurethane for Enhanced Thermoregulation
- Pharmaceutical Grade Chitosan Developed from Squid Pens
2. Key Contacts