Biesterfeld distributes SCIGRIP methyl methacrylate adhesives in Germany

Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH said that it is distributing two-component methyl methacrylate (MMA) adhesives from SCIGRIP on the German market, with immediate effect. Milar, a Polish subsidiary of the Biesterfeld Group, has already successfully offered the products in Poland and the Baltic States since April 2016. SCIGRIP offers the latest developments of adhesive chemistry systems for sophisticated applications in the fields of transport, marine applications, construction, and product assembly, as well as for signage and display systems. Read more


University of Central Florida (UCF) researcher Yang Yang has come up with a new hybrid nanomaterial that harnesses solar energy and uses it to generate hydrogen from seawater more cheaply and efficiently than current materials. The breakthrough could one day lead to a new source of the clean-burning fuel, ease demand for fossil fuels and boost the economy of Florida, where sunshine and seawater are ample. Yang, an assistant professor with joint appointments in the UCF’s NanoScience Technology Center and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been working on solar hydrogen splitting for nearly 10 years. Read more



A team of researchers at the University of Limerick has discovered that applying pressure to a protein found in egg whites and tears can generate electricity. The researchers from the Bernal Institute observed that crystals of lysozyme, a model protein that is abundant in egg whites of birds as well as in the tears, saliva and milk of mammals can generate electricity when pressed. Their report was published 2 in the journal Applied Physics Letters. The ability to generate electricity by applying pressure, known as direct piezoelectricity, is a property of materials. Read more



Once applied, latex binders render themselves invisible, yet their connective power works all around us: in footwear, carpets, cementing and magazines, to name a few. Trinseo has been producing latex binder solutions for over 60 years while supplying the paper and board, textiles and carpets, and the adhesives and construction industries. Continuing with its long-standing dedication to the market, Trinseo has introduced LIGOS™ as the new trade name for its family of latex binders products. The word ligos means “to bind” in the international language of Esperanto. Read more