New lithium-rich battery might last much longer

New lithium-rich battery might last much longer

On paper, it doesn’t seem like Christopher Wolverton’s (a professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University) super lithium-rich battery should work. For one, the novel battery uses iron, an inexpensive metal that has notoriously failed in batteries. And in another difficult feat, the battery leverages oxygen to help drive the chemical reaction, which researchers previously believed would cause the battery to become unstable.But not only does the battery work, it does so incredibly well. Read More


3M Company has developed a “Find My Adhesive” product selector tool to help make medical adhesive selection a simpler process.Adhesives play a critical role in the success of a medical device, whether it’s holding the device together or adhering it to the wearer’s skin. But with so many adhesive products available, it can be a challenge for design engineers to know which one is right for their project.Find My Adhesive is an online resource that uses a series of project-specific questions to identify a list of the most appropriate medical adhesive suggestions. Read More


The Lubrizol Corporation‘s engineered polymers business has launched two new thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) resins for hot melt adhesives (HMAs). These recent developments belong to the plasticizer-free Pearlbond 300 TPU series-soft polymer solutions that stand out for their low activation temperature and excellent bonding properties to various substrates.Lubrizol’s innovative offering for HMAs can be found in technical textiles, interlinings, apparel (seam tapes and heat-transfer labels), conveyor belts, footwear and many highly-demanding applications. Read More


Gevo Inc (GEVO) announced its key initiatives for 2018: 1. Gevo reaffirms its focus on the commercial development of renewable jet fuel, renewable isooctane, isobutanol and related products. The goal is to aggregate enough confirmed commercial off-take to support the capital expense of expanding Gevo’s production facility based in Luverne (Luverne facility). Gevo plans to expand its business development capabilities in 2018 to achieve this goal.2. Gevo is undertaking several initiatives to improve the cash flow profile of its business in 2018 compared to 2017 Read More