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The structure of monolayer polymeric C60 (Image by Ella Maru Studio) / Chinese Academy of Sciences

Synthetic carbon allotropes are known for their outstanding properties and potential applications. Scientists have devoted decades to synthesizing new types of carbon materials. However, a two-dimensional fullerene, which possesses unique structure, has not been successfully synthesized until now. Recently, a research group led by Prof. Zheng Jian from the Institute of Chemistry of the Chinese …

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In a paper published in Nature Communications, researchers describe a new structure found in an aqueous solution of an amphiphilic copolymer, called a bilayer-folded lamellar mesophase, that has been discovered through a random copolymer sequence. “A new mesophase is an important discovery as it shows a new way for molecules to self-organize,” said Professor Myungeun …

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NYLEO® the new brand for DOMO's Performance Fibers product line.

NYLEO® is the new brand for DOMO’s Performance Fibers product line, bringing together a compelling combination of well-established performance fibers and groundbreaking new solutions. Based on nylon 66, NYLEO® is used in numerous applications in the textile, flooring, flock and abrasive markets. Thanks to its unique properties, it offers a wide range of actions to …

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In response to wide ranging changes in the specialty chemical innovation space and the requirements for green and sustainable consumer products, Verdant Innovations introduced their first line of specialty green sustainable chemicals initially focused on pulp, textiles, nonwovens, and hemp industries. The new company, wholly owned by Cellulose Solutions, will distribute all green solutions as …

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Waterless process for denim fades

Turkish laundry solutions provider Kaiser and German chemical supplier DyStar collaborated on an innovation that achieves the sought-after lived-in look with a smaller environmental footprint. “Advanced Used Look” offers the denim industry a solution for authentic fades without all of the water and chemical usage often associated with conventional dye and wash methods. The energy- and time-saving process is waterless and …

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