On August 31, unit Kemet Electronics made decision to wind down operations of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Kemet Foil Manufacturing, Llc. Operations at KFM’s Knoxville, Tennessee plant are expected to end as of October 31, 2016.Source: BRIEF-Kemet &... Read More
WALTHAM, Mass., U.S. and PERTH, Australia, Jun. 28 /CSRwire/ – Global Advanced Metals Pty Ltd (GAM), a leading producer of conflict-free tantalum, today announced that it has entered an agreement, through its wholly owned subsidiary Global Adv... Read More
Munich, 30th May 2016. H.C. Starck, one of the leading manufacturers of customer-specific powders and components made of technology metals and technical ceramics, performed well in 2015 despite a difficult market environment. The company increased its rev... Read More
Refractories and technical ceramics expert, IPS Ceramics, has announced the formation of a US subsidiary – IPS Ceramics USA Ltd. The new company is headquartered in Cornelius, North Carolina and will be led by VP Mike Jackson.
Jackson has spent... Read More
Is coltan – the notorious conflict mineral which two hi-tech metals Tantalum and Niobium are derived – still being smuggled from DR Congo into Rwanda, to evade taxes and sourcing controls?
Laurence Knight investigates the hi-tech roles to whic... Read More
FastCAP Advanced Materials, a subsidiary of FastCAP Systems, has announced that it is now selling one of the materials that enables their world record holding energy storage technologies.
FastCAP’s Vertically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes (VA-CNTs) are n... Read More
TOKYO — Toray Industries has brought a carbon-fiber parts plant online in Thailand in response to growing demand for such components in race cars, bicycles, bullet train seats and medical equipment.
Parts production subsidiary To... Read More
Fan Zhang, Christopher Tuck, Richard Hague, Yinfeng He, Ehab Saleh, You Li, Craig Sturgess and Ricky Wildman present the first continuous fabrication of inkjet-printed polyimide films in the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
The films were then used as ... Read More
Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, has received two European Plastics Innovation Awards:
• The New Surfaces for Plastic Parts Award for the Daplen™ EE112AE lightwei... Read More
Those in the electronics industry know how important tantalum is. Approximately 60% of global tantalum consumption can be traced to the electronics industry, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Commodity Summaries 2015.
Ta... Read More
DuPont (NYSE: DD) released a message from CEO and Chairman Ed Breen on Dec. 29 outlining details about imminent job cuts and the upcoming merger with The Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW).
Although the company will cut jobs globally, Breen’s letter speci... Read More
DuPont and Dow Chemical have jointly announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals.
Upon closing of the transaction, the combined company would ... Read More
The impact of the mega-merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont, which provide components and systems for every major global automaker, will be felt throughout the automotive supply chain.
DuPont and Dow today agreed to merge in an all-stock deal valuing th... Read More
Compared to other 3D printing materials, such as thermoplastics and even metal alloys, ceramic has remained a relatively small 3D printing material market.
That’s because it can be somewhat trickier to deal with, requiring glazes, binders, and a hig... Read More
Their ready availability, wide range of application, extensive choice of performance parameters and general cost effectiveness make plastic film capacitors a popular choice for many applications.
They are available in several different types of plastic f... Read More
Korea makers are decreasing production of PET film as demand in the market is slowing down coupled with an increase in production efforts from Taiwan and China makers.According to a report from Korea-based Digital Times, makers including Kolon Industries ... Read More
(Nanowerk News) Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a dielectric film that has optical and electrical properties similar to air, but is strong enough to be incorporated into electronic and photonic devices - making them both mo... Read More