Featured in this issue:      Lydall Performance Materials  |  Interstate Plastics, Inc.  |  Indium Corporation  |  Universal Laser Systems, Inc.  |  Leading Edge Metals & Alloys, Inc.  |  3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes  |  Acoustiblok, Inc.  |  Leica Microsystems, Inc.
 
26 August 2014
Share with a friend
 
Materials Solutions - IHS GlobalSpec
 
Add to Safe Senders List |  If you can't view this email, please click here
 
Industry Trends & Events . . .
 
 
Macro Growth for Nanocellulose
Learn more
 
Macro Growth for Nanocellulose
 
It's hard to imagine a more apt symbol for the environment than a tree in its full green splendor. So it's only fitting then that one of the most promising transformational green materials in the coming years will be a forest-based product.

According to a market research report, nanocellulose, most often derived from woodpulp, is expected to enjoy huge growth in the years ahead, not only because of its performance characteristics, but because it is bio-based, renewable, biodegradable, non-toxic, and relatively inexpensive.
 
 
  .  
 
 
 
 
Precision Specialty Insulation for Any Temperature
View now
 
Precision Specialty Insulation for Any Temperature
Lydall Performance Materials
 
Lydall's comprehensive line of thermal control materials provide precision performance over a wide range of operating conditions. Lydall provides a full range of nonwoven insulation products with outstanding strength, durability, and substantial cost savings.

For specialty insulation that covers the extremes and everything in-between, choose Lydall.
 
 
 
 
.
Learn more
 
GOLD ADVERTISEMENT
Four Spots Available
 
Advertisement includes:
•  50 words of text,
    including bold heading
•  One image (product or
    logo)
; 145 x 145 pixels
•  2 trackable links:
    —  One link to the
         company's own Web
         site
    —  One link to the
         company's
        representation on the
         IHS GlobalSpec site
    —  Link on image will match
        your choice of one of
        the text links as listed
        above
 
 
On-demand Webinar . . .
 
 
Program Execution Excellence Through Verification Management
Learn more
 
Program Execution Excellence Through Verification Management
Siemens PLM Software
 
Attend this Webinar to learn how to achieve consistent program execution excellence through Verification Management. Participants will learn how to ensure all verification events are driven by requirements, planned and executed in the correct sequence, and individual tests are linked to the necessary resources, providing full traceability. With the ability to re-use verification procedures and results, Verification Management helps you reduce costs, improve product quality, and deliver programs on-time and on-budget. Register today for Webinar access.
 
 
.
Learn more
 
PLATINUM ADVERTISEMENT
One Spot Available
 
Advertisement includes:
•  A section title with 3-5 words of text, mix upper- and lower-case type (no all caps), no company name or em-dashes (refer to example above: "On-demand Webinar...")
•  A headline with up to 8 words of text, mix upper- and lower-case type (no all caps), no company name or em-dashes
•  50-75 words of text, no bullets, up to 2 paragraph breaks, no bold or italicized text unless a proper name or hyperlink
•  One image (product or logo); 145 x 145 pixels
•  2 trackable links:
    —  One link to the company's own Web site
    —  One link to the company's representation on the IHS GlobalSpec site
    —  Link on image will match your choice of one of the text links as listed above
Glass & Ceramics . . .
 
 
Nanoceramic Filter Removes Salinity
View now
 
Nanoceramic Filter Removes Salinity
 
Nanoceramic filtration technology is helping to provide Thailand with fresh drinking water. Thailand's National Nanotechnology Center has developed large- and small-scale water filters made of nanoceramic material impregnated with silver, an antimicrobial, to combat the problem of saltwater sweeping into and contaminating freshwater reservoirs. The filters not only remove the salinity from the reservoirs but provide clean drinking water in areas affected by saltwater intrusion.
 
 
 
 
Smart Bulb Talks to Smartphone
Learn more
 
Smart Bulb Talks to Smartphone
 
It looks like an ordinary incandescent light bulb you'd screw into any table lamp. But this bulb may be the brightest of them all. Not only is it a long-life, energy-efficient LED bulb, it has a brain — a chip that wirelessly connects to the Internet to communicate with your smartphone via the Wink mobile app. Created by GE and called the Link, the bulb can be turned on, off, or dimmed while away at work or play, or simply adjusted from your couch — and the price starts at under $15.
 
Plastics & Composite Materials . . .
 
New Textile Technology Sought
 
Textile manufacturing has come a long way since the invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. But not far enough for two global manufacturers. Johnson Controls, a leading maker of automobile seating components, and sports apparel maker Adidas Group, have teamed up with German machinery and software engineers to take textile production into the computer age. The project, called SPEEDFACTORY, aims to increase automation of textile manufacturing through use of computer and software technology that will speed textile production and make it less labor intensive.
 
 
 
New Textile Technology Sought
Learn more
 
 
Stretching Limits of Graphene Yarn
 
Imagine a yarn that is as strong as the Kevlar used in body armor, but is super stretchable and simple to make. Academic researchers in the U.S. and Japan say they've developed a process to make such a yarn from graphene oxide fibers. The new yarn, with its multifunctional properties, opens up an array of possible applications from highly conductive lightweight cables that could replace heavy copper transmission lines to use in tiny sensing devices.
 
 
 
Stretching Limits of Graphene Yarn
View now
 
 
 
Actually… It Is Easy Being Green
View now
 
Actually… It Is Easy Being Green
Indium Corporation
 
We make it easy for you to go green with our Pb-free solders. Made using In, Bi, Sn, and Ag, they're precision-engineered in low-, medium-, and high-melting point formulations.

E-mail our engineers now.

From One Engineer To Another®

Visit us at www.indium.com/a019.

 
 
 
 
.
Learn more
 
SILVER ADVERTISEMENT
Four Spots Available
 
Advertisement includes:
•  50 words of text,
    including bold heading
•  One image (product or
    logo)
; 145 x 145 pixels
•  2 trackable links:
    —  One link to the
         company's own Web
         site
    —  One link to the
         company's
        representation on the
         IHS GlobalSpec site
    —  Link on image will match
        your choice of one of
        the text links as listed
        above
 
 
 
Looking for Quality Material? Look No Further.
Leading Edge Metals & Alloys, Inc.
 
Leading Edge Metals & Alloys supplies Molybdenum (TZM), Tungsten, Nickel, Titanium, Niobium, hard-to-find materials, and finished parts to many industries. We are ISO9001:2008 + AS9100C registered with over 35 years of experience. We know, "There is no substitute for quality." Contact us today for your specialty metals needs.
 
 
 
Looking for Quality Material?  Look No Further.
Learn more
 
 
See Video — Think Thin, Design Big
3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes
 
Designs are becoming lighter, thinner, and smaller every day. Now, bulky mechanical systems can be replaced with the incredible, strong, long-lasting viscoelastic bond of 3M™ VHB™ Thin Foam Tapes. The new 3M™ VHB™ Thin Foam Tapes provide the same advantages you expect from 3M™ VHB™ Tape now with an amazingly thin bond line.
 
 
See Video — Think Thin, Design Big
View now
 
Fibers & Fabrics . . .
 
 
Composite Protects Metals from Rust
View now
 
Composite Protects Metals from Rust
 
Rust never sleeps, as the saying goes, and automobiles and mechanical systems exposed to harsh weather and road conditions find this out all too soon. Now, German researchers have developed a protective composite material that can be sprayed on to the undercarriage of a vehicle or any metal surface to protect it from corrosion caused by aggressive solutions such as seawater or roadway salt treatments. It even guards metal against the effects of acid rain and corrosive gases.
 
 
 
 
Iron-strong Shape Memory Alloys
Learn more
 
Iron-strong Shape Memory Alloys
 
If your glasses are made of a lightweight titanium alloy, the next time they get a bit bent out of shape, instead of heading back to the optical shop for an adjustment, place them in hot water and see if they don't ease back to their original shape. That's because the material is known as a shape memory alloy, the kind demonstrated in this video. Now, materials scientists in Switzerland are developing stronger iron-based alloys for the construction industry whose shape memory can be activated at much lower temperatures than current heating processes require.
 
Metals & Alloys . . .
 
Cellular Composite Rivals Balsa Wood
 
You'd never imagine that inside those sleek, aerodynamic, wind turbine blades would be such a low-tech material as balsa wood, the same pulp used to make cheap toy airplanes. But given the increasingly demanding specifications for precision, quality consistency, and light weight, blade makers are searching for new material options. Scientists at Harvard believe they have the answer. As demonstrated in this video, using carbon fiber-reinforced epoxy-based resins and 3D extrusion printing techniques, they've developed honeycomb composite materials that rival that of balsa wood.
 
 
 
Cellular Composite Rivals Balsa Wood
Learn more
 
PET Beer Bottle Looks Like Glass
 
That 12-pack of bottled beer you're lugging to the next party could get a lot lighter. That's because those bottles are not made of glass but PET, polyethylene terephthalate, a safe plastic used for other beverage containers. Packaging maker Sidel has launched the world's first pasteurizable PET bottle for beer with a non-petaloid base and a crown cap. The new bottle gives the appearance of glass yet weighs only about 28 grams, or less than an ounce, making it 86% lighter than the average glass beer bottle. Cheers!
 
 
PET Beer Bottle Looks Like Glass
View now
 
 
 
 
QuietFiber® Industrial Noise Absorption Material
View now
 
QuietFiber® Industrial Noise Absorption Material
Acoustiblok, Inc.
 
Engineered specifically for maximum noise absorbency, QuietFiber® is a simple and versatile solution to many industrial, commercial, and residential noise issues. Non-fiberglass QuietFiber® is rated at the highest noise reduction level of "NRC 1.00" (for the noise reduction coefficient, the higher the number the better).
 
 
 
 
.
Learn more
 
BRONZE ADVERTISEMENT
Four Spots Available
 
Advertisement includes:
•  50 words of text,
    including bold heading
•  One image (product or
    logo)
; 145 x 145 pixels
•  2 trackable links:
    —  One link to the
         company's own Web
         site
    —  One link to the
         company's
        representation on the
         IHS GlobalSpec site
    —  Link on image will match
        your choice of one of
        the text links as listed
        above
 
 
Careers . . .
 
 
Online Technology Degrees for Working Adults
Learn more
 
Online Technology Degrees for Working Adults
Excelsior College
 
Published by the International Electrotechnical Commission, and available from IHS, this 122-page standard covers electrical insulating gloves and mitts. Composite gloves and products to be used with over-gloves are described.

For more information on IHS standards, visit us here.
 
 
.
Learn more
 
CAREERS ADVERTISEMENT
One Spot Available
 
Advertisement includes:
•  30 words of text, including bold heading
•  One image (product or logo); 145 x 145 pixels
•  2 trackable links:
    —  One link to the company's own Web site
    —  One link to the company's representation on the IHS GlobalSpec
          site
    —  Link on image will match your choice of one of the text links as listed above
Industry Standards . . .
 
 
Ensuring Compliance of LED Lamps
Get the latest specs
 
Ensuring Compliance of LED Lamps
 
The IEC 62612 International Standard, now available from IHS, specifies the performance requirements, together with the test methods and conditions, required to show compliance of LED lamps with integral means for stable operation, intended for domestic and similar general lighting purpose. The requirements of this standard relate to type testing and covers LED lamps that intentionally produce white light based on inorganic LEDs.

For more information on IHS standards, visit us here.

Featured Suppliers
 
 
Issue 8  | Vol 3
 
Electronics360  |  Datasheets360  |  CR4
 
Twitter Facebook
 
 
© %%=Datepart(Now(),"year")=%% IHS. IHS, the IHS globe design, GlobalSpec, SpecSearch and The Engineering Web are registered trademarks of IHS, 30 Tech Valley Drive, Suite 102, East Greenbush, NY 12061 - 800.261.2052. All other products, company names, or other marks appearing in this e-newsletter are the trademarks and property of their respective owners.
 
 
Please do not reply to this e-mail, as we are unable to respond from this address. If you would like to contact us, please send an email to: GS-newslettercomments@ihs.com

To unsubscribe from this e-newsletter, click here.
To unsubscribe from all IHS GlobalSpec email communications, click here.
To edit your user profile, visit Your Profile.
If a friend forwarded this e-newsletter and you'd like to receive it in the future, subscribe directly.