Student Wen Bai developed rubber composites with microcrystalline cellulose

Wheeling out microcrystalline cellulose

Materials World magazine
Partially replacing silica with renewable microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) could make tyre production and use more energy efficient, claim researchers at Oregon State University, USA.
organic crystal structure

Organic crystals for hydrogen storage

Materials World magazine
Scientists in the UK say they have fashioned a crystal that could store 2.5% hydrogen by mass.
Flexible roll-forming simulation from German company Data-M.

Flexible forming for cheaper car parts

Materials World magazine
A system for producing a variety of vehicle components on one processing line has been developed by a European research consortium.
Stretchable display, consisting of an interconnected mesh of printed micro inorganic LEDs bonded to a rubber substrate

On a roll with inorganic LEDs

Materials World magazine
An international team of researchers claims to have overcome the limitations of creating printed interconnected arrays of ultrathin and ultrasmall inorganic light-emitting diodes (ILEDs) for deformable and semitransparent lighting displays.
On the job training

Easy access to manufacturing training

Materials World magazine
Five of the UK’s sector skills councils (SSCs) have launched the Manufacturing Skills Alliance (MSA) to improve access to training and development for employers in the UK and help them deal with different Governmental agencies.