FEI Company today opened a NanoPort in Shanghai, China. FEI NanoPorts are centers of technical and applications excellence where FEI customers and partners can collaborate with FEI specialists on the ongoing development of new ideas and innovative solutions for advancing nanoscale technology. The new facility is the fourth such location joining those already in operation in North America, Europe and Japan.
Nanoco Technologies and Sigma-Aldrich are looking at a bright future together with the signing of a distribution agreement and launch of a new range of products based on Nanoco's leading edge quantum dots.
Materials characterization company Malvern Instruments has acquired Viscotek Corporation, a leading provider of chromatography solutions for the characterization of natural and synthetic polymers and proteins.
Sigma-Aldrich announced the signing of an agreement with Nanoco Technologies, Ltd., a nano-materials company based in Manchester, UK, to distribute luminescent quantum dot nanocrystals globally. Under the terms of the agreement, Sigma-Aldrich will distribute research quantities (less than 1 g) of seven core-shell semiconductor quantum dots through the Aldrich Materials Science initiative of its Research Specialties business.
Piezo specialist PI has introduced 4 new series of high-force, high dynamics piezoelectric stacked actuators and a new line of linear amplifiers. While most low and medium force actuator applications are covered by the company’s patented PICMA multilayer technology, the PICA stacked actuator technology enables applications where extremely high forces and dynamics are required or high levels of customization are needed.
Nanofibers media is now possible using Hills Inc's special meltblowing die and Celanex Next Generation JKX-1158 polymer. Celanex JKX-1158 provided the high strength and low fly necessary to achieve 300-400nm fibers.
Specialty chemicals group LANXESS has developed a new high-performance rubber additive - Nanoprene. This material additive for the rubber mixture of the tire tread significantly cuts wear in automobile tires.
The 7th Annual Nano Applications & Advanced Materials Forum on February 5-6, 2008 in Palm Springs, CA will bring together the leaders who are building, leveraging, and financing the global economy’s nanotechnology-enabled applications and advanced materials.
International advanced composites group Quickstep Holdings Limited has hit the ground running in 2008, today announcing the commencement of aircraft parts manufacturing at its Australian headquarters located in Fremantle, Western Australia - marking the first stage in establishing the site as a fully equipped, world-class aerospace manufacturing facility.