Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Nano Shapes of Things to Come

By Jan H. Schut Nanomaterials are invisible by definition. The traditional nanofillers—nanoclays, nanosilicas, nanoparticles of metal oxides, and carbon nanotubes—are almost inconceivably small, but not necessarily chemically complex. This year, however, the Society of Plastics Engineer’s annual Nanocomposites Conference, held … Continue reading

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Giving the Old Chrome Catalyst New Life

By Jan H. Schut The SPE’s annual Polyolefins conference in Houston is always a good place to look for catalyst news, and this year is no exception. Polyolefins 2012, held February 26-29 at the Hilton Houston North Hotel (www.spe-stx.org/conference.php), includes … Continue reading

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