Archived Blog from: 2017

Enhancing Healthcare using Polyurethane

Just as we can find polyurethane in our everyday lives, so too can we find it throughout many of the medical procedures we probably don’t care to think too much about. Many of these applications in the medical realm are a result of the attractive properties of polyurethane, which can be …

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The Night Before (a Polyurethane) Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hope that St Nicholas soon would be there. … Many of us will be halfway through our advent calendars by now. …

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Polymers & Plastics in the Paralympics

The 2016 Rio Paralympic Games are now in full swing, with medals being won, records being broken, and a viewers from around the world being inspired. Plastics and polymers have had a huge influence upon these games, which may come as a surprise to you (even the medal ribbons are …

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Polyurethane and You, A Match Made in Heaven

Polyurethane, it’s everywhere and maybe you didn’t even realise. Much of our everyday life is improved by the presence of polyurethane. Our houses are kept warmer, our furniture made comfier, and our appliances kept shinier. Since its development in 1937, polyurethane has become an integral part of all aspects of …

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Why Professor Charlotte Williams won the 2015 WISE Tech Start-up Award

Professor Charlotte K. Williams, Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, Econic Technologies and Professor of Chemistry, Imperial College London has shown innovation, creativity, technical skill, determination and drive in founding and leading the scientific teams at Econic Technologies. She is a committed advocate and an internationally recognised expert in sustainable chemistry, particularly …

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