Advancements in Self-healing Cement, Ultra-fine Nanofibers, Digital Ceramic Printing, Carbon-based and Bio-based Plastics

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Published: 12 Jan 2018

This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles self-healing cement, ultra-fine nanofibers, digital ceramic printing, carbon-based and bio-based plastics. Innovations in focus are a self-healing cement for repairing oil and gas wells, ultrafine nanofibers developed using low-cost processing methods for producing lightweight fabrics, digital ceramic printers and inks for producing high-resolution images on glass and ceramic surfaces, a lightweight engineering plastic material that consists of a carbon-only backbone, and bioplastics made with algal blooms. The High-Tech Materials TechVision Opportunity Engine (TOE) provides intelligence on technologies, products, processes, applications, and strategic insights on various materials across industries. Some material technologies include lightweight materials, bio–based materials, ceramics, smart materials, fibers, nanomaterials, responsive materials, polymers, woven and non woven materials, polymers and plastics and packaging materials. The Chemicals and Advanced Materials cluster tracks research and innovation trends and developments across specialty chemicals, plastics, polymers, chemicals, bio-chemicals, metals, coatings, thinfilms, surface treatments, composites, alloys, oil and gas, fuel additives, fibers, and several other related technologies and its impact and application across industries. Keywords: Self-healing cement, nanofibers, digital ceramic printing, bioplastics, algal blooms



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