Material Innovations Based on Hydrogels for the Manufacturing, Medical, and Adhesive Industries

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Published: 27 Oct 2017

This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles fiber-reinforced soft composites that are tough and flexible, protein-based photo-responsive hydrogels, ingestible drug delivery materials with prolonged medication release, biocompatible nanofibers based on mussels for production of strong hydrogels, and a bioinspired adhesive film for signal amplification of wearable sensors. 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: Fiber-reinforced soft composites, drug delivery materials, nanofibers, mussels, hydrogels, adhesives, wearable sensors


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