Materials and Process Developments for Healthcare, Construction, Electronics, and Aerospace Applications

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Published: 27 Apr 2018

This issue of High-Tech Materials profiles innovations in materials and process developments for healthcare, construction, electronics, and aerospace applications. The TOE discusses about a natural fiber-reinforced bulk molding compound for lightweight construction, a biodegradable composite from spider silk for healthcare applications, and a metamaterial that can control sound waves. Also in focus are a reconfigurable material for liquid electronics, and a fluid-based cooling technology for spacecraft applications. 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: Natural fiber-reinforced bulk molding compound, lightweight construction, biodegradable composite, spider silk, metamaterials, reconfigurable material, liquid electronics, cooling technology


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