Insights from BCC Research

Hydrogel and Kevlar: Bulletproof Materials Could Replace Cartilage

Posted by Clayton Luz on Dec 8, 2017 2:15:39 PM
BulletProof Materials.jpgMore than 30 million people in the United States suffer from osteoarthritis (OA), the most common type of arthritis. The damage or breakdown of joint cartilage between bones mostly causes OA, which is sometime called degenerative joint disease or “wear and tear” arthritis.
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Topics: Advanced Materials

$20 Magnet Performs Like $200K Magnet, Thanks to New Technique

Posted by Clayton Luz on Nov 21, 2017 2:30:00 PM
Magnets Performances.jpgResearchers have developed a technique that uses low-cost magnets to precisely control the structure of self-assembled polymers. The discovery signals a huge savings boon in terms of magnetic materials; now scientists can achieve the same level of structural control using a $20 magnet purchased at a hobby store instead of a high-field magnet costing $200,000.
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Topics: Advanced Materials

Flying the Friendly Skies at Mach 5: PM Coating Possibilities

Posted by Clayton Luz on Nov 15, 2017 11:00:00 AM
AVM007NBlogImage.jpegA new kind of ceramic coating could revolutionize hypersonic travel for air, space and defense purposes. Imagine traveling at Mach 5 (3,800 mph, 6,125 km/h) or above, which is at least five times faster than the speed of sound. (So what if your luggage gets lost? It’ll show up on the next hypersonic craft before you realize it’s missing.) Alas, it’s just a dream. When moving at such velocity, the intense heat generated by air and gas in the atmosphere can seriously damage an aircraft or projectile’s structural integrity. Temperatures hitting the aircraft can reach 3,000 °C (5,400° F).
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Topics: Advanced Materials

Healthcare & Clean Water Drive Water-Soluble Polymer Markets

Posted by Jeff Schmerker on Oct 30, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Water Soluble Polymer Markets.jpegWhile the water-soluble polymer markets have become saturated in the United States, the expansion in the healthcare field is expected to lead to new avenues for domestic growth in coming years.

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Topics: Advanced Materials