Monthly Archives: May 2011


Nano4Energy 2011 is the Nanotechnology KTN’s highly successful annual showcase of new developments in nano-enabled energy. This year’s meeting will be held at Leeds University on 28 June. Nano4Energy 2011, sponsored by Nanofactory, aims to raise awareness of materials challenges in renewable energy, explore technology developments in nano-enabled energy, and stimulate networking between technology providers, […]

Posted on Friday, May 27th, 2011 in Event, News, Polymer conferences.

Nanoscale Effects in Tribology 2011

Discover the impact of the nanoscale in powders and surfaces for coating, lubrication, healthcare and welding. There are currently many exciting new developments occurring in tribological materials, which depend on processes occurring at the nanoscale. The invention of new nanostructured materials with designed tribological performance, and enhanced nanoscale understanding of ‘old’ tribological materials, are being […]

Posted on Monday, May 23rd, 2011 in Event, Polymer conferences.

Rainbows without pigments offer new defence against fraud

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed pigment-free, intensely coloured polymer materials, which could provide new, anti-counterfeit devices on passports or banknotes due to their difficulty to copy. The polymers do not use pigments but instead exhibit intense colour due to their structure, similar to the way nature creates colour for beetle shells and […]

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011 in News, Publications.

SCI Bioplastics, Processing and Properties 2011

The Society of Chemical Industry in association with the Polymer Centre presents Bioplastics, Processing and Properties 2011 at the Hilton Hotel, Sheffield, UK, on 6 October 2011. Here delegates will discover the latest in biorenewable polymer materials and find out how to adopt them in their products and processes. The conference will provide a forum […]

Posted on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 in Event, News, Polymer conferences.