Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi- KACST research discovers new class of industrial polymers  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 07/07/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) A Research and Development (R&D) team at King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) has discovered a new class of industrial polymers which could deliver cheaper lighter stronger and recyclable materials ideal for electronics aerospace airline and automotive industries.

'Four researchers at the National Petrochemical Technology Center affiliated to the Materials Research Institute at KACST in collaboration with IBM Global and their counterparts at the University of California at Berkeley and the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands recently discovered the wide range of polymerized materials with unique physical advantages" sources at KACST media center said.

'These newly discovered polymers combine resistance to cracking with a strength which is higher than bone; an ability to bounce back to their original shape and material (self-heal); are 100 percent recyclable in addition to their being light-weight and highly resistant to solvents which overcome the limitations of the current polymers" sources said. These distinguished scientific achievements come within KACST's keen interest in research in petrochemical industries in addition to its collaboration with IBM Global through the Center of Excellence for Nanotechnology which was established in 2008 and accommodates more than thirty Saudi researchers with a similar number of IBM counterparts.

The research works of the center focus on applications of this technology in fields of petrochemicals and water desalination.

According to the media center this research collaboration has resulted in a list of patents that are either awarded or registered under the procedure and KACST will work in the near future to focus research on the conversion of these polymers into viable products for industrial investment by the Saudi Company for Investment Technology (Taqniah).

A KACST official said that the discovery was published in the peer-reviewed US journal 'Science' last month.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Sep 23 2014 - Ankara to keep secret behind hostage releaseArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Syrian Kurds who have fled to Turkey top 130000Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ANKARA: More than 130000 Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey escaping an advance by Islamic State jihadists Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- Giordano celebrates National Day with special editionArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Showing the national colors with pride Giordano one of the world's major international apparel retailers is launching special limited edition polo shirts and t-shirts to ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- Rabea Tea makes history with a Guinness World recordArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Ahmed Mohamed Saleh Baeshen & Co. succeeded in registering its honorary brand Rabea Tea in the Guinness World Records breaking a new attempt for the largest tea bag in the ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- GE marks 4th year of operations in DammamArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) GE is marking the fourth year of operations of the GE Manufacturing Technology Center in Dammam which has emerged as regional service and manufacturing hub and center of ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- CITC governor visits Mobily in Al-Mashaer areaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) Gov. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Darrab inspected the preparations of Mobily for the 1435H Haj season. Nasser Al-Nasser ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- SpaceX launches 3-D printer other station gearArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) CAPE CANAVERAL Florida: A SpaceX cargo ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Sunday carrying the first 3-D printer for astronauts in orbit.In all the unmanned ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Dubai property prices show signs of coolingArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) DUBAI: Dubai's booming property market is showing signs that it may be cooling off industry data showed after two years of soaring prices that had drawn warnings of possible ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- Pioneering real estate concepts unveiled at Cityscape GlobalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Dubai Investments (DI) the major investment company listed on the Dubai Financial Market is showcasing its wide array of pioneering sustainable real estate concepts and solutions ...

 Sep 23 2014 - Saudi- NCB to start IPO next monthArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia's National Commercial Bank will begin its much-anticipated initial share sale next month a statement to the Kingdom's stock market said.The initial public ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help