Consumer electronics, cellular phones, and personal computers rely on though, durable, non-conducting plastics to protect sensitive electronic components. Plastics are essential in electronic applications because of their insulating properties; the flow of electrons that make up electrical currents cannot readily penetrate plastics' molecular structures.
Versatile range of uses for carbonyl iron powder
Keroflux optimizes diesel fuels
Dirt-repellent textile fibers
Elastic fibres providing the flexibility of textiles
By manipulating the structures of molecules and creating new ones, chemists and engineers are producing new materials that are both strong and flexible. These advances have improved impact resistance, reduced the total weight of equipment, and reduced the cost of consumer goods.
BASF has developed a version of vibration-absorbing mortar, which, once placed under the floor, absorbs the noise of treads as well.