Jean Hoffman

Jean
Hoffman
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Mazda develops first biofabric for vehicle interiors
Someday you may be able to drive a Mazda with a biodegradeable interior.
Rotomolded plastic replaces concrete
A Netting TrashTrap system from Fresh Creek Technologies Inc., took the wastewater industry by storm, capturing floating trash and debris before it can disrupt sewer systems or pollute waterways.
Bonds Across the Water
Two polyurethane adhesives have crossed the Atlantic, joining the Araldite 2000 Plus family of epoxy, methacrylate, and polyurethane adhesives from Huntsman Advanced Materials , The Woodlands, Tex. The 2000 Plus range of structural adhesives are known for their lightweight, durable, and long-lasting bonds.
Metallic looks that last
Getting sticker shock from stainless steel and copper? Porcelain-enamel coatings can be attractive alternatives.
Luster with muster
Pearls and abalone shells have long been prized for their iridescent good looks.
Bonds across the water
Two polyurethane adhesives have crossed the Atlantic, joining the Araldite 2000 Plus family of epoxy, methacrylate, and polyurethane adhesives from Huntsman Advanced Materials, The Woodlands, Tex.
Treading lightly
The pressure is on for designers to pick materials that will leave little to no environmental footprint at the end of a product's useful life.
Let the sun shine in
The roofs of three stadiums under construction for the UEFA Euro 2008 football championship will sport Lexan Thermoclear sheets from GE Plastics, Pittsfield, Mass.
Keeping contaminants out
Manufacturers of microelectronics count on a range of fluoropolymers to keep contaminants from entering their processing line.
Joints in an instant
A robust joining process using zinc can be an alternative to instant-cure adhesives.
Powder-metal parts earn top honors
In the Metal Powder Industries Federation's annual Powder Metallurgy Design Excellence competition, an end cover for a dipole cryomagnet used in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) took top honors in the Other category for atypical PM components.
Saddles with an attitude
Toe-cage treads that prevent riders' feet from slipping through stirrups when horses gallop are now available in vibrantly colored hues.
New frontiers in superalloy development
Researchers at Sandia National Labs specializing in inorganic synthesis and characterization, modeling, and radiation science have designed a radical system of experiments to study the science of creating metal and alloy nanoparticles.
A solid performer
Molybdenum-disulfide lubricant helps stop galling of stainless-steel tube fittings exposed to hostile environments.
Hit me with your best rock
During the Hammer Fest downhill mountain bike event on Vancouver Island last Spring, pro rider Dharma Fontaine hit a rock that flattened his rear tire early in the race.
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