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Researchers Create New Organic Gel Nanomaterials

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Researchers have created organic gel nanomaterials that could be used to encapsulate pharmaceutical, food, and cosmetic products and to build 3-D biological scaffolds for tissue engineering. 

Materials are chemically reversible and environmentally benign.

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Frost & Sullivan Award Recognises Degussa Novara Technology s.p.a.’s Technology Innovation in Gel derived Glass Manufacturing

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The 2007 Frost & Sullivan European Technology Innovation of the Year Award in the field of glass manufacturing is presented to Degussa Novara Technology s.p.a (NTECH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Evonik Industries AG, Essen, and part of its Business Unit Aerosil&Silanes, for its development of a novel sol-gel process called SiVARA® for the manufacture of high-purity silica glass.

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Award for sol-gel process used in glass maufacturing

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Many failed attempts have been made to manufacture glass via sol-gel routes. The first company to succeed has won a major European innovation award.

 

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Durable and mechanically stable Sol-Gel photochromic coating

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Photochromic materials for holographic data storage,hotosensitive sensors and security applications have a high innovative potential. Due to poor durability and mechanical stability most novel applications are limited. Based on a sol-gel process, scientists at the University of Cologne have developed a novel material for the manufacturing of durable photochromic glasses and films.

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MIT develops a 'paper towel' for oil spills

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A mat of nanowires with the touch and feel of paper could be an important new tool in the cleanup of oil and other organic pollutants, MIT researchers and colleagues report in the May 30 online issue of Nature Nanotechnology.The scientists say they have created a membrane that can absorb up to 20 times its weight in oil, and can be recycled many times for future use.

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