Innovations

Scientists Create ‘Super Wood’ That Is Stronger and Lighter Than Steel

Scientists have developed a new, compressed wood which is less prone to swelling and absorption.

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Innovations

This Year’s Super Bowl Stadium Can Withstand Snow and Save Energy

The U.S. Bank Stadium features a sleek, practical roof made of a material that lets the snow fall off the roof into a gigantic snow gutter. This transparent material, Ethylene Tetrafluoroethyl (ETFE), also saves energy.

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Innovations

How Material Connexion Gives Unrecyclable Objects A New Life

Material Connexion has a library of more than 8,000 materials, which are used to advise countless Fortune 500 companies.

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Case Studies

Chemistry and Construction Materials

Whether it is building materials such as flexible piping, wind-resistant roofing, laminated glass, and projectile-resistant doors, the chemical industry will continue to innovate materials for resilient architecture and design.

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Material Science

Architects and Industry Collaborate on Health in the Built Environment

A panel at Greenbuild 2016 in Los Angeles brought together three experts – one from the chemical industry, one a toxicologist, and one an architect who leads her firm’s sustainability efforts to discuss healthy buildings.

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Innovations

Nine Ways Chemistry Contributes to High Performing Buildings

Chemistry-related traits such as density, reflectiveness, adhesiveness, viscosity, and thermal properties not only define what building materials are, but also what role they can play in the construction of a high performing building.

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Innovations

Plastic Architecture: 12 Projects that Highlight the Potential of Polymers

These imaginative and innovative designs represent just a few of the many ways that plastic can be used as a primary material in houses and other buildings.

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Innovations

Clean Water Day

In recognition of the UN’s World Water Day, a new video highlights how chemistry is essential to clean, fresh drinking water.

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Material Science

Newest homes built to stand up to Mother Nature’s fiercest outbursts

Although much attention has focused on green building practices, resilient-design strategies take the concept of building efficiently a step further with a proactive approach to creating durable homes that can withstand almost anything Mother Nature throws at them.

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