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Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, PA; Raychem, Menlo Park, CA; Rohm and Haas, Spring House, PA; 3M, St. Paul, MN; and the U.S. Department of Energy's Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM are collaborating on a cooperative research and development program to improve the processing of polymer blends and alloys. The goal of the consortium is to develop the data and processing models needed to produce more economical resins. The initial project is an in-depth study of a blend system to allow members to become familiar with techniques and procedures at NIST. One of the following proposed blend systems will be chosen: Polystyrene/polybutadienes, elastomers or polyolefin blends. Generic technology about the interfacial structure formation and characterization can be developed that may be applied to company-specific blends and alloys. The consortium, sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, is accepting members until September 1. For more information contact H. Thomas Yolken, chief, Office of Intelligent Processing of Materials, B344 Materials Building, NlST, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-0001, tel.: (301) 975-5727.
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Title Annotation:involved in research consortium with Raychem Corp., Rohm and Haas Co., Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., and the Department of Energy
Publication:Rubber World
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jul 1, 1993
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