Materials

Antimicrobial Metals

Antibiotic resistant pathogens is a topic that causes universal anxiety. In the U.S., these types of infections are responsible for more deaths than AIDS. Thanks to the media, we have been lead to believe that MRSA, Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, lurks on every public doorknob. Although it is present in some public facilities (it is sometimes found… Continue Reading »

Plastics – Application and Evaluation

Application of the right plastics and production methods can cut costs and shorten development time. The plastics industry has gone through major changes since Dr. Leo Baekland introduced “Bakelite” in 1909. As recently as a decade ago there were perhaps 35,000 plastic formulations. Now it seems that there are specific compounds for every purpose. Today’s… Continue Reading »