Month: October 2022

The rubber replacement that won over the world: Polyurethane

The global polyurethane market was recently described as a USD 100 billion opportunity, driven by demand for various applications, including furniture and building insulation. Moreover, this material itself is continuing to evolve. For instance, there are ongoing exciting developments with the creation of biodegradable polyurethane. But what is polyurethane and what distinguishes it from other …

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Autumn in warmth, comfort and style: Tweed

Earlier this year, when luxury brand Chanel presented its fall-winter 2022-2023 collection at Paris Fashion Week, Forbes magazine described it as “an ode to tweed,” reminding anyone who had perhaps forgotten that tweed is an excellent fabric for cooler weather. Caption: Left to right: 8seconds black tweed round-necked short jacket, 8seconds tweed slim-fit mini-dress, 8seconds …

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Standing strong in the storm: High buildings in high winds

Climate change is causing more frequent extreme weather events like typhoons, cyclones, and hurricanes. These strong winds buffet buildings large and small. In fact, for high-rise structures that tower 250 meters or taller, or have 50 stories or more, winds can have a stronger effect than earthquakes. How can skyscrapers withstand gale-force winds? This article …

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Sand Sound sends out a new fashion vibe for 20-something adventure seekers

Imagine you are in a car with your friends, setting off on a road trip. Each of you is in their 20s, driving southwards down California State Route 1 from San Francisco to Big Sur. It is cool autumn weather, and you are all wearing loose and comfortable unisex clothing. That is the look and …

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Samsung C&T is serious about safety of construction sites around the world

With the climate crisis and the growing importance of energy security, investment in green power infrastructure is increasing. Solar energy is one of the most important renewable energy resources. In 2021, solar energy, together with wind, accounted for 10.3% of worldwide electrical generation. In 2021, 168 Gigawatts (GW) of new photovoltaic capacity was installed, bringing …

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