Epoxies walking on sunshine

Anyone asked to think of a sunny place probably would not put Scotland at the top of their list. That might be why Scots try to make the most of the little sunshine they have, especially when it comes to transforming it into energy. With that same goal in mind, an...

Epoxies in jewellery: a hidden gem

We often talk about epoxies in industrial, life-changing and innovative applications, but these resins can have other, more delicate uses. Their well-known versatility allows them to be used in different types of artwork, crafts and jewellery too, proving that they...

Epoxies in prosthetics: helping athletes reach the finish line

We can all picture a super-hero with a cape flying over town to save someone’s life. These are movie and comic heroes, but what do they look like in real life? Some of them are indeed saving lives, but there is another kind: the ones overcoming life challenges and...

Epoxies to the rescue: giving animals a second chance

We’ve all been there. We are walking around the woods contemplating the trees, when all of a sudden… crack! Sometimes it’s just a stick but it can be an unfortunate animal we have accidently stepped on. That is exactly what a woman in Tel Aviv heard when she trod on...

Insect eyes inspire a new solar panel generation

Insect eyes have something hypnotical. Their strange, intricate shapes and unusual large size, so different to other species, have kept entomologists busy explaining what makes them so unique. Now it looks like photovoltaic experts have also found a source of...

Epoxy brings a second life to critical infrastructures

Buildings, roads, bridges, tunnels… They surround us, exposed to all sorts of weather conditions and quite often lasting decades, even centuries. Those in charge of their maintenance face some major challenges when fixing inaccessible roads or cracked façades but they...

Epoxy, the new invisibility cloak

We all like to visit beautiful buildings and appreciate their ornamental façades without visual interruptions. But we also acknowledge the benefits of solar panels which, although unsightly, can provide renewable energy. How can we combine these two? Easy: using...

Epoxy resurrects colossi in Egypt

Time has no mercy, and what used to be a gigantic glorious sculpture can be reduced to ruins today. This, however, does not mean there is no hope for the avid historian who wishes to enjoy archeological pieces coming back to life. Restoration techniques have improved...