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Touchscreens repelling fingerprints, bandages inhibiting infection, home windows cleaning themselves, solar panels converting more sunlight to electricity — Zachary Holman is making ordinary surfaces extraordinary using nanoparticles.

Nanoparticles are microscopic pieces of material that are 1 to 100 nanometers in size (a sheet of paper is 100,000 nanometers thick). They can be applied to a variety of surfaces, allowing everyday objects to take on new properties, such as dirt-repelling and antibacterial behaviors. However, to take advantage of those properties, manufacturers need a way to attach the nanoparticles to those objects.

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Missouri S&T will be hosting short courses in Introduction to Paint Formulation and on Coatings Composition and Properties on their campus in Rolla, Missouri. 

The Introduction to Paint Formulation is an intensive 5-day course held twice each year on the Missouri S&T campus.  The next course is May 20-24.

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Gema, a Graco Inc. company, won the 2019 Besser Lackieren magazine Supplier Award for the product area Powder Application Equipment in a survey conducted by the IMK Institut für angewandte Marketing- und Kommunikationsforschung GmbH.

Participants of the survey were owners/managing directors and paint shop managers of customers based in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. The survey participants assessed their suppliers based on seven criteria:

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Integrator Pneu-Mech Systems has formed a strategic partnership with European-based Aabo-Ideal that will give each company a global presence for its current and potential customers.

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Sponsored Content 28. November 2018

Use Case Examples for Reverse Osmosis Systems

RO is used to remove dissolved solids and contaminates from water used in both commercial and industrial applications by applying pressure to move water through a semi-permeable membrane.

In comparison to other methods of filtration such as nanofiltration, ultrafiltration or microfiltration, reverse osmosis can effectively remove contaminants as small as 0.0001 microns, including salts, ions and other materials.

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