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Benefits of QPAC® Poly(alkylene Carbonate) Copolymer Binders for Glass Sealing Paste Applications
In this ‘Insight from Industry,’ Nick Gilbert from AZoM.com talks to Peter Ferraro, Director of Business Development at Empower Materials, about the benefits of QPAC® Poly(alkylene Carbonate) Copolymer Binders for Glass Sealing Paste Applications. Empower Materials is at the forefront of the development of cleaner, more environmentally friendly binders. Can you tell us more about the…
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Biodegradable Organic Binders - Low Temperature Glass Paste
Empower Materials Inc. is the producer of QPAC®, the world's cleanest thermally decomposable organic binder. QPAC® cleanly decomposes into CO2 and water in many types of atmospheres and leaves virtually no residue. This property contributes to QPAC®'s widespread usage in many demanding applications. QPAC® poly(alkylene carbonate) copolymers are a unique family of innovative thermoplastics representing…
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QPAC® 40 offers excellent performance as a binder in solar pastes
A great deal of effort has been afforded over the last 20 years improving photovoltaic (PV) efficiencies, reliability, and manufacturability. Much of this work has been focused on the front-side construction of PV, including metallization and contact formation with glasses. In general, the front-side contact pastes are silver pastes which are heterogeneous mixtures containing metallic…
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Organic-Sacrificial Binders for Metallic Pastes
Empower Materials Inc. is the producer of QPAC®, the world's cleanest thermally decomposable organic/sacrificial binders. QPAC® cleanly decomposes into CO2 and water in many types of atmospheres and leaves virtually no residue. This property contributes to QPAC®'s widespread usage in many demanding applications. QPAC® poly(alkylene carbonate) copolymers are a unique family of innovative thermoplastics representing a…
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QPAC® performance in ultra low-temperature co-fired ceramics (ULTCC)
This paper reports the first ultra-low sintering temperature (450 °C) cofired multifunctional ceramic substrate based on a commercial lead zirconium titanate (PZ29)−glass composite, which is fabricated by tape casting, isostatic lamination, and sintering. This substrate was prepared from a novel tape casting slurry composition suitable for cofiring at low temperatures with commercial Ag electrodes at…
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Carbonate Binders in Multilayer Piezoelectric Systems
Analysis has been done using QPAC40® Polypropylene carbonate as a clean-burning binder for base metal electrodes in NKN and PZT Piezoelectrics. The experiment was conducted by the Center for Dielectric and Piezoelectrics, Material Research Institute at Pennsylvania State University. Experiment The QPAC40® allows a clean burnout at low temperature in N2 atmosphere. The QPAC40® allows the burnout to…
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Penn State University Research shows the benefits of QPAC® Polypropylene Carbonate as a binder in the Cold Sintering Process
The Cold Sintering process has been developed by Penn State University at the Material Research Institute. It allows for combining different material classes for a wide variety of applications. The lower temperature sintering process allows for the fabrication of inorganic compounds that could otherwise not be combined at high densities. This process has opened up…
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Polyalkylene Carbonate for 3D Printers/Additive Technology
Many research organizations have investigated the use of QPAC® polyalkylene carbonate in 3D printer applications. The distinctive decomposition properties which include contaminant-free burnout and low temperature of QPAC® can be applied to this technology. There are many varieties of Additive Manufacturing (AM) Technology. Additive Manufacturing (AM) Technology The QPAC® has a different function based on the AM technology. In…
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An Organic Binder for Nanoparticle Applications
Empower Materials Inc. is the producer of QPAC®, the world's cleanest thermally decomposable organic/sacrificial binders. QPAC® cleanly decomposes into CO2 and water in many types of atmospheres and leaves virtually no residue. This property contributes to QPAC®'s widespread usage in many demanding applications. QPAC® poly(alkylene carbonate) copolymers are a unique family of innovative thermoplastics representing a…
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Organic Binders in Fuel Cell Fabrication
Empower Materials Inc. is the producer of QPAC®, the world's cleanest thermally decomposable organic/sacrificial binders. QPAC® cleanly decomposes into CO2 and water in many types of atmospheres and leaves virtually no residue. This property contributes to QPAC®'s widespread usage in many demanding applications. QPAC® poly(alkylene carbonate) copolymers are a unique family of innovative thermoplastics representing a…
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Clean Water Based Polypropylene Carbonate Emulsion System
Empower Materials Inc. is the producer of QPAC®, the world's cleanest thermally decomposable organic/sacrificial binders. QPAC® cleanly decomposes into CO2 and water in many types of atmospheres and leaves virtually no residue. This property contributes to QPAC®'s widespread usage in many demanding applications. QPAC® poly(alkylene carbonate) copolymers are a unique family of innovative thermoplastics representing a…
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Using QPAC® Polyalkylene Carbonate as a solid state electrolyte for flexible solid lithium batteries
Numerous organizations have investigated the use of QPAC®25 polyethylene carbonate (PEC) and QPAC®40 polypropylene carbonate (PPC) in solid lithium ion battery applications. Research has been ongoing for many years to find an alternative to liquid electrolyte batteries because of their inherent safety issues mainly due to the volatility and combustion of the liquid carbonate organic…
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Empower Materials Wins North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award
Empower Materials was awarded the North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award in the carbon capture materials market by Frost and Sullivan. The Technology Award is a prestigious recognition of Empower Materials' accomplishments in renewable and sustainable materials. Empower Materials, based in New Castle, DE, has developed QPAC® Polyalkylene Carbonate plastics derived from carbon dioxide…
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Empower Materials Inc. Produces Commercial Scale Quantities of QPAC®60 Polybutylene Carbonate
Empower Materials recently finished several production size polymer synthesis reactions to produce large quantities of QPAC®60 Polybutylyene Carbonate. These polymers add to the other green polymers commercially produced by Empower Materials, QPAC®25 Polyethylene Carbonate, QPAC®40 Polypropylene Carbonate, QPAC®100 Polypropylene/ Polycyclohexene Carbonate, and QPAC®130 Polycyclohexene Carbonate QPAC®60 has similar decomposition properties to QPAC®25 and QPAC®40. It…
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