Friday Sep 12
Oxide armour offers Kevlar better stab resistance
Scientists in the US have synthesised an ultrathin inorganic bilayer coating for Kevlar that could improve its stab resistance by 30% and prove invaluable for military and first-responders requiring multi-threat protection clothes. Developed in 1965 by Stephanie Kwolek at DuPont, poly , or Kevlar , is a para-aramid synthetic fiber deriving its strength from interchain hydrogen bonding.
2 are charged in food stamp fraud
Accusations of improper use of food stamps netted felony charges against a social worker and the client whose food benefits she is accused of using. Cindy L. Scotton, 53, of the 900 block of West Dupont Road, and Desean Hayes, 25, of the 3500 block of Ramsey Avenue, were formally charged Tuesday with one count each of corrupt business influence, welfare fraud and theft, according to documents filed in Allen Superior Court.
Chemical & Engineering News
Sales Growth Buoys Earnings
Of seven major U.S. chemical firms that have reported second-quarter earnings so far, six have seen healthy sales increases compared with last year's quarter, a sign that the industry is topping the slow growth rate of the global economy.
Band teams up with bikers to make a difference for kids
Carrick rock band 'Mean Bone' are revving up to Rock Around the North in aid of children s charity Barnardo s NI together with Carrick bikers' club the Quay Vipers MCC.
Jackson County Pilot
Business Briefs: July 3, 2014
Business as usual after Pioneer fire It's business as usual at a Jackson industrial park firm after a June 24 fire sent local emergency response crews racing to the scene.