Tags: Advanced Materials

Manufactured mother-of-pearl may join the developing list of cutting advanced materials

A composite material with comparative microstructure to natural mother-of-pearl has been created by scientists at Switzerland’s ETH Zurich research institute. A group of specialists at ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) have been working to create manufactured mother-of-pearl. Otherwise called nacre, mother-of-pearl is one the hardest, stiffest, most stable materials found in nature. ETH specialists from the Group…

Lotte Advanced Materials buys Turkish engineered stone maker Belenco

South Korea’s Lotte Advanced Materials Co. obtained Turkey’s driving engineered stone creator Belenco in a 125 billion won ($111.4 million) deal to gain footing in Europe’s premium interior material market. Lotte Advanced Materials, a subsidiary of Lotte Chemical, said Thursday it has taken up a 72.5 percent stake in Belenco to leverage the Turkish firm’s…

Synthetic Mother-of-Pearl May Join the Developing Rundown of Advanced Materials

A composite material with comparable microstructure to natural mother-of-pearl has been created by scientists at Switzerland’s ETH Zurich research institute. A group of scientists at ETH (Zurich, Switzerland) have been attempting to create engineered mother-of-pearl. Otherwise called nacre, mother-of-pearl is one the hardest, stiffest, most stable materials found in nature. ETH scientists from the Group…