Navigation Links
Sweet new approach discovered to help produce metal casting parts, reduce toxicity
Date:11/8/2012

CORVALLIS, Ore. Based on a new discovery by researchers at Oregon State University, the world's multi-billion dollar foundry industry may soon develop a sweet tooth.

This industry, that produces metal castings used in everything from water pumps and jet engines to railroad and automobile parts, dates back thousands of years to before Greek and Roman times. It was important in the advance of human civilization, but still continues to evolve.

Some modern technologies use various types of "binders" to essentially glue together sands and other materials to form sophisticated molds, into which molten metals are injected to create products with complex shapes. Existing approaches work, but some materials used today, such as furan resins and phenol formaldehyde resins, can emit toxic fumes during the process.

However, experts in adhesion science in the OSU College of Forestry have discovered and applied for a patent on a new use of a compound that appears to also work surprisingly well for this purpose. They say it should cost less than existing binders, is completely renewable and should be environmentally benign.

It's called sugar.

"We were surprised that simple sugar could bind sand together so strongly," said Kaichang Li, an OSU professor of wood science and engineering. "Sugar and other carbohydrates are abundant, inexpensive, food-grade materials.

"The binder systems we've developed should be much less expensive than existing sand binders and not have toxicity concerns," Li added.

Sugar is a highly water-soluble food ingredient, as anyone knows who has ever put a teaspoon of it in a cup of coffee. The OSU researchers discovered a novel way to make strong and moisture-resistant sand molds with sugar. An inaccurate reading of temperature in a baking oven helped lead to the important discovery, they said.

Li and an OSU faculty research assistant, Jian Huang, identified combinations of s
'/>"/>

Contact: Kaichang Li
Kaichang.li@oregonstate.edu
541-737-8421
Oregon State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Synthetic biofilter wins through to the top Sweet 16 in Boston
2. Pink Lemonade, Razz, Sweetheart, and Caras Choice: superb blueberries from ARS
3. Sugar-sweetened drinks are not replacing milk in kids diets
4. How sweet it is: Tomato researchers discover link between ripening, color and taste
5. Traditional fisheries management approach jeopardizes marine ecosystems worldwide
6. Whitehead scientists identify major flaw in standard approach to global gene expression analysis
7. Columbia researchers report novel approach for single molecule electronic DNA sequencing
8. Maintaining Earths sustainability: Scientists, engineers, educators take coordinated approach
9. New approach of resistant tuberculosis
10. New line of approach for combination therapy against melanoma
11. Grassroots approach to conservation developed
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/5/2015)... 5, 2015 In Brazil , ... already using these solutions and 42 percent planning to invest ... approximately 25 percent of the companies will be investing in ... majority of companies in the region are currently opting for ... model will command significant attention in the coming years. This ...
(Date:3/4/2015)... 04, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, ... The market for biometric authentication systems is projected ... till 2020 The driving forces for ... needs, government projects and constant development in technology. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 3, 2015 Cryoport, Inc. (OTCBB: ... cryogenic logistics solutions for the life sciences ... cell lines, clinical research organizations, vaccine manufacturers, ... the expansion of its relationship with ... Hutch") Clinical Research Division with the inclusion ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 2Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 3Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 4Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 2Global Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020 3Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 2Cryoport, Inc. Expands Support of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division 3
... East Asia is where the wolf was tamed and became the ... But now researchers at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in ... "For the first time in world history it is possible to ... in time, and how many wolves were tamed," says Peter Savolainen, ...
... and other aquatic fauna in recent centuries are not restricted ... that species in rivers and lakes worldwide also experienced sharp ... is frequently overlooked by natural resource managers, according to an ... , Authors Paul Humphries and Kirk Winemiller argue that as ...
... Three out of ten women who undergo polar body ... of polar body analysis (PBA) is described by researchers in ... edition of Deutsches rtzeblatt International , in which they ... Int 2009; 106(33): 533-8). Polar bodies are by-products of ...
Cached Biology News:Shifting baselines confound river restoration 2New developments in reproductive medicine 2
(Date:3/6/2015)... 2015 Global Specimen Solutions, Inc. ... on specimen management and informatics, announced today that ... Solutions, Inc. is excited to catapult our growing ... will further enhance our proprietary informatics tools and ... research. GSS has proved rapid market uptake of ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... March 6, 2015 BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ... in class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX ® ... XIAPEX ®  in the EU, announced today that it ... at 8:30 a.m. ET on Friday, March 13, 2015 ... financial results and provide a corporate update. ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... 2015   Senomyx , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... technologies to discover, develop, and commercialize novel flavor ingredients ... John Poyhonen , the Company,s President and Chief ... President and Chief Financial Officer, will present an overview ... March 11, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (11:00 a.m. ...
(Date:3/6/2015)... (PRWEB) March 06, 2015 Transparency Market Research ... and Other Crops - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, ... the global isoxaflutole market was valued at US$ 116.3 Mn ... by 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2014 ... isoxaflutole stood at 2,569.5 kilo tons in 2013. , Isoxaflutole ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Specimen Solutions, Inc. Closes Series A Funding 2Global Specimen Solutions, Inc. Closes Series A Funding 3BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Host Conference Call to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results on Friday, March 13, 2015 2SENOMYX TO WEBCAST CORPORATE PRESENTATION AT THE THE 27TH ANNUAL ROTH CONFERENCE 2Isoxaflutole Market is Expected to Reach US$ 163.0 Mn by 2020 : Transparency Market Research 2Isoxaflutole Market is Expected to Reach US$ 163.0 Mn by 2020 : Transparency Market Research 3
... DCGN ) today announced its consolidated financial results ... conference call to discuss the,year,s results and operating highlights ... EDT/12 noon GMT (details below)., Net loss for ... to $85.5 million for the full year 2006. Basic ...
... JOSE, Calif., March 12 Oncolys BioPharma,Inc. (Tokyo, ... USA),announced today that they have entered into a ... throughout Asia, Tacere,s,RNA interference (RNAi)-based Hepatitis C virus ... agreement resulted from the,strategic alliance entered into by ...
... WILMINGTON, Del., March 12 AstraZeneca (NYSE:,AZN) announced ... two,pivotal Phase III studies for vandetanib, the company,s ... of,non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The two studies ... cell lung Cancer) and ZEAL (ZACTIMA,Efficacy with Alimta ...
Cached Biology Technology:deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 2deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 3deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 4deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 5deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 6deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 7deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 8deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 9Oncolys BioPharma and Tacere Therapeutics Sign Strategic Alliance and License Agreement to Develop and Commercialize RNAi Hepatitis C Drug 2Oncolys BioPharma and Tacere Therapeutics Sign Strategic Alliance and License Agreement to Develop and Commercialize RNAi Hepatitis C Drug 3AstraZeneca Completes Enrollment in Two Pivotal Phase III Studies of the Investigational Drug Vandetanib (ZACTIMA(R)) in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) 2AstraZeneca Completes Enrollment in Two Pivotal Phase III Studies of the Investigational Drug Vandetanib (ZACTIMA(R)) in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) 3
... antibody raised against a partial recombinant MAK. ... ~ 457 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST ... Accession: BC039825 ... OMIM: 154235, GeneID: ...
...
Mouse polyclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant DDEF2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = 8853...
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a full length recombinant SCGB3A2. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = SCGB3A2...
Biology Products: