Material Science

Material Science
Newly developed rubber absorbs almost all light
A Japanese research team including the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced April 24 that it has developed a rubber sheet that absorbs almost 100 percent of light.
Daikin to spend $900m on polymer output for chip equipment
Japan's Daikin Industries will invest 100 billion yen ($896 million) to double its output of fluoropolymers, a material used in semiconductor production equipment, in anticipation of chip demand growing with the spread of 5G communication.
Ogimi, home to traditional Okinawan fabric
Where does the softness of this textile come from? The fabric — called bashofu — is woven with threads taken from the itobasho plant and has a history of more than 400 years as a kimono material for summer in Okinawa Prefecture.