For metallurgical applications where superior mechanical and corrosion resistance is desired, the University of Tartu offers a solution.
Soft samples, e.g. of biological origin, are best manipulated with compliant probes with a matched mechanical response. Ionic and Capacitive Laminates (ICLs) are excellent candidates for soft shape-morphing manipulators.
WATERPROOFING OF POLYESTER LACES
To avoid waterlogging of yarns and ropes, a treatment method has been developed at the University of Tartu, making polyester products nearly water-repellent, while leaving the resulting appearance, weight and feel of the treated product virtually indistinguishable from untreated products.