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Companies Metals

Heraeus Materials Technology GmbH & Co. KG, Germany

W. C. Heraeus has again and again produced innovations, transforming unusual technologies into viable industrial processes, thus developing into an important partner for companies in most branches of industry and research. The Precious Metals Technology of the Engineered Materials Division manufactu more

abcr GmbH, Germany

abcr. Gute Chemie. Your competent partner for the procurement of chemicals for science, research and industry for over 25 years. Versatile range in customized units from grams to tonnes and, therefore, ideally adapted to your processes. More than 250,000 products quickly and simply available in th more

chemPUR Feinchemikalien und Forschungsbedarf GmbH, Germany

ChemPur delivers more than 3,500 metals and compounds, inorganic specialty chemicals, nano powder, as well as more than 100,000 organic intermediates. Our range of products include precious metal compounds and rare earth compounds, precious metal semi-finished products, sputtering targets from meta more

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News Metals

  • World Bank Raises 2017 Oil Price Forecast

    The World Bank is raising its 2017 forecast for crude oil prices to $55 per barrel from $53 per barrel as members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) prepare to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output. Energy prices, which include oil, natural gas and more

  • Metal in chains

    The electronic energy states allowed by quantum mechanics determine whether a solid is an insulator or whether it conducts electric current as a metal. Researchers at ETH have now theoretically predicted a novel material whose energy states exhibit a hitherto unknown peculiarity. If one looked deep more

  • 3M to sell its temporary protective films business to Pregis LLC

    3M announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell the assets of its temporary protective films business to Pregis LLC. 3M’s temporary protective films business is a provider of adhesive-backed temporary protective films used in a broad range of industries, including automotive, appliance, m more

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Videos Metals

Alkali metal roulette – reacting sodium and potassium with acid

Students generally make three requests after seeing the reaction of alkali metals with water: ‘Put in a bigger piece!’, ‘Can we see what happens with caesium?’ and ‘What happens if you do it in acid?’. Safety prohibits the use of bigger pieces, while cost and practical considerations prohibit th ... more

White papers Metals

  • Helpers of all sizes for analysts

    Geologists analyze soil samples, the oil industry studies crude oil, and the steel industry wants to know the composition of slag. These are completely different fields, but all begin the analysis process with a high-temperature fusion treatment of t more

Infographics Metals

Group 2 Elements

The second of a series of infographics on the groups of the periodic table, here some general properties of the group 2 elements are examined. As stated previously, these are primarily aimed at secondary school students, hence the relative simplicity and generality of the information presented. more

Group 1 Elements

I wanted to display all the key points about each group of elements, in a way that was both clear and engaging for the pupils – as a consequence, the information presented is relatively basic, so that it’s accessible for as many of the year groups as possible. I also tried to include some informatio more

The Chemistry of Fireworks

The colours in fireworks stem from a wide variety of metal compounds – particularly metal salts. ‘Salt’ as a word conjures up images of the normal table salt you probably use every day; whilst this is one type of salt (sodium chloride), in chemistry ‘salt’ refers to any compound that contains metal more

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Events Metals


Metals Titration in the Mining Industry

Good Titration Practice™ Tips and Hints for Metals Titration in the Mining Industry This webinar provides you with some useful hints on titration of metals in mining engineering. These recommendations will be of help in your daily work with the determination of metal ion content in various samples.


Thermal Analysis of Thermosets

Thermosets are used for components that must be rigid, insoluble and of high mechanical strength and temperature stability. Production and processing are cheaper compared with metals. The four main techniques of thermal analysis, DSC, TGA, TMA, and DMA are ideal for characterizing such materials. Th

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Metal . In chemistry, a metal (Greek : Metallon) is an element that readily loses electrons to form positive ion s (cations) and has metallic bond s between metal atoms. Metals form ionic bonds with non-metals. They are sometimes described ... more


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