BASF and Heidelberg University have signed a new agreement for their joint catalysis laboratory “Catalysis Research Laboratory” (CaRLa). The research cooperation at Heidelberg site ongoing since 2006 has been extended to October 2017.
“Catalysts play a central role in many technical process ... more
Teressa Szelest, currently Senior Vice President, Global Business Unit Hygiene, Ludwigshafen, has been named President, Market & Business Development North America, effective May 1, 2015. She will be located in Florham Park, New Jersey. Szelest succeeds Dr. Beate Ehle who will take a sabbat ... more
Sunbathers could soon tell when to take shelter in the shade thanks to an early warning sunburn indicator, developed by Queen's University Belfast.Researchers at Queen's have developed a strip of plastic, containing 'smart' ink, which turns colourless from an initial blue colour just before ... more
Physicists from MIT and the University of Belgrade have developed a new technique that can successfully entangle 3,000 atoms using only a single photon. The results, published in the journal Nature, represent the largest number of particles that have ever been mutually entangled experimenta ... more
New types of membrane adsorbers remove unwanted particles from water and also, at the same time, dissolved substances such as the hormonally active bis-phenol A or toxic lead. To do this, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB imbed selecti ... more
The SVHC Roadmap 2020 involves screening, assessment and the analysis of further risk management options for substances of concern. The aim of the Roadmap is to have all relevant substances of very high concern (SVHCs) on the Candidate List.This Annual Report describes the main achievements ... more
Emerell is outsourcing its non-manufacturing services into a new company. At the same time, Adrian Leumann is taking over the management of the company.As an independent manufacturing partner of producers and processors of polymer specialties and high-quality adhesives, Emerell needs to ali ... more
BASF increases its prices for 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) in Europe with immediate effect or as contracts allow by 80 Euro per ton.
BASF’s customers use HDO to manufacture industrial coatings including lower volatile organic compound formulations, polyurethanes, adhesives and cosmetics. HDO also s ... more
Attempting to develop a novel type of permanent magnet, a team of researchers at Trinity College in Dublin has discovered a new class of magnetic materials based on Mn-Ga alloys.Described as a zero-moment half metal in Applied Physics Letters, from AIP Publishing, the new Mn2RuxGa magnetic ... more
Move over, vapor compression cooling technology. Emerging "elastocaloric" refrigeration is potentially much more efficient and, unlike vapor compression, relies on environmentally-friendly refrigerants. In elastocaloric materials a change in mechanical stress can create a change in temperat ... more