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International Chemical Start-ups meet Industry representatives and Investors

The 1st European Chemistry Partnering will take place on February 16th 2017. For the first time, innovative international chemical start-ups and small to medium-sized chemical companies will meet with established members of the chemical industry, user industries and investors at such a larg ... more

Composite material for water purification

Removal of multiple contaminants from water by supported ionic liquid phases

Fresh, clean water coming directly from the tap is a true luxury. In developing countries, people often have no choice but to use a contaminated river for drinking water. Water filters can help by quickly converting polluted surface or ground water into safe drinking water. In the journal A ... more

Enhancing fuel cell performance with graphene

Exploiting the usage of 2 D crystals in methanol fuel cells

Scientists from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, in the University of Manchester have come up with a way to utilize 2D materials in an actual operating direct methanol fuel cell. They have shown that the addition of single layer graphene by Chemical vapour depositi ... more

Seeing the quantum future... literally

Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bring the strange and powerful world of quantum technology closer to reality. The applications ... more

Biofuel matchmaker: Finding the perfect algae for renewable energy

A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight's natural hues. The tiny LEDs brighten and dim to mimic the outdoors' constantly changing conditions. To further simulate a virtual clo ... more

China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

Tieing the tightest knot ever achieved

Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known - a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advanced materials. The University of Manchester researchers, led by Professor David Leigh in Manc ... more

Merck Drives Business Opportunities in the U.S.

Merck is actively seeking more partnerships and collaborations

Merck announced two collaborations in the metropolitan area of San Francisco, California (USA). The company is now cooperating with Palantir Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, California, and with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB), Stanford, California. In addition, Merck s ... more

Liquid metal 3-D printer for manufacturing

A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing. A breakthrough idea five years ago by former University at Buffalo student Zack Vader, then 19, has created a machine that print ... more

First look inside nanoscale catalysts shows 'defects' are useful

Using one of the world's brightest light sources to peer inside some of the world's smallest particles, scientists have confirmed a longstanding hypothesis: that atomic disorder or "defects" at the edges of nanoparticles is what makes them effective as chemical change agents. The process by ... more

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China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

Laser metronome achieves record synchronization

First attosecond timing in a kilometre-wide laser-microwave network

Scientists at DESY have set up the world's most precise ‘metronome’ for a kilometre-wide network. The timing system synchronizes a 4.7-kilometer-long laser-microwave network with 950 attoseconds precision. An attosecond is a quintillionth of a second, or a millionth of a millionth of a mill ... more

Discovery of new crystal structure holds promise for optoelectronic devices

A Florida State University research team has discovered a new crystal structure of organic-inorganic hybrid materials that could open the door to new applications for optoelectronic devices like light-emitting diodes and lasers. Associate Professor of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Biw ... more

New Microscope Chemically Identifies Micron-Sized Particles

Researchers have developed a microscope that can chemically identify individual micron-sized particles. The new approach could one day be used in airports or other high-security venues as a highly sensitive and low-cost way to rapidly screen people for microscopic amounts of potentially dan ... more

Eurofins acquisitions in Spain and Brazil

Villapharma and ASL Análises Ambientais acquired

Eurofins Scientific announces the signing of an agreement to acquire Villapharma Research SL (“Villapharma”) in Spain. The transaction is expected to close in February 2017, upon fulfilment of customary closing conditions. Villapharma provides organic synthesis and medicinal chemistry servi ... more

Novel technique helps ID elusive molecules

Among the most important molecules in the living world are sugars or carbohydrates, which play a vital role in life processes. Sugars provide the main source of fuel for the body, protect muscles from damage and contribute to the immune response. They also act as the brain's key metabolite ... more

Laser pulses help scientists tease apart complex electron interactions

Time-resolved “stop-action” measurements and advanced theoretical simulations identify an unusual form of energy loss Understanding the properties of complex quantum materials is a major goal of condensed matter physics and materials science, since effects like high-temperature superconduc ... more

The world’s tiniest radio

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have made the world’s smallest radio receiver, built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. This tiny radio, whose building blocks are the size of two atoms, can withstand ex ... more

Bruker Announces Acquisition of Active Spectrum Micro-ESR Business

Bruker announced that it has acquired Active Spectrum Inc. in Foster City, California, the inventor and manufacturer of innovative benchtop micro-ESR (Electron Spin Resonance) spectroscopy systems used for chemistry teaching and research, as well as for applied and industrial applications. ... more

Water: Finding the normal within the weird

Water has many unusual properties, such as its solid form, ice, being able to float in liquid water, and they get weirder below its freezing point. Supercooled water -- below freezing but still a liquid -- is notoriously difficult to study. Some researchers thought supercooled water behaved ... more

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International Chemical Start-ups meet Industry representatives and Investors

The 1st European Chemistry Partnering will take place on February 16th 2017. For the first time, innovative international chemical start-ups and small to medium-sized chemical companies will meet with established members of the chemical industry, user industries and investors at such a larg ... more

Composite material for water purification

Removal of multiple contaminants from water by supported ionic liquid phases

Fresh, clean water coming directly from the tap is a true luxury. In developing countries, people often have no choice but to use a contaminated river for drinking water. Water filters can help by quickly converting polluted surface or ground water into safe drinking water. In the journal A ... more

Enhancing fuel cell performance with graphene

Exploiting the usage of 2 D crystals in methanol fuel cells

Scientists from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, in the University of Manchester have come up with a way to utilize 2D materials in an actual operating direct methanol fuel cell. They have shown that the addition of single layer graphene by Chemical vapour depositi ... more

Seeing the quantum future... literally

Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bring the strange and powerful world of quantum technology closer to reality. The applications ... more

Biofuel matchmaker: Finding the perfect algae for renewable energy

A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight's natural hues. The tiny LEDs brighten and dim to mimic the outdoors' constantly changing conditions. To further simulate a virtual clo ... more

China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

Tieing the tightest knot ever achieved

Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known - a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advanced materials. The University of Manchester researchers, led by Professor David Leigh in Manc ... more

Merck Drives Business Opportunities in the U.S.

Merck is actively seeking more partnerships and collaborations

Merck announced two collaborations in the metropolitan area of San Francisco, California (USA). The company is now cooperating with Palantir Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, California, and with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB), Stanford, California. In addition, Merck s ... more

Liquid metal 3-D printer for manufacturing

A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing. A breakthrough idea five years ago by former University at Buffalo student Zack Vader, then 19, has created a machine that print ... more

First look inside nanoscale catalysts shows 'defects' are useful

Using one of the world's brightest light sources to peer inside some of the world's smallest particles, scientists have confirmed a longstanding hypothesis: that atomic disorder or "defects" at the edges of nanoparticles is what makes them effective as chemical change agents. The process by ... more

All news on chemistry

Using nature's weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials

For the first time, UNSW biomedical engineers have woven a 'smart' fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of one nature's ingenious materials, the bone tissue periosteum. Having achieved proof of concept, the researchers are now ready to produce fabric prototypes for a ... more

Deciphering the beetle exoskeleton with nanomechanics

What can a beetle tell us about good design principles? Quite a lot, actually. Many insects and crustaceans possess hard, armor-like exoskeletons that, in theory, should weigh the creatures down. But, instead, the exoskeletons are surprisingly light -- even allowing the armor-wearing insect ... more

120 in one sweep

Comprehensive concept optimizes the production of numerous specialty polyesters

With an integrated concept, Evonik can optimize the production processes for more than 120 specialty polyesters. The polyesters are produced by companies in a large number of plants with different designs. With the polyester process technology platform that was developed by experts in the C ... more

Solar smart window could offer privacy and light control on demand

Smart windows get darker to filter out the sun's rays on bright days, and turn clear on cloudy days to let more light in. This feature can help control indoor temperatures and offers some privacy without resorting to aids such as mini-blinds. Now scientists report a new development in this ... more

BASF increases capacity of its global plastic additives production network

Investments of more than €200 million planned for several sites in the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific

Within the next five years, BASF plans to invest globally more than €200 million in its plastic additives business, approximately half of which in Asia, focusing on capacity expansions and operational excellence. Plastic additives improve product properties such as scratch resistance or lig ... more

Arkema increases its fluoropolymer capacities in China

Arkema announces a 25% Kynar ® PVDF capacity increase on its Changshu platform near Shanghai. This project will help meet the strong demand, in particular in new energies and water treatment applications. This investment will support the Group’s ambition in Technical Polymers, and is part o ... more

LANXESS increases focus on E&E industry

The use of thermoplastics in the electrical and electronics industry (E&E) will continue to grow strongly in the future thanks to megatrends such as Industry 4.0, LED lighting and the digital networking of building services engineering, household appliances and entertainment electronics. LA ... more

New theory overcomes a longstanding polymer problem

Technique for calculating elasticity could aid design of new materials

All polymers have a distinctive degree of elasticity — how much they will stretch when a force is applied. However, for the past 100 years, polymer scientists have been stymied in their efforts to predict polymers’ elasticity, because the materials usually have structural flaws at the molec ... more

Immediate detection of damage in fiber composite materials

Research group develops detection method

In the ISAFAN research project, scientists at TH Köln are developing an improved method for detection and prediction of damage in fiber composites. A new technology, which is applied for a patent, could in the future precisely detect damage, such as fiber breaks, and cut down on expensive m ... more

High-Performance Material: Ceresana Analyzes the Global Market for Engineering Plastics

Demand for engineering plastics with special physical and chemical characteristics has been increasing more strongly than the sales of common standard plastics such as polypropylene for several years already. Considering the rising demand for increasingly more efficient and lighter material ... more

All news on plastics

Opening the Way to Mobile Olfaction with Nanomechanical Sensors

An alliance between six organizations is setting a de facto standard for smell sensors employing a small, sensitive and versatile sensor element called the Membrane-type Surface stress Sensor (MSS) Six organizations including NIMS, Kyocera, Osaka University, NEC, Sumitomo Seika and NanoWorl ... more

analytica 2018: Preparations for the upcoming exhibition are underway

Exhibitors can now register for analytica 2018. As the leading international trade fair for the analysis, laboratory technology and biotechnology industry, analytica has been a gathering for decision-makers and users in the laboratory community for 50 years. The next edition of analytica ta ... more

First-ever Buyer-Seller Forum at analytica Vietnam

Having the right contacts and a good network are indispensible in the business world. To help exhibitors and visitors make business contacts that suit them to a tee, for the first time ever analytica 2017 will feature a platform for pre-arranged meetings at a Buyer-Seller Forum. The Buyer-S ... more

Mettler Toledo opens new Competence Center in the Middle-East

Helping Middle-East labs and manufacturers enhance their processes and profitability

METTLER TOLEDO has launched its new Dubai Free Zone Competence Center. This new facility will offer advanced analytical support for all industries operating in the Middle East and North Africa. It will also provide hands-on equipment training for METTLER TOLEDO’s range of products, which ar ... more

Eppendorf acquires Calibration Technology

Hamburg-based Eppendorf AG acquired Calibration Technology Ltd, headquartered in the National Technology Park Limerick, Ireland, on November 1. The company will continue to be managed as a wholly owned subsidiary of Eppendorf AG by its current Managing Director, Brian Kelly. The acquisition ... more

Changes in the Management Board of Eppendorf AG

A partial rearranging of the responsibilities in the Management Board of Eppendorf AG will be taking effect in a move designed to further drive the successful implementation of the company's strategy. This includes the creation of a new Board position which will include Sales, Marketing and ... more

Sartorius Continues to Grow by Strong Double Digits

Earnings increased by around one-fourth

Sartorius closed the first nine months of 2016 with significant double-growth rates for sales revenue and earnings. "Both divisions are continuing to grow faster than their respective markets," stated Group CEO Dr. Joachim Kreuzburg, giving a positive summary of the Group's nine-month perfo ... more

analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo 2016 in the starting blocks

Ninth edition expected to bring together more than 8,500 trade professionals

analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo, leading trade fairs for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics is scheduled from October 20 to 22 at the HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad. The trade fairs will bring together manufacturers, suppliers, business experts and ... more

labfolder signs agreement with Max Planck Society

Contract provides up to 11,000 Max Planck scientists access to use labfolder for digital laboratory data management

labfolder GmbH and the Max Planck Society announced a licensing agreement to provide up to 11,000 Max Planck scientists with labfolder's laboratory data management digital platform. This is the first time that a tool for digital laboratory data management is being provided across an entire ... more

Phenomenex to be Acquired by Danaher Corporation

Phenomenex Inc. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Danaher Corporation. Phenomenex will operate as a standalone operating company, retaining the Phenomenex brand, its personnel and site locations. "Phenomenex is a widely recognizable brand that we are proud to ... more

All news on lab technology

New Head of the ZEISS Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Business Group

Dr. Hermann Gerlinger hands over the baton

Dr. Hermann Gerlinger, Member of the Executive Board and since 1999 Head of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group (SMT), is retiring on 31 December 2016. Dr. Hermann Gerlinger has been a member of the Executive Board of Carl Zeiss AG since 2006. He will continue to act i ... more

SensoTech establishes Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai

Strengthening the presence in China

Under the name SensoTech (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. the German industrial company SensoTech announces the opening of the Chinese subsidiary in Shanghai. SensoTech’s business focuses on the development, manufacturing and sales of analytical instrumentation technology for liquid concentration and d ... more

Thermo-Optical Measuring method (TOM) could save several million tons of CO2 in coal-fired plants

Coal-fired plants as alternative energy source to nuclear power are essential for ensuring the energy supply. But due to the high CO2 emission their combustion process requires optimization. In various projects the Center of Device Development CeDeD of Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Rese ... more

Process analysis in real time

With a real-time mass spectrometer developed by Fraunhofer researchers, it has become possible for the first time to analyze up to 30 components simultaneously from the gas phase and a liquid, including in-situ analysis. This sensitive measurement system is also suitable for the automated m ... more

Radar with 360° vision

Nowadays it is impossible to imagine industry without robots. Safety laser scanners mostly safeguard dangerous areas and protect people from collisions. But optical sensors have their limitations, for instance when plastic surfaces, dust or smoke obstruct their line of sight. Fraunhofer res ... more

Markus Juchheim is now the sole Managing Director at JULABO GmbH

The company founder and shareholder Gerhard Juchheim has handed over the complete executive leadership responsibilities of JULABO GmbH to his son Markus after almost 50 years as its Managing Director. This is not a new responsibility for Markus Juchheim, who has led the company along with h ... more

MKS Instruments Reports Q2 2015 Financial Results

Sales were $218 million, an increase of 2% from $214 million in the first quarter of 2015, and an increase of 18% from $185 million in the second quarter of 2014. Second quarter net income was $33.2 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, compared to net income of $33.8 million, or $0.63 per d ... more

MKS Instruments Reports Q1 2015 Financial Results

MKS Instruments, Inc. reports first quarter 2015 financial results. Sales were $214 million, an increase of 5% from $203 million in the fourth quarter of 2014, and an increase of 4% from $206 million in the first quarter of 2014. First quarter net income was $33.8 million, or $0.63 per dilu ... more

IDEX Corporation Signs Agreement to Acquire Novotema

IDEX Corporation announced that it entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of Novotema, SpA, a leader in the design, manufacture and sale of specialty sealing solutions for use in the building products, gas control, transportation, industrial and water markets. T ... more

MKS Acquires Precisive, LLC

Real-Time Composition Sensor Platform for the Natural Gas and Hydrocarbon Process Industry

MKS Instruments announces the acquisition of Precisive, LLC, for $13 million in an all-cash transaction that closed yesterday. Precisive is an developer of optical analyzers based on Tunable Filter Spectroscopy (TFS) which provide real-time gas analysis in the natural gas and hydrocarbon pr ... more

All news on mc

Enhancing fuel cell performance with graphene

Exploiting the usage of 2 D crystals in methanol fuel cells

Scientists from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, in the University of Manchester have come up with a way to utilize 2D materials in an actual operating direct methanol fuel cell. They have shown that the addition of single layer graphene by Chemical vapour depositi ... more

Biofuel matchmaker: Finding the perfect algae for renewable energy

A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight's natural hues. The tiny LEDs brighten and dim to mimic the outdoors' constantly changing conditions. To further simulate a virtual clo ... more

Liquid metal 3-D printer for manufacturing

A father and son team in the START-UP NY program have invented a liquid metal printing machine that could represent a significant transformation in manufacturing. A breakthrough idea five years ago by former University at Buffalo student Zack Vader, then 19, has created a machine that print ... more

First look inside nanoscale catalysts shows 'defects' are useful

Using one of the world's brightest light sources to peer inside some of the world's smallest particles, scientists have confirmed a longstanding hypothesis: that atomic disorder or "defects" at the edges of nanoparticles is what makes them effective as chemical change agents. The process by ... more

Using nature's weaving formula to engineer advanced functional materials

For the first time, UNSW biomedical engineers have woven a 'smart' fabric that mimics the sophisticated and complex properties of one nature's ingenious materials, the bone tissue periosteum. Having achieved proof of concept, the researchers are now ready to produce fabric prototypes for a ... more

3-D printing and nanotechnology, a mighty alliance to detect toxic liquids

Carbon nanotubes have made headlines in scientific journals for a long time, as has 3D printing. But when both combine with the right polymer, in this case a thermoplastic, something special occurs: electrical conductivity increases and makes it possible to monitor liquids in real time. Thi ... more

E-selective macrocyclic ring-closing metathesis

Using ring-closing metathesis to exploit the properties of carbon-carbon double bonds, researchers from Boston College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new catalytic approach for the preparation of compounds essential to drug discovery. The catalyst, which cont ... more

For chemicals, mega is out and bio is in

Engineers weigh in on ‘smaller is better’ chemical production

Ramon Gonzalez sees flares burning methane from the stacks above Houston’s refineries and thinks, “What a waste.” He believes that methane represents an opportunity for biomanufacturing that should not be missed. The Rice University professor and director of its new Advanced Biomanufacturin ... more

GaN-on-Silicon for scalable high electron mobility transistors

A team of researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has advanced gallium nitride (GaN)-on-silicon transistor technology by optimizing the composition of the semiconductor layers that make up the device. Working with industry partners Veeco and IBM, the team created the h ... more

Merck and CLEARink Displays sign development agreement

Aim to commercialize video-capable, color-reflective displays

Merck announced that it has signed a comprehensive materials development agreement with CLEARink Displays, Inc., aiming to bring CLEARink’s innovative and patented reflective display technology to market by the end of 2017. Merck is a world leader in developing materials and formulations fo ... more

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  • Price Development

    People willing to pay more for new biofuels

    When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel. "We were surprised the premium was that significant," said Jill McCluskey, WSU professor in the School of E ... more

    World Bank Raises 2017 Oil Price Forecast

    OPEC agreement to limit production seen sending prices higher

    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 ... more

    Oxea Announces Price Increases for n-Propanol and n-Propyl Acetate

    Oxea has announced that it will implement a price increase for off-list prices on the following products, effective January 1, 2016, or as contracts allow.   USA, Canada, Mexico South and Central America Asia, Africa, Middle East Product USD/lb USD/mt USD/mt n-Propyl ... more

  • Market

    Mitsui Chemicals expands electrolyte solution production in Taiwan

    Formosa Mitsui Advanced Chemicals Co., Ltd., a joint venture of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Formosa Plastics Corporation, is to beef up the capacity of its lithium-ion, battery-use, electrolyte solution production facilities. Demand for lithium ion batteries has expanded in line with the gro ... more

    ITC confirms Umicore infringes BASF and Argonne National Laboratory patents

    Exclusion order bans importation of Umicore’s infringing cathode material into United States

    The full International Trade Commission (ITC) has made a final determination that Umicore has infringed on BASF and Argonne National Laboratory’s patents. The order bans in particular the import of Umicore’s infringing nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode materials, confirms that lithium-i ... more

    Axalta invests to expand its powder coatings production capacity in Germany

    Axalta Coating Systems has invested to expand and to optimize manufacturing capabilities at its powder coatings production facilities in Landshut, Germany due to growing market demand. The investment supports Axalta’s powder coatings growth strategy and follows progress in its powder coatin ... more

  • Research

    Composite material for water purification

    Removal of multiple contaminants from water by supported ionic liquid phases

    Fresh, clean water coming directly from the tap is a true luxury. In developing countries, people often have no choice but to use a contaminated river for drinking water. Water filters can help by quickly converting polluted surface or ground water into safe drinking water. In the journal A ... more

    Enhancing fuel cell performance with graphene

    Exploiting the usage of 2 D crystals in methanol fuel cells

    Scientists from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, in the University of Manchester have come up with a way to utilize 2D materials in an actual operating direct methanol fuel cell. They have shown that the addition of single layer graphene by Chemical vapour depositi ... more

    Seeing the quantum future... literally

    Scientists at the University of Sydney have demonstrated the ability to "see" the future of quantum systems, and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bring the strange and powerful world of quantum technology closer to reality. The applications ... more

  • Technology

    Enhancing fuel cell performance with graphene

    Exploiting the usage of 2 D crystals in methanol fuel cells

    Scientists from the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, in the University of Manchester have come up with a way to utilize 2D materials in an actual operating direct methanol fuel cell. They have shown that the addition of single layer graphene by Chemical vapour depositi ... more

    Biofuel matchmaker: Finding the perfect algae for renewable energy

    A dozen glass cylinders containing a potential payload of bright green algae are exposed to hundreds of multi-colored lights, which provide all of sunlight's natural hues. The tiny LEDs brighten and dim to mimic the outdoors' constantly changing conditions. To further simulate a virtual clo ... more

    China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

    A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

  • Business

    International Chemical Start-ups meet Industry representatives and Investors

    The 1st European Chemistry Partnering will take place on February 16th 2017. For the first time, innovative international chemical start-ups and small to medium-sized chemical companies will meet with established members of the chemical industry, user industries and investors at such a larg ... more

    Merck and CLEARink Displays sign development agreement

    Aim to commercialize video-capable, color-reflective displays

    Merck announced that it has signed a comprehensive materials development agreement with CLEARink Displays, Inc., aiming to bring CLEARink’s innovative and patented reflective display technology to market by the end of 2017. Merck is a world leader in developing materials and formulations fo ... more

    Axalta Coating Systems to acquire business of Ellis Paint Company

    Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its acquisition of the business of Ellis Paint Company, a prominent manufacturer of industrial and automotive refinish paint in North America. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in ... more

  • People

    Thomas Kloster new head of Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Europe business unit

    Dr. Thomas Kloster took over the position as head of the Automotive OEM Coatings Solutions Europe business unit at BASF’s Coatings division effective December 1, 2016. In this position, he succeeds Dr. Martin Jung who oversees the integration of Chemetall after the successful acquisition of ... more

    Personnel changes at BASF

    On April 1, 2017, Hartwig Michels (53), President, Regional Division Europe, Ludwigshafen, will take over as President, Petrochemicals, Ludwigshafen. He succeeds Dr. Rainer Diercks (60), who will retire effective March 31, 2017. Dr. Markus Kramer (52), President, Dispersions & Pigments, BAS ... more

    Changes in the Board of Executive Directors of BASF

    Margret Suckale to retire

    The Supervisory Board of BASF SE today appointed Saori Dubourg (45) and Dr. Markus Kamieth (46) to the Board of Executive Directors effective May 13, 2017. Dubourg has been head of BASF’s Health & Nutrition division since 2013. Kamieth has led BASF’s Coatings division since 2012. Margret Su ... more

  • Manufacturing

    Mitsui Chemicals expands electrolyte solution production in Taiwan

    Formosa Mitsui Advanced Chemicals Co., Ltd., a joint venture of Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. and Formosa Plastics Corporation, is to beef up the capacity of its lithium-ion, battery-use, electrolyte solution production facilities. Demand for lithium ion batteries has expanded in line with the gro ... more

    120 in one sweep

    Comprehensive concept optimizes the production of numerous specialty polyesters

    With an integrated concept, Evonik can optimize the production processes for more than 120 specialty polyesters. The polyesters are produced by companies in a large number of plants with different designs. With the polyester process technology platform that was developed by experts in the C ... more

    WACKER Builds New Pyrogenic Silica Plant in the USA

    Wacker Chemie AG will build a new production plant for its HDK® brand of pyrogenic silica at its Charleston site in the US state of Tennessee. The new facility, with an annual capacity of about 13,000 metric tons, is anticipated to involve capital expenditure of some US$150 million. Constru ... more

  • Products

    CHEMIE.DE’s Cutting Edge Company Directory

    The most direct and fast way to find meaningful data about companies in chemistry, life sciences and analytics

    More than 5 million users now count on the vast body of information available on the CHEMIE.DE science and industry internet portals. The extensive company directory, in particular, offers a fast and convenient way of finding information on more than 15,000 companies in chemistry, life scie ... more

    Merck Strengthens Display Materials R&D

    Inauguration of Display Materials R&D Laboratory in Shanghai

    Merck inaugurated its Display Materials Research and Development (R&D) Lab in Shanghai, China. Merck invested about € 5 million to expand and upgrade its local R&D capacity in display materials and strengthen its commitment to the display industry in China. The investment is in line with Me ... more

    Novel Mesoscale Segmented Flow Reactor

    In an ideal flow crystallizer, nucleation and growth occur at the same location and rate for a given set of parameters. Particles are well suspended with good mixing throughout the reactor, while plug flow is achieved. However until recently traditional flow crystallizers have been either d ... more

  • Finances

    China develops world's brightest VUV free electron laser research facility

    A team of Chinese scientists announced on Jan. 13 that they have developed a new bright VUV FEL light source, the Dalian Coherent Light Source (DCLS), which can deliver world's brightest FEL light in an energy range from 8 to 24 eV, making it unique of the same kind that only operates in th ... more

    Axalta Coating Systems to acquire business of Ellis Paint Company

    Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced its acquisition of the business of Ellis Paint Company, a prominent manufacturer of industrial and automotive refinish paint in North America. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in ... more

    ALTANA acquires formulated resins business from Solvay

    Will be incorporated into the ELANTAS Electrical Insulation division

    The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has acquired the Formulated Resins business of Belgian chemical group Solvay. This business generated sales of approximately 20 million USD in 2015. With the acquisition, ALTANA takes over a research and production facility from Solvay with 53 employees ... more

  • Career

    New site agreement for BASF SE

    No forced-redundancy commitment extended

    Company and employee representatives at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen signed a new site agreement. The agreement, titled “Meeting the challenges of constant change together,” applies to the approximately 36,000 employees of BASF SE at the site. It will run for five years (from January 1, 2016 unt ... more

    BASF wants more women in executive positions

    BASF sets global goals for diversity in leadership team

    BASF has set itself global goals for the promotion of diversity in its management team. By 2021, the company aims to raise the overall proportion of women in positions with disciplinary leadership responsibilities from today’s 19% to 22%–24% globally, a share that reflects the percentage of ... more

    Gender inequality in scientific professions

    Global survey results

    Recent global survey reveals that female scientists are more likely to be dissatisfied with salary/benefits, job availability, gender barriers, and how they feel valued as scientists than their male colleagues (within a 5% range). The Science Advisory Board’s “Global Science 2015” survey so ... more

  • Cooperation

    Merck Drives Business Opportunities in the U.S.

    Merck is actively seeking more partnerships and collaborations

    Merck announced two collaborations in the metropolitan area of San Francisco, California (USA). The company is now cooperating with Palantir Technologies Inc., Palo Alto, California, and with the Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB), Stanford, California. In addition, Merck s ... more

    Merck and CLEARink Displays sign development agreement

    Aim to commercialize video-capable, color-reflective displays

    Merck announced that it has signed a comprehensive materials development agreement with CLEARink Displays, Inc., aiming to bring CLEARink’s innovative and patented reflective display technology to market by the end of 2017. Merck is a world leader in developing materials and formulations fo ... more

    EFSA and BfR to work jointly on global food safety tools

    Trace-back and predictive modelling tools for use during food safety outbreaks and created by scientific teams led by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) will be further rolled out under a new funding partnership agreed between EFSA and BfR. Signed today, the framework ag ... more

  • Laws

    ITC confirms Umicore infringes BASF and Argonne National Laboratory patents

    Exclusion order bans importation of Umicore’s infringing cathode material into United States

    The full International Trade Commission (ITC) has made a final determination that Umicore has infringed on BASF and Argonne National Laboratory’s patents. The order bans in particular the import of Umicore’s infringing nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode materials, confirms that lithium-i ... more

    How good is the measurement method?

    Three more interlaboratory tests on safety of chemicals

    The causes of accidents can be diverse, whether it is an explosion in a chemical plant or a fire on a dangerous goods freighter. Prevention starts in the laboratory where chemicals are tested for their hazardous properties. Safety experts, haulage contractors or traders must be able to rely ... more

    3M prevails in patent infringement action against China-Based Qingdao Summit Industrial

    The District Court of Frankfurt, Germany, has ordered a preliminary injunction against China-based Qingdao Summit Industrial Co., Ltd. ("Summit") for infringement of the German portion of 3M's European patent EP 0,954,381 B2. This patent relates to 3M’s PPS™ technology that enables the effi ... more

  • Politics

    EFSA and BfR to work jointly on global food safety tools

    Trace-back and predictive modelling tools for use during food safety outbreaks and created by scientific teams led by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) will be further rolled out under a new funding partnership agreed between EFSA and BfR. Signed today, the framework ag ... more

    Citizens and experts to get more information on nanomaterials

    Better access to relevant and understandable information about nanomaterials both for European citizens and experts. That is the main goal of an agreement signed between ECHA and the Commission on the European Union Observatory for Nanomaterials. The signing of the delegation agreement mark ... more

    REACH is the dominant driver for substitution - more action is needed

    The REACH Regulation and other EU policies coupled with market forces have created strong drivers to avoid the use of very hazardous substances in the EU. To accelerate identifying very hazardous substances and substituting them with safer alternatives, the report recommends improving the a ... more

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