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Opening of Mexican Energy Industry Driving Energy Infrastructure Investment and Breathing New Life into Petrochemicals

The recent opening of the Mexican upstream energy industry, combined with access to abundant U.S. natural gas feedstock from Texas, is driving significant energy infrastructure investment on both sides of the border. That infrastructure, along with planned access to more competitively price ... more

Made from solar concentrate

By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Illinois created solar cells that collect blue photons with the highest luminescent concentration factor ever ... more

Distant planet's interior chemistry may differ from our own

As astronomers continue finding new rocky planets around distant stars, high-pressure physicists are considering what the interiors of those planets might be like and how their chemistry could differ from that found on Earth. New work from a team including three Carnegie scientists demonstr ... more

Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing

The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors. New research by a team of international scientists, including researchers from the University of Exeter, has replicated the ... more

Tiny drops of early universe 'perfect' fluid

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider for nuclear physics research at  Brookhaven National Laboratory, smashes large nuclei together at close to the speed of light to recreate the primordial soup of fundamental particles that existed in the very early universe. Exp ... more

25 years SensoTech

In 1990 the engineers Dr. Ingo Benecke and Mathias Bode founded the SensoTech GmbH in Magdeburg, Germany. With technical knowledge the potential of sonic velocity measurement for inline and accurate determination of liquid concentrations was early recognized. The application fields have bee ... more

Waste coffee used as fuel storage

Scientists have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane. The simple soak and heating process develops a carbon capture material with the additional environmental benefits of recycling a waste product. Methane capture and storage provides a dou ... more

Evonik opens new plants in Marl, Germany

Evonik Industries has started up new production plants for C4-based products in the Marl Chemical Park, Germany. These were formally opened in the presence of Hannelore Kraft, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Klaus Engel, Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries ... more

Scientists 'squeeze' light one particle at a time

A team of scientists has successfully measured particles of light being "squeezed", in an experiment that had been written off in physics textbooks as impossible to observe. Squeezing is a strange phenomenon of quantum physics. It creates a very specific form of light which is "low-noise" a ... more

Team harnesses intense X-ray beam, observes unusual phenomenon for the first time

Using an enormous X-ray laser - one of only two such machines on Earth - University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Matthias Fuchs and scientists from around the world beat formidable odds to observe one of the most fundamental interactions between X-rays and matter. The findings can aid futu ... more

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Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing

The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors. New research by a team of international scientists, including researchers from the University of Exeter, has replicated the ... more

25 years SensoTech

In 1990 the engineers Dr. Ingo Benecke and Mathias Bode founded the SensoTech GmbH in Magdeburg, Germany. With technical knowledge the potential of sonic velocity measurement for inline and accurate determination of liquid concentrations was early recognized. The application fields have bee ... more

Team harnesses intense X-ray beam, observes unusual phenomenon for the first time

Using an enormous X-ray laser - one of only two such machines on Earth - University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Matthias Fuchs and scientists from around the world beat formidable odds to observe one of the most fundamental interactions between X-rays and matter. The findings can aid futu ... more

A quarter of a century: Analytik Jena celebrates

Analytik Jena AG looks back on a quarter century of successful corporate development. The Thuringian company, which has been part of the Swiss Endress+Hauser Group for two years, was founded in spring 1990 during the time of German reunification as a sales company and, with commercial regis ... more

Draw out of the predicted interatomic force

Liquid Bi shows a peculiar dispersion of the acoustic mode, which is related to the Peierls distortion in the crystalline state. These results will provide valuable inspiration to researchers developing new materials in the nanotechnology field.Studies of the atomic dynamics in liquid Bi ha ... more

ORNL chemical sampling interface features simplicity, speed

In mere seconds, a system developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can identify and characterize a solid or liquid sample, providing a valuable tool with applications in material science, forensics, pharmaceuticals, biology and chemistry. The device and techniqu ... more

Scientists find new way to detect ortho-para conversion in water

Research by scientists from the University of Southampton has found that water molecules react differently to electric fields, which could provide a new way to study spin isomers at the single-molecule level. Water molecules exist in two forms or 'isomers', ortho and para, that have differe ... more

Researchers combine disciplines, computational programs to determine atomic structure

A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University combined two techniques to determine the structure of cyanostar, a new abiological molecule that captures unwanted negative ions in solutions. When Semin Lee, a chemist and Beckman Institute postdoctoral fello ... more

Chocolate physics: How modeling could improve 'mouthfeel'

Lecithin plays a vital role in the production of chocolate and many other foods. It's never been clear how this ingredient works on a molecular level, and confectioners have relied on observational methods to perfect their recipes. Now, scientists have shown how the field of molecular dynam ... more

Quantum diffraction at a breath of nothing

Quantum physics tell us that even massive particles can behave like waves, as if they could be in several places at once. This phenomenon is typically proven in the diffraction of a matter wave at a grating. In a European collaboration, researchers carried this idea to the extreme and obser ... more

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Opening of Mexican Energy Industry Driving Energy Infrastructure Investment and Breathing New Life into Petrochemicals

The recent opening of the Mexican upstream energy industry, combined with access to abundant U.S. natural gas feedstock from Texas, is driving significant energy infrastructure investment on both sides of the border. That infrastructure, along with planned access to more competitively price ... more

Made from solar concentrate

By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of Illinois created solar cells that collect blue photons with the highest luminescent concentration factor ever ... more

Distant planet's interior chemistry may differ from our own

As astronomers continue finding new rocky planets around distant stars, high-pressure physicists are considering what the interiors of those planets might be like and how their chemistry could differ from that found on Earth. New work from a team including three Carnegie scientists demonstr ... more

Tiny drops of early universe 'perfect' fluid

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider for nuclear physics research at  Brookhaven National Laboratory, smashes large nuclei together at close to the speed of light to recreate the primordial soup of fundamental particles that existed in the very early universe. Exp ... more

Waste coffee used as fuel storage

Scientists have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane. The simple soak and heating process develops a carbon capture material with the additional environmental benefits of recycling a waste product. Methane capture and storage provides a dou ... more

Evonik opens new plants in Marl, Germany

Evonik Industries has started up new production plants for C4-based products in the Marl Chemical Park, Germany. These were formally opened in the presence of Hannelore Kraft, Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, and Klaus Engel, Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries ... more

Scientists 'squeeze' light one particle at a time

A team of scientists has successfully measured particles of light being "squeezed", in an experiment that had been written off in physics textbooks as impossible to observe. Squeezing is a strange phenomenon of quantum physics. It creates a very specific form of light which is "low-noise" a ... more

Team harnesses intense X-ray beam, observes unusual phenomenon for the first time

Using an enormous X-ray laser - one of only two such machines on Earth - University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Matthias Fuchs and scientists from around the world beat formidable odds to observe one of the most fundamental interactions between X-rays and matter. The findings can aid futu ... more

Nothing but water: Hydrogen fuel cell unit to provide renewable power to Honolulu port

A new chapter in clean energy is starting in Hawaii. At Young Brothers Ltd.'s Port of Honolulu facility, Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Maritime Hydrogen Fuel Cell project to test a hydrogen-fuel-cell-powered generator as an alternative to conventional diesel generators. The pr ... more

Covestro up and running

Bayer MaterialScience is from now on operating under the Covestro name. The company is now legally and economically independent, but will remain a 100 percent subsidiary of Bayer AG. Bayer wants to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016 at the latest in order to concentrate exclusiv ... more

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Research demonstrates millions of plastic particles exist in cosmetic products

Everyday cosmetic and cleaning products contain huge quantities of plastic particles, which are released to the environment and could be harmful to marine life, according to a new study. Research at Plymouth University has shown almost 100,000 tiny 'microbeads' - each a fraction of a millim ... more

These microscopic fish are 3-D-printed to do more than swim

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used a 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept ... more

A new design for an easily fabricated, flexible and wearable white-light LED

Researchers from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan have created highly flexible, efficient white LEDs with potential use in wearable displays and non-flat surfaces, such as curved and flexible television screens. While the design itself is new, the LED was completely fabricated from pr ... more

Novel nanostructures for efficient long-range energy transport

The conversion of sunlight into electricity at low cost becomes increasingly important to meet the world's fast growing energy consumption. This task requires the development of new device concepts, in which particularly the transport of light-generated energy with minimal losses is a key a ... more

SMU chemist wins prestigious NSF Career Award

SMU chemist Nicolay Tsarevsky has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award, expected to total $650,000 over five years, to fund his research into new methods of creating polymers - whose uses range from fluorescent materials to drug carriers, to everyday technologies. aTsarevsky, ... more

New hydrogel stretches and contracts like a heat-driven muscle

In research a team led by scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Japan has developed a new hydrogel that works like an artificial muscle - quickly stretching and contracting in response to changing temperature. They have also managed to use the polymer to build an L ... more

Bilcare Research to invest 15 Million Euro at its manufacturing site Staufen

In order to continuously support the growth of theshrink films market and its customers Bilcare Research invests in a state-of-the-art extrusion- and stenter-line at the manufacturing site in Staufen, Germany. The company decided for SML Maschinengesellschaft, Lenzing, Austria and Brückner ... more

Solvay starts up new fluoroelastomers plant in Changshu, China

Solvay has begun production at its new fluoroelastomers (FKM) plant in Changshu, China, as part of its ongoing strategic site expansion, to meet booming demand for its specialty polymers from Asia’s fast-growing automotive industry and multiple other high-end markets.As Solvay Specialty Pol ... more

Huntsman Acquires Polyurethane Elastomer Manufacturer Tecnoelastomeri

Huntsman Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tecnoelastomeri, a manufacturer and marketer of methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) based hot-cast elastomer systems and processing machines, based in Modena, Italy.  2014 sales revenue for Tecnoelastomeri was approxi ... more

Frederic Jacquin is appointed CEO of Bluestar Silicones

Frédéric Jacquin, 48, a Master’s graduate of CELSA and also holding an MBA from ESSEC has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bluestar Silicones. After spending much of his career in the Rhodia Group with different responsibilities in the areas of marketing and communication he ... more

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Markus Lusser is new president of Leica Microsystems

Markus Lusser is the new President and Director of Leica Microsystems, headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany. This appointment became effective July 1, 2015. He succeeds Andries Peter Jan van den Broek who has left the company. Before joining Leica Microsystems, Markus Lusser was Vice President ... more

Thomas Bachmann is new Chief Executive Officer of the Eppendorf Group

Thomas Bachmann became Chief Executive Officer of the Eppendorf Group on August 1, 2015. Following the departure of Eppendorf's previous CEO, the company's Chief Financial Officer, Detmar Ammermann, had exercised the function of Spokesman of the Management Board on an interim basis in addit ... more

Honeywell To Acquire Elster

Honeywell announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc, a  provider of thermal gas solutions for commercial, industrial, and residential heating systems and gas, water, and electricity meters, including smart meters and softwar ... more

INDUSTRIEPREIS 2015: Fritsch convinced

For the tenth time the Huber publishing house for Neue Medien GmbH (New Media) selects outstanding companies from the industry for the INDUSTRIEPREIS (industry award) within the time period of the HANNOVER MESSE. And the winners are chosen: the FRITSCH Jaw Crusher PULVERISETTE 1 premium lin ... more

New Q&More Online Portal: A Knowledge Network for Laboratory Professionals

The English version of the q&more online portal is now available online. The q&more portal was developed in a unique cooperation between succidia AG and CHEMIE.DE Information Service GmbH, and is supported by METTLER TOLEDO. It is aimed specifically at decision-makers, and uses attractive c ... more

Waters Corporation Announces Christopher J. O'Connell as Chief Executive Officer

Waters Corporation announced that Christopher J. O'Connell has been appointed as its new President, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and member of its Board of Directors, effective in September 2015. Chris joins Waters® from Medtronic plc.Over his 21 years at Medtronic, Chris O'Connell held a ... more

David Newble joins TTP Labtech as new managing director

TTP Labtech announced the appointment of David Newble as its new managing director. Dr. Jas Sangera, founder, managing director and key driver for the company for the last 14 years, will continue his role as the company’s chairman.David Newble has a proven track record of growing life scien ... more

IDEX Corporation Acquires Alfa Valvole

IDEX Corporation announced the acquisition of Alfa Valvole, s.r.l. Located in Casorezzo, Italy, Alfa has revenues of approximately €30 million and will operate within the IDEX Fluid & Metering Technologies segment. Alfa was acquired for approximately €102 million and is expected to be accre ... more

Nanotechnology leads to stronger cleanroom standards

The disciplines are converging: first it was mechanics and electronics that grew closer together – now it is the turn of semiconductor-electronic and optics components and sub-assemblies. Optoelectronic hybrids are putting even greater demands on cleanroom technology. The first order of bus ... more

Danaher To Acquire Pall Corporation

Danaher Corporation announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Pall Corporation pursuant to which Danaher will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Pall for $127.20 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $13.8 billion, including assume ... more

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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

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

MKS Instruments Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Financial Results

MKS Instruments, Inc. reports fourth quarter and full year 2014 financial results. Fourth Quarter Financial Results Sales were $203 million, an increase of 9% from $187 million in the third quarter of 2014, and similar to sales in the fourth quarter of 2013 which were $204 million. Fourth ... more

Huber represented in the USA now

Huber Kältemaschinenbau continues its international expansion. From this date, the expert for high precision thermoregulation headquartered in Offenburg, Germany will be represented in the USA by a new branch establishment. Under the name of "Huber USA Inc.", the new US affiliate will direc ... more

LAUDA founds subsidiary in Italy

The constant temperature equipment specialist LAUDA is expanding its international reach with the creation of LAUDA Italia. The purpose of the 100% subsidiary of LAUDA Beteiligungs-GmbH is to manage the increased expansion of business in the important European market. "In this company decis ... more

MKS Instruments Reports Q3 2014 Financial Results

MKS Instruments, Inc. reports third quarter 2014 financial results. Sales were $187 million, an increase of 1% from $185 million in the second quarter of 2014, and an increase of 12% from $166 million in the third quarter of 2013. Third quarter net income was $29.1 million, or $0.55 per dil ... more

Frost & Sullivan: Political Acceptance of Shale Gas as a Fuel Will Affect the Sensors Market for the Industry

The shale gas industry holds great promise for sensors, but it is heavily dependent on government acceptance due to the numerous environmental concerns (earthquakes, pollution) associated with fracking. With governments still being undecided on whether hydraulic fracturing can be conducted, ... more

Berghof GmbH: Changes to Central Management

As of 1 August 2014 Stefan Stemmer is the new CEO of  Berghof GmbH, taking over in the post from Nikolaus Rombach, who was previously in charge of the holding company and the five subsidiaries (Berghof Auftragsanalytik + Umweltengineering, Berghof Automation, Berghof Fluoroplastic Technolog ... more

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New technique could enable design of hybrid glasses and revolutionize gas storage

A new method of manufacturing glass could lead to the production of 'designer glasses' with applications in advanced photonics, whilst also facilitating industrial scale carbon capture and storage. An international team of researchers report how they have managed to use a relatively new fam ... more

Soaking up carbon dioxide and turning it into valuable products

A molecular system for the capture and storage of carbon dioxide has been modified so that it now also holds great promise as a catalyst for converting captured carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Labora ... more

These microscopic fish are 3-D-printed to do more than swim

Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego used a 3D printing technology they developed to manufacture multipurpose fish-shaped microrobots that swim around efficiently in liquids, are chemically powered by hydrogen peroxide and magnetically controlled. These proof-of-concept ... more

Electrospray solves longstanding problem in Langmuir-Blodgett assembly

In the 1930s, Irving Langmuir and Katharine Blodgett discovered that by spreading molecules with volatile organic solvents on the surface of water, they could create a one-molecule-thick film and use it as an anti-reflective coating for glass. Later named Langmuir-Blodgett assembly, this th ... more

Laser-burned graphene gains metallic powers

Rice University chemists who developed a unique form of graphene have found a way to embed metallic nanoparticles that turn the material into a useful catalyst for fuel cells and other applications. Laser-induced graphene, created by the Rice lab of chemist James Tour last year, is a flexib ... more

DBFZ accompanies World Bank project for the construction of six biogas plants in China

To improve the quality of biogas plants in China, six biogas plants will be supported with know-how and technology "Made in Germany" in a project partly funded by the World Bank. The high-profile international expert group for the scientific supervision of the project is headed by Prof. Dr. ... more

Carbon Clean Solutions Awarded as Technology Pioneer

Carbon Clean Solutions (CCS) was awarded as one of the World Economic Forum’s “technology pioneers”, a selection of the world’s most innovative companies. CCS was founded by two graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (India) and has received strong support from the UK D ... more

Queen's researchers develop technology to reduce cost of purifying natural gas

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed a cutting-edge method of reducing the carbon dioxide content of natural gas, a process of major economic and environmental importance in the oil and gas industry.A team of researchers in the Queen's University Ionic Liquid Laboratorie ... more

Shallow fracking raises questions for water, new Stanford research shows

The United States now produces about as much crude oil as Saudi Arabia does, and enough natural gas to export in large quantities. That's thanks to hydraulic fracturing, a mining practice that involves a rock-cracking pressurized mix of water, sand and chemicals.Ongoing research by Stanford ... more

Verder Liquids Division expands with acquisition of Ponndorf Gerätetechnik GmbH

Verder International BV has acquired Ponndorf Gerätetechnik GmbH. Ponndorf has been producing pumps since 1953; the current director Till Völker, third generation Ponndorf family, will remain active in the company.  “We are pleased to welcome Ponndorf in the Verder Group of companies. With ... more

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