BASF broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for high quality coatings solutions in various growin ... more
Dispersants are often used in oil spill responses because they may mitigate the environmental impacts of the spill by moving the oil from the water surface into the water column enhancing its biodegradation. While this process helps reduce the likelihood of oil exposure to marine wildlife s ... more
Future lunar missions may be fueled by gas stations in space, according to MIT engineers: A spacecraft might dock at a propellant depot, somewhere between the Earth and the moon, and pick up extra rocket fuel before making its way to the lunar surface.
Orbiting way stations could reduce the ... more
Data on a hard drive is stored by flipping small magnetic domains. Researchers from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and ETH Zurich have now changed the magnetic arrangement in a material much faster than is possible with today’s hard drives. The researchers used a new technique where an ele ... more
Researchers from the University of Surrey worked together with scientists from Philips to further develop the 'Source-Gated-Transistor' (SGT) - a simple circuit component invented jointly by the teams.
Previously, they found that the component could be applied to many electronic designs of ... more
Light can trigger coordinated, wavelike motions of atoms in atom-thin layers of crystal, scientists have shown. The waves, called phonon polaritons, are far shorter than light waves and can be "tuned" to particular frequencies and amplitudes by varying the number of layers of crystal, they ... more
PIC regulates the import and export of very hazardous chemicals between the European Union and third countries, and implements the global Rotterdam Convention within the EU. Export of these chemicals cannot take place until the receiving country has been informed. In some cases, an ‘explici ... more
Equipment failure and downtime in large power plants, petrochemical plants, the offshore and process industries amount to billions of unnecessary costs. Analysis of cause of failure, such as choice of materials, manufacturing methods, and stress and environmental conditions can help compani ... more
Eurofins Scientific (EUFI.PA) announces the acquisition of Omegam Laboratoria BV (Omegam), one of the leading independent laboratories in The Netherlands for environmental and water testing.
Comment from Dr. Gilles Martin, Eurofins CEO: "This acquisition reflects Eurofins' strategy of conso ... more
Grace Matthews, Inc. and Silbond Holdings, LLC announced that Silbond Corporation has been acquired by Evonik Industries AG. Grace Matthews advised Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based O2 Investment Partners, LLC, and its affiliate, Silbond Holdings, LLC on this transaction. more