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Celanese Corporation Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

29-Jan-2015

Celanese Corporation reported record fourth quarter 2014 adjusted earnings per share of $1.28 versus $1.04 in the prior year quarter. Fourth quarter 2014 financial highlights Record fourth quarter adjusted earnings per share of $1.28, up 23 percent from prior year, driven by increased flexibility ...

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Novozymes, Cargill continue bio-acrylic acid partnership as BASF exits

29-Jan-2015

BASF has decided to exit the current R&D collaboration with Novozymes and Cargill to develop a bio-based process for producing 3-hydroxypropionic (3-HP) and acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. BASF joined the collaboration with Novozymes and Cargill in 2012 and are now leaving the ...

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Scientists set quantum speed limit

Proof of energy time uncertainty principle puts limits on quantum computing

28-Jan-2015

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a "quantum speed limit" on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to optical switching.The energy-time uncertainty relationship is the flip side of the ...

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Cummings, Gulyas Elected to Grace Board of Directors

28-Jan-2015

W. R. Grace & Co.announced that its Board of Directors has elected two new members - Robert F. Cummings, Jr., and Diane H. Gulyas. Their election increases the board from eight to 10 members. Both will be up for re-election at Grace’s annual meeting. Cummings has more than 30 years of investment ...

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Tim Noonan Named to Barry-Wehmiller’s Board of Directors

27-Jan-2015

Robert H. Chapman, Chairman and CEO, has announced that Tim Noonan has been appointed to Barry-Wehmiller’s Board of Directors. Noonan is Vice President, Ventures, part of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. Ventures works with Boeing entrepreneurs to validate, accelerate and commercialize ...

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Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls

26-Jan-2015

University of Chicago scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicsist Vitaly Efimov in 1970. In this quantum phenomenon, called geometric scaling, the triatomic molecules fit inside one another ...

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Scientists 'bend' elastic waves with new metamaterials that could have commercial applications

26-Jan-2015

Sound waves passing through the air, objects that break a body of water and cause ripples, or shockwaves from earthquakes all are considered "elastic" waves. These waves travel at the surface or through a material without causing any permanent changes to the substance's makeup. Now, engineering ...

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BASF to increase capacity for butanediol at its Geismar site

Global capacity to increase to 670,000 metric tons of butanediol per year

23-Jan-2015

BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10% at its site in Geismar/Louisiana as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. Additionally, BASF looks into further measures to strengthen and ...

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New laser-patterning technique turns metals into supermaterials

Hierarchical nano- and microstructures transform sheets of platinum, titanium and brass into light absorbing, water repelling, self-cleaning superstars

22-Jan-2015

By zapping ordinary metals with femtosecond laser pulses researchers from the University of Rochester in New York have created extraordinary new surfaces that efficiently absorb light, repel water and clean themselves. The multifunctional materials could find use in durable, low maintenance solar ...

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Global Vinyl Acetate Monomer Market to Reach US$9.26 Billion by 2020

21-Jan-2015

Transparency Market Research announces the release of a report titled “Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) Market for Polyvinyl Acetate, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate, Ethylene-Vinyl Alcohol and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - ...

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