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Model predicts scenarios for energy generation using nuclear fusion


Nuclear fusion, for the controlled and regular generation of electric power by converting hydrogen into helium and reproducing on a small scale what happens in our Sun (as well as other stars), is one of the foremost technological promises for the decades ahead. Designed to reach parameters ...


Norsk Hydro acquires Arconic's extrusion plants in Brazil


Hydro Extruded Solutions AS has agreed with Arconic to acquire its two extrusion plants in Brazil. The agreement will strengthen Hydro's downstream position in Brazil and create a solid platform for further growth. "We believe in the integrated business model and Brazil is the country where ...


WACKER expands silicones production in Brazil


Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its silicone production at its Jandira site near São Paulo, Brazil. WACKER is currently building a multi-purpose facility to manufacture antifoam compounds and functional silicone fluids. The expansion is WACKER’s response to growing regional demand for specialty ...


Evonik puts new silica plant into operation in Brazil

Investment volume in mid-double-digit million euro range


Evonik Industries put its precipitated silica production plant in Americana (São Paulo, Brazil) into operation on July 20, 2016. This high-growth silica is used mainly for low rolling resistance tires. In addition, by building this new silica production plant, Evonik is also catering to the needs ...


Experiment confirms fundamental symmetry in nature


Scientists working with ALICE (A Large Ion Collider Experiment), a heavy-ion detector on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ring, have made precise measurements of particle mass and electric charge that confirm the existence of a fundamental symmetry in nature. The investigators include Brazilian ...


How mercury contamination affects reptiles in the Amazon basin


Mercury contamination in water and on land is of worldwide concern due to its toxic effects on ecosystems and human health. Mercury toxicity is of particular concern to reptiles because they are currently experiencing population declines. Also, reptiles are ideal indicators of mercury ...


Brazilian company doubles shelf life of pasteurized fresh milk

Inclusion of silver-based microparticles in bottle plastic extends shelf life from seven to 15 days.


Agrindus, an agribusiness company, has increased the shelf life of grade A pasteurized fresh whole milk from seven to 15 days.This feat was achieved by incorporating silver-based microparticles with bactericidal, antimicrobial and self-sterilizing properties into the rigid plastic bottles used as ...


Biesterfeld Spezialchemie: Expansion to Brazil


In March 2015 Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH started its activities in Brazil. In cooperation with the co-subsidiary Biesterfeld do Brasil, the company has commenced the distribution of specialty chemicals in Brazil and has thus moved another step forward in opening up new markets.“We are happy ...


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BASF inaugurates world-scale acrylic acid complex in Brazil


BASF inaugurated its world-scale production complex for acrylic acid, butyl acrylate and superabsorbent polymers in Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil. These are the first plants for acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers in South America. The complex has a capacity of 160,000 tons of acrylic acid per ...


Biesterfeld enters the Brazilian Polymer Distribution Market


With immediate effect Biesterfeld Simko Distribuição Ltda. has been appointed Key-Distributor in Brazil by DuPont´s Performance Polymer division, a long standing Partner for Biesterfeld Plastic GmbH across Europe. The DuPont product range of Engineering Polymers, Thermoplastic Elastomers and High ...


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