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Directed evolution of a designer enzyme with an unnatural catalytic amino acid
The impressively high conversion rates of natural enzymes partly result from increasing the catalytic activity of a selected few amino acid side chains through precise positioning within the protein binding cavity. Scientists have now demonstrated that such fine-tuning is also possible for ...
Rembrandt van Rijn’s paintings are renowned for their masterful representations of light and shadow and a characteristic plasticity generated by a technique called impasto. Now, scientists have analyzed impasto layers in some of Rembrandt’s paintings, and the study, which is published in the ...
LyondellBasell, Proctor & Gamble and Veolia to lead global alliance
LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world announced CEO Bob Patel has joined with Proctor & Gamble CEO David Taylor and Veolia CEO Antoine Frérot in leading the newly announced global Alliance to End Plastic Waste(AEPW). The AEPW is the first-ever ...
Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has opened a new headquarters office and research center to support its operations in India. Located in Mumbai, the new location brings together research and sales as well as business support functions, and enables the company to better meet ...
Nouryon partners with Unilever, investment companies and startup networks to accelerate innovation in chemistry
Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has officially launched the third edition of its Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge. Through this program, the company invites startups, scale-ups, university spin-outs, and other potential partners to tackle chemistry-related ...
What if paint could clean the air; withstand extreme heat; reduce drag and fuel consumption; cope with conditions on Mars. AkzoNobel products already do this – now the plan is to go even further. That’s why the company is ready to stir things up by seeking out the newest, coolest, smartest and ...
The former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is today being relaunched as Nouryon. The move follows the recent acquisition of the business by The Carlyle Group and marks the company’s transition to becoming an independent, global specialty chemicals leader. “Launching our new company is a ...
The Dutch company aims to scale up its unique “Tire to Carbon Black” technology
Every year, 1.5 billion tires reach the end of their life. The vast majority get dumped or incinerated, releasing massive amounts of CO2 and destroying highly valuable resources. To solve this waste tire problem, Black Bear has developed a unique carbonization process to transform used tires into ...
Joint venture valued at EUR 3.0 billion
Specialty chemicals group LANXESS plans to sell its remaining 50 percent stake in ARLANXEO to its joint venture partner Saudi Aramco. The two companies, that founded ARLANXEO in 2016 as a 50:50 joint venture for synthetic rubber, signed a respective agreement. The transaction is still subject to ...
AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals and Renmatix will jointly develop biomass-based performance additives that improve the properties of architectural paints and construction materials. Renmatix is one of the winners of the 2017 Imagine Chemistry challenge, a program through which AkzoNobel Specialty ...