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Scientists develop mesh that captures oil - but lets water through

Nano-coated mesh could clean oil spills for less than $1 per square foot

20-Apr-2015

The unassuming piece of stainless steel mesh in a lab at The Ohio State University doesn't look like a very big deal, but it could make a big difference for future environmental cleanups. Water passes through the mesh but oil doesn't, thanks to a nearly invisible oil-repelling coating on its ...

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Eastman increases Acids prices on May 1 2015

20-Apr-2015

Eastman Chemical Company is increasing prices on the following products May 1, 2015 or as contracts allow. These increases are due to elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials.EASTMAN™ Isophthalic Acid: Off-list price increase of $USD 0.03/lb ($USD 0.07/kg) in North America.

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Nanotubes with 2 walls have singular qualities

Rice University lab calculates unique electronic qualities of double-walled carbon nanotubes

20-Apr-2015

Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials like strong, conductive fibers or transistors.Rice materials scientist Enrique Barrera and his colleagues used atomic-level models of double-walled nanotubes to see how they ...

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New CU-Boulder technique could slash energy used to produce many plastics

16-Apr-2015

A new material developed at the University of Colorado Boulder could radically reduce the energy needed to produce a wide variety of plastic products, from grocery bags and cling wrap to replacement hips and bulletproof vests.Approximately 80 million metric tons of polyethylene is produced ...

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IFF to Acquire Ottens Flavors to Strengthen North American Business

15-Apr-2015

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Henry H. Ottens Manufacturing Co., Inc.. Founded more than 130 years ago, Ottens Flavors is a privately-held company headquartered in Philadelphia, Ottens Flavors’ customer base includes a strong ...

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New material could boost batteries' power, help power plants

14-Apr-2015

You're going to have to think very small to understand something that has the potential to be very big. A team of researchers, including Kyle Brinkman of Clemson University, developed a material that acts as a superhighway for ions. The material could make batteries more powerful, change how ...

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Silk could be new 'green' material for next-generation batteries

13-Apr-2015

Lithium-ion batteries have enabled many of today's electronics, from portable gadgets to electric cars. But much to the frustration of consumers, none of these batteries last long without a recharge. Now scientists report in the journal ACS Nano the development of a new, "green" way to boost the ...

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Carbon nanotube computing?

Single-walled carbon nanotube composites show great promise for many things - including use as a material in 'unconventional' computing

09-Apr-2015

As we approach the miniaturization limits of conventional electronics, alternatives to silicon-based transistors--the building blocks of the multitude of electronic devices we've come to rely on--are being hotly pursued.Inspired by the way living organisms have evolved in nature to perform ...

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Pall Corporation Acquires BioSMB Technology from Tarpon Biosystems

08-Apr-2015

Pall Corporation announces the acquisition of the BioSMB technology platform from Tarpon Biosystems. These chromatographic systems enable single-use, multicolumn chromatography for process development and are well placed for multiproduct and single-use facilities. “We are pleased to add this ...

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Aluminum battery from Stanford charges in about 1 minute

08-Apr-2015

Stanford University scientists have invented the first high-performance aluminum battery that's fast-charging, long-lasting and inexpensive. Researchers say the new technology offers a safe alternative to many commercial batteries in wide use today."We have developed a rechargeable aluminum ...

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