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Dow Announces Sale of ANGUS Chemical Company

14-11-2014

The Dow Chemical Company announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which ANGUS Chemical Company will be sold to Golden Gate Capital for $1.215 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015, subject to completion of customary regulatory filings.Dow ...

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Celanese Receives ‘Most Creative Composites Application’ Award

13-11-2014

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has awarded Celanese Corporation with the Most Creative Composites Application Award for “Excellence in the Design Category” at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX). Celanese received this award for its high-performance carbon ...

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Bending - but not breaking - in search of new materials

Drexel engineers improve strength and flexibility of atom-thick films

13-11-2014

Making a paper airplane in school used to mean trouble. Today it signals a promising discovery in materials science research that could help next-generation technology - like wearable energy storage devices - get off the ground. Researchers at Drexel University and Dalian University of Technology ...

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A billion holes can make a battery

12-11-2014

Researchers at the University of Maryland have invented a single tiny structure that includes all the components of a battery that they say could bring about the ultimate miniaturization of energy storage components. The structure is called a nanopore: a tiny hole in a ceramic sheet that holds ...

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Good vibrations give electrons excitations that rock an insulator to go metallic

12-11-2014

For more than 50 years, scientists have debated what turns particular oxide insulators, in which electrons barely move, into metals, in which electrons flow freely. Some scientists sided with Nobel Prize-winning physicist Nevill Mott in thinking direct interactions between electrons were the key. ...

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BASF and Volkswagen present Science Award Electrochemistry

Award honors outstanding research results in the area of lithium-ion batteries

10-11-2014

The international “Science Award Electrochemistry” from Volkswagen and BASF goes this year to Dr. Vanessa Wood, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Switzerland. The jury of representatives from BASF, Volkswagen and from ...

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Transitions between states of matter: It's more complicated, scientists find

10-11-2014

The seemingly simple process of phase changes--those transitions between states of matter--is more complex than previously known, according to research based at Princeton University, Peking University and New York University. Their study, which appears in the journal Science, reveals the need to ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Announces PAO Expansion Study at Cedar Bayou Plant

06-11-2014

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced a study to expand its low viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAO) capacity by 10,000 metric tons per year of capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, Texas. Currently, its low viscosity PAO capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant is 48,000 metric tons per ...

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BASF Venture Capital leads a $3 million Series A financing in SLIPS Technologies Inc.

03-11-2014

BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the financing. SLIPS Technologies develops customized, ...

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University of Houston chemist recognized for solvothermal research

31-10-2014

Shiv Halasyamani, professor of chemistry at the University of Houston, is the 2014 recipient of the Roy-Somiya Award from the International Solvothermal and Hydrothermal Association (ISHA). The international award, given every two years, honors the work of a scientist under the age of 45. In ...

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