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PerkinElmer opening in vivo imaging institute in Shanghai


PerkinElmer, Inc. will be opening a new training and demo laboratory for in vivo imaging technology at Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University. The facility is a state-of-the-art laboratory space where PerkinElmer scientists and customers can interact and share insights for the life sciences ...


A polymer that could reduce supercapacitor fire risk


Scientists in China have developed a temperature-responsive polymer for use in supercapacitors to prevent them from overheating. Supercapacitors have high power densities that mean they are prone to self-propagating, uncontrolled temperature increases – an effect known as thermal runaway. The ...


DKSH strengthens operations in China


DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials has strengthened its presence in Asia by expanding its infrastructure in China. Recently, a state-of-the-art innovation center in Guangzhou and DKSH’s fifth China sales office in Chengdu were inaugurated. “The investment in Chengdu is one of the key ...


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WACKER SILICONES Intensifies Focus on Asia as Market of the Future


WACKER SILICONES, the main sales driver of the Munich-based WACKER Group, is continuing to expand its operational and sales structures in Asia. To advance its silicones business in Asia, the division has strengthened its regional presence and established additional teams to support local Asian ...


LANXESS starts construction of iron oxide pigments site in China


LANXESS has started piling for a premium iron oxide red pigments facility in Ningbo. LANXESS is investing EUR 55 million in the plant, which will have an initial capacity of 25,000 metric tons annually. With the start of the piling process, the construction work is proceeding right on schedule. ...


Human enamel mimic restores tooth whiteness


Research describes a new method for non-abrasive teeth whitening that uses a naturally-occurring mineral contained in a polymer film. Current methods for maintaining a gleaming white smile include replacing the crowns of discoloured teeth or using chemical abrasives such as hydrogen peroxide to ...


Flexible, foldable material for self-powered photodetection


Research describes the development of a micro-woven tin oxide cloth that enables the design of flexible, self-powered detectors for environmental monitoring. Chinese scientists fabricated the material, which acts as both a battery anode and a light sensor, using a sacrificial carbon cloth as a ...


BASF starts up tert. Butylamine plant in Nanjing


BASF announced the opening of its world-scale tert. Butylamine (tBA) production plant at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The plant is wholly-owned by BASF and is integrated into the production facilities of BASF-YPC Co. Ltd. in Nanjing. “The tBA plant is a vital element of our Asia ...


BASF and SINOPEC consider further expansion of Nanjing joint venture


BASF and SINOPEC are considering the extension of their Nanjing joint venture BASF-YPC Company Limited with the expansion of existing ethylene oxide (EO) production, and a new plant for neopentylglycol (NPG). BASF-YPC will further expand its acrylic acid value chain with additional acrylic acid ...


Monitoring the air they breathe in China


Research describes the development of a simple, low-cost passive air sampler for monitoring indoor air pollution in China. Air quality in China is a hot topic, with air pollution rivalling food safety and clean drinking water as a key theme for Chinese lawmakers. Scientists at Tsinghua University ...


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