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FDS Group becomes The Flexitallic Group

Operating companies to adopt Flexitallic brand over next 18 months

18-01-2013

FDS Grouphas been renamed The Flexitallic Group. The move comes in response to the global presence, recognition and value of Flexitallic, one of the Group's premier operating companies. Over the course of the next 18 months, more operating units will also adopt the Flexitallic master ...

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Newly discovered organisms to help clean up nuclear waste

15-01-2013

The nuclear industry generates radioactive toxic waste, which needs to be decontaminated inside the facilities themselves and of the effluents released into the environment. Radionuclide decontamination is currently performed using physico-chemical methods and while they work well, they are ...

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Arkema and OXIS partner to develop the next generation of battery technology for electric vehicles

10-01-2013

Polymer Lithium Sulfur cells battery technology is considered to be the next generation of battery, complementary to Lithium-ion systems. It has the best performance record among all battery technologies to date. Compared to other batteries currently on the market, this technology displays double ...

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An experimental approach to understanding the fire hazard involved when handling ionic liquids

09-01-2013

Ionic liquids (ILs) have been embraced as the green solvent of the future and are noted for their operational safety in part due to their non-flammable nature as compared to conventional solvents. In fact, existing regulations for measuring the flammability of solvents do not take into account ...

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Appointment at KEM ONE Executive Committee

03-01-2013

Since January 1st 2013, Marco Toscano is appointed Innovative Vinyls Chief Operating Officer and a member of the KEM ONE Executive Committee. Marco Toscano, 49 years old, is a graduate of the State University of Milan. From 1989 to 2004, he held different positions in Sika Group in research and ...

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KEM ONE announces PVC Emulsion capacity extension at its Spanish site

21-12-2012

KEM ONE announces a 7,000 tons/year PVC Emulsion capacity extension at its Hernani site in Spain. “By increasing PVC Emulsion production capacity to 42,000 tons/year at Hernani, we will be able to partner our customers in new developments, while also continuing to assist them with current ...

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Univar Announces Blanquefort Site Ready to Resume Operation Following €2 Million Investment

22-11-2012

Univar Inc., a global chemical distributor, announced that its Blanquefort site, located in the French region of Bordeaux, is about to become fully operational again following an extensive €2 million refurbishment. The 18000 m2 site is used to store, package and distribute products, with a focus ...

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Radioprotective Molecules

Blocking iodide transport by inhibiting the sodium iodide symporter

13-11-2012

Iodide entrapment in the thyroid gland is essential, and plays a key role in dysfunctions such as thyroid and breast cancers, thyroiditis, Graves–Basedow disease, and Hashimoto's disease. The accidents at Chernobyl and Fukushima have revealed growing public concerns, as exposure to radioactive ...

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450-year-old metal analysed at the nanometre level for finer detail of corrosion mechanism

09-11-2012

Corrosion products of a 450-year-old archaeological metal were investigated at the nanometre level using scanning transmission x-ray microscopy by scientists in France and Canada. The work is on a much finer scale than others, which usually analyse the microscale with methods like transmission ...

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Sartomer Europe Increases Prices on Monomers and Oligomers

15-10-2012

Effective October 15th or as existing contracts allow, Sartomer Europe increases prices of its Monomers and Oligomers (Acrylates and Methacrylates) sold in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This increase, driven by the raw materials costs increase, will range from +5% to +15% depending on the grade.

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