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Electric Cloth: Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites

22-Oct-2019 Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Chinese scientists have manufactured fibrous electrodes for wearable devices that are flexible and excel by their hig ... more

HQS Quantum Simulations closes seed financing round

22-Oct-2019 From the development of more powerful batteries to highly efficient solar cells, finding new materials with specific predefined properties is of critical importance. So far our ability to design new materials using simulation tools has been limited by the lack of sufficient computational po ... more

Atomic images reveal unusually many neighbors for some oxygen atoms

22-Oct-2019 The identification of new chemical bonds is crucial for the design of new material structures. A team led by Jani Kotakoski at the University of Vienna and Jannik Meyer at the University of Tübingen has found unexpected new configurations of oxygen and nitrogen in graphene. Direct images of ... more

Sartorius continues on its dynamic growth track

21-Oct-2019 Sartorius performed dynamically in the third quarter as well, achieving double-digit growth rates in sales revenue, order intake and earnings in the first nine months. “Sartorius achieved significant double-digit growth rates in sales revenue and earnings for the first nine months of the ye ... more

Researcher invents an easy-to-use technique to measure the hydrophobicity of micro- and nanoparticles

21-Oct-2019 The scientific and industrial communities who work with micro- and nanoparticles continue to labor with the challenge of effective particle dispersion. Most particles that disperse in liquids aggregate rapidly, and eventually precipitate, thereby separating from the liquid phase. While it i ... more

Merck Launches Seed Fund for Startups in China

RMB 100 million fund targets startups close to the three business sectors of Merck as well as new businesses

21-Oct-2019 Merck announced an RMB 100 million (€ 13 million) seed fund targeted at startups in China. The company also officially opened its innovation hub in Shanghai and announced plans to officially open a second innovation hub in Guangzhou in November. “Our RMB 100 million China seed fund underlin ... more

LANXESS planning AI-assisted formulation development for Urethane Systems

21-Oct-2019 LANXESS is broadening its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in product development. The specialty chemicals company has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers. The goal is to offer customers tailor-made polyurethane systems with even shorter lead times, including f ... more

Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

21-Oct-2019 The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by pressing and folding dough to create a layered pastry. The researchers applied this technique to a dielectric capacitor, which ... more

INN-BALANCE starts long-term tests on BoP components for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles with new partner on board

18-Oct-2019 Fuel cells are a mature technology ready for scale-up in the automotive market. It is now about advancing manufacturing through reducing costs of production, while increasing the overall efficiency and reliability of fuel cell systems in cars. These are the goals of INN-BALANCE. The EU fund ... more

Always on beat: ultrashort flashes of light under optical control

18-Oct-2019 Ultrashort laser pulses have enabled scientists and physicians to carry out high-precision material analyses and medical procedures. Physicists from the University of Bayreuth and the University of Göttingen have now discovered a new method for adjusting the extremely short time intervals b ... more

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Sartorius continues on its dynamic growth track

21-Oct-2019 Sartorius performed dynamically in the third quarter as well, achieving double-digit growth rates in sales revenue, order intake and earnings in the first nine months. “Sartorius achieved significant double-digit growth rates in sales revenue and earnings for the first nine months of the ye ... more

Always on beat: ultrashort flashes of light under optical control

18-Oct-2019 Ultrashort laser pulses have enabled scientists and physicians to carry out high-precision material analyses and medical procedures. Physicists from the University of Bayreuth and the University of Göttingen have now discovered a new method for adjusting the extremely short time intervals b ... more

Mini-spectrometer: Smaller than a coin

09-Oct-2019 ETH researchers have developed a compact infrared spectrometer. It’s small enough to fit on a computer chip but can still open up interesting possibilities – in space and in everyday life. Nowadays, a mobile phone can do almost anything: take photos or video, send messages, determine its pr ... more

Determining the activity of noble-metal-free catalyst particles

08-Oct-2019 Noble-metal-free nanoparticles could serve as catalysts for the production of hydrogen from water. Because they are so small, their properties are difficult to determine. Chemists have developed a new method with which they can characterise individual noble-metal-free nanoparticle catalysts ... more

Bruker Announces Acquisition of Magnettech's EPR Business

Bruker and Freiberg Instruments Establish Related EPR Supply Partnership

04-Oct-2019 Bruker announced the acquisition of the Magnettech EPR business from Freiberg Instruments GmbH, and the establishment of a related, long-term EPR supply partnership with Freiberg Instruments. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed. Magnettech's benchtop electron paramagneti ... more

Inspired by nature: Scientists have developed a nanopore-microchip

01-Oct-2019 Medical professionals and environment analysts would like to have microchips that measure substances directly on site. Scientists at TU Darmstadt have developed and patented a system based on nanopores with broad potential. Anyone wishing to use laboratory readings for diagnosing a disorder ... more

How molecular footballs burst in an X-ray laser beam

Study shows effect of X-ray flashes on sensitive biomolecules

26-Sep-2019 An international research team has observed in real time how football molecules made of carbon atoms burst in the beam of an X-ray laser. The study shows the temporal course of the bursting process, which takes less than a trillionth of a second, and is important for the analysis of sensiti ... more

ZEISS Opts for Continuity with New CEO

25-Sep-2019 At its meeting on 24 September 2019, the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG unanimously voted in favor of the following changes to the Executive Board: Dr. Karl Lamprecht, currently a Member of the Executive Board, will become the new President & CEO effective 1 April 2020. With this appoin ... more

New method for the measurement of nano-structured light fields

Researchers combine nano-optics and organic chemistry to measure complex light landscapes in the tight focus of a laser beam

24-Sep-2019 Structured laser light has already opened up various different applications: it allows for precise material machining, trapping, manipulating or defined movement of small particles or cell compartments, as well as increasing the bandwidth for next-generation intelligent computing. If these ... more

Measuring ethanol’s deadly twin

18-Sep-2019 ETH researchers have developed an inexpensive, handheld measuring device that can distinguish between methanol and potable alcohol. It offers a simple, quick method of detecting adulterated or contaminated alcoholic beverages and is able to diagnose methanol poisoning in exhaled breath. Met ... more

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Electric Cloth: Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites

22-Oct-2019 Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Chinese scientists have manufactured fibrous electrodes for wearable devices that are flexible and excel by their hig ... more

HQS Quantum Simulations closes seed financing round

22-Oct-2019 From the development of more powerful batteries to highly efficient solar cells, finding new materials with specific predefined properties is of critical importance. So far our ability to design new materials using simulation tools has been limited by the lack of sufficient computational po ... more

Atomic images reveal unusually many neighbors for some oxygen atoms

22-Oct-2019 The identification of new chemical bonds is crucial for the design of new material structures. A team led by Jani Kotakoski at the University of Vienna and Jannik Meyer at the University of Tübingen has found unexpected new configurations of oxygen and nitrogen in graphene. Direct images of ... more

Researcher invents an easy-to-use technique to measure the hydrophobicity of micro- and nanoparticles

21-Oct-2019 The scientific and industrial communities who work with micro- and nanoparticles continue to labor with the challenge of effective particle dispersion. Most particles that disperse in liquids aggregate rapidly, and eventually precipitate, thereby separating from the liquid phase. While it i ... more

Merck Launches Seed Fund for Startups in China

RMB 100 million fund targets startups close to the three business sectors of Merck as well as new businesses

21-Oct-2019 Merck announced an RMB 100 million (€ 13 million) seed fund targeted at startups in China. The company also officially opened its innovation hub in Shanghai and announced plans to officially open a second innovation hub in Guangzhou in November. “Our RMB 100 million China seed fund underlin ... more

LANXESS planning AI-assisted formulation development for Urethane Systems

21-Oct-2019 LANXESS is broadening its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in product development. The specialty chemicals company has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers. The goal is to offer customers tailor-made polyurethane systems with even shorter lead times, including f ... more

Croissant making inspires renewable energy solution

21-Oct-2019 The art of croissant making has inspired researchers from Queen Mary University of London to find a solution to a sustainable energy problem. Croissants are made by pressing and folding dough to create a layered pastry. The researchers applied this technique to a dielectric capacitor, which ... more

INN-BALANCE starts long-term tests on BoP components for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles with new partner on board

18-Oct-2019 Fuel cells are a mature technology ready for scale-up in the automotive market. It is now about advancing manufacturing through reducing costs of production, while increasing the overall efficiency and reliability of fuel cell systems in cars. These are the goals of INN-BALANCE. The EU fund ... more

Dynamic pattern of Skyrmions observed

18-Oct-2019 Tiny magnetic vortices known as skyrmions form in certain magnetic materials, such as Cu2OSeO3. These skyrmions can be controlled by low-level electrical currents – which could facilitate more energy-efficient data processing. Now a team has succeeded in developing a new technique at the VE ... more

ADNOC, Adani, BASF and Borealis sign Memorandum of Understanding to further evaluate collaboration for a chemical complex in India

Total investment estimated to be up to $4 billion

18-Oct-2019 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Adani Group, BASF SE and Borealis AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to engage in a joint feasibility study to further evaluate a collaboration for the establishment of a chemical complex in Mundra, Gujarat, India.This is the next step ... more

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LANXESS planning AI-assisted formulation development for Urethane Systems

21-Oct-2019 LANXESS is broadening its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in product development. The specialty chemicals company has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers. The goal is to offer customers tailor-made polyurethane systems with even shorter lead times, including f ... more

LyondellBasell Announces Construction of New Small-Scale Molecular Recycling Facility

17-Oct-2019 LyondellBasell announced that it is building a new small-scale pilot facility at its Ferrara, Italy site moving another step closer to converting post-consumer plastic waste into new plastics on a commercial scale. The company selected its Ferrara site for the pilot facility due to its long ... more

3D-printed optics for individualized mass production

16-Oct-2019 Individually manufactured and still suitable for mass production? Within the framework of the Fraunhofer "Go Beyond 4.0" project, this apparent contradiction is to be eliminated. In the field of illumination optics, the two Fraunhofer Institutes for Silicate Research ISC and for Optics and ... more

Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected

14-Oct-2019 A study published by researchers at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) shows that polystyrene, one of the world's most ubiquitous plastics, may degrade in decades or centuries when exposed to sunlight, rather than thousands of years as previously thought. "Right now, policy makers ... more

Polyamides from terpenes

New biobased class of polyamides

11-Oct-2019 The Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB has developed a sustainable alternative to petrochemically produced plastics using terpenes found in resin-rich wood. The natural substances are available from conifers such as pine, larch or spruce. In the productio ... more

BASF invests in Quantafuel to jointly drive chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste

08-Oct-2019 BASF SE is to invest €20 million into Quantafuel, a specialist for pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste and purification of pyrolysis oil, headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The investment will be facilitated via the subscription of new shares and via the grant of a convertible loan. Together, the ... more

Old materials in a new design

Researchers present useful ideas for 3D printing

08-Oct-2019 Plastic could soon be saying goodbye to its bad reputation. A working group headed by Professor Rolf Mülhaupt at the Freiburg Materialforschungszentrum (FMF) is currently developing “single-polymer composites” that can be produced from both fossil and renewable raw materials and later recyc ... more

LANXESS inaugurates high-tech plastics plant in China

26-Sep-2019 Specialty chemicals company LANXESS officially inaugurated its new plant in Changzhou, China, on September 25, 2019. The compounding facility produces Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech plastics, especially for the automotive sector and the electrical and electronics industry. “This faci ... more

Bioplastics from Waste Fats

Using bacteria to replace plastics derived from fossil oil

25-Sep-2019 450 million tons of plastic are produced globally each year. PHAs represent a tentative approach to defeating the plague that is plastic. PHA stands for Polyhydroxyalkanoates. Polyhydroxyalkanoates are biopolymers and are referred to as bioplastics due to the similarity of their thermoplast ... more

Plastic consumer products contain harmful and unknown substances

Research group detects thousands of chemicals in plastic products

19-Sep-2019 Plastic products are ubiquitous. Although considered indispensable in many areas of life thanks to their versality and practicality, are they really harmless? The PlastX research group led by the Institute of Ecological Research (ISOE) has examined everyday products made of plastic and foun ... more

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Sartorius continues on its dynamic growth track

21-Oct-2019 Sartorius performed dynamically in the third quarter as well, achieving double-digit growth rates in sales revenue, order intake and earnings in the first nine months. “Sartorius achieved significant double-digit growth rates in sales revenue and earnings for the first nine months of the ye ... more

Eppendorf significantly expands production site in Oldenburg

27-Sep-2019 The Eppendorf Group is boosting its production capacity at its site in Oldenburg in Holstein by building two new production halls. Operations at the two sites will begin in the second half of 2020, significantly increasing the overall capacity of Eppendorf Polymere GmbH, a wholly owned subs ... more

ZEISS Opts for Continuity with New CEO

25-Sep-2019 At its meeting on 24 September 2019, the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG unanimously voted in favor of the following changes to the Executive Board: Dr. Karl Lamprecht, currently a Member of the Executive Board, will become the new President & CEO effective 1 April 2020. With this appoin ... more

Merck Acquires laboratory informatics company

07-Aug-2019 Merck has acquired BSSN Software, a Darmstadt, Germany-based laboratory informatics company that makes data more readily accessible for ease of integration, collaboration, analysis and long-term archiving. Financial details were not disclosed. “BSSN Software and the capabilities that it bri ... more

First trade fair in the analytica network in Africa

Successful premiere for analytica Lab Africa

17-Jul-2019 The first analytica Lab Africa took place from July 09 to 11, 2019, at the Gallagher Convention Center in Johannesburg: 148 exhibitors from 15 countries presented their tailor-made solutions from laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics for the African market. analytic ... more

Merck and Rigaku Form Partnership to Develop Novel Molecular Structure Analysis Technology

11-Jun-2019 Merck and Rigaku Corp., Tokyo, Japan, have signed a joint development agreement to develop lab consumables based on crystalline sponge technology, which determines the absolute chemical structure of organic molecules and enables X-ray crystallography without crystallization of the analyte. ... more

Tecan successfully completes the acquisition of supplier of key parts

04-Jun-2019 The Tecan Group announced that it has successfully completed the acquisition of a supplier of key parts. On March 22, 2019, Tecan announced the acquisition of a long-term supplier to vertically integrate the manufacturing of critical precision-machined parts. With two manufacturing sites, o ... more

Colliding lasers double the energy of proton beams

28-May-2019 Researchers from Sweden’s Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg present a new method which can double the energy of a proton beam produced by laser-based particle accelerators. The breakthrough could lead to more compact, cheaper equipment that could be useful f ... more

Lab Notebook learns to communicate with laboratory devices

labfolder acquires cubuslab and becomes Labforward

23-May-2019 labfolder GmbH, a electronic laboratory notebook (ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook) provider, and cubuslab GmbH, a provider of a manufacturer-independent platform for the digital integration of laboratory instruments, today announced their merger. The joint company will operate under the name L ... more

Eppendorf with worldwide setting program

Around 250 vacancies at all locations by the end of 2019

26-Apr-2019 The Eppendorf Group is creating around 250 new jobs worldwide this year. A large proportion of the new jobs will be created in Hamburg at the headquarters of the globally active life sciences company and is an important component of Eppendorf's growth strategy. "Eppendorf is growing strongl ... more

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ZEISS and Senorics Establish Partnership

Development of small and cost-effective sensors for industrial use

09-Oct-2019 ZEISS’ investment in Senorics marks the start of a technology collaboration with the sensorics startup based in Dresden, Germany. The partnership aims to further the joint development of small and cost-effective sensors for industrial use in quality assurance and in process monitoring, e.g. ... more

ZEISS Opts for Continuity with New CEO

25-Sep-2019 At its meeting on 24 September 2019, the Supervisory Board of Carl Zeiss AG unanimously voted in favor of the following changes to the Executive Board: Dr. Karl Lamprecht, currently a Member of the Executive Board, will become the new President & CEO effective 1 April 2020. With this appoin ... more

The numerical devices of artificial intelligence

The Körber Prize 2019 goes to Bernhard Schölkopf

27-Jun-2019 The 2019 Körber European Science Prize, endowed with one million euros, is to be awarded to the German physicist, mathematician and computer scientist Bernhard Schölkopf. He has developed mathematical methods that have made a significant contribution to helping artificial intelligence (AI) ... more

ZEISS Innovations Help Achieve Strong Growth

08-May-2019 The ZEISS Group had a successful end to the first six months of fiscal year 2018/19 (ended 31 March 2019) and saw its revenue rise by 9 percent to EUR 3.019 billion (1st six months of 2017/18: EUR 2.773 billion). 90 percent of this sum was generated by markets outside Germany. At EUR 443 mi ... more

AR for industry 4.0

Start-up Visometry wins the Fraunhofer Gründerpreis 2018

04-Mar-2019 The Fraunhofer-Gründerpreis 2018, worth 5000 euros, was awarded to Visometry GmbH, a spinoff from the Fraunhofer Institute for Graphic Data Processing (IGD). The Visometry team convinced the jury consisting of members from the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft and the High-Tech Gründerfonds (HTGF) wi ... more

Bosch increases investment in startups

Robert Bosch Venture Capital launches Fund IV with 200 million euros

01-Mar-2019 Investments in startups are on the rise. In 2017, institutional investors and companies invested 147 billion euros in these enterprises – nearly three times as much as in 2012. Bosch, too, is increasing its investment in external startups, providing Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC) ... more

Yokogawa Joins Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index

23-Jan-2019 Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has been included in the 2019 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World Index (Global 100). This is Yokogawa’s first time on the Global 100, one of the world's leading sustainability indices. Now in its 15th year, the 2019 Global 1 ... more

ETH spin-off machine running at full speed

27 companies were founded in 2018, more than any year previously

08-Jan-2019 In 2018, ETH Zurich achieved a new record high for the number of spin-offs founded: a total of 27 founding teams took the plunge into independence. While an average of 13 ETH spin-offs were founded per year from 2000 to 2010, the following decade has seen an average of 24 per year. For Detl ... more

Novel color sensors are less expensive to manufacture

10-Dec-2018 In the FOWINA project, the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS in Erlangen and the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg have developed novel color sensors with a special microlens arrangement. The sensors can be realized directly on the chip and combine mu ... more

Wyatt acquires german FFF manufacturer Superon

Business units to be relocated to California

16-Oct-2018 Wyatt Technology announced that it has completed the acquisition of Superon GmbH, a manufacturer of Field Flow Fractionation (FFF) systems. Production, research and product development has been transferred to Wyatt’s Santa Barbara, CA headquarters which will enable the company to further en ... more

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3D-printed optics for individualized mass production

16-Oct-2019 Individually manufactured and still suitable for mass production? Within the framework of the Fraunhofer "Go Beyond 4.0" project, this apparent contradiction is to be eliminated. In the field of illumination optics, the two Fraunhofer Institutes for Silicate Research ISC and for Optics and ... more

Technical University of Munich, Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde to establish additive manufacturing cluster in Bavaria

3D printing is changing the way we manufacture

11-Oct-2019 The Technical University of Munich (TUM), Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde are collaborating to create an additive manufacturing cluster. This cluster is a grouping of companies and organizations that will conduct research on and develop additive manufacturing technology from a single hub lo ... more

Evonik and start-up Cubicure cooperate in the field of 3D printing

Development of custom-made specialty chemical components for the next generation of materials

01-Oct-2019 Evonik and Cubicure, a spin-off company of Vienna University of Technology, have entered into a cooperative agreement to jointly develop innovative radiation-curing resin systems. The partnership with the start-up company is managed by Creavis, the strategic innovation unit of the specialty ... more

BASF to sell its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont

24-Sep-2019 BASF and DuPont Safety & Construction (DuPont) announced that the companies have signed an agreement where BASF will sell its ultrafiltration membrane business to DuPont. The divesture includes the shares of inge GmbH, the business’ international sales force, its headquarters and production ... more

Novel process developed to recover high value products from natural gas

11-Sep-2019 Linde developed a novel process to recover high value products from natural gas successfully combining technologies of BASF and Linde. The process simultaneously recovers valuable helium, liquid hydrocarbons, and purified CO2 in addition to conditioning natural gas for pipeline transportati ... more

Evonik’s new natural-gas power plant will end coal-fired power generation in Marl

Saving up to one million metric tons of CO2

02-Sep-2019 Evonik is to install a new advanced high-efficiency gas and steam turbine power plant at Marl Chemical Park. The specialty chemicals group is thus, after more than 80 years, ending hard-coal based power and steam generation in Marl, which will reduce its CO2 emissions by up to one million m ... more

5G is smartening up production

27-Aug-2019 Modern sensor technology can already collect an extensive range of data from machines and equipment. Analyzing these data can expose anomalies between planned and actual production in order to support optimization purposes. However, data storage and analysis still tend to be decentralized a ... more

ABB names Björn Rosengren as CEO

13-Aug-2019 The Board of ABB has unanimously appointed Björn Rosengren, as Chief Executive Officer. He will join ABB on February 1, 2020 and succeed CEO, Peter Voser, in this role on March 1, 2020. At that time Peter Voser will revert to his position at ABB solely as Chairman of the Board. Björn Roseng ... more

Self healing robots that "feel pain"

12-Aug-2019 Over the next three years, researchers from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, University of Cambridge, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI-Paris) and Empa will be working together with the Dutch Polymer manufacturer SupraPolix on the next genera ... more

Evonik and thyssenkrupp to license HPPO technology to China

Qixiang Tengda Chemical to build new plant for the sustainable production of propylene oxide

30-Jul-2019 Evonik and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions are licensing their HPPO technology for the production of propylene oxide to the Chinese chemical company Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical. The parties signed the contracts in Guangzhou, China, at the end of July. thyssenkrupp will be responsible for ... more

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    People willing to pay more for new biofuels

    09-Dec-2016 When it comes to second generation biofuels, Washington State University research shows that consumers are willing to pay a premium of approximately 11 percent over conventional fuel. "We were surprised the premium was that significant," said Jill McCluskey, WSU professor in the School of E ... more

    World Bank Raises 2017 Oil Price Forecast

    OPEC agreement to limit production seen sending prices higher

    21-Oct-2016 The World Bank is raising its 2017 forecast for crude oil prices to $55 per barrel from $53 per barrel as members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) prepare to limit production after a long period of unrestrained output. Energy prices, which include oil, natural ... more

    Oxea Announces Price Increases for n-Propanol and n-Propyl Acetate

    27-Nov-2015 Oxea has announced that it will implement a price increase for off-list prices on the following products, effective January 1, 2016, or as contracts allow.   USA, Canada, Mexico South and Central America Asia, Africa, Middle East Product USD/lb USD/mt USD/mt n-Propyl ... more

  • Market

    Clariant recognized for risk management and sustainability achievements in procurement

    29-May-2019 Clariant received a World Procurement Award 2019 in the category “Supplier Risk Management”. This marks the second recognition for Clariant’s procurement practices in 2019, as the company won an EcoVadis Sustainable Procurement Leadership award in March for having the “Best Internal Stakeho ... more

    Sustainable solutions take center stage as Nouryon announces 2019 Imagine Chemistry winners

    28-May-2019 Surfactants derived from plants, eco-friendly membranes, and miniature sensors were among the eight winning ideas in the 2019 Imagine Chemistry collaborative innovation challenge, organized by Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals). More than 160 submissions from 30 countries were ... more

    Lifesavers in Demand: New Market Report on Flame Retardants

    08-May-2019 In the event of fire, additives can provide the decisive seconds for rescue. “Flame retardants delay the ignition of flammable materials such as plastics, textiles or wood,” explains Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. “They slow down the spread of fire.” For the sixth time, Ceresana analyzed t ... more

  • Research

    Electric Cloth: Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites

    22-Oct-2019 Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Chinese scientists have manufactured fibrous electrodes for wearable devices that are flexible and excel by their hig ... more

    Atomic images reveal unusually many neighbors for some oxygen atoms

    22-Oct-2019 The identification of new chemical bonds is crucial for the design of new material structures. A team led by Jani Kotakoski at the University of Vienna and Jannik Meyer at the University of Tübingen has found unexpected new configurations of oxygen and nitrogen in graphene. Direct images of ... more

    Researcher invents an easy-to-use technique to measure the hydrophobicity of micro- and nanoparticles

    21-Oct-2019 The scientific and industrial communities who work with micro- and nanoparticles continue to labor with the challenge of effective particle dispersion. Most particles that disperse in liquids aggregate rapidly, and eventually precipitate, thereby separating from the liquid phase. While it i ... more

  • Technology

    Novel process developed to recover high value products from natural gas

    11-Sep-2019 Linde developed a novel process to recover high value products from natural gas successfully combining technologies of BASF and Linde. The process simultaneously recovers valuable helium, liquid hydrocarbons, and purified CO2 in addition to conditioning natural gas for pipeline transportati ... more

    The numerical devices of artificial intelligence

    The Körber Prize 2019 goes to Bernhard Schölkopf

    27-Jun-2019 The 2019 Körber European Science Prize, endowed with one million euros, is to be awarded to the German physicist, mathematician and computer scientist Bernhard Schölkopf. He has developed mathematical methods that have made a significant contribution to helping artificial intelligence (AI) ... more

    New solar mini-refinery

    Carbon-neutral fuel made from sunlight and air: Two spin-offs already founded

    17-Jun-2019 Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed a novel technology that produces liquid hydrocarbon fuels exclusively from sunlight and air. For the first time worldwide they demonstrate the entire thermochemical process chain under real field conditions. The new solar mini-refinery is located o ... more

  • Business

    Merck Launches Seed Fund for Startups in China

    RMB 100 million fund targets startups close to the three business sectors of Merck as well as new businesses

    21-Oct-2019 Merck announced an RMB 100 million (€ 13 million) seed fund targeted at startups in China. The company also officially opened its innovation hub in Shanghai and announced plans to officially open a second innovation hub in Guangzhou in November. “Our RMB 100 million China seed fund underlin ... more

    LANXESS planning AI-assisted formulation development for Urethane Systems

    21-Oct-2019 LANXESS is broadening its use of artificial intelligence (AI) in product development. The specialty chemicals company has launched a project aimed at expanding its range of prepolymers. The goal is to offer customers tailor-made polyurethane systems with even shorter lead times, including f ... more

    ADNOC, Adani, BASF and Borealis sign Memorandum of Understanding to further evaluate collaboration for a chemical complex in India

    Total investment estimated to be up to $4 billion

    18-Oct-2019 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Adani Group, BASF SE and Borealis AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to engage in a joint feasibility study to further evaluate a collaboration for the establishment of a chemical complex in Mundra, Gujarat, India.This is the next step ... more

  • People

    Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2019 for the development of lithium-ion batteries

    09-Oct-2019 The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 to John B. Goodenough (The University of Texas at Austin, USA), M. Stanley Whittingham (Binghamton University, State University of New York, USA) and Akira Yoshino (Asahi Kasei Corporation, Tokyo, J ... more

    Material Scientist wins European Science Slam Championship

    Aniruddha Dutta, doctoral student at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, wins championship in Vienna

    07-Oct-2019 Aniruddha Dutta, doctoral student at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung (MPIE) in Düsseldorf and acting German science slam champion 2018/19, has won the European Science Slam Championship 2019/20 against his competitors from Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, the Cze ... more

    Christian Kohlpaintner to become new CEO of Brenntag AG

    27-Sep-2019 The Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG appointed Christian Kohlpaintner as the company’s next CEO and Member of the Management Board effective January 1st, 2020. Over the last two decades, Christian Kohlpaintner has held various management positions in leading international companies. He join ... more

  • Manufacturing

    Technical University of Munich, Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde to establish additive manufacturing cluster in Bavaria

    3D printing is changing the way we manufacture

    11-Oct-2019 The Technical University of Munich (TUM), Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde are collaborating to create an additive manufacturing cluster. This cluster is a grouping of companies and organizations that will conduct research on and develop additive manufacturing technology from a single hub lo ... more

    WACKER Launches Production of Pyrogenic Silica in the US

    04-Oct-2019 The Munich-based WACKER Group officially brought a plant for manufacturing pyrogenic silica on stream at its US site in Charleston, Tennessee. The facility has an annual production capacity of 13,000 metric tons. WACKER will use this output both for sales purposes and for its own silicone p ... more

    BASF to expand integrated ethylene oxide and derivatives complex at its Verbund site in Antwerp

    02-Oct-2019 In line with its customer-focused corporate strategy, BASF will expand the capacity of ethylene oxide and ethylene oxide derivatives at its Verbund site in Antwerp, Belgium. The total investment adds about 400,000 metric tons per year to BASF’s production capacity for the corresponding prod ... more

  • Products

    Making More Plastics Recyclable

    04-Sep-2019 To date, it is nothing but the wishful thinking of many plastics recyclers: that recyclability is taken into account right from the very beginning of a product’s life cycle, at the product design stage. A new project aims at making this dream come true. Whether multi-layered food packaging ... more

    On-site detection of hazardous substances

    05-Jun-2019 Together with partners from research and industry, Fraunhofer IAF has developed a hand-held scanner for hazardous substances within the EU project CHEQUERS. The sensor detects explosive, toxic and other dangerous substances in real time and will help emergency personnel with on-site detecti ... more

    NIST Study Identifies Chemical Blends as Possible Alternative Refrigerants

    31-May-2019 More than a dozen chemical blends could serve as alternative refrigerants that won’t heat the atmosphere as much as today’s refrigerants do, or catch fire, according to a new computational study by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The NIST study identified the 22 “ ... more

  • Finances

    HQS Quantum Simulations closes seed financing round

    22-Oct-2019 From the development of more powerful batteries to highly efficient solar cells, finding new materials with specific predefined properties is of critical importance. So far our ability to design new materials using simulation tools has been limited by the lack of sufficient computational po ... more

    Sartorius continues on its dynamic growth track

    21-Oct-2019 Sartorius performed dynamically in the third quarter as well, achieving double-digit growth rates in sales revenue, order intake and earnings in the first nine months. “Sartorius achieved significant double-digit growth rates in sales revenue and earnings for the first nine months of the ye ... more

    WACKER Lowers Guidance for 2019

    17-Oct-2019 Based on its latest estimates, Wacker Chemie AG expects several key financial performance indicators for 2019 to be lower than previously projected. Full-year Group sales are likely to be on par with last year (previous guidance: mid-single-digit percentage increase). EBITDA is anticipated ... more

  • Career

    Eppendorf with worldwide setting program

    Around 250 vacancies at all locations by the end of 2019

    26-Apr-2019 The Eppendorf Group is creating around 250 new jobs worldwide this year. A large proportion of the new jobs will be created in Hamburg at the headquarters of the globally active life sciences company and is an important component of Eppendorf's growth strategy. "Eppendorf is growing strongl ... more

    KNAUER among the top one percent of employers in Germany

    28-Feb-2019 In the study "Leading Employers Germany 2019", the Berlin-based manufacturer of high-tech laboratory measuring instruments KNAUER was ranked as one of the best employers for the second time. This makes KNAUER one of the companies with the best ratings in an independent meta-study conducted ... more

    Merck Named a Global Top Employer

    07-Feb-2019 Merck announced it has been named one of only 14 global employers of choice by the Top Employers Institute. The annual Global Top Employer certification recognizes companies that have shown excellence in people practices and structures worldwide. Merck has been awarded this certification fo ... more

  • Cooperation

    ADNOC, Adani, BASF and Borealis sign Memorandum of Understanding to further evaluate collaboration for a chemical complex in India

    Total investment estimated to be up to $4 billion

    18-Oct-2019 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Adani Group, BASF SE and Borealis AG have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to engage in a joint feasibility study to further evaluate a collaboration for the establishment of a chemical complex in Mundra, Gujarat, India.This is the next step ... more

    CO2 for a clean performance: Rheticus research project by Evonik and Siemens enters phase 2

    High-value specialty chemicals produced from CO2 and water using electricity from renewable sources and bacteria

    14-Oct-2019 Evonik and Siemens launched their joint research project Rheticus II. The goal is to develop an efficient and powerful test plant that will use carbon dioxide and water as well as electricity from renewable sources and bacteria to produce specialty chemicals (CO2). In the Rheticus I project ... more

    Technical University of Munich, Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde to establish additive manufacturing cluster in Bavaria

    3D printing is changing the way we manufacture

    11-Oct-2019 The Technical University of Munich (TUM), Oerlikon, GE Additive and Linde are collaborating to create an additive manufacturing cluster. This cluster is a grouping of companies and organizations that will conduct research on and develop additive manufacturing technology from a single hub lo ... more

  • Laws

    ECHA starts work on persistent organic pollutants

    16-Jul-2019 ECHA starts working on scientific, technical and administrative tasks to identify and regulate persistent organic pollutants (POPs). These substances remain in the environment, bioaccumulate through the food chain, and pose a risk to the environment and human health. Due to their intrinsic ... more

    Restriction of hazardous substances in tattoo inks

    15-Mar-2019 ECHA’s Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its final opinion supporting the proposal by Denmark, Italy, Norway and ECHA to restrict the placing on the market of tattoo inks and permanent make-up. Substances within the scope of the restriction include carcinogenic, mutagenic ... more

    ECETOC Task Force provides new insights

    Toxicity testing of microparticles and poorly soluble liquids in the water environment

    15-Jan-2019 A Task Force set up by the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has provided new insights into scientific testing for the impact of undissolved particles in the aquatic environment. ECETOC launched the Task Force in response to increasing concerns among the ... more

  • Politics

    Restriction of hazardous substances in tattoo inks

    15-Mar-2019 ECHA’s Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) adopted its final opinion supporting the proposal by Denmark, Italy, Norway and ECHA to restrict the placing on the market of tattoo inks and permanent make-up. Substances within the scope of the restriction include carcinogenic, mutagenic ... more

    ECETOC Task Force provides new insights

    Toxicity testing of microparticles and poorly soluble liquids in the water environment

    15-Jan-2019 A Task Force set up by the European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) has provided new insights into scientific testing for the impact of undissolved particles in the aquatic environment. ECETOC launched the Task Force in response to increasing concerns among the ... more

    Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry from now on 'Royal'

    26-Jun-2018 During the anniversary celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of the Association of the Dutch Chemical Industry in The Hague, the VNCI was awarded the predicate 'Royal ('Koninklijk)'. VNCI chairman Bernard Wientjes and director Colette Alma received the designation from the King's Commis ... more

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