My watch list
my.chemeurope.com  
Login  
NEWS
Current news

Natural gas replacement for the chemical industry

The spin-off “Cyclize” of the University of Stuttgart has developed a new method

17-May-2022 Nearly all everyday items are produced from natural gas and crude oil. In light of the global climate change and energy independence, natural gas consumption must urgently be reduced. The spin-off “Cyclize” of the University of Stuttgart has developed a new procedure with which natural gas ... more

Converting excess atmospheric CO₂ into energy-rich chemicals

Lights, catalyst, reaction! Converting CO₂ to formic acid using an alumina-supported, iron-based compound

17-May-2022 Photoreduction of CO2 into transportable fuel like formic acid (HCOOH) is a great way of dealing with CO2’s rising levels in the atmosphere. To aid in this mission, a research team from Tokyo Tech chose an easily available iron-based mineral and loaded it onto an alumina support to develop ... more

Paper or plastic?

Rigid waterproof coating for paper aims to reduce our dependence on plastic

17-May-2022 For our sake and the environment, there is a considerable amount of research into the reduction of plastic for many and various applications. For the first time, researchers have found a way to imbue relatively sustainable paper materials with some of the useful properties of plastic. This ... more

ACE Green Recycling To Roll Out Four New Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Facilities Worldwide

17-May-2022 US-based recycling technology company, ACE Green Recycling (ACE) announces its plans to build and operate four new lithium-ion battery recycling facilities with a planned total annual capacity of over 30,000 tons. The four locations will tap into previously underserved recycling markets and ... more

Fractal Drive – A Lack of Bulk Gives Photons an Edge

16-May-2022 Researchers from the University of Rostock have developed a novel type of micro-structured material that enhances the speed of light signals while keeping them protected from scattering. Their discovery will be published online by the journal “Science” on Thursday, 12 May, 2022. Photonic to ... more

When quantum particles fly like bees

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems

16-May-2022 A quantum system consisting of only 51 charged atoms can assume more than two quadrillion different states. Calculating the system's behavior is a piece of cake for a quantum simulator. Yet even with today's supercomputers it is almost impossible to verify the result. A research team from t ... more

The future of desalination?

A fast, efficient, selective membrane for purifying saltwater

16-May-2022 Water scarcity is a growing problem around the world. Desalination of seawater is an established method to produce drinkable water but comes with huge energy costs. For the first time, researchers use fluorine-based nanostructures to successfully filter salt from water. Compared to current ... more

Chemours Announces Participation in Versogen’s Development of Clean Hydrogen Technology

Continues Chemours’ focus on advancing sustainable innovation in hydrogen production via water electrolysis

16-May-2022 The Chemours Company announced its participation in a fundraising for Wilmington, Delaware-based Versogen Inc., a start-up in developing anion exchange membrane (AEM) technology for use in hydrogen production. Founded by University of Delaware professor Yushan Yan, Versogen’s AEM technology ... more

Reusable UV sensor films

TU Dresden spin-off project PRUUVE launched

16-May-2022 With the EXIST research transfer PRUUVE (Phosphorescent Response Under UV Excitation) three physicists of the TU Dresden want to bring reusable UV sensor foils and labels to market maturity. With this idea, the team is currently also nominated for the Saxon Founders Award 2022 (futureSAX). ... more

PETRA III shines a light on efficient production technique for a novel ‘green’ fertiliser

Advanced milling technique produces slow-release soil nutrient crystals

13-May-2022 A purely mechanical method can produce a novel, more sustainable fertiliser in a less polluting way. That is the result of a method optimised at DESY's light source PETRA III. An international team used PETRA III to optimise the production method that is an adaptation of an ancient techniqu ... more

All news

PETRA III shines a light on efficient production technique for a novel ‘green’ fertiliser

Advanced milling technique produces slow-release soil nutrient crystals

13-May-2022 A purely mechanical method can produce a novel, more sustainable fertiliser in a less polluting way. That is the result of a method optimised at DESY's light source PETRA III. An international team used PETRA III to optimise the production method that is an adaptation of an ancient techniqu ... more

Materials synthesis research and study in terapascal range for the first time

Traveling to the centre of planet Uranus

13-May-2022 Jules Verne could not even dream of this: A research team from the University of Bayreuth, together with international partners, has pushed the boundaries of high-pressure and high-temperature research into cosmic dimensions. For the first time, they have succeeded in generating and simulta ... more

News from the world of analytics

Research meets application at the analytica conference 2022

13-May-2022 From June 21 to 24, 2022, analytica, the world's leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analytics and biotechnology, will take place for the 28th time at the Munich Exhibition Center. It will be accompanied by the analytica conference from June 21 to 23. In numerous sessions, scienti ... more

Bruker and TOFWERK Form Strategic Partnership

On-line chemical ionization techniques for high sensitivity and in situ small molecule detection for stationary and mobile analysis

11-May-2022 Bruker Corporation and TOFWERK AG announced a strategic partnership for high-speed, ultra-sensitive applied and industrial analytical solutions, in conjunction with a Bruker minority investment in TOFWERK.  The partnership provides a basis for technology collaborations to advance instrument ... more

A new method for exploring the nano-world

A large step forward in the characterization of nanoparticles: One possible application of this technique may be to identify illnesses

11-May-2022 Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) and Max-Planck-Zentrum für Physik und Medizin (MPZPM) in Erlangen present a large step forward in the characterization of nanoparticles. They used a special microscopy method based on interfereometry to outperform existin ... more

Non-destructive 3D elemental analysis

Researchers use muonic x-rays to find elemental makeup of samples without damaging them

03-May-2022 By combining technologies originally designed for high-energy particle accelerators and astronomy observations, researchers can now for the first time analyze the elemental makeup of samples without damaging them, which could be useful for researchers working in other fields such as archaeo ... more

Fagron acquires majority share of Fraunhofer IPMS’ spin-off HiperScan

02-May-2022 Fagron, a leading global company active in pharmaceutical compounding, announced on April 14th the acquisition of HiperScan, the German market leader for reliable raw material identification in pharmacies. HiperScan is a spin-off of Fraunhofer IPMS and the German market leader for reliable ... more

Could the blueprint for life have been generated in asteroids?

“I was amazed that they had seen cytosine, which is very fragile”

29-Apr-2022 Using new analyses, scientists have just found the last two of the five informational units of DNA and RNA that had yet to be discovered in samples from meteorites. While it is unlikely that DNA could be formed in a meteorite, this discovery demonstrates that these genetic parts are availab ... more

Measuring the ‘wettability’ of graphene and other 2D materials

Microscopic understanding of wettability can be achieved at the molecular level using 'vibrational sum-frequency generation spectroscopy'

28-Apr-2022 Wettability of the material is the ability of a liquid to maintain contact with a solid surface, and it is proportional to hydrophilicity and inversely proportional to hydrophobicity. It is one of the most important properties of a solid, and understanding the wettability of different subst ... more

analytica 2022: Analytics that benefit consumer and environmental protection

Does your mineral water contain nanoplastics or other pollutants?

28-Apr-2022 Is that asparagus really local? Has the honey been diluted with cheap sugar? “analytica provides food inspectors with all the tools they need to answer these questions quickly and reliably,” says Armin Wittmann, analytica Exhibition director at Messe München. At the world's leading trade fa ... more

All news on laboratory analysis / laboratory measurement technology

Natural gas replacement for the chemical industry

The spin-off “Cyclize” of the University of Stuttgart has developed a new method

17-May-2022 Nearly all everyday items are produced from natural gas and crude oil. In light of the global climate change and energy independence, natural gas consumption must urgently be reduced. The spin-off “Cyclize” of the University of Stuttgart has developed a new procedure with which natural gas ... more

Converting excess atmospheric CO₂ into energy-rich chemicals

Lights, catalyst, reaction! Converting CO₂ to formic acid using an alumina-supported, iron-based compound

17-May-2022 Photoreduction of CO2 into transportable fuel like formic acid (HCOOH) is a great way of dealing with CO2’s rising levels in the atmosphere. To aid in this mission, a research team from Tokyo Tech chose an easily available iron-based mineral and loaded it onto an alumina support to develop ... more

Paper or plastic?

Rigid waterproof coating for paper aims to reduce our dependence on plastic

17-May-2022 For our sake and the environment, there is a considerable amount of research into the reduction of plastic for many and various applications. For the first time, researchers have found a way to imbue relatively sustainable paper materials with some of the useful properties of plastic. This ... more

ACE Green Recycling To Roll Out Four New Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Facilities Worldwide

17-May-2022 US-based recycling technology company, ACE Green Recycling (ACE) announces its plans to build and operate four new lithium-ion battery recycling facilities with a planned total annual capacity of over 30,000 tons. The four locations will tap into previously underserved recycling markets and ... more

Fractal Drive – A Lack of Bulk Gives Photons an Edge

16-May-2022 Researchers from the University of Rostock have developed a novel type of micro-structured material that enhances the speed of light signals while keeping them protected from scattering. Their discovery will be published online by the journal “Science” on Thursday, 12 May, 2022. Photonic to ... more

When quantum particles fly like bees

Quantum simulator provides insights into the dynamics of complex quantum systems

16-May-2022 A quantum system consisting of only 51 charged atoms can assume more than two quadrillion different states. Calculating the system's behavior is a piece of cake for a quantum simulator. Yet even with today's supercomputers it is almost impossible to verify the result. A research team from t ... more

The future of desalination?

A fast, efficient, selective membrane for purifying saltwater

16-May-2022 Water scarcity is a growing problem around the world. Desalination of seawater is an established method to produce drinkable water but comes with huge energy costs. For the first time, researchers use fluorine-based nanostructures to successfully filter salt from water. Compared to current ... more

Chemours Announces Participation in Versogen’s Development of Clean Hydrogen Technology

Continues Chemours’ focus on advancing sustainable innovation in hydrogen production via water electrolysis

16-May-2022 The Chemours Company announced its participation in a fundraising for Wilmington, Delaware-based Versogen Inc., a start-up in developing anion exchange membrane (AEM) technology for use in hydrogen production. Founded by University of Delaware professor Yushan Yan, Versogen’s AEM technology ... more

PETRA III shines a light on efficient production technique for a novel ‘green’ fertiliser

Advanced milling technique produces slow-release soil nutrient crystals

13-May-2022 A purely mechanical method can produce a novel, more sustainable fertiliser in a less polluting way. That is the result of a method optimised at DESY's light source PETRA III. An international team used PETRA III to optimise the production method that is an adaptation of an ancient techniqu ... more

Materials synthesis research and study in terapascal range for the first time

Traveling to the centre of planet Uranus

13-May-2022 Jules Verne could not even dream of this: A research team from the University of Bayreuth, together with international partners, has pushed the boundaries of high-pressure and high-temperature research into cosmic dimensions. For the first time, they have succeeded in generating and simulta ... more

All news on chemistry

Paper or plastic?

Rigid waterproof coating for paper aims to reduce our dependence on plastic

17-May-2022 For our sake and the environment, there is a considerable amount of research into the reduction of plastic for many and various applications. For the first time, researchers have found a way to imbue relatively sustainable paper materials with some of the useful properties of plastic. This ... more

Step toward a Circular Economy?

Catalytic deconstruction of PET with zirconium metal–organic framework

11-May-2022 Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is one of the most common plastics. Discarded PET most often ends up in landfills or in the environment because the rate of recycling remains low. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a research team has now reported a zirconium-based metal–organic framework ma ... more

Covestro: Successful quarter in an increasingly volatile environment

Reduced earnings outlook for 2022

05-May-2022 Covestro has had a successful start to fiscal year 2022 and benefited from continuing buoyant demand in the first three months of this year. The Group’s sales increased by 41.6 percent, compared with the prior-year quarter, to EUR 4.7 billion (previous year: EUR 3.3 billion), in particular ... more

Nanoplastic particles love company

Polyethylene degradation in the environment

02-May-2022 Polyethylene, a plastic that is both cheap and easy to process, accounts for nearly one-third of the world’s plastic waste. An interdisciplinary team from the University of Bayreuth has investigated the progressive degradation of polyethylene in the environment for the first time. Although ... more

Plastic-eating enzyme could eliminate billions of tons of landfill waste

“This work really demonstrates the power of bringing together different disciplines, from synthetic biology to chemical engineering to artificial intelligence”

29-Apr-2022 An enzyme variant created by engineers and scientists at The University of Texas at Austin can break down environment-throttling plastics that typically take centuries to degrade in just a matter of hours to days. This discovery, published in Nature, could help solve one of the world’s most ... more

Eppendorf builds new site in Wismar for high-tech polymers used in laboratories

Production to start by the end of the year

25-Apr-2022 The globally active Eppendorf Group is building a new plant for high-quality laboratory consumables made of functional high-tech polymers. To this end, the Hamburg-based life science company is acquiring a former production site at the location of MV Werften Fertigmodule Property GmbH in Wi ... more

Environmentally-friendly coatings

New class of water-soluble catalysts that can be used to polymerize ethylene directly in water

22-Apr-2022 Chemists from Konstanz develop a new class of catalysts that enable manufacturing of polyethylene dispersions directly in water. This opens up perspectives for the environmentally-friendly, solvent-free production of plastic coatings. Polyethylene (PE) is one of today's most important types ... more

Dangerous plastics

Ingestion of microplastics can trigger evolutionary changes

13-Apr-2022 The fact that microplastics can also trigger evolutionary changes has now been shown for the first time by an international team of scientists from the LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (TBG), the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre Frankfurt (SBiK-F) and ... more

Replacement of Toxic Chemicals in the Manufacture of Tires and Conveyor Belts

The new adhesion promoters are based on natural raw materials

12-Apr-2022 The quality of composite systems made of cords of high-strength fibers such as polyester, aramid or polyamide and matrix materials of rubber is largely determined by the adhesion properties of the fibers to the matrix. In the established manufacturing process, adhesion promoters made of res ... more

New method to convert plastic trash into clean hydrogen fuel

11-Apr-2022 Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a new method for plastic waste to be converted into hydrogen based on pyrolysis, a high temperature chemical process. Unlike PET plastic bottles which can be recycled easily, plastic litter containing ... more

All news on plastics

Eppendorf increases 2021 revenue to €1.1 billion

Positive trends in all market regions and product groups

11-May-2022 During fiscal year 2021, the globally positioned Eppendorf Group saw its consolidated revenue climb to €1.1 billion (prior year: €967.2 million), amounting to an increase of 13.8% (prior year: 20.3%). Operating profit also rose significantly in 2021, reaching €272 million (prior year: €217. ... more

Eppendorf builds new site in Wismar for high-tech polymers used in laboratories

Production to start by the end of the year

25-Apr-2022 The globally active Eppendorf Group is building a new plant for high-quality laboratory consumables made of functional high-tech polymers. To this end, the Hamburg-based life science company is acquiring a former production site at the location of MV Werften Fertigmodule Property GmbH in Wi ... more

Sartorius records dynamic start to the new fiscal year

Global political and economic uncertainties substantially increased

22-Apr-2022 Sartorius recorded a dynamic start to fiscal 2022, with sales revenue and earnings posting strong double-digit growth rates in the first quarter compared with the prior-year period. Based on its performance in the first three months, Sartorius confirms its outlook for fiscal 2022. “Sartoriu ... more

Hahnemühle appoints new international leadership team

Three appointments complete important steps in Hahnemühle’s Go-to-Market strategy

01-Mar-2022 Hahnemühle is delighted to announce the appointments of Nancy Janes to the position of Hahnemühle UK & Ireland Managing Director and General Manager, Sven Heeren to the position of General Manager DACH & The Netherlands and Simon Waller to the position General Manager Hahnemühle USA. All ap ... more

analytica 2022—Your path to Laboratory 4.0

Special show brings the digital transformation in the lab to life

24-Feb-2022 Smart solutions for the digital transformation of the laboratory are the main topic of analytica, the leading trade fair for analysis, laboratory technology and biotechnology, which will open its doors from June 21 to 24, 2022 on the Messe München exhibition grounds. Electronic lab journals ... more

analytica 2022: Shaping the laboratory of the future together

Supporting program focuses on the practical transfer of knowledge

01-Feb-2022 From June 21-24, 2022, the international laboratory sector will once again meet in person at analytica, its biggest industry platform, in Munich. The world’s leading trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology will focus in particular on the ongoing digitalization of la ... more

Eppendorf AG completes conversion to European public limited company

Group headquarter remains in Hamburg, Germany

21-Oct-2021 The internationally active life science company Eppendorf, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, has completed its conversion to the European legal form Societas Europaea (SE) as of October 19, 2021. The company will operate as Eppendorf SE with immediate effect. "We are convinced that we have ... more

Automated chemical synthesis: reliable production and rapid knowledge gain

KIT Invests About Four Million Euros in Facility for Automated Synthesis

09-Aug-2021 One of the most modern infrastructures for automated process control in chemistry is being built by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) together with BASF: The facility will initially produce new substances in parallel for applications in fields ranging from biology to materials sci ... more

LAUDA expands headquarters with office space

Visible sign of growth

30-Jul-2021 With a symbolic laying of the foundation stone, LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG celebrated the official start of construction for an extension to an existing office building. When the office building with production hall was erected and completed in 2008, an extension had already been pla ... more

Sartorius continues on its fast growth trajectory

Significant double-digit increases in sales and earnings

22-Jul-2021 Sartorius has continued on its fast growth trajectory, closing the first half of 2021 with significant double-digit increases in both sales revenue and order intake. “In the first six months of the year, we have seen unabated high demand for innovative technologies used in the development a ... more

All news on laboratory equipment / laboratory supplies

Reusable UV sensor films

TU Dresden spin-off project PRUUVE launched

16-May-2022 With the EXIST research transfer PRUUVE (Phosphorescent Response Under UV Excitation) three physicists of the TU Dresden want to bring reusable UV sensor foils and labels to market maturity. With this idea, the team is currently also nominated for the Saxon Founders Award 2022 (futureSAX). ... more

Dresden-based industrial tech startup Packwise closes Series A funding round

Packwise drives expansion and expands market leadership

29-Apr-2022 With its Industrial-IoT solution, Dresden-based Packwise creates transparency in the supply chain of companies in the chemical, food as well as pharmaceutical industry. Founded in 2017, the startup has already received numerous awards and is currently working with 45 industrial customers. N ... more

Olympus Makes it EVIDENT

Scientific Solutions business splits from global medtech comp

13-Apr-2022 Olympus Corporation announced the completion of the separation of its Scientific Solutions business to a wholly-owned subsidiary, Evident Corporation. Following the divestiture of its Imaging business, this move further signifies the company’s long-term strategy to cement its position as a ... more

Highly sensitive quantum magnetometers on their way to industry

Quantum magnetometers for industrial use in nanoelectronics, chemical analysis and materials testing

13-Apr-2022 Fraunhofer IAF develops quantum magnetometers based on diamond. They are able to detect magnetic fields with a spatial resolution of a few nanometers down to single electron and nuclear spins. Due to the physical material properties, diamond quantum magnetometers operate at room temperature ... more

Dr. Ralf Hermann appointed new Managing Director at LAUDA

12-Apr-2022 LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG is reinforcing the management of the successful family-owned company as of April 01, 2022. The previous general manager and authorized signatory, Dr. Ralf Hermann will manage the world market leader in temperature control equipment and systems together with ... more

Inline-capable spectroscopic 100% inspection for industrial quality assurance and process control

Fraunhofer IAF presents QCL-based measurement system

12-Apr-2022 Ensuring quality without losing time: Companies from the pharmaceutical, chemical and food industry in particular depend on meeting the highest quality requirements while at the same time optimizing production processes. For such applications, Fraunhofer IAF has developed an integrable meas ... more

Microcavities as a sensor platform

New concept for a high-precision quantum sensor

08-Apr-2022 Sensors are a pillar of the Internet of Things, providing the data to control all sorts of objects. Here, precision is essential, and this is where quantum technologies could make a difference. Researchers in Innsbruck and Zurich are now demonstrating how nanoparticles in tiny optical reson ... more

Hydrogen detection using fiber optic sensors

Potential for a wide range of applications

07-Apr-2022 Hydrogen plays a pivotal role in Germany’s energy and climate policy. In comparison to other gaseous or liquid energy sources, special security requirements have to be considered for applications with hydrogen, because additionally to fire hazard under certain conditions an explosive air hy ... more

Mobile test stand for high-resolution Power-to-X kinetic analysis

Time and spatially resolved insight into the reactor

23-Mar-2022 The conversion of renewable power into chemical energy sources through so-called Power-to-X processes is taking on an increasingly important role in Germany’s energy transition. As long-term, easy-to-transport, high-capacity energy sources, PtX maximize the potential of renewable energy and ... more

Green hydrogen glows pink

Researchers develop a sensor to make hydrogen visible

14-Mar-2022 Researchers at the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy and the Chair of Thermal Process Technology at FAU have succeeded in making invisible hydrogen gas visible to the naked eye in order to prevent the risk of fires and explosions. The key to their research is what is known as suprapartic ... more

All news on mc

Reference-factory.H2 – electrolyzer and fuel cell production of the future

Hybrid production system accelerates transfer to industry

03-May-2022 Hydrogen is a key element in the energy transition. To ensure that hydrogen can become generally established as an energy source, it must be produced at market prices, in sufficient quantities and in a climate-neutral manner, and used with a high CO2 reduction rate. This requires affordable ... more

Clean production processes in the chemical industry

TU Delft and TNO prepare industry for scale-up phase of clean factory

13-Apr-2022 Oil and gas shortages are not only pushing up the prices of gas and petrol, but also plastics, medicines and cosmetics. To make our society less dependent on fossil fuels and combat climate change, the chemical industry needs to change radically. In recent years, TU Delft and TNO have laid ... more

Processing renewable raw materials instead of crude oil in refineries

BioMates runs validation-scale production

06-Apr-2022 In the EU-funded project BioMates, the overall production process is now established and running on a validation scale. After producing 1000 kilograms of bio-oil in a test facility for the first time last year, this was another important step for achieving the project’s goal to establish a ... more

Producing petroleum substitutes from waste products

New pilot plant

15-Mar-2022 The use of renewable raw materials is more urgent than ever. With its new pilot plant, the Technical University of Dresden is researching how innovative recyclable materials can be sustainably produced from residual products from the agriculture, and forestry industry or grasses. The TU Dre ... more

Why some bubbles move faster

Why do large gas bubbles in viscoelastic liquids rise so much faster than expected?

07-Mar-2022 An open question with great relevance for industrial production processes. Researchers at TU Graz and TU Darmstadt have now found an explanation. It is a puzzle long known among experts and very relevant in many industrial production processes: a jump discontinuity in the rise velocity of g ... more

When Fuel Sloshes Dangerously

Coffee sloshing over the rim of a cup: annoying, but bearable. Sloshing fuel in rockets or tankers: more dangerous

03-Mar-2022 Kerstin Avila from the University of Bremen conducts research on this topic and on turbulence - with success, as two outstanding publications now show. Sloshing coffee is known to many people as an annoying everyday problem that one can and must live with. In engineering, however, such dyna ... more

Artificial intelligence listens to the sound of healthy machines

Detecting defects at an early stage

02-Mar-2022 Sounds provide important information about how well a machine is running. ETH researchers have now developed a new machine learning method that automatically detects whether a machine is "healthy" or requires maintenance. Whether railway wheels or generators in a power plant, whether pumps ... more

Change of date: POWTECH to be held from 27 to 29 September 2022

Parallel with FACHPACK

31-Jan-2022 The pandemic continues to disrupt the international events calendar for mechanical process engineering and analytics in 2022. Following in-depth consultation with the honorary sponsors, the Exhibition Advisory Board and many registered exhibitors, NürnbergMesse as organizer has now decided ... more

Start-up works to transform the hydrogen economy

Ionomr Completes Series A Funding Agreement of US$15 million

26-Jan-2022 Ionomr Innovations Inc. has closed a $15 million US Series A funding round with lead investors Shell Ventures and Finindus, joined by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV), NGIF Cleantech Ventures and Pallasite Ventures. "This strategic investment demonstrates the industry's confidence in Ionom ... more

Neutrons detect clogs in pipelines

New neutron-based method helps keep underwater pipelines open

25-Jan-2022 Industry and private consumers alike depend on oil and gas pipelines that stretch thousands of kilometers underwater. It is not uncommon for these pipelines to become clogged with deposits. Until now, there have been few means of identifying the formation of plugs in-situ and non-destructiv ... more

All news on chemical engineering
News by department
  • Price Development

    ICIS global Petrochemical Index (IPEX) plunges to November 2003 level

    11-May-2020 The ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX) plunged in April as the impact of the falling oil price and coronavirus-driven demand destruction slammed the sector. The global index stands at a level last seen in November 2003 and is just below that in January 2009. Each of the regional components of ... more

    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

  • Market

    The EU Green Deal is a game changer for the process industry, but only very few companies know the rules of the game.

    BearingPoint - Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas Industry Sentiment Barometer on the EU Green Deal

    06-Aug-2021 Many companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, oil and gas industries see more opportunities than risks for their own future competitiveness in the European Union's Green Deal. However, only one third of the companies are even aware of the exact objectives of the Green Deal and quite a few ... more

    Companies in the plastics industry are cautiously optimistic about the future

    The exploding prices of raw materials and the shortage of materials due to the chaos in logistics are of great concern.

    03-Aug-2021 The plastics industry has recovered from the consequences of the pandemic faster than originally hoped. Companies expect this positive trend to continue. But the mood in the industry is clouded, because: Exploding raw material prices, dramatic material shortages as well as supply bottleneck ... more

    When will graphene-based applications be available on the mass market?

    27-Jan-2021 What happened to the promised applications of graphene and related materials? Thanks to initiatives like the European Union’s Graphene Flagship and heavy investments by leading industries, graphene manufacturing is mature enough to produce prototypes and some real-life niche applications. N ... more

  • Research

    Natural gas replacement for the chemical industry

    The spin-off “Cyclize” of the University of Stuttgart has developed a new method

    17-May-2022 Nearly all everyday items are produced from natural gas and crude oil. In light of the global climate change and energy independence, natural gas consumption must urgently be reduced. The spin-off “Cyclize” of the University of Stuttgart has developed a new procedure with which natural gas ... more

    Converting excess atmospheric CO₂ into energy-rich chemicals

    Lights, catalyst, reaction! Converting CO₂ to formic acid using an alumina-supported, iron-based compound

    17-May-2022 Photoreduction of CO2 into transportable fuel like formic acid (HCOOH) is a great way of dealing with CO2’s rising levels in the atmosphere. To aid in this mission, a research team from Tokyo Tech chose an easily available iron-based mineral and loaded it onto an alumina support to develop ... more

    Paper or plastic?

    Rigid waterproof coating for paper aims to reduce our dependence on plastic

    17-May-2022 For our sake and the environment, there is a considerable amount of research into the reduction of plastic for many and various applications. For the first time, researchers have found a way to imbue relatively sustainable paper materials with some of the useful properties of plastic. This ... more

  • Technology

    How glass learns to illuminate itself and create heat

    Among other things, this can be used to produce electrically conductive and self-heating glass microreactors for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries

    31-Mar-2022 Glass objects which glow in the dark, glass containers that heat up and cool down, or glass control knobs and switches that eliminate viruses and bacteria by themselves – all this seems to completely contradict our everyday experience of what glass can do. And yet, it is now within reach. T ... more

    World's first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing adopted by OECD

    Success for long-standing collaboration between BASF and Givaudan to develop and validate alternative methods

    30-Jun-2021 The world’s first toxicology testing strategy without animal testing has been approved by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). The testing strategy consists of three so-called alternative methods. They can be used to predict whether a substance causes allergic ... more

    Evonik and InnovationLab bring new battery technology to the market

    Printed solid-state batteries impress with their long cycle life

    23-Mar-2021 Evonik presents at the virtual exhibition LOPEC a new material technology for printable batteries. Together with the company InnovationLab, the specialty chemicals group proves the integration of TAeTTOOz® technology in printed electronics to open up new applications. TAeTTOOz® was develop ... more

  • Business

    ACE Green Recycling To Roll Out Four New Lithium-ion Battery Recycling Facilities Worldwide

    17-May-2022 US-based recycling technology company, ACE Green Recycling (ACE) announces its plans to build and operate four new lithium-ion battery recycling facilities with a planned total annual capacity of over 30,000 tons. The four locations will tap into previously underserved recycling markets and ... more

    Reusable UV sensor films

    TU Dresden spin-off project PRUUVE launched

    16-May-2022 With the EXIST research transfer PRUUVE (Phosphorescent Response Under UV Excitation) three physicists of the TU Dresden want to bring reusable UV sensor foils and labels to market maturity. With this idea, the team is currently also nominated for the Saxon Founders Award 2022 (futureSAX). ... more

    Start-up to build North America's largest green battery recycling park in Texas

    Proprietary emissions-free battery recycling technology to be deployed to recycle both lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries

    13-May-2022 Recycling technology start-up, ACE Green Recycling (ACE) is announcing its plans to build and operate North America's largest emissions-free and sustainable battery recycling park in Texas, USA. The 400,000 square foot facility will be able to recycle both lead-acid and lithium-ion batterie ... more

  • People

    Belgian Chemist Receives 2022 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science

    The groundbreaking aspect of her work centers on making circular dichroism ion spectroscopy feasible for large biomolecule ions

    21-Apr-2022 Merck, a leading science and technology company, today presented Dr. Valérie Gabelica (44), Inserm, and Director of IECB, Pessac, France, with the 2022 Heinrich Emanuel Merck Award for Analytical Science. The award ceremony took place during the analytical conference EuroFAST2022, Nijmegen, ... more

    Dr. Ralf Hermann appointed new Managing Director at LAUDA

    12-Apr-2022 LAUDA DR. R. WOBSER GMBH & CO. KG is reinforcing the management of the successful family-owned company as of April 01, 2022. The previous general manager and authorized signatory, Dr. Ralf Hermann will manage the world market leader in temperature control equipment and systems together with ... more

    Hahnemühle appoints new international leadership team

    Three appointments complete important steps in Hahnemühle’s Go-to-Market strategy

    01-Mar-2022 Hahnemühle is delighted to announce the appointments of Nancy Janes to the position of Hahnemühle UK & Ireland Managing Director and General Manager, Sven Heeren to the position of General Manager DACH & The Netherlands and Simon Waller to the position General Manager Hahnemühle USA. All ap ... more

  • Manufacturing

    BASF ramps up methane sulfonic acid output

    New methane sulfonic acid plant started up at the Ludwigshafen Verbund site

    06-May-2022 Global demand for methane sulfonic acid (MSA) has increased steadily over the past years. This trend is fueled by a growing interest in environmentally optimized products and formulations. In response to growing customer demand, BASF has invested a higher double-digit million euro amount to ... more

    Reference-factory.H2 – electrolyzer and fuel cell production of the future

    Hybrid production system accelerates transfer to industry

    03-May-2022 Hydrogen is a key element in the energy transition. To ensure that hydrogen can become generally established as an energy source, it must be produced at market prices, in sufficient quantities and in a climate-neutral manner, and used with a high CO2 reduction rate. This requires affordable ... more

    Clean production processes in the chemical industry

    TU Delft and TNO prepare industry for scale-up phase of clean factory

    13-Apr-2022 Oil and gas shortages are not only pushing up the prices of gas and petrol, but also plastics, medicines and cosmetics. To make our society less dependent on fossil fuels and combat climate change, the chemical industry needs to change radically. In recent years, TU Delft and TNO have laid ... more

  • Products

    Covestro and Genomatica produce important chemical raw material using biotechnology

    Breakthrough for HMDA, widely-used ingredient, paves the way for more sustainable coatings, apparel, adhesives and plastics

    21-Jan-2022 Material manufacturer Covestro and biotechnology pioneer Genomatica announced an important industry milestone to advance sustainability resulting from their partnership. The two companies have teamed to be the first to successfully produce significant volumes of a plant-based version of the ... more

    Clariant developing next-gen ammonia cracking catalysts to support the global hydrogen revolution

    Hydrogen to be converted to ammonia to facilitate transportation then reconverted at the point of use

    08-Dec-2021 Clariant Catalysts’ role in the so-called “green hydrogen revolution” continues to grow. The company is now participating in Germany’s prestigious TransHyDE project AmmoRef, which is tasked to develop process technologies and catalysts for ammonia cracking to facilitate future hydrogen tran ... more

    Showa Denko Develops Neural Network Models to Predict Mechanical Properties of Aluminum Alloys Accurately

    AI and Computational Science Realizes Efficient Optimization of Design Conditions of Aluminum Alloys at High Temperatures

    07-Dec-2021 Showa Denko K.K. has developed neural network models to predict mechanical properties of 2000-series aluminum alloys from their design conditions with high accuracy in collaboration with National Institute for Material Science (NIMS) and The University of Tokyo (UTokyo). The developed model ... more

  • Finances

    Merck Delivers Strong First Quarter

    High margins in all three businesses despite challenging economic headwinds and increasing global uncertainty

    12-May-2022 Merck achieved strong results in the first quarter of 2022. Net sales increased by 12.2% to € 5,198 million compared with the year-earlier quarter. All three business sectors contributed to this growth. The key drivers were the company’s Big 3 businesses – the Process Solutions business of ... more

    Brenntag achieved strong results in the first quarter 2022 in an exceptionally challenging market environment

    Outlook confirmed despite the overall challenging conditions

    12-May-2022 Brenntag reports strong results in the first quarter 2022 in an exceptionally challenging market environment. The severe geopolitical uncertainties, particularly caused by the war in Ukraine, which Brenntag strongly condemns, add to the ongoing pressure on global supply chains. Both divisio ... more

    Eppendorf increases 2021 revenue to €1.1 billion

    Positive trends in all market regions and product groups

    11-May-2022 During fiscal year 2021, the globally positioned Eppendorf Group saw its consolidated revenue climb to €1.1 billion (prior year: €967.2 million), amounting to an increase of 13.8% (prior year: 20.3%). Operating profit also rose significantly in 2021, reaching €272 million (prior year: €217. ... more

  • Career

    AkzoNobel recognized as a European Top Employer

    24-Jan-2022 AkzoNobel has been rated as a European Top Employer by the Top Employers Institute following the latest benchmark review. The company has been recognized in a total of eight countries, with five repeat certifications (Brazil, China, the Netherlands, the UK and the US) and three new titles ( ... more

    High-Tech Business KNAUER Awarded for its Family Friendliness

    03-Nov-2021 The Berlin-based company makes sure its employees are well looked after, providing support for employees and their families, especially throughout the difficult times of the pandemic. KNAUER was officially recognized as the family friendliest company in Berlin that has more than 100 employe ... more

    Brenntag will implement global transformation program

    Reduction of about 1,300 jobs globally intended over the next two years

    28-Oct-2020 The Management Board and the Supervisory Board of Brenntag AG decided about the scope of Project Brenntag, the company’s comprehensive transformation program, that is expected to deliver a sustainable annual contribution of additional operating EBITDA of 220 million EUR in total, which will ... more

  • Cooperation

    Chemours Announces Participation in Versogen’s Development of Clean Hydrogen Technology

    Continues Chemours’ focus on advancing sustainable innovation in hydrogen production via water electrolysis

    16-May-2022 The Chemours Company announced its participation in a fundraising for Wilmington, Delaware-based Versogen Inc., a start-up in developing anion exchange membrane (AEM) technology for use in hydrogen production. Founded by University of Delaware professor Yushan Yan, Versogen’s AEM technology ... more

    Bruker and TOFWERK Form Strategic Partnership

    On-line chemical ionization techniques for high sensitivity and in situ small molecule detection for stationary and mobile analysis

    11-May-2022 Bruker Corporation and TOFWERK AG announced a strategic partnership for high-speed, ultra-sensitive applied and industrial analytical solutions, in conjunction with a Bruker minority investment in TOFWERK.  The partnership provides a basis for technology collaborations to advance instrument ... more

    SQM and LG Energy Solution sign an agreement to promote added value and technology in lithium

    11-May-2022 A new step in the field of innovation and technology was taken by SQM and LG Energy Solution (LGES), leading companies in the production of lithium and batteries respectively, after signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to strengthen their business relations, since through which they ... more

  • Laws

    Towards sustainable outdoor shooting and fishing

    ECHA proposes restrictions on lead use

    08-Feb-2021 At the request of the European Commission, ECHA has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by the use of lead projectiles for hunting and outdoor sports shooting as well as lead used in fishing sinkers and lures.The Agency concluded that an EU-wide restriction would be justified. ... more

    Roadmap to address substances of very high concern complete

    Systematic screening of registered substances has been key in identifying new chemicals of concern

    05-Feb-2021 ECHA has today published a brochure summarising the achievements of the SVHC 2020 Roadmap, following its completion. The goal of the SVHC Roadmap was to identify all relevant, currently known substances of very high concern (SVHCs) and include them on the Candidate List by 2020. SVHCs are c ... more

    22 hazardous chemicals added to EU regulation on imports and exports

    27-Jul-2020 Exporters of the substances now have to notify their designated national authority before exporting them. In most cases, consent from the importing country is also needed. In addition, exports from the EU of a series of mercury-containing articles, such as fluorescent lamps, have also been ... more

  • Politics

    Dumping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere: the past decade beats many records

    Highs for all climate killers and all sectors

    11-Nov-2021 The pledge to cut methane, by almost 100 countries at the start of the world climate conference in Glasgow, indicates that in the fight against global heating, greenhouse gases other than carbon dioxide are now coming into focus. But what is the weight of the individual climate killers, how ... more

    What the Biden-Harris administration means for chemistry

    The new administration has inherited a global pandemic and worsening climate change, among other science-related issues

    10-Feb-2021 The inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris marks a new era for science policy in the U.S. and beyond. The new administration has inherited a global pandemic and worsening climate change, among other science-related issues. A cover story in Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly ... more

    Towards sustainable outdoor shooting and fishing

    ECHA proposes restrictions on lead use

    08-Feb-2021 At the request of the European Commission, ECHA has assessed the health and environmental risks posed by the use of lead projectiles for hunting and outdoor sports shooting as well as lead used in fishing sinkers and lures.The Agency concluded that an EU-wide restriction would be justified. ... more

News according to country
News archive
Newsletters

chemeurope.com Newsletter

The chemeurope.com newsletter keeps you informed about the current events in the fields of chemistry, analytics, laboratory and process technology with news, products, company profiles and technical information.
Current edition

Your browser is not current. Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 does not support some functions on Chemie.DE