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Air Liquide: Two new hydrogen filling stations in Korea


Air Liquide has just been chosen to supply two new hydrogen filling stations in Korea, designed and developed by the Group's Advanced Technologies teams. The first station, which will supply hydrogen at a pressure of 350 bars, will be delivered in the first quarter of 2010 for the government ...


Solvay inaugurates production unit in Korea for a new additive for Lithium ion batteries

Solvay inaugurates production unit in Korea for a new additive for Lithium ion batteries


Solvay announced that its Korean subsidiary Solvay Fluor Korea has inaugurated its new Monofluoroethylene Carbonate (F1EC) production plant at its industrial site in Onsan, South Korea. F1EC is an electrolyte additive for Lithium-ion batteries, which improves safety, calendar life, and capacity ...


Songwon appoints new Sales Director for the Middle East and Africa


Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. announces that Peter Fleming has been appointed Sales Director, Middle East and Africa. As Songwon continues to meet its strategic agenda to develop geographical coverage and service levels to anticipate customers’ quality and logistic requirements, a new headquarters ...


Bioengineers Succeed in Producing Plastic Without the use of Fossil Fuels


A team of pioneering South Korean scientists have succeeded in producing the polymers used for everyday plastics through bioengineering, rather than through the use of fossil fuel based chemicals. This groundbreaking research, which may now allow for the production of environmentally conscious ...


BASF enters global cooperation with Kia Motors in automotive refinish field


BASF Coatings and Kia Motors have reached an agreement to cooperate in automotive refinish solutions at Kia Motors after-sales network in locations around the world. The agreement recognizes BASF Automotive Refinish as an official automotive refinish paint supplier for Kia Motor’s after-sales ...


Pioneering research succeeds in producing industrially vital chemical through engineered bacteria

Metabolic engineering could herald the end of fossil fuels in industrial chemical production


A team of South Korean scientists have succeeded in engineering the bacterium E. coli to produce the industrial chemical putrescine. The research, published in the journal Biotechnology and Bioengineering, provides a renewable alternative to the production of this important chemical which is ...


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Going off on a tangent


Ji-Woong Park, Jae-Suk Lee and colleagues from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, investigated the structures formed when amphiphilic rod-coil block copolymers were dissolved in a solvent specific for the rod block of the copolymer. Park and colleagues have discovered that placing ...


BASF sells styrene monomer site in Korea


BASF has announced that it will sell its styrene monomer site in Ulsan, Korea, to SK Energy, a South Korean refining company. The contract comprises the plant with a capacity of 320,000 metric tons of styrene monomer per year and the 50,000 square meter site, which is situated within SK’s ...


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Songwon announces the start up of its new isobutylene facility


Songwon Industrial Co. Ltd. announce that its new $20 Million isobutylene (IBL) production facility, located at the Maeam site in South Korea, has been successfully commissioned and is now fully in production. Jongho Park, Chairman and CEO of Songwon Industrial Co., Ltd. commented; “It ...


Progress toward artificial tissue?

Soft and tough like biological tissue: DNA-wrapped carbon nanotubes


For modern implants and the growth of artificial tissue and organs, it is important to generate materials with characteristics that closely emulate nature. However, the tissue in our bodies has a combination of traits that are very hard to recreate in synthetic materials: It is both soft and very ...


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