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Nouryon expands global alkoxylation network with addition of plant in Singapore

07-Dec-2022

Nouryon announced that it has expanded its alkoxylation footprint in Southeast Asia through an asset purchase on Jurong Island, Singapore. The acquired plant will enhance Nouryon’s ability to serve growing regional customer demand in key end-markets including Agriculture and Food, Home and ...

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Scientists convert waste paper into battery parts for smartphones and electric vehicles

"Our method converts a common and ubiquitous material – paper – into another that is extremely durable and in high demand"

24-Nov-2022

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a technique to convert waste paper, from single-use packaging and bags, and cardboard boxes, into a crucial component of lithium-ion batteries. Through a process called carbonisation which converts paper ...

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Researchers invent self-charging, ultra-thin device that generates electricity from air moisture

This rechargeable fabric-like ‘battery’ provides higher electrical output than a conventional AA battery

19-Aug-2022

Imagine being able to generate electricity by harnessing moisture in the air around you with just everyday items like sea salt and a piece of fabric, or even powering everyday electronics with a non-toxic battery that is as thin as paper. A team of researchers from the National University of ...

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Eppendorf opens new site in Singapore

Targeted strengthening of customer focus with high-tech laboratory for pipette calibration and extensive range of high-quality laboratory services

08-Aug-2022

The globally active Eppendorf Group continues its growth track in Asia in a targeted manner and has opened a new site in Singapore. The new subsidiary is located in the heart of Singapore’s modern Biopolis science center and offers attractive office workplaces for sales and service activities, a ...

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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 ...

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Breakthrough application of moisture-trapping film to reduce heat stress in personal protective suits

New composite film brings down the heat index or ‘felt air temperature’ by about 40%

29-Mar-2022

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has developed a novel super-hygroscopic material that enhances sweat evaporation within a personal protective suit, to create a cooling effect for better thermal comfort for users such as healthcare workers and other frontline ...

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Biesterfeld acquires GME Chemicals and expands its presence in Asia

Full acquisition in 2026

26-Oct-2021

The Biesterfeld Group, Hamburg, has established a joint venture by acquiring a majority stake in Singapore-based GME Chemicals. The closing was now completed. A complete takeover of the remaining shares will take place in five years, according to the contract. By acquiring a stake in GME ...

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Cheaper Hydrogen Production

Efficient water and urea electrolysis with bimetallic yolk-shell nanoparticles

14-Sep-2021

Electrolytic hydrogen production powered by renewable energy is seen as an environmentally friendly means to ameliorate global climate and energy problems. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a research team has now introduced a novel and inexpensive material for electrodes that may provide for ...

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NTU Singapore scientists create ultra high performance flexible ultraviolet sensors for use in wearables

03-Aug-2021

To enable the development of wearable devices that possess advanced ultraviolet (UV) detection functions, scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have created a new type of light sensor that is both flexible and highly sensitive. While invisible to the human ...

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Scientists converts tamarind shells into an energy source for vehicles

19-Jul-2021

Shells of tamarind, a tropical fruit consumed worldwide, are discarded during food production. As they are bulky, tamarind shells take up a considerable amount of space in landfills where they are disposed as agricultural waste. However, a team of international scientists led by Nanyang ...

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