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Phosphorescent material inspired by ‘glow in the dark’ wood

Researchers have developed a new phosphorescent material from lignin


Scientists have harnessed the natural ability of wood to faintly glow to develop a new sustainable phosphorescent material that could potentially be used in a wide number of applications, from medical imaging and optical sensing to ‘glow in the dark’ dyes and paints. An international team of ...


Arkema expands its presence in emulsions in China


Arkema has announced the construction of a latex plant in China to produce a range of emulsion polymers for use primarily in the coatings and adhesives markets. Arkema will invest $30 million in the new plant located on its Changshu platform. Start-up is expected in late 2012. “Building an ...


Dow Coating Materials Announces Price Increases for Acrylic, Styrene and Vinyl Polymers in Europe


Dow Coating Materials will implement a price increase in Europe, including central and eastern Europe and Russia, for all products sold to the architectural and industrial coatings markets. The increase, effective February 1, 2010, or as contracts allow, will affect all acrylic and ...


Arkema invests in Specialty Acrylic Polymer production in China through its subsidiary Coatex


In order to sustain the growth of the specialty acrylic polymer market in Asia, Arkema announces the construction of a production plant at its Changshu site (China). "This investment of some €15M will provide Coatex, which already has an industrial presence in the United States and in Europe, ...


Arkema announces the acquisition by its subsidiary Coatex of LyondellBasell's Ethacryl business


Arkema has announced the acquisition by its subsidiary Coatex of LyondellBasell's Ethacryl business. With annual sales of the order of EUR 4 M, this activity will enable Coatex to strenghen its know-how in the concrete and plaster additives markets, and speed up its global growth. "The Ethacryl ...


Rohm and Haas Increases Price for Packaging Adhesives in Asia Pacific


Rohm and Haas Adhesives and Sealants business will implement an 8-10% price increase for all polyester, polyurethane and acrylic polymer products sold to the packaging and converting industries in Asia Pacific. The increase will apply to all prices and will take effect from August 1, 2006, or as ...


Rohm and Haas receives the "Prix Pierre Potier" Innovation in the Environment Award for a New Acrylic Polymer Platform


In the presence of Yves Chauvin, Nobel prize-winner in Chemistry 2005, and the Minister Delegate for Industry, François Loos, Rohm and Haas was honoured for it's innovative technology in Avanse(TM), a new acrylic polymer platform. During an industry ceremony in Paris, the prestigious "Prix Pierre ...


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Soft microlenses as biosensors: change in focal distance signals presence of analyte molecules


In the future, microscale gel lenses could play a role as biosensors for analysis and diagnostics. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed microlenses that react by changing their focal distance when a target substance is present. Gels consist of a three-dimensional ...


Rohm and Haas Receives $2 Million National Institute of Standards Award to Develop New Family of Acrylic Polymers


Rohm and Haas Company has received a $2 million Advanced Technology Program award from the National Institute of Standards (NIST) for the development of new technologies that can be used to create a unique family of high performance acrylic polymers and copolymers. Rohm and Haas will embark on a ...


UCAR Emulsion Systems Announces Price Increases For Emulsion Products and Rheology Modifiers


UCAR Emulsion Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is increasing the off-list prices on its emulsion products and rheology modifiers. Effective April 1, 2003, for all customers, Dow will increase the price of acrylic, styrene acrylic, styrene butadiene and NeoCAR(TM) Acrylic ...


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