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Sending messages using household chemicals

18-Nov-2016

Nearing the completion of his master’s degree in computer engineering and computer science at York University in Ontario, Canada, Nariman Farsad was considering pursuing further study elsewhere. But his supervisor, Andrew Eckford, convinced him to stay by suggesting an odd line of research. The ...

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A battery made of wood?

24-Jun-2013

A sliver of wood coated with tin could make a tiny, long-lasting, efficient and environmentally friendly battery. But don’t try it at home yet – the components in the battery tested by scientists at the University of Maryland are a thousand times thinner than a piece of paper. Using sodium ...

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European Commission approves BASF’s acquisition of Cognis

02-Dec-2010

The European Commission approved the acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH by BASF SE. The approval is subject to the divestiture of businesses that accounted for sales of significantly less than €100 million, which is less than 3% of Cognis’ total sales. In addition, the Chinese authorities ...

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Up to EUR 20 million for catalysis research

Süd-Chemie AG and Technische Universitaet Muenchen reach agreement on strategic alliance

01-Dec-2010

Süd-Chemie AG and Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) have formed a strategic alliance for catalysis research. In addition to basic research in the field of catalysis, a major aspect of this co-operation will be the development of innovative catalysts as a key technology to safeguard the ...

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Univar’s acquisition of Quaron Group Benelux is ready for Closing

23-Nov-2010

Univar announced that its acquisition of the Quaron business in Belgium and the Netherlands, approved by the European Commission on July 16, 2010, will not require any further regulatory approvals. The transaction is expected to close as scheduled in the first week of January 2011. Quaron, a ...

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Arkema invests €30 million to develop and strengthen the competitiveness of the Carling site

10-Nov-2010

In line with the development plan of the Carling site around the acrylics activity launched in June 2009, as well as the commitments made at the time, Arkema now announces the construction of a new production line for DMAEA, an acrylic acid derivative, base product for flocculants used in ...

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Borealis delivers solid third quarter results

Borouge 3 expansion project in Abu Dhabi on track

09-Nov-2010

Borealis announced a net profit of EUR 54 million for the third quarter of 2010. The result exceeds the performance in the third quarter of 2009 by 15%, although profitability reduced from the second quarter of 2010 largely due to the impact of start-up and turnaround activities. The net debt ...

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BP Awarded Seven Exploration Licences in UK North Sea

08-Nov-2010

BP confirmed that it has been awarded licence interests in seven offshore exploration blocks in the UK’s 26th Seaward Licencing Round. The awards – five blocks operated by BP and two blocks operated by a partner – together represent the largest licence award BP has received in the UK for more ...

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KSB Group: Growth in order intake with sales revenue stable

05-Nov-2010

Despite continuing economic risks, the global economy showed a clear upward trend in the third quarter of 2010. Companies outside Europe in particular started making investments on a larger scale again which they had put off during the economic crisis. The mechanical engineering sector in Europe, ...

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Pivoting hooks of graphene's chemical cousin could revolutionize work of electron microscopes

03-Nov-2010

The single layer material Graphene was the subject of a Nobel prize this year but research led by a team of researchers at the University of Warwick has found molecular hooks on the surface of its close chemical cousin, Graphene Oxide, that will potentially provide massive benefits to researchers ...

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