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Worlwide lead-free certification for electronics launched by IECQ


With legislation in the US on hazardous substances, including lead, in electronics already in place, and similar laws set to take effect in China and Europe shortly, how can electrical and electronic manufacturers be sure that their products meet the new limits being set? A new specification ...


Environmentally safer catalyst proves more active in hydrogen production


Ohio State University engineers have developed a chemical catalyst that increases hydrogen production without using a toxic metal common to other catalysts. Though the new catalyst is still in the early stages of testing, it could represent an important step toward using the nation's coal supply ...


Basell acquires INEOS Silicas high pore-volume chromium catalyst business


INEOS Silicas Limited and Basell Polyolefine GmbH announced today that they have signed an agreement for the sale of INEOS Silicas's high pore-volume chromium catalyst business to Basell. Effective immediately, Basell is the manufacturer and supplier of a family of chromium catalysts developed ...


Thermo Electron EstablishesNew Center of Excellence for Elemental Speciation Analysis at Pau University in France


Thermo Electron Corporation has concluded a collaboration agreement with the Biogeochemistry, Ultra Trace and Isotopic Analysis group at the University of Pau in France in order to create a Center of Excellence for speciated analysis techniques. This collaboration will establish, promote, ...


Does the activity of chromium in "slimming agents" stem from the formation of cancer-causing substances?


It is a widespread but disputed doctrine that the trivalent form of chromium is an essential trace element playing an important role in glucose and fat metabolism. What is certain is that chromium in its penta- and hexavalent forms is toxic, carcinogenic, and causes genetic mutations. Are the ...


Fast Cadmium Analysis in Plastics and Polymers With SPECTRO XEPOS


As a reaction to the EU directives for end-of-life vehicles and also for waste electrical and electronic equipment, which are to be made into federal law in the EU member states within 18 months after their publication (expected in first quarter of 2003), SPECTRO has developed a solution for ...


Elementis to acquire chromium business of US chemicals producer OxyChem


Elementis, the international specialty chemicals company, has agreed to acquire the chromium chemical business of US based Occidental Chemical Corporation ("OxyChem") for an initial cash consideration of $40 million and up to $6 million in deferred consideration contingent on future performance. ...


New Avant C chromium catalysts expand Basell's offerings


Milan, Italy, September 2, 2002 - Basell has launched a new range of chromium catalysts for the production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) through a wide range of HDPE processes. "These catalysts, marketed under the trade name Avant C, are immediately available and can be utilised in gas ...


Nutrition 21 and Rutherford Chemicals Announce Long Term Supply Agreement


PURCHASE, N.Y. July 31, 2002 - Nutrition 21, Inc, a leading developer and marketer of nutrition products formulated with chromium and other trace minerals, is pleased to announce that it has entered into a three-year exclusive supply agreement for the manufacture of its Chromax(R) chromium ...


W. C. Heraeus and Eastlink Agree on Chrome Target Partnership


The Thin Film Materials Division at W. C. Heraeus, a company in the globally active precious metals and technology group Heraeus Holding GmbH, and the Swedish company Eastlink AB, a member of Eastlink Lanker group, will be joining forces in the sale of chrome targets. A comprehensive partnership ...


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