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Destroying stable foams on demand


An international team of scientists has developed the first example of a stable, environmentally friendly foam that can be broken down on demand by any one of three external stimuli. Foams are commonly applied in the clean-up of chemical spills, where they are sprayed over large areas to prevent ...


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Non-toxic flame retardants


Synthetic materials made from organic polymers usually burn very well due to their high carbon content; when turned into foams, they ignite even more easily -- and, depending on their chemical compositions, they produce toxic gases such as hydrogen cyanide or carbon monoxide. For this reason, ...


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Award-winning foam research

Henkel Laundry & Home Care honors outstanding research work


Whether for the protection of delicates in the wash or improving the adhesion of cleaning agents on smooth surfaces, for many laundry and home care products, the right foaming behavior is key to achieving good results. Now, Dr. Wiebke Drenckhan has been awarded the Henkel Laundry & Home Care ...


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Bayer opens innovation hub for Asia Pacific


Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated a regional innovation hub for Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China. More than 200 experts will develop novel ideas for the use of high-performance plastics, foams and coatings in key sectors such as mobility, construction, IT and renewable energy. They will work ...


BASF raises prices for Lupragen


Effective immediately or as existing contracts allow, BASF is raising prices for Lupragen ® N 100 in Europe by € 0,10 per kilogram with immediate effect or the equivalent amount in local currency. Lupragen N 100 (chemical name N,N-Dimethylcyclohexylamine, CAS-No. 998-94-2) proves especially as a ...


Vinyl acetate monomer market benefits from shale gas boom


Emerging economies, solar power investments and the shale gas boom are all working together to fuel the Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) market, states a new report by GBI Research. The new report* looks at VAM, a raw material used in the production of synthetic rubbers and polymer resins, and its ...


Ashland announces strategic alliance with Acell S.r.l,


Ashland Performance Materials, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Acell S.r.l, based in Milan, Italy, to foster North American market development for Acell’s SMC-based sandwich panel processing technology.The Acell foam and processing ...


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