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Self-sustaining loop of chemical reactions could revolutionize drug production


Experts from the University of Nottingham have created a self-sustaining circuit of reactions which is a greener and more efficient method of chemical production. Drs Francesca Paradisi and Martina Contente of the University of Nottingham produce chemicals more efficiently through a looped set of ...


Method aims to predict allergenic potency of chemicals


Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have developed a method which determines not only whether a chemical or substance is allergenic, but also how strong its potential for causing hypersensitivity is. This will aid in the establishment of so-called threshold values - or how much of a ...


Exeter expert leads research to pioneer new type of gel for food and home care


Exeter engineering expert leads collaborative research to pioneer new type of gel for food and home care industries A materials scientist from the University of Exeter has been awarded a substantial research grant to pioneer a new type of gel that can be used in the food and home care ...


DKSH acquires specialty chemicals distributor Staerkle & Nagler


DKSH, the Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has acquired the Swiss specialty chemicals distributor Staerkle & Nagler, thereby complementing its market leadership in Asia by strengthening the European operations of its Business UnitPerformance Materials. With this move, DKSH ...


More, better biodiesel


Yields of biodiesel from oilseed crops such as safflower could be increased by up to 24 percent using a new process developed by chemists at UC Davis. The method converts both plant oils and carbohydrates into biodiesel in a single process, and should also improve the performance characteristics ...


European REACH legislation for chemicals may require more animals and funds than estimated


The European Union's REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical) legislation is intended as a comprehensive safety evaluation for commercial chemicals used in consumer products that are traded in Europe at amounts more than one ton per year. However, implementation ...


Specialty Chemicals and the Global Economic Crisis


Several specialty chemical industry end-use market segments such as agriculture, water treatment, nutrition, household and personal care have showed more resilience to the current economic crisis, while consumption in key manufacturing industries such as automotive, electronics and textiles has ...


Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches Program to Meet Melamine Detection Challenges


Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. announced it has launched a program focused on assisting government and commercial food testing laboratories in the development and implementation of methods for the analysis of melamine in food products imported from China. This new program comes in response to the ...


New recipe for self-healing plastic includes dash of food additive


Adding a food additive to damaged polymers can help restore them to full strength, say scientists at the University of Illinois who cooked up the novel, self-healing system. The repair process, in which solvent-filled microcapsules embedded in an epoxy matrix rupture when a crack forms, is a ...


Kemira invests into production of feed and food additives in China


Kemira increases its production capacity of calcium propionate used for feed and food industries by establishing a production site in China. The site's production capacity will be 15.000 mt, and it will be ready by year end 2008 at Kemira's site in Yixing, East China. The investment includes also ...


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