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Putting electronic cigarettes to the test


Electronic cigarettes are experiencing somewhat of a boom at the moment. An estimated two million people in Germany have already turned to the vapor cigarette, which many view as a healthy alternative to conventional smoking. However, a number of voices, primarily from the political sphere, are ...


BASF increases ammonium carbonate capacity


BASF is increasing the production capacity of its ammonium bicarbonate and ammonium carbonate plant at Ludwigshafen by 30% in a move designed to cope with rising demand for high-purity food additives on the world market. The upgrade is scheduled to be complete by early 2013. "With our technical ...


Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. Announces Planned Closure Site in Leuna


Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has announced that it has commenced consultations with the Works Council to cease production of formaldehyde and formaldehyde-based resins at its Leuna site operated by Momentive Specialty Chemicals Forest Products GmbH. This action will better align European ...


Cooking spoons and crockery made of melamine resin are not suited for microwaves and cooking

At high temperatures melamine and formaldehyde are released


Plates, dishes and other kitchen utensils made of melamine resin can release melamine and formaldehyde when heated. At temperatures as they are reached during cooking, harmful amounts of the substances can migrate to foods. Studies by the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the ...


Cooperation agreement signed between Casco Adhesives AB and Perten Instruments AB


Casco Adhesives and Perten Instruments have agreed to offer state-of-the-art NIR technology for the wood and wood products industry. The system will be used to optimise the use of the adhesives supplied by Casco Adhesives and in particular to control the emissions of formaldehyde in ...


Eurofins Adds Chemical Safety Testing for Leather in China according to EU and US regulations


Eurofins Scientific announced the addition of leather testing to its range of services offered from its state-of-the-art laboratory in Shenzhen, China. The way that leather is produced and the wide range of products that incorporate leather means that compliance with a range of regulations in ...


Improved adhesive for products like transparent tape could benefit biofuels economy


An adhesive used in products like laminate countertops may also help cement a place for economically viable biofuels, according to a Kansas State University researcher. Susan Sun directs K-State's Bio Materials and Technology Laboratory, where she studies bio-based materials. Her research group ...


Flexible Catalytic Oxidation System handles extremes of Russian weather


AirProtekt has supplied a Honeycat Catalytic Oxidation System to a Medium Density Fibre board (MDF) processing plant in Russia. AirProtekt optimised the Honeycat system for the abatement of phenol, formaldehyde and methanol vapours given off during the industrial resin manufacturing stage of the ...


Asia and Latin America Offer a Great Potential for Formaldehyde Market Growth


According to the research ‘Formaldehyde: 2009 World Market Outlook AND Forecast’ by Merchant Research & Consulting, world formaldehyde market will be growing around 3% a year with Asia Pacific and Latin America being the major consuming markets, while now the largest markets are Europe, North ...


Appointment to Arkema's Executive Committee


Pierre Chanoine will be appointed, on February 1st, member of Arkema's Executive Committee, succeeding Philippe Goebel. Pierre Chanoine will remain in charge of the Fluorochemicals Business Unit and will supervise the Technical Polymers and Specialty Chemicals (CECA) Business Units. The ...


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