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Tiny algae ideal for sniffing out nutrient pollution in water


The key to effectively measuring damagingly high levels of nutrients in freshwater streams lies in the microscopic organisms living in them, according to a group of Drexel University scientists. A team largely made up of researchers from the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University ...


New citation indicators needed to measure research performance


How do you compare the impact of a researcher in chemistry or physics with a molecular biologist who may be working on similar projects? Two experts support the use of citation indicators that are based on percentiles, a statistical parameter that allows for comparisons with a carefully defined ...


AkzoNobel tops global sustainability ranking


AkzoNobel has cemented its position as a global sustainability leader after being ranked in first place in the Chemicals supersector on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI) The latest listing reveals that AkzoNobel achieved the highest total score in the sector and ...


LANXESS: Strategic Positioning Paying Off

‘Challenge09-12’ global measures partly put on hold


LANXESS achieved significantly better-than-expected results in the second quarter of 2010 due to its strategic positioning in the emerging markets. As a result, the specialty chemicals company has raised its earnings forecast for the business year 2010. It now expects EBITDA pre exceptionals of ...


LANXESS emerges strengthened from the crisis

Rubber activities in Asia and Latin America drive growth


The specialty chemicals company LANXESS more than tripled EBITDA pre exceptionals to EUR 233 million in the first quarter of 2010 due to improved economic conditions worldwide, in particular in Asia and Latin America. Above all, the company’s worldwide leading synthetic rubber activities ...


Study highlights sustainable footprint of chemical companies


Global chemical companies could release at least one billion Euro in cash flow if they increase their sustainability performance. The claim has been made following an international study which assessed the sustainability performance of nine global chemical companies in monetary terms. Entitled ...


Scott Bader Europe Increases Prices of all Crystic Products


Scott Bader is increasing the prices from its European production sites of all Crystic® unsaturated polyester, DCPD and Vinyl Ester resins, plus all gelcoats, pigments, bonding pastes and Crystic Crestomer® structural adhesive products by 130€/te. The new prices will be applied to all invoiced ...


Zero in on ozone with fluorescent solution that detects harmful molecule in air and body

Personal ozone detectors and biomedical indicators could result from a chemical probe that glows bright green when exposed to ozone


Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have developed a fluorescent substance that glows bright green when exposed to even minute amounts of ozone in the air and in biological samples such as human lung cells. A molecule consisting of three oxygen atoms, ozone is at once a harmful pollutant ...


Dow Corning Transforms Business to Focus on Innovation, Sustainability, Efficiency


Dow Corning is transforming its business strategy to help customers to be more innovative, sustainable, and efficient as they navigate dynamic economic, social and environmental megatrends, according to the company. “As the global marketplace experiences significant changes, the needs of our ...


IMS Health Lowers 2009 Global Pharmaceutical Market Forecast to 2.5 – 3.5 Percent Growth

U.S. market to decline in 2009


IMS Health reported that the value of the global pharmaceutical market is expected to grow 2.5 - 3.5 percent on a constant-dollar basis in 2009, two percentage points lower than indicated last October, as deterioration in the global economic environment continues to affect market demand. The ...


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