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A simple, cheap material for carbon capture, perhaps from tailpipes

Porous material from melamine efficiently captures CO₂ from flue gases


Using an inexpensive polymer called melamine — the main component of Formica — chemists have created a cheap, easy and energy-efficient way to capture carbon dioxide from smokestacks, a key goal for the United States and other nations as they seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The process ...


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Lightweight Catalyst for Artificial Photosynthesis

Carbonitride aerogels mediate the photocatalytic conversion of water


Nanochemistry meets macrostructures: Chinese scientists report the synthesis of a macroscopic aerogel from carbonitride nanomaterials which is an excellent catalyst for the water-splitting reaction under visible-light irradiation. The study adds new opportunities to the material properties of ...


Adulterated foods investigated: modern analytical methods verify that foods are genuine

BfR hosts the European conference of Food Law Enforcement Practitioners (FLEP)


Melamine in milk powder or methanol in spirits - under certain circumstances, food adulteration can pose a health risk to consumers. The increasing globalisation of the food and feed market in particular calls for reliable strategies allowing for analytical testing of the properties of products. ...


Frost & Sullivan recognizes BASF’s transformation

BASF showcases its multi-pronged success with a variety of interactive components and its own line of coatings


Based on its recent analysis of the European resins for protective coatings market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes BASF with the 2013 Product Line Strategy Leadership Award. The company has demonstrated strong growth by improving portfolio breadth, formulation expertise, and customer value to ...


Fosters Growth by Growing Itself

Ceresana Analyzes the Global Ammonia Market


Ammonia is one of the world's most produced chemicals. Due to its high nitrogen content, ammonia is mainly used as a fertilizer or as the base material for the production of other fertilizers, such as urea or fertilizer mixes. Additionally, ammonia is used in industrial applications, for example ...


DSM to divest amino resins business to Ineos


Royal DSM N.V. and INEOS Melamines, a subsidiary of Switzerland-based INEOS Industries announce that they have reached an agreement for DSM to sell its amino resins business to INEOS. The effective date of the transaction is 1 September 2011. Financial details will not be disclosed. For DSM the ...


Borealis appoints John Webster as Director of the Business Unit Melamine


Borealis announced the appointment of John Webster as Director of the Business Unit Melamine as of July 1, 2011. John Webster will take over this new responsibility in addition to his position as Director for the Borealis Phenol business. He succeeds Rainer Höfling, who was appointed Vice ...


Borealis to close two melamine low pressure plants in Linz


Borealis has decided to shut down two melamine low pressure plants with an overall capacity of 30 kilotonnes (kt) per year at its site in Linz, Austria. The 10 kt production plant was decommissioned already in January 2010, whilst the second plant with a capacity of 20 kt will follow on June ...


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 ...


Eurofins’ global Melamine testing method supported by new milk testing standard developed by IDF and ISO


The International Dairy Federation (IDF) and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have developed a new test standard for the detection of melamine and cyanuric acid content in liquid milk, powdered milk products and infant formulae. The new standard, “Guidelines for the ...


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