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Inspired by the hair of blue tarantulas, researchers from The University of Akron lead a team that made a structural-colored material that shows consistent color from all viewing directions. This finding overturns the conventional wisdom that long-range order photonic structures are always ...
A new molecular gel recipe developed at the University of Michigan is at the core of a prototype for a more accurate lead paint test. The test makes it easy to see whether a paint chip contains more than the regulated 5,000 parts per million of the poisonous metal that was banned from pigments in ...
Red and black pigments enhance the park grounds
Inorganic pigments from specialty chemicals company LANXESS have added color to many major sporting events in the past. Now the products from the successful Bayferrox range are to do the same for the Sports Park in Barra da Tijuca, Brazil. “From August 5 to 21, 2016, when 10,000 athletes from 166 ...
EUR 60 million capital expenditure for Leverkusen site
Following a strong third quarter, specialty chemicals company LANXESS has continued to achieve solid business development, with its realignment plans progressing faster than expected. The Group is therefore raising its guidance again for the full year 2015 and now expects EBITDA pre exceptionals ...
LMU chemists have demonstrated a simple way to load nanoglobules with light-absorbing organic molecules. The method could serve as the basis for the formulation of innovative sunscreens. Azulene – a blue pigment that is derived from chamomile – is readily taken up into the micelles. Picture: ...
Analysis of chrome based colors at DESY
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890) is famous for his use of bright yellow colours. The Dutch painter used so-called chrome yellows, a class of compounds consisting of lead, chromium and oxygen. "There are different shades of the pigment, and not all of them are photochemically stable over time," ...
BASF to set up new global business unit combining all pigments activities
BASF will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve out its pigments business and establish separate legal entities. With sales of about €1 billion in 2014 and 2,500 employees globally, BASF ...
New coloured protective coatings offer the same corrosion and wear protection as colourless coatings while their colouration opens new opportunities. Red could for instance be used as a warning colour on surfaces which can get very hot. The new possibilities from combining protection and colour ...
BASF will expand its capacity for the production of Paliocrom® effect pigments by more than 20 percent by 2017 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The investment will enable the company to accommodate for the growing demand of its aluminum-based effect pigments in the automotive coatings sector. With an ...
Van Gogh’s pigment up close: plumbonacrite revealed as intermediate in degradation of red lead
Red lead is most familiar to us in orange-red rustproof paint. Artists have treasured the brilliant color of this pigment for their paintings since ancient times. However, various ageing processes cause discoloration of the saturated hue over time. Thanks to a combination of X-ray diffraction ...