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Polymer discovery gives 3D-printed sand super strength

17-Nov-2021

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory designed a novel polymer to bind and strengthen silica sand for binder jet additive manufacturing, a 3D-printing method used by industries for prototyping and part production. The printable polymer enables sand structures ...

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New fumed silica plant by Evonik and Wynca goes on stream

Evonik’s first fumed silica production facility in China starts operation

19-Oct-2021

The joint venture between Evonik and the Chinese company Wynca - Evonik Wynca (Zhenjiang) Silicon Material Co., Ltd. is starting-up of its new fumed silica plant. Located in the Zhenjiang New Material Industry Park in Jiangsu province, the plant is Evonik's first fumed silica production site in ...

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Chemist created a niobium-silica catalyst to boost petrochemical reactions

Catalyst reduces the time of alkylation reactions from several hours to just 10 minutes

08-Oct-2020

Alkylation reactions are used in the petrochemical industry to obtain high-octane number components for gasolines. A chemist from RUDN University found a way to speed this process up to 24 times. To do so, he developed a catalyst based on silica and niobium. The results of his work were published ...

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An unusual choice of material yields incredibly long-lasting batteries

Non-conductive silica could be key to realizing next-generation lithium-sulfur batteries

05-Jun-2020

The tremendous increase in the use of mobile technology, wearable electronics, and a wide range of portable devices in general over the past few decades, has driven scientists worldwide to seek out the next breakthrough in rechargeable batteries. Lithium-sulfur batteries (LSBs)--composed of a ...

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Evonik expands fumed silica capacity

New plant for fumed silica comes on stream in Antwerp

28-Jun-2019

Evonik has started up on schedule its new plant complex in Antwerp for production of fumed silica. With this, the specialty chemicals company can now serve the high demand for fumed silicas marketed under the AEROSIL® brand. Typical applications include paints and coatings, advanced adhesive ...

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BASF invests in silicate-based specialty chemicals business

Mid-double-digit euro million sum to be invested

25-Apr-2019

BASF is investing a mid-range double-digit euro million sum in the modernization of its silica plant at the Düsseldorf-Holthausen site. The investment is earmarked for the modernization and improvement of existing facilities over the next ten years. “We want to continue serving our customers with ...

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Synthetic rubber outperforms natural rubber

Truck tires with less abrasion

03-Apr-2019

Natural rubber from rubber trees is a raw material with a limited supply. Synthetically produced rubber, on the other hand, has not yet been able to match the abrasion behavior of the natural product, rendering it unsuitable for truck tires. But now, for the first time, a new type of synthetic ...

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Crystal surprise

High-pressure experiments reveal new forms of a silica

16-Nov-2018

By compressing the rare mineral coesite an international team of scientists has discovered unexpected forms of silica with unusual crystal structures. The findings could have direct implications not only for the understanding of silicate liquids in the deep interior of Earth, but also for ...

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Evonik starts production of precipitated silica in South Carolina

Investment of about US$120 million creates more than 40 new jobs

18-Oct-2018

Evonik Industries has started up a precipitated silica plant for the tire industry in South Carolina, in southeastern USA. Evonik has invested about US$120 million in this world-scale production plant, in response to the high demand from the tire industry for precipitated silica in North America. ...

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Evonik and Chinese company Wynca agree to form joint venture to produce fumed silica

Investment amount in the mid double-digit million Euro range

22-Aug-2018

Evonik Industries and the Chinese company Wynca have agreed to form a joint venture. The new company, in which Evonik will hold 60 percent, will produce fumed silica marketed under the name AEROSIL®. The product is used in transparent silicones, coatings and paints, modern adhesives as well as ...

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