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Catalyst transforms plastic waste to valuable ingredients at low temperature

07-Jan-2021

For the first time, researchers have used a novel catalyst process to recycle a type of plastic found in everything from grocery bags and food packaging to toys and electronics into liquid fuels and wax. "Plastics are essential materials for our life because they bring safety and hygiene to our ...

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Clariant breaks ground on joint venture production site in China

Production planned to begin in first half of 2019

25-Jun-2018

Clariant and Beijing Tiangang Auxiliary Co., Ltd. (Tiangang), conducted a groundbreaking ceremony in Cangzhou (China), just over 200 km south of Beijing. The ceremony marked the start of the construction of a world-class production facility for stabilizers for plastics and textiles that will form ...

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Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles

25-Jul-2017

An electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held together by a thin layer of liquid that covers them. This spectacular phenomenon, discovered with the ...

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'The Scream' and the secret of the white spots

Why researchers look for bird droppings on Edvard Munch's masterpiece with DESY's X-rays

29-Aug-2016

With the help of the brilliant X-ray radiation from DESY's research light source PETRA III, scientists have solved a decades-old mystery from the world of art: A team led by Dr. Geert Van der Snickt of the University of Antwerp unravelled the nature of mysterious white spots on the famous ...

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Hansen & Rosenthal Group now marketing Fischer-Tropsch waxes in EMEA

29-Apr-2016

The Hansen & Rosenthal Group is marketing Fischer-Tropsch waxes from Shanxi Lu´An Refined Wax. “The Fischer-Tropsch waxes from Lu´An CTL are excellent additions to our own growing paraffin product segment, and we are very pleased about the confidence our Chinese partner has placed in us,” says ...

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BASF expands production capacity for emollients and waxes in China

15-Oct-2015

BASF will expand its emollients and waxes production capacity with a new plant at its site in Jinshan, Shanghai. The investment, complementing the current production of wax esters, emulsifiers and primary surfactants in Jinshan, will further enhance BASF’s local production and better serve the ...

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Researchers pioneer use of capsules to save materials, streamline chemical reactions

14-Aug-2015

Chemists working in a variety of industries and fields typically go through a laborious process to measure and mix reagents for each reaction they perform. And many of the common reagents they use sit for months or years on shelves in laboratories, where they can react with oxygen and water in ...

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Sasol's Wax Expansion Project Phase I Successfully Commissioned

04-Jun-2015

Phase I of Sasol's Fischer-Tropsch Wax Expansion Project (FTWEP) has been successfully commissioned at its Sasolburg Operations in South Africa."This is a significant milestone and we are very pleased with this development. It marks another step towards expanding our Southern African operations ...

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Clariant increases price for waxes

20-Mar-2014

Clariant announces a 4% price increase across its Business Line Waxes product portfolio, effective April 1, 2014 or as contracts allow. The adjustment is necessary to recover significant rising costs for energy, labor, and product safety, since the last price increase of the Business Line Waxes ...

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Plastic shopping bags make a fine diesel fuel

14-Feb-2014

Plastic shopping bags, an abundant source of litter on land and at sea, can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, researchers report. The conversion produces significantly more energy than it requires and results in transportation fuels – diesel, for example – ...

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