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Nanotube forests grown on silicon chips for future computers, electronics


Engineers have shown how to grow forests of tiny cylinders called carbon nanotubes onto the surfaces of computer chips to enhance the flow of heat at a critical point where the chips connect to cooling devices called heat sinks. The carpetlike growth of nanotubes has been shown to outperform ...


Sasol to double production of waxes in South Africa


Sasol Limited business unit, Sasol Wax, has announced its intention to double production of waxes in South Africa. Sasol Wax is producer and marketer of synthetic and petroleum derived waxes, with production facilities in South Africa and Europe. The waxes, which are manufactured via the ...


Rohm and Haas Plastics Additives announce price increases in Europe


The Plastics Additives business of Rohm and Haas will increase prices in Europe for its PARALOID(TM) impact modifiers and processing aids, ADVASTAB(TM) stabilizers, ADVALUBE(TM) lubricants and ADVAWAX(TM) waxes. Effective 1st February, 2007, prices will be increased up to 6%, depending on the ...


Cartel office agrees to takeover of ExxonMobil facilities in Australia


The takeover of the chemical pharmaceutical specialty business of ExxonMobil in Australia by the H&R WASAG group is now legally valid. The Australian cartel office (Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - ACCC) has issued its approval of the acquisition of the activities which will be ...


BYK-Chemie enters thermoplastics market


BYK-Chemie is launching three new wetting and dispersing additives on the market of thermoplastics additives. These additives are intended to be used in the preparation of color masterbatches. The highly functionalized copolymers of the DISPERPLAST® series are not comparable with standard waxes ...


Bayer Chemicals AG expands production in North America

Biocide formulations for industrial preservation


With immediate effect, Bayer Chemicals AG, Leverkusen, will take over the production of all the biocidal formulations based on thiabendazole (TBZ) and dibromodicyanobutane (DBDCB) that it acquired from Ondeo Nalco at the end of 2002, manufacturing them for the global market in Wellford, South ...


Personnel and structural changes in Degussa's Coatings & Colorants Business Unit


Degussa's Coatings & Colorants Business Unit has reorganized its Resins Business Line to more closely align with strategic market needs. The BL Resins is divided into two new Business Lines: The new BL Performance Resins deals with VESTOPLAST (amorphous polyalphaolefins), VESTOWAX (synthetic ...


BASF continues to strengthen its competitive position in paper chemicals


BASF is further strengthening its position as an attractive partner for the paper industry in Europe. New organizational restructuring measures will above all enhance customer-critical functions such as technical service and key account management. Greater customer focus - BASF will be deploying ...


Unique world-wide: Metallocene catalysis for synthesis of polyolefin waxes

Clariant invests in "customized waxes"


Licocene® is the name for Clariant's new polyolefin waxes manufactured using metallocene catalysts - in short: "metallocene waxes". What makes them unique is their property profile, which can be optimized and tailored to suit diverse applications. The family of waxes includes polyethylenes and ...


Dow Dispersion Sciences Brings Novel Solutions to the Personal Care Industry


The Dow Chemical Company has launched Dow Dispersion Sciences (DDS), a new business dedicated to pioneering advancements in emulsions and dispersions technology that benefit the personal care industry. Through expertise in emulsion and related technologies, DDS provides novel solutions that ...


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