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New small-scale generator produces alternating current by stretching zinc oxide wires

11-Nov-2008

Researchers have developed a new type of small-scale electric power generator able to produce alternating current through the cyclical stretching and releasing of zinc oxide wires encapsulated in a flexible plastic substrate with two ends bonded. The new "flexible charge pump" generator is the ...

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Chemists measure copper levels in zinc oxide nanowires

21-Feb-2008

Chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been the first to measure significant amounts of copper incorporated into zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires during fabrication. The issue is important because copper plays a significant - but not well-understood - role in ...

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New materials can selectively capture carbon dioxide, UCLA chemists report

18-Feb-2008

UCLA chemists report a major advance in reducing heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions in "Science". The scientists have demonstrated that they can successfully isolate and capture carbon dioxide, which contributes to global warming, rising sea levels and the increased acidity of oceans. Their ...

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Empils has got the certificate ISO 9001:2000 again

18-Jun-2007

Empils has got a new international certificate of conformance of the quality management system ISO 9001:2000 for development, production and sale of paintwork materials and zinc white. Validity of the previous certificate, received in 2004, was over this year in May. Before obtaining a new ...

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LANXESS increases prices for rubber chemicals

07-Jun-2007

As of June 15, 2007, LANXESS will globally increase its prices for rubber chemicals by between 100 and 220 euros or 150 and 300 US dollars per metric ton. Affected by these adjustments will be the product groups antioxidants (Vulkanox), antiozonants (Vulkazon), plasticizers (Vulkanol) and zinc ...

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Chemtura increases metal alkyl prices

07-Mar-2007

Due to continued operational and capital cost demands, Chemtura Corporation will increase the prices of the neat portion of its aluminum alkyl products by 25%. Pricing for the neat portion of its Magnesium and Zinc alkyl products will be increased by 100%. These price increases will be effective ...

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Molecular Solomon's Knot

Self-organization leads to intertwined molecular rings

19-Dec-2006

It has been a symbol for centuries - and is now a molecule: Solomon's knot, a motif consisting of two doubly intertwined rings. A team of researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (USA), and Nottingham Trent University (UK) have now used a self-organization process to get ...

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Chemtura Raises Clear Brine Fluids Prices

05-May-2006

Chemtura Corporation will increase list and off-list pricing of Clear Brine Fluids, effective May 1, 2006, for all regions, where contracts allow. These increases help to capture the full value of elemental bromine and to recover recent increased costs for zinc supply. Calcium bromide 14.2 and ...

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PPG breaks ground on Taiwanese coatings application plant for fasteners, small parts

23-Jan-2006

PPG Industries has begun construction of a facility in Taiwan that will apply the company's electrocoat and dip-spin coatings to fasteners and small parts. The PPG-owned facility will operate under the name Alltech Engineered Finishes. Expected to open in the second quarter of 2006, the plant in ...

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Fixing by Filtration

New testing strips for detecting heavy metals

09-Jan-2006

Many heavy metals are toxic to the environment or to humans. Legal limits for these pollutants in drinking water and run-off are thus correspondingly low. Rapid on-the-spot analysis and routine water quality tests demand a rapid, cost-effective method that doesn't require complex instruments. ...

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