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8:02 AM, 28th December 2016
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Greener benzaldehyde for sustainable future

In an interview, Dr Anjali Patel, a professor at the Department of Chemistry’s Polyoxometalates and Catalysis Laboratory, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda, India with Chemical Today magazine opens up about her path-breaking research on manufacturing environment friendly benzaldehyde with promising ways of enhancing magnitude of industrial applications. She has bagged two Indian patents for use of solid catalyst in the manufacturing of benzaldehyde and ...

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7:42 AM, 25th January 2018
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Sabic acquires 24.99 percent stake in Clariant

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant International Ltd confirms the investment by chemical industry peer and partner Sabic, which has acquired a 24.99 percent stake in Clariant. The acquisition of these stakes, which were previously held by White Tale and 40 North, makes Sabic the largest Clariant shareholder. As is customary in the industry, Clariant was informed of Sabic's intention to acquire the shares prior to the transaction. Sabic is one of the major global chemical companies, with a signif ...

9:58 AM, 19th January 2017
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ExxonMobil, Synthetic Genomics extend algae biofuels research agreement

LA JOLLA, US: ExxonMobil Corporation and Synthetic Genomics Inc have extended their agreement to conduct joint research into advanced algae biofuels, after making significant progress in understanding algae genetics, growth characteristics and increasing oil production. Synthetic Genomics is a private company located in La Jolla, California that is focused on the field of synthetic biology. The companies have been jointly researching and developing oil from algae for use as a renewable, lower- ...

11:53 AM, 16th January 2017
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Imagine Chemistry: AkzoNobel’s global startup challenge for chemicals

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: To help drive innovations and find solutions to some of the most urgent chemistry-related problems, AkzoNobel NV is launching a chemicals startup challenge, Imagine Chemistry. Imagine Chemistry, launched in combination with KPMG, is an exciting opportunity or program to partner with start-up firms, students, research groups and career scientists from across the world to jointly exploit the knowledge of chemistry and solve several real-life chemistry-related challenges. ...

5:36 AM, 3rd January 2017
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Save energy or increase production speed with Uralac Easycure polyester resins

We all know that climate change is a reality. DSM, the global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, sees sustainability not only as an opportunity but as a long-term business focus. Over the last five years, DSM developed a resin portfolio for powder coatings, named Uralac EasyCure. This product range has a lower carbon footprint and can be cured much faster or at lower temperatures than traditional powder coatings – with the appearance and properties of traditio ...

8:02 AM, 28th December 2016
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Greener benzaldehyde for sustainable future

In an interview, Dr Anjali Patel, a professor at the Department of Chemistry’s Polyoxometalates and Catalysis Laboratory, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda, India with Chemical Today magazine opens up about her path-breaking research on manufacturing environment friendly benzaldehyde with promising ways of enhancing magnitude of industrial applications. She has bagged two Indian patents for use of solid catalyst in the manufacturing of benzaldehyde and ...

11:59 AM, 27th December 2016
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Chemical suppliers keep pace with global personal care markets

By Alton Adams Chemical companies are working hard to satisfy the growing demand for ingredients that go into personal care products for the skin, hair, oral care and other applications. As a large, rapidly expanding and increasingly diverse market, product ingredients represent special challenges for chemical companies. Today’s consumers want more, they want quality and they want it now. But opportunities are evident as well, driven by a growing middle class in the East, an ageing popula ...

10:51 AM, 27th December 2016
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New solution for GHS-compliant chemical container labels

Chemical manufacturers around the world have devoted considerable effort to adopting the globally harmonised system (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals. A new label stock, made from its proprietary Teslin substrate, that is engineered to make that job a little easier - PPG Teslin label stock, was introduced by PPG, a global manufacturer of coatings, paints and speciality materials. What is Teslin substrate? Manufactured exclusively at PPG’s plant in Barberton, Ohio, USA, ...

11:10 AM, 26th December 2016
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Application Reader Technology: the art of innovation

Application Reader Technology (ART) device quantifies paint feel, helps manufacturers understand consumer preferences for architectural paints. By K Abraham Vaynberg While paint colour is an important consideration for paint chemists and design professionals, paint application “feel” is key for those doing the painting. Paint producers understand that the ease or difficulty of rolling out the paint can form a lasting impression on consumers and strongly influence their percept ...

10:26 AM, 23rd December 2016
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Saudi Aramco, Pertamina to upgrade Cilacap Refinery

DHAHRAN, SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi Aramco and PT Pertamina, Indonesia’s state oil and gas company have signed a joint venture development agreement (JVDA), marking a key milestone to enable further progress to jointly own, upgrade and operate the Cilacap Refinery in central Java, Indonesia. Saudi Aramco president and CEO Amin Nasser and Pertamina president director and CEO Dwi Soetjipto signed the agreement. In November 2015, both companies signed heads of agreement (HoA) and this JVDA will al ...

11:51 AM, 21st December 2016
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Pollution is there, but the skin can now be protected

By Alicia Gimenez, Cristina Davi, Elena Canadas, Nuria Alminana, Raquel Delgado Alarming levels of environmental pollution are widely present around the world. Besides, the deleterious effects of contaminants on the skin are very clear and consumers are more and more aware of those. In order to minimise these negative consequences, Pollushield functional ingredient has been developed, helping to prevent accumulation of particles in the epidermis and to replenish the skin with antioxidants, incr ...

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