Scientists develop new catalyst for producing propene

Scientists develop new catalyst for producing propene

uw-madison-propeneMADISON, US: Propene is a key ingredient of plastics found in consumer goods such as electronics, clothing and food packaging, and the second most produced organic chemical in the world. To meet demand, the chemical industries have been working for years to produce the compound through a chemical process called “oxidative dehydrogenation of propane” (ODHP). Oil refineries have produced. Read More

PM Modi asks Indian energy companies to become MNCs

pm-narendra-modiNEW DELHI, INDIA: Pushing Indian energy companies to become multinationals, Prime Minister Narendra Modi outlined a vision for creating energy corridors to the Middle-East, Central Asia and South Asia, declaring stable and reasonably-priced energy is key to economic development. The world’s third-largest energy consumer needs to raise domestic oil and gas production to cut imports as also establish partnership. Read More

Creating an eco-friendly equation

nov-cover-pageOne of the important links in the manufacturing process is the solvents. Whether it is printing ink, paints & coatings, adhesives, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics to name a few, solvents have become an invaluable part of the process. Demand for better quality has been constantly pushing the envelope for solvents to evolve. Moreover, rising environmental concerns are also accelerating demand for use of bio & green solvents. Read More

Vibrant chemistry of mehendi colour!

mehendiMehendi/Henna is a beautiful temporary body art form, popularly used in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. Henna is a natural dye that stains the skin temporarily and helps one sport intricate designs on their hands. Lawsonia inermis is the flowering plant of henna. The leaves of this plant are used to dye skin, fingernails, hair and even leather or wool since the Bronze Age. This form of tattoo art is used extensively during festivals. Read More