Chemical safety in the circular economy is ‘non-negotiable’

Chemical safety in the circular economy is ‘non-negotiable’

safety-watchThe European chemical industry supports the transition towards a circular economy as part of a strategy to make Europe more resource efficient. This can be achieved both by avoiding unnecessary material and energy losses throughout the life-cycle of products and maximising value by keeping resources circulating in loops, after the first usage, many more times than today. Environmental reasons and business arguments suggest doing so. Read More

Digitalization of supply chains

logistics-digital-supply-chainsModern IT systems help to master the complexity of supply chains in the chemical industry. They manage the flow of information, which accompanies the physical flows of goods. And they deliver the infrastructure for the digitalization of processes in the new world of Logistics 4.0. But in order for processes to be able to be automated continuously from delivery call-off at the supplier up to delivery to the customer, it takes one basic requirement: Read More

Bromine synthesis in laboratory 

bromine-1Bromine being a nonmetal, positioned in group 17 of the periodic table. Its properties are thus similar to those of neighbouring elements like fluorine, chlorine, and iodine, and tend to be intermediate between those of the two neighbouring halogens, chlorine and iodine. Bromine has the electron configuration [Ar]3d104s24p5, with the seven electrons in the fourth and outermost shell acting as its valence electrons. Bromine has two stable isotopes. Read More

Chemistry behind love

chemistry-of-loveScientists say there is increase in levels of hormones neutrophins and dopamine when cupid strikes. When couples fall in love, outwardly they experience dizziness, flushed face, sweaty palms and most prominent of all a wildly beating heart. But, internally, the feeling of love is due to chemicals racing around the brain and body. The feelings, researchers found are due to dopamine, norepinephrine and phenylethylamine that human beings release. Read More