Epigenetic approach for skin rejuvenation


Epigenetic approach for skin rejuvenation

The epidermis is one of the most active tissues in terms of regeneration. This renewal capacity experiences a decrease with time, leading to the appearance of ageing signs, such as wrinkles and dullness. The new peptide presented below showed a potential capacity to improve the epidermal regeneration process, with a suggested reprogramming effect of epidermal cells through the modulation of epigenetic mechanisms. When applied on the skin of volunteers, it helped accelerate the renewal time. Read More

BASF develops new anti-ageing ingredient for skin care

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY: BASF said that it has created a third research platform on extraction and processes, following innovation platforms on epigenetics and microbiome. In addition, experts from BASF’s R&D department for bio-actives in cooperation with experts from the University of Reims and their Technology Transfer Office SATT Nord have developed a new anti-aging active ingredient. They have uncovered the benefits of flax seed oligosaccharides for the skin – that is, their unique capacity. Read More

Chemical sensors Asia Pacific market analysis 2015 – 2025

The significance of chemical sensors as a crucial industrial component has elevated owing to rising environmental risks. The increasing amount of pollutants released into the air has necessitated the demand for chemical sensors. Advantageous applicability of sensors in the analysing chemical composition of varied samples is influencing adoption of chemical sensors. Higher order orthogonal sensors and chemical sensing array are key trends that are shaping up the global market. Low cost and portable nature of chemical sensors. Read More

Wacker presents silane-terminated polymers for sealants, adhesives

MUNICH/NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Wacker Chemie AG is unveiling several novelties for sealant and adhesive applications: The two new silane-terminated polymers GENIOSIL XM 20 and GENIOSIL XM 25 can be used as binders in adhesives and sealants, where they can modify the mechanical properties, in particular, impacting modulus. This allows adhesives and sealants manufacturers to compound without the need of conventional plasticisers. In plasticizer-free adhesives, the new grades. Read More

New method to track hazardous chemicals in the body


New method to track hazardous chemicals in the body

BIRMINGHAM, US: Research teams from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and the University of Notre Dame (UND) have developed a new method that enables researchers to radiolabel three forms of perfluorinated and polyfluorinated alkyl substances (PFASs) and track these chemicals when they enter the body.  This is a significant and timely advancement in identifying and tracking these PFASs, which are known to be harmful to the human body, and just last month. Read More

New device produces hydrogen peroxide for water purification

CALIFORNIA, US: Limited access to clean water is a major issue for billions of people in the developing world, where water sources are often contaminated with urban, industrial and agricultural waste. Many disease-causing organisms and organic pollutants can be quickly removed from water using hydrogen peroxide without leaving any harmful residual chemicals. However, producing and distributing hydrogen peroxide is a challenge in many parts of the world. Now scientists at the Department of Energy’s. Read More

Chemical system that mimics early cell behaviour

CAMBRIDGE, US: A Harvard University researcher seeking a model for the earliest cells has created a system that self-assembles from a chemical soup into cell-like structures that grow, move in response to light, replicate when destroyed, and exhibit signs of rudimentary evolutionary selection. While the system, developed by senior research fellow Juan Perez-Mercader, mimics what one might conceive of as early cell behaviour, a major caveat is that its main component is a molecule not typically found in living things. Read More

Innovating to launch customised surfactants

The Huntsman Performance Products division has surfactants as a significant part of its portfolio with backwards integration in EO at USA and Australia manufacturing assets. This business focuses on diverse applications including but not limited to Agrochemicals, Home and Personal Care, Paints & Coatings, Oilfield Chemicals, Textiles, Metal Working etc. At Huntsman, we constantly innovate to launch customised surfactants for our valued customer. Some of the themes are APE-free surfactants, polymeric dispersants. Read More

Kraton to launch the next generation tackifiers


Kraton to launch the next generation tackifiers

HOUSTON, US: Kraton Corporation (KRA) said that it will launch the next generation of rosin ester tackifiers – SYLVALITE 9000. This tackifier is a biobased material for use in formulating premium packaging hot melt adhesives. SYLVALITE 9000 tackifier adheres to the most stringent colour and stability requirements while delivering the adhesion performance synonymous with rosin ester chemistry. Tackifiers are chemical compounds used in formulating adhesives to increase the tack. Read More

Shell opens new state-of-the-art technology hub in Bengaluru

BENGALURU, INDIA: Shell expands its R&D activities in Asia, opens a new state-of-the-art technology hub in Bengaluru, India. The 52-acre, custom built technology centre can house up to 1,500 experts working collaboratively on innovative projects worldwide. Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB) brings together R&D staff who previously worked at separate locations in Bangalore and also provides additional space for high-tech innovation and demonstration facilities. By housing all R&D staff in Bengaluru in one centre. Read More

AkzoNobel, ABT, EY launches new tool to track bio-based materials

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel, Advanced Biochemical (Thailand) Co Ltd (ABT) and Ernst & Young (EY) have joined forces to encourage more transparent, sustainable chemistry. Together they have launched a new online tool which can track the use of bio-based raw materials in products. This will be the first tool ever to use e-certification to track bio-based content along the value chain. Many chemicals can be made either from fossil feedstock or bio-based raw materials, such as vegetable oils or sugars. Read More

Clariant to launch new colour shades inspired by sea

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant to launch colour shades inspired by the colours of the sea: Marine Magic. The Marine Magic collection of automotive styling shades 2019 is based on Clariant’s colour know-how and observations of social trends, topics and industry developments. Clariant’s biennial global Automotive Trendbook presents the colour areas that will play a role in the automotive industry in the future. It includes analysis of colour popularity and offers innovative solutions based on its organic pigments. Read More