Commonly asked questions about Neon


Commonly asked questions about Neon

Neon is an inert gas & it’s a part of the noble gasses group in periodic table. Neon is a colourless gas; it has no odour or taste and weighs not as much as air. Neon is found in less quantity, & is found inside the stones of Earth’s crust and also in the planet’s atmosphere. Neon ends up turning liquid at a temperature of -246.048 degrees Celsius and freezes at 2.5 degrees below that temperature. Neon gas produces a bright light with an orange-red tint under low pressure & electrical current. Neon was found by freezing the chemical element argon. Read More

Silica flour market & forecast 2016-2024

Silica Flour Market size was worth over $350 million in 2015 and is expected to grow at over 7 percent between 2016 and 2024, according to a report by Global Market Insights Inc. Increasing glass demand and thriving construction industry are the major factors spurring the growth of silica flour market globally. Improved living standards, enhanced lifestyles and variations in climates have extended the innovations in glass sector on a regular basis as per the consumer demand. The rise of new commercial and residential projects in developing countries. Read More

Aiming for global MCA leadership

The chemical business of AkzoNobel has about 5 billion turnovers. We have 5 business areas- namely Industrial Chemicals producing salt and chemicals like chlorines, caustic soda, monochloroacetic acid, etc; Polymer Chemicals which produce catalysts for polymer and plastic industry; Surfactants; Pulp & Performance Chemicals and Ethylene & Sulphur derivate production units. We are the global market and technology leader of MCA and we are trying to expand the position further as the demand for MCA is growing in the emerging countries. Read More

Skin-massaging rejuvenating device

Skin aging is a complex biological process affected by internal and external factors. Skin aging signs concern different compartment of the skin: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. It mainly impacts the production of proteins in the extracellular dermal matrix leading to damage to the elastic fibers, lost of skin firmness and wrinkles appearance. The classic approach in beauty care to fight skin ageing, consists in associating chemical or natural ingredients presenting a biological activity and to formulate them in an optimal way. Read More

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Foam innovations addressing global challenges


Foam innovations addressing global challenges

The growth in the world’s population is posing increasing challenges along the food supply chain, on precious resources, housing and on transportation. Among these challenges, two principal needs can be distinguished: those for improvements in sustainability and in efficiency. SABIC regards polymer foam technologies as essential to meet these improvement needs: on the one hand they offer material and energy savings while retaining or even improving product performance, and on the other hand, they offer unique benefits over non-foamed polymer. Read More

New solar-powered catalyst produces methane from CO2

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: Australian scientists have paved the way for carbon neutral fuel with the development of a new efficient catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air into synthetic natural gas in a ‘clean’ process using solar energy. Undertaken by the University of Adelaide in collaboration with CSIRO, the research could make viable a process that has enormous potential to replace fossil fuels and continue to use existing carbon-based fuel technologies without increasing atmospheric CO2. The catalyst the researchers have developed. Read More

Lighting up the world with Jamuns

In an interview, Soumitra Satapathi, assistant professor at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee in Uttarakhand with Chemical Today Magazine speaks about the research – on making dye sensitised solar cells from jamuns which are cost effective and eco-friendly. Jamun is a purple coloured fruit, known as Java Plum. It is native to India and adjoining regions of Southeast Asia. In our research, we are trying to replace costly Ru-based sensitiser with low-cost natural products ie. dye sensitised solar cells (DSSCs) or Gratzel cells. Jamun based DSSC. Read More

Reliance inaugurates world-class research centre in India

VADODARA, INDIA: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) inaugurated its technologically advanced product application & research centre (PARC) at Vadodara, India. The PARC will focus on creating value addition opportunities, not only for RIL’s polymer business but also for its customers by offering technical, product upgradations and application development services. The PARC initially set up in Mumbai in 1990 with the sole objective of providing product support solutions to customers, has now been transformed into a crucial R&D facility for polymers. Read More

Garments need to perform, look and feel better than ever


Garments need to perform, look and feel better than ever

In an interview, Rohit Aggarwal, President, Huntsman Textile Effects with Chemical Today Magazine points out that consumers are increasingly looking for textiles that are not only sustainable but which provide comfort and the performance levels required for an active lifestyle. This has been the driving force for the company. Several forces are reshaping the global textile industry. Consumers today are demanding a cleaner and more transparent textile supply chain, which puts pressure on brands and retailers and, ultimately, on the mills that serve them. Read More

Safe, sustainable, superior logistical route

In an interview, Susheel Kumar Mittal, Director, Supply Chain & Information Services, South Asia, BASF with Chemical Today Magazine delves on how safe and effective logistics of hazardous chemicals is becoming an unavoidable part of the industry supply chain. Material flows are becoming increasingly global in the chemical industry. China now leads in global chemical production. With capacities coming back in the US and the Middle East, we will continue to see globally integrated and complex supply chains.  Read More

India carbon black market to exceed $2 bn by 2026 – Report

NOIDA, INDIA: Robust growth in tire manufacturing industries and increasing production of automotive units to drive consumption of carbon black in India through 2026. According to TechSci Research report, “India Carbon Black Market By Type, By Application, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2012-2026’’, India carbon black market is forecast to surpass $2 billion by 2026. Carbon black is a pure elemental form of carbon and is available as a fine powder and pellets. Carbon black is majorly used as key raw material in tire. Read More

Providing functional solutions to modern colour demands

In an interview, Friedhelm Felten, Executive Vice President and Head, Pigments & Functional Materials, Merck with Chemical Today Magazine talks at length about how factors like digitization, individualization and miniaturization will have a major role for the global pigments industry in changing its colours. Our customers operate within a very diverse range of industries, and each industry has its individual trends. However, for cosmetic applications, the trends are strongly driven by the fashion industry where the latest trends in colour and effects. Read More

Aircraft cleaning chemicals market analysis 2017-2027


Aircraft cleaning chemicals market analysis 2017-2027

The external climatic conditions and temperature variations associated with aerial transportation has generated the need of operation and maintenance activities in aircrafts, which in turn has generated a considerable demand for aircraft cleaning chemical. Stringent quality inspections and related checks are conducted during every scheduled take offs and landings of an aircraft. The aircraft cleaning chemical ensures the performance, safety and aesthetics of an aircraft body protecting it, according to a report by Future Market Insights. Read More

Biocides market global analysis & opportunity assessment 2017-2027

As per European legislation, a biocide is a microorganism or chemical substance meant to destroy, render harmless, deter or control a harmful organism through either biological or chemical means. Some types of biocides sold in the global biocides market include metallic compounds, halogen compounds, organic acids, organosulfur, phenolics and many others. Biocides are widely used in wood preservation, water treatment, personal care, food & beverages and the paint & coating industry,according to a reportFuture Market Insights.  Read More

Bayer, Shanghai Institutes team up to enhance crop yields

MONHEIM, GERMANY: Bayer has entered into a two-year research agreement with the Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). The aim of the agreement is to improve wheat yields by sharing cutting-edge science and applying new models for improved photosynthetic efficiency in plants. Under the new collaboration, researchers from SIBS will work closely together with Bayer on developing and validating a wheat canopy photosynthesis model. The world population is growing. Read More

Preparing sodium acetate at home

Chemically, sodium acetate is a mixture of various elements sodium (Na) atom, two carbon(C) atoms, two oxygen (O) atoms, and 3 hydrogen (H) atoms. When we technically writing this chemical, it is represented as C2H3NaO2. Generally, it appears as a white hygroscopic or water-attracting crystalline powder. Sodium acetate can be referred as the sodium salt of acetic acid, sodium ethanoate. It belongs to a conjugate base of a weak acid, which means that it only partially ionises in the water. This nature of partial ionisation provides sodium acetate. Read More

Sensient’s new added- value technology: Micro-encapsulated Fragrances Formaldehyde Free


Sensient’s new added- value technology: Micro-encapsulated Fragrances Formaldehyde Free

Sensient Fragrances hold a global position leverag­ing fragrance compounds, aro­ma chemicals and essential oils to provide best in class, sustainable and integrated solutions. We merge tech­nological developments with pure inspiration & creativity with mood trends, fashion and market factors that are valued by consumers. As the technology landscape grows, Sensient Fragrances is always looking into consumer´s and market trends to meet or anticipate their needs. While detergents and softeners were designed to provide. Read More

Nuvi landscape light relies on Polyone Resilience LS performance polymer

Hinkley Lighting, an innovative lighting manufacturer, wanted to develop a new light for its outdoor landscape category. Its design team wanted to break the design constraints of traditional luminaire housing materials for the LED light. Coated metals were the housing material of choice, but required designers to omit complex elements that would be too costly, not durable enough, or difficult for production. Compared to metal fabrication, which requires time-consuming secondary operations, injection moulded plastic formulations. Read More

Liquid crystal polymers global analysis 2017-2027

As frequencies tend to upsurge for the next generation of wireless applications, the integration techniques, as well as materials in radio frequency systems, are facing more challenging performance constraints. In addition, consumers are demanding repeatedly better performance with a minimal surge in price. The new material technologies must be identified that can concurrently tackle these performance challenges, environmental variation, frequency and cost, according to a report by Future Market Insights. The commercial production of liquid. Read More

Chemicals sector: Opportunities abound in this lucrative market

According to the GPCA (Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association, global demand for petrochemicals is expected to witness a rise in growth by 4 percent on an annual basis, which in turn is expected to drive investments in sustainable processes and products. With eco-consciousness on the rise, chemical manufacturers are seeking introduction of products that provide optimum performance without causing damage to the environment. The chemical industry is focusing on following environment-friendly solutions in their entire. Read More

World Environment Day 2017: Lets protect nature


World Environment Day 2017: Lets protect nature

BENGALURU, INDIA: ‘Connecting People to Nature’ is the mantra, as we come to celebrate the World Environment Day (WED) – 5 June. The theme implores people to get outdoors, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the earth that we share. WED, yet again becomes the most widely celebrated global, annual event, aimed towards positive environmental action, organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Celebrating WED with its eco-friendly formulants using microbes. Read More

Recycling plastic waste

In the US alone in 2013, 33 million tonnes of plastic waste was generated, mainly consisting of containers and packaging, yet only 9 percent was recycled. To help lift this number and ensure quality material for buyers, it’s essential the recycling industry is properly identifying the material it sees. Many recycling plants rely on the “experienced recycler” to identify plastics in the stream. This can involve traditional tests such as “float test” or “burn and sniff test.” Not surprisingly, the plastics recycling industry has made the change to a more scientific. Read More

How to make ethyl acetate?

Ethyl acetate is synthesised via the Fischer esterification reaction from ethanol and acetic acid, typically in the presence of an acid catalyst such as concentrated sulfuric acid. Fischer esterification is a special type of esterification by refluxing a carboxylic acid and an alcohol in the presence of an acid catalyst. The reaction was first described by Emil Fischer and Arthur Speier in 1895. This mixture converts to the ester in about 65 synthesising yield at room temperature. The reaction can be accelerated by acid catalysis and the equilibrium can be shifted. Read More

Complete Guide on Histamine

Histamine is nothing but a, natural substance which is originated from our own body and is also present in most of the foods. Histamine will be liberated, when it undergoes stress and allergy. One of the other major role of histamine’s function is neurotransmitter or chemical messenger that carries signals from one nerve to another. In an allergic responses, an allergen stimulates the release of antibodies, which attach themselves to mast cells. As a allergic response, our body’s histamine will set freed from the mast cells and causes itching to eyes. Read More