Fluorine is a chemical element, with symbol F and has an atomic number 9. It is the lightest halogen and exists as an exceedingly hazardous light yellow diatomic gas at normal conditions. As the most electronegative component, it is reactive in nature. Every other component, including some noble gasses forms compounds with fluorine. Fluorine reacts to all other elements and no chemical substance can liberate fluorine from any of its compounds. Read more.
NEW DELHI, INDIA: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has ordered a fresh investigation against state-owned GAIL (India) for alleged abuse of dominant position with regard to supply of natural gas. This is the second time in less than a week the company has come under the lens of the watchdog for alleged unfair business practices. The CCI has ordered the probe based on a complaint by Uttar Pradesh-based glass-bottle manufacturer Mohan Meakin, after finding a prima-facie evidence of a violation of Section 4 of the Competition Act. Read more.
There are many applications of adhesives in the textile space, some more obvious or better known than others. A quite interesting and dynamic textile application is the use of adhesives to create disposable hygiene products. The disposable hygiene segment is divided into three sub-segments: Adult Care, Baby Care and Feminine Care. Read more.
LIMBURGERHOF, GERMANY/ MOSHAV SHARONA, ISRAEL: BASF SE and Kaiima Bio-Agritech, a genetics and breeding technology company, have collaborated for the discovery of novel herbicide resistance traits to develop new weed control systems to improve farmer productivity. Read more.
ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: Researchers from the University of Adelaide and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) have found that chemicals in everyday plastics are linked to cardiovascular disease, type-2 diabetes and high blood pressure in men. Read more.
BERTRANGE, LUXEMBOURG: Guardian Glass has added a new laminated glass production line at its Oroshaza, Hungary plant. The new line will produce both standards and coated laminated glass, as well as speciality products such as acoustic, coloured and thick laminated glass. The rising demand for laminated glass is being driven by three long-term trends. Read more.