Carbon is the 15th most plentiful element on the Earth’s crustand is abundant in the Sun, stars, comets, and in atmospheres of most of the planets. It is a soft element and dull grey or black in color. Its name is derived from a Latin word “carbo” which means “charcoal”. Read more.
The growth of the global surface and fire protection coatings market looks promising as more and more consumers are preferring these coatings as opposed to conventional paints. Although the market for surface and fire protection coatings is niche, there lies tremendous opportunity in this market owing to the effectiveness of these coatings and the wide range of surfaces on which they can be applied to, according to a report by Market Research. Read more
The global silicone sealants market size was estimated at over 550 kilo tonnes in 2015 and is likely to exceed 820 kilo tonnes by 2023 and is expected to grow at over 4.5% from 2016 to 2023, according to a new report by Global Market Insights Inc. Properties such as excellent thermal & weather stability, oxidation & ozone resistance, physiological inertness, high gas permeability and extremely low-temperature flexibility favour silicone sealants Read more
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) are developing a technology for fuel production from coal processing wastes. This fuel is ten times more environmentally friendly that will make it possible to resolve two problems at once: to reduce the amount of anthropogenic emissions of TPSs and efficiently dispose wastes from coal processing and beneficiation. Read more