Industrial adhesives to expand moderately in volume terms


Global Industrial Adhesives Market size is expected to expand at moderate growth rate in terms of volume during the forecast period. Healthy growth of the product is attributed to the replacement of mechanical fasteners with these adhesives in various end-user industries such as consumer durables, automotive, construction, packaging, aerospace. Read more

 

Researchers from the GREEN-CHEM network at Ghent University have developed a new coating for boats based on the recycled waste from shellfish. The classic anti-fouling coatings battle the growth of mussels, sea cubes, algae and other sea creatures with toxic substances like heavy metals.  However, this new coating is environmentally friendly. The eco-friendly coating will be immediately put to the test during a sailing trip around the world. Read more

 

 
Paraxylene, also known as PX or P-Xylene, is an aromatic hydrocarbon compound, derived particularly from benzene. Paraxylene is a colourless, toxic, sweet-smelling and highly flammable chemical at room temperature. It is found naturally in petroleum and coal tar. Paraxylene or P-Xylene is an isomer of xylene compound, derived from benzene. Some of the other isomers of xylene include O-xylene and M-xylene. Read more

 

They say that oil and water do not mix, but now scientists have discovered that under certain circumstances – it may be possible. A new study suggests that some oily molecules which normally repel water – can be forced to dissolve in water when the two substances are squeezed together under extreme pressure. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh applied high pressure to tiny containers filled with water and methane, creating conditions similar to the intense pressure. Read more

 

 

A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could greatly shrink the environmental impact of producing metals from raw materials or from post-consumer electronics. “At a time when natural deposits of metals are on the decline, there is a great deal of interest in improving the efficiency of metal refinement. Read more
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