The Discovery of Four New Elements in the Periodic Table

The international union of pure and applied chemistry (IUPAC) which is U.S.-centered world authority of chemistry on 28 November 2016 approved the designations and symbols of four new elements. These elements are named as nihonium (Nh), moscovium (Mc), tennessine (Ts), and oganesson (Og), respectively with the atomic number of 113, 115, 117, and 118. The addition of these elements completed the seventh row of the periodic table. Read more



Wacker Chemie AG will be presenting its new liquid silicone rubber line ELASTOSIL LR 5040. These grades feature excellent mechanical properties after curing even without thermal post-treatment. They contain only a few volatile components making the liquid silicone rubber (LSR) compliant with regulatory specifications governing sensitive applications in baby-care, food-contact and medical sectors. Read more 


Ever higher performance is required of motors and machinery as a result of increasingly stringent emission regulations as well as demand for fuel efficiency and durability of vehicles and equipment. Lubricants are crucial to achieving today’s standards. They keep moving components of motors apart, reduce friction between them, transmit power, heat or cool surfaces, help to flush away contaminants and foreign particles, and prevent corrosion and wear. In other words, they prolong the useful life of vehicles. Read more


BASF SE has opened a new state-of-the-art production plant for biocatalyzed acrylamide at its site in Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park, China. With this investment in its wholly-owned BioACM plant in Nanjing, BASF is strengthening its production set-up for reliable and high-quality supply of polyacrylamide to customers in Asia Pacific, especially in China. The plant has a capacity of more than 50,000 tonnes of biocatalyzed acrylamide per year. Read more