Toward a smart graphene membrane to desalinate water


Toward a smart graphene membrane to desalinate water

An international team of researchers, including scientists from Shinshu University (Japan) and the director of Penn State’s ATOMIC Center, has developed a graphene-based coating for desalination membranes that is more robust and scalable than current nanofiltration membrane technologies. The result could be a sturdy and practical membrane for clean water solutions as well as protein separation, wastewater treatment and pharmaceutical and food industry applications. Read More

 

Sebaceous glands help the skin stay moist and protect it against external influences such as harsh weather, pollution, and microbial assaults: The oily or waxy matter that these microscopic, exocrine glands secrete – called sebum – lubricates and softens the skin and hair.BASF Care Creations and the Cell Therapy Research Institute CTIBiotech presented the initial results of their joint research on 3D tissue models for the development and testing of bio-actives for skin care applications. Read More

 

Beaulieu Yarns, the global supplier of high-quality synthetic polyamide and polypropylene yarns, has now offered sustainable versions of all its polyamide (PA6) yarns for carpets for residential and commercial use, including automotive.A first for the carpet industry, new EqoBalance PA6 yarns follow the biomass balance approach, which ensures that at the very start of the supply chain, natural renewable raw materials can partially or even completely replace fossil resources in the production of polymers processed into yarns. Read More

 

BASF SE said that it will present its new “Be authentic” concept and latest product launches for skin care. The concept comprises two collections of appealing formulations – Mediterranean Influences and Experimental Nomad – that are inspired by the latest beauty trends, identified by French trend consulting agency Peclers.Mediterranean Influences – glamorous formulations that care and protect: Relaxation, sunshine, and exquisite cuisine – the Mediterranean lifestyle, famous for being both casual and elegant, is inspiring major beauty trends all over the world. Read More