Corrosion Technology Forum 2018


Corrosion Technology Forum A two day conclave on Corrosion Technology to discuss various issues related to corrosion control, mitigation and methodologies to assess the damage due to corrosion. National and International experts are being invited to give latest information on corrosion control strategies, health monitoring of plants and periodic maintenance methodologies. Join the biggest event ever on Corrosion Technology to stay updated on latest industrial trends in Chemical and Process Industry.

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‘Green’ catalysis technique to boost pharma manufacturing efficiency

About 70 percent of pharmaceuticals are manufactured using palladium driven catalytic processes that are either fast or efficient – but not both. Researchers at North Carolina State University have now developed a green chemistry method that combines aspects of both processes to improve efficiency at a minimal cost of processing time. Specifically, these palladium-driven catalytic reactions are used to connect carbons in small, organic molecules to create larger molecules for use in pharmaceuticals and other applications. Read more


Scientists at the University of Bristol have discovered a way to re-use a common plastic to break down harmful dyes in our wastewater. The paper published in ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces by a joint UK and Brazilian research team describes how synthetic dyes, used in the clothing industry worldwide, could be treated by the plastic found in packaging and cutlery – polystyrene. A smart new material is produced from polystyrene by the novel method of freezing and expanding to a state where it can support nanoparticles. Read more


By being the first to fully track the changing chemistry of carbon molecules in the air, a Virginia Tech professor could change the way we study pollutants, smog, and emissions to the atmosphere. Gabriel Isaacman-VanWertz, lead scientist on a new study published in Nature Chemistry and assistant professor in the Charles Edward Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has established a method of tracking reactions between air and carbon-based compounds — a feat that has been previously elusive to researchers. This new finding could allow researchers to study pollution, smog, and haze in a comprehensive way. Read more


International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Frutarom Industries Ltd for approximately $7.1 billion. By combining with Frutarom, IFF is accelerating its Vision 2020 strategy to create a global leader in taste, scent and nutrition. The combination unites two industry-leading, innovative companies with complementary customers, capabilities and geographic reach, resulting in more exposure to fast-growing end markets and an enhanced platform to deliver sustainable, profitable growth. The combined company’s customers will have access to comprehensive and differentiated integrated solutions. Read more