8,400 – 10,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke!


8,400 – 10,000 chemicals in tobacco smoke!

Its 8,400 -10,000 chemicals present in cigarettes. Cigarettes look deceptively simple, consisting of paper tubes containing chopped up tobacco leaf and it will deliver a steady dose of nicotine. In addition to nicotine the following components also present Tobacco blend, Paper, PVA glue and Cellulose acetate-based filter. Additives are used to make tobacco products more acceptable to the consumer. Humectants [glycol or glycerol], Cocoa solidsm Licoricem, Tobacco extracts. Some of the above components are harmless, but along with that 600 permitted additives are burned in cigarettes. Read more

 

Perstorp AB and 3D4Makers BV are joining forces with a new joint venture: ElogioAM, to bring new material solutions in order to advance the additive manufacturing industry. By combining the deep insights of both companies into chemicals and polymers, ElogioAM is bringing the world’s first fifth-generation 3D filament, Facilan, which enables applications previously unobtainable with other 3D printing materials. ElogioAM will be based in the Netherlands, Haarlem. ElogioAM aims to enable true deployment of additive manufacturing capability for medical, fashion, orthotics, advanced prototyping, modelling, demanding industry and consumer markets. Read more

 

BASF SE said that it will present a broad portfolio of polyurethanes systemsbasic products and intermediate, focusing on an intensive exchange on the current market situation. With numerous innovations and further developments in the field of polyurethanes, the company will present:  SLENTITE: high-performance insulation for future-oriented construction. Scarce and expensive living space, high demand for renovation of old buildings and the urgent task of conserving resources make it necessary to search for new solutions and materials. SLENTITE, the organic aerogel, which is produced as a robust panel, offers possible solutions. Read more

 

KWS Saat SE, one of the world’s leading plant breeding companies has issued a non-binding offer to Bayer AG for its global vegetable seed business, operating under the global trademark Nunhem. KWS is thus renewing a non-binding bid it made in January 2018 and is offering Bayer and its shareholders’ attractive terms and conditions for the sale of the vegetable seed business. In order to complete the transaction with Monsanto, Bayer AG had assured the antitrust authorities that it would sell crop science businesses, including its vegetable seed business.  If Nunhems were acquired by KWS, the agricultural sector, farmers and consumers alike would benefit from the sale to an independent seed company without an agrochemicals division. Read more

 

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