Chemistry of Northern Lights

Chemistry of Northern Lights

An aurora is a natural light phenomenon, which occurs in the high latitude regions of the two poles. They are known as northern lights or aurora borealis around the arctic circle. On the other hand, they are known as southern lights or aurora australis around the Antarctic circle. How does this phenomenon occur? The sun is situated approximately 150 million kilometres away from our planet. However, its effects are felt much beyond its visible surface. Read More

Borouge said that it showcased its differentiated solutions for infrastructure, energy, packaging and agriculture applications recently in Noida, India. Borouge’s portfolio comprises a comprehensive collection of polyethylene and polypropylene materials for greenhouse and irrigation systems, consumer and industrial packaging, power grids and piping infrastructure. It also includes Anteo, the company’s latest polymer for flexible packaging applications. Borouge showcased its products recently at Indiaplast 2019. Read More

Nouryon has selected a location in the US for a world-scale polymerization plant for its Expancel expandable microspheres. The project will significantly strengthen the company’s leadership position in expandable microspheres, which are used to make customers’ end products lighter and reduce costs. Advanced engineering is underway and long delivery item procurement has started. The project is scheduled for completion in late 2020, subject to final board approval. Read More

Sika AG has agreed to acquire King Packaged Materials Company, a large independent Canadian manufacturer of dry shotcrete and mortars for concrete repair. With the acquisition, Sika will further expand its geographical footprint in Canada and improve its growth potential in the home improvement, construction, mining and tunnelling markets. The acquired business generates annual sales of CHF 61 million with a workforce of 180 employees. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in the second quarter of 2019. Read More

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