Pre-coated sand for shell molding

ASK Chemicals expands its product portfolio with the addition of pre-coated sand that is used in the shell molding process.

Ford uses foam and plastic made from CO2

Ford is the first automaker to develop foams and plastics using captured CO2 for its vehicle lineup

New transparent luminous pigments

Research scientists at the Leibniz-Institute for New Materials have developed luminous particles that can also withstand high temperatures. When activated by UV light or x-rays, they glow orange red.

Turning coke oven gas into baking powder

ThyssenKrupp and TU Berlin develop a process for eco-friendly conversion of process gases.

Alcoa to separate into two companies

The world’s third largest producer of aluminum Alcoa will split into two independent companies.

New bio-based polyol with excellent characteristics

BASF presents a new resin produced from renewable raw material without any disadvantage compared to petrochemical produced polyol.

Softwood becomes exclusive hardwood

Scientists at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen have developed an innovative treatment for domestic wood and timber.

Bentonite in Drilling Mud

Precision grinded bentonite for the oil and gas industry possesses extraordinary material properties.

Nissan glows in the dark

Car manufacturer Nissan partners with inventor Hamish Scott to create paint that uses UV energy absorbed during daylight to glow at night.

Substitute non-renewable raw materials with sugar

The Dutch company AkzoNobel and partners are looking to turn sugar beet into raw materials.