Multifunctional coating for public touch displays


Schott introduces what it claims to be the first permanently anti-reflective and oleophobic coating for touchscreens.

BASF inaugurates catalysts manufacturing operation in Shanghai

BASF have inaugurated its expanded mobile emissions catalysts manufacturing operation in Shanghai, China.

New class of industrial polymers discovered


New experimental polymers delivers cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials ideal for electronics, aerospace, airline and automotive industries.

BASF opens new R&D centre in Mumbai, India

Will focus on organic synthesis, advanced process and formulation research, discovery chemistry for modern agricultural solutions, and molecular modelling.

Converting carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals

Uhde Laboratory in Ennigerloh, Germany© ThyssenKrupp AG

ThyssenKrupp initiates project to convert process gases from steel production into base chemicals.

Mass production of polymer-nanotube composite fibers

Forcespun composite carbon fibers from Fiberio setup

Mass production of polymer-nanotube composite fibers using FibeRio forcespinning technology for cheap and strong carbon fibers.

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Carbon dioxide – raw material of the future

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2nd CO2-Conference on Carbon Dioxide as Feedstock for Chemistry and Polymers in “Haus der Technik” Essen, Germany, October 7th to 9th 2013

Metal-organic framework, heal thyself!

MOF healing

A problem with metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) is that their slightly ionic nature renders their structure vulnerable to deformation.

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Ceramic polymer coating system for biogas plants

Ceramic Polymer coatings for biogas plants

A new coating system for all kinds of component parts of biogas plants can be applied at ambient temperatures down to minus 10°C.

German polymer manufacturer Ecronova acquired by Michelman

Michelman has acquired Recklinghausen-based Ecronova Polymer GmbH, a manufacturer of water-based polymers used in the production of paints and lacquers.