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  • Plastic World

    A new study provides the first global analysis of the production, use and fate of all plastics ever made.

  • Sharks, Whales May Solve Problems Plaguing the Shipping Industry

    A University of Portsmouth, U.K., marine biologist is looking to nature for solutions to problems plaguing both the environment and the shipping industry.

  • Pay for Reducing Carbon Emissions

    Currently, deforestation (the removal of trees) lends to a significant amount of human-induced carbon emissions.

  • Technology and Processes Behind Steel Production

    No other engineering material comes close to matching the versatility of steel. What are the raw materials and equipment required to produce steel? A high-level overview is provided on iron making, steel refining and finishing operations.

  • Ultra High-purity Chemical/Solvent Heater

    Process Technology has released the Frontier Ultra in-line ultra high-purity chemical and solvent heater. The Frontier Ultra provides indirect heating with PFA and PTFE wetted surfaces for the handling of flammable solvents. It is a high-wattage, high-flow inline chemical and solvent heater for use in a variety of applications and industries.

  • Elasticity Could Soon Be Adjusted with the Push of a Button

    University of Nebraska-Lincoln physicist Christian Binek found that the magnetic properties of a material could predict the relationship between the materials’ elasticity and temperature under certain conditions.

  • EOR Boosted by Nanosand/Surfactant Combo

    A new nanoparticle-surfactant complex increases oil recovery to 58 percent compared to 45 percent recovery using surfactant alone.

  • Radiopaque Glue Replaces Sutures, Guides Surgery

    The adhesive is visible in many common imaging techniques, such as fluoroscopy, ultrasound and computed tomography.

  • How to Select the Right Pump for Your Chemical Application

    Chemical pumps are defined as those with the application of making, using or disposing of chemicals. They are designed and constructed out of materials that can withstand substances with varying levels of viscosity, corrosiveness and abrasiveness. Some chemical pumps are also metering pumps, which provide flow measurement and control for applications that require precise volumes of chemicals.

  • Silk Micrococoons Wrap Sensitive Molecules

    Micron-scale cocoons, invisible to the naked eye, were devised to protect particles of beneficial molecular liquid “cargo” in various products.

  • 3D-Printed Self-Healing Gel Coming to a Cracked Phone Screen Near You

    A new 3D-printed self-healing gel regenerates after being cut.

  • Saint-Gobain’s Hexoloy® Silicon Carbide Continues to Extend Its Reach

    Silicon carbide (SiC) is arguably one of the most versatile compounds on Earth. In the years since commercial production began, it has become an invaluable asset in dozens of applications ranging from a protective reentry skin on the space shuttle to structural materials, and in the automotive, electronics, steel production, pharmaceutical, chemicals, nuclear and many other industries.

  • Pouches Kill E. Coli, Other Pathogens

    The inexpensive pouch, which releases chlorine dioxide gas eliminating E. coli and other illness-causing pathogens from fruits and vegetables, is made up of a semi-permeable membrane that allows for a controlled venting of the gas.

  • Syringes Polluting Recreational Areas, Bodies of Water

    Discarded syringes from heroin drug users are beginning to accumulate in unexpected recreational areas and bodies of water, both polluting the environment and presenting a “sticking” danger to people frequenting these areas, according to reports.

  • New PVC Conduit Benders Offer Solutions for Many Contractor Needs

    Southwire Tools & Equipment is introducing a new line of heavy-duty PVC conduit benders that helps users increase efficiency when heating and bending PVC conduit.

  • Making Polycarbonates from Lemon

    Because many everyday products are produced using polycarbonates (for instance, airplane windows and phone cases), several million tons of polycarbonate are created globally each year. Wanting to cut down on the amount of BPA used in the production of polycarbonates, researchers discovered a substitute.

  • Video: New Net and Chemical Class Thwart Insecticide-resistant Mosquitoes

    A new insecticide class has been repurposed for use in insecticide-treated mosquito nets.

  • A Suit That May Give Athletes an Advantage Over Competitors

    Always in search of an advantage over their competitors, athletes may experience that advantage in the form of data thanks to research from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • How Abrasive Blasting with ARMEX™ Works

    When baking soda impacts a substrate, the impact energy is transferred back into the baking soda crystal itself, which gets fractured and blown apart. The substrate remains unchanged.

  • Governments, Schools Not Communicating Most Effective Steps To Combat Climate Change

    The study from Lund University (which consulted 39 peer-reviewed papers, carbon calculators and government reports to arrive at their conclusion) details the four actions that would significantly reduce an individual’s carbon footprint: having fewer children, cutting air travel, getting rid of personal cars and maintaining a plant-based diet.

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