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Reflecting titanium dioxide pigment could transform greenhouse film performance
Polymer Additives : 14 October, 2013
New research indicates that Huntsman's Altiris infra-red reflecting pigment can improve the performance of polyethylene (PE) greenhouse film to provide improved growing conditions.
High performance polymer additive concentrates rebranded
Polymer Additives : 03 September, 2013
AkzoNobel has changed the names of its Nourymix range of high performance polymer additive concentrates. The new names for these will be aligned with the company’s Armoslip and Armostat ranges.
Infrared reflecting pigment increases solar reflectance in coloured polymers
Polymer Additives : 27 August, 2013
Huntsman’s Altiris infrared reflecting pigment is a titanium dioxide based pigment that preferentially reflects infrared radiation (heat) from the sun. When mixed with coloured pigments the result is higher solar reflectance in an unprecedented range of colourful polymers including dark and vibrant shades.
Water-adsorbing amorphous magnesium carbonate targets electronics and pharmaceuticals
Desiccants and Water Absorbers : 22 July, 2013
A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesised by researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden.
Liquid filled body armour relies on shear thickening fluids
Shear Thickening Fluids : 23 January, 2013
A new type of body armor is fortified with an innovative liquid that becomes solid when something hits it. This could offer a much greater level of protection for soldiers.
Cobalt-free resin curing receives award recognition
Curing Agents : 16 October, 2012
At the AVK Composites Conference in Düsseldorf, the BluCure cobalt-free curing technology has received public recognition as a truly sustainable curing technology by being awarded tghird position in the "Innovative Product’ category.
Cobalt-free curing launched at China Composites Expo
Curing Agents : 12 September, 2012
On September 5-7 2012, BluCure was presented at the China Composites Expo in Shanghai. In addition, AkzoNobel and DSM will introduce their BluCure Products. The BluCure umbrella brand covers innovative Cobalt-free resin curing technologies and products
OM Group partners with Akzonobel for composite curing alternative to cobalt
: 07 September, 2012
OM Group and AkzoNobel have signed an exclusive worldwide distribution agreement for OMG’s Borchi Oxy Cure accelerators. The agreement is limited to the curing of unsaturated polyester and vinylester resins in the composite industry.
DCOIT (4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one) recommended by EU Competent Authorities for approval for anti-fouling products
Biocides : 06 April, 2011
After five years of evaluation and following stringent and demanding risk assessment methodology, Dow Microbial Controls' active substance DCOIT has been recommended for approval and inclusion into Annex I of the Biocidal Products Directive for Product Type 21 antifouling products.
Water-based dry film preservative protects against fungi and algae
Biocides : 02 April, 2011
Dow Microbial Control has launched a new dry-film preservative, BIOBANTM 358. BIOBAN preservatives help protect a wide range of paints and coatings formulations from microbial contamination.
Active biocide for in-can protection of paint and coatings
Biocides : 30 March, 2011
Dow Microbial Control has launched a new class of isothiazalone antimicrobial compounds to the paint and coatings industry. Called Bioban Mbit, this new chemistry has broad spectrum activity against bacteria, mold and yeasts, closing the gaps associated with many conventional means of microbial control.
Univar invests in development of
Lubricants : 21 March, 2011
Univar has invested around
Ashland to increase global prices of foam control agents
Foam Control Agents : 18 March, 2011
Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. is increasing the global price of its Aquaflow rheology modifiers by 10 percent effective April 1, 2011, or as contracts allow.
Specialty lubricants help Buzzimarine racers capture 2008 victories
Lubricants : 16 January, 2009
Marine engines take a brutal pounding in offshore racing. Buzzimarine lubricates its Fiat Powertrain Technologies N67 turbo diesels with high-performance Anderol Specialty Lubricants. As Technical sponsor of Team Buzzi, Anderol Specialty Lubricants, a Division of Chemtura Corporation, makes specialty fluids for heavy-duty service, for aviation, industrial, refrigeration as well as marine applications - anywhere lubricants need an extra edge.
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