In order to manufacture chemical products, a high-energy input is required, which consumes fossil resources. At Germany’s Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), two scientists are researching a resource-efficient and sustainable approach.
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is working with major specialty chemical manufacturer Croda Europe, NiTech Solutions and The University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing on a collaborative research and development project to develop a novel method for the continuous production of a range of market-leading surfactants.
The British Coatings Federation has started targeting the Asian market with its unique distance-learning proposition for technicians and research and development staff in the global coatings community.
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has launched an in-depth report on the UK coatings industry’s progress in addressing the sustainability challenges faced by the sector, unveiling the report at its annual awards dinner in Cheshire on November 25.
Carbon monoxide-rich exhaust gases from steel plants are only being reclaimed to a minor extent as power or heat. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new recycling process for this materially unused carbon resource.
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has launched a “Business Confidence Index” based on data gathered from members over the last three years. A third consecutive quarter with dropping confidence levels reflects the fact that UK manufacturing is struggling with reduced output and dwindling foreign demand for UK goods.
Our February issue features a simplified method for producing high-performance solvent-free waterborne acrylic polyols with glycidyl neodecanoate technology, the effects of different curing methods on tack-free curing, the science of smart hydrophobic coatings, and more.