Insights from BCC Research

What You Need to Know About Self-Healing Polymers

Written by Clara Mouawad on Oct 30, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Self healing polymer

Self-healing polymers are an artificially developed polymer that are capable of repairing damage to a variety of building materials on their own, without the need of human intervention.

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Topics: Plastics, Chemicals

Sustainability In The Chemical Industry

Written by Sarah Greenberg on Aug 14, 2019 11:15:00 AM

SustainabilityExperts at Chemical Industry Digest argue that while the chemical industry is adopting environmentally friendly practices, true sustainability (and thus a secure future for the chemical industry) will only be achieved when businessowners and operators, scholars and other stakeholders embrace sustainability wholeheartedly and incorporate its principles into their business and teachings.

This embrace of sustainability requires a transformational shift in mindsets and attitudes from top management to virtually all employees and stakeholders in the chemical industry, including those involved in the entire manufacturing value chain—from suppliers to the end users.

If this shift occurs, it will drive innovation in chemistry and open up new vistas in business opportunities.

The Shift to Embracing Sustainability is Happening

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Topics: Chemicals

Insect Repellent Products: Ingredients That Fuel the Market

Written by Mohammed Javed and Sarah Gallo on Dec 28, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Insect Repellent Products

Mosquitoes are responsible for spreading three of the deadliest insect-borne diseases in the world: malaria, dengue and yellow fever. Of these, malaria impacts the most people worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 40% of the world’s population is at risk for malaria. Two of the most effective ways to protect oneself against insect-borne diseases are through proper insect repellent use and increased awareness across the globe.

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Topics: Chemicals

Surfactants Industry Now Dominated by Merger of Two Market Behemoths

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Feb 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Surfactant.jpgMounting demand for household detergents and personal care items is helping to push the worldwide market for surfactants, according to a new report from BCC Research. Surfactants are surface-active substances which are widely used to trim down the surface tension of any liquid and are particularly effective for cleaning.

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Topics: Chemicals