Why Concrete Is Awesome (We’re Serious)

Written by Sarah Greenberg on Nov 25, 2020 10:22:13 AM

Concrete Is AwesomeSolidia is saving the world with their sustainable concrete and cement solutions. We love this company so much that we’ve blogged and podcasted about them before, and we’re interviewing them for our blog today.

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Topics: Chemicals, Energy and Resources

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

Regulations Help, Hinder the Global Oleochemical Industry

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Jan 2, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Oleochemical.jpgGovernments around the world rarely shy away from regulating industries, but regulation of the oleochemical industry is surprisingly sparse.

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Topics: Chemicals

Global Antiseptic and Disinfectant Market Sees Segmented Growth

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Dec 18, 2017 1:30:00 PM

Sanitizer_Unit.jpgWith hygiene at home, in hospitals or at the workplace seen as increasingly important for health and a disease-free environment, the global market for antiseptics and disinfectants are expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.2% through 2022, when the global market value could be worth $9.1 billion, according to an updated report from BCC Research.

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Topics: Chemicals

Microwave Assisted Thermal Sterilization (MATS) the Future of Food Steralization

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Oct 5, 2017 11:00:00 AM

In as little as a year, your food could be coming to the table thanks to MATS—a revolutionary food-preparation technology formally known as microwave assisted thermal sterilization.

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Topics: Chemicals

The Future of Green Adhesives in Energy and Transportation

Written by Jeff Schmerker on Sep 19, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The global market for adhesives is growing steadily thanks to a spate of new technologies, an uptick in demand and creative industrial applications. Leading the charge is the growing popularity of green adhesives, which emit fewer volatile organic compounds. They will continue to garner more attention and demand as industries will need to comply with environmental regulations, industrial emissions caps and water and wastewater regulations.

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Topics: Chemicals

Green Bananas as Functional Fruit Flours

Written by Clayton Luz on Aug 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Green Banana.jpgGreen bananas, anyone? Dr. Seuss would be pleased.

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Topics: Chemicals

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