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  • Absorbing organic pollutants in soils

    A new study closely examines the role degrading plant materials play in absorbing organic pollutants in the soil. These “biopolymers” are the waxy, water resistant barriers between the plant cells and the environment. This information is important to evaluate the role of these biopolymers as a natural sorbent for organic pollutants in the environment. The study, reported in the ...

  • Tensar international responds to sustained polymer cost escalation

    Tensar International Corporation, the leader in geosynthetic soil reinforcement and stabilization, has increased prices for its subgrade improvement and road base reinforcement geogrid products globally. The 10 percent increase, effective May 2, has been implemented to partially offset significantly higher polymer raw material costs “Global polymer costs have continued to rise steeply and ...

  • In with recycled plastic bricks, out with cement

    Recycling has been around for ages, but it wasn't until the 1970s that drop-off recycling centres emerged, and the late 1980s that doorstep collection began. While the existing recycling process is crucial to dealing with the growing amount of waste we produce, researchers are looking for alternative solutions. A group from Spain, Latvia and Lithuania says it is now ready to launch a green ...

  • Shimadzu offers new reports for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry

    Shimadzu Scientific Instruments released several technical reports for liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS), including research on artificial colorants, polymer additives and nutraceuticals. “Analysis of Artificial Colorants by Ultra-fast Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry” describes analysis, retention time and peak repeatability using Shimadzu’s LCMS-IT-TOF mass spectrometer, ...

  • When stabilisation is critical, PermeatecDS won’t let you down

    October saw the launch of the first product from the Technical Absorbents (TAL) Permeatec product range, which is aimed at the control, stabilisation and reinforcement markets. PermeatecDS has been designed specifically for the control of dust and the stabilisation of loose, granular materials. ...


    By Technical Absorbents

  • Lehigh University professor receives Astellas Award for arsenic groundwater remediation efforts

    Arup K. SenGupta, Ph.D., a professor of civil, environmental and chemical engineering at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., has been chosen to receive a 2009 Astellas USA Foundation Award. The award, administered by the American Chemical Society, is given to individuals who have made significant scientific research contributions that improve public health through their work in the chemical and ...

  • TAL takes Permeatec to Nashville

    Nashville, Tennessee is opening its doors to Technical Absorbents Ltd (TAL) as it prepares to take its new PermeatecDS sand and granular material stabilisation technology over to the USA for the first time. It will showcase its new product at Environmental Connection – the event of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) – which attracts leading players from ...


    By Technical Absorbents

  • Compostable plastics have a sweet ending

    Food packaging and other disposable plastic items could soon be composted at home along with organic waste thanks to a new sugar-based polymer. The degradable polymer is made from sugars known as lignocellulosic biomass, which come from non-food crops such as fast-growing trees and grasses, or renewable biomass from agricultural or food waste. It is being developed at Imperial College ...

  • New route to reclaiming plastics from ASR

    Researchers have found a new way of separating the different types of shredded plastic parts from end-of-life-vehicles (ELVs). In co-operation with Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota and German waste technology specialist Sicon, the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV in Freising, Germany, has developed the so-called CreaSolv process. When compressed into granulate, ...

  • Banana fibre can fix marine oil spills, says study

    Fibre from the stem of the banana plant can efficiently absorb oil spills that pollute coasts and threaten marine life says a new study by Indian researchers. Banana fibre, when treated with certain chemicals, can absorb up to 18 times their weight of oil, according to the study published last month ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Webinar: Real-Time Monitoring Drives Polymerization Success

    Real-time, in situ monitoring provides invaluable data that can be used to control polymerization, leading to higher-weight, performance-optimized polymers. A new, free, on-demand webinar from METTLER TOLEDO offers an expert review of real-world experiments in which in situ monitoring helped lay the groundwork for exciting innovations in this rapidly-evolving synthesis arena. METTLER TOLEDO has ...


    By Mettler - Toledo Int. Inc

  • Upcoming Pittcon 2015

    HORIBA Scientific will be speaking at the upcoming Pittcon 2015 symposium entitled, "Using analytical solutions to target emerging issues in drinking water safety." Adam Gilmore, PhD, will be discussing: "Optical monitoring and optimization of wastewater recycling operations with simultaneous fluorescence and absorbance measurements." The symposium's description is: "Using ...


    By HORIBA Europe GmbH

  • ASTM D6953 - 11 standard test method for determination of antioxidants and erucamide slip additives in polyethylene using liquid chromatography (LC)

    Separation and identification of stabilizers used in the manufacture of polyethylene resins are necessary in order to correlate performance properties with polymer composition. This test method provides a means to determine the polymer additives listed in Table 1 in polyethylene samples. This test method is capable of the determination of other antioxidants, but the stability of these during ...


    By ASTM International

  • 60 metric tons of weight are on voyage

    AVA has boosted its leading position as supplier of large-volume continuous dryers for applications in the field of the chemical industry and consolidated its market position in Asia. For a production site in Singapore an AVA Horizontal Dryer Type HTK-T 40,000 was just shipped out. The scope of supply also includes the weighting unit for the dryer as well as a vibrating feeder. The end user is ...


    By AVA GmbH u. Co. KG

  • Tensar international announces price increase for stabilization geogrid products

    Tensar International Corporation has increased prices for its subgrade improvement and road base reinforcement geogrid products globally. The increase, effective February 15, has been implemented to partially offset significantly higher polymer raw material costs. "Polymer cost increases have continued throughout 2010", explained Robert Vevoda, Tensar International President and Managing ...

  • Low-cost recyclable material could capture carbon dioxide from power plants

    Researchers have developed a new, low-cost material for capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants and other generators of the greenhouse gas. Produced with a simple one-step chemical process, the new material has a high capacity for absorbing carbon dioxide — and can be reused many times. Combined with improved heat management techniques, the new material ...

  • California’s Prop 65 and Hydrazine Public Health Concerns

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns about exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • ASTM D788 - 11 Standard Classification System for Poly(Methyl Methacrylate) (PMMA) Molding and Extrusion Compounds

    The purpose of this classification system is to provide a method of adequately identifying poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) molding and extrusion compounds. These compounds are polymers based on methyl methacrylate, and at least 70 % of the polymer shall be polymerized from methyl methacrylate. Poly(methyl methacrylate) molding and extrusion compounds are classified into groups ...


    By ASTM International

  • Aramsco now offers frogtape painter`s tape

    Formerly only available through home centers, Aramsco announces FrogTape is now being stocked nationwide. This new product addition expands Aramsco’s already outstanding breadth of tapes. FrogTape is the only professional painter’s masking tape on the market that is treated with PaintBlock Technology. FrogTape was designed for use with latex paints, and can stay on indoor surfaces for ...


    By Aramsco, Inc.

  • Vibration isolators with silicon and comparison with vibration control with rubber

    Vibro-SiL Silicon Vibration Control Products is our newest addition in the existing range of vibration isolators under the brand VIBRO. The constantly increased demand for a raw material that will offer increased material capabilities without reducing the vibration efficiency motivated us to create ...


    By ALPHA ACOUSTIKI Ltd.

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