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June 1, 2014
In the ten years since its first isolation by a pair of Russian physicists, the single-atom-thick carbon allotrope known as graphene has been extolled as a “miracle material” for everything from television screens to tennis rackets to superabsorbent fabrics. What excites scientists so much about graphene is its myriad of impressive physical properties, some of which are illustrated in Figure 1...
March 1, 2014
This company has added Baynox Extra, a highly concentrated liquid stabilizer for biodiesel fuel, to its product range. The easy-to-meter additive effectively prolongs the shelf life of...
January 1, 2014
Total Refining & Chemicals A new polyethylene grade for large-width films The new Supertough 22ST05 metallocene polyethylene grade is aimed at the industrial films sector, embracing the need for easy-to-process, high-performance downgauging film solutions. Supertough 22ST05 films feature excellent bubble stability and mechanical properties that give them the potential to downgauge by up to 25%...
December 1, 2013
CUI — that acronym should be enough to capture your attention. All chemical process industries (CPI) plants are aging — and some are aged, especially in the U.S. and Europe. Corrosion under insulation (CUI) should be regarded as a silent killer, and there aren’t enough doctors, or in other words, experts in the field to address the problem sufficiently. FRI’s experimental unit was...
October 1, 2013
Introduced last April, Torayfan MWX6 metallized white cavitated biaxially-oriented polypropylene (PP) film is designed with a proprietary “ultra-barrier” layer on one side for “superior”...
September 1, 2013
Chemical processing equipment made from thermoplastics can have distinct advantages for equipment corrosion, fluid contamination and flame retardancy. When purchased in the form of heavy-gauge sheets, these thermoplastics can be machined, fabricated and formed into a virtually unlimited variety of process equipment components that may address chemical processing challenges that other materials cannot. The...
April 1, 2013
The continuous quest to maximize process efficiency and boost product performance, in which all sectors of the chemical process industries (CPI) are engaged, is driving demand for technologically advanced coatings. And engineering at the nanoscale level is an increasingly common avenue to reach these goals in commercial coatings. Progress in nano steps As the traditional coatings market continues to grow...
December 1, 2012
Introduced recently at the Fakuma trade fair (Friedrichahafen, Germany), a new Noryl resin not only complies with current European and global sustainability regulations regarding materials used in potable water systems, but also with new...
August 1, 2012
Transfinity elastomer composite products specifically are designed for use in anti-vibration applications. These products provide elastomer compound formulators the flexibility to control damping levels and achieve the highest levels of...
May 1, 2012
In testing by an independent laboratory, Superwool Plus high-temperature thermal insulation has been shown to have a thermal conductivity up to 40% lower than comparable insulation products at 1,000°C. The...
April 1, 2012
The E2 integrated polymer system is designed for purging high-temperature engineering resins from injection molding machines. The proprietary E2 system is more effective than mechanical (abrasive) and...
April 1, 2012
One additive intended for use in lead-acid batteries for micro-hybrid gasoline engines, and another for lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, can improve battery performance. PBX51 is a...
February 1, 2012
Foamglas One — an insulation product for pipes and vessels — is now available in a size (18 × 36 in.) that is 50% larger than its previous products. Available in thicknesses up to 7...
November 1, 2011
Solef 41308 PVDF (polyvinylidine fluoride) is designed for direct adhesion onto metals and allows the construction of multilayer coating systems. While the first layer is applied with conventional electrostatic coating techniques for...
November 1, 2011
The ASTM standard A240 for flat products lists the properties of all major stainless steels, and is used by designers and specifiers worldwide. The new 11th edition now includes...
May 18, 2011
BriteCoat is the tradename for a line of emulsions that are optimized for coating paper and paperboard. Britecoat is a vinyl acetate...
May 18, 2011
BriteCoat is the tradename for a line of emulsions that are optimized for coating paper and paperboard. Britecoat is a vinyl acetate...
May 1, 2011
Designed for plastic-bonding applications, 3225-T-SC is a versatile adhesive with an indicator that causes the adhesive to appear blue when in an uncured...
May 1, 2011
EP21AR is a two-component epoxy that can withstand harsh acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96–98% sulfuric acid and 36%...
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