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Inexpensive catalyst uses light energy to convert ammonia into hydrogen for fuel

Rice University researchers have developed an important light-activated nanomaterial for the hydrogen economy. Using inexpensive raw materials, a team from the Rice Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. and Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment has developed a scalable catalyst that requires only the power of light to convert ammonia into […]

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ECJ: Titanium dioxide wrongly classified as carcinogenic

Paint and varnish manufacturers sued the European Court of Justice against the classification of titanium dioxide. The court declared the corresponding regulation of the EU Commission to be void. Titanium dioxide in powder form is wrongly classified as carcinogenic by the EU. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) declared a corresponding regulation of the EU Commission to be void on November 23.11.2022, XNUMX. The EU Commission made an obvious mistake [...]

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Sherwin-Williams buys Oskar Nolte and Klumpp Coatings

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced an agreement to acquire Specialized Industrial Coatings Holding (SIC Holding), a joint venture between Peter Möhrle Holding and GP Capital UG, which also owns paint manufacturers Oskar Nolte and Klumpp Coatings. The company's portfolio includes foil coatings as well as radiation-curable and water-based coatings for the panel, furniture and flooring industries. [...]

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dr Hönle AG: Initiation of restructuring measures at Raesch Quartz (Germany) GmbH, Ilmenau

The supervisory board of Dr. Hönle AG today approved the Management Board's proposal to initiate restructuring measures at the subsidiary Raesch Quartz (Germany) GmbH, Ilmenau, while safeguarding the rights of the bodies responsible for operational co-determination. In order to implement this decision, the production and administration of Raesch Quartz (Germany) GmbH in Ilmenau are to be shut down. As part of these measures, […]

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Röhm and OQ Chemicals lay the foundation for a new plant

With the groundbreaking, Röhm and OQ Chemicals have officially started building a new large-scale methyl methacrylate (MMA) plant. The new plant will be built by Röhm at the OQ Chemicals production site in Bay City, Texas, USA. OQ Chemicals will supply the new facility with raw materials and provide infrastructure and site services. To this end, OQ Chemicals […]

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Robust UV-curable polyurethane acrylate coating

In a new study, a UV-curable, self-healing, transparent polyurethane-acrylate coating based on disulfide bonds was developed and cured by modified nano-silica. UV curable coatings are widely used because of their environmental friendliness and low volatile organic compound (VOC) emission. However, the fast curing speed of UV curable coatings often leads to internal structural defects, which severely limits their application and development. […]

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Sherwin-Williams acquires Italian wood coatings company

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced an agreement to acquire Industria Chimica Adriatica (ICA). ICA is an Italian developer, manufacturer and distributor of industrial wood coatings for kitchen cabinets, furniture and decoration, building products, flooring and other special applications. According to the company, the acquired company has annual sales of more than EUR 150 million and operates worldwide, including […]

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Redesigned homepage

On August 05.08.2022th, XNUMX we gave our homepage a new look. As part of this redesign, we will be adding interesting news from the various areas of UV technology at this point in the future. We have already posted the first new news and some examples from the "News" of the past years. We hope you enjoy reading the new […]

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Toyo Ink plans to double production capacity for laminating adhesives in Asia

By strengthening its global supply chain, Toyo Ink Group aims to expand sales of highly functional and environmentally friendly solutions such as solvent-free adhesives, for which demand is expected to increase worldwide. The expansion work at the Malaysian site is already underway and full operation is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2023. After commissioning, Toyochem Specialty Chemical will […]

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IGM Resins acquires Litian

With a history of over 45 years and 23 years of experience in the energy curing market, Litian is currently the second largest Chinese manufacturer of UV acrylates with a high market share and good reputation in Asia. Litian employs 185 people, all of whom work at the Rudong (Jiangsu, China) site. Litian offers a complete portfolio of (customizable) monomers and […]

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