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How Chemical Companies Can Adapt to Industry 4.0

Posted on November 21st, 2017 by

Industry 4.0 has been referred to as “the fourth industrial revolution.” Underpinned by the Internet of Things (IoT), this new era is all about connections: connected people and products within a company, connections among departments within a company and global connections among producers, suppliers and customers. Continue reading “How Chemical Companies Can Adapt to Industry 4.0” »

Thin Films: A Step Closer to Solar-Cell Windows

Posted on November 17th, 2017 by

Thin films crop up all over the place in our daily lives. They appear as the antireflection coatings on our glasses, on CDs and DVDs, on magnetic tapes and in lasers. Life wouldn’t be the same without them. Continue reading “Thin Films: A Step Closer to Solar-Cell Windows” »

How Corrosion Impacts Operations and How to Mitigate the Effects

Posted on November 13th, 2017 by

Corrosion on the surface of a metal occurs at first as the result of an unwanted or unintended chemical reaction. The deterioration then continues from there, often with metal loss and cracks or crevices developing. Continue reading “How Corrosion Impacts Operations and How to Mitigate the Effects” »

Identifying the Right Material to Resist Corrosion

Posted on November 10th, 2017 by

Something as dangerous as nuclear fuel cannot be effectively contained by just any material. It happens that zirconium is the optimal metal for cladding nuclear fuel rods, partly because it is so resistant to heat and chemical corrosion. Continue reading “Identifying the Right Material to Resist Corrosion” »

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