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Self-driving Vehicles Master Floors Before Roads

Posted on November 22nd, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Volvoe Self-driving Vehicle

Image [crop from original] by VolvoAutoItalia [Content on Youtube] via YouTube

If the thought of a 2000 pound driverless vehicle barreling down the road at highway speeds gives you pause, perhaps proving the technology at 2.5 mph scrubbing floors overnight is a more palpable approach? Continue reading “Self-driving Vehicles Master Floors Before Roads” »

Fast, Cheap, Molten Metal 3D Printing

Posted on November 15th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

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If the logistics and cost hurdles of powdered metals has kept you in the evaluation phase of additive manufacturing technology, newly available liquid metal 3D printing could get you in the flow. Continue reading “Fast, Cheap, Molten Metal 3D Printing” »

Us Natural Soda Ash Industry Seeks To Maintain Global Competitiveness

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The natural soda ash market in the US is seeking to maintain its competitiveness relative to the Chinese synthetic soda ash industry, the main global competitor for US soda ash. Downstream, about 50% of soda ash goes into glass-making production, which is utilised in the automotive industry and building trades in the US and exported globally. Continue reading “Us Natural Soda Ash Industry Seeks To Maintain Global Competitiveness” »

Celanese boosts engineered materials with SoFTer deal

Posted on November 8th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Celanese’s pending acquisition of the Italian compounder SoFTer Group will further increase the company’s exposure in engineered materials.

The deal will not change Celanese’s place as one of the largest producers of acetyls in the world. Continue reading “Celanese boosts engineered materials with SoFTer deal” »