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Thin Films: A Step Closer to Solar-Cell Windows

Posted on November 17th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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” »

Solving mysterious corrosion in a pressure vessel

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A leading global manufacturer of chemicals faced a significant corrosion problem in some of its metal tanks. The tanks contained the final product of a peracetic acid production line Continue reading “Solving mysterious corrosion in a pressure vessel” »

Not Your Father’s Assembly Line

Posted on October 18th, 2017 by in New Materials & Applications

Image [crop from original] by Comau via Comau.com

Image [crop from original] by Comau via Comau.com

Would Henry Ford be more amazed by the technological complexity of contemporary automobiles or that of the contemporary assembly lines which produce them? Continue reading “Not Your Father’s Assembly Line” »

Bio-inspired Materials: The Conch Shell

Posted on October 12th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

From the very first wheel, the process of engineering has always been deeply inspired by nature. The Wright brothers, for example, spent hours studying the flight of birds before designing their airplane.

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