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Bio Inspired Materials: The Electric Eel

Posted on January 11th, 2018 by in New Materials & Applications

When it comes to designing new materials, it’s often worth turning to nature for inspiration. After millions of years of evolution there’s a vast array of complex materials all around us. Continue reading “Bio Inspired Materials: The Electric Eel” »

3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures

Posted on January 9th, 2018 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Picture for a moment a pile of bricks, where each brick could be somehow programmed to intelligently self-assemble with the others.  As you’d imagine, making a complex structure like a house or a castle with technology like this would be a trivial task. Continue reading “3D Printed “Smart Particles” Promise Revolutionary Micro Structures” »

“Decisive Actions” Needed for GCC Chemicals

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The traditional reliance of the chemical industry in the GCC region on cheap and plentiful feedstock is no longer a guarantee for competitive performance. “Changes are necessary” to remain a global chemical powerhouse, according to the chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). Continue reading ““Decisive Actions” Needed for GCC Chemicals” »

Chemists Concerned About How Their Field is Viewed

Posted on December 14th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

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Chemistry and its importance in everyday life is often underrated at best, and wildly misunderstood at worst. The stock image of scientists in white lab coats holding beakers of toxic chemicals has been hard to shake Continue reading “Chemists Concerned About How Their Field is Viewed” »

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