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Graphene NanoChem and Emery Oleochemicals form JV to develop enhanced specialty chemical additives

10:05 AM MDT | April 7, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Platinum NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphene NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur), has signed an agreement for a joint venture collaboration with Emery Advanced Materials, a subsidiary of Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia), focused on...


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Nanomaterials firm completes graphene expansion in Malaysia

Graphene NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur) has installed a second reactor at its nanomaterials facility at Senawang, near Kuala Lumpur, the company announced. The new reactor doubles the group's production capacity for graphene to 2 m.t./year and is the first step in a...

Korean researchers find eco-friendly method for creating nitrogen-doped graphene nanoplatelets

Researchers at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (Unist; Ulsan, South Korea) have found a simple, low-cost, and eco-friendly method of creating nitrogen-doped graphene nanoplatelets (NGnP), the institute announced. The NGnPs could be used in...

Researchers identify nanostructures for producing hydrogen via solar power

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL; Lausanne, Switzerland) and Technion (Kesalsaba, Israel) researchers have identified nanostructures able to produce hydrogen via the use of solar energy, Technion has announced. EPFL...

Canadian and Japanese researchers discover environmentally friendly hydrogenation process

Researchers from McGill University, (Montreal), The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN; Wako, Japan) and the Institute for Molecular Science (Okazaki, Japan) have discovered a way to make the widely used chemical process of hydrogenation more...

Mitsui & Co. to distribute Applied Minerals' halloysite clay

Applied Minerals (New York), a producer of halloysite clay, has entered into an agreement for Mitsui & Co. to market Applied Minerals' dragonite halloysite clay and iron oxide. The agreement includes a distribution covering South...

Georgia Tech researchers use polymer structures as nanoreactors to develop uniform nanocrystals

Researchers at Georgia Tech (Atlanta) have developed an improved technique for producing nanocrystals with consistent sizes, compositions, and architectures—including metallic, ferroelectric, magnetic, semiconductor, and luminescent...

Bayer MaterialScience withdrawing from nanotech

Bayer MaterialScience says it is winding down its carbon nanotubes (CNT) program because “comprehensive commercialization” of the nanotechnology within Bayer’s core business lines is not expected in the foreseeable future....

BASF launches North American center for research on advanced materials in partnership with three top US universities

BASF has launched a research initiative called North American Center for Research on Advanced Materials, an initiative through which BASF is collaborating with Harvard University (Cambridge, MA), the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; Cambridge, MA)...

Novozymes, MBI granted DOE grant

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded Novozymes and MBI, a Lansing, MI-based bioprocessing technology non-profit, up to $2.5 million to develop new enzyme-based technologies to convert corn stover into sugars for subsequent conversion into biofuels. MBI's...

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