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VCI endorses continuation of dialog on nanomaterials

June 15, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that it approves the continuation of the NanoDialog discussion with the government on the opportunities and risks associated with these materials. It says that the NanoDialog has enabled...

CM&E: Nanotechnology continues to advance

June 7, 2016 | Jing Chen

Nanotechnology has made significant strides in the last few decades and will continue to improve, says speakers at The Chemical Marketing & Economics Group’s (CM&E) “The Future of USA Nanotechnology” discussion held on 2 June in New...

Graphene 3D Lab produces graphene that may help clean oil spills

May 17, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Graphene 3D Lab (Calverton, NY) says it has commissioned a new production reactor that results in a fivefold increase in the production capacity of graphene oxide and reduced graphene oxide. The company has used the additional capacity to develop porous...

Thomas Swan launches two-dimensional boron nitride products

March 23, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has announced a new range of two-dimensional boron nitride products, building in its graphene products. The products are produced by a proprietary exfoliation, or separation, process resulting in two-dimensional atomically thin...

Thomas Swan collaborates on development of applications for graphene

February 17, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has announced that it has received funding from Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly known as the Technology Strategy Board. One project involves a partnership among Thomas Swan, DelStar International...

Merck and Nano-C join forces to develop fullerene derivatives for organic photovoltaics

August 3, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) and Nano-C (Westwood, MA), a privately held company, have announced joint development of new fullerene derivatives for the emerging field of organic photovoltaics (OPVs). Merck says it is pursuing many projects to participate...

ICL and Yissum sign research and licensing agreements in the field of advanced materials

June 18, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Yissum Research Development Co., (Jerusalem), the technology transfer company of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, announced on Thursday that it had signed multiple research and licensing agreements in the area of advanced materials with ICL (Tel Aviv). The...

Applied Graphene Materials receives patent for graphene production process

June 17, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

Applied Graphene Materials (Redcar, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, says it has received its first patent approval for its process for manufacturing graphene nanoplatelets. The approval, from the Japanese Patent Office, is one of five...

Thomas Swan extends portfolio to include non-carbon two-dimensional materials

June 12, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has announced today that it has expanded its product portfolio of two-dimensional (2D) materials to include some not based on carbon. The company says it will supply a range of non-carbon 2D materials later this year. The substances...

QuantumSphere and Casale to collaborate on nanocatalysts for chemical processes

May 28, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

QuantumSphere, (QSI; Santa Ana, CA), a leading player in nanoscale catalysts for chemical processes, has entered into a multi-year joint development agreement with Casale (Lugano, Switzerland), a major provider of ammonia and methanol manufacturing...

Thomas Swan announces successful start-up of graphene pilot plant

December 11, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has today announced the start-up of its integrated pilot plant for the production of Elicarb graphene products. The company will use the plant to produce high quality, graphene nanoplatelets (GNP) by liquid exfoliation of graphite...

Results from regulatory testing of nanomaterials presented

November 10, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s environment ministry has presented the mid-term results of the European Union’s regulatory testing of nanomaterials (Nanoreg) to wide range of participants from industry, research, organizations, and public authorities during a public...

Corbion to build polylactic acid plant in Thailand, consolidates operations in the US

October 31, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) said today that it will build a 75,000-m.t./year polylactic acid (PLA) plant in Thailand. With entry into this business, the company intends to bring new biodegradable solutions to the plastics industry, and increase global...

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