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5 Building Components Made Better Through Chemistry

Posted by Diane Milner on Sep 18, 2017 9:03:00 AM

 

Building materials have come a long way since the days of mud huts and stone walls. Modern buildings are miracles of science, composed of materials that have been incrementally improved for decades and sometimes even centuries. Chemistry is playing an increasing role in the innovation of buildings – here are five building components dramatically improved through chemicals science.

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Topics: Chemistry, Building, Construction

Chemistry is Propelling Space Travel into the Future

Posted by Diane Milner on Sep 11, 2017 9:13:00 AM

Chemistry and space travel have always been inextricably linked. The first manned mission to the moon, in fact, was powered by combustion between hydrogen and oxygen. Today, advancements in chemical science hold great promise for space travel, both manned and unmanned, by improving everything from mechanics to food consumption.

How is chemistry propelling space travel into the next decade, century, and beyond? Here are some of the current projects Noah Technologies is paying close attention to.

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Topics: Chemistry, Space Travel

3 Chemistry Advances in Industrial Lubricants

Posted by Diane Milner on Sep 4, 2017 10:18:00 AM

Industrial lubricants must stand up to a litany of challenges. From weathering extreme temperatures to sustaining continuous operation, lubricants help compressors, pumps, motors, and more perform their vital jobs.

Properly-composed lubricants reduce friction, increase output, and lengthen the lifespan of expensive industrial equipment. Which materials are changing the face of the industrial lubricant market, and where does chemical science go from here?

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Topics: Industrial Innovation

Can Carbon Dioxide Be Made into Ethanol?

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 28, 2017 9:49:00 AM

 

In October of 2016, scientists made an exciting discovery. In the early stages of preliminary testing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory at the U.S. Department of Energy, they inadvertently turned CO2 into ethanol.

Let’s dig into this discovery, touted as one of the most fortuitous and promising in years.

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Topics: ethanol, alternative energy, carbon dioxide

5 Most Common Industrial Chemicals

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 21, 2017 10:19:00 AM

There are thousands of industrial chemicals. Some are used to make consumer goods, others to create energy, and some are even used in the production of other industrial chemicals. Which chemicals are most important for industrial manufacturing on a global scale?

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Topics: Chemical Compounds, Manufacturing, Industrial Innovation

The Role of Chemistry in Green Manufacturing

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 14, 2017 9:15:00 AM

Industries and regulatory bodies across the world recognize the impact “greener” manufacturing practices could have on the earth. Over the last two decades, scientists have focused on creating more sustainable manufacturing practices in almost every field, from medicine to plastics to technology. Why does so-called green manufacturing matter?

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Topics: Sustainability, Manufacturing

3 Recent Advances in Synthetic Industrial Coatings

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 7, 2017 10:16:00 AM

By some estimates, the world industrial coatings market will be worth in excess of $120 billion within the next five years. Coatings – resins, metals, composites, and other synthetic coverings – are advancing at a rapid clip thanks to demand from dozens of sectors including automotive, protective, aerospace, and even energy.

Noah Technologies works with manufacturers to supply high-purity industrial chemicals for use in coatings all over the U.S.A. Here are three advancements in the coatings space our chemists are keeping a close eye on.

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Topics: Materials Science, Industrial Innovation

Meet the World's Most Valuable Elements

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 24, 2017 9:19:00 AM

When you think of expensive elements, you probably think of gold. While gold (Au) is prized for its subjective value, it’s actually not one of the absolute most valuable elements in the world! Surprisingly, neither is silver, copper, or even platinum.

So, which elements are the most valuable, and why? Let’s meet at the most expensive elements on earth.

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Topics: Chemical History, Materials Science

How Materials Science Will Revolutionize Manufacturing

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 18, 2017 10:11:00 AM

The discipline of materials science has advanced more over the past few decades than it has throughout the rest of history combined. The study of ceramics, polymers, metals, composites, and all materials has endless applications in our daily lives. Manufactured materials are the backbone of every product we use, each car we drive, and even the medicine we rely on.

At Noah Technologies, we keep a close eye on the latest developments in materials science as they relate to high-purity chemicals. Here are a few interesting advancements we’re excited to watch unfold.

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Topics: Materials Science, Manufacturing, Industrial Innovation

3 Advancements in Polymer Technology

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 11, 2017 9:12:00 AM

Advanced polymers are one of the most exciting technologies in chemistry today. Suitable for a wide range of applications, polymers are literally the building blocks of our lives; they provide support, structure, and durability to thousands of products we interact with each and every day. Advancements in polymer technology have the potential to revolutionize medical treatment, space travel, fuel consumption, and more.

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Topics: Chemical Manufacturing, Chemical Compounds, Polymers