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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

3 Ways Chemistry is Making Adhesives Safer

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 3, 2017 9:48:49 AM

The global adhesives market is one of the fastest-growing segments of commercial chemistry. Valued at over $50 billion and expected to grow to over $63 billion by 2021, the market is changing rapidly. Chemists are racing to develop the next generation of safer, smarter, more sustainable adhesives for use in industries like automotive and medical.

These three chemical advancements could be the mark of what’s next in the non-toxic adhesive space.

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Topics: Chemical Safety, Chemicals Industry

3 Novel Applications for Rare Earth Metals and Salts

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 26, 2017 9:12:00 AM

Rare earth elements are commonly used in fields like medicine, science, and manufacturing. While they’re not always “rare,” they are typically highly dispersed in nature and difficult to extract. They tend to stick together, and usually occur in the same ore deposits as lanthanides.

What new uses are being found for these seventeen elements, and more specifically, rare earth metals and salts? Noah Technologies has been watching the following three developments closely.

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Topics: Chemicals Industry

What Does the Future of Automotive Biofuels Look Like

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 19, 2017 9:25:00 AM

The future of cars almost certainly lies in biofuels. But what is the future of biofuels themselves?

Biofuels, roughly defined as liquid energy products converted from renewable biomass sources, power over $100 billion of the world’s energy market. Their adoption is growing at a rapid pace, particularly as automotive production and infrastructure catches up. What’s in store for automotive biofuels?

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Topics: Automotive Chemistry

The Chemical Reaction that Might Replace Gasoline

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

Is conventional gasoline set to go the way of the Dodo bird? Maybe, if chemists have anything to do with it. A spate of developments in the clean energy space are making headway in the search for an alternative to gas.

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Topics: Automotive Chemistry

How Chemistry Is Making Cars More Sustainable

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 5, 2017 9:05:00 AM

The automobile industry has never been known for its commitment to the planet. Over the course of the last decade, automotive sustainability has come a long way thanks to some exciting technological advancements. The chemical processes powering today’s sustainable vehicles are changing rapidly, opening new avenues for greener, cleaner cars.

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Topics: Automotive Chemistry, Sustainability

Chemistry and the Self-Driving Car

Posted by Diane Milner on May 29, 2017 9:06:00 AM

Self-driving cars are the talk of the auto industry, but they’re disrupting other sectors too. In fact, reverberations have sounded as the technology advances in fields as far flung as real estate, hospitality, and law enforcement. One sector poised to capitalize on the advent of truly “self-driving cars” is the global chemicals industry, particularly for those involved with automobile manufacturing.

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Topics: Automotive Chemistry

Top 3 Ways to Maintain Chemical Laboratory Equipment

Posted by Diane Milner on May 22, 2017 10:16:00 AM

Proper maintenance is critical for successful use of chemical laboratory equipment. Clean and properly stored equipment performs better, enhances safety, and protects against contamination. What are the best-practices involved in maintaining a clean workspace in the lab?

Unsurprisingly, diligence and contentiousness are important factors in lab maintenance. Here are three ways to maintain lab equipment used for chemical storage, testing, and mixing.

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Topics: Chemical Safety

4 Ways Chemistry Is Reducing Auto Emissions

Posted by Diane Milner on May 15, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Harmful emissions from automobiles are one of the foremost environmental challenges facing our planet. The residual effects of burned fossil fuels can be detrimental to the health of our planet as well as its people, particularly those with respiratory illness.

Chemists are at the forefront of the auto emission challenge. Chemical solutions are having a measurable effect on greenhouse gasses globally, and chemical strategies for pollution reduction are only becoming more viable. Here are four great examples of how chemistry is reducing auto emissions.

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Topics: Automotive Chemistry, Sustainability