Noah Tech Blog

A Field Guide to Manganese Oxides

Posted by Diane Milner on Apr 16, 2018 9:05:00 AM

“Manganese oxides” is a term that actually refers to a group of manganese oxides and hydroxides. The many forms include MnO, Mn3O4, Mn2O3, MnO2, MnO3, and Mn2O7. More specifically, the term may be used to refer to any number of manganese materials including Birnessite, Manganite, Manganosite, and Pyrolusite, among others.


Manganese oxides are derived from manganese, a plentiful, naturally-occurring metal that is most commonly used to alloy aluminum and manufacture low-cost steel. Manganese oxides are sold in powder form and look brownish-black in color.

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How a Helium Shortage Will Affect Research

Posted by Diane Milner on Apr 9, 2018 9:03:00 AM


Back in 2016, a global helium shortage threatened to affect both commercial and academic research pursuits. At the time, the world’s foremost supplier of helium, the United States’ Federal Helium Reserve, was running low. Thankfully, an unprecedented discovery of an expansive underground helium field in Tanzania staved off the looming crisis.

Today, the threat of helium disruption is back.

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Topics: Chemical Industry, Helium, Research

The Endless Versatility of Potassium Cyanide

Posted by Diane Milner on Apr 2, 2018 9:04:00 AM

Potassium cyanide is an incredibly common crystalline salt. Used in a variety of applications including gold mining, electroplating, and even jewelry making, potassium cyanide (KCN) was once the most important source of alkali metal cyanides in the world.

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Topics: Organic Synthesis, Potassium Cyanide

How 3D Printing will Accelerate Materials Science Innovation

Posted by Diane Milner on Mar 27, 2018 9:04:00 AM


The science of 3D printing isn’t just a science, it’s an art. Three-dimensional printer filament is rife for experimentation; developing new materials for these innovative printing methodologies has become a competitive sector within the chemicals market.

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Topics: Materials Science, 3D Printing

How to Improve ROI with Custom Chemicals

Posted by Diane Milner on Mar 22, 2018 9:04:00 AM


There’s a pervasive misconception within the American chemicals industry that custom chemicals are simply too expensive to make sense for most purchasers. Noah Technologies has worked with thousands of clients – many of them small, budget-constrained entities – to produce custom chemicals that are as affordable as they are efficient.

Custom chemicals can improve ROI at almost every stage of the process. Here’s how.

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Topics: Chemical Industry, Efficiency, Custom Chemicals

3-Step Guide to Ordering Custom Chemicals

Posted by Diane Milner on Mar 12, 2018 9:53:00 AM


From a desire for specific sized packaging to a need for a specific compound that isn’t sold commercially, there are dozens of reasons to order custom chemicals.

Noah Technologies specializes in high-purity chemicals and compounds for customers all over the country, but we’re also frequently asked to fill custom chemical orders. We strive to make the process of ordering custom chemicals as seamless as possible. Our team has decades of experience exceeding customer requirements; they’re the best at what they do.

How does the custom chemicals ordering process work? Here is a simple, three-step guide to making a custom request.

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Topics: Purchasing Chemicals, Custom Chemicals

How to Reduce Chemical Waste in your Manufacturing Operation

Posted by Diane Milner on Mar 7, 2018 9:02:00 AM


Chemical waste can be incredibly expensive, particularly when extrapolated on a manufacturing scale. Waste happens for a variety of reasons including over-ordering, expiration, mis-labeling, and even spillage. Here are a leading chemical supplier’s top suggestions for reducing chemical waste in your operation.

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Topics: Chemical Waste, Manufacturing Operation

3 Changes on the World Stage that will Affect the Chemical Industry

Posted by Diane Milner on Feb 26, 2018 9:06:00 AM

The global chemicals industry is in a constant state of flux. It waxes and wanes like any other industry, but with so many subsectors to account for, the chemicals market is almost always pivoting, never shrinking.

Let’s take a look at three recent events that will lead to noticeable differences within the chemicals industry for this year and beyond.

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Topics: Chemical Manufacturing, Chemical Industry

4 Questions Every R&D Chemist Should Ask When Purchasing Custom Chemicals

Posted by Diane Milner on Feb 19, 2018 9:34:00 AM


Custom chemicals are a mainstay in the research and development sector. Necessary for a variety of highly-specific experimentations, custom chemicals are as ubiquitous in R&D as test tubes and lab coats.

Noah Technologies works with developers all over the world to supply custom chemicals for a range of experimental processes. From researching lower-cost ways to perform a function to developing breakthrough pharmaceuticals that can heal a population, our chemicals have been used in a staggering array of R&D-centric fields.

Here are four questions every research chemist should ask when purchasing custom chemicals.

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Topics: Custom Chemicals, R&D Chemist

What 2017's Influx of Drug Approvals Means for Chemistry

Posted by Diane Milner on Feb 12, 2018 8:42:00 AM


2017 was the biggest year for new drug approvals in two decades.

The FDA approved 46 novel drugs – those with a unique chemical structure – to go to market in 2017, the most in 20 years. Many of the drugs were specialty drugs, designed to treat common chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes.

What does the surge in drug approvals in 2017 mean for approvals in 2018 and beyond? And just as importantly, how will all these new drugs impact the American chemicals industry?

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Topics: Chemistry