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6 Uses of Specialty and Custom Chemicals

Posted by Noah Technologies on Feb 24, 2020 10:15:00 AM


Specialty chemicals are also known as “effect” or “performance” chemicals, as they are specifically formulated to create a specific function or effect. While common “commodity” chemicals are used in a wide range of applications, specialty or custom chemicals are often used in just one or two products, often by a single manufacturer. As technology continues to evolve at lighting speed, specialty and custom chemicals are playing a bigger role. 

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Topics: Chemical Industry, Custom Chemicals, Chemistry Lab, Chemicals in Medicine, Specialty Chemicals

The Advances in Battery Composition

Posted by Noah Technologies on Feb 18, 2020 9:52:00 AM


Although the term “battery” was not used until Benjamin Franklin’s experiments in 1749, what are now called “Baghdad batteries” were first used in Mesopotamia around 200 BC. They consisted of a jar containing a copper-covered iron rod and an acidic agent such as vinegar. Their exact purpose is not known, but may have been religious or medicinal in nature.

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Topics: batteries, battery advances, technology

5 Notable Women in STEM

Posted by Noah Technologies on Feb 11, 2020 8:45:00 AM


STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is an interdisciplinary approach to educating the next generation for the jobs of the future. STEM jobs are growing at nearly double the rate of other jobs (17% and 9.8% respectively), but women remain extremely underrepresented in all STEM fields except healthcare. Educators are taking a proactive approach to boosting girls’ interest in STEM. One of the biggest ways that parents can help is to expose girls to successful female role models in STEM careers. Here are just a few.

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Topics: Women in Science, Science

Chemistry's role in protecting football players from head injuries

Posted by Noah Technologies on Feb 3, 2020 8:51:00 AM


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Topics: Chemical Manufacturing, Chemicals Industry, American-Made, Chemical Engineering, Chemicals in Everyday Life

6 Notable Use Cases of Silicon

Posted by Noah Technologies on Jan 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM


Did you know there is silicon on the moon? 


During the moon landing of 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins left a small silicon disk on the moon containing messages of goodwill from many of planet earth’s most notable leaders at the time. Considering we have found countless uses for the element, it is not surprising that silicon is among the tokens left on the moon’s surface by the Apollo 11 team. 

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Topics: Chemical Industry, Custom Chemicals, Chemicals in Everyday Life, silicon, silicon metal

How Barium is Used in Everyday Life

Posted by Noah Technologies on Jan 20, 2020 8:15:00 AM


We often think of lead as the toughest metal, but did you know barium is just a little bit tougher?


An underdog on the periodic table, barium is not the most well-known element, yet every day we enjoy the benefits that barium provides us. Barium is an alkaline earth metal, primarily sourced from the minerals barite and witherite. Fresh cut barium has a silvery-white sheen but when left in contact with oxygen it quickly begins to oxidize. 

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Topics: Chemicals Industry, Barium, Chemicals in Everyday Life

Side by Side Comparison: Potassium Hydroxide and Sodium Hydroxide - Similarities, Differences and Use Cases

Posted by Noah Technologies on Jan 13, 2020 8:30:00 AM



Sometimes choosing the right chemical for your project can get tricky. The chemical world is vast and with so many similar compounds, sometimes you have a choice between a few chemicals that will work for your project. But which one will work best?

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Topics: Chemical Industry, Sodium Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide

A Buyer's Guide to Aluminum Nitrate

Posted by Noah Technologies on Jan 6, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Starting a project that requires the use of aluminum nitrate? This simple buyer’s guide will help you familiarize yourself with the compound to ensure your next project is a success. 

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Topics: Chemical Compounds, Aluminum Nitrate

What is the Difference Between Ferrous and Ferric Oxide

Posted by Noah Technologies on Dec 30, 2019 8:30:00 AM


The smallest idiosyncrasies can make a world of difference. Especially in the world of chemistry. There are 118 known elements on Earth that make more than nine million unique organic compounds. All it takes is a small change at the atomic level to move from one compound to the next. 

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Topics: Iron Oxide, Ferric Oxide, Ferrous Oxide

How Disodium Phosphate Enhances Processed Foods

Posted by Noah Technologies on Dec 23, 2019 8:30:00 AM


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Topics: Processed Foods, Sodium Phosphate, Chemicals in Processed Foods

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