Noah Tech Blog

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

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

What an Uncertain Future for the EPA Means for Chemical Safety

Posted by Diane Milner on Mar 20, 2017 9:57:00 AM

Questions are swirling around whether or not the Environmental Protection Agency is in danger. Will the EPA change drastically over the course of the next few years, or could the agency even cease to exist?

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Topics: Chemicals Industry, Chemical Safety

The Toxic Histories of Five Famous Pigments

Posted by Diane Milner on Jan 23, 2017 9:55:00 AM

Certain pigments have, excuse the pun, long and colorful histories. From the shrugged-off toxicity of White Lead to the terrifyingly-ubiquitous School Bus Yellow, here are the fascinating stories behind some of history’s favorite – and most dangerous – pigments.

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Topics: Chemical Safety, Chemical History

The Colorful History of Thallium Sulfate

Posted by Diane Milner on Dec 5, 2016 9:29:00 AM

Thallium Sulfate has a long history, particularly as an ill-advised medical treatment. The compound – also known as thallous sulfate – is represented as (Tl2SO4). It is, simply, the sulfate salt of thallium in its most common +1 oxidation state, and while it’s colorless and odorless, it’s also highly toxic.

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Topics: Chemical Safety

3 Safe Chemical Storage Tips for Your Chemical Engineering Lab

Posted by Diane Milner on Nov 21, 2016 9:26:00 AM

Proper chemical storage is critical not only for efficiency, but for safety. Whether in commercial quantities or research amounts, chemicals that are stored improperly can be unsafe and in less-than-ideal condition for the application at hand.

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Topics: Chemical Safety

Quality Assurance is a Noah Tech Priority

Posted by Diane Milner on Sep 28, 2016 3:05:00 PM

At Noah Technologies, we take Quality Assurance seriously. It’s very important to us that the quality of our products and service be constantly improving, and we are extremely dedicated to multi-layer quality control.

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Topics: Chemical Safety

Safety Considerations for Scaling Up Production Capabilities

Posted by Diane Milner on Aug 19, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Industrial-level chemical manufacturing requires acute attention to detail. Safety considerations for employees and scientists should always be the primary concern when deciding whether and how to scale up production.

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Topics: Chemistry, Chemical Safety, Chemicals Industry, Chemical Manufacturing

Science Says Chemicals in Sunscreen are More Helpful than Harmful

Posted by Diane Milner on Jul 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Regular sunscreen usage is important, and it’s hard to argue it’s unhealthy. A rise in “organic” and “natural” sunscreens has many people questioning the health effects of chemical sunscreens, but should they be?

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Topics: Chemical Safety

Does Your Chemicals Supplier Take Shipping Seriously Enough?

Posted by Diane Milner on Jun 12, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Shipping industrial chemicals is serious business. There are numerous federal regulations for shipping potentially hazardous and/or dangerous materials and it’s critical for chemical suppliers to follow these standards to the letter. Not only can failure to do so cost your company huge fines, improperly-handled chemicals can pose a serious physical threat to handlers and the end-users at your facility.

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Topics: Chemical Safety