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2012-04-18 02:23:23

HANGZHOU, China, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chemical enterprises are confronted with many challenges in 2012, when affected by many factors, such as rising costs of raw materials and production, taxes, and environmental constraints. In this warm spring season, chemical enterprises still seem to be in depression. How could these enterprises survive this frigid "winter"? Traditional structural adjustment is imminent Due to severe excess capacity in the traditional chemical...

2012-04-18 02:22:50

AUSTIN, Texas, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MC Endeavors, Inc. (PinkSheets: MSMY) (MCE) is pleased to announce that their strategic partner Fiscal Dynamics Limited (FDL) has officially received the approval to amend its Exclusive Distribution Strategic Partnership Agreement for the OEM, to include the 'MCE-LBI Renewable Products' for the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Sub-Sahara Africa. On September 6, 2011 MC Endeavors, Inc. announced the signing of a strategic partnership with...

2012-04-17 23:01:59

Actio´s flagship product, called Material Disclosure, has been selected for an in-depth profile as a 2012 “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, the industry analyst firm based in Stamford, CT. Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012 Actio´s flagship product, Material Disclosure, has been selected for an in-depth profile as a 2012 “Cool Vendor” by Gartner, the powerful industry analyst firm based in Stamford, CT. Gartner has selected Actio as an emerging company...

2012-04-17 23:00:17

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We are particularly worried about individuals who worked in oil fields, oil refineries, chemical plants and or power plants, when it comes to exposure to asbestos, and a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma. Because a mesothelioma cancer diagnosis claim for these specific work groups can be so valuable, our goal for these types of mesothelioma victims is to make certain they, or their family members have the specific names, and contact information for...

2012-04-17 10:27:01

Many manufacturing processes rely on microorganisms to perform tricky chemical transformations or make substances from simple starting materials. The authors of a study appearing in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, on April 17 have found a way to control a heat-loving microbe with a temperature switch: it makes a product at low temperatures but not at high temperatures. The innovation could make it easier to use microorganisms as miniature...

2012-04-16 23:37:31

First ever visualization of how powder becomes molten glass could lead to greener manufacture at lower temperatures Scientists have for the first time visualised the transformation of powder mixtures into molten glass. A better understanding of this process will make it possible to produce high quality glass at lower temperatures, leading to significant energy savings in industrial glass manufacturing. The team of scientists was led by Emmanuelle Gouillart from the joint research unit...

2012-04-16 22:14:06

Is it drugs, medicines or explosives? At the Analytica trade fair, Fraunhofer researchers, joined by the Hübner Company, are presenting a terahertz spectrometer that provides reliable, contact-free identification of substances. Security forces intercept a letter bomb addressed to Josef Ackermann, the head of Deutsche Bank. At almost the same moment, a letter bomb explodes in an office in Rome. The hand of the manager in charge of Equitalia, the tax-collection authority, was...

2012-04-16 02:22:11

LONDON, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Welcomes Bayer MaterialScience as New Sponsor ICIS (http://www.icis.com ), the trusted information provider for the global chemical and energy industries, today calls for entries for its ninth annual ICIS Innovation Awards (http://www.icis.com/awards ), designed to recognise outstanding technological and business innovation in the chemical industry. ICIS is pleased to welcome global polymer producer Bayer MaterialScience...

FDA Opts Not To Ban BPA In Food Packaging
2012-04-01 06:17:58

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on Friday that they would not ban the use of a controversial chemical used in food packaging, various media outlets have reported. According to Bloomberg's Jack Kaskey, the FDA rejected a request from environmental advocates seeking the agency to prohibit the use of bisphenol A, also known as BPA, in cans and other forms of packaging. In their ruling, the FDA determined that opponents of BPA, which has been used in epoxy linings for the...

2012-03-25 06:20:05

BEIJING, March 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation ("Sinopec" or "the Company") (CH?600028?HKEX?386?NYSE: SNP?LSE: SNP) today announced its audited annual results for the year ended 31 December, 2011. Financial Highlights: In accordance with the PRC Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises ("ASBE"), in the 2011, the Company's operating income was RMB2505.7 billion, up 31.0% from the same period in 2010. Net profit attributable to equity...