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2011-02-15 00:02:56

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Pigments and Dyes markets. The global market for pigments and dyes is forecast to reach 9.0 million tons and US$24.2 billion by the year 2015. Stringent and increasingly rigorous quality, performance, and environmental standards globally are key factors driving growth in the market. Surge in market growth in the coming years would be fuelled by growth in the paints, coatings, inks, and construction industries. Rising consumer...

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2011-02-14 14:45:00

Scientists have identified why the bright yellows in Vincent van Gogh's paintings have turned brown. They say that a complex chemical reaction is behind the deterioration of the works. The new finding is a first step in understanding how to stop some of van Gogh's most famous paintings from fading over time. The results suggest shielding the affected paintings as much as possible from UV and sunlight. Scientists had to use an array of analytical tools in order to uncover the secrets of...

2011-01-28 08:42:00

CALAIS, France, Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pigments division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced that it has agreed in principle to an investment of circa EUR 30 million to build a new magnesium sulfate fertilizer manufacturing operation at the division's titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments manufacturing plant in Calais, France. The investment is approved in principle and is subject to the finalization of a number of elements including the granting of permits and...

2011-01-18 14:26:18

Method recovers pigmented carotenoids from dried Capsicum, reduces use of hazardous solvents Plant pigments are an important source of non-toxic compounds for use as food or cosmetic coloring agents. In addition to their known nutritional value, the red pigments in Capsicum (chile pepper) are important as sources of non-toxic red dyes; the red pigments are added to many processed foods and cosmetics to enhance their appearance. Certain varieties of Capsicum annuum can be "extracted' to...

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2010-12-28 09:35:00

A specific kind of ancient rock art found in Western Australia has managed to maintain its vivid colorization and high contrast over more than 45,000 years because it is comprised of living organisms, researchers from the University of Queensland have discovered. The Bradshaw rock art, which was named after the 19th century naturalist who first discovered them, has been exposed to sunlight and rain for up to 70,000 years and has never been repainted. Now researchers Jack Pettigrew, Chloe...

2010-11-16 04:06:00

LONDON, Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- MarketPublishers Ltd has recently enlarged European Union Market Reports Package 2010 containing research reports on a range of EU markets. European Union Market Reports Package 2010 has been extended with Paints, Pigments, Mastics And Inks Market Reports. Each research report in question presents an in-depth analysis of the overall European Union market and local markets for the respective types of paints, pigments, mastics and inks. Each Paints,...

2010-10-13 05:00:00

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- White Mountain Titanium Corporation ("White Mountain" or the "Company") (OTC Bulletin Board: WMTM) reports that following testing by pigment and welding rod producers of its proposed range of Cerro Blanco rutile concentrates, the Company has signed its first Letter of Intent off-take agreement with a major pigment producer for the supply of standard grade rutile concentrate. The Letter of Intent, which at this stage is non-binding on the parties and...

2010-09-02 12:24:30

New technique may help restorers identify decades-old pigments A team of McGill chemists have discovered that a technique known as photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy could be used to identify the composition of pigments used in art work that is decades or even centuries old. Pigments give artist's materials color, and they emit sounds when light is shone on them. "The chemical composition of pigments is important to know, because it enables museums and restorers to know how the paints will...

2010-06-30 04:00:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tronox Incorporated (Pink Sheets: TROXA, TROXB) The Tiwest Joint Venture partners Exxaro Resources Limited (Exxaro) and Tronox Incorporated (Tronox) today announced that the joint venture has successfully commissioned the Tiwest Kwinana titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment plant expansion project and is ready to commence production and ramp-up of the expanded plant. The expansion will increase the plant's production by approximately 40ktpa to...

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2010-05-05 09:30:18

A team of researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB) has discovered remains of Egyptian blue in a Romanesque altarpiece in the church of Sant Pere de Terrassa (Barcelona). This blue pigment was used from the days of ancient Egypt until the end of the Roman Empire, but was not made after this time. So how could it turn up in a 12th Century church? Egyptian blue or Pompeian blue was a pigment frequently used by the ancient Egyptians and Romans to decorate objects and murals. Following...


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2005-06-23 09:04:50

Chameleons are small to mid-size reptiles that belong to one of the best known lizard families (Chamaeleonidae). They are famous for their ability to change their color also because of their elongated tongue and their eyes which can be moved independently of each other. The name "Chameleon" means "earth lion" and is derived from the Greek words chamai (on the ground, on the earth) and leon (lion). Distribution and habitat The main distribution of Chameleons is Africa and Madagascar,...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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