Tag Archives: Innovation

Chemistry innovations improve life jacket design, enhance water safety this Labor Day weekend

If you’re a metro D.C. resident like me, you’re likely headed for water and sunshine along the beaches of the Eastern Shore this Labor Day weekend, or maybe a quiet canoe ride across Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake, or a whitewater rafting trip down the Gauley River. Whichever you choose, chemistry will have your back. Literally. […]

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Post-doc introduces world’s first nanotube-reinforced, polyurethane turbine blade

Innovation in the wind energy sector often demands bigger, lighter and more durable turbine blades that will last longer, capture more wind, and more efficiently convert the wind’s energy into electricity to power our cities and towns. With chemistry’s help, Marcio Loos, a post-doctorate researcher at Case Western Reserve University, may have found the winning […]

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Eastman Chemical growth story featured on cover of Chemical Week magazine

Since its founding in 1920 by George Eastman, the Eastman Chemical Company has become an industry success story – one that earned a spot on the cover of the latest issue of Chemical Week magazine. Eastman specializes in chemicals, plastics and fibers that go into products consumers use every day. From the paint on our […]

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Dow Corning sponsors US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011

Illustrating its commitment to driving innovation in the solar industry, Dow Corning has announced that it will sponsor the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon this year. The DOE Solar Decathlon, which runs from September 23 to October 2, will challenge 20 collegiate teams “to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, […]

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VIDEO: International Year of Chemistry celebrates innovative minds, products, possibilities

The International Year of Chemistry enters its eighth celebratory month today, and this video by the European Petrochemical Association serves as an excellent reminder of why chemistry earned this global recognition by the United Nations. Can you think of any specialty products that you depend on every day that may not have been included in […]

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For every one dollar earned, ExxonMobil contributes almost five to U.S. economy in first half of 2011

You may not be surprised to learn that 96% of all domestically manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry. We’re a $720 billion enterprise, an essential part of every facet of our nation’s economy, and we put hundreds of thousands of Americans to work in good-paying jobs. And this morning, we can see […]

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Croda’s commitment to sustainability reflected in US headquarters’ new solar energy system

Earlier this morning, I described a chemistry innovation that improves the efficiency of solar cells – yet another example of how chemistry is fueling our nation’s energy future. Today, taking a giant leap forward in the solar arena, Croda, Inc., the global specialty chemicals manufacturer, dedicated a massive, 305 kilowatt solar energy system at its […]

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Chemistry answers call to increase efficiency of solar cells

Chemistry is the source of many innovative technologies that are currently revolutionizing the way we generate and store energy. For example, Silicon Valley startup Innovalight, Inc. has developed a silicon-based ink that, when applied to solar cells, effectively boosts the cells’ ability to absorb and convert sunlight into electricity. The magic is in the chemistry. […]

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Chemistry’s lithium-ion battery: driving clean energy and energy efficiency

Chemistry innovations enable the sustainable technologies that literally drive clean energy. Lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries, for example, employ chemistry to create rechargeable batteries that power our automobiles, as well as military equipment, laptops, mobile phones, MP3 players, and more. Today, Dow Chemical Company announced the formation of Advanced Electrolyte Technologies (AET) – a joint venture […]

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