The Many Applications of Microemulsions

A microemulsion may be described as thermodynamically stable mixtures and water, oil and a surfactant. A surfactant is a compound that helps to lower the surface tension of a particular liquid. A surfactant might be a detergent, foaming agent, emulsifier or wetting agent, to name a few. A microemulsion doesn’t require the same kind of […]

10 Things You Need To Know About REACH Compliance

REACH is designed to protect people and the environment from the harmful effects of chemicals and things made from them. They are European-wide regulations, affecting an incredibly diverse range of substances, goods and products. Some companies will have no doubt that they need to take action to comply with REACH, but others will be confused […]

Biofpr (Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining)

Biofpr (Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining). ‘Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining (Biofpr) is the definitive source of information on sustainable products, fuels and energy. There is an exciting blend of news, patent intelligence and feature articles on this web portal, as well as the publication of a peer-reviewed journal. Both the web portal,, and the peer-reviewed […]

Coolers and Insect Repellents

Cool without Menthol & Cooler than Menthol and Cooling Compounds as Insect Repellents. ‘Over the last 30 years a considerable number of compounds have been synthesized and evaluated for the physiological sensation of “cooling”. In the 1970’s Wilkinson Sword Ltd. conducted an extensive research program under the company leadership of Roy Randolph (who interestingly was […]

2005 Chemical Industry Figures

Facts & Figures Of The Chemical Industry. ‘The story of the turnaround in the chemical industry may have begun in 2004, but it didn’t end there. Many of the elements in that story continued into 2005. Higher pricing and cost cutting to offset rising raw material and energy costs, increased production, and growing world trade […]