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 […]

BPA in Plastics: Environmentalist Straw-Man?

The plastics industry makes BPA, which is the abbreviation for bisphenol A. This plastics substance has been used since the 1950s for, as Marianne Smith Edge, the International Food Information Council’s Senior Vice President of Nutrition and Food Safety, says, preventing “the corrosion of cans…It’s used to prevent contamination of foods…BPA packaging [serves] as an […]

Helpful Kitchen Tips: How to Keep Your Refrigerator Clean and Fresh

Your refrigerator can be a bountiful source of fresh fruits and vegetables to fuel your healthy lifestyle — or it can be the place where produce goes to die, turning into unidentifiable toxic sludge in your bottom bins. Your once succulent peaches can turn your refrigerator into a smelly, disgusting hazard zone that has you […]

Is Bioprinting the Pathway to Human Cloning?

image credits: Patrick J. Lynch Bioprinting uses a 3D printing device with biological material to create objects; such as replacement human organs. Scientists have already succeeded in printing skin and vertebral tissues, these two experiments have been tested on animals; like the ear growing out of the rats back scenario. However they are still yet […]