Summit 2018

High-quality essential oils and essences thanks to vacuum distillation

The core competency of Capua 1880, a company based in southern Italy, is the production of high-quality essential oils from citrus fruits. These oils are used in many areas, including the production of perfumes,...

Only a few places remaining for three-day Hazard Communication workshop in Lancaster, UK

This three-day Hazard Communication Workshop Package consists of in-depth training on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). The workshop will also cover an introduction to EU poison centre requirements and exposure...

Free Webinar: Getting Ready for Biocidal Product Authorisation

Biocidal Product in the EU will eventually require product authorisation under the Biocidal Product Regulation (BPR, Regulation (EU) 528/2012) before they can be placed on the market. This is a two-step process beginning with...

Smithers Viscient Europe appoints Ian Siragher as Managing Director

Smithers Viscient, a global contract research organisation (CRO), today announced the appointment of Ian Siragher to the position of Managing Director. Siragher will assume operational responsibility for the Smithers Viscient European site in Harrogate, UK....

Now is the time to be planning essential training requirements for 2019 that comply...

 The development of the industry training standards for process safety in 2011 provided the opportunity for the Process Safety Management Competence Programme Board and Cogent Skills to develop a suite of courses that allowed...

Paving the way for more efficient hydrogen cars

Hydrogen-powered vehicles emit only water vapor from their tailpipes, offering a cleaner alternative to fossil-fuel-based transportation. But for hydrogen cars to become mainstream, scientists need to develop more efficient hydrogen-storage systems. Now, researchers reporting...

Best hope yet for aluminium-ion batteries

UNSW Sydney’s Dr Dong Jun Kim has led a team of researchers to show rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries are a possibility with a future in renewable energy storage. Aluminium-ion batteries could offer improved renewable energy storage....

Karl Shone of Brenntag receives top SIA Safety Award

Karl Shone, Technical Development Manager at Brenntag UK, was the worthy recipient of the prestigious Gerald Soane Award at the SIA Annual General Meeting on 11th October. Awarded in recognition of services to the Association...

Nano-scale process may speed arrival of cheaper hi-tech products

An inexpensive way to make products incorporating nanoparticles – such as high-performance energy devices or sophisticated diagnostic tests – has been developed by researchers. The process could speed the commercial development of devices, materials and...

Cambridge researchers developing self-healing concrete

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are using microencapsulation technologies developed by Dolomite Microfluidics to develop self-healing construction materials. As highlighted in recent BBC News broadcasts, the Department of Engineering’s Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group...