News: Applications

Manufacturing the Second Most Produced Chemical Globally by Volume, Phosphoric Acid H3PO4

June 24

Application Note: Phosphoric acid is used widely in phosphate agricultural fertilizers. Due to its non-toxic and mildly acidic nature, phosphoric acid is also used in other applications including food flavoring, soft drinks, pharmaceuticals, dental products, cosmetics, and skin care products.

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Manufacturing Rubber and Medical Gloves

June 18

Application Note: Rubber gloves are used in many industries for protecting skin against physical and chemical injuries as well as against infection by viruses and bacteria. Uses are many, and according to Allied Market Research, the disposable medical gloves market alone is estimated to reach 8 billion dollars by 2025. Natural rubber gloves are manufactured using dipping technology, where ceramic or metal formers that mimic the shape of a hand are dipped in liquid latex, and then dried.

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K-Patents Application Note on Pectin Extraction and Evaporation

August 22

Application Note: Pectin, an acidic polysaccharide occurring in the cell walls of a fruit, is a popular food additive for gelling, thickening and stabilizing. It is also widely used in the cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry. Pectin market has an annual growth of about 6 % driven by the rising demand for functional foods products.

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Increasing Productivity in Margarine Production

August 22

Application Note: Margarine is a stabilized water-in-oil emulsion which was developed as a substitute for butter. It is made from one or more vegetable oils or animal fats, mixed with an aqueous portion containing milk products, salts, and other ingredients such as flavoring agents, emulsifiers, vitamins, preservatives and butter.

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Production of Polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Precursor for Carbon Fibers: Measurement of Solvent Concentration

May 22, 2018

Application Note: PAN-based carbon fiber is widely used in many industries such as automotive, aviation, aerospace, sporting goods, and construction applications, as carbon fibers have several advantages including high stiffness, high tensile strength, low weight, high chemical resistance, high temperature tolerance and low thermal expansion. The demand has prompted as industries are looking for solutions that save energy, make more durable products and are environmentally friendly.

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