Growth Recorded In EU Chemicals Industry

The EU’s chemicals industry is on an upward trend according to the latest figures released about the sector. Data published by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) revealed that the chemicals sector grew by 2.4 per cent through April this [...]

Companies Investing More In EV Technology

A number of leading chemical groups - most notably Umicore of Belgium, Germany’s BASF and the UK’s Johnson Matthey - are turning to electric vehicle (EV) technology and ploughing greater investment into this area. The Financial Times highlighted the shift [...]

New Sustainable Forge Suggested For Sheffield

A company that specialises in delivering forged products has submitted plans for a new press and forge on an derelict business park in Sheffield. The Star reported that Abbey Forged Products hopes to establish its new facility alongside a new [...]

Watch 3D Printing At The Design Museum

If you are looking for the best toll processing the country has to offer, then you may be interested in seeing some of the newest equipment in action. The Design Museum recently unveiled a 3D printer in one of its [...]

Manufacturing ‘Boosting Business Confidence’

Business confidence in the UK fell marginally in the first quarter of 2017, but was bolstered by a strong performance in the manufacturing sector. According to the latest Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) Credit Managers Index (CMI), manufacturing posted [...]

Fuel Cell Bipolar Principle Applied To Lithium Batteries

New research has discovered that the bipolar principle used in fuel cells can now be applied to lithium batteries. Currently, more than 50 per cent of the volume of batteries is occupied by housing and contacting structures. This means cells [...]

New Technology Could Boost Perovskite Life

Perovskite, which can be made using industrial chemicals and common metals, has been investigated as an alternative material for solar cells, but its main drawback is its instability. Now, a team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden, Aalto University [...]

New Battery To Supercede Lithium-Ion Versions?

One of the original inventors of the lithium-ion battery believes he has created a vastly improved battery that will take over from the popular lithium-ion versions. John Goodenough, professor at the University of Texas, led a team of engineers who [...]