Green Methanol Fuel: An Essential Tool for the Net-Zero Carbon Emission Goals

Alternative fuels and energy sources are becoming increasingly significant due to the ongoing climate crisis.

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Exponential Growth in Electrolysis Plants: Why and What It Will Bring in the Future

Two years back, when the pandemic was gripping the world and strangling many industries, water electrolysis embarked on a journey of exponential growth. 

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The Rise of Electric Vehicles and Their Impact on the Future of Automotive Lubricants

The ongoing shift of the automotive industry from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs) has led to various changes in related industries, such as the automotive oil and lubricants industry.

Topics: Materials & Chemicals Transportation & Shipping Industry Insights

What Is Big Science, and Why Are So Many Companies Investing in It?

They say bigger is better, right? When it comes to paychecks, road signs and (in our humble opinion) bathrooms, the maxim rings true. But what about science? Big science—a term coined in the 1960s by physicist Alvin Weinberg to describe large-scale scientific projects intended to solve the world's biggest issues—offers the scientific community and society at large many benefits.

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Sales of Surface Disinfectant Wipes Surge During Pandemic

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, many consumers are eager to protect themselves from the virus. Personal hygiene is not just a good habit — it is a survival strategy.

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12 Global Water Treatment Companies to Watch

Though fragmented in terms of overall market share, the global water treatment industry is generally dominated by major international suppliers of equipment and chemicals, though smaller, more local manufacturers can play a significant role in driving the market. The Freedonia Group, a division of MarketResearch.com, has years of experience examining this diverse industry, with a full catalog of reports focused on water treatment products and key market participants.

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E-Paper: The Next-Generation Display Technology

The early 21st century witnessed limited availability of display technologies. Thin film transistor (TFT) displays were used for advertisements, displaying information at commercial and public places such as railway stations and airports as well as in households. Established players, such as Philips, Panasonic, Thomson, Samsung, LG, and Sharp, were the only ones recognized by consumers due to their dominance in the market and diverse product portfolio.

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Global Disposable Plastics Reduction Initiatives [Infographic]

Single-use plastics have been in the news a lot lately, and the news isn't good. Once vaunted for their convenience, disposable plastic products have come under fire in recent years as evidence of the environmental damage they can cause piles up  sometimes literally.

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Phytogenics: An Innovative New Trend in Animal Feed

Feed phytogenics, sometimes also referred to as botanicals or phytobiotics, are plant-based feed additives utilized in animal nutrition. They are derived from herbs, spices, and extracts (such as essential oils). According to many leading players in the industry – including Delacon, Cargill, and BIOMIN – phytogenics are key solutions for conventional and antibiotic-free animal nutrition.

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The Amcor-Bemis Merger: 3 Things to Know

The past few years have seen quite a boom in merger and acquisition activity, particularly in the packaging market. For proof of this, look no further than the blockbuster August announcement that Amcor planned to acquire rival packaging firm Bemis in an all-stock transaction valued at nearly US$5.3 billion.

Should the acquisition go through as anticipated, the transaction would create the world leader in flexible packaging, with US$13 billion in combined sales, according to a new acquisition impact report from The Freedonia Group. Here are three things to know about this global packaging game changer.

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