On this occasion, Air Liquide announces that its Campus will host in 2019 a deep-tech start-up accelerator. Not only will Air Liquide host start-ups but will grant them access to shared experimental facilities and customized support from Air Liquide experts, with the objective to accelerate the industrialisation of their offer.
François Darchis, Senior Vice-President and member of the Air Liquide Group Executive Committee, supervising innovation, said: “Over the past five years, Air Liquide has reinvented its innovation approach, creating a global network of Innovation Campuses, in the United States (Delaware), in Asia (Shanghai, Tokyo) and in Europe (Paris, Frankfurt). Each Campus includes an R&D Center, working in close relation with Operations, and numerous partners, including universities and technology institutes, customers and start-ups. This open innovation strategy combines scientific expertise, capacity to develop technologies and digital solutions, to bring innovative offers to market more rapidly and to better serve our customers and patients.”
To be more energy efficient, many people have replaced their incandescent lights with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. However, those currently on the market emit a lot of blue light, which has been linked to eye troubles and sleep disturbances. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have developed a prototype LED that reduces — instead of masks — the blue component, while also making colors appear just as they do in natural sunlight. Read More
Chocolate is a beloved treat, but sometimes the cocoa beans that go into bars and other sweets have unpleasant flavors or scents, making the final products taste bad. Surprisingly, only a few compounds associated with these stinky odors are known. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry have identified the two compounds that cause musty, moldy scents in cocoa — work that can help chocolatiers ensure the quality of their products. Read More
Cologne, April 29, 2021 – Ultra-high-performance concretes (UHPCs) are reckoned to be the construction material of the future. When they are colored, however, you have to ensure that the prescribed compressive strength of more than 150 megapascals is still achieved. The iron oxide pigments from LANXESS’s Bayferrox brand are perfect for UHPCs, as has been verified by the association of German cement manufacturers (VDZ) based on an analysis of compressive strength conducted to DIN EN 12390-3. Read More