Powering Alkaline Batteries with Potassium Hydroxide

Alkaline batteries have literally become an essential part of our lives. They are used in everything from hearing aids to remote controls, toys and video games. In fact, the industry has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry since its inception in the 1950s. The market for alkaline batteries is expected to grow to a value of 8 billion euros by the year 2022.

Potassium Citrate, Keeping Your Food Fresh for Longer

Preservation of food is something humans have had to do for generations. This is the way we prevent food from deteriorating due to microorganisms, light, heat or oxidation so that it lasts longer. In ancient times salt was the primary preserving agent. The process of smoking meat also originated from the need to prolong its storage time before it becomes harmful for human consumption.

Chlorine Chemistry and Titanium Dioxide, Adding Brightness to Life

Titanium is a highly versatile metal used in applications from aircraft engines to artificial hips. But it is in the form of titanium dioxide (TiO2) that this metal finds its biggest market. TiO2 has a pure white colouring, is very reflective and is resistant to UV radiation. All these characteristics make it an ideal pigment for paints, ceramics, plastics and papers.

Staying Sugar-Free with Acesulfame Potassium

According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. The problem is that we are consuming more calories than we are using, which leads to a build-up of fat in the body. Sugar is a major source of calorie intake in our diet. In fact, satisfying our craving for sweet tastes but avoiding the calories that come with sugar, is how sugar substitutes came into being in the first place.

Vynova Research Highlights Impressive Longevity of PVC Pipes

PVC pipes have been used to establish safe drinking water systems since the 1930s and most of these are still in use. In addition to their long expected lifespan – in excess of 100 years – recent research conducted by Vynova has demonstrated that PVC pipes are highly suited for mechanical recycling.

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