Sulfonation is a valuable chemical reaction used to prepare a wide range of sulfonic acid derivatives and sulfonyl chlorides. There are many sulfonic acids that have the general formula RSO3H, where R represents an organic substituent such as an alkyl or aryl group. Sulfonic acids are typically made by the reaction of a hydrocarbon with [...]
World Earth Day 2021 is a global event for businesses, corporations, and individuals to demonstrate their support for environmental protection. Now in its 51st year, the intentions behind the event, namely the need for proactive stewardship of our planet, have never been more important. April 22nd marks the ideal time for all industries, including fine [...]
The current global shortage of integrated circuits (or ICs) is the result of ongoing logistical challenges and manufacturing delays caused by COVID-19 shutdowns, as well as largescale market shifts that were in motion before the pandemic began. A further negative development is a recent fire in a Tokyo Renesas chip manufacturing plant. Renesas has nearly [...]
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, global trade was facing clear and obvious risks such as reduced workforces and interrupted supply due to necessary travel restrictions. Yet it was far more difficult to predict the complex ripple effects that would occur as disruptions cascaded down the supply chain. An example of [...]
Cosmetic chemicals represent extremely lucrative business opportunities. But the market is competitive, regulators are necessarily strict, and consumers are increasingly discerning. These three interconnected drivers have led to a range of long-term industry trends that dictate key performance indicators to custom chemicals manufacturers. Avoiding substances of very high concern (SVHCs) in skincare products, for example. [...]
We are currently experiencing a revolution in telecommunications: 5G. The fifth generation of telecom networks has been driven by requirements for low latency, massive coverage, a huge reduction in network energy usage, all while connected to hundreds of electronic devices. This is made possible by exploiting millimeter waves (mmWave), an extremely high frequency, 30 – [...]
Seismic shifts in behaviour, industry, and technology over the last century have dramatically impacted the ecological footprint of humanity. Simply producing the food that sustains our global population accounts for more than a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Additionally, almost 80% of waterway runoff is caused by agriculture. Food has therefore been identified as [...]
Agrochemicals are pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers used for the management of ecosystems in agricultural sectors. Rudimentary variations on agrochemicals have been used for millennia to improve crop yields and control the populations of agricultural pests. The earliest known use of agrochemicals dates to roughly 2500 B.C. when Sumerian farmers relied on Sulphur (S) compounds to [...]
The fine chemical manufacturing industry is unique in its scope, green chemistry practices, and contributions to sustainability. Suppliers are regularly called upon to deliver starting materials, active ingredients and advanced intermediates for a near-limitless range of downstream applications. One particularly exciting avenue opening for this industry is the e-mobility revolution. What is e-Mobility? Electromobility is [...]
Both safety and compliance are paramount when it comes to fine chemical manufacturing. A wide range of international and regional regulators set out strict guidelines for the chemical industry at large. At CABB, we believe it is crucial to satisfy the broadest possible range of compliance requirements to maximize our potential reach and to consistently [...]
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