Ever since science first stumbled across them, molecules have mainly been used to produce things, from materials to drugs to pesticides. Increasingly, they are now being called on to perform other tasks, from operating entirely new forms of computing to probing the secrets of the universe, as Jon Evans reports. Read the feature in C&I Magazine.
A growing mountain of electronic waste is piling up. But recycling is not yet economically attractive, with few incentives for companies to design products with end of use in mind at the outset, reports Katrina Megget. Read the full feature article in C&I Magazine.
If there is one thing the various diverse ideas for the future of our cities have in common, it is they all draw inspiration from the natural world.
Recessions and crises have come and gone, but global chemical firm Scott Bader is still manufacturing adhesives, resins, composites, and functional polymers after a century. As the company celebrates its 100th birthday and 70 years of employee-ownership, SCI spoke to CEO Kevin Matthews about the role its products play in creating wind turbines and lightweight vehicles, future supply chain challenges, and becoming carbon neutral by 2028.
To fight Covid requires lots of plastics – in disposable face masks, gloves, and medical gowns and lab test kits, for example. But how can we avoid adding to the already burgeoning plastics pollution problem?
With a virtual event for 2021, PittCon saw fewer product launches by the major instrument providers, changing the focus to smaller laboratory equipment suppliers. Neil Eisberg reports. Read the full article in C&I Magazine.