Azelis becomes a leading distributor for dispersions, resins & additives in Turkey via extended partnership with BASF

Extended distribution agreement with BASF Dispersions, Resins and Additives (BASF) in Turkey

Our customers will benefit greatly from the combination of superb BASF ingredients and Azelis’ continuous objective to bring innovation and enhanced formulation support to customers.”

— Sertaç Sürür, Managing Director of Azelis Turkey

ANTWERP, BELGIUM, June 26, 2019 / — Azelis is pleased to announce an extended distribution agreement with BASF Dispersions, Resins and Additives (BASF) in Turkey for their range of dispersions, resins, formulation and performance additives, radiation-curable systems and renewable systems. These product lines are commonly used in coatings, ink and construction.

Highlights & rationale

• Effective immediately, this partnership extension further strengthens Azelis' reputation as a key player in the CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) market.
• Azelis local knowledge, expertise, dedication and focus were key factors in BASF's selection process.
• The latest agreement builds upon the successful long-term relationship with BASF in the Americas with both companies’ strong focus on innovation.
• This mandate extension is consistent with Azelis’ corporate strategy of organic growth with selected strategic partners.

Erkin Ataman, Manager Dispersions, Resins and Additives, at BASF comments: “We have been working with Azelis Americas for more than 20 years and are impressed with their expertise in speciality chemicals distribution. I am confident that the customers in Turkey will receive the best possible service and support from Azelis’ local team of industry specialists who combine so well their established commercial structure that extends throughout the country with the company’s global reach."

Sertaç Sürür, Managing Director of Azelis Turkey, adds: “We are delighted to step up collaboration with BASF, a leading supplier for CASE worldwide, with a particular strength in high performance dispersions, resins and additives. These new product lines will complete Azelis' current product portfolio for CASE in Turkey, making us a leading distributor for this market segment here. Our customers will benefit greatly from the combination of superb BASF ingredients on one hand and Azelis’ continuous objective to bring innovation and enhanced formulation support to customers on the other hand.”

With 60 application laboratories across the world, each dedicated to a specific market segment, Azelis provides technical support to customers and suppliers. Azelis CASE has eight labs staffed by skilled industry chemists and formulators. Since its inception in 2014, the Azelis Coatings Academy in Germany has held 20 sessions providing practical, hands-on training for both internal and external participants to further develop their product knowledge.

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Scientology Volunteer Ministers Florida Doing Something About the Drug Crisis

Jason Good explains to attendees of drug seminar at the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center in downtown Clearwater what is really fueling the drug crisis, how he escaped from this and what really helps drug addicts.

Families are destroyed by the scourge of drug addiction. Therefore, we feel it is important to educate our communities as to exactly what drugs are, and what can be done to handle drug addiction.”

— Glendy Goodsell, ED Scientology Volunteer Ministers Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, June 25, 2019 / — The Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center in downtown Clearwater held an “Answers to Drugs” seminar on June 11th. Hosted by Jason Good, a staff member of a drug abuse treatment center that uses technology developed by Scientology founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the seminar took up the subject of drugs from the most basic information — what drugs are, all the way up to how the most severe addicts are helped to recover and rebuild their lives.

The seminar also featured Rev. Dr. Basha P. Jordan Jr., founder of Hope 4 U Outreach. Dr. Jordan’s mission is to offer hope to all who are in need, especially those who are victims of drug addiction. Dr. Jordan talked about his work, but also his journey of recovery. He was a drug addict for 30 years but has been clean since October 13, 1988. Since then, Dr. Jordan has been working diligently to save the lives of addicts and restore broken families.

“Families are destroyed by the scourge of drug addiction,” said Glendy Goodsell, Executive Director of the Scientology Volunteer Minister Center in downtown Clearwater. “Therefore, we feel it is important to educate our communities as to exactly what drugs are, and what can be done to handle drug addiction.”

Good included data from the booklet “Answers to Drugs”, which is also a chapter in the Scientology Handbook. This includes information about how to help someone withdraw from drugs safely which is done in conjunction with medical treatment as needed. The information is also available in a free online course at

Scientology Volunteer Ministers:

The Scientology Volunteer Minister (VM) program was launched more than thirty years ago, in response to an appeal by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Noting a tremendous downturn in the level of ethics and morality in society, and a consequent increase in drugs and crime, Mr. Hubbard wrote, “If one does not like the crime, cruelty, injustice and violence of this society, he can do something about it. He can become a VOLUNTEER MINISTER and help civilize it, bring it conscience and kindness and love and freedom from travail by instilling into it trust, decency, honesty and tolerance.” The program has adopted the slogan: “Something Can Be Done About It”. At the Scientology Volunteer Ministers center in downtown Clearwater, VMs are trained in the 19 chapters of the Scientology Handbook, basic first aid and safety techniques.

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Better than a Boarder Wall – SafeSpace Buildings

Boarder Security Booth completed modular, prefabricated in factory

Bulletproof guard inspection station

Security Booth being installed at the US/Canada Boarder

Installation of a Boarder Security Modular Prefab Booth

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High Security Bullet-proof Modular guard booths protect Boarder agents from possible hostile actions

Our boarder agents are much better protecetd in these booths”

— Tim U. Department of Home Land Security

DERBY LINE, VERMONT, USA, June 24, 2019 / — Physical barriers have their place for border security or perimeter security however, manned entrance portals with electronic inspection equipment are much more effective.
The addition of prefabricated detection and inspection stations complement other physical barriers, providing the ultimate protection at the US border. Similar prefab structures have been used for factory security, neighborhood security, school security, campus security and other sensitive areas.
SafeSpace Building's security booths are providing a safe, secure and comfortable environment to house personnel and equipment while screening incoming vehicles and people. These prefab enclosures are hardened with bullet proof or blast resistant materials providing an additional level of security. Infrared cameras, x-ray equipment, and chemical detection monitors were added to these modular booths as a tool to screen incoming traffic. By the time a vehicle gets to the guard station, the security personnel have identified the owner and know what's in the car or truck. This provides faster and more comprehensive screening than visual inspection alone.
These prefab modular enclosures are in use at the US Borders between Canada and Mexico as well as many power-plants, warehouses, schools and factories. They can be architecturally designed to match the surrounding buildings so they blend into the landscape, not detract from it. Many also include prefab bathrooms, lockers and built in furniture to add comfort and convenience.
SafeSpace Buildings has designed, fabricated and delivered prefabricated modular security buildings that are aesthetically pleasing and fully functional keeping us all safer!

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What is the Dunbar Research Group? Founder Kim Renee Dunbar Explains the Group’s Philosophy

Kim Renee Dunbar

Kim Renee Dunbar Discusses Her Inorganic Chemistry Research Group at Texas A&M University

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, USA, June 20, 2019 / — Kim Renee Dunbar, an acclaimed scientist in the field of inorganic chemistry, founded the Dunbar Research Group in Lansing, Michigan at Michigan State University in 1987 and later moved her research enterprise to College Station at Texas A&M University in 1999 where she is a Distinguished Professor. Kim Renee Dunbar said this group is one of the projects of which she is most proud, as she has the chance to inspire many young students to pursue chemistry and to be curious about the subjects in science that interest them.

“The Dunbar research group focuses on coordination chemistry, but we also have researched many other topics of inorganic chemistry,” Kim Renee Dunbar said. Indeed, everything from anti-cancer compounds to molecular magnetism are researched by the group. A lot of the topics researched are based on what members of the group are interested in, Kim Renee Dunbar said.

Kim Renee Dunbar was named a Davidson Professor of Science at Texas A&M University in 2004 and is now holder of the Davidson Chair in Science. She was the first female to be given an endowed Chair in the history of the Texas A&M College of Science. She received a Graduate Mentoring Award from the university in 2006.

According to the Dunbar Research Group webpage, “research in the Dunbar Research Group spans a number of topics in synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry with a focus on problems at the interface of materials and biological chemistry.” Physical techniques like Electronic, EPR, infrared spectroscopies, X-ray crystallography, AC and DC magnetic magnetometry, and electrochemistry are mastered by her group members.

“The Dunbar Research Group students, postdoctoral researchers and Visiting Scholars are committed to investigating a breadth of problems,” said Kim Renee Dunbar.

The group is highly international, with a strong commitment to collaboration, which makes them a pleasure to work with, Kim Renee Dunbar said. It is made up of a Visiting scholar, two postdoctoral Research Associates, nine Ph.D. students and two undergraduate students. Members of the group must perform their own measurements and interpret their data. Written and oral communication skills are emphasized by presenting at weekly group meetings and providing written reports.

I focus not only on research in mentoring my group, I also emphasize skills that will benefit them in any future career, especially public speaking and writing, so I make it a priority for them to acquire strong skills in a wide variety of areas ,” Kim Renee Dunbar said. The students also work on writing their own publications and attend conferences to present their findings, allowing them to network with others and gain real-world experience.

Another key component of the Dunbar Research Group is collaborating with national and international scientists. This “allows for the group to expand the level of our understanding in specialized areas,” according to the Dunbar Research Group website.

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Drug Free World Combats On-line Drug Access With Social Media Seminar

Foundation for a Drug-Free World has distributed millions of Truth About Drugs booklets all over the world

This is the age that we are in, people go to the internet for information and education, by survey, is the number one way to steer children away from doing harmful drugs.”

— Julieta Santagostino,President of the FDFW Fl Chapter

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, US, June 20, 2019 / — In a 2018 Global Drug Report, the sale of illegal drugs on line has skyrocketed. With 18% of US drug users getting their drugs from internet sources, 30% said that they can get cocaine delivered to their door in less than 30 minutes. Working to stem this rising tide, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World (FDFW) Florida Chapter hosted a seminar on social media marketing this past week.

Social media expert Barry Cozaihr donated his time and expertise to help the attendees understand the use of social media to educate and inform individuals on a broad scale.

“Social media can be a very good tool to let people know what you are doing,” said Cozaihr, “and get your important message out about the dangers of drugs.”

Attendees who were not so familiar with social media were educated on different social media platforms and how to use them and how best to get people’s attention and their posts noticed.

“This is an important medium to get out the Truth About Drugs to young people,” said Julieta Santagostino the President of FDFW Florida chapter. “This is the age that we are in, people go to the internet for information and education, by survey, is the number one way to steer children away from doing harmful drugs. A social media presence is another way that Drug Free World can be effective. I am pretty savvy on social media, but I learned a lot from the presentation.”

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World already has an interactive website, which contains free downloads of their educational materials, at

The Florida Chapter holds weekly seminars to help educators, parents and concerned citizens learn the basics of anti-drug education, and drug abuse prevention.

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit organization that educates youth and the community on the truth about drugs so they can make the right decision to live drug-free. The Church of Scientology is a sponsor of the program making it possible for the Foundation to provide educational materials at no cost to educators, law enforcement and the community. Humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, said, “Drugs rob life of the sensations and joys which are the only reasons for living anyhow.”

If you would like more information or get free materials please visit the website or visit the Foundation for a Drug-Free World information center at 41 N. Fort Harrison Ave or contact them at 727-467-6962 or email

About Foundation for a Drug-Free World:

The Foundation for a Drug-Free World is a non-profit organization that educates youth and the community on the truth about drugs, so they can make the right decision to live drug-free. The Church of Scientology is a sponsor of the program making it possible for the Foundation to provide educational materials at no cost to educators, law enforcement and the community. Humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, said, “The single most destructive element present in our current culture is drugs.”

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2019 Paints & Coatings Market – Smart Coatings And High-Performance Coating Technologies Research Report

The Business Research Company offers Paints And Coatings Global Market Report 2019 from its research database.

The Scope And Potential For The Global Paints And Coatings Market Is Expected To Significantly Rise In The Future With Low Interest Rate Environment”

— Abdul Wasay

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, June 19, 2019 / — The paints and coatings market is expected to reach a value of nearly $314.54 billion by 2022, significantly growing at a CAGR of 8.9% during the forecast period. The growth in the paints and coatings manufacturing market is due to increase in increasing infrastructure and rising investments in the construction industry. However, the market for paints and coatings is expected to face certain restraints from several factors such as rising safety concerns during manufacturing.

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The paints and coatings manufacturing market consist of the sales of paints and coating by entities (organizations, sole traders or partnerships) that mix pigments, solvents, and binders into paints and other coatings, such as stains, varnishes, lacquers, enamels, shellacs, and water-repellent coatings for concrete and masonry, and/or produce allied paint products, such as putties, paint and varnish removers, paint brush cleaners, and frit.

The global paints and coatings market is further segmented based on type and geography:

By Type – The paints and coatings market is segmented into water borne coatings, solvent based coatings, powder coatings, others – paints and coatings. Among these segments, the water borne coatings market accounts for the largest share in the global paints and coatings manufacturing market.

By Geography – The global paints and coatings manufacturing is segmented into North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Middle East and Africa. Among these regions, the Asia Pacific accounted for the largest region in the global paints and coatings market.

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Smart coatings and high-performance coating technologies are being adopted by companies to enhance efficiencies of coating compounds. Nano coatings, are a type of smart coating which has extremely tiny particles and unique characteristics such as flexibility, resistance to corrosion and micro bacterial growth. Fluoropolymer coating is known for its high-performance properties such as long-life cycle and high cost efficiency. With increase in economic growth and low interest rate environment, the scope and potential for the global paints and coatings market is expected to significantly rise in the forecast period.

Major players in the paints and coatings market include PPG Industries Inc, The Sherwin-Williams Company, AkzoNobel N.V, Dow Chemical, RPM International Inc.

Paints And Coatings Global Market Report 2019 is one of a series of new reports from The Business Research Company that provides paints and coatings market overviews, analyzes and forecasts paints and coatings market size and growth for the global paints and coatings market, paints and coatings market share, paints and coatings market players, paints and coatings market size, paints and coatings market segments and geographies, paints and coatings market trends, paints and coatings market drivers and paints and coatings market restraints, paints and coatings market’s leading competitors’ revenues, profiles and market shares. The paints and coatings market report identifies top countries and segments for opportunities and strategies based on market trends and leading competitors’ approaches.

Where To Learn More
Read Paints And Coatings Global Market Report 2019 from The Business Research Company for information on the following:
Markets Covered: global paints and coatings market, water borne coatings, solvent based coatings, powder coatings, others – paints and coatings

Data Segmentations: paints and coatings market size, global and by country; historic and forecast size, and growth rates for the world, 7 regions and 12 countries

Paints And Coatings Market Organizations Covered: PPG Industries Inc, The Sherwin-Williams Company, AkzoNobel N.V, Dow Chemical, RPM International Inc.

Regions: Asia-Pacific, China, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, USA, South America, Middle East and Africa.

Time Series: Five years historic (2014-18) and forecast (2018-22).

Other Information And Analyses: PESTEL analysis, paints and coatings market customer information, paints and coatings market product/service analysis – product examples, paints and coatings market trends and opportunities, drivers and restraints, key mergers and acquisitions, key metrics covered: number of enterprises, number of employees, global paints and coatings market in 2019 – countries offering most new opportunities

Sourcing and Referencing: Data and analysis throughout the report are sourced using end notes.

Strategies For Participants In The Paints And Coatings Industry: the report explains a number of strategies for companies in the paints and coatings market, based on industry trends and company analysis.

Opportunities For Companies In The Paints And Coatings Sector: The report reveals where the global paints and coatings industry will put on most $ sales up to 2022.

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Pfizer to lead a post-conference workshop at Lyophilization USA 2019

Lyophilization USA 2019 Conference

Lyophilization USA 2019 Conference

SMi reports: Senior expert from Pfizer will be hosting a post-conference workshop during Lyophilization USA 2019, taking place in Boston this October.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM, June 19, 2019 / — At the 5th Annual Lyophilization USA 2019 conference, convening in Boston on October 23rd and 24th, delegates will have the opportunity to attend the half-day post-conference workshop on October 25th led by Serguei Tchessalov, Principal Research Scientist at Pfizer.

Overview of the workshop:

The workshop title is ‘Introduction to Lyophilization Process Design – Principles of Scale Up and Transfer’. This workshop will provide insights into the development of lyo-friendly formulations and lyophilization process design using an Excel based primary drying model. Attendees will be introduced to the process of input generation for the primary drying model, while accounting for the differences in scale. Primary drying model and formulation design templates will be provided for demonstration of functionality.

The workshop agenda will cover:

– Introduction to the primary drying model
– Measuring of vial heat transfer coefficients Kv
– Estimation of dry product resistance Rp
– Demonstration of primary drying model
– Introduction to the design space
– Elements of process and product robustness studies
– Lyo formulation 101
– Demonstration of formulation design template
– Impact of formulation on cycle
– Differences between scales: impact on lyophilization process
– Examples of model applications for the process scale up and transfer, assessment of impact of deviations on the product quality
– Impact of process tolerances on cycle duration

The brochure with the full conference program and workshop information is available to download online on the event website at

An early bird saving of $300 is available for bookings made before June 28, 2019. You can register your place on the event website.

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Researchers at Concordia University Pick Micromeritics for High Throughput Metal-Organic Framework Characterization

The TriStar II Plus (Micromeritics, Georgia U.S.) provides high productivity MOF characterization for researchers at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) (from left to right Paola Marino, Zvart Ajoyan and Dr. Ashlee Horwarth)

Micromeritics TriStar II Plus is a an automated, three-station, surface area and porosity analyzer that delivers excellent performance and speed of analysis


University Chooses Micromeritics TriStar II Plus Automated, Three-Station Gas Absorption System

It only takes around an hour for me to train my students to use the Tristar and it is exceedingly reliable,”

— Dr. Ashlee Howarth, Assistant Professor at Concordia University.

NORCROSS, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES, June 18, 2019 / — Researchers designing and synthesizing new metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) are benefiting from high throughput surface area and porosity characterization with a Micromeritics TriStar II Plus automated, three-station gas adsorption system. A key focus for the group is rare earth MOFs with potential for wastewater clean-up and luminescence-based hazardous chemical detection. The TriStar characterizes new MOFs with exemplary efficiency, even for novice users, enhancing the productivity of the lab and accelerating progress.

“Surface area and porosity are defining characteristics of a MOF,” said Dr. Ashlee Howarth, Assistant Professor at Concordia University. “So, we need to be able to measure them as quickly and efficiently as possible. The TriStar runs 3 samples at a time, generating full data sets in 7 to 8 hours. This is extremely fast and means a same day result for my students; with some systems it would take 24 hours to run just a single sample. The ability to run three samples at once is really useful for confirming the reproducibility of a preparation method."

MOFs are an exciting class of chemical compounds with tunable porosity at the nanoscale and associated potential to address a wide range of societal concerns. The Concordia team are preparing MOFs to remove and/or catalytically breakdown waterborne contaminants not amenable to existing treatments, such as antibiotics and personal care products. The ability for rare earth MOFs to exhibit luminescence in response to the presence of hazardous analytes is also an area of interest. Surface area and porosity are performance-defining characteristics for all MOFs with pore size distribution providing insight into likely application.

“It only takes around an hour for me to train my students to use the Tristar and it is exceedingly reliable,” said Dr. Howarth. “I’m not aware of another system that matches it in terms of that crucial combination of robustness, throughput and price. I will soon boost analytical capabilities further with the addition of a Smart VacPrep accessory which will speed up all stages of sample prep – both degassing and activation.”

Prior to gas adsorption analyses samples are degassed; catalytic materials may also be activated. The Smart VacPrep is an advanced six-port, programmable system that streamlines sample preparation by heating and evacuation. Each port can be operated independently, with samples easily and seamlessly transferred to the TriStar once preparation is complete. Using the Smart VacPrep in combination with the TriStar therefore further enhances the speed and ease of gas adsorption analysis.

Find out more about the TriStar II Plus at or about Micromeritics broader offering for MOF characterization at

Micromeritics Corporate Profile

Micromeritics Instrument Corporation is a global provider of solutions for material characterization with best-in-class instrumentation and application expertise in five core areas: density; surface area and porosity; particle size and shape; powder characterization; and catalyst characterization and process development. Founded in 1962, the company has its headquarters in Norcross, Georgia, USA and more than 300 employees worldwide. With a fully integrated operation that extends from a world class scientific knowledge base through to in-house manufacture, Micrometrics delivers an extensive range of high-performance products for academic research and industrial problem-solving. Micromeritics’ customer-centric approach is evident from tactical partnerships that incubate and deliver valuable new technologies and strategic acquisitions to develop integrated solutions in the industrially vital areas of powders and catalysis. These acquisitions include Freeman Technology Ltd, a company with market-leading powder testing technology, and Process Integral Development S.L. (PID Eng & Tech), a highly-experienced provider of automated, modular microreactor systems. A cost-efficient contract testing laboratory – the Particle Testing Authority (PTA) – supplies material characterization services using Micromeritics’ instrumentation alongside complementary solutions from other vendors. A network of offices across the Americas, Asia, and Europe, along with dedicated distributors in additional geographies, ensures that every customer has local, knowledgeable support. Micromeritics works across a diverse range of industries from oil processing, petrochemicals and catalysts, to food and pharmaceuticals, and at the forefront of characterization technology for next generation materials such as graphene, metal-organic-frameworks, nanocatalysts, and zeolites. Engineering solutions that work optimally for every user is a defining characteristic of the company. For additional information go to

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Concordia University is one of North America’s highest ranked universities founded in the last 50 years. Highly innovative, nimble and forward-thinking, Concordia defines and delivers next-generation teaching and research. Our community is a dynamic mix of faculty and students who research, create, teach, and engage across and beyond disciplines, making Concordia an international destination for leading thinkers. Deeply connected to Montreal and the world at large, we are a popular choice for more than 50,000 students across all major disciplines. Find out more at

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Dunbar Research Group Conducts Valuable Chemistry Research, Founded by Kim Dunbar

Kim Renee Dunbar

Kim Renee Dunbar

Kim Dunbar on Her Research Group, Which Emphasizes Coordination Chemistry

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, USA, June 14, 2019 / — The Dunbar Research Group is based in College Station, Texas, at Texas A&M University. The director of the research group is Kim Dunbar, an accomplished chemist who has received many awards. The Dunbar group conducts research in the area of inorganic chemistry, with an emphasis on coordination chemistry.

“We strive to elucidate the relationship between molecular structure and physical properties in each specific application of our research,” Kim Dunbar said.

The research the Dunbar group conducts is varied, ranging from topics of molecular magnetism, anti-cancer compounds and multifunctional materials with organic radicals. “The variety of goals for our research provides the students in my group with the opportunity to expand their chemical knowledge outside the boundaries of their specialty,” said Kim Dunbar.

Students in the Dunbar group gain experience in a wide variety of techniques and instrumentation, including air-free synthesis, X-ray crystallography, SQUID magnetometry, mass spectrometry, computational chemistry, cell viability assays, electrochemistry and electronic, EPR, infrared and NMR spectroscopies.

Currently, the group has a visiting scholar, two postdoctoral research associates, nine Ph.D. students and two undergraduate students. Professors and scholars have been part of the Dunbar Research Group since 1994. The group participates in numerous outreach events, including a chemistry open house and a science Olympiad, which gives students an opportunity to share their work with others at the university, according to Kim Dunbar.

The research of the Dunbar Research Group has been funded over the years by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Energy, the National Science Foundation, the American Chemical Society Minority Scholars Program, and the Welch Foundation, among others. To find out more about the research the group is doing, visit http:/

Kim Dunbar, the founder of the research group, received a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry at Purdue University. She is a University Distinguished Professor and holds the Davidson Chair of Science in the chemistry department at Texas A&M University. Kim Dunbar has been given numerous awards for her teaching and research over the years. Some of these include an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship, Sigma Xi Research Award, Distinguished Alumni Award from Westminster College, Purdue University Distinguished Alumna Award , the 2015 Americn Chemical Society Award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by Strem Chemicals, and the 2019 Basolo Medal for Outstanding Research in Inorganic Chemistry. The Basolo Award, presented annually by Northwestern University, is co-sponsored by the American Chemical Society Chicago Section and named for the late Northwestern chemist Fred Basolo, who was the Charles E. and Emma H. Morrison Emeritus Professor of Chemistry and served as president of the ACS in 1983 Kim Dunbar has also been featured alongside other prominent women in science, including Marie Curie, in Angewandte Chemie on Women in Chemistry (2011). At Texas A&M University she is the first woman in the College of Science to be named a Chaired Professor.

Kim Dunbar’s research in synthetic and structural inorganic chemistry is focused on the use of coordination chemistry to establish structure/bonding/property relationships in molecular materials and in metal-based drugs. She is the author of over 420 publications. Her experimental and theoretical work to understand physical and chemical phenomena have redirected and focused the work of other researchers in her field.

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Stuart Burchill Highlights Manufacturing Trends for 2019

Stuart Burchill

With the fast pace of advancements in modern industry, Stuart Burchill explains why current trends matter for manufacturers.

NAPLES, FLORIDA, USA, June 14, 2019 / — It’s necessary for manufacturers to embrace change if they wish to stay relevant and prosperous in today’s market. The best way for a company to evolve with changing times is to understand the key trends and new technologies within their industry. Nanotechnology expert, Stuart Burchill, believes it can help manufacturers predict the future of their company and create a long-term strategic plan.

Technology, streamlined processes, and the continued drive for energy savings and sustainability stay at the forefront of manufacturing trends in 2019. While becoming more eco-friendly is extremely viable for helping the planet, Stuart Burchill notes that it also helps manufacturers save money and make more money in the long run. He knows this firsthand, as his employees are out in the field every week helping plant and facility managers solve issues with insulation and surface protection.

Stuart Burchill is always amazed at the innovations that come to life in the heart of factories, and shares with you the manufacturing trends to watch out for in 2019.

Predictive Maintenance

You don’t need to have worked in a factory to know that keeping a production line operating is critical to the bottom line. An efficient manufacturing line helps a factory maximize profits, meaning any delay or downtime could put manufacturers at a severe loss, not to mention the risk of getting behind schedule in shipments. According to a survey by ITIC, 98% of organizations say that just one hour of downtime costs them over $100,000, and 81% say it costs them over $300,000.

Stuart Burchill highlights predictive maintenance as a key manufacturing trend for 2019, as companies invest in high-quality maintenance applications that monitor equipment using multiple performance metrics. It saves time, money, and resources by automatically alerting staff when maintenance is required.

Sustainability Initiatives

As some organizations reap the benefits of corporate responsibility and sustainability goals, others are now more eager to follow suit. Stuart Burchill explains that in 2019, companies will be prioritizing the cornerstones of sustainability to further streamline processes, reduce waste, lower costs, and increase employee retention rates. The positive cost-cutting advantages compliment the environmental impact that goes along with incorporating things like reducing energy use, water use, waste, and carbon emissions.

Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP)

Combining and analyzing different forms of data from all departments in an organization can be nearly impossible, which is why many corporations are moving towards ERP systems. This software can be used in multiple areas within an organization for everything from accounting to engineering. When shared transactional data is in one place, it can be analyzed in real time and help leaders make insightful and timely business decisions. Stuart Burchill notes that ERP systems also improve consistency, efficiency, and collaboration.

About Stuart Burchill

CEO/CTO of Industrial Nanotech Inc., Stuart Burchill is an expert in sustainability, nanoscience solutions, and manufacturing. His patented Heat Shield EPX-H20 spray on thermal insulation helps those in the manufacturing industry meet safety, preventative maintenance, and sustainability goals by providing corrosion resistance, CUI prevention, moisture resistance, and chemical resistance as well as by reducing equipment surface temperatures. Heat Shield EPX-H20 is water-based, sustainable, and low in VOC. For more information, please visit:

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