Wednesday, October 31, 2012

India - Corrosion Control - Protective Coating Business - DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has started a strategic partnership with Clariant

India - Protective Coating Business - DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials has started a strategic partnership with Clariant. Under a distribution agreement with Clariant’s Business Unit Industrial & Consumer Specialties, DKSH will market their consumer care, and paints and coatings product portfolios in India, the Philippines and Vietnam. DKSH Performance Materials will be leveraging its comprehensive distribution footprint in Asia to provide tailored services and exceptional distribution opportunities for Clariant.


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Article Source: http://www.dksh.com/htm/388/en/DKSH-and-Clariant-build-strategic-partnership-covering-India-the-Philippines-and-Vietnam.htm?Id=377059
Publication Date: 30 October 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Brazil - Corrosion Research - Development of eco-friendly Corrosion Inhibitors - Inhibitory action of aqueous garlic peel extract on the corrosion of carbon steel in HCl solution

► Garlic peel extract can act as corrosion inhibitor for C-steel in acid solution. ► The extract acted as mixed-type inhibitor on the C-steel surface. ► The inhibition efficiency increased with the extract concentration and temperature. ► The Ea of C-steel dissolution decreased in the presence of the extract. ► The sulphur compounds may play an important role in the inhibition process.

Article Source: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.08.038


Publication Date: Dec 2012

Malaysia - Corrosion Research - Development of eco-friendly Corrosion Inbitors - Possible improvement of catechin as corrosion inhibitor in acidic medium

► Tannin and catechin were modified to alter their corrosion inhibition activities. ► Modification has improved the inhibition performance of catechin significantly. ► The converse is true for mangrove tannin with the same modification. ► Difference could be attributed to catechin inertness towards complete methylation.

Article Source: Corrosion Science, Vol 65, Pages 152-162


http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.corsci.2012.08.012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

India - Academia-Industry collaboration - AICTE allows industries with Rs 100 cr turnover to start their own colleges - Positive sign for the development of interdisciplinary areas like Corrosion Management

AICTE allows industries with Rs 100 cr turnover to start their own colleges: “We often hear that students graduating from technical institutes are not industry-ready or employable"


Aiming to bridge the gap between technical educational institutes and the expectations of those who employ their graduates, the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has decided to allow industries and businesses with Rs 100 crore turnover to set up technical institutions of their own.

Such institutions will be allowed to admit double the number of students allowed at regular institutions, and would be able to start a single branch or theme institute of their choice, according to the AICTE’s notification inviting applications to start new institutes for the 2013-14 academic year.

“We often hear that students graduating from technical institutes are not industry-ready or employable. Hence, we want to bring in the best practices of industry and want them to participate in the higher and technical education sector,” AICTE chairman S S Mantha told The Indian Express. “Accordingly, a private limited or public limited company or industry, with a turnover of Rs 100 crore in the last three years, will now be eligible to apply to start a new institute.”

Article Source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/aicte-allows-firms-with-rs-100-cr-turnover-to-start-their-own-colleges/1011671/
Publication Date: 04 Oct 2012

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