Foreign investors looking to acquire an interest in small and midsize U.S. companies face a big hurdle that can influence the economics of their negotiations and profoundly impact the value of their investments, and it’s the U.S. tax structure. Read more
Every month, a deluge of data on manufacturing and production is released, which businesses rely on to make important decisions. However, the data from a variety of sources do not always paint the same picture, even when they are supposedly tracking the same metrics. Read more
Ninety percent of all chemical products produced involve the use of catalysts at one stage or another, according to a report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA). The combination of nanotechnology in catalysts has led to the emergence of nanocatalysts, which boast significant economic advantages over traditional catalysts. As environmental regulations continue to impact automotive and other industrial sectors, demand for nanocatalysts is expected to soar.
A wide variety of chemical, petrochemical, and pharmaceutical products require the use of catalysts in production, the report notes. Nanocatalysts, with their extremely small size and a higher surface area, demonstrate superior catalytic activity. Further, nanocatalysts also increase the speed and efficiency of catalysis, which makes the processes relatively inexpensive and economically feasible. In addition, by helping accelerate chemical processes, nanocatalysts help lower the use of energy required for the process, further reducing the carbon footprint of many manufacturing technologies. Read more