Wacker - The Fascination Of Chemistry

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Sinopse

The audio magazine of WACKER shows the many exciting roles chemistry plays in everyday life. Each instalment will give you interesting insights into how chemistry ensures perfectly functioning products in all areas of life. Whether it is drugs, computers, cleaning agents, clothing or toys - WACKER products play a vital role almost everywhere.

Episódios

  • Episode 74: Low-emission paints

    Episode 74: Low-emission paints

    29/09/2020 Duração: 05min

    An unpleasant odor often lingers in the room after the walls have been painted. This is caused by the volatile organic compounds in the paint. WACKER chemists have succeeded in developing a binder for paints that only emits minimal amounts of such undesirable substances. VINNAPAS® EP 3560 even meets the Scandinavian ecolabel’s stringent requirements – [...]

  • Episode 73: Standing Up to Damp

    Episode 73: Standing Up to Damp

    14/11/2019 Duração: 05min

    Waterproofing membranes are indispensable in protecting the building fabric against damp. But until now, it was not possible to use a toothed applicator to apply them, the tool of choice among workman in this country. The mass simply wasn’t firm enough, and the ridges merged. That’s why WACKER developed the polymer VINNAPAS® 7150 E, which [...]

  • Episode 72 – Polymer Concrete for Olympic Buildings

    Episode 72 – Polymer Concrete for Olympic Buildings

    27/09/2019 Duração: 05min
  • Episode 71 – Chewing gum in any shape

    Episode 71 – Chewing gum in any shape

    17/07/2019 Duração: 05min

    Chewing gum in the shape of a heart? We can do that! Until now, however, chewing gum has undergone an elaborate mixing process using gum base, which limits the variety of shapes. Now that’s all going to change: With CAPIVA C03, WACKER has developed a new gum base that melts completely so that the popular [...]

  • Episode 70 – Renewed Splendor for Flooring in Budapest Train Station

    Episode 70 – Renewed Splendor for Flooring in Budapest Train Station

    15/05/2019 Duração: 05min

    Terrazzo flooring looks well – but not for long. Coffee and chewing gum render it unsightly with time. A protective coating based on a silane-modified polymer from WACKER has come to the rescue. Only one component needs to be applied – entirely without solvents. And the floor can be walked on after 48 hours. Experts [...]

  • Episode 69 – Just the Right Amount of Foam

    Episode 69 – Just the Right Amount of Foam

    19/03/2019 Duração: 06min

    In many countries around the globe, washing is still done by hand. People believe it ought to foam properly – because that’s supposed to be a sign of effective cleaning. Yet this foaming is a problem, since after washing, laundry has to be rinsed out many times until all of the foam disappears. This is [...]

  • Episode 68 – Say Goodbye to Bites

    Episode 68 – Say Goodbye to Bites

    16/01/2019 Duração: 05min

    Insect bites are painful and itchy. They can even transmit diseases. Although there are a few substances that protect us from these bites, they soon evaporate, which means that they have no real effect. Thanks to WACKER’s cyclodextrins, however, it is possible to considerably increase the time that these substances remain effective. For instance, tests [...]

  • Episode 67 – Ripe Mangoes Get a Protective Coating

    Episode 67 – Ripe Mangoes Get a Protective Coating

    17/09/2018 Duração: 05min

    Mangoes are sensitive. At least a fifth of them spoil before they reach consumers in Europe or the US. That’s why the Dutch company Liquidseal has developed a protective coating for such fruit. A VAE dispersion is sprayed on the mangoes immediately after they’ve been picked. This soon dries to form an ultrathin film that [...]

  • Episode 66 – Mouthwateringly Good

    Episode 66 – Mouthwateringly Good

    29/06/2018 Duração: 05min

    Chewing gum and chewy candy used to be two different worlds. Now, as part of the “Candy to Gum” project, WACKER is launching Capiva C03, a ready-to-use compound for candy manufacturers. It allows manufacturers to offer a new candy treat that behaves like chewy candy in the mouth at first, but after a while an [...]

  • Episode 65 – Graffiti Defense

    Episode 65 – Graffiti Defense

    02/05/2018 Duração: 08min

    Graffiti and stickers are a real headache for municipalities and railway operators. WACKER has now developed the first silicone-based product that protects bridges, underpasses and utility boxes from this kind of damage for a long time to come. Tests under real-life circumstances have shown that tough times are ahead for these wannabe artists.

  • Episode 64 – From Stone Age to High Tech

    Episode 64 – From Stone Age to High Tech

    08/03/2018 Duração: 08min

    The Lascaux Cave – this richly painted World Heritage Site – is threatened with destruction due to visitors. For display in a new museum, the cave was therefore faithfully copied by a French company and painted by artists true to the Stone Age original. ELASTOSIL M silicone from WACKER was used to make the molds.

  • Episode 63 – Expanding the Bounds of Bioplastics – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Episode 63 – Expanding the Bounds of Bioplastics – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    10/01/2018 Duração: 07min

    Crude oil is a finite resource. This is one of the reasons why the chemical industry is looking for new raw materials. Plastics can also be manufactured from plants, for example. However, these only become attractive when additives from WACKER’s VINNEX® product range are added. Only then are the properties of bioplastics as good as [...]

  • Episode 62 – Marriage of Wood and Plastic – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Episode 62 – Marriage of Wood and Plastic – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    06/12/2017 Duração: 05min

    They actually don’t like each other: wood is polar, while polymers such as polypropylene are non-polar. In order to process them into a homogeneous composite, they need a matchmaker: GENIOPLAST® from WACKER. Wood plastic composites are used to make interior trim for cars, for example. And Pinuform uses them to produce durable, easy-care decking boards, [...]

  • Episode 61 – And the Stain is Gone – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Episode 61 – And the Stain is Gone – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    19/04/2017 Duração: 06min

    Fork lift trucks in the industrial warehouse, hospital beds in patient wards – these have a considerable effect on concrete floors. In addition to mechanical stress, over time the accumulating dirt also becomes a problem. WACKER now has a solution to both of these issues: the PRIMIS SAF 9000 series, aqueous acrylate-based dispersions. They make [...]

  • Episode 60 – Building with VINNAPAS – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Episode 60 – Building with VINNAPAS – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    17/01/2017 Duração: 06min

    Sand, cement and water: for a long time, that was all that a mortar needed. But expectations are rising. As a result, polymeric binders are now added to the dry-mix mortar blends used in many applications. These binders include VINNAPAS®, a dispersible polymer powder from WACKER. VINNAPAS® makes mortar more pliable yet stronger, so that [...]

  • Episode 59 – Soft, Gentle and Absorbent – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Episode 59 – Soft, Gentle and Absorbent – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    06/10/2016 Duração: 06min

    When you step out of the shower in the morning, you want to wrap yourself in a towel that is comfortably soft and that dries you off quickly. Treating the fabric with a new WACKER auxiliary is what makes that possible. When developing this product, researchers had to combine two conflicting requirements in a single [...]

  • Podcast 58 – Guilt-Free Indulgence – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Podcast 58 – Guilt-Free Indulgence – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    07/09/2016 Duração: 06min

    Cream fillings without unhealthy solid fats? Or baked goods with a reduced egg content? That’s possible. Thanks to cyclodextrins from WACKER. They have excellent emulsifying properties, stabilize sugar foam and creams, and can replace hardened fats. This makes them beneficial for a slim figure and cholesterol levels – and all that entirely without animal constituents, [...]

  • Episode 57 – Invisible Fire Safety – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Episode 57 – Invisible Fire Safety – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    26/07/2016 Duração: 05min

    Aluminum composite panels can increasingly be found on building exteriors. In order to keep the thermoplastics used here from compromising the fire safety, manufacturers incorporate fire-retardant fillers. Developed by WACKER, GENIOPLAST Pellet S is a silicone additive that is suitable for a diverse range of thermoplastic polymer blends. It makes such flame-resistant blends easier to [...]

  • Episode 56 – Protection for Skin  Hair – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Episode 56 – Protection for Skin & Hair – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    07/06/2016 Duração: 05min

    Everywhere, people want to be beautiful, but Brazil, in particular, is the third-largest market for beauty products worldwide. WACKER presented a new ingredient for the cosmetics and personal-care industries there – nature-identical hydroxytyrosol, or HTEssence. This is a highly effective antioxidant that can help to maintain the beauty of skin and hair for longer.

  • Episode 55 – Smart Textiles – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    Episode 55 – Smart Textiles – The Fascination of Chemistry – WACKER’s Audio Magazine

    10/05/2016 Duração: 05min

    Everybody is familiar with functional clothing for sports nowadays. However, future clothing will be able to do much more: smart textiles will be able to notify us if we’re moving the wrong way or point out how we can exercise even more efficiently. Sensors that are designed with the aid of WACKER’s ELASTOSIL Film make [...]

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