Chemical industry in Asia

The evolutionary nature of the Specialty Chemicals business has meant that the traditionally dominant regions of North America, Europe and Japan have made way for fast growth in emerging Asian, South America and Middle Eastern & African economies. Asia-Pacific, in fact, is estimated as the largest, also the fastest growing, global market for Specialty Chemicals.

The Middle East is at the forefront of the changing global chemicals industry. The chemical industry in the Middle East is at a critical point in its development.

synthetic chemicals

How is an organic chemical classified as synthetic? Well, it has to do with the difference between the terms ‘natural’ and ‘synthetic.’ We can think of natural organic chemicals as those found in our earth.

Building materials of the Middle East

Building materials are used in the construction and production of various structures. The construction industry is one of the most prosperous industries and businesses in the Middle East. Fine sand is usually easily found on the beach and in the river. Reade More About Building materials of the Middle East

Soil is a combination of excellent minerals and minerals created by weathering and rock destruction. Plaster is a soft, white powder obtained from gypsum. Cement is produced in a very soft powder and is provided to the consumer in bulk or in packages.

“Our vision is to build the…

Environmental Engineering

In recent years, there has been growing worldwide interest in protecting the natural environment and extending the lifespan of existing buildings with renovation work.

Civil Engineering Materials explains why Construction materials behave the way they do. It covers the Construction materials content for undergraduate courses in civil engineering and related subjects and serves as a valuable reference for professionals working in the construction industry.

The book concentrates on demonstrating methods to obtain, analyse and use information rather than focusing on presenting large amounts of data. Beginning with basic properties of materials, it moves on to more complex areas such as…

Dorea Reeser is a Ph.D. candidate in environmental chemistry at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on studying chemical reactions at water surfaces, and how the chemical and physical properties at the air-water interface influence these reactions and the release of important trace gases into the troposphere. She combines her creative and scientific sides with her passion for presenting science, whether it’s at a scientific conference, in the classroom, at an outreach event, at a social outing, on paper or in a video. …

Asian Gemstones

Emerald mining has occurred in the Panjshir Valley of Afghanistan for thousands of years and over the past two decades the emeralds produced from this region have become one of Afghanistan’s most valuable gemstone resources (Bowersox and Chamberlin 1995 ; Groat et al. 2008 ). Traditionally, such mining has occurred as artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM), wherein relatively simple tools such as pick-axes and shovels are used by individual (or small groups of) miners to extract the Gemstones from the host rock.


However, throughout this region explosives are also used to tunnel, break up the host rock…

Agate or Onyx (a type of quartz) is another semi-precious stone; ordinary agate is made of regular chalcedony layers, with most amethyst crystals in the center. The chemical composition of onyx is silica, but sometimes elements such as Al, Fe, Mg, Ca, Ni, Cr is also placed next to it. Black Onyx is characterized by its fineness and light color. It is translucent, opaque, and has a glassy luster.

Lapis lazuli has been sought after and used in jewellery for thousands of years. It’s rich blue colour, along with those sparkling flecks of fools gold iron pyrites make it truly irresistible! Unfortunately, lapis lazuli has also become one of the most faked gemstones in the world. It’s not easy to tell the difference between fake lazuli and the real gemstone. Many cheap minerals and gemstones (such as poor quality jasper, white howlite, spinel, sodalite or calcite) can be dyed to imitate it, while glass and plastic can been used to copy lapis lazuli too. …

Amber Jewelry

Since ancient times amber is considered a symbol of happiness and a new beginning. It was valued for his remarkable healing properties. It was believed to help with rheumatic ailments and asthma. Research results have shown that it contains many valuable micronutrients — silicon, magnesium, iron, calcium, potassium, organic compounds combined with iodine, volatile substances, resin acids, and many others.

Many believe that amber helps restore mental balance, well-being, and helps to reduce stress and insomnia. Amber is a source of negative ions, which makes it a natural air ionizer. Currently, many cities fight air pollution (exhaust fumes, pollution from…

Asian Gemstones

Charoite is derived from the Chara River in eastern Siberia, Russia, the only site in the world where it can be found. The word “Chary” in Russian means magical. Charoite is a complex silicate containing elements such as; potassium, sodium, calcium, barium, strontium, oxygen, silicon and hydrogen. It is often found with inclusions of microcline feldspar, aergirine-augite and tinaksite.

Its distinctive color ranges from bright lavender and violet to deep purple. Charoite awakens analytical abilities and the capacity for keen observation. Charoite generally strengthens the body, soothes nervousness and promotes rest. …

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