Newsletter of Useful Web Sources No. 148 Subscribe FREE December 31, 2012 

Best of 2012 recommended Web sources

Welcome to the Newsletter of Interesting Web Sites Serving the Chemical, Petrochemical, Agrochemical, Biochemical, Pharmaceutical, Plastics, and related industries. This issue of the newsletter highlights the most important Web sites that have been recommended throughout 2012. For past editions, please visit our newsletter archive. If you would prefer not to receive this newsletter in the future, please scroll to the bottom of this message and follow the instructions.




This issue of the newsletter highlights Web sites in the following categories:
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2012 Cefic European Chemical Industry Facts & Figures
The 2012 Cefic European Facts & Figures provides an analysis of the latest competitive trends in the European chemical industry. Released each year, the Cefic European Facts and Figures document provides the most up-to-date information based on currently available data about the sector.
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First ever Cefic sustainability report
The Cefic sustainability report is a first step towards achieving the vision approved at the highest level of the European chemical industry. It has come about through the recognition that we have not only the capability but also the responsibility to address societal challenges of sustainability such as energy, water, raw materials or, more broadly, resource efficiency.

Chemistry in my State
Over 96% of all manufactured goods are directly touched by the business of chemistry, making this industry an essential part of every facet of our nation's economy. Chemistry provides significant economic benefits in every state. Use this tool to view chemical industry statistics by US state.

Fortune 500 chemical & pharma companies
Fortune 500 lists 16 chemical companies and 12 pharmaceutical firms in its annual ranking of America's largest corporations.
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Kaye and Laby Online
This online version of Kaye and Laby includes the entire, unedited contents of the 16th edition (published 1995) and is crammed full of tables of data, formulae, graphs and charts. This information span topics from fundamental constants to fibre optics, superconductivity to Raman spectroscopy and many others. The contents will be regularly reviewed and updated to reflect advances and developments in the fields of physics and chemistry.

This site is provided free and brought to you by the National Physical Laboratory, where Dr Kaye was Superintendent of the Physics Department in the 1930s.

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Biofuels - OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2011-2020
Biofuel use will continue to represent an important share of global cereal, sugar and vegetable oil production over the Outlook period. A research conducted by OECD-FAO is available FREE.
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A Leap Forward for Plastic Solar Cells
An inexpensive, polymer-based device breaks a record, reaching 10.6 percent efficiency. Polymer solar cells are flexible, lightweight, and potentially inexpensive, but their performance lags behind that of conventional cells made from inorganic materials such as silicon. The goal of the researchers, led by Yang Yang, professor of materials science and engineering at UCLA, is to make a polymer solar cell that can compete with thin-film silicon cells.

Special Report Renewable Energy Sources
This Summary for Policymakers was formally approved at the 11th Session of Working Group III of the IPCC, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. 5-8 May 2011.

Solar Market Insight
U.S. Solar Market InsightTMis a quarterly publication of the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)® and GTM Research. This report analyzes trends in U.S. solar demand, manufacturing, and pricing by state and market segment.

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3D visualization tools
From Indiana University Cheminformatics Education Portal – a short and useful summary of visualization tools that are available online. There are plenty of programs available for visualizing and rotating and translating molecules. Most of them are free. Some work in web browsers; some are standalone; some produce images. Most work with proteins as well as small molecules.

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School locator
College Rankings & Lists - Get exclusive rankings of 1,600 schools. Use our tools to search for your perfect fit. And find details on scholarships, loans, and grants.

The World's Best Engineering Schools
Over the past few weeks, "Business Insider" conducted a survey to find out the true ranking of the top 50 schools. All these schools have comparable high-quality academics, smart professors, and great campuses. But when it comes to figuring out the value of an engineering school, there's only one thing that really matters: The amount the school will help your future career. Find out the results of this interesting survey here:

2012/2013 QS world university ranking
Cambridge is once again home to the world’s number one university. Yet this year the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), not the UK’s second-placed Cambridge University, takes the crown for the first time.

Almanac of Higher Education 2012
The Chronicle takes the measure of higher education in the 2012-13 Almanac, the annual compendium of college and university data. Learn about: What do professors of various ranks earn? Student demographics, Who graduates, who doesn't, and why does it matter? International education, and more.

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Chemistry handbook
This free Android app Provides easy access to info about chemicals and fundamental constants, as well as calculations for preparing solutions. The app uses an online search engine, so make sure you are not charged for the data transfer. This handbook allows you to look up info without having to type, and without storing large databases on your phone. It uses the Wolfram Alpha computational search engine to look up and calculate the information you are looking for.

The Aldrich Handbook of Fine Chemicals for iPad
The first iPad version of the Aldrich catalog, featuring an expanded list of over 47,000 chemical products, extensive chemical and physical data, and nearly 37,000 chemical structures.

Chem drawing tool for iPad and iPhone
Elemental from Dotmatics is a free Chemistry Sketch Utility for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch. Features include: Tap to draw chemical structures, Calculate cheminformatics properties, Tweet a Molecule and more...

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Informex, taking place February 19-22, 2013 in Anaheim, CA USA is the premier meeting place for buyers and sellers of high-value chemistry for a broad range of applications. Each year the event brings together an international mix of more than 4,000 fine and specialty chemicals professionals and 450 exhibitors. Register today for InformexUSA.

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CAC 2013 New Place, New Height
The 14th China International Agrochemical and Crop Protection Exhibition will be held February 26-28, 2013 in Shanghai New International Expo Center, 2345 Longyang Road, Pudong New Area Shanghai P.R.C. The floor area will reach 46,000 square meters, welcoming over 1000 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions worldwide, up 30 percent year-to-year. The event will also have 25,000 professional buyers and distributors from over 100 countries.

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Food Ingredients China 2013, March 26-28
Food Ingredients China (FIC), held in March each year in Shanghai, is the biggest food ingredients and additives trade show in Asia. FIC 2013 is where the food ingredients and additives world meets to do business. It will be held on March 26-28, 2013 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center (SWEECC), China.

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The 13th China International Dye Industry, Pigments and Textile Chemicals Exhibition
China Interdye 2013 will be held from April 17th-19th, 2013 in the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center. The exhibition includes various dyestuffs, intermediates, auxiliaries, textile chemicals, pigments, textile printing materials, equipment and related products.

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Meet the Chinese pharma world at CPhI China 2013
Join us in Shanghai for CPhI China 2013, the pharmaceutical networking event with 29,000 visitors from 108 countries and over 2,200 exhibitors. Gathering movers, shakers and emerging new comers of the Chinese pharma industry, CPhI China is the ideal platform. Meet face-to-face with domestic pharma companies, stay informed about the latest industry trends and get the best ROI on your travel, time and budget. Ready for business? Book your stand now!

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ICIS Pricing provides unbiased and independent chemical and oil price reporting for all the major chemicals markets, including olefins, aromatics, plastics, solvents, intermediates, biofuels and fertilizers. The reports deliver the latest spot and contract price assessments, market commentary on trends and developments, reported and confirmed transactions, and plant and production news. Request a free sample report here.

Malvern Instruments Ltd.
Malvern is a leading supplier of analytical solutions for particle characterization (size, shape, zeta potential, molecular weight) and rheological applications. Advanced technologies are combined with robust mechanical designs and comprehensive software to provide on-line, at-line and off-line solutions for QA/QC, control and development applications. An extensive support service facilitates the exploitation of any given system.

Perry Videx
Quality used chemical, plastics, & paper process equipment. 25,000 items priced right for immediate worldwide delivery -

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