The Fascination of Chemistry
WACKER'S AUDIO MAGAZINE
Once a month, our "Fascination of Chemistry" podcast shows you how chemistry ensures perfectly functioning products in all areas of life.
Ideal Marriage of Cohesion and AdhesionJul 13, 2011 | 5:57 min
The Best of Both WorldsJul 07, 2011 | 7:50 min
Taking the Heat off Cold SteelMar 16, 2011 | 9:09 min
Skyscrapers are often built on a steel framework. However, because steel can loose its stability at certain levels of heat, additional fire protection is needed for this kind of structure. Intumescent coatings based on WACKER's VAE copolymer dispersions can protect the steel framework against fire ...
Warm-Touch StoneJan 26, 2011 | 8:16 min
Long-Lasting AdhesivesDec 13, 2010 | 6:48 min
Silicones for Safe Power DistributionAug 10, 2010 | 7:31 min
Electricity generated from sun and wind is fed into the grid usually via underground or undersea cables. These are complicated and expensive to lay. For this reason, the cables need to work perfectly for decades on end. Electrically-conducting silicone elastomers from the POWERSIL® product line play a key role here.
Protection for St. GotthardMay 20, 2010 | 9:07 min
Tens of thousands of vehicles pass through the Gotthard road tunnel every day. In winter, they splash a large amount of water and road salts onto the tunnel walls. In a single night, the tunnel was treated with special water-repellent silanes from WACKER to prevent the salt water from penetrating into the concrete and damaging it.
Solar Power Moves into the Fast LaneMar 02, 2010 | 10:47 min
Youthful SkinJan 08, 2010 | 8:16 min
Retinol is the parent compound of vitamin A and a key active ingredient in anti-aging preparations. For it to develop its full effect, it must be protected from external influences. Listen to this episode and find out how WACKER’s cyclodextrins “smuggle” the precious but sensitive substance safely under the surface of the skin.