In 2014, Europe accounted for a major share of the global synthetic
lubricants and functional fluids market.
Tamaz Khikhinashvili (New Diamond Technology, St Petersburg, Russia) reported that in May 2014 his company made significant developments in HPHT technology that allowed them to grow larger, higher-quality synthetic
diamonds, including two that were faceted into gems weighing 5.11 ct (K colour, Ij clarity) and 4.30 ct (D colour, SIX clarity).
In 1995, a Clemson University professor used a synthetic
compound to conduct research identifying the effects on the brain from cannabinoids.
Despite the recent influx of screwcaps into the premium wine arena, the synthetic
cork manufacturers I spoke with said they are optimistic about the future of synthetics
The system is "a clever and unique approach to develop synthetic
bone scaffolds that are cell-responsive," comments Kristi S.
Several factors are behind the recent expansions in synthetic
paper and the entrance of new players and products.
(As Rainforest Action Network Director Randall Hayes once said in defense of activism over deep ecology, "It's a spiritual act to try to shut down DuPont.") Banning all synthetic
chemicals, beginning with the huge number that contain or are synthesized with chlorine, would usher in a non-industrial utopia.
This approach seems to restrict synthetic
instrument accounting to situations where the swap or other derivative is entered into at the inception of a borrowing or lending transaction.
With either structure, the trust would have a secondary claim against the issuer of the wraparound guarantee in an amount representing the difference between the market value of the assets and the book value of the synthetic
With epoxidized natural rubber, the property/cost balance is right, and the competing synthetics
have been in existence for some time, so the market area is well documented.
The excitement of synthetics
became the necessity of synthetics
and rubber chemists, who had been essential to industry, now became essential to the government's plan.