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    Author: Dr. Sascha Rulhoff

    Author: Dr. Sascha Rulhoff
    Dr. Sascha Rulhoff joined Haltermann Carless in 2013. As Vice President Technical Service & Development he is leading a team responsible for the group-wide product support and new business development. As key function he holds a position interacting between sales, production and customers to support in applying existing products as well as accommodating Haltermann Carless’ transition into renewable and sustainable hydrocarbons solutions. +49 40 333 18 401 srulhoff@h-c-s-group.com

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    Building regulations: Thermal insulation more important than ever

    Building regulations: Thermal insulation more important than ever

    In the context of the European Green Deal, the topic of energy efficiency and building insulation is of growing importance. Legal regulations such as the EU's Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) regulates energy savings around new and existing buildings. Thermal insulation plays a particular role, along with other factors. Read how climate protection can be best addressed in the building industry. 

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    Corona vaccine: high quality with Haltermann Carless` solvents

    Corona vaccine: high quality with Haltermann Carless` solvents

    Pharmaceuticals are an indispensable part of our current understanding of health care. With the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, the importance of pharmaceuticals and especially vaccines has become more evident. In addition to the national regulatory authorities or the European Medicines Agency (EMA), which check for efficacy and safety, the pharmaceutical companies are the most important guarantors of the highest quality. High purity of ingredients and substances, such as elementary solvents, is of utmost importance. Haltermann Carless offers this quality for pharmaceutical applications as well as for Covid-19 / Corona vaccines and drugs. Find out more here.

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    Organic process medium: Pentane plays an important role for ORC plants

    Organic process medium: Pentane plays an important role for ORC plants

    Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) plants have become important pillars of the energy transition. They offer the opportunity to generate electricity and heat even if the temperature of the available heat source is too low for the operation of a turbine driven by steam. Organic process media are the solution. Read here to find out what they are and what quality is convincing.

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    Haltermann Carless' bio-based isododecane for sustainable cosmetics

    Haltermann Carless' bio-based isododecane for sustainable cosmetics

    The cosmetics industry is heavily investing in more organic and plant-based personal care solutions in response to a strong consumer demand for more sustainable products and safe ingredients. After all, skin lotions, shower gels and shampoos are not only used on a daily basis, but are also used directly on our skin. The EU is taking action to regulate the use of certain materials, such as critical silicone compounds. Haltermann Carless, as a specialist for high-quality hydrocarbon products and solvents, has long been producing alternative products from renewable feedstocks and for the cosmetics industry, this has once again been achieved. Read more.

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    Sustainable energy: The ORC process for electricity and heat production

    Sustainable energy: The ORC process for electricity and heat production

    In the course of the energy turnaround, geothermal energy generation is becoming an increasingly important topic alongside electricity generation from solar, wind and hydro power. Generating sustainable electricity is more topical and urgent than ever. Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) plants play an important role, because they open up ways of generating electricity and heat that were not possible in the past. Find out here what advantages and future opportunities the process offers.

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    Paint, Coatings & Adhesives: High-purity paraffinic hydrocarbons for your application

    Paint, Coatings & Adhesives: High-purity paraffinic hydrocarbons for your application

    High-quality solvents are important basic raw materials for the paint, coatings and adhesives industry. Only highest quality guarantees best functionality in end-use applications. After all, automotive coatings, sealants and building adhesives or building paints should be characterised by a long service life and few impurities. Haltermann Carless focuses on the market requirements of its long-standing customers and has relied on extensive quality assurance for its high-purity paraffinic hydrocarbons for generations. Find out more about how this is achieved.

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    Sustainable energy: Geothermal power - how viable is it for the future?

    Sustainable energy: Geothermal power - how viable is it for the future?

    Today, renewable energy options determine the worldwide political, public and economic discussions about more sustainability in energy production. In addition to wind, water and solar energy, the topic of geothermal power is increasingly becoming the focus of attention. What precisely is geothermal energy and what are the options for the future? Here you can find out more about extraction, processes and worldwide use.

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    Paraffinic hydrocarbons for paints & coatings: a sustainable future

    Paraffinic hydrocarbons for paints & coatings: a sustainable future

    The paints and coatings industry is far more sustainable than one might think - and not only since the European Green Deal. The industry has long been working to meet the high demands placed on modern paints and coatings: Environmentally friendly, durable, harmless, easy to handle. In addition to occupational safety and processing, the right raw materials play a decisive role. Paraffinic hydrocarbons are part of the solution when it comes to sustainability. Learn more here.

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    Quality control in CBD production

    Quality control in CBD production

    CBD oil has long been part of our everyday lives. Whether as a lifestyle product, food supplement or in cosmetics. High quality is of great importance, because impurities can lead to a loss of effect, taste and digestibility. The extraction process used plays a decisive role, along with other factors. Find out why CBD production with high-purity hydrocarbons ensures the best quality.

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    Pentane Study: Tenary blends offer benefits to PU and PIR industry

    Pentane Study: Tenary blends offer benefits to PU and PIR industry

    Pentane blowing agents are widely used in the insulation industry. Since the performance and properties of Polyurethane (PU) and Polyisocyanurate (PIR) foams can vary considerably - depending on the isomer used - Haltermann Carless has conducted a study to take a closer look at the behaviour of blends consisting of the three isomers n-Pentane, iso-Pentane and Cyclopentane. The results of these tenary blends look promising and might offer additional benefits to the insulation industry.

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