Chemical Solutions Inc.

Willow Grove, PA, United States

Chemical Solutions Inc.

Willow Grove, PA, United States
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FARMER'S BRANCH, TX--(Marketwired - May 4, 2017) - Light Engine Design Corp. ( : TLED), is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul O. Williams to key roles among the company's management team and Board of Directors. Mr. Williams will serve as the company's Chairman and CFO, positions he is well suited to perform, in order to help guide TLED to financial and functional success. His vast experience in key positions of various public companies will be instrumental in management of the cutting-edge, solid-state lighting design firm. Paul graduated from Austin College in Sherman, Texas with a double major in Economics and Business Administration with a minor in Political Science. He also graduated from the Institute of Organization Management in Washington, DC. Over the course of his 35-year career, Paul has established a reputation as a high-impact leader in corporate finance and business development; structuring deals primarily ranging from $1 million to $50 million transactions. His systematic, detail-oriented approach to executing business strategies is unparalleled by any in the industry and has helped countless corporations achieve their strategic benchmarks. Previously, Paul served five years on the Board of the Texas Economic Development Council in Austin, Texas. In 2009, Paul was awarded the CFO of the Year award for North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal. His experience has spanned across a wide variety of industries and high-level positions. In addition to his new role with Light Engine Design Corp., he also currently serves as Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of Bison Financial Group, Inc. in Plano, Texas. Mr. Williams also currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board & Chief Financial Officer of: Dynamic Chemical Solutions, Inc. in Frisco, Texas, Financial Gravity Companies, Inc. ( : FGCO) in Allen, Texas, Curtis Mathes, Inc. in Frisco, Texas, and Halo Companies, Inc. ( : HALN) in Plano, Texas. Mr. Williams currently serves as Chairman of the Board & Chief Financial Officer of Urban Vybe Holdings, Inc. in Flower Mound, Texas. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of: the Texas Revolution, Indoor Football League in Allen, Texas, and Day One Consulting, Inc. in Flower Mound, Texas, and he currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Texas Legends, NBA Development League. In addition, Mr. Williams currently serves on the Board of Directors & Executive Committee of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, and previously served as their Chairman of the Board. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of The American Fallen Soldiers Project. "Paul brings knowledge and skill to our firm that just can't be beat -- he will expertly guide us through the intricacies of effectively and wisely managing a public company," said Robert Manes, TLED's CEO. "Further, the Company's diverse offerings present additional challenges to performing in the public sector, and we will rely upon Mr. Williams' depth of knowledge and experience to maintain a balanced approach." "Paul's proficiency mentoring and guiding public companies perfectly complements the more technologically centered acumen of the company's founders, providing a synergy that will maximize growth potential," added Kevin Stone, President and CTO. "We are fortunate to be able to add someone of his talent to the team." About the Company:  Light Engine Design Corp and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Dallas Lighting & Photonics and Tall Trees LED Company, is focused on becoming an industry pioneer in the research, development, manufacturing, and sales of state-of-the-art Solid-State Lighting (SSL). The Company is specializing in the design of advanced light engines and fixtures employing innovative, unique light emitting diode (LED) and laser phosphor technologies for use in the entertainment, architectural/entertainment (architainment) and frequency-specific biological lighting industries. Safe Harbor Act: Forward-Looking Statements are included within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements regarding our expected future financial position, results of operations, cash flows, financing plans, business strategy, products and services, competitive positions, growth opportunities, plans and objectives of management for future operations, including words such as "anticipate," "if," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "could," "should," "will," and other similar expressions are forward-looking statements and involve risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond our control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance, or achievements. We are under no obligation to (and expressly disclaim any obligation to) update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2017

The development of biological processes for converting CO2 to biofuels and base oils has become more attractive as regulations implemented requires the use of environmentally acceptable lubricants. One approach is by using biological processes in simple organisms e.g. bacteria. The bacterium under study is Azotobacter vinelandii. Yilin Hu an assistant professor of molecular biology & biochemistry at the Ayala School of Biological Sciences at the University of California Markus Ribbe a professor of chemistry at the University of California and colleagues have discovered that Azotobacter vinelandii can convert CO2 to CO and utilizes CO as an intermediate to generate simpler hydrocarbons. In the first of two studies done it was found that the key component in the nitrogenase of the bacterium responsible for converting CO2 to CO is the iron protein associated Fe4S4 cluster. The second study concentrated on the evaluation of the conversion of CO to simple hydrocarbons by the vanadium nitrogenase of Azotobacter vinelandii. Researchers have concluded that hydrocarbon formation is a secondary metabolic pathway that is unnecessary for cell growth.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2017

The continuing concern with how to deal with oil spills is directing to research exploring new approaches including an environmentally friendly way to clean up oil spills. George Bonheyo senior research scientist at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and professor of bioengineering at the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering at Washington State University in Pullman and his team primarily established a renewable scheme and wanted a material that quickly adsorbed oil. The team has developed a method to convert sawdust which consists of cellulose hemicellulose and lignin into a material suitable for absorbing oil spills. The team has improved sawdust to make the material more hydrophobic which is significant for the material to be effective and less dense so that it can absorb oil and stay on the surface of salt water for at least four months. The team recommends the use of aerobic microbes to the modified sawdust material to facilitate oil decomposition.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2017

Guojun Liu at Queens University, Ontario Canada, has developed a new approach that employs a Janus fabric coated with a multifunctional polymer, which effectively remove oil from emulsions. Diblock polymers containing acrylate monomers were prepared and coated onto cotton fabric. The key to the effectiveness of the polymer is its ability to initially break an emulsion and then facilitate the passing of the oil droplets through the Janus fabric. Liu observed that the Janus fabric was very durable after running seven consecutive trials with successful testing done with emulsions based on hexadecane, toluene, and chlorobenzene.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2012

Access to high-viscosity base oils is becoming a concern due to the slow reduction in the use of Group I base oils globally. This has led to the search for development of thickeners that can boost the viscosity of Group II and III base oils. Applying sufficiently fast shear or sudden impact to a dense suspension in water leads to the formation of a solid-like state. Jaeger, in collaboration with his associate Scott Waitukaitis, studied how the solid in a suspension is formed. A suspension of cornstarch in water with an aluminum rod was used to study this phenomenon. Changing the viscosity of the fluid has no effect on solid formation as long as the cornstarch concentration is maintained. The addition of glycerin to boost the viscosity by more than a factor of 10 does not affect the impact, although it slows the sinking of the aluminum rod into the suspension afterwards. It is possible that use of a specific solid lubricant additive suspended in mineral oil may increase viscosity and be a potential option for the lubricant formulator for a high-viscosity base- stock.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2012

Taha-Tijerina, in collaboration with researchers Tharangattu Narayanan, Pulickel M. Ajayan, et al., prepared a nano-based transformer oil using hexagonal boron nitride. Hexagonal boron nitride, which was prepared by a liquid exfoliation process, exhibits good electric insulation properties in combination with good thermal conductance. It was sonicated in isopropyl alcohol at room temperature, centrifuged, and filtered of the supernatant liquid. The two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride flakes provide a percolation channel that facilitates movement of electrons. No surfactant is needed to stabilize the dispersion, which could decrease the thermal conductivity by inhibiting electron flow. The hexagonal boron nitride-based transformer oil also shows a stable zeta-potential value of 22 mv, indicating the stability of the dispersion.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2015

A new ion-conducting membrane (ICM) was developed that can stop the growth of dendrites, increasing the possibility of producing safer lithium-ion batteries. The nanocomposite material was prepared from aramid nanofibers (ANF) and poly( ethylene oxide)(PEO). The PEO/ANF films were uniform with diameters that were ≯ 20 nm. The PEO/ ANF film showed the right property profile to stop the growth of dendrites. Further work with lithium-ion battery cells showed that the voltage profile remained steady ≤ 2500 cycles conducted. In contrast, a battery prepared with a commonly used ICM exhibited a slowly deteriorating voltage profile from the lst cycle to the 2500th cycle. This decline was due to the formation of dendrites.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2011

In formulating product, lubricant suppliers always focus on meeting customers' needs. As the need grows to have lubricants function under more stressful operating conditions, the challenge persists to develop a value-added product that can provide excellent performance over a long operating time frame. An additive that is becoming more important to the formulator in meeting this goal is the Viscosity Index (VI) improver. This additive class helps lubricants work at high performance levels over a wide temperature range. A discussion on VI improvers covers their preparation; key functions; how to measure VI performance; applications, e.g., as engine oils and hydraulic fluids; obtaining the maximum value out of VI improvers; formulation of multigrade lubricants; thickening effect at high temperatures; oxidative stability, which is a factor in ensuring that the viscosity remains relatively stable; polymer properties affecting VI improvers; modifying the structure of a VI improver to optimize lubricant performance; VI and driveline fluids; and VI and hydraulic fluids.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2011

Increasing the efficiency of automobiles and heavy-duty vehicles is becoming paramount with the rising cost of fuel. The search for ways to improve the efficiency of automobiles and heavy-duty diesel vehicles has moved beyond just focusing on engine design and changing the characteristics of the automotive lubricant. A discussion covers the possibility of recycling heat generated during combustion and turning it into electricity; wasted fuel energy produced during combustion; use of exhaust-based thermoelectric generators that can convert heat to electricity; concerns on pollutants in the exhaust process; thermoelectric materials and their conversion efficiencies; and the use of thermoelectric materials to extract more energy out of the combustion process.


Canter N.,Chemical Solutions Inc.
Tribology and Lubrication Technology | Year: 2013

A discussion on friction modifiers and VI improvers, which are helping lubricant suppliers improve fuel economy and comply with new engine oil specifications, covers the functions of friction modifier; the challenge of correlating bench screening tests to real-world engine tests; effectiveness of friction modifiers; the Sequence VIE test; how low can viscosity be reduced; effectiveness of VI improvers; role of VI improvers and other improvers on engine wear; and heavy-duty diesel engine oils.

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