The Italian chemicals federation Federchimica produced four films to demonstrate the role of the chemical industry in providing the global population with energy- and emission- friendly housing, health care, nutrition and transport
Housing - the Coat System for Buildings
Poor insulation in buildings is the leading cause of energy waste, and most of the heat inside a building escapes through its exterior walls. With the help of chemical innovations and application of new adhesives, we can better insulate buildings and reduce fuel use for heating in winter.
Watch the video Housing - Coat System for Buildings
Health Care - Contrast Lengthens Life
Organic iodine has been found particularly useful in X-ray development. The chemical nature of iodine permits its combination into stable, non-toxic organic substances specially adapted to specific techniques of X-ray diagnosis.
Watch the video Health Care - Contrast Lengthens Life
Nutrition - A Medicine for Wheat
Ears of wheat are often attacked by a fungus, producing mycotoxins ending up in our bodies. Weakening the immune system, they increase the risk of infections and cancer. Today, advances in the development of a new medicine for wheat - molecules blocking the development of the fungus - will reduce mycotoxins by up to 80%.
Watch the video Nutrition a Medicine for Wheat
Mobility – Eyes on the Road
Exciting innovations are being introduced in the car industry. Chemistry comes into play by developing a LED display to be integrated into the driver's windshield. This display allows drivers to keep their attention focused on the road and still receive information that would normally require a glance at the instrument panel on the dashboard. Take a look at one of the more promising ideas for a “car of the future”.
Watch the video Eyes on the Road
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