Every two years, the Royal Society for Chemistry (RSC) makes an award that will "recognise the most meritorious contribution of an Early Career Chemist (typically under 40 years of age, and encourage the nomination of candidates who have had a career break) working in any area of fluorine chemistry as evidenced by their publications." This is an internation award, not restricted to members of the RSC.
F2 Chemicals Ltd is proud to be sponsoring this prestigious award in 2019.
On a sunny Saturday on Preston Dock, F2 Chemicals Ltd. put together a dragon boat team, raising money for CRY, in memory of former employee, Steve Wiggins.
A total of twelve teams each took part, with three heats for each team, the four best times going through to the final. Our first race (see image) was okay, but by our third heat, we were getting it together, and just made the top four. For the final, we gave it all we had, in a very tight race - just 1.5 seconds between first and third. With most of us complete novices, we were both pleased and amazed to come second (beaten by a far more experienced UCLan team).
And we raised over £700 for charity too!
More images on the CRY web site
We have recently built a new custom designed PP30 (Octafluoropropane) packaging/filling station which is in the start-up process and will hopefully be online in the New Year. We hope the new facility will reduce filling time and improve handling.
We have recently developed a new more economic grade of Flutec PP1 in response to market requirements. The specification is 90% min Perfluoro-2-methylpentane content.
We have added three new products to our tracer portfolio, Perfluoro-1,2,4-trimethylcyclohexane, Perfluoro-2-methyldecalin and Perfluoro-1,2,4,5-tetramethylcyclohexane they are welcome additions to our ever expanding list of available tracers.
F2 Chemicals were recently asked to help Penwortham Priory Academy, Preston, with a project to 'overclock' a high spec computer, in other words making the PC run faster than designed with no negative effects. This was a project designed and run by two students who have an interest in the subject, the experiment involved submersing a computer's electrical components in a non-conductive cooling liquid. This allowed for the computer to process an increased number of commands without over-heating. The team ran hour long stress tests where the computer was pushed beyond its limit. The computer's temperature was monitored throughout the stress tests. The students won an award for the academy and much praise from their peers.