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Posted On : 12th January 2020

'Chemical News' Journal

Since 1956 ICC regularly publishes a Monthly Journal the 'CHEMICAL NEWS' (formerly Chemical Industry News). The Journal highlights the latest developments in the various sectors of the Chemical Industry and disseminates information and statistics regarding technological progress achieved in India and abroad. The journal is widely circulated amongst the 'Decision Makers' of the industry, government, research institutions, academia, etc.

'Chemical News' Journal (What's in this issue)



In This Issue

Guest Editorial

December 3, 1984 is an infamous day. It is so for thousands who lost their lives, the many more maimed - some for life - and for the chemical industry.

- Ravi Raghavan, Editor - Chemical Weekly

From The Director General

On behalf of ICC, I am happy to wish all ICC members and readers a HAPPY, SUCCESSFUL AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Activities

  • Chemical weapons convention awareness programs
  • Refresher courses in Chemical Engineering for plant personnel
  • Half-day seminar on Chemical burns management - stopping incidents from becoming accidents
  • Responsible Care Symposium on guidance to RC Manual for 3 codes

Plastics Production Technology HDPE (Part - 7)

Among all Polyethylenes, HDPE not only occupies higher status for its higher melting temperature, higher temperature resistance, higher crystallinity, higher strength and highest molecular weights.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi

A leader PAR exellence with passion for Research, Innovation and Industry

ICT is a deemed-to-be-University having Elite Status and Centre of Excellence given by state assembly on par with IITs/IISc/IISERs.

- Professor G.D.Yadav

A Report on the Centenary celebrations of the Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co. Ltd.

The Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co. Ltd.(DMCC), a member-company of Indian Chemical Council(ICC) completed 100 years of existence 2019.

Chemical Industry : Performing Assets

A Chemical Industry to perform effectively should have performing prime resources namely people, materials, capital and technology that figure as the principal inputs in the widely known Comprehensive Transformation Model.

- Om P. Goyal

A Report on the Responsible care leadership grop in-person meeting held at SEOL, South Korea

ICCA has a dedicated group working on improvement and implementation of Responsible care worldwide and this group call as Responsible Care Leadership Group(RCLG)

Cyber Security consideration in process hazard analysis

Process hazard analysis (PHA) is an essential element of process safety management and widely adopted to evaluate systematically the hazards associated with process plant design and operation and to minimize the risks associated with such hazards.

- Addie Cormier & Christopher NG

Report on the closing ceremony of the International year of the periodic table

United nations had declared 2019 as the "International Year of Periodic Table of the Chemical Element" (IYPT 2019) to commemorate 150th Aniversary of introduction of Periodic table by Russian Chemist Dimitri Mendeleev.

- Dr. B. Shah

Economic Review

Projects Investments In Chemical Sector

News from Members

  • Reliance Industries limited and Adnoc sign agreement to explore development of Ethylene Dichloride facility in Ruwais
  • Tata Chemicals takes the top spot for sustainability and CSR in responsible business ranking 2019
  • Tata Chemicals features in top 10 safe workplaces for women in India
  • BASF to double polymer dispersions capacity in India
  • Haldia Petrochem makes fresh BID for Nagarjuna refinery
  • Deepak Nitrite plans Isopropyl alcohol at Dahej site
  • Lupin wins award for operational excellence in manufacturing at India Pharma awards 2019
  • BASF India completes sale of stilbene based OBA BIZ to Archroma
  • Solvay starts operation of new polyethersulfone line in Panoli, Goa
  • UPL to acquire chinese company, Yoloo Biotech
  • Reliance and BP move forward with Indian fuels partnership
  • Lupin foundation wins award for excellence in corporate social responsibility at India Pharma awards 2019
  • GMM Pfaudler offers acid recovery systems with process technology and complete range of engineering
  • GNFC launches 'Neo Neem World' outlet

News National

  • Prof. A. B. Pandit takes over from Prof. G. D. Yadav as new Vice Chancellor of ICT
  • Honeywell inaugurates state-of-the-art global packaging lab in India
  • Cabinet approves extension / renewal of pharmaceuticals purchase policy
  • Thyssenkrupp inks contract with SHV energy for LPG terminal expansion project at Tuticorin

News International

  • ICCA joins high ambition alliance
  • United ARAB emirates contribute €100,000 to future OPCW centre for chemistry and technology
  • Echa's committees conclude on two restrictions and 10 Harmonised classification and labelling opinions
  • Chile contributes €13,000 to future OPCW centre for chemistry and technology
  • BASF inaugurates second phase of antioxidants plant in China
  • Evonik, Wynca JV breaks ground on new fumed silica plant in China
  • A first in Belgium: Seven leading players sign collaboration agreement for hydrogen transport
  • Lanxess to become climate neutral by 2040
  • Chemistry-based solutions could cut global CO2 emissions by one quarter by 2050, new report shows
  • Clariant to sell Masterbatches business to polyone for $1.6 billion

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