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Posted On : 3rd June 2019

'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


Recently a TV Ad proclaimed, 'Just pure slat, no chemicals'. As if salt itself is not a chemical but something else.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Honorary Editor

From The Director General

ICC's 5th Executive Committee meeting was held in New Delhi on 14 June 2019.

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Activities

  • Seminar on "Sustainabilty in polymer (plastic) industry with focus to perception management, plasticulture and packaging"
  • Report on Indian Phosgene council meeting
  • Inugural meeting of India Bromine platform (Under the aegis of ICC)

Plastics Production Technology - Part 3

Plastics are produced using a variety of polymerization processes.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi

Medicinal Products from Teak

Tectona grandis Linn., commonly called Teak, is a tropical, hardwood, large, deciduous tree species that occurs in mixed hardwood forests.

- Prof. Usha Aravind Nambiar, Associate Professor, Chemical Enginnering Department, Thadomal Shahani Engg. College, Bandra(w), Mumbai.

Adapting cause and effects methodology to your Safety Instrumented System (SIS) to reduce human errors from Engineering, operations and beyond

Logic is defined as the sciece of correct reasoning, or necessary connection or outcome, as through working of cause and effect.

- Charles M. Fialkowski

Diary of Incidents and Accidents

A major fire broke out at a chemical plant situated behind Manpada police station in Dombivli MIDC at around 6:55A.M on Saturday morning.

- Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Officer - Sustainability, Environment & Regulatory issues, ICC

Peaceful applications of Chemistry

PSG college of Arts and Science, an Autonomous college affilliated to Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu invited Dr. R. Narayan, Advisor - CWC HD, Indian Chemical Council to give a guest lecture on "Peaceful Applications of Chemistry" on the 11th of April 2019.

- Guest Lecture by Dr. R. Narayan

Report on "IUPAC International congress of Crop protection chemistry" held in Ghent, Belgium

The "14th IUPAC International Congress of Crop Protection Chemistry" was hosted by Ghent University during May 19-24, 2019 in Ghent, Belgium at the International Convention Centre.

- Dr. B. Saha

Economic Review

Projects Investments In Chemicals Sector

News From Members

  • Turnaround story of Bengal Chemicals and Pharmaceuticals LTD (BCPL)
  • BASF launches its first creation center in India, to help customers turn creative ideas into solutions
  • SH Kelkar announces share buyback; to complete acquisition of CFF
  • IG Petro to commission fourth Phthalic Anhydride (PAN) plant by Dec. 29
  • Clariant receives Halal certification for bonthappally site at Telangana
  • Tata chemicals launches a high performance cement in Gujarat - Tata Shudh 53 grade O.P.C
  • Glenmark receives ANDA for Aspirin and extended-release Dipyridamole capsules
  • UPL Unveils "living" brand, bringing its new purpose to life
  • Japan's PMDA completes inspection of Lupin's Mandideep facility (Unit-2)
  • IndianOil bags Dun and Bradstreet award 2019 in oil refining and marketing category

News Nationals

  • India responds to trump moves at last with Tariff hike on 29 US products
  • Timely availability of export credit is key to India's export growth: Piyush Goyal
  • Agilent hosts third edition of total agilent experience in India
  • Warehouse space leasing by 77% year-on-year in 2018: Knight Frank report
  • QS ranks IIT Bombay 1st in India, 152nd in World

News International

  • Sabic and Exxon mobil move forward with Gulf coast growth ventures project
  • Clariant launches new propane Dehydrogenation catalyst
  • 58,000 chidren take part in great science share for schools
  • Lyondellbasell, Neste announce commercial-scale production of Bio-based plastic
  • Transformation of the chemical distribution industry
  • Celanese receives UL approval for Vectra LCP FIT50 polymer
  • BASF signs battery deal with NGK; enters energy market
  • Clariant, Elevance develop new greener emollients for personal care industry
  • MERCK, IBM, KPMG and WALMART team up for pharmaceutical blockchain pilot project

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