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Posted On : 16th March 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


A couple or so years back , in an editorial , a rhetorical quetion was asked: What does it cost not to attend?

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Honorary Editor

From The Director General

Every year members of ICC in particular and chemical industry in general look forward for ICC's signature event i.e. "India Chemical Industry Outlook Conference."

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Activities

  • Chemical Weapons Convention Awareness Programmes
  • ICC participated in the 14th Vietnam International Chemical Industry Exhibition at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Polymer Productiuon Technology - PP- Part 9

Polypropylene has zoomed to become the highest produced plastic in world, surpassing LDPE, HDPE, LLDPE, PVC and Polystyrenes.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi

Tinkering with Tariff & Non-Tariff barriers, to serve narrow interests , can inflict serious damage

Import tariffs are levied for several reasons, one of the which is to mop up revenues more or less on par with that which accrue if the goods were to be made in the country.

- Ravi Raghavan, Editor - Chemical Weekly

Techno-Economic feasibility study of zero liquid discharge

Zero liquid discharge is a waste water management system that there will be no discharge of industrial waste water into the environment

- Dr. Mritunjay Chaubey

Case Study in Organizational Risk Profiling - bridging the gap between risk and decision making

Industry is constantly changing. Commodity prices changes daily.

- Nathan Turner, Ehsan Akhavan, Khaled Metwally, Mark Hause

Economic Review

Projects Investments In Chemical Sector

News from Members

  • CSIR-NCL develops World's most inexpensive technology for continuos large scale production silver nanowires
  • Tata Chemicals showcases its biodiversity conservation projects at the UN convention on migratory species (COP -13)
  • Lupin's pithampur facilities complete successful Mhra inspection
  • Lanxess showcases innovative water treatment in line with the trends at water EXPO 2020, Chennai.
  • Bharat Petroleum conferred 7th PSU award by Governance now for digital transformation in processes
  • Convestro granted 'Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions' label for two projects
  • Reliance industries to push use of waste plastic in road construction
  • Evonik inaugurates new hydrogenation pilot plant in Dombivali, Maharashtra
  • Balaji amines receives environmental clearance for phase 1 of expansion project
  • IOC to team up with Israeli company for manufacture of Metal-air batteries
  • BPCL commences export of very low sulphur fuel oil from kochi port
  • Ioc's Mathura refinery completes revamp of processing units for automative fuels

News National

  • Henkel opens new staff-of-the-art manufacturing facility near Pune
  • Agilent , IIT Delhi join forces to promote biopharmaceutical research
  • Government working on new policy on Science, Technology and Innovation
  • India hikes customs duty on Butyl Acrylates imports to 7.5%
  • Union budget revokes anti-dumping duty on PTA imports
  • FICCI calls for national waste water policy
  • Azelis India to aquire distribution business of S. Zhaveri
  • CSIR-NEERI signs wastewater management agreement with SMS envocare
  • Indian Chemical industry needs $75-100 BN investment to double size: ICC
  • Birla Carbon, Granbio introduces breakthrough bubber masterbatch

News International

  • U.S. Chemical production edges higher to start the year
  • Merck invests 275 million dollars in new biotech development
  • Fluor bags world-scale adiponitrile plant contract in China
  • Clariant adds new product line highly activated bleaching earths in Spain
  • Jenabatteries, BASF cooperate on innovative power storage technology
  • Solvay completes divestment of polyamides activities
  • DOW chemical rating outlook at stabe: Fitch
  • Ystral India announces new cooperation with Buhler group
  • Towards circular economy: test our database to track harmful chemicals in products
  • Echa has assessed how to make tattoo inks safer
  • Center for biocide chemistries publishes list of products that help stop spread of Novel Coronavirus
  • Covestro introduces two Medical-Grade Polycarbonate families
  • Kraiburg to launch the world's first weight-saving TPE

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