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Posted On : 7th September 2018

'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


In one of most famous letters ever written, it said "I beg to introduced myself to you as a clerk in the Accounts Department of the Port Trust Office at Madras."

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Honorary Editor

From The Director General

ICC is committed to promote Responsible Care, measures to energy conservation, to propagate health, safety and environment measures in the operation of chemical industry to encourage development of indigenous technology, process design etc.

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Awards For 2017 Announced

ICC Activities

  • Mission Responsible Care at Ankleshwar, Gujarat

Advanced Oxidation Processes for Wastewater Treatment

In recent days an increase in the pollutant concentration, the presence of suspended particles, and the recalcitrant organic molecules in the liquid effluent, which cannot be removed by the conventional biological treatments has resulted as a constraint for the growth & sustainability of the chemical industry.

- Chaitanya Shah, Akash Gondaliya, Shankar Kaulsey, Ketan Desai and Aniruddha Pandit

Diary Of Incidents and Accidents

Dear Readers, This month we witness extremely large number of persons dying due to ignorance about dangers of entering a confined space like a well, a trench, a specific tank or a biogas plant etc.

- Mr. Vipin B. Doshi, Advisor - Responsible Care, ICC

Can India Reverse its Dubious Distinction of largest Importer of Arms?

16 to 93% of above 10 Co sales are from Arms sales. The list is provided by the SIPRI but excludes companies based in China.

- Y. H. Gharpure

Sixteenth Regional Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties in Asia - A Report

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the kingdom of Bhutan jointly organized the Sixteenth Regional Meeting of National Authorities of States Parties in Asia which was held in Thimphu, Bhutan from 19 to 21 June 2018

It happened here : First Hand Accounts of Significant Events

The power of story-telling has been recognized for centuries around the world as an effective way to affect the brain, the heart, and preserve history.

- Dawn Wurst

3rd International Conference on Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Pesticides - A Report

The "3rd International Conference on Biofertilizers and Biopesticides" was held in Taipei (Taiwan) from 7th to 10th August, 2018.

- Dr. B. Saha

Economic Review

Projects Investments In Chemicals Sector

News From Members

  • BASF, NMMC Collaborate on safe water, Sanitation project in Navi Mumbai
  • Ecovadis CSR Award for SI Group
  • BPCL to set up Rs. 747-Crore Ethanol project in Odisha
  • DCM Shriram Expansion Plans
  • Glenmark in Pact with Chinese Company to develop Cancer Drug

News National

  • Green Tribunal sets up panel to monitor Taloja effluent Plant
  • Indian Oil to invest rs 1.75 trillion for Expansion
  • Environment & Skill Development Ministries to Train one lakh RAC service technicians
  • Excel crop care to merge into Sumitomo chemical
  • Indian oil, Lanzatech Inaugurate CO2 to Lipids Pilot plant
  • Govt. bans import of petcoke for use as fuel

News International

  • Lanxess strengthens research and development for Aqueous Polyurethane Dispersions
  • BASF closes Acquisition of Businesses and Assets from Bayer
  • KBR PCMAX Technology selected by PMSM for two Polycarbonate projects
  • BASF Petronas to expand Acrylic Acid, Butyl Acrylate capacity
  • Evonik to manufacture its own Guanidinoacetic acid
  • Brenntag acquires Belgian specialty chemicals Distributor Alphamin
  • Akzonobel introduces Pevicoat paint system for Spot service
  • LYONDELLBASELL, KARLSRUHE Institute to advance chemical recycling
  • BASF'S latest TPU Technology makes high performance shoe shank production faster and more cost efficient
  • Chemicals that keep drinking water flowing may also cause fouling
  • Toyo wins contract for Naphta cracking furnaces project
  • Evonik, WYNCA forms JV To produce Fumed Silica in China
  • BASF to extend ISOINDOLINE yellow Pigments capacity
  • Scientists develop stable Hydrogenases for application

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