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Posted On : 3rd May 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


Suddenly, Mumbai cooled down for last few days, after making us experience oppressive hot weather for a couple of weeks.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Honorary Editor

From The Director General

ICC is promoting Responsible Care to the Indian chemical industry which is a voluntry initiative and currently promoting 6 codes viz. Process Safety, Employee Health & Safety, Pollution Prevention, Emergency Response, Distribution and Product Stewardship.

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Activities

  • India's Export Control Framework in the context of Chemical Industry: Awareness Programme on CWC and Scomet
  • Mission Responsible Care - Responsible Care Guidance Clinic at Vadodara & Dahej, Gujarat

Plastics Production Technology

It is estimated that after the advent of plastics in early to mid twentieth century, there is 8300 millions of MT of total plastics produced worldwide1.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi

Primary Treatment Steps for Industrial Wastewater

Water is an essential substance for all life on earth and a precious resource for human civilization.

- Prof. A. B. Pandit, Dr. S. B. Kausley, Ketan S. Desai

Diary of Incidents and Accidents

A massive fire broke out in a chemical factory located at Swaran park in West Delhi's Mundka on Monday afternoon.

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

Management of Change (MOC) Auditing System

MOC is one of 14 elements included in the Process Safety Management (PSM) regulation 29 CFR 1910.119.

- R. Wayne Garland

Economic Review

Projects Investments In Chemicals Sector

News From Members

  • Evonik Catalysts expands production of activated Metal Catalysts in India
  • BASF'S support enables access to fresh drinking water in Chengalpattu, Chennai
  • DOW completes separation from Dowdupont
  • Heavy water board to supply heavy water for Non-Nuclear applications in India
  • Reliance Industries Enters into a strategic transaction with Haptik
  • Mr. Avinash Verma is the MD of ONGC Petro additions
  • Tata Chemicals Europe agrees £480M funding and development of Lostock sustainable energy Plant
  • Dr. U. Kamachi Mudali, distinguished scientist, DAE and Chairman & Chief executive of heavy water board gets frank Newman speller award from the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International, USA
  • Lubrizol advanced materials India signs agreement with ICT for TPUS
  • Jubilant biosys is first to add Fortebio's latest SPR system in India for fragments screening and characterization of lead compounds

News Nationals

  • PRAJ to offer technology for production of high energy renewable aviation Jet fuels in collaboration with GEVO USA
  • Indian researchers are closer to potential cancer cure
  • NSCI safety awards - 2019 for the manufacturing, construction & MSME sectors
  • L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering awarded (Significant*) contracts across business segments

News International

  • Saudi Aramco signs share purchase agreement to acquire to acquire 70% majority stake in sabic from the public investment fund of Saudi Arabia
  • DOW, Petronas chemicals collaborate on carbon project
  • Researches find new way that can yield Eco-Friendly plastic
  • Toray to establish water treatment membrane company in China
  • OPCW Executive Council and Director-General visit the United States
  • Brenntag to distribute Tata Chemical's prebiotics in US
  • Clariant launches new tube & stopper package for Vietnam market
  • BASF, DOW, DUPONT & LANXESS the top players of Global Elastomers Market 2019
  • Enforcement authorities to focus on evaluation decisions
  • Companies should continue their Brexit preparations
  • Companies recommended to transfer registrations before the UK's withdrawal
  • INEOS Styrolution produces first chemically recycled polystyrene
  • Chemical Industry calls for global data sharing on chemicals to improve chemical safety worldwide
  • IUPAC names top 10 emerging technologies in chemistry
  • United Kingdom Contributes £1.1M to support OPCW activities, including future centre for chemistry and technology

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