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Posted On : 3rd January 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


As the year 2018 is ending and 2019 beginning, most magazines and Newspapers start taking a stock of events that most influenced the times

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Honorary Editor

From The Director General

I am indeed happy to wish all readers a very Happy New year. As our country moving towards a $5 trillion economy.

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Activities

  • Seminar on Water Management in Chemical Process Industry
  • Report on Chemical Weapons Convention Awareness Programmes

12th Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook Conference

Industry 4.0 --- the fourth indusrial revolution is today's industry buzzword, Industry 4.0 comprises the networking of value chains, the digitisation of products and new business models.

Water : Ubiquitous, Plenty, Scarce! A Comprehensive revisit

Water is one of the five ancient elements, one amongst earth, water, fire, ether(sky) and air.

- Om.P.Goyal

Diary Of Incidents and Accidents

A massive explosion took place at Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) at Pulgaon in Maharashtra's Wardha District on Tuesday morning.

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

Criteria for Determining the need for installation of fixed fire and gas detectors in Petroleum refineries

Fixed fire and gas detection systems have been used in industiral installations where my leakage of gas or vapors (flammable or toxic), as well hydrocarbon and hydroges fires represent significant hazardous to people, assets and/or environment.

- Laurence Siquerira, Bruno Ferreria Barsotti & Socrates Fofano

Economic Review

Projects Investments In Chemicals Sector

News From Members

  • OPaL bags the Greentech safety award 2018
  • BCPL : After 6 decades of dismal balance-sheets, Buoyed bengal chemicals eyes Miniratna status
  • Lupin recieves US FDA approval for Clobazam tablets, 10 mg and 20 mg.
  • Clariant promoted Multifunctional additives to enhance paint formulation
  • Clariant Unveils controlled - Atmosphere packaging solutions at CPHI India 2018.
  • RIL in talks with Saudi Arabia for new Refinery, Petrochemicals Projects
  • UPL offers value Proposition with best technology
  • Chambal fertilisers commences production at Rajasthan plant

News National

  • Emergency control centre inaugurated at Thane, Maharashtra.
  • Anti-Dumping duty on Chinese chemical for 5 years
  • New Industrial Policy likely to get cabinet NOD soon
  • Ethanol blending with petrol to double at 8% in 2018-19 sugar year : Oil Ministry
  • Sterlite : HC orders status QUO until January 21
  • CSIR - Imtech signed MOU with Merck to establish a high-end skill development centre
  • Delhi HC seeks center's reply on PLEA to ban online Pharmacies

News International

  • Lanxess offers new polyamides and polyesters for Laser transmission welding
  • EU exported almost 830 000 tonnes of pic chemicals in 2017
  • First EU coordinated enforcement project on export of hazardous chemicals
  • Enforcement project calls for improved safety information to protect workers from chemical hazards
  • Indorama to acquire Invista's HVA Polymer asset in Germany
  • KBR develops new propane Dehydrogenation technology
  • KBR commissions first ammonia process plant in Indonesia
  • Plastic bottle recycling resilient in face of short-term challenges
  • Clariant & Eastman collaborates to develop Agrochemical solvent
  • Sika opens new concrete Admixtures plant in central America.
  • Sabic signs MOU with plastic energy for supply of recycled feedstock
  • Clariant, Saudi Kayan to evaluate Alkoxylates joint venture
  • Global chemicals production starts fourth quarter on a slow note
  • Evonik and Vland enter strategic cooperation
  • BASF to expand methane sulfonic acid capacity
  • Aramco to invest $100 BN in chemicals over next decade : CEO

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