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Global fluorochemicals demand to reach 3.8 mn MT in 2018

While India will be the fastest growing market for fluorochemicals, China will continue to be the largest market in 2018, says a Freedonia Group's new report


BASF's ultrafiltration business bags contract for desalination plant in Jamnagar

The company's subsidiary, Inge GmbH, has secured a contract to supply high-capacity ultrafiltration technology for a desalination plant in Jamnagar, Gujarat


Arkema finalises JV with Jurong Chemical for acrylics

With this, Arkema has access to a modern and competitive 160,000 tpa acrylic acid production capacity in Asia for the sum of $ 240 million


India needs to step up medical research: Narendra Modi

While addressing convocation ceremony of AIIMS, PM urged the young graduates to keep the student mindset in alive


Environment ministry launches colour coding system to monitor air quality

The National Air Quality Index is classified into six categories - good, satisfactory, moderately polluted, poor, very poor, and severe - with colour coding ranging from green to dark red


Yara plans $350 mn investment to expand fertiliser plant in Norway

The investment will increase the capacity by 50,000 tonnes of compound NPK and 200,000 tonnes of calcium nitrate annually at Porsgrunn site

Total's CEO killed in plane crash at Moscow airport

CCEA approvals special banking route for paying fertiliser subsidy


"Japanese companies view India as growth market"

In this interview, Takehiko Furukawa, Director General, JETRO Mumbai, throws light on the strength of Indo-Japan partnership and ways to take it forward


The essential guide to talent sustainability

With veterans disappearing from the workplace through retirement, there is a clear need for a sustained approach to capture, nurture and retain knowledge for the long-term future of the process industry


Nurturing chemistry enables economic growth: R Mukundan

Underlining the chemical industry as the solution provider will lead to more awareness and see a shift from being a service provider to being the provider of intellectual property


Celanese acquires conductive polymers compounder Cool Polymers

The acquisition will accelerate Celanese's growth in the conductive polymers market by building on Cool Polymers' strong product portfolio and technical capabilities

Israel's Nilit buys Invista's nylon plant in Brazil

Clariant inaugurates innovation center in Navi Mumbai


We make 3D printer filament from waste plastic: Sidhant Pai

In this interview, Sidhant Pai, CEO, Protoprint, explains how waste picker can earn much more from plastic waste by processing it into filament, which can be used for 3D printers


Can oxo-biodegradable plastics solve waste management challenge?

While recycling is ideal option for handling plastics waste, it has practical problems. Oxo-biodegradable technology can be used to find solution to the problem of plastic litter


The government needs to undertake 'Disruptive Innovation'

Policy reforms have to be disruptive. The indications of phasing out the Planning Commission are steps in the right direction, if undertaken


Natco receives USFDA tentative approval for armodafinil tablets

The company and its US partner, Breckenridge, have a license to market generic versions of Nuvigil (armodafinil) with 180 days exclusivity period

Cadila Healthcare recalls 5,400 bottles of Atenolol tablets in US

UK MHRA inspects Sharon Bio-Medicine's plant in Uttarakhand


"Novel drug delivery system is driving the demand for innovative excipients"

In this interview, Veena Singh, Regional Commercial Manager, Dow Pharma & Food Solutions, Dow India, elaborates on the growth drivers for the excipients market in India


Need for innovative cold chain transport solutions in pharma industry

Drugs are highly sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Phase change materials can offer cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions for transporting medicines


Chemical research: The building blocks of India's growth path

While chemistry is the study of the building blocks of life, the chemical industry serves to create the building blocks of progress


Tata Steel plans to sell Long Products Europe business to Klesch Group

The Tata group company signs an MoU with Klesch Group to undertake detailed due diligence and negotiations for the potential sale of its business

Texmaco Rail forms JV with US-based Wabtec Corporation

Suzlon wins orders for 150 MW wind projects


Demand for data leakage prevention software is on the rise: Vadim Kuznetsov, InfoWatch

In this interview, Vadim Kuznetsov, International Sales Director, InfoWatch, elaborates on importance of data protection and analysis for manufacturing companies


Tips to communicate in noisy industrial environment

Hearing protective devices can be effectively utilised for the preservation of hearing in high noise level environments with minimal effects on speech discrimination


Environmental media relations in the 21st century

Social media and crowdsourcing operate on a global scale. This breadth can work for or against a business depending on whether community discussions cast the company in a positive or negative light



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