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Johnson Matthey to buy Clariant's energy storage business for $75 mn

The energy storage business of Clariant is the largest hydrothermal lithium iron phosphate (LFP) producer in the world


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 to raise capacity of tertiary butylamine plant in China by 60%

Expansion is expected to help the company to meet increasing demand of tyre additives in China and Asia Pacific


CCI imposes Rs 10 lakh fine on Goa's chemist association

The Competition Commission of India found that CDAG was indulging in anti-competitive practices by controlling the supply chain through which drugs and medicines are supplied


Saint-Gobain to open glass manufacturing complex in Rajasthan

Built with an investment of Rs 1000 crore, the plant will have manufacturing capacity of close to 1,000 tonne glass a day initially


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

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


Vipul Shah: Can India bridge the gap in global manpower shortage?

With the global chemical industry likely to witness huge shortage of skilled manpower in near future, India will have to organise itself to take advantage of this opportunity


Shin-Etsu to invest Yen 5 bn in silicones R&D facility in Japan

Aiming to expand its silicone business, Shin-Etsu will strengthen its R&D system with the construction of a new research building at its silicone electronics materials research center

Celanese ties up with Japan's Setsunan for compounding

SRF's net up 61% to Rs 76 crore in Q2


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


Ranbaxy Labs swings back to profit

The company posts net profit of Rs 478 cr in Q2 of 2014-15 compared to last year's loss of Rs 454 cr driven mainly due to exclusivity sales of Valsartan in the US during the quarter

Alembic forms JV with Adwiya Mami to enter Algerian market

Harsh Vardhan to urge global experts to unite for fighting TB


"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


Ministry of Steel to set up research and technology mission

SRTMI will carry out R&D in priority areas of national importance covering best usage of available raw materials & conservation of natural resources, optimum energy conservation, etc

Dr Amin Controllers acquires Intertek India's minerals business

BGR Energy bags order worth Rs 250 crore


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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