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Strides Arcolab and Shasun merge to form Rs 2500-cr phama giant

Merger is expected to create a vertically integrated pharma company with strong presence in formulations, branded generics, APIs and CRAMS


IFFCO commits Rs 10 cr for Swach Bharat project

Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals & Fertilizers, received a letter committing a donation of Rs 10 crore towards Swach Bharat from IFFCO


Goodyear uses rice husk waste to make fuel-efficient tyres

The company has found the impact of silica (one of the key raw materials used in tyre making) derived from rice husk ash on tyre performance to be equal to traditional sources


Jordan's GMS to invest $29 mn in Strides Arcolab's biotech arm Stelis

As a part of deal, GMS Holdings will aquire 25% stake in Stelis Biopharma


Alstom Bharat Forge Power wins Rs 1136 cr order from NTPC

The joint venture company will supply steam turbine islands for NTPC's Tanda power plant in Uttar Pradesh


Bayer CropScience launches new fungicide for wheat in Punjab and Haryana

Raxil Easy, a seed treatment product for the control of loose smut disease in wheat, is expected to help wheat farmers cultivate disease-free, healthy crops

India and US to join hands for gas hydrates

Insecticides India and Japan's OAT Agrio open agrochemical R&D centre in Rajasthan


PPP model for water industry is not viable: Rajesh Sharma

In this interview, Rajesh Sharma, CMD, Ion Exchange India, feels that water tariff needs to be raised for the PPP model to become successful


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


Why companies struggle to implement sustainability programs?

US chemical companies have complained that there is no market for specifically 'green products'. There is a strong disconnect currently between customers and manufacturers


Supreme Industries' plastic piping production disrupted in Maharashtra

The permanent workers at the company's Jalgaon units (2 Nos) and Gadegaon unit stopped entry of contract workmen affecting all loading, unloading and ancillary activities

Rajoo Engineers forms JV with Dutch firm Meaf for extrusion technology

Huntsman to expand MDI capacity by 4,00,000 tonnes at Louisiana site


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


Rasoi Ltd to venture into baby care products market

While the company will stop manufacturing vanaspati/edible oils, it will sell trademarks and copyrights related to 'Rasoi' brand to Emami Biotech Ltd for Rs 13 crores

Lyka Labs sells formulation facilities at Tarapur for Rs 38 crore

Medicines Patent Pool signs deal with 5 Indian companies for HIV drug


"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


Indian pharma companies need to tap unexplored markets to boost revenues

As part of risk mitigation strategies, Indian companies should expore untapped markets such as South America, GCC, CIS, Japan, etc in addition to the US and Europe


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


Pepsico extends manufacturing contract with Hindustan Foods

The Dempo Group company will continue manufacturing Kurkure extruded snacks products at its Goa facility till July 31, 2015

Dassault banks on 'PLM as a Service' model to tap Indian market

Crompton Greaves wins $25 mn contract in Iraq


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


Concentrating solar power in India: An outlook to 2024

India is a market which has suffered a number of setbacks but it is now getting back on track putting in place a robust framework which takes into consideration lessons learnt under JNNSM Phase 1


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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