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Posted On : 9th March 2017

'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

Guest Editorial - The Ides of March

The mid-month of March is made famous by the Bard in his play Julius Caesar,as 'Odes of March' proclaiming impending end of caesar.

- Dr.Prakash Trivedi

From The Director General

It is heartening to note that various Government agencies are recognizing ICC as a premier institution in indian chemical industry,be it Maharashtra,Gujarat,Tamil Nadu,Andhra Pradesh,Telangana etc.

- H. S. Karangle

Nominations For ICC Awards 2016 Invited

  • General Category:
  • Category-I: Companies having Annual Sales Revenue above Rs.750 Crores:
  • Category-II: Companies having Annual Sales Revenue below Rs.750 Crores:

ICC Activities

  • Meeting with delegation from Russian Federation
  • Hazardous & E-Waste Management
  • Meeting with delegation from greater Cincinnati Region,USA

Dr. Stan Higgins' Column - Future Raw Materials For The Chemical Industry "Clean Coal" Could Be The Answer

What has changed since Doris Neukirken wrote the following in process worldwide in 2007?

- Dr. Stan Higgins

Indian Chemical Industry - Current Status & Prospects*

GDP in terms of current prices in the year 2015-16 is estimated at US$ 2.07 Trillion (INR 135.76 Trillion) as against GDP for the year 2014-15 of US$ 2.04 Trillion(INR 124.88 Trillion)

- S.R.Lohokare

Specific Concerns In PCPIR, Dahej

The Indian chemical council in its quest for facilitating chemical industry,organized an interaction meeting on PCPIR,Dahej in Vadodara on February 8,2017 between ICC members,industries from Dahej and Officers from GIDC.

- N.Sateesh Babu

Opportunity Areas In Chemicals For Make In India

Rapid growth of end use industries,changing lifestyle of consumers and rising discretionary income are driving the consumer industry, which have a trickle-down effect on their key enabler which is the chemical industry.

- Manish Panchal, Charu Kapoor & Nihaal Jelkie

Explorable Tools In Journey Towards Eco-Industry Parks

The discussion status of PCPIR,Dahej in Vadodara on February 8, 2017 between ICC members,industries from Dahej and Officers from GIDC reveals that industrial estates in the country are having one or other issues that come on the way of maximization,even while ensuring protection of environment and internalization of public concerns.

- N.Sateesh Babu

Diary Of Incidents And Accidents

- Compiled by Mr. Vipin B. Doshi - Advisor - Responsible Care, ICC.

Greater Vigour Is The Need Of The Day In Indian Chemical Indutsry

Increasing level of import of basic chemicals as well as speciality chemicals in India is a cause for concern, as such rising import trend obviously indicates that the capacity creation efforts and production level in India are inadequate and below the requirement.

- Sangita Gayatri K

Next Generation Root Cause Investigation And Analysis

Many factors are involved in improving process safety performance, with leadership and culture being at the top.

- Kenan Stevick

Projects Investment in Chemicals Sector

Economic Review

- Compiled by Mr. Bipin Jha, Manager - Accounts & Finance, Excel Industries Ltd.

News From Members

  • Lanxess extends its supports for quality education with teach for India
  • BASF group inaugurates new innovation campus asia pacific in Mumbai
  • BASF organises 'kids' lab program at their mumbai innovation campus
  • Dow's polyurethanes (PU) business expanding system at lote parshuram
  • Jubilant life sciences receives ANDA approval for itraconazole capsules
  • Prime minister dedicates Opal plant to the Nation

News National

  • L&T Technology and UTC commercial businesses to set up innovation lab
  • For MNC's India still an R&D hub and it's growing
  • Akzonobel plans separation of specialty chemicals business
  • Overseas buyers of chemicals and plastics find India better in product pricing and quality
  • HPCL to use UOP Technology for refinery expansion in vizag

News International

  • Lanxess filters harmful substances from water
  • Mitsui chemicals & SKC polyurethanes to set up facility in india
  • TCE named as export champion by the department of international trade
  • Clariant launches new generation of steam reforming catalysts
  • Covestro technology for best surfaces in automotive interiors
  • Clariant launches polymax 850 catalyst for more profitable and sustainable fuel upgrading
  • Wacker presents new polymer binders,silicones products
  • Solvay enters medical devices market;launches dental care business line
  • BASF divests leather chemicals business to Stahl



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