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Posted On : 10th July 2018

'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.

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In This Issue


The Present crisis and chaos involving Plastics would be really comic, if it was also not so tragic.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Honorary Editor

From The Director General

In 1972 United Nation's held a Conference on the Human environment, which led to the creation of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) with the aim to "encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment".

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Activities

  • Responsible care Induction Programme for the chemical industry of Ahmedabad region
  • Nicer Globe Adopted by government of Gujarat

Dismantling Inequality through assured Innovation [2018 - K. R. Narayanan Oration - Australian National University]

Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, High Commissioner, Professor Jha, ladies and gentlemen,
I deeply appreciate the honour done to me by Australian National University by inviting me to deliver the prestigious 'K.R. Narayanan Oration'.

- Dr. R.A. Mashelkar, F.R.S.

Dr. S. Sivaram gets the International Award by the society of Polymer Science - Japan

Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram, Honorary Professor and INSA Senior Scientist, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research at Pune (and former Director, CSIR-NCL, Pune) was conferred the International Award by the society of Polymer Science, Japan (SPS-J) on May 24th, 2018 during the 67th National Meeting of the SPS-J.

Diary Of Incidents and Accidents

Dear Readers, The events witnessed in the last month point to need for deeper understanding of environmental impact and sustained action to prevent environmental disasters.

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

Managing Risk Through Integrity Operating Windows

Historically asset integrity management (AIM) programs are developed based on a given set of operational parameters.

- Russ Davis

Report On IUPAC Division of Chemistry and Environment Annual meeting in Rome

On the weekend 12-13th May 2018, the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) Division VI (Chemistry and the Environment) had its annual meeting in Rome, Italy, just before the beginning of the SETAC (Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry) Europe Conference (Rome, 13-17 May 2018), where the Division had organized a special session.

Economic Review

Projects Investments In Chemicals Sector

News From Members

  • Tata Chemicals completes Acquisition of Precipitated Silica Business of Allied Silica
  • Tata Chemicals 'Job Fair 2018' at Mithapur attended by 1200 Aspirants
  • Tata Chemicals completes sale of Phosphatic Business to IRC Agrochemicals Pvt. Ltd.
  • Lanxess : New Low Monomer Urethane Prepolymers for Adhesives and Sealants
  • Reliance Investing in India's first Carbon Fibre Unit.
  • Reliance gets Green NOD for Nagothane Expansion
  • DOW India Inaugurates world-class Technology Centre in Mumbai
  • Kanoria Chemicals setting up formaldehyde Plant in Andhra Pradesh
  • Dow opens new PU Systems house at Lote Parshuram, Maharashtra
  • Grasim expects additional Revenue from Chemical Expansion
  • CSIR-NCL and ICGEB collaboration identifies the potential leads for new Antimalarial Drugs
  • GHCL bags Dun and Bradstreet Corporate Award in Chemicals Category
  • Dhunseri looks for a Partner for Egyptian Pet Venture
  • Clariant launches new Polymer for personal care

News National

  • MoEFCC, TERI, and UNEP Strategize the Roadmap to 'Urban Sustainability' this World Environment Day
  • TERI and Ministry of Environment Launch Initiatives to enhance resource efficeiency and reduce, reuse and recycle plastic waste
  • Sun Pharma recieves Prestigious CSR Award
  • HS Code Rationalisation assumes new urgency under GST REGIME
  • DABUR, other FMCG firms apporach court over GST Input Tax Credit
  • Anti-Dumping Duty on imports of MPB from India
  • Anti-Dumping Duty on polyester Yarn from China
  • Union Cabinet approves National Policy on Biofuels
  • Rationalisation of GST rates
  • GNFC forays into FMCG segment with Neem-based products

News International

  • DSM, VEPA collaborate on powder coating Application Technology
  • DOW plans to build ALKOXYLATION facility on US Gulf Coast
  • AKZONOBEL buiding demo plant for Ethylene Amines Technology in Sweden
  • YOICHIRO ITO, recognized for development of Cancer Chemical Separation Method
  • Clariant's Parikh to join American Chemistry Council Board
  • BASF to invest in Carbon Recycling Company LANZATECH
  • Lanxess increases production for Prepolymers in Brazil
  • KBR bags feed contract from ARKEMA
  • BASF opens new Plastic additives application center in Kaisten
  • Chemicals are caught up in U.S. - China Trade War
  • MITSUI chemicals looks take advantage of improving Supply-Demand Scenario
  • DOW, University of Michigan, Delta college collaborate to create new innovation and Education Hub in the great Lakes Bay Region
  • RISK Assessment Committee(RAC) adopts 13 Proposals for Harmonised classification and labelling and SEAC adopts the restriction Proposal on lead in Gunshot
  • ECHA and CEFIC sign joint statement to work on effective implementation of reach
  • Rising CO2 may increase dangerous weather extrems : Study
  • Half-Time for Veramaris' ALGAL oil Production facility in Nebraska
  • PKN ORLEN announces Largest Petrochemical investment

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