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Posted On : 12th August 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


Missiles, Bombs, Hurricanes and Rains!

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi

From The Director General

A firm's R&D satisfies two functions; it not only generates new knowledge but also contributes to the firm's absorptive capacity

- H. S. Karangle

ICC Awards 2016 Announced

ICC Activities

  • Two - Day Refresher course on Pharma & Specialty Chemical Industry
  • Sixth International Phosgene Conference & Training Workshop
  • Half-Day Seminar on Chemical Burns Management - Stopping Incidents from becoming Accidents
  • Safety Training Program For Contractors and Supervisors
  • One-Day Symposium "Responsible Care" for growth of Chemical Industry in Gujarat
  • CWC Declarations Awareness Programmes held at Nandesari, Ankleshwar, Vapi and Vashi

Revised codes for Responsible care Released

Indian Chemical Council released revised RC codes in respect of Product Safety, Chemical Distribution and a new Security code, in a Symposium organised in Ahmedabad on August 18, 2017.

- N. Sateesh Babu

Plastics for Boon or Bust!

What was once a boon, and to a great extent still is a boon., can turn into a menace.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi

National Action Plan for chemical risk management, being prepared by the National Coordination Committee, MoEF & CC, Govt. of India

The Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Govt. of India constituted a National Coodination Committee (NCC) to review all the dimensions of chemical risk management and to suggest a comprehensive National Action Plan.

- N. Sateesh Babu

Diary of Incidents and Accidents

This year the months of July and August have witnessed extreme weather and sudden heavy down pour at almost every location all over the country

- Compiled by Mr. Vipin B. Doshi

Managing alarms to Support Operational Discipline

This paper was presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2016 Spring Meeting - the 12th Congress on Process Safety held in Houston, Texas, USA during 11-23, April 2016

- Denise Chastain-Knight & Todd Stauffer

Economic Review

Project Investments In Chemical Sector

News From Members

  • Reliance Industries to Acquire Assets of Kemrock Industries
  • Thirumalai to set up 60-KTPA PAN plant at Dahej, Gujarat
  • Lanxess Accelerates Profitable Growth
  • UPL Purchases Shareholding of Sinagro in Seera Bonita
  • Lanxess listed in the DOW Jones Sustainability indices Europe and World
  • Akzonobel Targets Zero Carbon Footprint by 2050
  • Essar Oil UK plan to invest $250 Million in Capex and Maintenance at Stanlow to RAMP up Throughput, Improve yields and Revenues
  • Clariant Refinery Services (CRS) showcases best in class cold flow improving technologies at Refining India Conference
  • Deepak Fertilisers to set up INR 450 CR Isopropyl Alcohol plant in India

Performance of Member-Companies

  • Asian Paints Ltd announced its financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017.
  • Grasim has reported an all-round growth in Revenue, EBITDA and Net profit for the quarter ended 30 June 2017.
  • Tata Chemicals Group declared its consolidated financial results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2017.
  • Deepak Fertilisers And Petrochemicals Corporation LTD announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2017.
  • The board of Jubliant Life Sciences Limited, an integrated global pharmaceutical and life sciences company approved the financial results for the quarter ended June30, 2017.
  • State-run Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals LTD. has reported net profit of Rs. 95.36-crore for the first quarter of the financial year 2017-18.
  • Lanxess continues to Expect Record Earnings

News International

  • Akzonobel opens world's most advanced paint plant in UK
  • The 16th China International Chemical Industry Fair
  • Clariant's Head of Oxidation Catalysts wins Prestigious Efcats Catalysis Award
  • World debut from Sonderhoff : Closed-Cell Sealing technology for high water Resistance
  • BASF introduces new low odour paper coating binders
  • Lack Incentives for updating their reach registrations
  • Covestro presents Innovative Material Solutions For Medical Sector
  • Clariant launches five new Bleaching earths to its tonsil Portfolio



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