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Posted On : 3rd September 2020

'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


Recently, we read about three extraordinary people who, in a spat of less than two weeks, passed away from our midst leaving "footprints on the sand of time”.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Honorary Editor

From The Director General

The new Corona Virus (COVID-19) was first identified in Hubei province, China, in December 2019 and spread rapidly. While the outbreak has begun to level off in China, it seems the virus has found a foothold in a number of countries around the world, and it continues to spread.

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Activities

  • One-day refresher course on "Chemical Engineering for Plant Personnel”
  • Awareness program on NICER GLOBE

Chemical Engineering for Nation Building

The motivation to write this article is "A strong desire of the chemical engineering community, to point out the contribution of the chemical industry to nation-building and how the quality of life of the general public.”

- Prof. Aniruddha Bhalchandra Pandit, FNA, FTWAS, FASc, FNAE, FNASc, FMASc

Future Assured - ANTWERP - Your Future Chemical Hub

The first shipments of crude oil arrived in the port of Antwerp in 1861. This was a first for Europe, where coal had always been the main fuel.

Diary Of Incidents and Accidents

An explosion occurred in a dryer at Kajay Remedies Pvt. Ltd. situated in Badlapur MIDC area at around 9:00 AM.

- Dr. Rakesh Kumar, Officer - Sustainability, Environment & Regulatory Issues, ICC

Know Your Limits

Process safety professionals continue the elusive search for effective leading indicators. The search is for the one indicator to prevent process safety incidents.

- Jerry Forest

Projects Investments In Chemical Sector

News from Members

  • GACL starts Expanded Stable Bleaching Powder Plant in Dahej
  • CSIR-NCL and GMM - Pfaudler Sign Licensing Agreement for Glass- Lined Micro-Reacto
  • New Innovative Fungicide from BASF helps Indian Apple Farmers Grow Disease-Free Quality Apples
  • Epsilon Carbon to set up new Carbon Black Plant in Karnataka
  • Founding Members Of Pragati, World’s First Sustainable Castor Bean Program, Sign Phase 2 Commitment
  • TCSRD organises job fair in Dwarka; more than 2,800 youths participated
  • Navin Fluorine bags $410-Mn global contract

News National

  • Union Minister of Chemicals allays fears over Apis, Drugs shortage due to Coronavirus
  • Fact crosses Production Milestones
  • Government issues Expression Of Interest for BPCL
  • TERI and MAITHRI AQUATECH sign Mou to generate water from air moisture
  • Chemspec India 2020 rescheduled to august
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust : Inauguration of various infrastructure projects
  • Thyssenkrupp Commissions Phosphoric Acid Plant for Coromandel International at Vizag
  • Government of odisha approves eight investment proposals worth rs. 1609cr
  • Alok Industries Revival Plan

News International

  • LANXESS offers continuous- fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites with recycled polycarbonate
  • Echa’s committees conclude on Five restrictions
  • Mylan restarts production of Drug considered possible treatment for Covid-19
  • Vamos project receives Eu funding for creating sugars from household waste
  • Clariant, Floreon Collaborate to expand Biopolymer applications
  • Socioeconomic Analysis shows significance of Fluoropolymers across major industries
  • The plastic waste problem is Real, so is the solution
  • SDK developed new packaging material for Lithium-Ion Batteries
  • LANXESS turning water bottles into Laptop Covers
  • Track legal obligations with the new Eu chemicals legislation finder

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