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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 - Indian Chemical Industry

Chemistry is all pervasive.It finds myriad of uses to improve our life.

- Kamal P.Nanavaty

From The Director General

When this journal will reach at the hands of readers, Indian Union Budget would have been presented on 1st February 2017 instead of usual 28th February. IC sincerely hope that many of the recommendations given in ICC's Pre-Budget Memorandum will be considered for implementation.

- H. S. Karangle

ICC Activities

  • The Tenth Annual India Chemical Industry Outlook Conference
  • Two-day advanced course on Heat Exchangers;Advanced Concepts
  • Two-day refresher course on Chemical Industry Fluid Flow

Dr. Stan Higgins' Column - Trade Missions Work

Wikipedia states that a "Trade mission is an international trip by government officials and business people that is organized by agencies of national or provincial governments for the purpose of exploring international business opportunities.Business people who attend trade missions are typically introduced both to importatnt business contacts and to well-placed government officials.

- Dr. Stan Higgins

Ideas Wanted! Disrupt Neurons and Brainstrome!!

Problems are situations that most of us find uncomfortable.The natural inclination is to avoid them; or pick the most trivial solutions.

- Om P. Ghoyal

Management of Total Dissolved Solids(TDS) in Industrial Effluents - A Review

Solids which are dissolved in liquid and having a size less than 4 microns are defined as the total dissolved solids,an enviornmental parameter

- N.Sateesh Babu

Prevention or Mitigation of Major Accident Hazards through early indentification of safety critical elememnts

The Safety Critical Elements (SCEs) concept is widely used in Europe,Australia and the Middle East to prevent or mitigate the major accident hazards (MAHs)

- Raminaidu Girada, Ganesh Mohan & Nino Nicotra

Projects Investment in Chemicals Sector

Economic Review

- Compiled by Mr. Bipin Jha, Senior-Executive - Accounts & Finance, Excel Industries Ltd., showing trends in Key Indicators

News From Members

  • Asian Paints acquires Srilankan firm causeway paints
  • S H Kelkar buys fragrance encapsulation technology from Taniksha products
  • TATA Chemicals to invest more in AP and Gujarat States
  • Honeywell inaugurates State-of-the-art refrigerant laboratory in India

News National

  • Kirloskar Brothers showcased their range of innovative products in Mumbai
  • Budget's focus on agriculture augurs well for Agrochemicals
  • BARC-IREL Setting up desalination plant in Ganjam District of Odisha
  • Govt.plans to establish Pharma & Medical Technology zone at Bengaluru
  • Azeotropy,invoking the spirit of Chemical Engineering in young students

News International

  • Accenture,Syngenta to develop new digital operating model for logistics
  • Akzonobel's new bio-steam facility reduces CO2 emissions by 100,000 Tonnes
  • Shimadzu bags apac mass spectrometry company of the year award 2 times in a row
  • Scientists develop world's strongest material,graphene from Soyabean
  • Researchers develop a stretchable,thermal conductive Rubber material
  • Scientists develop new High-Tech liquid material
  • Green Tea compound has lifesaving potential:Study
  • Molecular phenomenon discovered by advanced NMR facility



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