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Posted On : 12th June 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 - COAL - Future feedstock of Indian Chemical Industry

- Dr. D. P. Misra

From The Director General

GST and its Impact on The Chemical Industry

- H. S. Karangle

ICC Activities

  • Two-day program on Chemical Industry Fluid Flow

Sustainable Innovation

The global market for chemicals is expected to grow to about US $ 6 trillion by 2035 with Asia accounting for more than 60% of this market.

- Dr. S. Sivaram

Chemical Industry Modernization - Usinf Digital, Digitech, Digitization

It is a greater assurance to modernize with select automation using digital technologies and digitization - necessary to make industry safer, competitive, manageable and friendly

- Om. P. Goyal

Amendment in Scomet Related Policy by Directorate general Foreign Trade (DGFT) - Effective from 1 May 2017

SCOMET is an acronym for Special Chemicals, Organisms, Materials, Equipment and Technologies.

- Anand Kane

Corporate Environmental Management : A Quick review of Concepts and Tools

Corporate environmental management seeks for an integrated approach that considers many concepts and tools, to be effective and efficient. An attempt has been made to precisely discuss these concepts and tools to facilitate senion management.

- N. Sateesh Babu

International Conference on Chemical Disarmement and Security : OPCW's Contributions to Global Peace and Security

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapon (OPCW) and the Government of the State of Qatar jointly organized and International Conference on "CHEMICAL DISARMEMENT AND SECURITY - THE OPCW's CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLOBAL PEACE AND SECURITY" which was held in Doha, Qatar from 10 to 11 April 2017

Diary of Incidents and accidents

Summer has begun and the heat is taking its toll. Lost count of incidences of fire getting reported. This one sentence from fire official, Jalaj Ghasiya of Jaipur to Times of India, that "since onset of April, the fire department has reported about 10 to 15 major blaze incidents every day", sums it all up.

- Mr Vipin B Doshi

Understanding Gas Blowby Scenario Calculations

This paper was presented at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2015 Spring Meeting - the "11th Global Congress on Process Safety" held in Austin, Texas, USA, during 27-29 April 2015

- Nancy Faulk & Abdul Aldeeb

Glossary of Terms : Chemical Safety and Chemical Security with Summary of Explanation

- Anand Kane

Projects Investment in Chemicals Sector

Economic Review

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

News From Members

  • Praj Starts second generation Bio-refinery demo plant
  • Covestro & Stem learning to set up 4 mini science Centres in Greater Noida
  • Reliance industries partners with Germany's resysta to bring innovative wood alternative in India
  • Jubilant to acquire Radiopharmacy business of Triad Isotopes
  • Akzonobel & Atul to start monochloroacetic Acid production in 2019
  • TATA Chemicals Buys Unnati Inorganics' precipitated Silica operation
  • BASF's heat-resistant Polyamide ultramid endure in the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia
  • TATA chemicals Europe and British salt celebrate relationship with UKGov's DIT by hosting site visit

News National

  • GNFC's NEEM project receives International REcognition at University of Chicago
  • Govt. Plans Rs 50,000 cr investment for revival of closed fertiliser plants
  • Govt's aim is to make IPR policy more efficient : Nirmala Sitharamana
  • AVRA Laboratories Institute Research Awards at CSIR-IICT
  • MERCK, STELIS opens first process scale-up lab in Bengaluru
  • Alternative Chemicals separation Technologies are worthwhile investments

News International

  • Covestro expands Polycarbonate capacity in Shanghai, China
  • Reichhold, Polynt Completes Merger; Creates leader in Speciality Chemicals
  • MERCK launches next-generation cell culture media for perfusion processes
  • DOW Inks deals for coatings, Silicones investments in Saudi Arabia
  • SABIC unveils two impact copolymers for thin wall packaging
  • Chemical Groups huntsman, Clariant in $14 billion merger
  • Researchers use Romil Solvents to develop quantum dots
  • KBR, IBM to develop digital solutions for hydrocarbon industry
  • Researchers develop new method to remove pollution from water



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