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Posted On : 13th October 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.

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In This Issue


The devastation resulting from Covid-19 within India and elsewhere is yet to be estimated, as the entire world grapples in an unfamiliar territory.

- Rajeev M. Pandia, Past President, Indian Chemical Council

From The Director General

Readers are aware that due to the Covid-19 pandemic situation, ICC could not print, and post its monthly magazine CHEMICAL NEWS since April 2020 and therefore we had combined the issues of April-May-June 2020 of CHEMICAL NEWS magazine in digital e-format and already sent you a LINK to enable you to download and read the magazine.

- H. S. Karangle, Director General - ICC

ICC Awards for 2019 Announced

  • Icc Acharya P. C. Ray award for development of Indigenous Technology
  • Icc award for Excellence in Management of Health & Safety
  • ICC award For Excellence In Management Of Environment
  • ICC award for Excellence in Energy Conservation and Management
  • ICC award for Excellence in Human Resource Management in Chemical Industry
  • ICC Aditya Birla award for best Responsible Care Committed Company
  • Certificate of Merit for Best Compliant Company for the Codes under Responsible Care
  • ICC D. M. Trivedi Lifetime Achievement award for contribution to Indian Chemical Industry
  • ICC Life Time Achievement Award
  • ICC award For Best Nicer Globe User Company
  • ICC Award For Best Logistics Service Provider Under Nicer Globe
  • ICC award for Best Driver Under Nicer Globe

ICC Activities

  • One-day refresher course on "Chemical Engineering for Plant Personnel”
  • Perspective and Roadmap to Industrial Wastewater Treatment

Freewheel Encapsulation: Composite Chemical Industry and Societal Perspectives

Water, air, sugar, salt are chemicals. About 100,000 chemicals are marketed. And several hundred are added every year.

- Om P. Goyal

Coronavirus - A Pandemic of Modern Age

As I write this on 25th April, the pandemic of coronavirus has infected more than two million people worldwide with astonishingly more than 200,000 deaths, mainly in USA, Europe and Middle East. In India, so far blissfully, there are more than 25000 "only” infected and more than 750 deaths.

- Dr. Prakash Trivedi, Hon. Editor, Chemical News

Assessment of The Regulatory Aspects of Supply Chain Management of Hazardous Materials, (Hazmat) with respect to The Indian Chemical Industry

The methodology opted for a literature survey of the HAZMAT regulatory frame work, classification of the multiple Acts & Rules in India, in accordance with different stages of supply chain.

- Parag Dadeech

Safeguarding Society - The Responsible Care Way

As India entered the Phase 3.0 lockdown and began preparing for Unlock 1.0, a series of shocking incidents happened in the Indian Chemical Industry.

- Rajeev Marwah, Team Leader - Responsible Care Audit, ICC

Report of the conference on: Polymer science: Past and Present status

Commemorating the 100 years of the postulation of the Macromolecular Hypothesis by the German Organic Chemist, Hermann Staudinger, the Society of Polymer Science India (SPSI) organised a one-day conference in Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Mumbai on March 2, 2020 touching upon the past and future challenges in the field of polymer science and industry.

CCPS Monograph: Risk based process safety during disruptive times

This CCPS Monograph provides insights for managing Process Safety during and following the COVID-19 pandemic and similar crises.

Obituary ( G. G. Nayak )

Gangadhar Ganpati Nayak (G. G. Nayak) who was the Executive Secretary from 1972 to 1992 of Indian Chemical Council (previously known as Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association – ICMA) passed away on 4th June 2020 after a brief illness.

News from Members

  • Tata Chemicals organizes Emergency Preparedness Mock Drill at Mithapur, Gujarat Plant
  • GACL Plans Mega Expansion Projects
  • Deepak Nitrite to expand IPA Capacity
  • Agilent Technologies Certified "Great Place To Work” in India
  • Indian Oil to Invest Rs.13,805 Cr to set up New Plant in Paradip Odisha
  • SRF Set to Double Chloromethanes Capacity
  • UPL opens Global R&D Hub in US

News National

  • L&T Signs Mou for building Co2 to Methanol Plant for NTPC
  • ICT Tops Atal Innovation Rankings In "State Government-Aided University” Category
  • Chemical process piping bags orders worth around rs. 30-crore during lockdown
  • India Levies Anti-Dumping Duty on Phosphoric Acid from Korea for Five Years
  • Zurai Agro Resumes Fertilizer Plant Operations
  • Australia-India-Japan Ministers’ Meeting On Supply Chains Resilience Held; Ministers Support Free, Fair, Inclusive, Non-Discriminatory, Transparent, And Stable Trade And Investment Environment
  • Centre For Biopharma Analysis Set Up In Pune

News International

  • Lanxess launches new Range of Biobased Mdi Prepolymers
  • Clariant, Chemtex form Biofuel projects Partnership in China
  • Russia registers World’s First Covid-19 Vaccine
  • Total makes Third Significant Discovery in Block 58 Offshore Suriname
  • Explosion at Beirut Port Rocks The City into Emergency
  • Lanxess to Sell Organic Leather Chemicals
  • BASF to Double Alkoxylate Capacity in China

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