Recent News

Interested in what's been happening in the chemicals industry lately? Keep up with the latest stories about the sector's leading companies, new innovations and regulations in our Recent News section.
October 8, 2017
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Total S.A., Much More Than Oil Production

One of the seven “Supermajor” oil companies in the world, Total S.A. is best known for its oil exploration and […]
August 30, 2017
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High-Quality Lithium from Low-Grade Sources: Is it Possible?

Lithium Australia has made an exciting breakthrough by developing and patenting a revolutionary new process for extracting high-quality lithium carbonate […]
August 13, 2017
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The Dramatic Expansion of the GCC Polymer Industry

Rapid and Sustained Growth Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are the leading players in the rapid and […]
April 9, 2017
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The Rise and Rise of Textile Chemistry

How Science is Shaping the Textile Industry Given the central importance of textiles in our lives and homes, it’s hardly […]
December 22, 2016
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SCI Chemical Industry Awards 2017 Medal to Andreas C Kramvis

2017 SCI Chemical Industry Medal to be awarded to Andreas C. Kramvis, Vice Chairman of Honeywell Every year, the Society […]
December 5, 2016
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Green Refineries are the Only Protection Strategy for the Environment

While there appears to be unanimous agreement on the need to do everything possible to eliminate the possibility of crude […]
November 13, 2016
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A Major Step Forward in the War on Climate Change

Kigali, Rwanda was the scene of probably the most intense and far-reaching, marathon negotiations yet to take place among the […]
November 6, 2016
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Going Green: India’s One Step Forward and One Step Backward Approach to Reducing Greenhouse Gases

The good news is that India signed on to the international climate change agreement (the Paris agreement) earlier this month. […]
October 31, 2016
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25 Years and Getting Stronger, Green Chemicals Celebrate a Major Milestone

Around 25 years ago a major paradigm shift took place within the chemicals industry and in the expectations of an […]
August 29, 2016
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Green Chemistry Is Taking off in the Global Economy

Greener products are being increasingly demanded around the world. Added to this is a need for cheaper feedstocks, cost-effective processing […]
August 22, 2016
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Urgency Increasing on Finding Alternative to Crude Oil

Renewable feedstock is seen as an increasingly viable alternative to petroleum-based feedstocks. One such chemical company, Chemical Process Industries (CPI) […]
August 16, 2016
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Major Chemical Conferences Scheduled for September in San Francisco

Two important chemical industry conferences are coming up in September 2016. These include the 2016 Prop 65 Conference and the […]
August 10, 2016
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Teflon Contaminant Removed from Major Plastics Companies across the US

Water contamination continues to be an issue that gets top billing with chemical companies around the world. Recent reports from […]
July 28, 2016
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What steps have been taken in oxydesulfurization process technology?

Researchers have toiled long and hard to find cheaper alternative processes for upgrading petroleum than conventional hydroprocessing. The conventional upgrading […]
July 11, 2016
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Major Industry Players Gear up for the K 2016 Trade Show in Germany

Plastic Industry Still Recovering from Great Recession of 2008-2009 A mood of cautious optimism abounds ahead of the K 2016 […]
June 29, 2016
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Deep Impact: Brexit and UK Chemical Industry Under Fire?

The UK chemical industry is likely to be impacted by the decision on Thursday, June 23, 2016 to break from […]
June 27, 2016
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Chemical Innovations at the 2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

2016 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards recognise chemical innovation and pollution prevention A series of ongoing initiatives aimed at transforming […]
April 27, 2016
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Annual Exports from the UK Chemical Industry will be Adversely Affected by a Brexit

The combined net exports of UK chemical companies to the European Union amount to £50 billion per annum. This massive […]
April 5, 2016
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Biochemical Industry Seeks Foot in the Door with Levulinic Acid

The chemical industry is mulling the prospects of a natural acid that has shown its ability to replace petroleum and […]
March 7, 2016
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Dow and DuPont – the trifecta in chemical industry enterprise

Two of the world’s premier chemical companies in Dow and DuPont have planned to merge before the end of 2016. […]
March 6, 2016
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ExxonMobil Corporation under the Gun

Shareholders forming part of a coalition with assets totaling $300 billion have now put forth proposals for ExxonMobil Corporation to […]
February 22, 2016
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ChemChina deal is a major development for the Chemical Industry

ChemChina, otherwise known as the China National Chemical Equipment Corporation, has signed on to an agreement with the Swiss-based agricultural […]
February 17, 2016

Massive Advances Planned in the Brazilian Chemical Industry

$31.2B Trade Deficit Increases in Brazilian Chemical Industry The past 15 years have seen increasing growth of the Brazilian chemical […]
January 26, 2016

Toxicology Training Limiting Progress in Green Chemistry

Scientists should be Focused on Non-Toxic Chemical Formulations Green chemistry pioneers are concerned that progress in the industry is being […]
December 23, 2015

Egypt Plans Massive Chemical and Fertilizer Sales to African Nations

Chemical and Fertilizers Export Council Seeks Trade Deals A major chemical industry meeting will be taking place in Egypt from […]
December 20, 2015
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Eco-Friendly Customer Preferences Set to Disrupt US Chemical Industry

U.S. Chemical Industry Set for Major Shakeup in Coming Years Natural gas has had a dramatic effect on the US […]
December 8, 2015
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The Asian Development Bank Approves a $100M Loan for China’s Chemical Industry

The PRC Set to Reduce Use of Mercury in Chemical Industry The People’s Republic of China (PRC) is set to […]
November 16, 2015
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2015 ICIS Innovation Award Prize Goes to AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel Lands Big Wins at 2015 ICIS Awards Ceremony Ship operators will now be able to save millions of dollars […]
November 8, 2015
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Construction Schedule for Togliattiazot Transshipment Complex – Approved

Togliattiazot Receives Green Light for Transshipment Complex in Taman Seaport The Federal Agency for Marine & River Transport has given […]
October 13, 2015
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LyondellBasell to Acquire SJS Plastiblends

LyondellBasell Inks Deal with SJS Plastiblends to Tap Into Lucrative Indian Market Later in 2015, an acquisition between LyondellBasell (LYE: […]