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.
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: […]
October 13, 2015

Sustainability Initiatives Set to Expand with TfS and EcoVadis Partnership

TfS and EcoVadis renew partnership for Sustainability in Chemical Industry Supply Chain The world’s premier provider of improvement tools for […]
October 11, 2015
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The 2015 Chemical Industry Summit and Awards Gala

Chemical Industry Bigwigs Gather in Poland for Major Global Summit Chemical industry executives, dignitaries and leading academics gathered at the […]
September 20, 2015

Bayer Group Set to Announce Covestro IPO

Bayer Group Seeking €10 billion for Covestro IPO The Bayer Group is seeking to extend its span of operations from […]
August 16, 2015

Is the USA Behind the 8-Ball on Chemical Industry Safety?

Four decades have passed since the introduction of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. The TSCA was the […]
August 10, 2015
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Greek Chemical Industry Suffers Major Setbacks

Greece has been dominating global financial news headlines for months, and the economic turmoil that characterizes this southern European nation […]
July 30, 2015
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Major Chemical Company Revamps

A whole lot of facility improvement is happening on chemicals company sites all over the world right now. Let’s take […]
July 6, 2015
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The Major Benefits of Green Chemistry

GC3 Reports Provide Workable Plan for Widespread Adoption of Green Chemistry Sustainable chemistry practices are being touted by the GC3 […]
June 22, 2015
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U.S. Pumps Money Into Chemical Industry Despite Falling Oil Prices

$145 Billion in Chemical Industry Investment Projects Slated for 2015 Crude oil prices have been falling in 2015, but investments […]
June 15, 2015
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Bipartisan Support for Overhaul of Toxic Chemical Regulation

In June 2015 the House will be considering a bill that will reassess the manner in which toxic chemicals are […]
June 10, 2015
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U.S. Chemical Industry Set for Strong Growth

While the U.S. economy grew at a lacklustre pace in Q1 owing to high taxation, regulatory measures and falling consumer […]
May 28, 2015
The Challenges for Green Chemistry

The Challenges for Green Chemistry

Green chemistry has a ways to go yet before it reaches the mainstream. The Green Chemistry & Commerce Council is […]
May 6, 2015

New Artificial Photosynthesis System Developed

Solar Powered Chemistry and Nanowire Bacteria Hybrids A new system has been developed that is capable of capturing CO2 emissions […]
April 22, 2015

European Union Biofuel Policy Concerns

Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Being Misinterpreted by Fuel Companies Changes to bio-fuel policy in the European Union have been […]
March 19, 2015

The Blatant Attack on TogliattiAzot

Russian ‘Black PR’ has been on the attack once again, and has shown how it can turn fake material into […]
March 15, 2015

Texas A&M University at Qatar Tackles Sustainability in Chemical Industry

Leading from the front, Texas A&M University at Qatar hosted an international conference about sustainability in chemical processes and production. […]
January 28, 2015

The 2015 Chem Show – Javits Center New York City

The 2015 Chem Show will be hosted at the Javits Centre in New York City from November 17 – November […]
January 27, 2015

BASF Creates Innovative Chemical Solutions for Personal Care Industry

BASF is a chemical company that specializes in plastics, chemicals, crop protection and performance products, as well as being a […]
January 14, 2015

The Middle East is Awash with Natural Gas Fields

According to many reliable sources, approximately 41% of the world’s natural gas reserves are located in the Middle East. Primarily, […]
January 8, 2015

Sarlux and Versalis Forge New Agreement

A firm agreement has been struck between Versalis, Eni and Sarlux, Saras. The agreement marks the formal transfer of the […]
December 28, 2014

Sustainability Goes Mainstream In The Chemical Industry

Sustainability Goes Mainstream in the Chemical Industry A recently conducted ICIS/Genomatica survey among respondents in the chemical industry has revealed […]
December 21, 2014

Sasol Ltd Goes All In on US Chemical Plant

Sasol Ltd Goes All In on US Chemical Plant South African fuel maker, Sasol Ltd has approved plans to begin […]
December 4, 2014

EU Chemical Sector Suffers in Global Competitiveness

A report commissioned by Cefic and produced by Oxford Economics has concluded that the EU chemical industry’s inability to compete […]
November 27, 2014

Russia’s Chemical Industry Feeling the Pressure of Sanctions

The Russian chemical industry is having a difficult time importing machinery and equipment due to the sanctions that have been […]
November 23, 2014

India and Australia Work to Create Renewable Chemicals

Researchers from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India and Queensland University of Technology are collaborating on a multi-million […]