Brenntag in the North East: major development under way
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Brenntag in the North East: major development under way

Work has started on the new multi-million pound distribution facility in the North East, due for completion by the end of 2018. Located within the Turbine Business Park,…

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New eef and Santander report details new market opportunities for the UK’s £21bn chemicals industry
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New eef and Santander report details new market opportunities for the UK’s £21bn chemicals industry

• Demand from emerging markets, the rise of the ‘green chemistry’ industry, and the need for specialist chemicals for 3-D printing are some of the key opportunities for…

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Partners announce collaboration
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Partners announce collaboration

The Centre for Process Innovation, which is based on Teesside, is to collaborate with world-leading partners to develop standardised models for the development of particulate products across sectors…

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Centre opens
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Centre opens

Air Products, the industrial gas supplier, has launched a new sales centre in the West Midlands. The centre, located on Shaw Street, West Bromwich, offers the full range…

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Graphene offers promise of fabrics breakthroughs
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Graphene offers promise of fabrics breakthroughs

Researchers have successfully incorporated washable, stretchable and breathable electronic circuits into fabric in research that opens up new possibilities for smart textiles and wearable electronics. Researchers from the…

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Hot stuff
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Hot stuff

Scientists from the University of Surrey have helped develop nanoparticles which heat up to a temperature high enough to kill cancerous cells but lose heat before they get…

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Survey shows downturn
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Survey shows downturn

The Chemical Business Association’s latest Supply Chain Trends Survey has revealed that order book volumes, current sales, and sales margins have all shown a downward trend over the…

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Project receives funding
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Project receives funding

A project that will help increase the competitiveness of local Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the chemical industry is to receive 3.9 million euros (£3.4 million). The…

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Project seeks to create new fuel
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Project seeks to create new fuel

University of Nottingham scientists are partnering with the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and CPL Industries to produce a facility capable of converting biomass into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like…

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Liability for closed landfills
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Liability for closed landfills

Many chemicals companies will have an asset portfolio containing one or more closed landfills, which have perhaps been operated to dispose of process residues or which have been…

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Crystal puzzle solved
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Crystal puzzle solved

A decades-old mystery of why a naturally-occurring organic crystal fluoresces blue under ultra-violet light, yet when grown under laboratory conditions fluoresces with an intense green has been solved…

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Winners announced
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Winners announced

The winners of the 2017 Chemical Industry Awards were announced at a celebration dinner held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds.

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