Summit 2018

UK chemical industries to converge in Harrogate for new expo, CHEMUK 2019

Industry professionals from all sides of the UK’s chemicals sector are set to descend on the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Yorkshire on 1st & 2nd May 2019, for the brand new, free to attend...

CBA highlights problems with Proposed Corrosive Legislation

The Chemical Business Association (CBA) has highlighted several legislative and practical concerns with the provisions of the Offensive Weapons Bill currently being considered by Parliament. Introducing new controls on the sale of firearms, knives, and...

The importance of IP in the Chemical Industry

Optimising a process, developing a new formulation, finding a new use for a compound, upgrading a reactor – chemists and chemical engineers are constantly innovating.  This innovation can generate Intellectual Property (IP) – intangible...

The importance of Bulk Liquid Storage

Bulk liquid storage companies provide an essential interface between sea, road, rail and pipeline logistics for many different substances including chemicals, transport and heating fuels, animal feed and foodstuffs. They play a necessary role...

Preparing the chemical supply chain for Brexit

In her presentation to the Chemical Business Association’s recent Brexit Conference, Sandra Strong,  of the international trade consultants, Strong & Herd LLP, gave delegates an action checklist to help them prepare for Brexit.  This...

A ‘Cracking’ future for commodity chemicals

North East England’s base and petrochemical cluster is one of the foremost in Europe. It is a vibrant collaborative community of companies with many global leaders represented and is quite simply thriving! The commodity chemical...

Finding cause for optimism in an uncertain world

These are troubling times for the UK chemicals sector and the ramifications of Brexit is something that is taking up more and more of Richard John Carter’s time. The Managing Director of BASF in the...

Brenntag goes from strength to strength with strategic acquisitions

Growth of Brenntag UK & Ireland reflects the underlying optimism of the chemical industry as reported in the previous edition of Chemical Industry Journal. Following the series of interviews last year we speak to...

CBA calls for new controls on escalating regulatory costs

As the costs and charges payable by the industry to regulators continue to rise, Peter Newport, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), is calling for a change in approach. The organisation has written...

How Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the chemicals industry

Every so often a development emerges that represents a true industrial revolution. In the 19th Century it was the dramatic advance of mechanisation and the harnessing of electricity, in the late 20th Century it...