Technological innovation: the induction-based electronic key

The latest-generation electronic key combines the advantages of a cable-free electronic access control system with the benefits of a mechanical option in a single smart key. The key comes with a simple, adaptable software...

What impact will the possible divergence of EU & UK environment strategies have on...

Over the last decade, environmental and chemical policies have started to play a larger role across the globe. The UK previously played a major role in setting policy and performing evaluations in the EU....

REACH Article 22: new implementing legislation on dossier updates expected soon

By Abisola Elegba ReachReady At the time of writing, logged on the ECHA’s website1 was a record of 99,268 registrations for 22, 877 substances from 15,418 companies. With the final REACH registration deadline for phase...

Covid-19 on biocidal products & further steps in Turkish KKDIK implementaton

As a direct consequence of the COVID-19, the manufacture and supply of disinfectants to meet the needs of European citizens and especially hospitals, healthcare professionals are now supported by ECHA through derogations from the...

Cyber Risks

Recent research and surveys indicate the threat to UK business from Cyber-crime continues to grow; not least because of the need for businesses to work to ever-tightening margins, do more with less and try...

Cyber Resilience – Readiness, Response & Recovery

A cyber attack is any attempt to expose, alter, disable, destroy, steal, gain unauthorised access to or make unauthorised use of an asset. According to the UK Government’s ‘Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2019’1, 32% of...

Analyse This

How Siemens’ total integrated automation and process solutions with data analytics are helping optimisation of acrylamide and polyacrylamide production at Kemira’s Bradford factory. Challenge Water is one of the most important resources to sustain life, it...

Risk and Tolerability Criteria: Are we comparing apples and pears?

Risk is a somewhat nebular concept, particularly in the context of major accidents. Although we are often driven to try to make it as precise as possible, there are inevitably several assumptions required to...

Deadly degrees of difference – how small changes in temperature can impact productivity

Temperature plays a crucial role in everyday life. One small change could impact something simple such as a morning coffee or larger aspects such as seasons and personal health. In manufacturing, temperature can mean...

Setting the satnav to the right destination

Digitalisation is a journey and the starting point, a carefully planned digital roadmap. ABB Energy Industries global head of technology for chemical and refining points HELEN COMPSON in the right direction. Responsible for developing the...