Chemical supply chain survey reveals quiet optimism

Despite ongoing challenges, a new survey by the Chemical Business Association (CBA) shows signs of increased confidence within the chemical supply chain. CEO Tim Doggett examines the findings and discusses what they indicate about...

Industrial-scale centre-cut purification: innovating TIDE production with continuous chromatography

Purification is often a bottleneck in the peptide and oligonucleotide (TIDES) production process, but after the establishment of the first industrial scale continuous chromatography system for center-cut purification, TIDES manufacturing is entering a new...

Discovery of new plant protein fold may be seed for anti-cancer drugs

University of Michigan researchers have discovered a new plant biochemistry and its unusual ability to form cyclic peptides—molecules that hold promise in pharmaceuticals as they can bind to challenging drug targets. Cyclic peptides are an...

Safeguarding chemical supply chains against the next wave of disruption

Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil offers an expert insight into how the chemicals industry can minimise risk while maximising efficiency. Chemical manufacturers have weathered a tumultuous landscape in recent years: navigating the complexities of a global...

AI-powered design launched for industrial processing equipment

University of Birmingham Enterprise have launched EvoPhase, which delivers services to optimise existing and new process equipment that mixes, blends, stores, or stirs granular materials. EvoPhase will use evolutionary AI algorithms, coupled with simulations of...

Bayer receives approval for ‘groundbreaking’ new fungicide

Bayer has received a regulatory ‘one-two’ for its new fungicide active substance and the first product to contain it. The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has approved the active...

Hazard Studies – The Value of a Staged and Methodical Approach

Hazard studies are a well-established and essential practice within the chemical industry and are intended to enable effective planning, implementation and safe operation of hazardous systems and processes. Although studies such as Hazard and Operability...

Why the chemical industry hasn’t embraced AI … yet

The vast majority of executives in the chemical industry recognise the need for heightened investment in AI, so why isn’t it happening? Benson Wang, product director for Profet AI, explains. Eighty per cent of chemicals...

Efficient treatment of hexavalent chromium-containing wastewater

New technology using a vortex layer of ferromagnetic particles is a quicker, safer, more cost-effective way to decontaminate wastewater, say Stanislav Mykytenko, Oleg Kryvokhyzha and Andrii Laptiev, of GlobeCore, Ukraine. Water pollution is a global...

Pharmaceutical Specification Vacuum Conveyors from Volkmann

With the transfer capabilities of the highly successful “PPC” pharmaceutical specification vacuum conveyors, Volkmnann is offering transfer rates to over 11,100 litres per hour. The PPC models utilise a one-piece crack and crevice free body...