Looking good

Away from the dire challenges of population, climate change and health, chemical companies have also played a key rule in the next generation of clothing. The industry has consistently come up with products such as...

Chemistry’s key role in health

Chemistry will play an increasingly major role in managing health, particularly as populations live longer. The challenge is staggering. It is projected that, by 2020, the USA alone will spend 685 billion USD per year...

On the right road

One of chemistry’s big challenges is the potential for increasing fuel efficiency in the transport, particularly for internal combustion engines. Although there is much talk about alternative fuel sources, it likely that 75% of all...

Asset management in the Chemical Industry

1. Introduction Many of the high hazard chemical plants in the UK have been in operation for 30 to 40 years. The original design life of the facility has now been, or is about to...

The STEM subject

Talk to anyone in the scientific world and they will tell you that one of their major concerns is the dearth of young people coming out of schools, colleges and universities having studied science...

Bridging the skills gap

Work is also under way to tackle one of the key problems affecting the science-based industries of the world, the skills gap which has opened up in recent years. The problem is caused by the...

Looking to the heavens

More remains to be done, though, and one of the solutions may be out of this world - literally. Science Education researchers at University of York are working with leading space scientist and The...

Regulation: Opportunity or Threat?

Major accidents in the process industries continue to be high profile affairs, perhaps more so now that advances in technology create the illusion that they are simply unthinkable. To manage the risk of major accidents,...

Logistics company celebrates 15th anniversary with growth

European road freight specialists Ital Logistics has celebrated its 15th anniversary with the news that its rapid growth of recent years is continuing and that more expansion is planned. Ital Logistics was founded in August...

Why industrial symbiosis makes sound business sense

From providing the energy to heat tomatoes in greenhouses to supplying the raw materials to fuel power plants, the recycling involved in industrial symbiosis is changing the world occupied by heavy industries. Going back in...