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...

From non-toxic waste to tomatoes

Examples of industrial symbiosis in action included the use of non-toxic industrial waste to produce energy through incineration and, in another UK case, a company that produces vehicle air conditioning units and engine cooling...

Lucite’s trailblazing apprenticeships to secure future skills

For Teesside-based chemical manufacturer Lucite International UK Ltd, apprenticeships are crucial for having a workforce with the right skills. This is one of the reasons why it is a keen advocate of the new...

UK chemicals sector talent: a demographic imbalance and the apprenticeship opportunity

The imbalance in the age groups of UK chemicals sector employees and a shortage of essential skills is set to become more challenging unless companies start investing now in new talent and skills. Figures* compiled...

Getting the message over about chemicals

Chemicals are all around us – the trouble is that a lot of people do not realise it and still cling to an antiquated view which equates the industry as largely irrelevant to their...

Food for thought

Chemicals also feature heavily in our foods. For example, acids are what make oranges and lemons taste sharp and tangy, and are present in vinegar and fizzy drinks. Alkaline substances in the home, on the...