moving towards a greener, cleaner economy

More than 80 per cent of chemicals and materials companies say they are gravitating to a circular economy and, key to that, green chemistry. However, as data analyst Elsevier discovered, most are only at...

Imperial and BASF partner to advance innovative form of chemical manufacturing

Imperial College London and chemical company BASF are working in partnership to develop flow chemistry, an innovative approach to chemical production. The technique could allow the chemical industry to manufacture chemicals, for example agrochemical actives,...

Managing the ’New Normal’

There are very few organisations that can say they are running business as usual during this COVID-19 pandemic, yet the COMAH Competent Authority (CA) has made it clear that regulatory activities will continue, as...

GLOBAL CHEMICAL AND INGREDIENT DISTRIBUTOR PRIDES ITSELF ON LOCAL SERVICE

Univar Solutions framed its ambitions in just one short sentence when it went on the acquisition trail last year. It was and continues to be determined to redefine distribution and be the most valued chemical...

SEAL SANDS PLANT DOUBLING OUTPUT TO MEET DEMAND

Chinese firm Lianhetech has announced a multi-million pound extension to its chemical plant on Teesside. Around 80 permanent jobs and another 150 jobs during construction are being created as work gets under way at the...

TURKEY IS GETTING CLOSER TO HARMONISATION OF CHEMICALS REGULATIONS WITH THE EU

KKDIK PRE-REGISTRATION DEADLINE; 31 DECEMBER 2020 The clock is ticking for all chemical manufacturers in Turkey and global companies with putting chemicals on the Turkish market. By the end of 2020, all substances must have...

A Decade within REACH

Dr. Knoell Consult Ltd, the UK-based affiliate of the knoell group of companies, celebrated its tenth anniversary in December 2019. In this article Dr. Iain MacKinnon, Managing Director and co-founder (with the late Dr....

TRANSPORT INCIDENTS DOWN – CBA ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION REPORT

CBA’s latest report on the safety, health, security and environmental performance of its distributor member companies for 2019 shows a decline in the number of transport incidents, no change in the number of on-site...

Is the future more plastic?

Plastic is indispensable to us, especially for protecting our health, which is why globally we have been facing huge challenges to reduce plastic waste while maintaining our existing lifestyles. Now, while we are fighting...

BUSINESS ALLIANCE WARNS OF HUGE NO-DEAL BREXIT DAMAGE

The Chemicals Business Association was one of dozens of trade associations and chief executives to sign a letter to the Prime Minister warning of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Representing a collective workforce of...