The value of trade associations in the chemical supply chain

New and increasingly stringent regulations, combined with disruption from Covid, Brexit and the Ukraine crisis, are causing ongoing issues for the industry. Tim Doggett, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA), discusses their...

Building a winning pricing strategy in today’s highly volatile market

By Robert Smith, Customer Services Executive at Pricefx Business plans and targets for 2022 need to be redrawn in the face of persistently volatile market conditions. Robert Smith, of Pricefx, explains how businesses can maintain focus...

‘Omics’ spinout brings new era in chemical safety

Mounting pressures across the globe to allow more cost-effective, higher throughput, non-vertebrate chemical safety testing are at last bringing much needed change. The US Environmental Protection Agency has made commitments to reduce vertebrate animal...

Chemical manufacturers must take application security more seriously

Stephane Konarkowski, security consultant at Outpost24, warns that cybercrime is a massive and growing threat to the industry. Chemical manufacturing as a broad term encapsulates a wide variety of processes and procedures that manifest in...

A warning to the chemical industry: harness the power of digital tech or be...

For years, chemical manufacturers and distributors enjoyed a relatively stable industry. However, the last two years have forced chemical companies into a choice: use digital technologies to drive growth or be left with an...

‘Hotspot mapping’ accelerates early-phase drug design

CCDC, Exscientia, and Oxford University are collaborating on an automated, quantitative method for informing the design of compound selectivity across protein families. The amount of structural data on protein drug targets continues to grow. However,...

Sinocompound announces commercial-scale production of QPhos ligand

The phosphine ligand is available on the kilo scale for the first time, providing scientists with a powerful solution for cross-coupling chemistry. Advanced homogeneous catalysts and ligands producer, Sinocompound Catalysts Co., Ltd, has made phosphine-based...

TfS launches learning hub for chemical companies and suppliers

Together for Sustainability (TfS), the industry-led initiative for sustainable chemical supply chains, has launched a free capability-building and learning service for member companies and suppliers. The TfS Academy is open for member companies’ employees and...

Evonetix demonstrates novel enzymatic DNA synthesis method

By Dr Raquel Sanches-Kuiper, VP of Technology at Evonetix Proprietary thermally-controlled synthesis chemistry will enable production of high quality DNA at scale, making it a key milestone in the development of Evonetix’s benchtop DNA synthesis platform. EVONETIX...

What triggers a review of Hazardous Area Classification and DSEAR Risk Assessment?

The Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres Regulations 2002 (DSEAR) is a set of rules and regulations which must be followed by employers to ensure risks from fire, explosion and similar events are sufficiently reduced. DSEAR...