A neat package

Also spreading the message about the importance of chemicals is BASF. Its products, for example, go into a wide range of packaging for everything from beverages and food to cosmetics and pharmaceutical products. BASF products are...

Looking good

Another area of everyday life that relies on chemistry is the cosmetics industry. People are increasingly aware of the importance of protecting their skin and chemicals play their part in producing ever more effective treatments. For...

Getting the coatings right

Huntsman is another company spreading the word. The company’s industrial coatings can be found in everything from ships and bridges to shop fittings and washing machines, refrigerators and other white goods, where it is...

Sticking to the task

Then there are solvents. Shell is one of the companies trying to educate the public about the links between its products and the items they use around the home. Thanks to products such as ShellSol...

Chemicals in clothing

Clothing also relies on chemistry, particularly as demand for modern hardwearing garments made from synthetic textiles such as polyester rises, especially in developing economies. Polyester can be used to produce a range of textiles including...

Things are warming up

The role of chemicals is just as important for keeping our homes warm and comfortable as well. With rising energy costs and the threat of climate change, the energy efficiency of houses has never been...

Benefits of collaboration are clear

The benefits of close co-operation are there for all to see worldwide. For example, BASF, Cargill and Novozymes have been jointly developing technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. The team has demonstrated...

Why working together makes sound business sense

For years, chemical companies have regarded each other as rivals, battling for the same opportunities in the market place. However, there are growing calls for them to set aside those old rivalries and present a...

Autumn breakfasts

Our 10th September breakfast event was supported by The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and featured 3 key speakers. Manufacturing Supervisor, Mark Sutherberry, gave an overview on the range of support available from the Manufacturing Advisory...

Training on Chemical Safety Assessment under REACH:

Who are we How to keep ourselves and our environment healthy? That is the challenge facing government authorities at all levels, from the local to the international. The National Institute for Public Health and the...