Summit 2018

Proving his metal

One man’s journey from the steelyards of Clydeside to an MBA and beyond Do you know what the Isle of Cumbrae, an ironman competition and an MBA have in common? Read on to find out...

UK chemical industries to converge in Harrogate for new expo, CHEMUK 2019

Industry professionals from all sides of the UK’s chemicals sector are set to descend on the Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, Yorkshire on 1st & 2nd May 2019, for the brand new, free to attend...

Stanford AI recreates chemistry’s periodic table of elements

By Ker Than In a first step toward generating an artificial intelligence program that can find new laws of nature, a Stanford team created a program that reproduced a complex human discovery – the periodic...

Making good practice, common practice

In this edition of the Chemical Industry Journal, we speak to Richard Roff and Neil Smith about their work with the Process Safety Management (PSM) Competence Programme Board, discussing the progress that’s been made...

Brenntag in the North East: major development under way

Work has started on the new multi-million pound distribution facility in the North East, due for completion by the end of 2018. Located within the Turbine Business Park, the new facility is adjacent to...

An HSE perspective on the risk management of hazardous substances

It is just over 40 years since the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act (HASWA) received Royal Assent. The Act provided the regulatory framework for workplace health and safety in Great Britain and...

Carbon capture pilot scheme proves its worth

The chemical industry has been making great strides in its efforts to reduce its impact on the environment and one area offering great cause for optimism is carbon capture. Among recent advances is the completion...

Science solutions for a changing world

The REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals) timeline continues relentlessly harmonising chemical information requirements and placing the burden of proof (and cost) on the manufacturers and importers. While the data gathering exercise for...

Meeting the challenges of REACH

Few regulations can have proved as challenging for the chemical industry over recent years than REACH, which has required companies to rethink the way they do safety. The roots of REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation...
Chemical Sector

Supporting the UK chemical sector

The performance of the UK chemical industry, including pharmaceuticals, has made it one of the world’s top chemical-producing nations. Indeed, it is the second largest industry in the UK, in terms of both turnover and...