Confidence remains strong

The latest survey of business confidence in the UK chemical sector has showed signs of optimism for 2017 after a tough 2016. Carried out for the Chemical Industries Association, the latest quarterly survey published in...

Potential drugs for cancer and diabetes treatment

New molecules which scientists hope could one day become drugs for both cancer and diabetes have been created at the University of Bath The compounds can increase glucose uptake into fat cells and could help...

Scientist calls for re-think on greenhouse gas technology

A leading green energy scientist who uses bacteria to turn greenhouse gases into usable chemicals is calling for more investment from industry and government subsidies to scale up the technology. Professor Nigel Minton, from The...

Croda announces £27 million investment at Hull

Croda International Plc, the specialty chemicals company, has announced a major capital expansion at its Hull facility in Yorkshire. The £27 million investment is in line with the Group’s strategy of investing in faster growth...

University’s ‘landmark’ Life Sciences building given go ahead

A new Life Sciences building at the University of Sussex, which will house researchers from a range of disciplines, including chemists, has been approved by councillors. The development, approved by Brighton & Hove City Council,...

Watering system wins award for chemical engineer

A young chemical engineer from the University of Surrey has been recognised by Bosch for her vision of how the Internet of Things (IoT) might transform our lives.   The award for Maz Chowdhury came...

Brexit Minister meets chemical industry leaders

Robin Walker, Minister for the Department for Exiting the European Union (DExEU) discussed the opportunities that Britain’s departure will present for the UK's chemical industry when he met industry leaders. The event was one of...

GSK announces new investment in UK manufacturing network

GSK has announced that it will invest £275 million in its UK sites at Barnard Castle, in County Durham, Montrose in Scotland and Ware in Hertfordshire. The money will go towards the company’s advanced manufacturing...

Businesses cautiously optimistic after Brexit vote

Chemical and pharmaceutical companies are continuing their positive outlook in the midst of significant post-Brexit concerns. That was the conclusion from The Chemical Industries Association second quarter member company business survey which found that...

Research ‘could reduce need for animals in testing’

University of Leicester researchers, including chemists, have developed a new approach for analysing toxic chemicals in complex samples that mimics the way mammals smell and taste. The team says that the technique could reduce the...