Fertiliser scheme could solve Mexico’s seaweed problem

Mexico’s tourist beaches could be cleared of rotting seaweed by a new scheme to turn it into fertiliser and fuel. University of Exeter scientists are working on plans to collect Sargassum seaweed and use a...

Acquisition of Tan International Ltd by Brenntag

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical and ingredients distribution, has further strengthened its position in the UK by acquiring Tan International Ltd.  Tan International is a reputable distributor and blender of specialty and industrial...

2M Holdings Ltd expands in Cosmetics Ingredients in France with Ingretech SAS acquisition

The 2M Holdings group of companies is delighted to announce the addition of Ingretech SAS (Paris, France) to its family of personal care specialty ingredients companies. Ingretech (www.ingretech.fr) was established 6 years ago by...

Greenhouse gas to liquid fuel

Lab’s ‘green’ invention reduces carbon dioxide into valuable fuels A common greenhouse gas could be repurposed in an efficient and environmentally friendly way with an electrolyzer that uses renewable electricity to produce pure liquid fuels. The...

New mineral discovered

Discovery of unusual new mineral called goldschmidtite poses curious questions about Earth’s mantle A new and curious mineral has been discovered by University of Alberta PhD student Nicole Meyer. The mineral – named goldschmidtite in...

ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies

ICIS has announced its annual ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies listing of global producers ranked by 2018 sales. This year, China’s Sinopec vaulted into the number one spot as the world’s leading chemical company with...

Global pigments business acquisition

BASF and the fine chemical company DIC have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business. The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €1.15 billion. The transaction is...

NEXT-GEN LITHIUM BATTERIES

A new partnership between Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, and Japanese specialist chemical manufacturer, Piotrek, will see Australian-developed battery technologies commercialised globally within the next five years. The collaboration will enable the next generation of...

INEOS to invest $2bn in Saudi Arabia

INEOS signs agreement with Saudi Aramco and Total to build its first ever plants in the Middle East. The three world-scale plants will produce the key building blocks for carbon fibre, engineering polymers and synthetic...

Upcycling process brings new life to old jeans

A growing population, rising standards of living and quickly changing fashions send mountains of clothing waste to the world’s landfills each year. Although processes for textile recycling exist, they tend to be inefficient and...