EcoVadis rates Croda’s environmental practices as outstanding

Croda, who create, make and sell innovative, sustainable, high performance speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere has this month been awarded EcoVadis Gold Status for the fourth time. Improving its...

New evidence of nuclear fuel releases found at Fukushima

Uranium and other radioactive materials, such as caesium and technetium, have been found in tiny particles released from the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors. This could mean the environmental impact from the fallout may last...

Chemicals confidence remains strong

EU Commission Business Survey data showed that chemical business trading conditions became more favourable in the third quarter of 2017, compared to the previous quarter of the same year. Company confidence was still above the...

Scientists recognised for outstanding contributions

DowDuPont Specialty Products Division named three scientists as 2017 Pedersen Award Medalists, the award named in honour of DuPont’s Nobel Laureate Charles J. Pedersen to recognise those who have made outstanding technical contributions. Awards went...

Research leads to new painkiller options

Scientists on the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in America have developed new opioid pain relievers that reduce pain on a par with morphine but do not slow or stop breathing,...

Green potential

A study has shown that the global chemical industry has the possibility to make an important contribution to a low carbon future. It demonstrates how solutions from the chemical sector could enable significant emission reductions...

Solvay and Henkel team up on sustainable farming project

Chemical company Solvay has expanded a project that has been designed to ensure that the raw materials it uses come from sustainable sources. The company is teaming up with global business Henkel in the Sustainable...

Silicon nanostructures could transform printing

Scientists have found a way to expand the colour spectrum used by printers using a novel nanostructure system. The current colour range for computers and printers is based on the sRGB (standard Red Green Blue),...

Air Products signs deals

Air Products, the world-leading industrial gases company which has been serving Guangdong in South China for 30 years, has signed a second long-term oxygen and nitrogen supply contract with a leading global materials supplier...

Product proves its worth

BASF presented a case study on the successful first use of its scratch-resistant iGloss® clearcoat technology in North America at the 29th annual SURCAR Conference. A global automotive manufacturer adopted the iGloss technology at one...