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“Decisive Actions” Needed for GCC Chemicals

Posted on December 15th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The traditional reliance of the chemical industry in the GCC region on cheap and plentiful feedstock is no longer a guarantee for competitive performance. “Changes are necessary” to remain a global chemical powerhouse, according to the chairman of the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). Continue reading ““Decisive Actions” Needed for GCC Chemicals” »

China Anti-Pollution Drive Takes Heavy Toll

Posted on December 11th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

China’s winter anti-pollution campaign at its major industrial bases could deal another blow to the country’s overall petrochemical production, already hit by shutdowns amid strict environmental compliance checks at factories throughout the year. Continue reading “China Anti-Pollution Drive Takes Heavy Toll” »

2017 ICIS Innovation Awards – Meet the Winners

Posted on November 11th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Now in its 14th year, the International Chemical Information Service (ICIS) Innovation Awards seek to recognize companies and individuals that show high levels of innovation in products and processes, as well as those that are leading sustainability progress. The judges of the Innovation Awards have spoken, and the overall winners for 2017 awards have been announced.

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Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control: The Benefits of a Holistic Approach

Posted on August 29th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

The existence of interrelationships between the domains of sustainability (processes, economics, politics and culture) is implied in our working definition of sustainability and alluded to in previous posts.  The existence of these interrelationships implies that superior sustainability can be achieved by considering all four domains holistically.  Continue reading “Sustainability in Instrumentation and Process Control: The Benefits of a Holistic Approach” »

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