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11:15 AM, 20th February 2017
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Shell launches first global LNG market outlook

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) reached 265 million tonnes (mt) in 2016 – enough to supply power to around 500 million homes a year. This included an increase in net LNG imports of 17 mt.  Many expected a strong increase in new LNG supplies would outpace demand growth during 2016. Instead, demand growth kept pace with supply as greater than expected demand in Asia and the Middle East absorbed the increase in supply from Australia, according to Sh ...

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5:37 AM, 2nd January 2017
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Reliance Industries commissions new paraxylene plant in Gujarat

MUMBAI, INDIA: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) declared that it has successfully commissioned the first phase of Paraxylene (PX) plant at Jamnagar, Gujarat. This is a tribute to the visionary founder chairman of RIL, Shri Dhirubhai H Ambani, on his birth anniversary, said the company. The plant with a capacity of 2.2 mmtpa is built with state-of-the-art crystallisation technology from BP which is highly energy efficient and environment-friendly. With the commissioning of this plant, RIL&rsqu ...

10:47 AM, 28th December 2016
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High-performance additives to improve polymeric materials

In an interaction, Hermann Althoff, Senior Vice President, Performance Chemicals, Asia Pacific, BASF with Chemical Today magazine discussed his views about the new generation of light stabilisers. By Shivani Mody Launch of new generation of light stabilizers The performance of the plastic additives business is tied to those of the plastics industry as a whole. In many instances, it takes high-performance additives to pave the way for polymeric materials to become what they are today. Let me ...

9:52 AM, 28th December 2016
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BASF launches new generation of light stabilisers at K 2016

With Tinuvin 880 and Tinuvin XT55, BASF launches the latest generation of light stabilisers at K 2016, the world’s largest trade fair for plastics and rubber. Tinuvin 880 is based on a new chemistry that enables formulators to accurately adjust the car part performance to end applications and also ergonomics. Basically, this is a medium molecular weight light stabiliser, which provides significantly improved light stability especially in interior applications with the additional benefit o ...

8:02 AM, 28th December 2016
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Greener benzaldehyde for sustainable future

In an interview, Dr Anjali Patel, a professor at the Department of Chemistry’s Polyoxometalates and Catalysis Laboratory, Faculty of Science, The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda, India with Chemical Today magazine opens up about her path-breaking research on manufacturing environment friendly benzaldehyde with promising ways of enhancing magnitude of industrial applications. She has bagged two Indian patents for use of solid catalyst in the manufacturing of benzaldehyde and ...

11:59 AM, 27th December 2016
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Chemical suppliers keep pace with global personal care markets

By Alton Adams Chemical companies are working hard to satisfy the growing demand for ingredients that go into personal care products for the skin, hair, oral care and other applications. As a large, rapidly expanding and increasingly diverse market, product ingredients represent special challenges for chemical companies. Today’s consumers want more, they want quality and they want it now. But opportunities are evident as well, driven by a growing middle class in the East, an ageing popula ...

10:51 AM, 27th December 2016
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New solution for GHS-compliant chemical container labels

Chemical manufacturers around the world have devoted considerable effort to adopting the globally harmonised system (GHS) of classification and labelling of chemicals. A new label stock, made from its proprietary Teslin substrate, that is engineered to make that job a little easier - PPG Teslin label stock, was introduced by PPG, a global manufacturer of coatings, paints and speciality materials. What is Teslin substrate? Manufactured exclusively at PPG’s plant in Barberton, Ohio, USA, ...

5:51 AM, 27th December 2016
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Industry 4.0 and the chemical industry

Catalysing transformation through operations improvement and business growth By Stefan Van Thienen, Andrew Clinton, Monika Mahto & Brenna Sniderman With more than 20 million people employed and annual sales of $5 trillion, the global chemicals industry serves as the backbone of many end-market industries such as agriculture, automotive, construction, and pharmaceuticals. Changes in the chemicals industry — such as the rise of the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0 — ...

11:46 AM, 26th December 2016
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Sartime Horological at Surface & Coating Expo 2016

In an interview, Dr V Ravichandran, Director, Business Development, Sartime Horological Pvt Ltd with Shivani Mody, Editor, WOC TV, talks about water recycling. As one of the speakers in the conference, kindly elaborate on your talk and some advantages for the industry. We are in the business of recycling water from the plating as well as the painting industry. There is always water shortage in every industry. Instead of taking water from outside, the waste water generated is treated properly. ...

11:10 AM, 26th December 2016
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Application Reader Technology: the art of innovation

Application Reader Technology (ART) device quantifies paint feel, helps manufacturers understand consumer preferences for architectural paints. By K Abraham Vaynberg While paint colour is an important consideration for paint chemists and design professionals, paint application “feel” is key for those doing the painting. Paint producers understand that the ease or difficulty of rolling out the paint can form a lasting impression on consumers and strongly influence their percept ...

10:43 AM, 26th December 2016
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ARC Advisory Forum- confluence of global innovative technology

Global technological providers gave an insight on ways in which the industry is achieving manufacturing excellence with Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). By Debarati Das Industry leaders recently got together to discuss the “Industry in Transition: Navigating the New Age of Innovation,” at the 14th India Forum organised by the ARC Advisory Group. The two-day forum saw enthusiastic participation from both the process and discrete industries. Held on 7 & 8 July, in Bengaluru, ...

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