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7:00 AM, 14th October 2016

Covestro opens new polycarbonate plant; doubles capacity in China

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY: Covestro has opened two new world-scale production lines for polycarbonate resins with hi-tech technologies and energy saving processes, increasing its high-tech plastic production capacities by twofold (from 200,000 to 400,000 metric tonnes per year) at its site in Shanghai, China, to meet the growing demand for polycarbonates in Asia. “By increasing our polycarbonates production capacity in the region, we can adjust and respond even better to the varying needs of ou ...



5:31 AM, 4th October 2016

New research centre boosts UK-China scientific collaboration

SHANGHAI, CHINA: With the funding from the UK Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), the Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science (CEPAMS) was officially inaugurated in Shanghai (China) by Jo Johnson MP, the UK minister of state for universities, science, research and innovation and the president of CAS, Bai Chunli. The new centre will be one of two in China with devoted up-to-date laboratories in Beijing and Shangha ...

4:44 AM, 3rd October 2016

Customers know that their food has a story

In an interview, Gautam Grover, president, flavours at Sensient Flavors with Chemical Today magazine talks at length about how customers have become an integral part of the entire food industry by driving the trends and deciding on what goes inside a food packet. By Shivani Mody Tell us about Sensient flavours group? A flavour partner for some of the most beloved brands in the market, Sensient offers a full suite of product development services including customised flavours, applications exp ...

10:32 AM, 30th September 2016

Consumers will prefer fragrances that become their own signature

In an interview Jacqueline Reynders, global marketing manager (laundry & home care), Sensient Fragrances with Chemical Today magazine describes how the formulae of fragrances has changed over the time with customers becoming the main ingredient of aroma choices. By Shivani Mody Tell us about the Sensient Fragrances group? Sensient Fragrances SA is part of the Sensient Flavours & Fragranc­es Group, a unit of Sensient Tech­nologies Corporation. We hold a global position defined ...

11:17 AM, 29th September 2016

Ube Industries to increase lithium-ion battery capacity in Japan

TOKYO, JAPAN: In order to meet the growing demand for lithium-ion batteries used in automobiles, Ube Industries Ltd has decided to increase its capacity at its factory in Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture (Japan). The growth will take place after the current construction of new manufacturing plant, which is expected to be completed in April 2018. This brings the combined total production capacity for separators at the Ube Chemical Factory and Sakai Factory to 250 million square meters per annum. De ...

10:28 AM, 29th September 2016

Enhancing productivity & profitability with cutting edge lubricant technology

Shankar Karnik, general manager (industrial), ExxonMobil Lubricants Pvt Ltd with Chemical Today magazine talks at length about the dramatic change that the lubricants industry is undergoing and how the choice of the right lubricant for various applications can make a difference to the overall productivity. By Debarati Das Tell us about the growth of the lubricants industry in India? According to a recent industry statistic published in a leading financial daily, India’s growing economy ...

7:02 AM, 29th September 2016

Innovative solutions are the driving force of the chemical industry

Craig Rogerson, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Chemtura Corporation with Chemical Today magazine talks about the growth parameters, challenges and the innovative way forward for the global chemical industry.  Tell us about the dynamics of the company’s operations across the world. Chemtura is a global specialty chemicals company with revenue approaching $2 billion. We currently conduct business in 80 countries around the globe, with manufacturing sites in 11 count ...

10:59 AM, 28th September 2016

Farm to Face: going back to nature for skin care regime

In an interview Aditi Vyas and Mansi Vyas, directors, Azafran Innovacion with Chemical Today magazine talk about how the cosmetics industry is undergoing a drastic change with the rise of customer consciousness for organic and natural products over chemical alternatives and how we are going back to Mother Nature to find the answers to unleash beauty. What inspired both of you to enter the organic cosmetics domain in India? Our aspiration for natural beauty took an innovative form as a range of ...

9:30 AM, 28th September 2016

Build, Bond, Protect – the mantra for growth

In an interview, Rohit Aggarwal, vice president and managing director, Huntsman India with Chemical Today magazine talks about the latest trends of adhesives and surfactants industry in India and opens up about the measures that need to be taken for the growth of the industry. Give us an idea about the adhesives industry in India? Looking at industry statistics in the country, the total adhesives industry is approximately $1 billion. Some of the sectors that will further fuel the growth of adh ...

6:47 AM, 28th September 2016

BASF inaugurates new polyvinylpyrrolidone plant in China

LUDWIGSHAFEN, GERMANY/SHANGHAI, CHINA: BASF SE inaugurates a new plant for the producing of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) at its site in Shanghai, China. The plant will produce PVP K30 powder, a polymer utilized as a base for many applications including pharma excipients, cleansers, beauty care products and specialized applications. The generation of the new PVP plant grows its contact with customers in Asia-Pacific, particularly in China, with proceeded with dependable and fantastic supply. PVP ...

11:38 AM, 27th September 2016

Strengthening the backbone of Indian chemical industry

In an interview Shailendra Roy, senior executive vice president of power, heavy engineering & defence; whole time director and member of stakeholders' relationship committee, Larsen & Toubro Limited with Chemical Today magazine discusses at length about the growing dynamics of equipment industry for chemical process plants and the ways in which India can become a global leader by unleashing its domestic manufacturing capabilities. By Shivani Mody Give us an idea about the equipment lan ...

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