For your eyes only!

For your eyes only!

5:43 AM, 1st December 2016

Editorial of Chemical Today magazine.

When a glossy red car, sporting a glint under the sun, zooms down the road, it’s sure to make many heads turn. And not just cars, youngsters today are constantly looking to make and create style statements with catchy clothes, gadgets, homes, furniture and just about everything around them. The vogue of the season is shiny, glossy and sparkling. And for all this, the pigment industry (responsible for colour) has come a long way.

Along with the glitter and the glaze, pigments today also offer additional properties such as high resistance to heat, light & weather, longer operational life and a wide range of colour variation. There is all the more focus on pigments that give superior performance and special effects. From wall paints to plastic furniture to inks used for packaging, pigments are just getting better with time.

To know more about the changing colour preferences and enhanced properties of pigments, read our ‘Sector View’ focusing on high performance and special effects pigments.

In connection with our pigments focus, we spoke to Clariant India and Meghmani Organics featured in our ‘Expert Viewpoint’ section.

The another industry that is constantly changing is the leather industry. The growth of the global leather market is mostly dependent on the market dynamics of the footwear, fashion and automobile industries. To know about the trends in the leather industry, take a look at our ‘Feature’ section.

Abuzz with Industry 4.0 or the fourth industrial revolution chatter, the industry is looking to create “smart factories.” Here the focus of the industry is on automation and data exchange in manufacturing technologies. Some of the prominent solutions it encompasses are cyber-physical systems, the Internet of things and cloud computing.

To know more about the trends and challenges, read what Deloitte has to say about Industry 4.0 and the chemical industry, in the ‘Insights’ section. Also, Industry 4.0: Industry in Transition, was the theme of discussion at the ARC Advisory conference held recently in Bangalore. A glance at our ‘Event Coverage,’ to know more about the industry views.

Adding to the topic is our interaction with Eckard Eberle CEO, Process Automation, Siemens AG, who gives an idea as to why digitisation is the need of the hour for the chemical industry (Expert Viewpoint).

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By Shivani Mody,

Editor In Chief.

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