Petrochemicals – Opportunities galore, take your pick

Petrochemicals – Opportunities galore, take your pick

6:16 AM, 30th November 2016

Editorial of Chemical Today magazine.

For a minute, close your eyes and think of different things. Say you think of colours, perfumes, soaps, cosmetics, trendy & fashionable clothes, designer cars, flashy gadgets etc. These are just a few of the products where petrochemicals have become an integral part of the manufacturing process. One cannot imagine the world without petrochemicals. Moreover, the demand for petrochemical and its intermediates is growing day by day.

According to the McKinsey analysis, demand for petrochemical intermediates, such as acrylic acid, acetic acid and propylene oxide, is likely to grow with the growth of the Indian economy. However, if necessary steps are not taken immediately then, a shortfall of over 25 million tonne a year could emerge by 2025.

In this area, Indian companies have the scope of getting onto the road and establishing a long-term business plan.

Further, amidst the rising concerns regarding depleting oil resources, a much naturally occurring option oleochemicals is rising as a potential fuel alternative in the industry.

Read all about it in our Sector View and Features, which highlights how the corporate sector can tap into the potential along with the support of the government.

In our ‘Expert Viewpoint’ section, understand the views of Dr Anjan Ray, regional commercial director –renewable energy and chemicals, Honeywell UOP, who gives an idea as to how the country can address its clean energy needs in an effective manner through the biofuels route. Also read what Arun Kumar Jain, managing director, Fluor Daniel India Pvt Ltd has to say about the gas process and treatment industry.

One of the critical areas in the chemical industry is the ‘Safety Concerns.’ Have a look in our Safety Watch section and see how CEFIC – the European Chemical Industry Council establishes the fact that chemical safety in the circular economy is ‘non-negotiable.’

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By Shivani Mody,

Editor In Chief.

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