Lintech Chosen as Manufactured Rubber Goods Distribution Partner for Evonik Corporation’s Inorganic Materials Business Unit


Lintech International, LLC has broadened its product offerings with a new partnership with Evonik Corporation’s Inorganic Materials Business Unit. On September 1, 2013, Lintech International, LLC will become the strategic distribution partner for Evonik Corporation’s Inorganic Materials Business Unit for the manufactured rubber goods market. Lintech will cover the entire U.S. representing the ULTRASIL® precipitated … Read More

Chemical Companies Rush to US Thanks to Low Natural Gas Prices


Scores of companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron, and Sasol plan to spend about $100 billion to build or expand chemical plants in the U.S., according to a tally kept by Dow Chemical, the biggest U.S. chemical maker by sales. Dow is spending $4 billion to build factories in Freeport, Tex., and reopen a plant in Hahnville, La., creating … Read More

Chemistry will Underpin Economic Growth


A cross-industry collaboration is trying to unite the UK chemicals sector, presenting a coherent voice to government and building a robust industry landscape founded on basic chemical feedstock manufacturing supporting innovation across all the chemical-using industries. At an informal meeting on 10 July, a group of industry leaders presented a draft of their Strategy for … Read More

PPG Industries’ CEO to Receive the ICIS Kavaler Award


The ICIS Kavaler Award, sponsored by The Chemists’ Club in recognition for outstanding achievement as voted on by his peers, will be awarded to PPG Industries chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch. This unique global chemical industry award will be presented to Mr. Bunch at a black tie dinner ceremony on Thursday, October 30, 2013, … Read More

Can the UK afford (not) to produce chemicals in 2050?


A new report has been issued by the University of Manchester’s Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research. The report was generated in collaboration with the North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC) following investigations into chemical sector greenhouse gas emissions. Funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the report highlights the role of industry, … Read More

Chemical Industry Facts and Figures


According to Chemical and Engineering News, after a slow 2011, chemical industry executives were ready last year to power up to meet what they hoped would be accelerating demand for their products. But the economy in 2012 did not send any strong currents of growth. This tested the ability of managers to find new ways … Read More

Technology Roadmap Report to Improve Chemical Industry Energy Use


The IEA, ICCA and DECHEMA jointly released today their new roadmap that explores how the chemical industry can further amplify catalysis and other related technology advances to boost energy efficiency in its production processes. Entitled “Technology Roadmap: Energy and GHG Reductions in the Chemical Industry via Catalytic Processes” (pdf), the report looks at measures needed … Read More

US Chemical Industry Opposing LEED Upgrade


Members of the US chemical industry have voiced their concern about proposed upgrades to LEED which they claim will have an unfair and adverse impact on business, and are lobbying Congress for the adoption of alternative green building standards. The Washington-based US Green Building Council will vote this month on proposed upgrades to its Leadership … Read More

Industry Applauds US Chemical Reform Bill


The US chemical industry is backing bipartisan legislation that would reform the law that controls chemical sales in the US for the first time since its enactment in 1976. But environmental groups do not share the enthusiasm. Chemical trade associations are hailing this revised version of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act, introduced in the Senate … Read More

Responsible Care Code Launched by American Chemistry Council


The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members launched a new Responsible Care Product Safety Code on May 6, 2013. Based on existing industry best practices, the Product Safety Code goes above and beyond regulatory requirements to manage the safety of chemicals in products that consumers rely on every day. The announcement comes as ACC … Read More