Oct 10th, 2017

No Drastic Changes: ACC Assures That the Global Chemical Industry Is Steady

According to the most recent Global CPR Index, chemistry production around the globe has not been affected much by Hurricane Harvey. While the solid pace of development was pulled back by the effect of the cataclysm, the overall production in fact rose 0.4% in August, which is lower than in July, yet not nearly as […]...

Oct 3rd, 2017

Argentina Disputes the Increase of U.S. Duty for Biodiesel

The Argentinian government is considering all possible options to abolish an increase in a duty for biodiesel fuel imposed by the U.S.  Exceeding 50%, the duty is inconsistent to the standards and methodology accepted by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The Ministry of Foreign and Religious Affairs of the country is expressing a dissent on […]...

Sep 25th, 2017

U.S. Specialty Chemicals Markets Show Slight But Sustainable Growth

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) informs that the U.S. specialty chemicals market entered the third quarter on a solid note. Specialty chemicals market volumes started to grow in May and showed 0, 6% gain in June and 0.4% in July. ACC analyzed the activity of 28 specialty chemical markets and presented the data on the […]...

Sep 18th, 2017

Self-Healing Rubber by Harvard Engineers

A group of scientists from Harvard College of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have invented a material that helps to create a tire able to self-heal after a puncture. This is a new type of rubber which is as strong as natural and at the same time able to renovate the damage. It is been […]...

Sep 11th, 2017

Noncatalytic Approach for Amine Production

Amines are crucially important for the production of many active pharmaceutical ingredients, functional materials and agrochemicals. Therefore, producers strongly require novel and effective technologies of nitrogen production. A simple but efficient technology was designed at Rice University, Houston. The researchers believe that their new noncatalytic method is a more scalable and eco-friendly alternative to transition-metal-catalyzed […]...

Sep 4th, 2017

Russian Polystyrene Market Is Stagnating

The production volume of polystyrene in the Russian Federation has remained practically unchanged for the last three years. Therefore, the polystyrene market is currently in stagnation. Thus, in 2016 the production of polystyrene was almost 538.000 tonnes, which is by 0.3% more than production volume in 2015. The development of the chemical industry as a […]...

Aug 28th, 2017

How the U.S. LNG Can Carve Out a Niche in the EU

Under the competitive climate at the European market, the U.S LNG suppliers will struggle through a sort of difficulties on the way to strong market positions in this sector. Even if the U.S government and businessmen are unitedly able to sideline GAZPROM, it will take vast financial investments as well as time for American LNG […]...

Aug 21st, 2017

New Technology of American Entrepreneurs Will Help to Reduce Phosphorus and Nitrogen Pollution

Clearas Water Recovery, the company from the city of Missoula, Montana, has patented the technology of cleaning water from phosphorus and nitrogen in water-treatment stations. The aim of the chemical engineers was to prevent the poisoning of local waterways with the chemicals, which cause fatal harm to aquatic flora and fish. The technology involves the […]...

Jul 26th, 2017

USA:  Phthalates Are Detected In Most Cheese and Macaroni Foods

The study carried on by the Coalition for Safer Processing & Packaging discovered that despite the ban on phthalates in the U.S., they have been detected in a variety of pasta and cheese products. Dangerous chemicals are found in processed, natural and powdered cheese in high concentration which may lead to hormone disruption and developmental […]...

Jul 26th, 2017

Honeywell Helps a Saudi Arabian Company Construct Advanced Alkylbenzene and Other Petrochemical Production Facility

Farabi Petrochemicals Company, Saudi Arabia has started expanding the production of biodegradable detergents. For this purpose, it is constructing a new facility in Yanbu which is expected to be finished within the next three years. A new complex will be equipped with Universal Oil Products technologies from Honeywell, a top ranking company that provides a […]...

Jul 18th, 2017

U.S. Polymer Boom as a Result of the Shale Revolution

Due to the shale revolution, oil and gas production in the U.S. has risen by 57% that consequently increased the production of by-products such as propane, ethane and butane. The low price of these raw materials contributed to the rapid development of the polymer industry, which so far has received more than $180 billion of […]...

Jul 5th, 2017

U.S. Chemists Invented a New Method of Sample Collection

The chemists from the University of Louisiana have developed a new operative method for the collection of samples of different kinds of substances. A basic probing in the criminalistic examination is fingerprinting, which is carried out in two stages. First, they collect the traces. The selected area is covered with the reagents and then applied […]...

Apr 26th, 2017

Scientists And Politicians: Ongoing Formaldehyde Infighting

Historically the scientific world has encountered difficulties when disclosing the facts about the hazardous effects of commercially produced chemicals. It is mainly due to the continual interference by industrial lobbies on science that downplay the significance of human health and environment protection research. Among the recent standoffs between scientists and politicians is formaldehyde manufacture. Franklin […]...

Apr 26th, 2017

Global Nonwoven Materials Market: Major Development Trends

Currently, the global market for nonwovens is actively developing. According to Americhem marketing director Robert Baldi, there have been two major trends in the market of nonwoven materials, namely, the great demand for nonwoven fabrics from Asian countries and the diversification of nonwovens in Europe and the United States. Reviewing Robert Baldi’s comments, it can […]...

Apr 18th, 2017

American Chemist Has Proposed a Cost-Effective Technology of Recycling Plastic into Diesel Fuel

Annually, 8 million of plastic are sent to landfill. Only 5 percent of all postconsumer plastics in the world plastic are recycled, as a consequence, there are 150 million tonnes of plastic congested in the world’s water. Environmentalists warn that in 30 years the plastic will displace fish from the natural habitat. Despite the problem […]...

Apr 12th, 2017

Intercontinental Exchange Is Going To Reverse the Pattern of Global LNG Trade

Against the backdrop of increasing volumes of international LNG trade and active participation of suppliers and traders in the market, exchange operators have taken much interest in tradable instruments. So, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the largest exchange operator in the United States, together with the S&P Global Platts, a provider of market information, is planning […]...

Apr 6th, 2017

Australian LNG Plants Will Operate Below Their Installed Production Capacity

Chevron interrupts liquefied natural gas (LNG) funding in Western Australia and focuses on the investment return of the already launched projects, the investment asset of which is estimated at 88 billion dollars. This decision owes to the price fall for hydrocarbons. As it turned out, the economic return of small projects is considerably higher than […]...

Apr 6th, 2017

Iran Increases the Petrochemical Capacity Due To the Launch of New Facilities

In a new Solar Hijri year which starts on March 22, National Iranian Petrochemical Company (NIPC) is expected to launch a number of projects. Iranian media announced this fact citing the information from the company’s press agency. Last year Iran successfully started six new petrochemical plants including urea and ammonia unit at Shiraz petrochemical plant, […]...

Mar 7th, 2017

Minnesota Chemical Engineers Break the Mould in Tire Production

Chemical engineers from The University of Minnesota have lodged an application for a patent for a new rubber technology. They offer to produce car tires from grasses and cellulose. This technology is a step towards the green revolution in the tire production industry.  Biomaterials suggested by the researchers are widely available and renewable in comparison […]...

Mar 3rd, 2017

Levulinic Acid Is the Future of Green Chemical Industry

Bio-on and Sadam Group are initiators of an ambitious innovative technology project aimed at the development of new industrial processes which will be in equal measure friendly to the environment, cost-efficient and competitive. On this count, the project makers give the top priority to levulinic acid, a major component of the future chemical production. According […]...