Awards Dinner 2017


In addition to the Sustainable Innovation, Excellence in Training, Customer Service, Student of the Year and Coatings Care Awards, we have two new awards this year – Young Leader of the Year, and Corporate Social Responsibility initiative of the Year.

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£100 million Rutherford Fund to attract best researchers to the UK


Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson today (4 July 2017) confirmed the government is investing £100 million to attract highly skilled researchers to the UK through its new Ernest Rutherford Fund. The Rutherford Fund will provide fellowships for early-career and senior researchers, from the developed world and from emerging research powerhouses such as India, China, Brazil and Mexico, helping to maintain the UK’s position as a world-leader in science and research

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Sustainable Fuels UK Roadmap sets out clear goals for the UK aviation sector


Sustainable fuels have the potential to play an important role in achieving the UK’s ambition to reduce carbon emissions from transport.

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Government’s clean energy drive


Speaking today (Tuesday 20 June) at the Rushlight Showcase, Minister of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Claire Perry announced funding for 2 innovative clean energy projects which will create local investment opportunities across the country.

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Euston, This is Emission Control


Retrofit technology enables Johnson Matthey and partners to take a twelve-year-old bus and achieve emissions comparable to a modern bus

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The winners of the 2017 Chemical Industry Awards have been announced at a celebration dinner held at the Queens Hotel in Leeds on 15 June. Speaking to industry representatives in attendance, Chief Executive of the Chemical Industries Association Steve Elliott said: “The quality of our Award entries gets higher each year. I want to pay tribute to all who entered and congratulate all of our winners for their achievement. As these awards show, alongside the work our sector does day in day out, we are a winning industry. Thank you to the women and men who lead and work in our companies”.

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Brexit debate at 2017 BCF


The British Coatings Federation (BCF) held their 2017 Annual Conference in Manchester in May and the programme included a lively Brexit panel chaired by the BCF’s CEO Tom Bowtell, with Steve Elliott, Chief Executive of Chemical Industries Association (CIA), Terry Scuoler of EEF, Journalist and Broadcaster Isabel Oakeshott and Jan Van der Meulen, Managing Director of the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists' Colours Industry (CEPE).

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The distributor member companies of the Chemical Business Association (CBA) delivered a steady year-on-year health, safety, and environmental performance in 2016 according to the latest Indices of Performance Report.

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Preliminary results for the year


Robust performance in challenging markets; continued investment for future growth.

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Start of Major Capital Expansion at Hull


Croda International Plc, the speciality chemicals company who creates high performance ingredients and technologies relied on by industries and consumers everywhere, today (16 May 2017) announced the start of its major capital expansion project at its Hull manufacturing site in Yorkshire attended by the local Lord Mayor, MP and Councillors.

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Thomas Swan Establishes Expert Technology Advisory Panel as Carbon Nanotube Memory Commercialises


Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., recognised as one of the world’s leading suppliers of innovative nanomaterials including graphene, 2D boron nitride and single-wall carbon nanotubes, has announced the establishment of an experienced Technology Advisory Panel.

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Synthomer plc Acquisition of Perstorp Oxo Belgium AB


Synthomer plc (LSE:SYNT) ('Synthomer' or the 'Group'), a leading speciality chemicals company, today announces the acquisition of Perstorp Oxo Belgium AB (‘Perstorp Belgium’) from The Perstorp Group, a speciality chemicals innovator and supplier based in Sweden.

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Meeting Sustainability Needs of the Lubricants Industry


Croda Lubricants introduce their new brochure ‘Formulating with Confidence for the Benefit of the Environment’. Aimed at finished lubricant producers, it outlines the European Eco-label, Vessel General Permit and OSPAR regulations and the Croda products which meet them. The brochure illustrates the solutions from Croda by highlighting performance data and typical physical properties.

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Johnson Matthey opens market at London Stock Exchange to celebrate 200 years of inspiring science


Johnson Matthey is a global leader in science that makes the world cleaner and healthier. The company was founded in Hatton Garden in 1817 by Percival Norton Johnson as a gold assaying business. His pioneering work in determining precious metal content and refining precious metals quickly established his reputation for quality and accuracy.

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Johnson Matthey retains position in key sustainability rankings


In March Johnson Matthey received an 'AAA' MSCI ESG (environment, social and governance) rating for the fifth year in a row, the highest possible distinction, placing us above specialty chemicals industry peers. Scores are based upon a robust set of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) factors and assess a company's risk and performance against these.

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Collaboration for Accelerated Innovation in the UK Chemical Industry.


Croda International Plc, the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere, is today holding a technology exchange event with over 35 universities from across the UK at their global headquarters in Yorkshire.

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High performance Graphene Coatings brought one step closer by leading chemical manufacturer


Thomas Swan will announce to the British Coating Federation on 15th March 2017 the launch of a new Elicarb® Graphene product designed specifically for coatings formulators. Elicarb® Graphene Epoxy Dispersion is a cost effective, stable, easy to handle dispersion of Elicarb® Materials Grade Graphene powder for formulation into epoxy-based coating formulations. The product is available now in litre quantities for testing and evaluation.

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Award for Most Innovative Use of Green Chemistry


Croda International Plc, the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies, was honoured to receive the NYSCC Award for “Most Innovative Use of Green Chemistry” at The Future of Sustainability conference on February 15, 2017. Croda was recognised for its new 100% Bio-based ECO Range of ingredients, which will enable its customers to meet their goals of delivering 100% renewable, high-performance products to their consumers and reduce the nation’s reliance on fossil fuels. These high-performing, 100% renewable, 100% bio-based ethoxylates will be used across the multiple industries Croda serves including Personal Care

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Croda Announces £27 Million Investment at Hull


The £27 million investment is in line with the Group’s strategy of investing in faster growth markets. Croda will be able to satisfy growing demand for its renowned polymer additives.

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First product at ENVIA Energy's GTL plant


Velocys plc (VLS.L), the company at the forefront of smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at ENVIA Energy's GTL plant in Oklahoma City.

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Johnson Matthey 2016/17


Trading for the group in the third quarter was in line with our expectations. Sales of £876 million were 2% up on last year supported by good demand across many of our markets.

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P&G’s Head & Shoulders Creates World’s First Recyclable Shampoo Bottle Made with Beach Plastic


Today P&G announced that Head & Shoulders (H&S), the world’s #1 shampoo brand, will produce the world’s first recyclable shampoo bottle made from up to 25% recycled beach plastic.

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