In this section we show news about chemical companies and other organisations.
Ambitious plans unveiled to invest in innovative research and development, creating jobs, growth and opportunity across the country.
Our modern Industrial Strategy is helping to support small businesses and improve productivity across the country. Some of the help available to small businesses from funding to guidance and advice.
The government’s modern Industrial Strategy is a long-term plan for boosting the productivity and earning power of people throughout the UK.
The Business Basics Fund supports projects that test methods of encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to boost their productivity through ways of working and technology.
Energy and Clean Growth Minister Claire Perry announced today the launch of the new joint government-industry Offshore Wind Sector Deal.
2019 JEC Aerospace Innovation Award recognises herone and development
partners Victrex and TU Dresden. Application on display at AIX in April.
Thomas Swan Advanced Materials are delighted to introduce our new concept in Graphene design.
The EliSolve design solution allows you to choose 5 variants from our range of Graphene 2D products, enabling you to effectively evaluate different chemical and physical characteristics.
Mention blockchain and what probably springs to mind is Bitcoin. The digital currency seems to hit the headlines on an almost daily basis. It’s making some people mega-rich (apparently). It’s making the banks nervous. But it’s making most of us wonder what the fuss is all about.
Blockchain technology does underpin cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. But its uses – and potential – go much further.
Here we explain what it is, where it fits into our business and, importantly, how it could benefit consumers.
London/Rotterdam – Unilever today announced it has acquired the holding company of graze, the UK’s leading healthy snacking brand.
When P&G announced our Ambition 2030 sustainability goals in April 2018 we included several global goals for packaging, including 100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2030.
Today, Shailesh Jejurikar, Global President Fabric & Home Care Sector and Executive Sponsor, Global Sustainability announced an additional company commitment during the Walmart Annual Sustainability Milestone meeting in Arkansas
BP, Virent Inc. and Johnson Matthey (JM) have signed an agreement that will further advance the commercialisation of Virent’s Bioforming® process for production of bio-paraxylene (PX), a key raw material for the production of renewable polyester.
On January 29th, Synthomer was invited to speak at the quarterly symposium of the NVVT (Dutch Association of Paint Technicians). The symposium in Utrecht, Netherlands is a forum for professionals in paints, varnishes, inks and related products. From Synthomer, Dirk Suehling provided insight in how Synthomer enables manufacturers to create paints for biocide-free end applications.
SABIC, a global leader in the chemical industry, today announced the launch of AMS31F filament, the company’s breakaway support material for fused deposition modeling. The new filament maintains rigidity during printing and provides exceptional pliability during post processing to enable easier removal of scaffolding at room temperature, which can help reduce the time required to produce finished parts. The new AMS31F filament is for use with SABIC’s ULTEM™ AM9085F filament, a high-performance polyetherimide (PEI) material that provides high heat resistance and mechanical strength which are optimal properties for potential aerospace applications, as well as for automotive, oil and gas and tooling applications.
Croda International Plc, the name behind high-performance ingredients and technologies that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere, is celebrating being awarded the 2019 Bio-Based World News Innovation Award for “Bio-based Industry Story of the Year”. Croda were nominated for an article detailing the launch of their new 100% bio-based, 100% renewable range of non-ionic surfactants, the ECO Range
UK shale leader INEOS finds gas in Bowland shale similar to levels found in US Barnett shale
The Barnett shale has created hundreds of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars of investment in the US
INEOS to carry out further tests in Spring of 2019
INEOS, one of the world’s leading manufacturing companies, is to invest £1 billion in the UK
INEOS will invest £500 million in the Forties Pipeline System, prolonging the life of the North Sea’s main oil and gas artery into the 2040s
INEOS will invest £350 million at Grangemouth in a new energy plant
INEOS will invest £150 million in Hull to build a 300,000 tonne per year VAM (Vinyl Acetate Monomer) plant
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, INEOS founder and chairman, says “INEOS is a supporter of British manufacturing and this £1 billion investment underlines our confidence in our business in the UK. These investments will ensure that our UK assets continue to be world class for many years to come
INEOS has today called for the government to increase the shale seismicity limit from an unworkable 0.5 to a more sensible level on the Richter scale.
The current 0.5 level is over 3,000 times lower than the 4.0 level typically found in the United States where over 1 million shale wells have been safely drilled.
INEOS believes the government’s current policy will do irreparable damage to the UK’s manufacturing base.
Sir Jim Ratcliffe, INEOS Chairman describes the government’s position as, “Unworkable, unhelpful and playing politics with the country’s future
Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd. announced today that Keith Wiggins has been appointed as its Non-Executive Chairman. Keith will join the Board on the 19th February 2019.
As the former President and Managing Director of Dow UK, Eire & Nordic, past President of the Chemical Industries Association and more recently as the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Board member of Nanoco Group Plc., Keith brings considerable experience and knowledge to the role from a career that has spanned thirty years in the chemical industry.
It’s no exaggeration to say technology is changing the world. From big data to bots, smartphones to space tourism, the way people access and interact with tech is evolving at a rapid rate.
So how can we harness the opportunities all this presents for sustainability?
At Unilever, our mission is to make sustainable living commonplace – and when it comes to doing so through technology, we’re starting with our very own value chain.
Gloucestershire’s Local Enterprise Partnership, GFirst LEP working in partnership with Cheltenham Borough Council are planning to create the UK’s first dedicated cyber park in Cheltenham. GFirst LEP have allocated £22million of local Growth Deal funding to the project.
The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is investing £1 million to bring low carbon technologies and clean growth to the Isles of Scilly.
INEOS Styrolution, the global leader in styrenics, announced today that its Luran® S material was recognised as a winner in the category “Future, Mobility & Parts” in the Automotive Brand Contest 2018. A formal announcement will be made at the “Mondial de l’Automobile” in Paris on October 2, 2018.
SABIC participated in the Glowork Career Fair for women in Riyadh from October 1 to 3 as a platinum sponsor, reflecting its strong support for the recruitment, retention and professional development of female talent, aligned with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030.
To help OEMs to meet the stringent regulatory and quality demands affecting the food equipment industry, Victrex is introducing a dedicated PEEK1 food grade portfolio at the Fakuma show in Germany. Compared to metals, the new “VICTREX FG™” family of high-performing thermoplastics offers additional benefits in terms of cost-effectiveness, productivity and performance for OEMs – and the neutral taste expected by consumers.
Taking on the challenge to develop a broader platform for new and existing AM technologies, the University of Exeter (UK) and Victrex, a world leader in high-performance Polyaryletherketone (PAEK)1 polymer solutions, have commenced work in a strategic partnership. The goal is to introduce next-generation PAEK polymers and composites whilst improving the performance of the underlying AM processes. This collaboration is driven by Victrex R&D and the University´s Centre for Additive Layer Manufacturing (CALM), a leading centre of excellence. The new alliance will focus on multiple AM technologies.
Taking on the challenge to develop a broader platform for new and existing AM technologies, the University of Exeter (UK) and Victrex, a world leader in high-performance Polyaryletherketone (PAEK)1 polymer solutions, have commenced work.
By 2025, our innovations in electric car battery materials aim to double the driving range of midsize cars from 300 to 600 km on a single charge. Batteries will be halved in size and their lifespans will be extended.
The Advanced Materials Division of Thomas Swan and Company Ltd – the leader in high quality Graphene materials production is exhibiting at the IDTechEx Graphene & 2D Materials Event on 14th and 15thNovember 2018, in Santa Clara, USA.