Indian pharma industry: Reinvent the game


Indian pharma industry: Reinvent the game

The Indian pharma industry is well on its way to becoming a $55 billion industry by 2020. At present, the country is proudly said to be the third largest pharmaceutical industry in the world. India continues to be the largest exporter of generic drugs to the US and even in this year, over 40 percent of the new drug approvals were from India. The country does still boast of having the largest number of facilities approved by US and other countries. Looking at our vast experience and plethora of opportunities in the near term, we can surely take the pharma industry to newer heights. Read More

 

Colorado Wheat Research Foundation Inc (CWRF), Albaugh LLC and Limagrain Cereal Seeds LLC (LCS) have launched the first two new herbicide-tolerant CoAXium wheat production system varieties. Incline AX and LCS Fusion AX, both hard red winter wheats, will be launched in the fall of 2018 with certified seed available to growers in Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Montana and parts of Oregon and Washington. LCS Fusion AX is marketed by LCS, and Incline AX will be marketed under the PlainsGold brand by CWRF. Read More

 

In an interview, Jim Yano, Vice President – Marketing, Mass Spectrometry Division, Agilent Technologies Inc and Bharat Bhardwaj, Country Manager (India), Agilent India Pvt Ltd, with Chemical Today Magazine talk about the need for smarter analytical tools that can match the pace and need of the industry. Their new product, Ultivo, encompasses the benefits of being much simpler, yet giving much faster and accurate analytical throughput. Product insight-Agilent has introduced the newest member of its family of triple quadrupole liquid chromatography-mass spectrometers (triple quad LC/MS) – the Ultivo triple quad. Read More

In an interview, Ravi Doshi, Director (Marketing), Oswal Industries Limited with Chemical Today Magazine discusses at length about the valves industry and its potential in the global market.By Debarati Das-Trends and development in the valves industry: Typically, advances in industrial valve technology occur at a slower, more evolutionary pace than in more technology-intensive industries. Because of this, valve producers usually alter minor parameters, such as changing the materials of construction (for example, using plastics instead of metals) or tweaking the design (developing, for instance, high-performance trunnion mounted ball valve, top entry valves with better features than standard ball valves).  Read More

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Pulp & paper processing chemicals market to expand at high growth rate


 

Chemical pulping is the process of converting wood chips, with the help of certain chemicals, into paper pulp, utilized further for producing paper. This method utilizes chemical cooking, in which single cellulose fibres are obtained as an outcome of the breaking up of wood or some similar raw materials. There are various chemicals that can be used to carry out the chemical pulping process. Read more

 

 Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change (MoEF&CC), India and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as a part of their commitment to completely phase-out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) by the year 2030 in India, have organized several national level workshops on implementing energy efficiency and phasing out HCFCs in the building sector. These workshops were organized by Ozone Cell, MoEF&CC with support from Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
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The North America wood preservative coatings market is estimated to be valued at more than $2,000 Mn by 2017 end, and is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.2 percent over the forecast period to be valued at more than $3,300 Mn by 2027 end. The wood preservative coatings market in the region is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 4.9 percent in terms of volume over 2017–2027, according to a report by Future Market Insights. North America is anticipated to reach 868,047 tonnes by 2027 end from 539,973 tonnes in 2017. Read more

 

 
GE Additive has unveiled the first beta machine developed as part of its Project A.T.L.A.S program. The meter-class, laser powder-bed fusion machine has been developed to provide manufacturers of large parts and components with a scalable solution that can be configured and customized to their own specific industry applications. Project A.T.L.A.S (Additive Technology Large Area System) is GE Additive’s company-wide program to develop the next generation large additive machines. Read more

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Self-healing hydrogels and its industrial applications


Self-healing hydrogels and its industrial applications

Hydrogels are water-swollen, cross-linked polymeric structures produced by reactions of monomers or by hydrogen bonding. Hydrogels are composed of two constituents. One constituent is hydrophilic polymers like polyvinyl alcohol,sodium polyacrylate, acrylate polymers and copolymers, while the second constituent is water. Hydrogels possess the hydrophilic quality which makes them a good analog for natural tissues and they even tend to mimic the flexibility and other textural qualities of biological media. Read More

 

A Schulman Inc (SHLM) has launched the first PA6-12T plastic material for 3D printing using selective laser sintering. This new glass filed material is launched by Prodways, one of Europe’s leading manufacturers of industrial 3D printers, and is the result of an exclusive partnership between the two companies. In November 2016, A Schulman and Prodways announced the signature of an exclusive strategic partnership.Less than 12 months, the collaboration between A Schulman’s and Prodways’ R&D teams has led to the launch of PA612-GB 3800, the first PA6-12T plastic powder on the 3D printing laser sintering market. Read More
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF) said that is honouring the 50th anniversary of its Master Perfumer, Carlos Benaim with a series of celebrations throughout the next year. Born in Morocco and the son of a pharmacist, Benaim was fascinated by the botanicals and essential oils used in his father’s business. After answering an ad for a position at IFF in 1967, his year of training culminated with an apprenticeship with the legendary perfumer Ernest Shiftan – the “father of perfumery” at IFF – and later, trained with Bernard Chant (late IFF perfumer). Read More

Bayer AG has appointed Heiko Schipper (48), deputy executive vice president of Nestle SA, to its board of management, effective 1 March 2018. He will succeed Erica Mann as the head of the consumer health division, which is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. Mann has announced that she does not intend to extend her contract, which was scheduled to run until 31 December 2018. As it has been possible to find a successor at an earlier date, Mann has asked the supervisory board to be able to hand over leadership of the consumer health business and leave the company effective 31 March 2018. Read More

Cracking: Breaking up larger molecules


Cracking: Breaking up larger molecules

Cracking in petro chemistry, organic chemistry and petroleum geology is the process in which complex large hydrocarbons are broken down into lighter hydrocarbons molecules, by breaking carbon-carbon bonds. The end products from this process are strongly dependent on the temperature and catalysts present. For the commercial production of gasoline and diesel, Cracking is the most important process. Read more

 

A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimates that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane. A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimates that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane. Read more

 

 
BASF SE has launched the next generation of its industry-leading Fortress fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst for heavy residuum (resid) oil feedstock applications for the refining market. Fortress NXT has been enhanced to deliver superior metals passivation and activity maintenance while keeping hydrogen and coke production low. For refineries, this creates the opportunity for profit maximization. Read more

 

 
Solvay SA and Strata Manufacturing, a wholly owned business of Mubadala Aerospace have signed a joint venture (JV) agreement, to supply Boeing with advanced composite materials from a high-tech facility to be built in Al Ain, UAE. The 50:50 joint venture will be the UAE’s first supplier of pre-impregnated carbon fibres, also referred to as “prepreg”. Read more

Role of Alcohol in general chemistry


Role of Alcohol in general chemistry

An alcohol is an organic compound wherein the hydroxyl functional group (–OH) is bound to a saturated carbon atom. For a compound to be an alcohol it must be an oxygen hydrogen group (-OH) or of a hydroxyl group. Alcohol is an organic compound that comes in numerous varied forms or structures. Alcohols can also be considered as organic derivative of water in where one of the hydrogen atoms has been substituted by an alkyl group. Read more

 

One of the furthermost mystery that have confronted by the scientists in recent times is how it is probable for chemical structures to become biological systems. Scientists have many theories regarding how chemistry eventually turned into biology, but no conclusive theories. A new study published in the journal Nature Chemistry may have succeeded in identifying a critical compound for the transition between chemistry to biology that was responsible for the beginning of life, a “missing link” in the study of chemistry.Read more

 

A world liberated from poisonous and toxic chemicals is possible. And it’s in our hands. The op-ed by the Director of Navdanya International, the organisation that protects nature, the Earth’s biodiversity and people’s rights to seeds and food. Corporations are putting our lives and our environment at risk through a growing and improper influence over institutions, whose responsibility should be, instead, protecting people and the planet. Read more

Catalysis and its importance in chemical industry


Catalysis and its importance in chemical industry

Reactant needs to overcome specific energy, namely activation energy in respect to form products. The activation energy is the variance within the energy of transition state and the reactant species. Certain reactant molecules have adequate kinetic energy to overcome the energy restriction whereas others don’t. Thus, not all the reactions happen at the same rate in general states. Read more

 

 

Braskem and Danish-based Haldor Topsoe, a world leader in catalysts and surface science, have signed a technological cooperation agreement to develop a pioneering route to produce monoethylene glycol (MEG) from sugar. The agreement calls for the construction of a demonstration plant in Denmark, with operation slated to begin in 2019. Read more

 

 

Perstorp and 3D4Makers BV are developing a new generation of high quality, high-performance filament. As the world’s first fifth-generation 3D filament, Facilan enables applications previously unobtainable with other 3D printing materials. Developed jointly by Perstorp and 3D4makers, Facilan delivers fit-for-purpose filaments for 3D additive manufacturing. Read more

 

 

Lignin, a substance considered as a waste product in biomass and ethanol production, will now reach its proper value as bio-oil in new products. Lignin is a natural substance in biomass, but it is unwanted in processes like production of paper or ethanol. In those processes, lignin is considered as waste and is used as fuel in heat and power plants. Read more