Deadly chemical weapon attack kills dozens in Syria


Deadly chemical weapon attack kills dozens in Syria

DAMASCUS, SYRIA: At least 70 people have been killed in a suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Khan Sheikhoun in north-western Syria. And more than hundreds suffered symptoms reliable with reaction to a nerve agent after what the opposition and Western powers said was a Syrian government air strike on the area. The Syrian military denied using any chemical agents, while its ally Russia said an air strike hit a rebel depot full of chemical munitions. Activists and witnesses said warplanes. Read More

Clariant opens new bleaching earth production site in Indonesia

MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND: Clariant has officially opened a new bleaching earth production site for its functional minerals business unit in Gresik, Indonesia. The new production site supplements Clariant’s existing manufacturing capacity and expands its footprint in the emerging Asia-Pacific region. Clariant’s business unit functional minerals supplies customers worldwide with speciality products based on bentonite. Following the continuing success of its Tonsil bleaching earth, it initiated a global capacity expansion plan. Read More

BASF publishes its first palm progress report

LONDON, UK: BASF is launching its first palm progress report. As one of the leading global processors, BASF is presenting its roadmap for sustainable palm, its collaboration along the value chain and the progress it is making in driving physical transformation in oleo derivatives. One of BASF’s key renewable raw materials is palm kernel oil and its primary derivatives which are mainly used for the production of ingredients for the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners’ industries, as well as in human nutrition. Read More

SuperFood to SuperSkin

In today’s world, youngsters are more focused on grooming and improving their appearance. To enhance their personality, across the world youngsters are using more of skin brightening, skin whitening creams or lotions. Added to this, the changing lifestyles of consumers, increasing incomes and rising importance of beautification, has helped grow the global cosmetic skin care market. The skin care market is also seeing the use of natural active ingredients based cosmetics, as a way to connect better with the environment-conscious consumers. Read More