Fracturing chemicals and fluids market driven by rising energy demand

The global fracking chemicals & fluids market size was valued at $23.98 billion in 2016, and is projected to grow at an estimated CAGR of 10.3 percent from 2017 to 2025. Growing energy demand for energy owing to the increasing population is expected to be the key factor driving market growth , according to a report by Grand View Research. Chemicals are added to water and sand to obtain the desired mixture of fracking fluid. Read more


Bayer AG and Rothamsted Research have entered into a strategic framework agreement to improve collaborations in scientific areas, that will support the development of more customized agronomic solutions for farmers. Building on a track record of collaborations, the partners are forming this strategic alliance to support a digital revolution for detecting. Read more



EPA, Pharmacia to address Kanawha River dioxin contamination

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has entered into a consent agreement with Pharmacia LLC on a cleanup plan to address dioxin contamination at the Kanawha River Superfund Site, in West Virginia. The cleanup work focuses on a 14-mile stretch within the Kanawha River beginning at the confluence of the Kanawha and Coal rivers. Read more


Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) said that it is increasing prices for all products in its North American product care division. The increases will be effective 1 September 2017. The price adjustments are the result of increase in resin costs of over 7 percent since the start of the year with over 9 percent of additional increases expected to be announced in the near term. Read more