Silanes-based waterborne coatings to see surging demand

Silanes-based waterborne coatings to see surging demand

Industry Insights: The global silane market size was valued at $1.48 billion in 2016 and is expected to ascend at a CAGR of 4.3 percent from 2017 to 2025. Silanes is a silicone-based compound with four organic or inorganic substituent groups attached to the central silicon atom. The product finds usage as a coupling agent, crosslinking agent, adhesion promoter, and resin additive in various applications, according to a report by Grand View Research Inc.The product is used as a coupling agent in rubber compounding to promote the coupling of non-black pigments to the polymer backbone. Read More


Transition-metal catalysts, such as nickel and cobalt, are widely used in industry to produce hydrogen and other useful compounds from natural gas. Researchers achieve this transformation through steam reforming, which is the process of heating methane with steam in the presence of the catalyst, thus producing hydrogen and carbon monoxide. Transition metals are known for their superior catalytic capabilities and researchers know that the most significant reactions occur at the surface of the catalysts. Read More


Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) has successfully commissioned and achieved design throughput of the world’s first ever and largest refinery off-gas cracker (ROGC) complex of 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) capacity along with downstream plants and utilities.The ROGC complex is a core component of RIL’s most innovative and world-scale J3 project at its integrated refinery-petrochemicals complex at Jamnagar, Gujarat.With the commissioning of ROGC complex, the largest ever expansion of RIL’s petrochemicals portfolio comes to a flawless completion. Read More


Royal Dutch Shell plc has completed the sale of the first phase of its Hong Kong and Macau LPG marketing business to DCC LPG. Shell continues to operate the LPG plant in Hong Kong, which is part of the second phase of the transaction.The sale of Shell’s entire LPG business in Hong Kong and Macau was announced on 5 April 2017 for an agreed total transaction value of approximately $ 150 million. As part of the sale, Shell-branded LPG products will continue to be available in Hong Kong and Macau via a long-term brand license agreement with DCC LPG. Read More