Demand for water treatment chemicals to remain high

Demand for water treatment chemicals to remain high

A single day’s loss of steam production in an operational unit can cost manufacturing companies much more than the total expenses bore by companies, in the maintenance of their boilers during a span of one or two years. Boiler water treatment is essential – boiler systems require effective chemical treatment with accurate monitoring and control, according to a report by Future Market Insights. A badly serviced steam boiler is like a potential bomb. Read More


South Dakota Wheat Growers has acquired the 40-thousand-tonne dry fertilizer plant in Kimball, SD, that had been owned by Gavilon Fertilizer LLC.With this acquisition, the Kimball plant will become the largest capacity dry fertilizer plant in the Wheat Growers cooperative. Wheat Growers currently has 6 hub fertilizer plants located in Bath, Huron, Kennebec, McLaughlin, Oakes and Wolsey, with the largest being Wolsey with 31,200 tonnes of dry fertilizer storage. Read More


Clariant International Ltd has been appointed Judith van Vliet, a designer at its ColorWorks design and technology centre in Merate, Italy, as president of the colour marketing group (CMG).CMG is a not-for-profit, international association of colour design professionals from a wide range of industries who regularly collaborate to interpret, create, forecast, and select colours that enhance the function, value, and appeal of manufactured goods produced worldwide. Read More

Subdued ordering and a narrowing in the tonnage supply-demand gap from late 2018 is expected to support a recovery in the chemical shipping market, according to the latest edition of the Chemical Forecaster, published by global shipping consultancy Drewry.Drewry estimates that tonne-mile demand of chemical commodities will grow at 3.8 percent on a year-on-year basis in 2017, of which the organic trade is likely to grow only at 1.5 percent.By contrast, inorganic and veg oil tonne-miles are expected to increase by 6.3 percent and 6.5 percent. Read More