Corrosion Technology Forum 2018

This week don’t forget to attend the Corrosion Technology Forum 2018, ‘Domain Of Corrosion’ on 7 & 8 June in Bangalore. Lined up with some of the well-known speakers of international repute, the conference showcase the best of corrosion protection technologies and solutions used in various sectors. Successfully implemented solutions in the oil & gas industry, refineries, infrastructure, power plants and chemical plants, will provide a learning curve for industry peers.
Before the real action begins, here is a sneak peek into the galore of knowledge that the speakers will coat through the two-day conference.

Corrosion Technology Forum 2018

Total, Domo inaugurates €60 million benzene project

Total Raffinerie Mitteldeutschland and Domo Chemicals have inaugurated the 60-million-euro benzene production and extraction joint project in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. This project consisted in constructing a new unit at the refinery that enriches an intermediate product from the gasoline production, transporting this benzene-cut through a 1.6 km pipeline and feeding a new Domo’s unit to produce chemical products. Both units started operation at the beginning of 2018, after a 3-years and accident-free construction period. Domo and Total have been working closely together for years. Read more


Tata Chemicals Limited has completed the sale and disposal of its phosphatic fertilisers business and the trading business comprising bulk and non-bulk fertilisers to IRC Agrochemicals Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Indorama Holdings BV. Tata Chemicals has received the consideration of Rs. 872.84 crores from IRC. Thus, on completion of the transaction, the divestment business of the company pursuant to the BTA stands transferred to IRC Agrochemicals effective June 1, 2018. Earlier this year the Company also announced the completion of sale of the urea business to Yara Fertilisers India for a consideration of Rs.2682 Cr. Read more


SK Capital Partners has entered into an agreement to acquire SI Group, a leading global developer and manufacturer of performance additives and intermediates. Headquartered in Schenectady, New York, SI Group operates 20 manufacturing facilities on five continents with more than $1 billion in annual sales and over 2,800 employees worldwide. SI Group is being acquired from the descendants of W Howard Wright, who founded the company in 1906. At the close of the transaction, SK Capital will combine SI Group and Addivant, a leading global supplier of additives including antioxidants, antiozonants, inhibitors, polymer modifiers and UV stabilizers. Read more

Chemistry of Nail Polish

Painting your nails with nail polishes may not look like a complex chemical process, but there is much more in it than what seems to eyes. In this article, let’s look at distinct chemistry coming up together to color your nails beautifully.  First, let us know about what nail polish basically is. Nail polish or nail varnish is a lacquer used to apply to human nails, mainly for the purpose of decoration and protection. Nail polish was originated in china, dating back to 3000 BC. During the Zhou Dynasty, that is around 600 BC, royal houses used to prefer color gold and silver; later replaced by red and black as favorites. Read more