An unhealthy sleep – how safe are mosquito coils?
The annual worldwide consumption of the four major types of residential insecticide products are — aerosols, mosquito coils, liquid vaporizers, and vaporizing mats. Mosquito coils are burned indoors and outdoors in regions like Asia, Africa, and South America. Mosquito coils consist of an insecticide/repellant, organic fillers capable of burning with smoldering, binder, and additives such as synergists, dyes, and fungicide. N,N-Diethyl-Meta-Toluamide (DEET): DEET is a registered pesticide. It is the most effective, and best studied, insect repellent currently on the market. Read More
BASF SE has received the first global registrations in Australia and India for the new active ingredient, Inscalis insecticide. The company anticipates further registrations in the US, Canada, Mexico, China, and Argentina. The active ingredient was discovered by the Japanese company Meiji Seika Pharma Co Ltd (Meiji) and the Kitasato Institute, specifically 2015 Nobel Prize recipient, Doctor Satoshi Omura, and co-developed with Meiji. BASF also reached the next milestone for the insecticide active ingredient Broflanilide. The company submitted the regulatory dossier in the US, Canada, Mexico, India and Australia. Read More
Kanoria Chemicals & Industries is setting up a formaldehyde plant with a capacity of 1,00,000 tonne per annum at Naidupeta, District Nellore in the State of Andhra Pradesh. The company has received the Environmental Clearance for the same from the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India. Kanoria Chemicals is a manufacturer of chemical intermediates. Apart from chemicals, it has diversified business interests including automotive and industrial electronics, renewable energy and textiles. Read More
AkzoNobel NV has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent shares of Fabryo Corporation SRL (Fabryo), becoming the leader in the Romanian decorative paints market. The transaction includes two production facilities and six distribution centres for decorative paints, adhesives and mortars, including one of the largest decorative paints factories in the region, with capacity for further expansion. The business generated revenue of around €45 million in 2017 and is the only player with both a leading product portfolio for consumers as well as professional segments in the Romanian market, including brands Savana, APLA and InnenWeiss. Read More
Why Calcium Oxide is known as a versatile chemical?
Calcium oxide (CaO) known as a versatile chemical is a frequently used industrial compound. It’s a major and essential commodity chemical in industries like steelmaking and aerated concrete production since it is very cost-effective. However, Calcium oxide’s versatility has made it most demanded industrial compound, and is as well responsible for making it one of the most versatile chemicals in history. Generally calcium oxide is referred to as quicklime or burnt lime. It possesses a property of white crystalline solid at room temperature, and it is also highly caustic. Read More
Automotive appearance chemicals are crucial in vehicle maintenance. Automotive
appearance chemicals are high-performance chemicals used to improve shine, gloss and durability of vehicles. These chemicals also protect and retain the visual appeal of vehicles. There are different types of automotive appearance chemicals available in the market which includes wheel care, tyre shine, interior-exterior care, glass cleaner, paint cleaning and protection, paint restoration and many more. Car wash soap removes dirt and soot without detaching the vehicle’s wax protection. Read More
In a major milestone for domestic company Biocon Limited, the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has approved its biosimilar Pegfilgrastim for cancer, co-developed with Mylan NV. Pegfilgrastim (Fulphila) will represent a more affordable treatment for oncology patients, says Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw in an interview with TOI. Fulphila, which will have the first-mover advantage in the US, is expected to contribute to Biocon’s revenue in FY19, as well as to its profits through a profit-share arrangement with Mylan. What is the timeline of launch of Pegfilgrastim in the US and other developed markets? Read More
By Rajesh Aggarwal: It is ironical that when about a third of all cultivators and about 47 percent of agricultural laborers in the country are women, they are not even recognized as farmers, as per data compiled by United Nations Organization. Even the Census conducted by the government excluded them from formal definition of ‘Worker’. It is recognized by almost everyone, not just in India but across the world, that women lead to an increase in the farm output and the yields. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization says that if women farmers have similar access to modern productive resources as their male counterparts, they can have 20-30 percent higher yields from their farms. Read More