Anchor of country’s modern economy

The Australian chemistry industry is composed of more than 5,500 individual businesses, from small family-owned Australian businesses to multinational enterprises. Australia’s chemical industry is of strategic importance to the sustainable development of the country’s economy.Being one of Australia’s leading manufacturing sectors, Australia chemical sector directly employs over 60,000 people with most of them in highly skilled jobs, and contributes more than $11.5 billion to GDP in industry value add. Chemistry Australia CEO Samantha Read said, “We have an important story to tell. The business of chemistry is at the nucleus of the Australian economy; it provides inputs that enable 109 of Australia’s 111 industries.” Read More

By Shivani Mody: In an interview, Fabrizio Palmeri, Executive Vice President, Application Engineering, Kelvion Germany GmbH with Chemical Today magazine delves into the evolving growth of heat exchangers market to suit the changing needs of the chemical industry. Global trends in heat exchangers used in chemical industry.: We are continuously monitoring trends in the market, while keeping a close eye on a few basic indicators. When it comes to the development of the heat exchangers (HX) market, the most interesting of these indicators is activities related to reducing emissions. According to the projections of the IEA (International Energy Agency), energy efficiency will increasingly be the major source for emissions reduction. Read More

In an interview, Dr. Robin Kumar Dutta, Professor, Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University in Assam, India, with Chemical Today Magazine brings a ray of hope to millions of people affected by arsenic contaminated water by developing a low-cost filter to remove arsenic & iron from drinking water. Widespread calamities of arsenic contaminated drinking water in India: Arsenic is a toxic chemical element, which is present in some groundwater, usually in the forms of arsenite and arsenate. Chronic arsenic poisoning through contamination of drinking water causes several health problems including cancer which is affecting a large population of India especially in the floodplains of the Ganges and the Brahmaputra. Read More

Bond-Laminates GmbH, subsidiary of Lanxess is increasing production capacity for continuous fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites of the brand Tepex. LANXESS is currently building a new, fourth production hall of around 1,500 m2 at its Brilon site. Two additional production lines are scheduled to go into operation there in mid-2019. The company already produces innovative composites for the automotive industry and also for the electrical and sports industries on an area of around 5,000 m2. With this expansion, Bond-Laminates will create up to 30 new jobs. The LANXESS High-Performance Materials business unit is also investing in its global production network for high-performance plastics and is building a further compounding plant at its Krefeld-Uerdingen site. Read More

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