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Cefic predicts ‘modest’ growth for EU chemicals despite global challenges

Added: 17 Jul 2018

Cefic, the European Chemical Industry Council, has predicted modest production growth of 1.5% for t…

Wood wins £3 mill Dounreay services contract

Added: 17 Jul 2018

Wood has won a four-year contract valued at up to £3 million to supply services for Scotland’s Doun…

Carbon capture and storage CCS

MPs lead call for greater hydrogen role in climate targets

Added: 11 Jul 2018

A cross party inquiry by MPs has concluded that the creation of a market for hydrogen will help ena…

Nuclear AMRC hails new sector deal

Added: 10 Jul 2018

Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) CEO Andrew Storer has welcomed the new nuclea…

UKOOG disappointment over committee’s shale report

Added: 10 Jul 2018

UK Onshore Oil & Gas (UKOOG) chief executive Ken Cronin has given a lukewarm response to the Housin…

Connectivity can safeguard the chemicals sector

Added: 2 Oct 2018

While the chemicals sector must react as best it can to politicaleconomic pressures that it cannot …

solar cells

Push to meet EU coal-to-solar target sparks major acquisition

Added: 27 Jun 2018

Sun Investment Group (SIG) has acquired 15% of Poland’s solar energy market, in anticipation of the…

BPMA urges government to act on CE mark issue

Added: 25 Jun 2018

British Pump Manufacturers Association head Steve Schofield has welcomed the recent top level meeti…

Longannet power station

UK coastal power station at serious risk from floods, says report

Added: 20 Jun 2018

Coastal power plants in the UK will be at increased risk of flooding from rising sea levels and fla…

Temperature control pioneer Peter Huber dies at 77

Added: 18 Jun 2018

Peter Huber, a pioneer in the development of temperature control technology and founder of the inte…

Picking vacuum technology for chemical and pharma processing

Added: 25 Jul 2018

Selecting the right vacuum technology for chemical and pharmaceutical processing applications is of…

Predictive maintenance guarantees safe water

Added: 15 Jun 2018

When drinking water supply could have been compromised by the threat of bearing defects and the sol…

Three OGI cameras were employed to check plant integrity at the BP Chemicals Saltend site.

Chemicals manufacturers’ global sales buck Brexit downturn fears

Added: 14 Jun 2018

The UK’s top privately owned chemicals and coating manufacturers have bucked fears of a Brexit down…

University launches £7.5 million Northern Ireland advanced manufacturing technology site

Added: 14 Jun 2018

Queen’s University Belfast has opened a new £7.5 million state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing te…

Manufacturing bosses hit by pay halts, bonus cuts and 44 days unpaid work

Added: 12 Jun 2018

Manufacturing sector managers have seen their pay rises halted, bonuses cut by more than a third an…

Government to look at state investment to ensure new electricity supply

Added: 5 Jun 2018

The Government has indicated that a major public investment is likely in the development of a new n…

New association to lead fatbergs crackdown

Added: 5 Jun 2018

A new association has been launched to lead the fightback against the UK’s ‘biggest’ sewage challen…

Monitor wins Frost & Sullivan 2018 new product award

Added: 4 Jun 2018

Membrane technology expert Modern Water has won global industry analysts Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 ne…

NWED: Women in Engineering Day

UK ‘trumps’ US for engineering startups (thanks to London)

Added: 4 Jun 2018

New research suggests that the UK no longer lags behind the USA when it comes to business startups …

Kent Introl’s OEM valve diagnostics service benefits major European oil refinery

Added: 31 May 2018

A leading European oil refinery had suffered long term operational issues with a poorly performing …