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John McGagh

‘This is not a time for fear’, says new IChemE president John McGagh

Added: 10 May 2017

John McGagh, who is currently chief digital officer at Australian power company Snowy Hydro, has be…

Manufacturing Barometer

Report warns half of all Scots jobs to be automated by 2030

Added: 8 May 2017

Nearly one in two jobs in Scotland are at risk of automation by the end of the next decade, suggest…

Honeywell expands chemicals footprint

European chemical sector records mixed fortunes in first quarter

Added: 25 Apr 2017

The European chemical sector has seen production output increase in certain subsectors, yet fall in…

EU/UK flags

Article 50: Chemical bodies call for ‘certainty’ as Brexit negotiations begin

Added: 29 Mar 2017

Cefic and the Chemical Industry Association have called for pragmatism ahead of Brexit negotiations…

Editor’s comment: chemicals sector awaits May's post-Brexit prescription

Added: 1 Mar 2017

As Michael Caine might have said, not a lot of people know that the small Scottish town of Prestonp…

Chemicals & materials: the challenges EU withdrawal will create

Added: 1 Mar 2017

Adapting to changing circumstances will be a key requirement for the chemicals sector, post-Brexit.…

EU ‘on cusp’ of losing hold as major industrial power

Added: 21 Feb 2017

The European Union is in danger of losing its status as a global industrial force, according to Eur…

Nuclear waste

Manchester Uni makes nuclear waste recycling leap

Added: 2 Jan 2017

Researchers at the University of Manchester have used pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) …

Case study: steam distribution network reboot aids chemical firm

Added: 22 Nov 2016

Chemical company reaps the cost and maintenance benefits of an upgraded steam distribution network …

Solvay chemicals plant, US

Trump win could unsettle European chemicals market, says Cefic

Added: 9 Nov 2016

Chemical businesses within the European Union face a short-term period of uncertainty following the…

Chemical challenge – UK industry seeks fresh industrial strategy

Added: 8 Nov 2016

Manufacturers are fighting for change in an already volatile industry, writes Robert Smith.

Biomass polymer

‘Nuisance’ polymer becomes biomass breakthrough

Added: 23 Oct 2016

A team of scientists at Swiss research institution École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) …

Fluke guides zone in on improving chemical processes

Added: 30 Aug 2016

Fluke is customising a package of instruments and HowTo guides for the chemical industry.

Additive manufacturing

Chemical SMEs called on to improve NHS care

Added: 23 Aug 2016

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) h…

Case study: maintenance management upgrade improves efficiency

Added: 9 Aug 2016

Better maintenance management methods transform efficiency levels and work behaviour at a Belgium-b…

EEF enlists Oracle for next ‘industrial revolution’

Added: 2 Aug 2016

EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation, has teamed with cloud application specialist Oracle, to help …

Software detects hazardous chemicals

‘Powerful’ software speeds hazardous chemical identification

Added: 2 Aug 2016

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have developed new substance analysis software capable o…

Funding carbon capture an ‘urgent priority’

Added: 28 Jul 2016

Carbon Capture & Storage (CCS) is essential to meeting the global warming limits established in the…

Manufacturers fear ‘Brexit’ fallout as trading outlook weakens

Added: 19 Jul 2016

Business confidence among UK manufacturers has tumbled following the vote to exit the EU, according…

INEOS Oxide site at Saltend, Hull

Ineos expands chemical manufacturing plant in Hull

Added: 12 Jul 2016

Chemicals manufacturer Ineos has announced plans to expand its ethyl acetate manufacturing facility…