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Dust explosion short course at the Wolfson Centre

New hazards: COMAH 2015

Added: 3 Jun 2015

The introduction of new COMAH regulations will see many smaller firms affected by the rules for the…

George Osborne at the Manufacturing Technology Centre

Muted march of the makers

Added: 1 Apr 2015

This government came into power promising that it would rebalance the economy towards manufacturing…

Energy minister Matthew Hancock opens National shale gas college in Blackpool

Shale college launch: premature or necessary?

Added: 7 Jan 2015

With so little known about the skills it will target and the courses it will offer, the launch of t…

Apateq onsite water separation

Pure play

Added: 12 Nov 2014

As global water regulations tighten, filtration technologies are evolving to help process industrie…

West Fertilizer explosion site

Learning the lessons from chemical disasters

Added: 22 Apr 2014

One year after the fatal explosion at a fertiliser plant in Texas, what lessons have been learned f…

Ineos Grangemouth

Fracking fallout

Added: 4 Mar 2014

The future for Europe’s refineries and petrochemicals plants looks bleak thanks to the US shale gas…

BP chemicals plant facility

Efficiency evangelists needed to fight cuts

Added: 18 Feb 2014

A combination of government funding cuts to support for energy efficiency measures and waning inter…

Ineos Grangemouth

UK and European chemicals firms suffer over energy costs

Added: 21 Jan 2014

From building shale gas import terminals to shutting down production plants, the cost of energy is …

Cyber security

Complacent companies at highest risk of cyber attack

Added: 19 Nov 2013

Companies that employ outdated technologies and inefficient risk management tactics are at a higher…

Energy efficient technologies aren't always implemented

Cost concerns limit energy efficiency investment

Added: 12 Nov 2013

Financial concerns trump environmental ones when it comes to considering investment in energy effic…

Shale drilling illustration

Fracking safe

Added: 26 Sep 2013

Many consider fracking to be a dangerous process, fearing it releases gasses that pollute the water…

BP Texas refinery

Operating procedure key to process safety

Added: 16 Jul 2012

Article based on Honeywell white paper. Contributors: Subhankar Dey - Senior Marketing Specialist, …

Shell Pearl GTL

Shell's 'uneasy' approach to process safety

Added: 12 Jun 2012

With 15 years’ experience in managing the operation of top-tier COMAH sites, Dave Topliffe, manufac…


Chemicals industry optimistic despite debt crisis

Added: 28 May 2012

The global chemicals industry expects to see an improvement in business according to a study by Cer…


Green chemistry for polymers

Added: 17 May 2012

Cologne, Germany – In the long-term industry will have to find substitutes for fossil fuels as supp…

Producers are moving toward company-wide co-ordination of TAR activities

Turnarounds: All change in petrochemicals sector

Added: 1 Oct 2011

London — The west European petrochemical Industry is reckoned to spend around €3 billion a year on …

UK refineries under new ownership

Added: 15 Apr 2011

London – Asian-based companies are snapping up refining operations in the UK and other western coun…

Budget relief for UK chemicals industry

Added: 25 Mar 2010

… but CIA sees missed opportunities to develop manufacturing strategy

Apprenticeships paying off in chemicals industries

Added: 9 Feb 2010

London – The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) is highlighting how apprenticeships have had a c…