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Monthly Archives: April 2015

Five Elements that a Good Chemical Manufacturing Company must possess

To choose a good chemical manufacturing company is not an easy job and needs much consideration to many aspects. However, organizational set up should be a sound one so that it can provide a continual supply of the much needed chemicals on time. The five elements that it should possess are reactors, centrifuges, driers, storage … Continue reading

Specialty Chemicals Market – Global Industry Analysis and Forecast to 2020

Chemical exist in different form such as solids, liquids, gases or plasma and one form can be changed to another by applying temperature or pressure. Chemical reaction is used to convert one chemical substance into another. Chemicals are used nearly by every industry and economic sector of the country such as energy, oil and gas, … Continue reading

Demand for Specialty Chemicals Market Driven by Rapid Commercialization and Industrialization

Chemicals are available in different forms such as liquids, solids, plasma, or gases. All these forms are interchangeable by application of pressure or temperature. Chemical reactions are used to convert one chemical substance into another. Chemicals are used in each and every industry and economic sectors across the globe such as agriculture and consumer, retail, … Continue reading

Clariant India acquires black pigment business of Lanxess- India

The Indian subsidiary of Clariant, a producer of specialty chemicals has acquired the black pigment preparations business of Lanxess, located at Nagda in Madhya Pradesh (India). Lanxess manufactures black pigment preparations used for processing of viscose fibre, which goes in the production of mainly viscose-based apparels, knitwear, towels, bed-linen, etc. “With this acquisition, Clariant in … Continue reading

Comparison of hexamethyldisilazane and critical point drying treatments for SEM analysis of anaerobic biofilms and granular sludge

AbstractWe present a fast procedure for scanning electron microscopy (SEM) analysis in which hexamethyldisilazane (HMDS) solvent, instead of the critical point drying, is used to remove liquids from a microbiological specimen. The results indicate that the HMDS solvent is suitable for drying samples of anaerobic cells for examination by SEM and does not cause cell … Continue reading

Global Specialty Chemicals Market By Product Type, Raw Materials (2011-2016)

Specialty chemicals are used to enhance product performances across various industries, including electronics, plastics, and automotives. These chemicals were first used in the textile industry to increase fabric softness and stain resistance. Following the use of chemicals such as fluorocarbon and cellulosic fibres in the textile industry, specialty chemicals have been developed for applications in … Continue reading

The core of the specialty chemicals market is a combination of innovation and customer service. Environmental concerns and evolving customer needs will force the industry to innovate even further with novel solutions.

Specialty chemicals are generally defined within the chemical industry as niche chemicals and polymers with unique functions to enhance performance. They are used in a variety of industries, including waste water treatment, textiles, agriculture, oil and gas, electronics, and consumer goods. Specialty chemicals are usually at the higher end of the chemical value-chain, and are … Continue reading

Specialty sector poised to be the fastest growing segment in Indian chemical industry

The Indian chemical industry, currently valued at $ 136 billion approximately, is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10-12% over the next five years, pointed out Frost & Sullivan in its whitepaper titled ‘Indian chemical industry and mega trends impacting the industry’. The whitepaper will be presented at the Indian Chemicals … Continue reading

Overview of the Specialty Chemicals Industry

After three years of recovery from the Great Recession, global demand for specialty chemicals weakened again in 2012, and in 2013 remained at a growth level similar to 2012. Manufacturing industry activity globally grew slightly and specialty chemical demand followed in consequence. The crisis in the euro zone is no longer acute, with countries like … Continue reading