Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical, has warned that a global manufacturing renaissance could be impeded by a lack of coherent government energy policies and puts chemical engineers at the heart of a recovery.
UK-based commodity chemicals producer Industrial Chemicals Limited is piloting a system for the world’s largest alkaline fuel cell energy generation system at its plant in Essex.
AkzoNobel, the world’s largest manufacturer of paint and coatings, has reported that its 2012 revenue was up 5% to Eu15.4bn.
China’s government is holding out carrots and sticks to its manufacturing base to drive forward more sustainable and higher-tech production. As it looks to learn the arts of manufacturing innovation Dr Stephen Hillier, Technology Manager at the Chemistry Innovation Knowledge Transfer Network says there are opportunities for UK companies and explains how his KTN is helping to open them up.
Do you know, or have you worked for, a business that failed but could have had a future?
The Manufacturer magazine is holding a Chemicals Round Table on the 21st November at its annual conference at the Grange Tower Bridge Hotel in London.