Environmental Technologies
October 2020

It’s difficult to break established patterns of behaviour. Once something becomes the norm it is accepted and viewed as “conventional wisdom,” even when it’s not in the slightest bit smart. And that’s what has happened with shipbuilding. There’s always, ALWAYS, a focus on capital expenditure (Capex).






October 2020

Specialty chemicals company Evonik is expanding its business in high-selectivity membranes for efficient gas separation and organic solvent nanofiltration. The Germany-based company has developed a membrane technology for separation of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is launching this on the market under the brand name PuraMem VOC.






October 2020

Cortec Corporation, a leading corrosion control specialist, has developed vapour phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCI) devices to protect metal by conditioning enclosed environments with corrosion inhibiting vapour molecules.






October 2020

Showa Denko K K (SDK), a major manufacturer of chemical products serving from heavy industry to computers and electronics, has obtained a license to process industrial waste and started to accept used plastics which were crushed and moulded.






October 2020

The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) announced an unconventional global initiative, in partnership with leading German associations, to accelerate the decarbonisation of industry and the development of renewable energy projects supporting the global green agenda as well as Germany’s National Hydrogen Strategy.






October 2020

A material used in airplanes, rockets and sports cars may find its way into more mass-market cars thanks to a new production process developed by Nissan. The new process speeds up the development of car parts made from carbon fibre reinforced plastics, or CFRP, a statement said.






October 2020

The digital economy is growing fast. IDC has predicted that the digital economy will account for 60 per cent of the world’s total economy by 2022. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) estimates that the digital economy makes up anywhere from 4.5 per cent to 15.5 per cent of global gross domestic product (GDP).






October 2020

The Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA), the voice of the chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf, adopted a new initiative for members on World Cleanup Day 2020, aimed at improving sustainability and best environmental practices at plastic manufacturing and logistics operations in the GCC.






October 2020

PwC, a leading assurance, advisory and tax services firm, is making a worldwide science-based commitment to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030. The commitment includes supporting its clients to reduce their emissions as well as reducing those from the PwC network’s operations and suppliers.






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