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Issue 937/938

July/August 2019Issue 937/938

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Clariant and SABIC suspend JV negotiations

Clariant and SABIC suspend JV negotiations

SPECIALTY chemical company Clariant and diversified petrochemicals company SABIC have “temporarily” suspended negotiations for a high-performance materials joint-venture (JV), due to “unfavourable market conditions”. The announcement followed just one day after Clariant announced the resignation of CEO Ernesto Occhiello.

  • 20th August 2019

Chemical Engineers Who Changed the World

Kenneth Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

Kenneth Bingham Quinan and colleagues – An explosive start

2015 marks the centenary of the Great Shell Crisis of World War I (WWI), in which the British Army was running short of munitions. The subsequent scaling up of the supply of high explosives and propellants became a major achievement of the embryonic chemical engineering profession under the leadership of Kenneth Bingham Quinan.

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

George E Davis – Meet the Daddy

For a series called Chemical Engineers who Changed the World, it would be downright rude not to feature the man who is widely regarded as the founding father of the discipline and the spiritual father of IChemE.