Chemical Industry Digest- Jan 2018

Articles covered in this issue:

Key direct tax expectations of India chemicals sector from Budget 2018
Aashish Kasad, EY India.
A brief writeup on the author’s views on the needed tax proposals for the chemical industry.

Operational Excellence: Emerges From Multiple Dimensions 
O P Goyal, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai
How to get the best out of existing assets through operational excellence in every area of manufacturing and business can make the difference between great success and the average.

Proposed Methanol Economy Fund – Ground Realities need to be considere
N S Venkataraman, Founder and Director, Nandini Consultancy Centre
This article provides a brief on the methanol scenario in India from capacities to production, technology and feedstock issues and the options for India.

Indian Hydrocarbon Scenario
Chemical Industry Digest Research Group
Oil & gas and Refinery sectors are very crucial to the Indian economy as they provide the life sustaining energy to fuel industries and provide feedstocks for the chemical industry. Article reviews these sectors in the context of emerging disruptive developments and current needs of the country.

Will Indian Fertilizer Industry see changes soon?
Piyush Nimgaonkar, Senior Manager, Care Ratings Ltd.
Reviews the urea fertiliser sector in India, the current government policies, revival strategies etc.

The Challenges in the Specialty Chemicals Industry
Dr. N C Dutta, Consultant, Modicon Pvt Ltd
The author underlines the constraints and challenges facing the specialty chemicals industry, which if addressed, can lead to astronomical growth of the industry as India has all the required ingredients to achieve this.

Pigment Industry: Hype or Hope. An overview of Pigments industry
Sambit Roy, Head BU Pigments – India Region, Clariant
This article reviews the overall pigments industry globally and in India. It also provides a glimpse into the emerging areas of high performance and special effect pigments.

Digital technologies in healthcare and pharmaceuticals industry: Emerging perspectives
MedTech Asia Research Group, Mumbai
This article gives a comprehensive overview of advanced digital technologies and its enabling impact and applications and how it will be transforming the health sector with many examples.

Challenges facing the Indian Chlor-Alkali Industry
Chemical Industry Digest Research Group
Though these are commodity inorganic chemicals, the chlor-alkali industry, whose products include basic chemicals such as caustic soda, chlorine, soda ash is very important for the working of many chemical industries. The challenges it faces and possible solutions are discussed.

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