Are chemical attacks enough for US to pull aid from 'moderate' rebels?

| January 3, 2017

article image
Syrian fighters from the rebel group Harakat Nour al-Din al-Zenki , considered ‘moderate’ by Washington, are responsible for using toxic gas shells that killed seven and injured 23 in Aleppo on Tuesday, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense. Al-Zenki recently made international headlines after they were filmed beheading a minor. RT's Caleb Maupin asked the State Department if whether using chemical weapons disqualifies the group from US support.

Spotlight

Daikin America, Inc

Daikin has been a world leader in the development, manufacture and sales of fluoropolymers and chemistry since 1924, . Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, Daikin is renowned for innovation, quality and commitment. As the world changes, Daikin is meeting the challenges with technology that makes a difference. We have in the forefront of the fluorocarbon industry is not just constant innovation in the products we develop, but the service and support behind them. Daikin’s fluoropolymers and chemicals, with their wide range of unique properties and Daikin’s products area ideally suited for use in aerospace, architecture, automotive, consumer cookware, energy storage, filtration, home goods, industry, medical, nonwovens, optics & displays, paper & packaging, oil & gas, renewable energy, semiconductor, textile & fabric treatments and wire & cable.

OTHER ARTICLES

6 APPLICATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING IN OIL AND GAS

Article | March 4, 2020

The issue of environmental sustainability is a major concern for governments and players from the oil and gas industry worldwide. The negative impacts as a result of activities carried out by oil and gas companies have been a major tool not only for the livelihood and health of people but more so to the environment, such as pollution. The risk of environmental pollution, hazards and severity can be and will be reduced with the use of machine learning and deep learning in the years to come. There has been an amazing application in chemical engineering, process safety, process control tuning, advanced dynamic and process optimization. We can see that the Oil and Gas industry when we talk about software especially machine learning solutions didn’t have any innovation in the last 15 years.

Read More

How Is the SCIP Database Different From the REACH Regulation

Article | February 14, 2020

Companies operating in the European Union (EU) must submit data when introducing articles containing Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) above the 0.1 percent weight by weight (w/w) threshold. The reporting trigger for an in-scope article is currently derived from the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation’s Candidate List of SVHCs, but the data requirements for the SCIP database, triggered by the EU Waste Framework Directive (WFD), vary widely from those required by the REACH Regulation.

Read More

We need a global agreement that sets targets for reducing plastic waste

Article | May 20, 2021

What follows is an entirely personal take on the challenge of plastic waste and does not represent the views of ICIS or any other expert opinion I have sought out. The views are put forward in the spirit of debate as we move forward, as an industry, to solve the crisis of plastic waste.

Read More

What Are Fine Chemicals?

Article | March 27, 2020

The initial versions of drugs were produced by extracting substances from natural herbs and other plants. As understanding and technology in chemistry continued to grow, scientists figured out to isolate and extract a lot more individual compounds from raw materials. The complicated processes that produce these simple, pure substances form the field of fine chemistry. The chemical industry is separated into branches, with fine chemicals serving as the smallest segment of them. Its companions are commodities and specialty chemicals. Commodity chemicals are those that are mass-produced on a big scale to supply global markets. They include general compounds that are the same from supplier to supplier. Specialty chemicals usually are sold as brand name products and are advertised for their distinct qualities and their abilities to carry out functions that other chemicals cannot. They are composed of one or more fine chemicals.

Read More

Spotlight

Daikin America, Inc

Daikin has been a world leader in the development, manufacture and sales of fluoropolymers and chemistry since 1924, . Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, Daikin is renowned for innovation, quality and commitment. As the world changes, Daikin is meeting the challenges with technology that makes a difference. We have in the forefront of the fluorocarbon industry is not just constant innovation in the products we develop, but the service and support behind them. Daikin’s fluoropolymers and chemicals, with their wide range of unique properties and Daikin’s products area ideally suited for use in aerospace, architecture, automotive, consumer cookware, energy storage, filtration, home goods, industry, medical, nonwovens, optics & displays, paper & packaging, oil & gas, renewable energy, semiconductor, textile & fabric treatments and wire & cable.

Events