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Researchers use cigarette ash to remove arsenic from drinking water

A simple, low-cost method to remove naturally occurring and industry-related arsenic from drinking water has been discovered by researchers in China and Saudi Arabia.
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Egg processing equipment market valued at more than $500 million

The global market for egg processing equipment is expected to be worth as much as $532.1 million by 2019.
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Refinery catalysts market worth over $6 billion

The market for refinery catalysts in the oil refining sector is expected to be worth $6,707.92 million in five years' time, after expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.24% between 2014 and 2019.
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Ineos plans $1 billion investment in UK shale gas exploration

Chemicals company Ineos said on Thursday that it is planning to invest $1 billion in shale gas exploration and appraisal in the United Kingdom.
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Meat processor JBS Australia to acquire Primo Group for $1.25 billion

JBS Australia, the largest meat processing company in Australia, has agreed to acquire Primo Group, the largest ham, bacon and small meat products producer in Australia and New Zealand.
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UK retailers address Campylobacter issue

In an effort to reduce the rate of Campylobacter infections, two U.K. retailers are extending the use of "roast-in-the-bag" packaging.
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Allergan enters acquisition deal with Actavis

Botox maker Allergan, Inc. will be acquired by Actavis plc for $66 billion after fending off a hostile takeover bid by activist investor William Ackman and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.
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Waterproof coating for boxes could replace petroleum-based coatings

A new waterproof coating for cardboard boxes has been developed in Australia, and it offers significant advantages over traditional wax coatings.
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Triclosan linked to liver cancer

Triclosan was in the news again this week as researchers in California published a study showing that the antimicrobial agent causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice.
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Global fragrance ingredients market on course for strong growth

The global market for fragrance ingredients is expected to be worth just over $17 billion in five years' time, according to a new report.
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