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Digital approaches in Chemical Industry for Contractor management DIGITAL APPROACHES IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FOR CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

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Jan 16, 2020

Chemical industry contributes nearly $5.7 trillion and makes for 7% of the world GDP. It supports to the tune of 120 million jobs worldwide and due to its reach every dollar generated by chemical industries generates $4.20 elsewhere in the world. Chemical industry can be broadly classified by the pr...

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Crude Oil-to-Chemicals: Future of Refinery CRUDE OIL-TO-CHEMICALS: FUTURE OF REFINERY

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Jan 15, 2020

Crude oil is a primary source of energy, and oil refining is a key aspect of the global energy system. Transportation fuel (e.g., gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil) accounts for approximately 50% share of the products produced from refineries. Therefore, refinery margins that depend on the difference b...

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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry HOW 2019 LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR CHANGE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 15, 2020

The unmistakable signs of a growing resistance to the continued poisoning of the American (and global) public by toxic chemicals were evident in 2019. While federal toxics policy remains mired in year three of the dismal Trump administration, activities in the states, the courts, Congress and the ma...

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Chemical Tracking In The Automotive Industry CHEMICAL TRACKING IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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Jan 14, 2020

It takes an estimated 10,000 chemicals to manufacture an automobile, many of which are left in the final product. Under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) the automotive industry has a major challenge on its hands to communicate policies and regulations ...

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How will future mobility impact the petrochemical industry? HOW WILL FUTURE MOBILITY IMPACT THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Jan 14, 2020

Today, it seems nearly every incremental advance is labelled a ‘disruptive technology’. But being able to turn off the lights with our smartphone is not a technology revolution. That we have electricity running to our homes in the first place? Now that was a disruptive technology. It&rsq...

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Researchers break down plastic using sunlight RESEARCHERS BREAK DOWN PLASTIC USING SUNLIGHT

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Jan 13, 2020

Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University this week said they have found a way to use sunlight to turn consumer plastic into a valuable chemical that could generate clean power. Speaking in a university news release, the team said it dissolved polyethylene in a solution that co...

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Is there a Potential for Chemical Recycling in the Recycling Industry? IS THERE A POTENTIAL FOR CHEMICAL RECYCLING IN THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY?

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Jan 13, 2020

While waste disposal has been an issue for quite some time, it was not until recent years that public and private sectors have become increasingly aware of the environmental implications associated with this worldwide problem.  Since plastics are imbedded in thousands of products that are part ...

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CSU Chemical Management with Chris Giglio CSU CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT WITH CHRIS GIGLIO

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Jan 13, 2020

Chemical Management Officer Chris Giglio explains the support available to the CSU research community for handling and processing sensitive waste and chemicals.

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Occupational Health and safety – Chemical industry OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY – CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 11, 2020

In a chemical industry, an operator was pouring a sack of chemical powder into the hopper (funnel-shaped device to move materials) of a blending machine. The charging took place when a welder was installing a sign board within the vicinity of the hopper. As soon as the welder started a test spark, a...

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Why the Chemical Industry Is Ready to Get Rid of the Middleman WHY THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS READY TO GET RID OF THE MIDDLEMAN

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Jan 09, 2020

Disruption has been a major topic for industries around the globe over the last decade. Technology is changing, and the chemical industry is now ready to finally let go of the middleman. The middleman was a vital aspect of chemical supply chains, but in today’s age of authenticated systems, ve...

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This Computer Is Made Entirely Out of Chemicals THIS COMPUTER IS MADE ENTIRELY OUT OF CHEMICALS

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Jan 08, 2020

The researcher Juan Pérez-Mercader at Harvard University is a big fan of birds, their beautiful plumage, the way that they fly. But when humans wanted to make things that fly, he points out, they didn’t make birds, they made airplanes. Pérez-Mercader wants to do for biological ce...

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Reducing Chemical Management Risk with Trusted Chemical Property and Safety Data REDUCING CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT RISK WITH TRUSTED CHEMICAL PROPERTY AND SAFETY DATA

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Jan 08, 2020

Chemical management is a never-ending process fueled by the evolution of new European, international and U.S. policies designed to address potential harm to people and the environment caused by toxic chemicals. As new research around hazardous substances in products such as vaporizers, meat, plastic...

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Imitating Natural Forces for Green Production of Chemicals and Plastics IMITATING NATURAL FORCES FOR GREEN PRODUCTION OF CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS

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Jan 08, 2020

The researchers imitated the action of natural organisms in producing toxic chemical without harming themselves. Meanwhile, the new method could pave way for greener production of fuels and chemicals. Current methods for production of chemicals, plastics, and fibres involve the use of fossil fuels. ...

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Chemical recycling offers a way to create a circular plastics economy CHEMICAL RECYCLING OFFERS A WAY TO CREATE A CIRCULAR PLASTICS ECONOMY

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Jan 08, 2020

As public desire to tackle plastic pollution of the natural environment continues to grow, action being taken across the food industry is to be commended in many cases. However, the scale of the challenge that remains is vast. There is a danger that unless a larger-scale solution is implemented rapi...

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On-site flowmeter calibration in the chemical industry ON-SITE FLOWMETER CALIBRATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 08, 2020

Expert on-site flow calibration reduces your coordination efforts, downtimes and fixed costs. Our engineers deliver calibration expertise and flexibility right to your site, using a fully traceable mobile calibration rig.

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An integrated approach to Petrochemical Production Scheduling AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION SCHEDULING

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Jan 07, 2020

The petrochemical industry has seen rapid growth during the past several years due to its higher value addition in the recent oil market scenario. Multiple oil & gas downstream majors are now transforming from stand-alone refineries to integrated refining and petrochemical complex.

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What Issues Will Chemical Producers Need to Address in 2020? WHAT ISSUES WILL CHEMICAL PRODUCERS NEED TO ADDRESS IN 2020?

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Jan 07, 2020

The chemical industry today is worth billions of dollars. The major producers of chemicals in the 20th and 21st centuries have been the United States, Europe, Japan, and most recently, China. These superpowers are producing many chemicals used in our daily lives, from those used in medicine to nail ...

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Benefits of Purchasing From Chemical Companies Online BENEFITS OF PURCHASING FROM CHEMICAL COMPANIES ONLINE

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Jan 07, 2020

The chemical sales industry is ripe for digital transformation. According to McKinsey & Company, the use of digital marketing and sales in purchasing from chemical companies online could save more than $205 billion per year. “Fast-mover companies that act aggressively to deploy digital too...

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Open Process Automation PoC in the Chemical Industry OPEN PROCESS AUTOMATION POC IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 07, 2020

As we enter 2020, it's exciting to think about what technology trends will be gaining traction across the process industries. 2019 was a great year for technology innovation across the industry, so I expect (and hope) we'll be seeing things pick up where they left off on the technology front...

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Continuous Intelligence in the Chemical Industry CONTINUOUS INTELLIGENCE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 07, 2020

IBM's Cathy Reese discusses how a chemical company is analyzing historical data for context and streaming data to make up-to-the-minute recommendations to their customers.

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Altech Chemicals raises $2.8 million through Share Purchase Plan ALTECH CHEMICALS RAISES $2.8 MILLION THROUGH SHARE PURCHASE PLAN

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Jan 06, 2020

Altech Chemicals Limited has received applications from existing shareholders for $2.8 million of new shares under the Share Purchase Plan (SPP). The new shares are expected to be allotted on Wednesday 8 January 2020 at an offer price of $0.0975 per share.

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Management of Change Protocol for a Chemical or High Tech Facility MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE PROTOCOL FOR A CHEMICAL OR HIGH TECH FACILITY

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Jan 02, 2020

Management of Change, or MoC, is a best practice used to ensure that safety, health and environmental risks are controlled when an organization makes changes in their facilities, documentation, personnel, processes, experimental conditions or manufacturing operations.  MoC is a formal protocol ...

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Petrochemical Industry ENSURING SAFETY AND UPTIME WITH SECURE PROCESS CONTROL NETWORKS PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY ENSURING SAFETY AND UPTIME WITH SECURE PROCESS CONTROL NETWORKS

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Dec 30, 2019

The industrial control systems for production facilities in eight countries from North America to Asia were being managed locally at each site, with no standardized components or corporate view. Reporting on the security status of these systems relied heavily on manual processes and often was not re...

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ITN Productions and the Chemical industry Association (CIA) ITN PRODUCTIONS AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (CIA)

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Dec 30, 2019

New in 2019 was the partnership between ITN Productions and the Chemical industry Association (CIA) to develop a programme introduced by National newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky that features key industry interviews and news-style reports and showcases Global MSDS Ltd as a leading company in the field ...

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PFAS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PFAS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Dec 28, 2019

WHAT ARE PFAS CHEMICALS? Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS and GenX chemicals. Since the 1940s, PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United States. PFOA and PFOS have bee...

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How Multiple Chemical Industries Utilize Their Chemicals? HOW MULTIPLE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES UTILIZE THEIR CHEMICALS?

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Dec 28, 2019

From food dishes to fertilizers these chemicals are being used in the various kinds of industries. The presence of chemicals influences every facet of our lives. Chemicals like 2-Amino-6-methylpyridine are being used in a lot of ways when it comes to pharmaceuticals, pesticides and much more. Other ...

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Digital optimization gives one chemical plant a competitive advantage DIGITAL OPTIMIZATION GIVES ONE CHEMICAL PLANT A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

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Dec 28, 2019

In the competitive market of differentiated and specialty chemicals, Huntsman Polyurethanes focused on further digitization of the plants, starting with leveraging time-series data. A self-service analytics platform was selected to help the process, and asset experts contribute to their corporate op...

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Empower the Intelligent Chemical Enterprisewith SAP and its Ecosystem EMPOWER THE INTELLIGENT CHEMICAL ENTERPRISEWITH SAP AND ITS ECOSYSTEM

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Dec 27, 2019

The chemical industry has its roots in selling products made from crude oil and inorganics into a variety of downstream industries such as consumer products or life sciences, pharmaceuticals, automotive and hitech, just to name a few. Finding new molecular structures, scaling them up and selling the...

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Multi-Functional Linings for Downstream Oil & Gas MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LININGS FOR DOWNSTREAM OIL & GAS

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Dec 27, 2019

In Hydrocarbon storage there is a high likelihood of water contamination, this water gathers underneath the hydrocarbon cargo and can cause accelerated corrosion of the tank, requiring the lining of the base and 1 meter up the wall. For linings to perform as intended they need to have a chemical and...

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Chemical Manufacture PROTECTING CRITICAL PROCESS CONTROL NETWORKS CHEMICAL MANUFACTURE PROTECTING CRITICAL PROCESS CONTROL NETWORKS

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Dec 27, 2019

chemical company, serves customers globally in over 90 countries. With over $30 billion in revenue, they provide coatings, paper and plastics products for agriculture, nutrition, electronics and many other industries. They operate a sophisticated set of process control systems to manage the quality ...

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MARKETING FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANIES MARKETING FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANIES

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Dec 26, 2019

Calibrating marketing endeavors so the right messages reach the right customers at the right time can be a significant challenge. Marketers in the specialty chemicals industry are keeping their eyes on the following issues to ensure they're providing value to their customers.

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Application scouting: Innovation in Chemical Industry APPLICATION SCOUTING: INNOVATION IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 26, 2019

Application scouting: Innovation in Chemical Industry – Competitive Intelligence is an information-gathering and analysis process that helps a company develop its strategy and identify competitive gaps. Application scouting is a part of competitive intelligence which is applied as a tool for m...

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Specialty Chemicals Market Overview SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET OVERVIEW

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Dec 26, 2019

The global specialty chemicals industry stood at almost $600 billion in 2018. Specialty polymers, industrial and institutional cleaners, electronic chemicals, surfactants, and flavors and fragrances were the largest sectors. Specialty chemicals are consumed in a wide variety of end use industries an...

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Business Transformation in the Chemical Industry BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 26, 2019

However, that the chemical industry is not homogeneous, which is why the impact of the four strategic-structural challenges outlined earlier varies considerably based on product and market segment as well as country/location. External challenges can range from weak to strong, depending for instance ...

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Toxic Chemical Cloud Hangs Over Small Town TOXIC CHEMICAL CLOUD HANGS OVER SMALL TOWN

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Dec 24, 2019

Distressing drone footage shows a toxic cloud hanging over a small town after a chemical spill forced nearly 100 residents to evacuate their houses. On December 23, residents of the town of Martinsburg, West Virginia, were forced to evacuate their properties as vapour containing sodium hypochlorate ...

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Scientists Converted Plastics Into Useful Chemicals Using Light SCIENTISTS CONVERTED PLASTICS INTO USEFUL CHEMICALS USING LIGHT

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Dec 24, 2019

Researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using artificial sunlight. Researchers converted the plastic into “formic acid” in just six days, which can be used in power plants to generate electricity. Researchers ...

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USE OF CHEMICALS IN EVERYDAY LIFE USE OF CHEMICALS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

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Dec 23, 2019

A Comprehensive Guide on Various Uses of Chemicals in Daily Life You can find chemistry and the use of chemicals all around you. Even the human body is made up of different chemicals. You might run away from your chemistry class because you don’t want to perform those grueling formulas, but be...

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Chemical Innovation: a new era of growth CHEMICAL INNOVATION: A NEW ERA OF GROWTH

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Dec 23, 2019

The global chemical industry is not new to innovation. Many new chemicals and compounds were discovered and commercialized post World War II. Most of these discoveries were of plastics and polymers, derived mostly from hydrocarbons, particularly petroleum. The chemical industry played an important r...

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manufacturers of industrial chemicals MANUFACTURERS OF INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS

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Dec 23, 2019

Chemicals are a vital element of manufacturing and are vital to industries like construction, motor vehicles, paper, electronics, transportation, and agriculture.

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Transporting a 148 tons petrochemicals column through Hungary TRANSPORTING A 148 TONS PETROCHEMICALS COLUMN THROUGH HUNGARY

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Dec 20, 2019

December 2019: The first column of our new petrochemicals plant arrived in Tiszaújváros, Hungary, safe and sound! The 320km road transport took 3 nights, from the offloading facility at the port of Gönyű to Tiszaújváros. The 148 tons and 70 metres-long device was man...

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What the Chemical Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know WHAT THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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Dec 20, 2019

It is no longer news that there are chemicals and carcinogens almost everywhere in our daily lives. However, there aren’t a lot of people who know exactly where, what, and which brands are selling us products that contain toxic substances, let alone how these chemicals are harmful to our healt...

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ALPLA JOINS CROSS-INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM FOR CHEMICAL RECYCLING ALPLA JOINS CROSS-INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM FOR CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Dec 19, 2019

ALPLA Group, an international plastic packaging and recycling specialist, joins a new consortium for chemical recycling of PET. The consortium intends to speed up the commercialisation of enhanced recycling technology, BP Infinia, which turns opaque and difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste into re...

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Factors shaping the global olefins and polymers market in H1 2020 FACTORS SHAPING THE GLOBAL OLEFINS AND POLYMERS MARKET IN H1 2020

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Dec 19, 2019

Join S&P Global Platts’ Sr. Pricing Specialist Stergios Zacharakis as he talks about how additional olefins and polymers capacities in US and Asia, geopolitical tensions, and greater environmental awareness emphasizing on sustainable plastics will affect global chemicals market in the firs...

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Exploring quantum use cases for chemicals and petroleum EXPLORING QUANTUM USE CASES FOR CHEMICALS AND PETROLEUM

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Dec 19, 2019

classically, the algorithms have exponential scaling. However, due to the nature of quantum algorithms, chemistry calculations have been predicted to scale polynomially, a promising step towards the ability to perform exact calculations on molecules that are currently out of reach.

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ERP for Chemical Industry: Proven Formula for Success and Growth ERP FOR CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: PROVEN FORMULA FOR SUCCESS AND GROWTH

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Dec 18, 2019

Chemical industry is a process-centric sector and business operating in this domain need a customised business management solution to streamline diverse processes and operations. The solution ought to provide quick access to critical data in real time across various departments to help them monitor ...

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2020 Vision for Chemicals 2020 VISION FOR CHEMICALS

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Dec 18, 2019

As we approach year end, it is only natural to ponder the future. I find this exercise helpful every year, using a calendar trigger to assess future strategies and opportunities. A vision for 2020 seems particularly appropriate, especially for rapidly moving digital transformation activities in the ...

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Companies changing the face of polymer recycling COMPANIES CHANGING THE FACE OF POLYMER RECYCLING

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Dec 18, 2019

Senior technology analyst at IDTechEx Dr Bryony Core runs through some of the key companies changing the face of polymer recycling, which is considered central to any circular economy. Current mechanical recycling processes face many issues from societal perceptions of recycling, to economic and tec...

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Working in heat can be hazardous and can cause harm to workers WORKING IN HEAT CAN BE HAZARDOUS AND CAN CAUSE HARM TO WORKERS

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Dec 18, 2019

You must do everything reasonably practicable to eliminate the risks of working in heat. Where the risk cannot be eliminated, it must be minimised as much as reasonably practicable. Different workers may react differently to heat conditions. 5 Heat is not just a hazard when working outdoors on hot d...

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Top 5 Reasons to Switch to a Safer Cleaning Solvent TOP 5 REASONS TO SWITCH TO A SAFER CLEANING SOLVENT

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Dec 17, 2019

There are better choices than traditional cleaning solvents to use in metal working companies and machine shops. Choices that are less hazardous for workers and the environment:

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How to digitally transform the customer journey in the chemical industry? HOW TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THE CUSTOMER JOURNEY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Dec 17, 2019

The digital transformation of the customer journey has been a hot topic for a while now in the chemical industry. There are many ideas on how to approach it but so far nothing major had happened. To answer, it is important to turn to the basics. Essentially, in the chemical industry, customers (form...

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Raw materials can drastically change the chemical industry RAW MATERIALS CAN DRASTICALLY CHANGE THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 17, 2019

Although several products from the sectors, such as soaps, detergents, and perfumes, are purchased directly by the consumer, others are utilized as intermediates to make other products, For instance, in Europe, around 65% of chemicals manufactured are being used to make products for other sectors in...

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Potentially toxic chemicals from LCD displays in nearly half of household dust samples tested POTENTIALLY TOXIC CHEMICALS FROM LCD DISPLAYS IN NEARLY HALF OF HOUSEHOLD DUST SAMPLES TESTED

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Dec 17, 2019

Chemicals commonly used in smartphone, television, and computer displays were found to be potentially toxic and present in nearly half of samples of household dust collected by a team of toxicologists led by the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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Common Toxic Chemicals — And How To Avoid Them COMMON TOXIC CHEMICALS — AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

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Dec 17, 2019

For better or worse, synthetic chemicals have become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Despite their many useful applications, plenty of these substances also have an extensive history of causing harm. Researchers suspect a good deal more of having similar negative effects, but have not conducted a su...

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Chemical recycling isn’t the miracle solution it is made out to be CHEMICAL RECYCLING ISN’T THE MIRACLE SOLUTION IT IS MADE OUT TO BE

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Dec 16, 2019

Up until recently, not many had even heard about chemical recycling – now everyone is talking about it. This new buzzword has been portrayed as the solution to all our plastic recycling problems, but what does it actually mean? First of all, the current debate on chemical recycling centers on ...

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The Government of Canada’s Approach to Promote Transparency in Chemicals Management THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S APPROACH TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY IN CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

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Dec 16, 2019

The Government will accept information and work with someone else as long as they are employed by the company.  However, the critical danger is that the Government of Canada's notification letter may not reach the appropriate person or department and may get lost in the process.  As di...

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Specialized Software & Web Solutions for Chemicals Industry SPECIALIZED SOFTWARE & WEB SOLUTIONS FOR CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Dec 16, 2019

Recent industrial digital transformation has also impacted every area of Chemical industry. Adoption of new generation digital technologies will allow Chemical Industry companies to get closer to their customers and explore new growth opportunities. This will also enable them to explore, implement n...

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Sunlight used to convert plastics into useful chemical SUNLIGHT USED TO CONVERT PLASTICS INTO USEFUL CHEMICAL

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Dec 15, 2019

Scientists here have developed a way to convert plastic waste into useful chemicals using sunlight. This is the first reported process that can completely break down a non-biodegradable plastic such as polyethylene using visible light and a catalyst that does not contain heavy metals, said Assistant...

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Chemical Distribution Market Competitive Analysis & Trends CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION MARKET COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS & TRENDS

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Dec 14, 2019

With the chemicals business taking up inventive measures to counter the log jam in the store network framework, the worldwide chemical distribution market is seeing an average ascent in its valuation. Chemical distributers over the world are embracing economical practices for safe transportation of ...

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5 factors affecting materials handling in the chemical supply chain 5 FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS HANDLING IN THE CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 13, 2019

Many external factors affecting materials handling operations in the chemical supply chain are not immediately obvious. Mark Nailer, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe discusses some of the unexpected, but very important, industry trends that chemical handling applications should consider. Businesse...

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Household Hazardous Wastes HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES

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Dec 13, 2019

What is household hazardous waste?  Unwanted leftover products accumulated in a home that are ignitable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive. Examples include oil based paints, lighter fluid, fertilizers, adhesives, and cleaning products.

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Chemicals supply chain: how to catch up the race! CHEMICALS SUPPLY CHAIN: HOW TO CATCH UP THE RACE!

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Dec 13, 2019

The chemical industry has enjoyed strong and consistent performance over the last decade. The market is now being affected by new challenges, from increased global competition and changing customer requirements to disruptive new technologies while increased demand for sustainability, safety, and eff...

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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic SCIENTISTS TO HARNESS THE SUN TO BREAK DOWN PLASTIC

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Dec 12, 2019

Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste.

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ChemTag Chemical Inventory Reconciliation at UC Davis CHEMTAG CHEMICAL INVENTORY RECONCILIATION AT UC DAVIS

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Dec 12, 2019

The UC Davis ChemTag effort couples reliable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with the Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) Chemicals application, to decrease the time it takes to locate chemicals and reconcile inventories from a few days to a few hours (at most).

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Global Risk Reduction Approaches Put Pressure on PFAS Environmental Screening GLOBAL RISK REDUCTION APPROACHES PUT PRESSURE ON PFAS ENVIRONMENTAL SCREENING

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Dec 11, 2019

In the age of personalized health, it is vital that environmental chemicals that can impact human health are monitored, analyzed and controlled. Exposure to high levels of different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can be damaging to human health, and is associated with complications in re...

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Chemical Processing Applications for Thermal Fluid Heating Systems CHEMICAL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR THERMAL FLUID HEATING SYSTEMS

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Dec 11, 2019

Learn about how thermal fluid heating systems are used in chemical processing applications from the experts at Thermal Fluid Systems. Process heating, in particular, is a very popular method of chemical processing, and we're happy to show you thermal fluid systems work within this process.

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Here HERE'S HOW TO PROPERLY DISPOSE COMMON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

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Dec 11, 2019

People use so many household products that sometimes it's sometimes easy to forget that they need to be disposed properly to avoid harming the environment or causing health issues.  But what's the best way to do that? Is it OK to throw old batteries in the trash? How should the old pain...

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PETROCHEMICALS IN GLOBAL OIL DEMAND GROWTH: IEA PETROCHEMICALS IN GLOBAL OIL DEMAND GROWTH: IEA

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Dec 11, 2019

The International Energy Agency said on Friday that petrochemicals are expected to account for more than a quarter of global oil demand growth by 2030, and nearly half of growth by 2050, adding nearly seven million barrels of oil a day by then. According to a major study by the IEA, petrochemicals&n...

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Louisiana LOUISIANA'S CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SUPPORTS CAPITAL AREA UNITED WAY

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Dec 10, 2019

For more than 90 years, Louisiana's chemical industry has supported Capital Area United Way's work to advance education, income stability, and healthy living throughout the area.

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Chemical recycling is back, and it CHEMICAL RECYCLING IS BACK, AND IT'S TAKING A SEAT AT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY TABLE

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Dec 10, 2019

Chemical recycling is a process that has been around for more than six decades but was almost unheard of until the so-called “plastic pollution crisis” came into the spotlight. Now, resin producers are looking at anything and everything in an attempt to find solutions for ridding the pla...

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WHAT THE OHIO RIVER PETROCHEMICAL SYSTEM MEANS TO URBAN ECONOMIES AND BEYOND? WHAT THE OHIO RIVER PETROCHEMICAL SYSTEM MEANS TO URBAN ECONOMIES AND BEYOND?

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Dec 09, 2019

The plant generated electricity, smoke and ash in the Ohio River Valley from 1944 to 2011. It was one of the hundreds of coal and steel plants dotting the river banks and has been among the most highly industrialized in the country for years. Instead, on July 29, 2016, after a string of detonations ...

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When will EPA fully explain and legally justify its reviews of new chemicals under TSCA? WHEN WILL EPA FULLY EXPLAIN AND LEGALLY JUSTIFY ITS REVIEWS OF NEW CHEMICALS UNDER TSCA?

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Dec 09, 2019

Over two years have passed since EPA published its first, highly controversial New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework.  This document attempted to lay out major changes EPA was making, in response to relentless industry pressure, to its reviews of new chemicals entering the market.  Prior...

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Tips To Have A Clean Air Indoors Without Use of Harmful chemicals TIPS TO HAVE A CLEAN AIR INDOORS WITHOUT USE OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS

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Dec 09, 2019

Imagine walking down the road, and you see every single person wearing anti-pollution dust masks and carrying oxygen tanks for clean air. No, you're not imagining because it's happening in real-time! We wouldn't be able to change the atmosphere outside unless we take necessary actions to...

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Three Ways that Digitalisation Boosts the Chemical Industry THREE WAYS THAT DIGITALISATION BOOSTS THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 07, 2019

While the adoption of digitalisation in maintenance and R&D are perhaps the most obvious sectors for increased use of data analysis and AI, there is one other significant sector ready for development. There are also some unwanted impacts of going digital. The digitalisation of commercial develop...

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What Is a Chemical and What Isn WHAT IS A CHEMICAL AND WHAT ISN'T A CHEMICAL?

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Dec 07, 2019

A chemical is any substance consisting of matter. This includes any liquid, solid, or gas. A chemical is any pure substance (an element) or any mixture (a solution, compound, or gas). They can either occur naturally or can be created artificially. If anything made of matter is made up of chemicals, ...

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Climate Crusader Campaign Against Chemical Companies Divides Law Firms CLIMATE CRUSADER CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHEMICAL COMPANIES DIVIDES LAW FIRMS

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Dec 06, 2019

An environmental attorney with a history of crusading against oil companies is kickstarting a campaign targeting major chemical companies, according to a watchdog group. One of the attorneys who is targeting oil companies over climate change is doing the same against chemical manufacturers as activi...

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Chemicals in Products: the Parental Disconnect CHEMICALS IN PRODUCTS: THE PARENTAL DISCONNECT

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Dec 06, 2019

Home Diagnosis co-creator Grace Lunsford briefly explores the impacts of indoor chemistry on children, and introduces what Home Diagnosis Season Two will dive into.

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Can plastic recycling be fixed? CAN PLASTIC RECYCLING BE FIXED?

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Dec 05, 2019

The problem was massive in scale, but Matanya Horowitz, then a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology, thought he might have a fix. The year was 2012. Plastic recycling facilities were not only expensive, but also horribly inefficient as most of the waste ended up in landfills. B...

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Heartland Petrochemical Complex Update HEARTLAND PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX UPDATE

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Dec 05, 2019

Construction at the Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Alberta, Canada continues to progress safely and on time.

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PFAS Sparks a Wave of Litigation in the U.S. Chemical Industry PFAS SPARKS A WAVE OF LITIGATION IN THE U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 05, 2019

In 2019, a wave of litigation related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) emerged in the United States, as several states filed lawsuits against PFAS manufacturers, including DuPont, Chemours and 3M. This legal action accompanies increased regulatory scrutiny of this potentially risky clas...

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A new formula for global chemicals supply A NEW FORMULA FOR GLOBAL CHEMICALS SUPPLY

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Dec 05, 2019

Gain some more insights on chemicals business trends now and in the near future. Iris Herrmann and Ruirui Zong-Rühe share their knowledge and answer four questions focussing on chemicals supply chain.

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EPA Seeks Information on PFAS for Possible Addition to TRI List of Toxic Chemicals EPA SEEKS INFORMATION ON PFAS FOR POSSIBLE ADDITION TO TRI LIST OF TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Dec 05, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting information as EPA considers a future rulemaking to add certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under Section 313 of the Eme...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical contributes $15 million to Circulate Capital Ocean Fund CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CONTRIBUTES $15 MILLION TO CIRCULATE CAPITAL OCEAN FUND

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Dec 05, 2019

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC reinforced its commitment to environmental stewardship by making a $15 million investment in the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF). This is the world’s first investment fund dedicated to incubating and financing companies and infrastructure that prevent ...

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ACC Plastics Circular Economy ACC PLASTICS CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Dec 04, 2019

100% of ACC’s Plastics Division’s U.S. manufacturing sites participate in Operation Clean Sweep-Blue by 2020, with all North American sites by 2022 Founding member of Global Declaration, which today includes 75 plastics organizations in 40 countries that have pledged to develop and track...

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Achieving the promise of reduce, reuse, recycle with chemical recycling ACHIEVING THE PROMISE OF REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE WITH CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Dec 04, 2019

There’s no consensus yet on whether chemical recycling is the silver bullet for the growing plastic pollution problem. What is clear, however, is that a solution needs to be found — and fast. Plastic and the use of plastic are not going away anytime soon. This quintessential representati...

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Sustainable Industry Challenge – From Chemical to Green SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY CHALLENGE – FROM CHEMICAL TO GREEN

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Dec 03, 2019

The chemical industry is one of the largest sectors in the Netherlands. But also energy intensive and highly dependent on fossil fuels. Chemport Europe wants to make the chemical industry greener and more sustainable with the Sustainable Industry Challenge.

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Will recycling save the world from plastic waste? WILL RECYCLING SAVE THE WORLD FROM PLASTIC WASTE?

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Dec 02, 2019

The idea of recycling has been around for a while. The recycling symbol was introduced over 40 years ago, but according to Ellen MacArthur Foundation, today only 14% of plastic packaging is collected, and only 2% is recycled into the same quality material. Out of the 8,3 billion metric tons of virgi...

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Solvent Recyclers from NexGen Enviro Systems Inc. SOLVENT RECYCLERS FROM NEXGEN ENVIRO SYSTEMS INC.

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Dec 02, 2019

Solvent recyclers are used to recover and recycle solvent that would otherwise need to be disposed of as wastewater or hazardous chemicals. Through a distillation process, useable solvent is separated from sediment, solids, and contaminants so that it can be used again, in the same manner as virgin ...

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Stakeholders continue to roll out chemical recycling ventures STAKEHOLDERS CONTINUE TO ROLL OUT CHEMICAL RECYCLING VENTURES

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Dec 02, 2019

Chemical recycling collaboration: Finnish oil refining and marketing company Neste has teamed up with plastics company Ravago to develop a chemical recycling process for plastic scrap. The companies are collaborating to turn even mixed and colored plastics into feedstock for production of new plasti...

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Expansion of  Specialty Chemicals EXPANSION OF SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

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Dec 02, 2019

Horticultural items, creature supplements, and claim to fame synthetic substances advertiser and wholesaler Wilbur-Ellis is growing its decent footing in the North American forte synthetic substances showcase with the obtaining of Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS), a producer of strength fluid syntheti...

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Chemical Safety and Biosafety CHEMICAL SAFETY AND BIOSAFETY

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Nov 29, 2019

The Hazard Assessment Programme is concerned with the hazard assessment of industrial chemicals. The current focus of the programme is on the development and application of Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA) and the exchange of experience on new hazard assessment methodologies.

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Changing the face of the chemical industry CHANGING THE FACE OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 29, 2019

When working with chemicals, there is always a level of risk... but when safety procedures aren’t taken seriously, trust is diminished and consequences can be potentially devastating. Global MSDS has made it their mission to change that. Duncan Golestani went to see how they’re supplying...

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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TRENDS – A NEW FUTURE AHEAD CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TRENDS – A NEW FUTURE AHEAD

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Nov 28, 2019

The future of the chemical industry is going to transform and change drastically. Even the companies which are connected to chemical industries need to bring evolution. They need to maintain competitive behavior in their work culture and take every challenge as an opportunity to grow in the new mark...

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Why are chemicals more problematic than most hazards? WHY ARE CHEMICALS MORE PROBLEMATIC THAN MOST HAZARDS?

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Nov 28, 2019

Chemical suit fabric cannot be breathable; it must be an effective barrier to a whole range of nasty substances. If the fabric allows air to permeate through, it's likely to allow those nasty substances through as well. Furthermore, chemical suits cover the whole body and may be sealed to other ...

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Hazardous Chemicals & the GHS: Safety Data Sheets HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS & THE GHS: SAFETY DATA SHEETS

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Nov 28, 2019

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) can provide a huge amount of valuable information, but on their own, don't outline how to safely use a chemical in your workplace.   Whilst an SDS outlines a range of chemical properties and general safety information, the generic information documented in an ...

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ACC launches five Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation consortia ACC LAUNCHES FIVE TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL ACT (TSCA) RISK EVALUATION CONSORTIA

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Nov 28, 2019

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced the formation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Risk Evaluation Consortia to inform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) risk evaluation of five chemicals: 1,3-butadiene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene (p-DCB), formaldehyde, phthalic anhydrid...

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New catalyst turns waste CO2 into valuable commodity chemical NEW CATALYST TURNS WASTE CO2 INTO VALUABLE COMMODITY CHEMICAL

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Nov 28, 2019

In the hopes of slowing climate change, researchers are seeking ways to get rid of planet-warming carbon dioxide. Making something valuable from it in the process, such as commodity chemicals, is a double win. Researchers at the University of Toronto and the California Institute of Technology now re...

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EPA mulling Toxics Release Inventory listing for PFAS EPA MULLING TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY LISTING FOR PFAS

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Nov 28, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering increasing the monitoring of a cancer-linked chemical that has been leaching into the water supply. Their efforts focus on a class of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS, which are used on a variety of nonstick products like raincoats and cookware. ...

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How a US-UK trade deal threatens our protection from hazardous chemicals HOW A US-UK TRADE DEAL THREATENS OUR PROTECTION FROM HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Nov 27, 2019

A central tenet of Brexit has long been the promise of free trade agreements for the UK outside the EU. Specifically, a US-UK trade deal is trumpeted as the single biggest economic benefit of Brexit, though the prospect alone has already sparked heated debate. It is clear that a US-UK trade deal is ...

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How digital chemical labs drive innovate HOW DIGITAL CHEMICAL LABS DRIVE INNOVATE

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Nov 27, 2019

Digital transformation will be a key differentiator to enable the future top performers that will lead the industry. Its time to increase digital maturity in the chemical laboratory!

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LATIN AMERICA PETROCHEMICALS AND CHEMICALS 2019 LATIN AMERICA PETROCHEMICALS AND CHEMICALS 2019

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Nov 27, 2019

In this challenging environment, it is key for petrochemical and chemical producers to be efficient and to manage closely their production and logistics chains. We live in a world of product abundance as a result of the shale gas revolution, so the market will be taken by those who can be the most c...

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Process safety information PROCESS SAFETY INFORMATION

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Nov 27, 2019

Process safety information (PSI) is the keystone of a PSM Program as it tells us what we are dealing with from both the equipment and the process standpoint. In order to be in compliance with the OSHA PSMS regulations the process safety information should include information pertaining to the hazard...

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New technique uses steam to make smelly plastics recyclable NEW TECHNIQUE USES STEAM TO MAKE SMELLY PLASTICS RECYCLABLE

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Nov 26, 2019

Although chemicals, foods and other odorous substances are often sold in recyclable plastic containers, sometimes the smells absorbed by the plastic make it unsuitable for recycling. A new process, however, is claimed to get the stink out. The procedure begins with used plastic containers being sort...

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Why Focusing Your Digital Transformation is Critical in Refining & Petrochemicals WHY FOCUSING YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS CRITICAL IN REFINING & PETROCHEMICALS

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Nov 26, 2019

Digital Transformation, is moving toward this designation. It is a powerful term that denotes the application of technology to improve the way we get work done. It is incredibly broad because technology can reach every corner of the enterprise, so it means radically different things to different peo...

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IRPC TO FOCUS ON SPECIALITY PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS IRPC TO FOCUS ON SPECIALITY PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS

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Nov 26, 2019

In the coming years, SET-listed IRPC Plc will continue to focus on speciality petroleum and petrochemical products to avoid the high competitiveness of commodity-grade products on the global market.
Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Accounting and Finance Nidcha Jirametthanakij sai...

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ABB Chemicals & Refining – safe, smart & sustainable ABB CHEMICALS & REFINING – SAFE, SMART & SUSTAINABLE

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Nov 25, 2019

As global demand for energy and chemicals continues to grow, Oil, Gas and Chemical companies are faced with the challenge of increasing output with greater efficiency. ABB helps these companies reduce energy consumption, emissions and waste while increasing the health, safety and security of their w...

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The Basics of Transporting Chemical Waste THE BASICS OF TRANSPORTING CHEMICAL WASTE

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Nov 25, 2019

Chemical waste is transported through hazardous waste transporters through rail, water, air, or highway from one site to another. These transporters have an essential role in the management of hazardous waste systems as they take it from the point of generation to its final destination. This system ...

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Monitor your health with chemical nano-sensing MONITOR YOUR HEALTH WITH CHEMICAL NANO-SENSING

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Nov 25, 2019

LIST is on its way to contribute to personalised medicine thanks to Bio-field effect transistors (BioFETs). These are sensors enabling reliable chemical sensing. At LIST we aim to use nano-sensors (FinFET) in large numbers, which might be a breakthrough innovation for personalised medicine.

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IS IT POSSIBLE FOR IRAQ TO BECOME A LEADING PETROCHEMICALS PLAYER WORLDWIDE? IS IT POSSIBLE FOR IRAQ TO BECOME A LEADING PETROCHEMICALS PLAYER WORLDWIDE?

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Nov 25, 2019

Ideally, we see no backing why Iraq cannot develop into one of the primary manufacturers of petrochemicals globally, considering the huge amount of oil and gas assets it has been gifted with. Lastly, with a comparatively little oil price complex and the trade of its crude expected to decrease in Oct...

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Now, convert toxic pollutant into useful chemical NOW, CONVERT TOXIC POLLUTANT INTO USEFUL CHEMICAL

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Nov 24, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel material that can capture the toxic air pollutant nitrogen dioxide which is produced during the combustion of fossil fuels, an advance that can lead to better air pollution control, and remediation technologies. The study, published in the journal Nature Chemistry,...

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German chemical giant BASF starts large investment project in China GERMAN CHEMICAL GIANT BASF STARTS LARGE INVESTMENT PROJECT IN CHINA

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Nov 23, 2019

As an example of China's continuing opening-up, German chemical giant BASF on Saturday launched its largest-ever investment project, with financing estimated at 10 billion USD upon completion, in south China's Guangdong Province

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Hazardous Chemicals & the GHS: An Introduction HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS & THE GHS: AN INTRODUCTION

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Nov 22, 2019

Ironically, the (deep breath) Global Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals was meant to make things easier, but for some, the management of hazardous chemicals seemed to get more complex with its introduction. The previous management regime was already complex enough, ...

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EPA modifies regulations for chemical storage EPA MODIFIES REGULATIONS FOR CHEMICAL STORAGE

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Nov 22, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released modified standards regarding the storage of dangerous chemicals. Proponents of the change say the new standards will improve public safety, while opponents argue that the revisions “undo critical safety measures” put into place und...

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BASF introduces innovative leveling agents for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings BASF INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE LEVELING AGENTS FOR SOLVENT-BORNE AND SOLVENT-FREE COATINGS

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Nov 20, 2019

BASF has globally launched two innovative polyacrylate-based leveling agents: Efka® FL 3750 and Efka® FL 3755, which are specifically developed for all solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings. Efka® FL 3750 and Efka® FL 3755 demonstrate brilliant compatibility in solvent-borne resin ...

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Chemical Industry Growth in a Circular Economy CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWTH IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Nov 20, 2019

While sustainability has long been on the chemical industry agenda, the value paradigm is shifting fast. By capturing a share of this rapidly expanding market for reusable, renewable and recyclable products, chemical companies can turn these changes to their advantage and drive growth while helping ...

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NiTech Solutions for Pharma & Fine Chemicals NITECH SOLUTIONS FOR PHARMA & FINE CHEMICALS

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Nov 19, 2019

This video will allow you to find out more about our unique, patented technology for Pharma and Fine Chemicals sector. You will see how NiTech's reactors and crystallisers provide significant improvements in manufacturing processes.

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What Are the Biggest Challenges Faced by Chemical Manufacturers? WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED BY CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS?

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Nov 19, 2019

A company’s lack of agility will significantly affect their ability to be competitive. The chemical industry being highly volatile, requires the players in this sector to evolve and adapt themselves to the changing market conditions constantly,” says a chemical industry expert at Infinit...

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The Role of Chemical Recycling in a Circular Economy and Effective Waste Management THE ROLE OF CHEMICAL RECYCLING IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND EFFECTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Nov 18, 2019

Chemical recycling as waste recycling using effective waste conversion technology is essential for a working circular economy. Illinois and Ohio have become the most recent states to pass laws making it easier to build chemical recycling facilities, regulating them as recycling operations rather tha...

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PMA Resistance to Chemicals test PMA RESISTANCE TO CHEMICALS TEST

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Nov 18, 2019

In many real application cable protection systems are exposed to chemicals. Extensive data is available for the compatibility of various plastic materials with many different chemicals. This data can be used for assessment of compatibility for specific applications. PMA publishes a compatibility lis...

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The plastics industry is changing – because it has to THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY IS CHANGING – BECAUSE IT HAS TO

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Nov 18, 2019

That’s the general consensus among some of Europe’s leading plastic industry commentators – the very people working to re-shape the industry. While plastic, in its myriad forms is ingrained in every aspect of our life, ‘plastiphobia’ has entered the vernacular as a cond...

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New way to break Carbon Dioxide into useful chemicals NEW WAY TO BREAK CARBON DIOXIDE INTO USEFUL CHEMICALS

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Nov 18, 2019

A novel catalyst breaks carbon dioxide into useful chemicals faster, cheaper, and more efficiently than the standard method, an advance that could make it possible to economically turn CO2 into fuels, scientists say. The extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing the planet’s climate, ...

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Ohio State researcher developing app to detect dangerous chemicals in homes OHIO STATE RESEARCHER DEVELOPING APP TO DETECT DANGEROUS CHEMICALS IN HOMES

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Nov 18, 2019

A local researcher is gearing up to reveal a new app that would allow families to keep tabs on the chemicals within the air inside their homes. "We spend 90% of our time indoors and the air in most of our homes contains formaldehyde. Formaldehyde exposure can worsen health," said Dr. Karen...

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5 quick ways to minimise chemical spill risk 5 QUICK WAYS TO MINIMISE CHEMICAL SPILL RISK

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Nov 18, 2019

Chemical spills interrupt production, place your workers at risk, cause fires and explosions, put you in breach of Australian WHS Regulations and can seriously damage the reputation of your business. In this blog we’ll be presenting 5 quick ways to minimise chemical spill risk — particul...

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Upgrade Petrochemical Nuclear Workshop UPGRADE PETROCHEMICAL NUCLEAR WORKSHOP

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Nov 16, 2019

ITAETA has upgrade the petrochemical nuclear business department : renovate the plant, upgrade the line equipment, and introduce more than 40 new CNC lathes and vertical lathes. All fuel forklifts were replaced with new environmentally-friendly electric forklifts, adding 2 sets the heat treatment fu...

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Veolia Markets & solutions | Chemical industry VEOLIA MARKETS & SOLUTIONS | CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 15, 2019

The chemicals sector operates in a globally competitive market under the highest reliability, safety and environmental standards. Veolia partners with chemical companies allowing them to meet their challenges and focus on their core business.

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THE ROLE OF AI IN THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY THE ROLE OF AI IN THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Nov 15, 2019

The parts of the world that lack robust chemical manufacturing sectors are nevertheless intimately linked to the chemical industry. They depend mightily on a variety of imported goods provided by chemical producers: plastics, fuel, lubricants, fertilizer, pesticides and much more. Disruptions in the...

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How Chemical Processes Influence Fracture Pattern Development HOW CHEMICAL PROCESSES INFLUENCE FRACTURE PATTERN DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 14, 2019

Many tools of chemical analysis, experimentation, modeling, and theory have the potential to increase our understanding of how fracture patterns develop at different geological time scales. Understanding how fractures develop in rocks has been a challenging area of research in the Earth sciences for...

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MCAS Iwakuni EOD, CBRN conduct chemical response operations range MCAS IWAKUNI EOD, CBRN CONDUCT CHEMICAL RESPONSE OPERATIONS RANGE

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Nov 14, 2019

Marines train regularly to be a force in readiness, and Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni explosive ordnance disposal and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense specialists are no exception. Lance Cpl. Nathan Mitchell donned his gas mask and joined EOD and CBRN for training to see what e...

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Eastman collaborates with NB Coatings to offer sustainable automotive plastic EASTMAN COLLABORATES WITH NB COATINGS TO OFFER SUSTAINABLE AUTOMOTIVE PLASTIC

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Nov 14, 2019

Eastman announces its collaboration with NB Coatings to create a new solution for interior Class A painted surfaces with Trēva™ engineering bioplastic. Trēva offers a viable option for companies interested in creating sustainable, cost-effective products. With the recent commercialization of i...

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Collaboration in the Chemicals Supply Chain COLLABORATION IN THE CHEMICALS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 14, 2019

In the world of global chemicals, supply chain efficiency is being challenged by growing operational complexity. In a Deloitte survey of process industry executives, supply chain was the top priority for future digital investment.    Our customers strive to achieve sustainable states ...

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Reduce interruptions Boost productivity. REDUCE INTERRUPTIONS BOOST PRODUCTIVITY.

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Nov 13, 2019

99% of workers are distracted. This is the reality for more than 5,000 office workers around the world that we surveyed this year. More than a third of them are always or very often distracted. Download our eBook to learn more about what's really distracting your teams and what you can do to hel...

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Perils of the open office PERILS OF THE OPEN OFFICE

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Nov 13, 2019

Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That’s where we come in, with solutions that avert open office perils. Open offices are often loud, chaotic, and full of distractions that keep your team from getting work done. That&rsqu...

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Plastic Additives and Chemicals PLASTIC ADDITIVES AND CHEMICALS

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Nov 13, 2019

Amcor has applied advanced technology to continuously provide our customers with the best possible solutions for their manufacturing needs. We work closely with the production and engineering teams to make sure that our products solve their product and processing needs/issues. We meet the demands of...

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Shining new light on the toxicity of chemicals in produced water SHINING NEW LIGHT ON THE TOXICITY OF CHEMICALS IN PRODUCED WATER

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Nov 13, 2019

In the United States, onshore oil and gas extraction operations generate nearly a trillion gallons of produced water annually. It is the largest waste stream associated with upstream development of petroleum hydrocarbons. As EDF has written in numerous posts, this wastewater from oil and gas wells c...

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US EPA aims to crack down on chemical makers ethylene oxide emissions US EPA AIMS TO CRACK DOWN ON CHEMICAL MAKERS ETHYLENE OXIDE EMISSIONS

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Nov 13, 2019

US chemical manufactures would have to trim their annual emissions of ethylene oxide, a carcinogenic gas, under an Environmental Protection Agency proposal. Ethylene oxide emissions from chemical manufacturing plants would fall by about 9 metric tons (t) per year under the proposed regulation, the E...

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Are You Having Neurotoxic Chemicals for Lunch? ARE YOU HAVING NEUROTOXIC CHEMICALS FOR LUNCH?

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Nov 13, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used in agriculture, damages the human nervous system and blocks an essential enzyme needed for communication between the nervous system and the brain.

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PRODWARE AND THE SEMI–PROCESS INDUSTRYLIFE SCIENCES & CHEMICALS PRODWARE AND THE SEMI–PROCESS INDUSTRYLIFE SCIENCES & CHEMICALS

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Nov 13, 2019

The Semi-Process market includes companies in the fields of food, pharmaceuticals, the life sciences, cosmetics and chemicals. The UK is a recognised player in the semi-process market, indeed the pharmaceutical sector is one of the UK’s largest manufacturing sectors in terms of employment and ...

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Oil refiner starts chemical recycling collaboration OIL REFINER STARTS CHEMICAL RECYCLING COLLABORATION

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Nov 12, 2019

Neste, a provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and Ravago, a distributor and recycler of polymers, are joining forces to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste with the aim to reach significant industrial scale. Neste...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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Is it ok to decant my chemicals from a flammable liquid’s cabinet? IS IT OK TO DECANT MY CHEMICALS FROM A FLAMMABLE LIQUID’S CABINET?

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Nov 11, 2019

Decanting from the flammable liquid’s cabinet: yes, or no? It’s one of the most common questions we get asked by clients who are setting up safe chemical storage systems — and our answer is always the same — it depends on your risk assessment. This blog is for anyone consider...

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Behind the Scenes at the Chemical Quality Assurance Lab BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE CHEMICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE LAB

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Nov 11, 2019

Located near Amway’s World Headquarters complex in Ada, Michigan, the Chemical Quality Assurance Lab is vital to the process of ensuring high quality products each and every time they are produced.

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Two Large Barriers to Widescale AI Adoption in Chemical Manufacturing TWO LARGE BARRIERS TO WIDESCALE AI ADOPTION IN CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Nov 08, 2019

A report by Accenture postulated $550 billion could be unlocked for the chemical industry in the next decade by digitalization. Though chemical companies are eager to embrace opportunities that will enhance efficiency and boost revenue and profitability, few have fully harnessed the available tools....

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Chemical makers make strides to become more sustainable CHEMICAL MAKERS MAKE STRIDES TO BECOME MORE SUSTAINABLE

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Nov 08, 2019

Chemical products are often criticised people who claim that natural alternatives – or water alone – are more sustainable. And paper-based consumables also attract condemnation from those who fear for our forests. But are manufacturers of these products being judged unfairly, asks ECJ? S...

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There Are 2,000 Untested Chemicals in Packaged Foods — and It’s Legal THERE ARE 2,000 UNTESTED CHEMICALS IN PACKAGED FOODS — AND IT’S LEGAL

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Nov 07, 2019

A major but largely glossed over report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental and public health nonprofit based in Washington, D.C., shows that thousands of untested chemicals (an estimated 2,000, to be exact) are found in conventional packaged foods purchasable in U.S. supermar...

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Easyconnect seals chemical transfer EASYCONNECT SEALS CHEMICAL TRANSFER

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Nov 07, 2019

It’s not often we see major crop protection companies work together on technology, but that’s what’s happening as they develop a new universal closed transfer system (CTS) for chemicals. The CTS Easyconnect consists of a specially designed fill valve that creates a sealed connectio...

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Time for chemical companies to go circular—or face playing catch-up TIME FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES TO GO CIRCULAR—OR FACE PLAYING CATCH-UP

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Nov 05, 2019

We have just returned from this year’s annual European Chemical Convention, put on in Helsinki by Cefic—the European chemical industry association. For the industry, the gathering took place against a background of economic challenges, increasing regulatory pressures and uncertainties ov...

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Enhancing Confidence in the Safety of Chemicals in Products ENHANCING CONFIDENCE IN THE SAFETY OF CHEMICALS IN PRODUCTS

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Nov 05, 2019

Chemistry plays an essential role in the products and technologies we use every day, from vital ingredients in thousands of consumer products to raw materials in manufacturing processes. Perhaps due to this ubiquity, chemicals in products have come under increased scrutiny in recent years. Product m...

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NEW AGREEMENTS FOR GROWTH OF THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY NEW AGREEMENTS FOR GROWTH OF THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 04, 2019

An agreement is signed by ACNCEC and Baltic chemical Complex (a subsidiary of RusGasDobycha) to construct a 13.3bn petrochemical plant to be the largest within the global. The deal will see China National Chemical Engineering Company (CNCEC) build the baltic chemical complex and take them on the rol...

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IMPROVING CHEMICAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES WITH IIOT AND AI TECHNOLOGIES IMPROVING CHEMICAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES WITH IIOT AND AI TECHNOLOGIES

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Nov 04, 2019

Efficient filtration is an essential process step in the chemical industry if you want to guarantee consistently high product quality. The filter press has long been established as one of the most common products for filtration, but extensive changes over the decades mean that today’s version ...

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PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AT OHIO PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AT OHIO

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Nov 04, 2019

A petrochemical plant under production by Shell chemical substances at the Ohio river is scheduled to return on-line in 2021. Mayor Peduto of Pittsburgh drew a tough line on petrochemical improvement in western Pennsylvania at an environmental convention inside the town on October. Among the politic...

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How to Assess and Improve Chemical Plant Safety HOW TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE CHEMICAL PLANT SAFETY

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Nov 04, 2019

Chemical manufacturing and processing plants are inherently rife with potential dangers. Occupational hazards are always a concern with employees, such as slips or falls, but there’s so much more that can go wrong. When working with volatile chemicals or substances, for instance, there’s...

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Post-Lithium Technology: High-Energy-Density Next-Generation Rechargeable Batteries POST-LITHIUM TECHNOLOGY: HIGH-ENERGY-DENSITY NEXT-GENERATION RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

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Nov 04, 2019

Next-generation batteries will probably see the replacement of lithium ions by more abundant and environmentally benign alkali metal or multivalent ions. A major challenge, however, is the development of stable electrodes that combine high energy densities with fast charge and discharge rates. In th...

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What If We Had a Fitbit for Chemical Exposures? WHAT IF WE HAD A FITBIT FOR CHEMICAL EXPOSURES?

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Nov 04, 2019

Evolving technology could someday allow society to make better informed decisions to limit exposure to hazardous chemicals, the Environmental Defense Fund’s Lindsay McCormick says. Demand for such tech is there, with consumers willing to pay upwards of $450, according to an EDF study. Today, y...

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Environmental, chemical, and social stressors can be a dangerous mix ENVIRONMENTAL, CHEMICAL, AND SOCIAL STRESSORS CAN BE A DANGEROUS MIX

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Nov 03, 2019

People can experience a combination of environmental, chemical, and social stressors. Scientists met Oct. 7 at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Society of Toxicology (NCSOT) to discuss that interplay and share related research. “[We will] highlight work in toxicology that gets at the c...

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Chemical Recycling CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Oct 31, 2019

Industry is now pushing for a new technological fix for plastic waste, called “chemical recycling.” New proposals are popping up in Australia, the EU, Indonesia, Malaysia,Thailand, and the U.S., increasingly supported by favorable legislation. While plastics-to-plastics (P2P) and plastic...

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Staples launches new policy to drive toxic chemicals out of office supplies, electronics, textiles, and other products STAPLES LAUNCHES NEW POLICY TO DRIVE TOXIC CHEMICALS OUT OF OFFICE SUPPLIES, ELECTRONICS, TEXTILES, AND OTHER PRODUCTS

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Oct 31, 2019

Following the lead of other major retailers and answering consumer demand for products free from toxic chemicals, Staples today launched a new Chemicals Policy targeting the reduction and substitution of toxic chemicals including per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). The Staples Priority Chemi...

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The Business Case for Digitalization in the Energy and Chemicals Sector THE BUSINESS CASE FOR DIGITALIZATION IN THE ENERGY AND CHEMICALS SECTOR

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Oct 31, 2019

When we use the word ‘digitalization’ what do we really mean? Computers have been used for process control since Fortran 77 was developed in the late 1950’s. Commercial transactions have been executed in ERP computer systems for decades. So, what’s new about ‘digitaliza...

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5 Easy Ways To Reduce Toxins In Your Home 5 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE TOXINS IN YOUR HOME

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Oct 31, 2019

One big price we’ve paid for our modern comfort-focused lifestyle is a planet and environment that is ‘over-chemicalized’ – there are way too many toxic chemicals in the products we use and consume – be it plastic containers or drinking water from taps.

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How to Compete with the Corporate Giants for Talent in Chemicals HOW TO COMPETE WITH THE CORPORATE GIANTS FOR TALENT IN CHEMICALS

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Oct 31, 2019

Hefty competition from industry giants like BASF, Dow and INEOS – to name a few - is making hiring top talent challenging for small to mid-sized chemicals companies across the globe. Attracting talent shouldn’t be an issue for these smaller companies. They’re rife with innovation, ...

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Alpek signs agreement to acquire PET facility from Lotte Chemical ALPEK SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE PET FACILITY FROM LOTTE CHEMICAL

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Oct 31, 2019

Alpek announced that one of its subsidiaries has signed an agreement with Lotte Chemical Corporation to acquire a 100% stake in Lotte Chemical UK Limited, which owns and operates a 350,000 ton per year polyethylene terephthalate (“PET”) facility in Wilton, United Kingdom. "This acqu...

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NATURAL FUEL ADVISORY PANEL’S RECOMMENDATION TO ENCOURAGE PETROCHEMICAL IMPROVEMENT NATURAL FUEL ADVISORY PANEL’S RECOMMENDATION TO ENCOURAGE PETROCHEMICAL IMPROVEMENT

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Oct 31, 2019

They’re acting on the natural fuel advisory panel’s recommendation to encourage petrochemical improvement, said Nally. They are assured this application will similarly repair Alberta’s popularity with buyers as an excellent place to do commercial enterprise. The current round intro...

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How We Found New Chemical Plants Are Being Built in South Louisiana’s Most Polluted Areas HOW WE FOUND NEW CHEMICAL PLANTS ARE BEING BUILT IN SOUTH LOUISIANA’S MOST POLLUTED AREAS

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Oct 30, 2019

The data for our story and corresponding graphic comes from several sources. We provide details on each below. The bulk of the analysis relies on data from the Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators (RSEI) model, which was developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Manufacturing facilit...

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NEW SOFTWARE FOR PETROCHEMICAL NEW SOFTWARE FOR PETROCHEMICAL

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Oct 30, 2019

You could get an executive into the virtual reality headset; they are able to see the complete angle of what is possible. The startups will permit Exxonmobil to simulate emergency conditions, amongst other scenarios, to position personnel through the muscle memory of tasks inside a plant. The softwa...

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Advances in anti-ageing research: how chemistry could hold the key to better health ADVANCES IN ANTI-AGEING RESEARCH: HOW CHEMISTRY COULD HOLD THE KEY TO BETTER HEALTH

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Oct 28, 2019

Given the opportunity to live much longer lives, many of us might feel less than thrilled at the prospect. After all, you might think, who would want to live an extra 20 years dealing with arthritis, dementia or heart problems? But what if those years could be filled with youthful vigour or at least...

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Inspection checklist essentials for your chemical storage cabinets INSPECTION CHECKLIST ESSENTIALS FOR YOUR CHEMICAL STORAGE CABINETS

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Oct 28, 2019

Dangerous goods and chemical storage areas require careful monitoring and supervision to ensure they remain effective and safe. In this blog we’ll be presenting a list of essential items to include in a [weekly] inspection checklist. We recommend carrying out regular inspections on your chemic...

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flammable liquids, corrosives and toxic chemicals FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS, CORROSIVES AND TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Oct 28, 2019

Many commercial and industrial worksites carry a range of flammable liquids, corrosives and toxic chemicals — all of which require careful segregation to avoid fires, explosions and dangerous reactions. In this blog we’ll be looking at some of the key requirements for storing each of the...

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Safe handling of Corrosive and Flammable Chemical Regents SAFE HANDLING OF CORROSIVE AND FLAMMABLE CHEMICAL REGENTS

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Oct 25, 2019

Learn how to safely handle corrosive and flammable chemicals while in the science lab. Students will come to understand each chemical used in the lab must have a Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS available. They will discover that flammable and corrosive chemicals pose safety and health risks, but...

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Disposable and Chemical Protective Clothing DISPOSABLE AND CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

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Oct 25, 2019

At Lakeland® Industries, our number one priority is creating protective garments that protect your people from hazardous particulates, liquids and chemicals, blood, diseases, and even fire and arc flash. Throughout the world, Lakeland® products Protect Your People®. It’s what we do...

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Product life cycle of fine chemicals PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE OF FINE CHEMICALS

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Oct 24, 2019

Robinson Brothers, UK chemical manufacturer, has the capacity to manufacture a 100g sample up to several-tonne quantities at one site. For this reason, Robinson Brothers has become a valuable contract/toll manufacturer and a dependable supplier for 150 years – serving industries across the wor...

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Toxic TV Binge: hazardous flame retardant chemicals uncovered in Best Buy, Amazon TVs TOXIC TV BINGE: HAZARDOUS FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS UNCOVERED IN BEST BUY, AMAZON TVS

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Oct 24, 2019

A coalition of environmental health advocacy groups today released new research revealing hazardous and outdated flame retardant chemicals contained in streaming televisions from Best Buy and Amazon. The investigation, Toxic TV Binge, uncovered flame retardants in the plastic components of six state...

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How plastic is getting serious about the circular economy HOW PLASTIC IS GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Oct 24, 2019

The newly formed Circularise PLASTICS project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency within this field. Our objective is to raise interest among value chain partners, that are willing to join the consortium in the ideation and testing phase. New members will become...

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Petrochemicals: The Driver of Growth PETROCHEMICALS: THE DRIVER OF GROWTH

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Oct 24, 2019

The International Energy Agency (IEA) asserts developed economies use 20 times more plastic than developing economies — a fact that has a far-reaching effect on demand for the petrochemical industry. As a result of the shale gas boom, the petrochemical industry has seen a reversal of the cost ...

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How Digitalization is Affecting Marketing in the Chemical Industry HOW DIGITALIZATION IS AFFECTING MARKETING IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 24, 2019

While research and production departments in the chemical industry have adopted and benefited from new digital solutions over the years, e-commerce adoption in sales and marketing often lags woefully behind. The reason: many in the chemical industry are hesitant to implement new business models and ...

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Why You Need to Choose Vermicompost over Chemical Fertilizer? WHY YOU NEED TO CHOOSE VERMICOMPOST OVER CHEMICAL FERTILIZER?

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Oct 24, 2019

It’s high time to understand the importance of organic farming to beat all the future hazardous, land degradation and mostly to save human and Mother Nature from massive destruction. It is quite notable that while India has a rich history in organic farming, but still it falls into the trap of...

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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One downstream—Strategic imperatives for the evolving refining and chemical sectors ONE DOWNSTREAM—STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES FOR THE EVOLVING REFINING AND CHEMICAL SECTORS

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Oct 23, 2019

HPDownstream executives will remember the present decade as a golden age for the industry, driven by low feedstock prices and healthy end-use demand. Whether it is a U.S. simple refiner processing discounted tight oil, an integrated player with unified refining and chemical operations, or a pure-pla...

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The definitive guide to chemical bunding in the water industry THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CHEMICAL BUNDING IN THE WATER INDUSTRY

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Oct 23, 2019

For businesses involved in water and wastewater treatment, bunding is an essential element in preventing leakage of stored chemicals and protecting the environment. This white paper will explain the necessity for chemical bunds, examine the choices available and highlight the responsibilities of bus...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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MAKING INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GREEN MAKING INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GREEN

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Oct 22, 2019

The researchers checked out twenty large-volume chemicals made of fossil-fuel-based hydrocarbons, together with paraxylene, toluene, propylene, and alkane. They then checked out how those industrial chemicals may be fashioned while not the direct use of fossil fuels. Generally, this needs some combi...

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Is China Waging Chemical Warfare? IS CHINA WAGING CHEMICAL WARFARE?

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Oct 21, 2019

A synthetic opioid drug that's flooding America has its origins in China, and experts are saying that it's a part of the Chinese Communist Party's plan to subvert the U.S. using "Chemical Warfare."

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Can I recommission a safety cabinet to store other hazardous chemicals or Dangerous Goods? CAN I RECOMMISSION A SAFETY CABINET TO STORE OTHER HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS OR DANGEROUS GOODS?

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Oct 21, 2019

In this blog we’ll be looking at the 3 key reasons why safety cabinets should never be recommissioned. We urge you to only use safety cabinets that have been purpose built for the chemical hazard class you are storing (as chemicals react differently during storage) — and always conduct a...

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Flammable liquids safety: assessing chemical spill preparedness FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS SAFETY: ASSESSING CHEMICAL SPILL PREPAREDNESS

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Oct 21, 2019

How would your business cope with an uncontrolled chemical spill that included flammable liquids? Would your work team know what to do? Who to contact? And what to wear? Any organisation that carries Class 3 Flammable Liquids and other Dangerous Goods needs a spill management system in order to comp...

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Understanding Risk and Hazard When it Comes to Chemicals UNDERSTANDING RISK AND HAZARD WHEN IT COMES TO CHEMICALS

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Oct 20, 2019

Every day, people are exposed to a variety of activities or products that could, under certain circumstances, cause harm. There’s a potential for harm or injury in nearly every activity we engage in – whether it’s when we cross a street, ride in an automobile, or play in a baseball...

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How to Safely Store Chemicals at Work Sites HOW TO SAFELY STORE CHEMICALS AT WORK SITES

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Oct 20, 2019

Worksites and businesses that use chemicals are legally bound to follow strict safety rules. However, you may need to go beyond the minimum requirements to make sure that employee and buildings are completely safe. Keep in mind the usual hazards of improperly stored chemicals, such as fires. Spills,...

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WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR PETROCHEMICALS? WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR PETROCHEMICALS?

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Oct 17, 2019

Petrochemicals are one in all the key blind spots within the world energy dialogue, particularly given the influence they're going to exert on future energy trends. Petrochemical products are everywhere and are integral to fashionable societies. They embody plastics, fertilizers, packaging, clot...

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HOW TO SUSTAIN PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWTH HOW TO SUSTAIN PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWTH

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Oct 17, 2019

The growth in demand for petrochemical products implies that petrochemicals are set to account for over a third of the expansion in oil demand to 2030, and nearly half by 2050, through trucks, aviation, and shipping. Petrochemicals also are poised to consume a further 56 billion solid meters of foss...

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Common policies for safer chemicals COMMON POLICIES FOR SAFER CHEMICALS

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Oct 16, 2019

Bob Diderich discusses how OECD countries and partners respond to challenges to the environment and human health posed by chemicals through its Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) System. Countries collaborate to develop harmonised tools and standards to ensure that chemicals are produced and used safel...

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Chemical Safety Board says PES refinery explosion ‘did not have to happen’ CHEMICAL SAFETY BOARD SAYS PES REFINERY EXPLOSION ‘DID NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN’

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Oct 16, 2019

An outdated piece of pipe that had corroded so much its sides were the width of half a credit card led to the catastrophic explosion and fire at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in June, according to a new report out Wednesday by the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board.  Th...

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HOW DOES THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY BENEFIT THE ECONOMY? HOW DOES THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY BENEFIT THE ECONOMY?

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Oct 16, 2019

The project was engineered with an investment of Rs52.46bn. It'll significantly reduce the import of such merchandise, and therefore the expected saving per annum is some Rs. 494.50, up by 6.70 points or 1.37% from its previous closing. The security opened at Rs.490.95 and has touched a high and...

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Exxon Mobil, ONGC sign expertise-sharing deal EXXON MOBIL, ONGC SIGN EXPERTISE-SHARING DEAL

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Oct 16, 2019

Global energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp will offer its expertise and technology to India’s biggest state-owned explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd to help develop its resources in offshore blocks, according to two sources directly privy to the development. The memorandum of understanding (MoU),...

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CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS: WE MAKE IT WORK CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS: WE MAKE IT WORK

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Oct 16, 2019

Bilfinger covers the entire lifecycle of chemical & petrochemical infrastructure. Whether we are talking about process units in the base chemical industry, furnaces and steam generators in the petrochemical industry or process utilities and steam supply piping systems – Bilfinger does the ...

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CROPS CAN NOW SURVIVE IN HARSH CONDITIONS TOO DUE TO CHEMICAL TECH CROPS CAN NOW SURVIVE IN HARSH CONDITIONS TOO DUE TO CHEMICAL TECH

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Oct 15, 2019

Plants usually endure long, blazing-hot days to provide the fruits and vegetables that growers want. The incoming sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays will be intense — enough to break some crops. Such plants would possibly have the benefit of an inbuilt cream. Currently, a team of scientists in ...

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How dangerous are PFAS chemicals and what’s being done to clean them up? HOW DANGEROUS ARE PFAS CHEMICALS AND WHAT’S BEING DONE TO CLEAN THEM UP?

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Oct 14, 2019

A large group of chemicals known collectively as PFAS have been in use since the 1940s. Found in everything from firefighting foam to household cleaning products and even food containers, PFAS are persistent and bio accumulate over time. Drinking water sources in several Alaska communities are conta...

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ENHANCING SAFETY AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ENHANCING SAFETY AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

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Oct 14, 2019

PSSAP is an effective and efficient assessment program that looks beyond regulatory compliance to drive continuous improvement in process safety. During a PSSAP assessment, a team of independent, third-party process safety experts spend about a week at a site, working with employees and leadership &...

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Digitalization in the petrochemical industry DIGITALIZATION IN THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 11, 2019

The Performance Intermediates (PI) business line was represented at the largest conference of the petrochemical industry in Europe, the European Petrochemical Association (EPCA), in Berlin from October 6th to 9th, 2019. In addition to the good opportunity to expand business relationships with existi...

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What Can Chemical Societies Do For You? WHAT CAN CHEMICAL SOCIETIES DO FOR YOU?

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Oct 11, 2019

Miranda Dalagianis, General Manager, Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker (GÖCH, Austrian Chemical Society), explains why you should join a professional society.

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Omnia Nitrophosphate Plant Winner Industrial Category OMNIA NITROPHOSPHATE PLANT WINNER INDUSTRIAL CATEGORY

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Oct 11, 2019

Omnia is a diversified chemicals Group that supplies chemicals and specialised services and solutions for the agriculture, mining, and chemical application industries.

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INEOS Styrolution and bage plastics collaborate to scale up production of recycling ABS grade INEOS STYROLUTION AND BAGE PLASTICS COLLABORATE TO SCALE UP PRODUCTION OF RECYCLING ABS GRADE

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Oct 10, 2019

INEOS Styrolution announces its collaboration with Austrian recycler bage plastics to produce high-quality ABS grades with up to 70% recycled content at commercial scale with immediate effect. INEOS Styrolution will integrate bage plastics’ post-consumer recycled electrical and electronic wast...

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WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS? WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS?

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Oct 10, 2019

Petrochemicals (also called crude oil distillates) are chemical merchandise obtained from crude oil by processing. Some chemical compounds made of crude oil also are obtained from alternative fossil fuels, like coal or fossil fuel, or renewable sources like corn, palm fruit or sugar cane. The two mo...

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Brenntag signs agreement to acquire industrial and specialty chemicals distributor Quimisa BRENNTAG SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE INDUSTRIAL AND SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DISTRIBUTOR QUIMISA

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Oct 09, 2019

Brenntag has signed an agreement to acquire Quimisa SA including its logistics subsidiary Quimilog. The company headquartered in Brusque, Brazil, has a strong market position in providing industrial and specialty chemicals to regional and international clients in Southern Brazil. The product portfol...

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HOW DOES ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING SPECIALTY CHEMICALS COMPANIES MOVE TO NEXTGEN DATA MANAGEMENT? HOW DOES ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING SPECIALTY CHEMICALS COMPANIES MOVE TO NEXTGEN DATA MANAGEMENT?

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Oct 09, 2019

Evonik Enterprise Data Management was looking for a new, integrated, and future ready platform to support the data management processes across multiple data assets and value cases. It just needed the right solution and implementation team to put it in place. Evonik products make tires fuel-efficient...

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Transformational Growth at Chevron Phillips Chemical TRANSFORMATIONAL GROWTH AT CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL

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Oct 09, 2019

Transformational Growth defines where we are headed as a company. Watch this video to learn about transformational technology, major growth projects, our sustainability story and more.

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Sun Chemical presents solutions for corrugated printers SUN CHEMICAL PRESENTS SOLUTIONS FOR CORRUGATED PRINTERS

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Oct 09, 2019

During CorrExpo 2019, Sun Chemical will showcase a wide range of ink, coating and pressroom consumable solutions for corrugated printers that will help increase productivity, achieve sustainability goals, and maximize return on investment in their equipment and people, while producing higher-quality...

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CHEMICALS SAFETY CHEMICALS SAFETY

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Oct 09, 2019

Chemicals are part of our daily lives. Some chemicals are manufactured for specific uses, while others are unwanted products of various processes, and some are of natural origin. Harmful exposure may occur through breathing, drinking, eating or contact. Several sectors and programmes have a role to ...

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Technology-enabled procurement for chemical companies TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED PROCUREMENT FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES

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Oct 09, 2019

Chemical companies have worked hard in recent years to rethink their procurement functions. Many have undertaken large-scale procurement transformations to make spending more transparent, to develop their processes and the capabilities of their people, and to create category strategies for their lar...

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BASF invests in Quantafuel to jointly drive chemical recycling of mixed plastic waste BASF INVESTS IN QUANTAFUEL TO JOINTLY DRIVE CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF MIXED PLASTIC WASTE

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Oct 09, 2019

BASF is to invest €20 million into Quantafuel, a specialist for pyrolysis of mixed plastic waste and purification of pyrolysis oil, headquartered in Oslo, Norway. The investment will be facilitated via the subscription of new shares and via the grant of a convertible loan. Together, the partner...

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Empowered Waste Management: On Demand Chemical & Safety Data EMPOWERED WASTE MANAGEMENT: ON DEMAND CHEMICAL & SAFETY DATA

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Oct 08, 2019

Compliance with global hazardous waste regulations and prioritized “zero waste to landfill” goals are top-of-mind for companies worldwide. Businesses are hard-pressed to improve waste management and monitoring through all stages. This begins with product development and continues through...

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When the Louisiana Chemical Industry Grows, Louisiana Businesses Grow Too - Brad Bergeron WHEN THE LOUISIANA CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWS, LOUISIANA BUSINESSES GROW TOO - BRAD BERGERON

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Oct 08, 2019

When the Louisiana chemical industry experiences growth, so do the companies and communities that work and live near those areas. The more investment we see in the chemical industry, the more we can invest in ourselves and hire more people, which is ultimately better for the economy and the people o...

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EPA requests input on 20 chemicals for high-priority risk evaluation EPA REQUESTS INPUT ON 20 CHEMICALS FOR HIGH-PRIORITY RISK EVALUATION

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Oct 08, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on 20 chemicals for potential designation as high-priority substances, another step in accordance with the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. EPA previously weighed comments on a list of 40 chemicals to prioriti...

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Why is Sun Valley spraying toxic chemicals on a new Arcata field? WHY IS SUN VALLEY SPRAYING TOXIC CHEMICALS ON A NEW ARCATA FIELD?

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Oct 06, 2019

Don’t be fooled by the expanse of pretty irises growing between Foster Avenue and Bay School Road in the Arcata Bottom.  Earlier this year, Sun Valley Floral Farms sprayed that field with the carcinogen glyphosate (aka Roundup) without adequately informing neighbors, the three nearby scho...

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Siegwerk and APK work together to improve the recyclability of plastic packaging SIEGWERK AND APK WORK TOGETHER TO IMPROVE THE RECYCLABILITY OF PLASTIC PACKAGING

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Oct 04, 2019

In the fight against plastic waste, Siegwerk and APK have joined forces to make plastic packaging more recyclable and to perfect the recycling processes as part of a circular economy. Siegwerk, one of the world's leading providers of printing inks for packaging applications and labels, and APK A...

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Analytical Tools to Aid in Coating Formulation Development ANALYTICAL TOOLS TO AID IN COATING FORMULATION DEVELOPMENT

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Oct 04, 2019

Coatings are a large and important industry, enhancing the protective, aesthetic and mechanical properties of metals and other substances. When it comes to analyzing coatings, much attention is placed on characterizing the raw materials and final coating; however, relatively little is devoted to und...

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Why ISO Standards are so important in the chemical industry WHY ISO STANDARDS ARE SO IMPORTANT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 03, 2019

It’s probably safe to say that many people have a negative opinion of the chemical industry, believing that chemical manufacturers are responsible for environmental damage, hazardous waste in our water systems, and putting our health at risk. But reputation is just one reason why ISO standards...

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Chemicals and Life Sciences CHEMICALS AND LIFE SCIENCES

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Oct 03, 2019

If your goods and services want to generate well-being, the raw material from Colombia is everything that you need to reach it.

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Los Angeles Is Looking Into Paving Its Roads with Recycled Plastic LOS ANGELES IS LOOKING INTO PAVING ITS ROADS WITH RECYCLED PLASTIC

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Oct 03, 2019

In a few years, Angelenos could find themselves driving down streets made of their own recycled plastic bags and bottles. Working with a company called TechniSoil, the City of Los Angeles has been testing out a new method for paving roads using repurposed plastic as a binder. The first pilot site of...

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A chemical solution to polluted plastic A CHEMICAL SOLUTION TO POLLUTED PLASTIC

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Oct 02, 2019

A lot of plastic waste cannot be recycled because it is polluted with, for example, dye. By cutting the long plastic molecules into smaller pieces, the pollution can be removed. Vincent tells about this in one minute!

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Where are all the high risk chemical plants in France? WHERE ARE ALL THE HIGH RISK CHEMICAL PLANTS IN FRANCE?

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Oct 01, 2019

The toxic chemical factory that caught fire last week - leading to clouds of thick black smoke and a terrible smell that seems to be making people ill - is just one of nearly 1,200 such places in France. The Lubizol plant in Rouen was classed as a Seveso site because of the nature of the chemicals -...

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A new low even for the Trump EPA on chemical safety A NEW LOW EVEN FOR THE TRUMP EPA ON CHEMICAL SAFETY

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Oct 01, 2019

Recent decisions by the Environmental Protection Agency are failing to protect workers from the leading cause of asthma in the workplace: a class of chemicals called isocyanates. It's a new low in this administration’s implementation of the nation’s chemical safety law, the Toxic Sub...

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Chemical Process Safety and Fire Protection CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY AND FIRE PROTECTION

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Oct 01, 2019

The importance of implementing loss prevention and mitigation techniques that are specifically written for the chemical processing industry Implementing loss prevention and mitigation techniques that are specifically written for the chemical processing industry (CPI) is essential to decreasing the l...

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CFR Chemicals - Introduction CFR CHEMICALS - INTRODUCTION

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Sep 30, 2019

Founded in 1996, CFR Chemicals is a privately owned Western Canadian based company. Our primary focus is the distribution of chemicals to the energy and industrial manufacturing industries. We are also a niche market provider of specialty oil production chemicals.

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Hazardous Substance Restrictions …And Why They Are Restricted HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE RESTRICTIONS …AND WHY THEY ARE RESTRICTED

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Sep 30, 2019

This article will offer a basic introduction to material and substance safety from a toxicological point of view. A short review of the regulations that restrict substances will be provided, followed by a description of regulated substances and insight into why they may be restricted at the specific...

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How measurement solutions can help overcome chemical industry challenges HOW MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS CAN HELP OVERCOME CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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Sep 30, 2019

Chemical businesses like yours know the value of hard work and persistence. For years, your industry has faced an array of challenges with dedication and conviction. You expect that of yourself. You expect that of your people. Now, the industry expects even more from you. Environmental and safety re...

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ExxonMobil to sell Norway upstream operations for $4.5 Billion EXXONMOBIL TO SELL NORWAY UPSTREAM OPERATIONS FOR $4.5 BILLION

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Sep 27, 2019

ExxonMobil signed an agreement today with Vår Energi AS for the sale of its non-operated upstream assets in Norway for $4.5 billion as part of its previously announced plans to divest approximately $15 billion in non-strategic assets by 2021. “Our objective is to have the strongest, most...

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Proper Chemical Safety Tips PROPER CHEMICAL SAFETY TIPS

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Sep 27, 2019

The importance of using extreme caution when working with dangerous chemicals cannot be overstated. Failing to establish and observe proper safety procedures not only puts the individual’s health and well-being at risk, but also that of their co-workers. Anyone who handles hazardous chemicals ...

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How to transfer hazardous chemicals HOW TO TRANSFER HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Sep 27, 2019

Most chemicals are either toxic, volatile or highly corrosive and are therefor to be handled with care. Chemicals can pollute and harm the envrionment and they can be dangerous for your health. Because of all these risks, there is a high responsibility for the chemical industry to set up the plant a...

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Chemical recycling: Step in the right direction CHEMICAL RECYCLING: STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

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Sep 26, 2019

ChemRecEurope also welcomes the recognition from ZWE that the plastic to plastic (P2P) process counts as ‘Recycling’ according to the EU definition of ‘Recycling’. Although ChemRecEurope agrees that the environmental impact plays an important role, we regret the suggested hie...

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Denmark Strives to Ban Harmful Chemicals in Food Packaging DENMARK STRIVES TO BAN HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN FOOD PACKAGING

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Sep 26, 2019

Food Minister Mogens Jensen of Denmark issued a press release on September 3, 2019, announcing a ban on PFAS in paper and cardboard food packaging. PFAS are human-made chemicals that add a water- and grease-repellent quality to paper and cardboard surfaces (including parchment paper, pizza boxes, an...

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Orchestrating a Digital Transformation In Chemicals ORCHESTRATING A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CHEMICALS

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Sep 26, 2019

Bain Partner Laurent Migom explains how chemical companies can implement new strategies to overcome the digital scaling roadblocks that currently plague the industry.

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Mitsui Chemicals Group MITSUI CHEMICALS GROUP'S BIO-PP ADOPTED FOR PROJECT COMMISSIONED BY MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT

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Sep 26, 2019

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. is collaborating with Kaisei Inc. to commercialize bio-polypropylene (bio-PP).
Japan's Ministry of the Environment has adopted Mitsui Chemicals' bio-PP pilot project to build a system to recycle plastic and other resources in support of a carbon-free society*1 &...

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NOVA Chemicals names Sarah Marshall as new Director of Sustainability NOVA CHEMICALS NAMES SARAH MARSHALL AS NEW DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABILITY

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Sep 26, 2019

NOVA Chemicals Corporation is pleased to announce that Sarah Marshall has been appointed to a newly-created role of Director of Sustainability. Marshall will be responsible for leading cross-functional efforts to achieve NOVA Chemicals’ long-term vision for Sustainability. A strong advocate fo...

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UFlex announces launch of ‘Project Plastic Fix’ UFLEX ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF ‘PROJECT PLASTIC FIX’

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Sep 26, 2019

UFlex and Plastic Patrol, an international movement that combines crowdsourcing and community activism to address single-use plastic pollution, recently screened the short documentary “The Hudson Project” at the Core Club in New York City. Along with the film screening, the event highlig...

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How Sustainable Are the Leading Chemical Companies? HOW SUSTAINABLE ARE THE LEADING CHEMICAL COMPANIES?

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Sep 25, 2019

The challenges with sustainability grow as we speak, but luckily the leading companies are giving their input to make it better.

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Has the chemical process for treating lumber changed over time HAS THE CHEMICAL PROCESS FOR TREATING LUMBER CHANGED OVER TIME

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Sep 25, 2019

Treated lumber is a popular building material that has played a key role in the construction of many of our structures in the Pacific northwest. In this series, our good friend and expert in pressure treated wood, Dennis McWhirter of Exterior Wood, answers common questions about treated wood.

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Chemicals and Systems for Water Treatment CHEMICALS AND SYSTEMS FOR WATER TREATMENT

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Sep 25, 2019

At Norlex, we are committed to ensuring that our customers achieve optimal and cost-effective results in their wastewater and water treatment processes. We always make use of the best available technologies on the market, and w innovate and develop new technologies. We innovate and continue to optim...

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EPA Funds $6 Million To Research PFAS Chemical EPA FUNDS $6 MILLION TO RESEARCH PFAS CHEMICAL

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Sep 25, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency says it will provide $6 million to fund research to help understand the environmental risks in waste streams posed by harmful chemicals known as P-FAS. The chemicals were used commonly in the 1940's in fire-fighting foams and are now linked to cancer Purdue Un...

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INEOS Styrolution reveals progress of ReSolve project on chemical recycling of polystyrene INEOS STYROLUTION REVEALS PROGRESS OF RESOLVE PROJECT ON CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF POLYSTYRENE

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Sep 25, 2019

INEOS Styrolution discloses the first results of the ResolVe project. This project addresses research related to the chemical recycling of polystyrene. The ResolVe project team now has proof of the concept of closed-loop recycling. The process converts waste polystyrene back to pure styrene via a de...

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An innovation formula for the chemicals industry AN INNOVATION FORMULA FOR THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Sep 25, 2019

Innovation is the key differentiator to address unprecedented changes in the chemicals industry. However, only one-of-three respondents in our survey of 350 chemicals company executives say they are executing an innovation strategy. We identified a small group of chemicals leaders—13 percent o...

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Using Data-Driven Insights to Convert Downtime to Uptime in the Chemicals Industry USING DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS TO CONVERT DOWNTIME TO UPTIME IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Sep 24, 2019

Chemicals manufacturing encompasses a broader array of sub-verticals — ranging from petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals to mining and oil & gas processing — than virtually any other industry. Yet, all large-scale chemicals manufacturers share a common challenge: minimizing unplanned d...

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Canadian Court Orders Nova Chemicals to Pay Dow CAD$1.43 Billion Judgment CANADIAN COURT ORDERS NOVA CHEMICALS TO PAY DOW CAD$1.43 BILLION JUDGMENT

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Sep 24, 2019

The Court of the Queen’s Bench in Alberta, Canada, has signed a judgment ordering Nova Chemicals to pay Dow CAD$1.43 billion (equivalent to approximately USD$1.08 billion) on October 11, 2019, for damages Dow incurred through 2012 related to the companies’ jointly-owned ethylene asset in...

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Diamond Chemical Compnay Announces Acquisition DIAMOND CHEMICAL COMPNAY ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION

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Sep 24, 2019

Diamond Chemical Company, Inc., a national manufacturer of institutional soaps and detergents, is has announced its recent acquisition of Luseaux Laboratories. Luseaux Laboratories is a west coast manufacturer that has been providing institutional cleaning products, detergents, and sanitizers for ov...

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8 Crucial Steps To A Safe Petrochemical Site 8 CRUCIAL STEPS TO A SAFE PETROCHEMICAL SITE

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Sep 23, 2019

Many industrial facilities are dangerous to lone workers, but petrochemical sites are some of the most hazardous. Although overall injuries and deaths have fallen over the past few decades (due in large part to comprehensive safety legislation), there is still an ever-present risk of a serious accid...

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EPA evaluations for TSCA chemicals EPA EVALUATIONS FOR TSCA CHEMICALS

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Sep 22, 2019

How is the Environmental Protection Agency prioritizing chemicals for risk evaluation under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act? The major Toxic Substances Control Act reform law, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, requires EPA to evaluate the risks of all chemica...

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Dos and Don’ts of Working with Hazardous Chemicals DOS AND DON’TS OF WORKING WITH HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Sep 20, 2019

Brought to you by Avetta, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain risk management solutions Be aware of all substances you’re working with – and the associated risks. Go through safety data sheets and other information to learn about inflammability, carcinogenicity, pr...

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THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES

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Sep 20, 2019

As industry after industry reexamines its partners and processes in an often-painful search for efficiency, chemical businesses are feeling increasing cost and margin pressure. Still, the companies that can adapt new models and automate their processes have an unprecedented opportunity to have an ou...

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The Hazards of Cleaning Chemicals THE HAZARDS OF CLEANING CHEMICALS

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Sep 19, 2019

Routine exposure to hazardous chemicals expose cleaning professionals to injury and illnesses. Learn to mitigate the risks for janitorial staff.

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How dangerous are chemicals in plastic consumer products? HOW DANGEROUS ARE CHEMICALS IN PLASTIC CONSUMER PRODUCTS?

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Sep 19, 2019

By now, most people know the Earth is overwhelmed with plastic. It drifts in our oceans and swims in our drinking water, piling up in landfills to last for generations. To combat the plastic pollution, you do what you can, taking reusable bags to the grocery store and not using straws. But a new rep...

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Exxon Mobil shuts down Beaumont chemical plant, assessing refinery EXXON MOBIL SHUTS DOWN BEAUMONT CHEMICAL PLANT, ASSESSING REFINERY

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Sep 19, 2019

Exxon Mobil said it has shuttered its petrochemical operations in Beaumont and is weighing doing the same for its massive oil refinery as severe rainfall and flooding from Tropical Storm Imelda continues through Thursday. The storm, since downgraded to a tropical depression, has battered much of the...

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UC Irvine Spinout, Debut, Seeks to Transform Chemical Manufacturing Industry UC IRVINE SPINOUT, DEBUT, SEEKS TO TRANSFORM CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Sep 19, 2019

Debut Biotechnology, a startup located in San Diego, California, has exclusively licensed two inventions from the University of California, Irvine (UCI) that will allow continuous manufacturing in the pharmaceutical, alcoholic beverage, and cannabinoid industries. Utilizing easy-to-use enzyme cartri...

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ExxonMobil announces oil discovery offshore Guyana EXXONMOBIL ANNOUNCES OIL DISCOVERY OFFSHORE GUYANA

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Sep 19, 2019

ExxonMobil announced it made an oil discovery on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana at the Tripletail-1 well in the Turbot area. The discovery adds to the previously announced estimated recoverable resource of more than 6 billion oil-equivalent barrels on the Stabroek Block. Tripletail-1 encountered...

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Remote Monitoring for Chamber Based Thermal Process Equipment REMOTE MONITORING FOR CHAMBER BASED THERMAL PROCESS EQUIPMENT

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Sep 18, 2019

Honeywell's Chamber IQ is a mobility data solution for monitoring and receiving alerts from thermal chambers with UDC controllers. Chamber IQ securely connects thermal equipment UDC temperature and limit controllers to provide critical process data and alarms anytime, anywhere, on any smart mobi...

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Hanwha Total Petrochemical Increases Ethylene Production Capacity by 30% HANWHA TOTAL PETROCHEMICAL INCREASES ETHYLENE PRODUCTION CAPACITY BY 30%

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Sep 18, 2019

The Daesan integrated refining and petrochemicals complex in South Korea, owned by Hanwha Total Petrochemical1, has started its new ethylene production capacities. With a $450 million investment, the site can now produce 1.4 million tons per year of ethylene, an increase of 30%. This project was lau...

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Safe Handling of Chemicals SAFE HANDLING OF CHEMICALS

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Sep 18, 2019

Chemicals can cause you and others harm cause skin allergies and asthma cause skin burns and eye damage keep clean, cool, dry keep chemicals in their original containers secure storage to prevent access by vulnerable people Don’t store chemicals in bottles or containers designed for other uses...

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Automated chemical handling system increases spraying efficiency AUTOMATED CHEMICAL HANDLING SYSTEM INCREASES SPRAYING EFFICIENCY

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Sep 17, 2019

RealAgriculture's Jessika Guse caught up with Jaydon Huber, Mixmate rep with Huber Ag Equipment, at Ag in Motion earlier this summer to chat about the product.

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Most Plastic Products Contain Potentially Toxic Chemicals MOST PLASTIC PRODUCTS CONTAIN POTENTIALLY TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Sep 17, 2019

Most of the plastics that consumers encounter in daily life—including plastic wrap, bath mats, yogurt containers, and coffee cup lids—contain potentially toxic chemicals, according to a new study published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology. The researchers behind the st...

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Oil and Gas Chemical Management OIL AND GAS CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

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Sep 17, 2019

It’s hard to believe that one of the smallest tanks at a facility can account for some of the highest operating costs associated with saltwater disposal and production facilities. Chemical management in the oil and gas industry has been a problem that has an enormous impact on the costs of ope...

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Hazardous Area Signaling Equipment Market HAZARDOUS AREA SIGNALING EQUIPMENT MARKET

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Sep 17, 2019

Hazardous Area Signaling Equipment Market, it is estimated to grow with a healthy CAGR during the forecast period of 2019 – 2025. The Worldwide Hazardous Area Signaling Equipment Market is one of the most segmented and developing markets. Each section of the report reveals critical information...

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BASF Launches New Research Lab for Pigments BASF LAUNCHES NEW RESEARCH LAB FOR PIGMENTS

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Sep 17, 2019

A new research laboratory for pigments, manufactured and marketed under BASF’s global brand Colors & Effects, has been opened in Besigheim, Germany. "Through the complete on-site support and the proximity of production and research, we support the development of our inorganic color pi...

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Introducing the Heavy-Duty Flammable Safety Cabinet INTRODUCING THE HEAVY-DUTY FLAMMABLE SAFETY CABINET

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Sep 16, 2019

Strong Hold's heavy-duty flammable safety cabinet is the best storage solution for paints, chemicals, and other flammable liquids. The cabinet is safer, stronger, more durable, and easier to organize than other safety cabinets.

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EPA Says There’s No Need for New Hazardous Spill Regs EPA SAYS THERE’S NO NEED FOR NEW HAZARDOUS SPILL REGS

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Sep 16, 2019

According to the Agency, the action fulfills the terms of a February 2016 consent decree the EPA reached with environmental groups, which was approved by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. In the decree, the Agency committed to issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking with...

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South Africa’s Sasol is using American gas to run its new world class petrochemical complex SOUTH AFRICA’S SASOL IS USING AMERICAN GAS TO RUN ITS NEW WORLD CLASS PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX

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Sep 15, 2019

Developed by South African company Sasol, the Lake Charles Chemicals Project reached beneficial operations this year despite delays and cost overruns.

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PetChem makes entry into specialty chemicals PETCHEM MAKES ENTRY INTO SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

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Sep 13, 2019

Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PetChem) has completed the acquisition of Dutch firm Da Vinci Group BV, marking PetChem's maiden entry into specialty chemicals. With the completion of the acquisition, Da Vinci is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of PetChem. Da Vinci is involved in own-brand reselling...

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THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Sep 13, 2019

The chemical industry is the industry of industries. Its pioneering technologies and efficiency largely contribute to economic growth and jobs, and help provide solutions for a sustainable society.

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10 ways to improve your bio-based chemical plant 10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR BIO-BASED CHEMICAL PLANT

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Sep 13, 2019

Bio-based chemicals production is a rapidly growing field in the processing industry. As with most new technologies, there are both great opportunities and many pitfalls. To be successful you first need to make the process work in a lab environment and then scale up to commercial production and make...

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California considering toughest plastic pollution laws in United States CALIFORNIA CONSIDERING TOUGHEST PLASTIC POLLUTION LAWS IN UNITED STATES

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Sep 12, 2019

With enormous and ever-growing amounts of plastic washing into oceans, rivers and lakes around the world, California lawmakers this week are considering passing the nation’s most far-reaching laws to reduce plastic pollution over the next decade. Three bills before the state Legislature would ...

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Why Alberta petrochemical projects are competitive in the global market WHY ALBERTA PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS ARE COMPETITIVE IN THE GLOBAL MARKET

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Sep 12, 2019

New petrochemical plants in Alberta are economically competitive with new facilities in four global hubs including the U.S. Gulf Coast, according to recent analysis conducted by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI). CERI found that Alberta’s petrochemical plant total supply costs are ...

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Cropnosys India’s related companies acquire Grosvenor Chemicals in UK CROPNOSYS INDIA’S RELATED COMPANIES ACQUIRE GROSVENOR CHEMICALS IN UK

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Sep 12, 2019

Cropnosys India (Private) Limited’s two related companies in the UK, Widecover Ltd and JT Agro Ltd, have collectively made a purchase of Grosvenor Chemicals Ltd (a Huddersfield-based chemicals manufacturer in UK - part of the Whyte Group of companies), with all operations and assets transferri...

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Bigtincan Hub Overview BIGTINCAN HUB OVERVIEW

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Sep 12, 2019

Bigtincan is the industry's leading Sales Enablement Automation platform, empowering Sales teams to win more and be more productive every day, while providing Marketing the ability to establish ROI on content creation efforts.

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Honeywell’s Intelligent Wearables Heads to Petrochemical Industry HONEYWELL’S INTELLIGENT WEARABLES HEADS TO PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Sep 11, 2019

Honeywell’s Intelligent Wearables are being used across a few industries, in part of their usefulness in building worker competency. And now, Braskem Idesa has implemented the hands-free, wearable connected technology at its petrochemical plant in Veracruz, Mexico. “Braskem Idesa has not...

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Motiva to take ownership of Flint Hills chemical plant in November MOTIVA TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF FLINT HILLS CHEMICAL PLANT IN NOVEMBER

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Sep 11, 2019

Motiva Enterprises [MOTIV.UL] plans to take ownership of a Port Arthur, Texas, chemical plant from Flint Hills Resources in November, said sources familiar with the matter. Motiva announced on Aug. 19 it would buy the chemical plant next door to its Port Arthur refinery from the Flint Hills Resource...

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How we support chemical industries in Asia HOW WE SUPPORT CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES IN ASIA

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Sep 10, 2019

We support petrochemicals, agrochemicals, automotive, bio energy, mining, battery and industrial related processes in South East Asia. Take a look at the work of our performance chemical team and see how they bring added value to clients.

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Implementing Buyer Enablement in Your Sales Enablement Strategy (2019) IMPLEMENTING BUYER ENABLEMENT IN YOUR SALES ENABLEMENT STRATEGY (2019)

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Sep 10, 2019

The majority of the time I only had access to two TV channels, three on a good weather day, and I vividly remember when I first saw a color television. At this time, products and services were limited, and buyer choices were almost non-existent. Fast-forward to 2019. Not only do I have access to hun...

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The Role of Sales in Sales Enablement THE ROLE OF SALES IN SALES ENABLEMENT

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Sep 10, 2019

However, with a regular commute time that consumes a couple of hours each day, I have shifted my focus to podcasts and audiobooks. One of my favorite podcasts is the Inside Sales Enablement series by Scott Santucci and Brian Lambert. In their last episode, they spent time reviewing their thoughts an...

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PKN Orlen to boost petrochemicals production with Honeywell Technology PKN ORLEN TO BOOST PETROCHEMICALS PRODUCTION WITH HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY

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Sep 10, 2019

Honeywell announced that PKN ORLEN has licensed the UOP MaxEne™ process, which can increase the production of ethylene and aromatics and improve the flexibility of gasoline production. The project, for the PKN ORLEN facility in Płock, Poland, currently is in the basic engineering stage. Honeyw...

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Aggreko and the Petrochemical and Refining Industry AGGREKO AND THE PETROCHEMICAL AND REFINING INDUSTRY

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Sep 09, 2019

We design and build bespoke power, heating and cooling solutions for refineries and petrochemical plants of all types and sizes, and we maintain them all year round - in all conditions. Our technical experts will work with you to design the best solution for your plant with the focus on easing your ...

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What will be the future scenario of Chemical Manufacturing Software industry? WHAT WILL BE THE FUTURE SCENARIO OF CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING SOFTWARE INDUSTRY?

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Sep 09, 2019

The research report on Global Chemical Manufacturing Software Market presents the readers with market overview and definitions, segmentation, applications, raw materials used, product specifications, cost structures, manufacturing processes, and so on. The report analyzes the global market scenario,...

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Oregon Sues EPA over Pesticide Chemical in Food OREGON SUES EPA OVER PESTICIDE CHEMICAL IN FOOD

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Sep 08, 2019

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum asked Friday to join a lawsuit against the EPA –  the action seeks to block use of a pesticide on food crops that harms infants and children. Chlorpyrifos can harm neurological development. Filed last month in the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals...

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Wanhua Chemical pulls application for $1.2B St. James plant WANHUA CHEMICAL PULLS APPLICATION FOR $1.2B ST. JAMES PLANT

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Sep 06, 2019

Wanhua Chemical has reconsidered plans to build a $1.25 billion facility in St. James Parish.
The company has withdrawn its land use application for the plant, according to a Facebook post by Louisiana Bucket Brigade, which had opposed the project. The group cited concerns with health and pro...

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Canadian agrochem raises $45 million for technology to reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture CANADIAN AGROCHEM RAISES $45 MILLION FOR TECHNOLOGY TO REDUCE THE USE OF CHEMICALS IN AGRICULTURE

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Sep 06, 2019

Terramera, a Canadian company selling bio-pesticides and seed treatments to reduce the use of chemicals in agriculture, has raised $45 million in its latest round of financing. The round was led by strategic investor Ospraie Ag Science and the company’s previous backer, Seed2Growth Ventures. L...

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AI Learns to Predict Outcomes of Complex Chemical Reactions AI LEARNS TO PREDICT OUTCOMES OF COMPLEX CHEMICAL REACTIONS

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Sep 04, 2019

An AI system capable of predicting the outcomes of chemical reactions has been developed. A feat that could improve current drug recovery processes. The researchers at the University of Cambridge have created an algorithm that can predict the outcomes of complex chemical reactions with over 90 perce...

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Huntsman Selling Chemical Intermediates, Surfactants Businesses for $2.1 Billion HUNTSMAN SELLING CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATES, SURFACTANTS BUSINESSES FOR $2.1 BILLION

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Sep 04, 2019

comprising a cash purchase price of $2 billion, plus the transfer of up to approximately $76 million in net underfunded pension and other post-employment benefit liabilities. The $2.076 billion transaction value represents an LTM adjusted EBITDA multiple of approximately 8 times, which includes reta...

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Sun Chemical is buying BASF pigment business SUN CHEMICAL IS BUYING BASF PIGMENT BUSINESS

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Sep 03, 2019

In the short term, nothing will change for beauty makers who works with Sun Chemical or BASF Color & Effects as pigment supply partners. The deal is, of course, subject to approval. And a media release from DIC states that the acquisition will likely be final in Q4 of 2020. As the closing approa...

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Japan to use plastic waste for chemical production JAPAN TO USE PLASTIC WASTE FOR CHEMICAL PRODUCTION

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Sep 03, 2019

Japanese engineering company JGC will build facilities that convert plastic waste into raw materials used for chemical production, the corporation said Wednesday, a move that will help process discarded plastics no longer accepted by China and other emerging nations. The plant recycles plastic waste...

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ILS Chemical Commissioning for Turn Key R&D Catalyst Testing Systems ILS CHEMICAL COMMISSIONING FOR TURN KEY R&D CATALYST TESTING SYSTEMS

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Sep 03, 2019

ILS can pre-validate your custom R&D catalyst testing unit using real catalysts and chemistry under actual operating conditions with full-online analytics BEFORE sending it to you. This valuable service offering means that ILS can do all of the necessary de-bugging on your unit before we send it...

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Chemical Equipment Operator and Tender Career Video CHEMICAL EQUIPMENT OPERATOR AND TENDER CAREER VIDEO

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Sep 02, 2019

Operate or tend equipment to control chemical changes or reactions in the processing of industrial or consumer products. Equipment used includes devulcanizers, steam-jacketed kettles, and reactor vessels.

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EU MDR and the Impact on Chemical Substances in Medical Products EU MDR AND THE IMPACT ON CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES IN MEDICAL PRODUCTS

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Aug 31, 2019

What manufacturers should understand is that this new regulation is a prerequisite for access to European markets and will significantly change the market access structure for the EU. As a result, manufacturers need to start preparing now to ensure product compliance to the new MDR by the applicatio...

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Toxic chemical at PES refinery mostly cleared, aiding probe of June blaze TOXIC CHEMICAL AT PES REFINERY MOSTLY CLEARED, AIDING PROBE OF JUNE BLAZE

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Aug 30, 2019

Most of a highly toxic chemical stored at a fire-damaged Philadelphia oil refinery has been rendered inert, clearing the way for closer inspections of the site following a June blaze that led to the plant’s closure, officials said on Friday. About 340,000 pounds of hydrofluoric acid (HF) store...

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Control of Substances Hazardous to Health - Agile Career Training CONTROL OF SUBSTANCES HAZARDOUS TO HEALTH - AGILE CAREER TRAINING

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Aug 30, 2019

This course covers what you need to know about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). It’s aimed at anyone who is exposed to Substances Hazardous to Health at work, as well as line managers with responsibility for such people. So what do we mean by ‘Substances Hazardous t...

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Fastenal  Shares Acquired by Chemical Bank FASTENAL SHARES ACQUIRED BY CHEMICAL BANK

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Aug 29, 2019

Chemical Bank boosted its stake in shares of Fastenal (NASDAQ:FAST) by 170.3% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 29,862 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 18,814 shares during the period. Chemical Bank’s hold...

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Why the New Madison Logic Oracle Eloqua Integration is so Exciting for Marketers WHY THE NEW MADISON LOGIC ORACLE ELOQUA INTEGRATION IS SO EXCITING FOR MARKETERS

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Aug 29, 2019

Madison Logic is excited to announce a bi-directional integration with Oracle Eloqua, combining best-in-class lead and campaign management skills with Madison Logic’s global reach and advanced targeting. Now Oracle Marketing Automation users are able to align their messaging and targeting thro...

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Digitalization Apps for the Chemical Industry DIGITALIZATION APPS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Aug 29, 2019

Address key industry challenges such as reducing time to market, increasing flexibility, and increasing output with Siemens digitalization apps. We're helping companies convert data into information, transition information into knowledge, and then use that knowledge for data driven predictive ma...

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Chemical Industry Challenges CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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Aug 28, 2019

Onshore oil production set to remain dominant component of total oil production at 62%.  The USA will increase its oil production from 413.9 million toe in 2015 reaching ”:55 million toe in 2020.  In 2030, Russia and Saudi Arabia's share of the world's oil production will dec...

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COMPACT MASS SPECTROMETRY:A COMPLETE REACTION MONITORING SOLUTION COMPACT MASS SPECTROMETRY:A COMPLETE REACTION MONITORING SOLUTION

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Aug 28, 2019

Reaction monitoring is a key aspect in a range of chemistry environments from chemical synthesis to drug discovery to understanding natural products to protein synthesis. Understanding the optimal time to quench a reaction for maximum yield, as well as monitoring a reaction in real-time are vital to...

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Govt says FDI in chemical industry very low; asks industry to introspect GOVT SAYS FDI IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY VERY LOW; ASKS INDUSTRY TO INTROSPECT

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Aug 28, 2019

The government said foreign direct investment (FDI) in India's chemical sector is "meagre" at only 9 percent of the total inflow in the country in spite of conducive policy and asked the industry players to introspect the reasons for the same. Addressing a CII organised event, Chemical...

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BALANCING TRANSPORTATION COST IN THE CHEMICAL SECTOR BALANCING TRANSPORTATION COST IN THE CHEMICAL SECTOR

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Aug 27, 2019

The biggest challenges within the transport sector is a shortage in trucks and a shortage in drivers”begins Rene Fleischer, Transport Manager at Brenntag Nordic. “A lot of young people do not find a career as a driver attractive. Traditionally, truck drivers have been working under the s...

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ENSURING RESOURCE EFFICIENCY WITHIN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ENSURING RESOURCE EFFICIENCY WITHIN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Aug 27, 2019

As global consumption grows, we are to rethink how we utilize resources. At Brenntag Nordic, we believe a part of the solution is connecting chemical users in new circular partnerships where resources can be re-utilized Today, most businesses continue to use virgin materials in their production. How...

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Shepherd Chemical Custom Co-Development SHEPHERD CHEMICAL CUSTOM CO-DEVELOPMENT

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Aug 27, 2019

The Shepherd Chemical Company knows that innovation requires collaboration. We know the best ideas and products come at the intersection of diverse experience, expertise and diligent execution. Custom Co-Development is not just about innovating for you. Custom Co-Development is about innovating with...

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The business case for digitalisation in the energy and chemicals sector THE BUSINESS CASE FOR DIGITALISATION IN THE ENERGY AND CHEMICALS SECTOR

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Aug 27, 2019

When we use the word ‘digitalisation’ what do we really mean?  Computers have been used for process control since Fortran 77 was developed in the late 1950’s.  Commercial transactions have been executed in ERP computer systems for decades.  So, what’s new about...

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Chemicals, plastic makers to focus on curbing SE Asia plastic waste CHEMICALS, PLASTIC MAKERS TO FOCUS ON CURBING SE ASIA PLASTIC WASTE

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Aug 27, 2019

A global alliance of plastic makers and consumer goods companies said on Tuesday it would prioritize much of its $1 billion funds to curb plastic waste in Southeast Asia. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), consisting of 40 companies based around the world, committed $1 billion to an anti-plas...

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Air Pollution Control for Petrochemical Processing Plants AIR POLLUTION CONTROL FOR PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING PLANTS

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Aug 26, 2019

Petrochemical plants and any facilities that involve the processing of oil and gas must deal with the effects and consequences of exhaust streams containing potentially hazardous chemical and gas residue. To keep their operations and the environment surrounding them safe and compliant with regulator...

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Abandoned Dry Cleaner Business Leaking Toxic Chemicals Into The Ground ABANDONED DRY CLEANER BUSINESS LEAKING TOXIC CHEMICALS INTO THE GROUND

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Aug 26, 2019

Abandoned dry cleaner business leaking toxic chemicals into the ground A dry cleaners in Thornton is the center of a serious environmental predicament.

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EPA Proposes to Designate 20 Chemical Substances as High-Priority Substances for Risk Evaluation under TSCA EPA PROPOSES TO DESIGNATE 20 CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES AS HIGH-PRIORITY SUBSTANCES FOR RISK EVALUATION UNDER TSCA

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Aug 26, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a Federal Register notice on August 23, 2019, proposing to designate 20 chemical substances as high-priority substances for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  84 Fed. Reg. 44300.  The notice and supportin...

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Rimini Street scores Oracle support win through San Fang Chemical RIMINI STREET SCORES ORACLE SUPPORT WIN THROUGH SAN FANG CHEMICAL

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Aug 26, 2019

San Fang Chemical has switched to Rimini Street support for select Oracle software solutions to drive enterprise-level savings across core Asian markets. Headquartered in Taiwan, San Fang is a global manufacturer and distributor of artificial leather products, with production bases in Taiwan, China,...

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Why Is Air Products and Chemicals (APD) Down 3.1% Since Last Earnings Report? WHY IS AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS (APD) DOWN 3.1% SINCE LAST EARNINGS REPORT?

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Aug 24, 2019

It has been about a month since the las t earnings report for Air Products and Chemicals (APD). Shares have lost about 3.1% in that time frame, outperforming the S&P 500. Will the recent negative trend continue leading up to its next earnings release, or is Air Products and Chemicals due for a b...

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IIoT can change the formula for the chemical industry IIOT CAN CHANGE THE FORMULA FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Aug 23, 2019

Perhaps I am biased (as a chemical process engineer/operations manager in the chemical industry for 25 years) but it appears to me that the chemical industry is the industry that is most challenged to adopt IIoT solutions. The industry does indeed face different challenges than other types of manufa...

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Why Did Trump EPA Approve Brain Damage Causing Pesticide? WHY DID TRUMP EPA APPROVE BRAIN DAMAGE CAUSING PESTICIDE?

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Aug 22, 2019

The Trump EPA just approved a pesticide that is linked to Brain damage. Tiffany Finck-Haynes joins the program to discuss just how dangerous these chemicals are to you and to the environment.

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Indorama Ventures commits $1.5 billion towards plastic recycling INDORAMA VENTURES COMMITS $1.5 BILLION TOWARDS PLASTIC RECYCLING

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Aug 22, 2019

Thai chemicals company Indorama Ventures has committed $1.5 billion of investment in recycling as consumers become more aware of the environmental impact of single-use plastic and regulators push for more recycling, it said. Indorama's main business is the production of PET resin, a polymer used...

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Anatomy of Today’s Global Traveler ANATOMY OF TODAY’S GLOBAL TRAVELER

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Aug 22, 2019

Where does the modern traveler come from? Where is s/he going? How does s/he get there? As the world grows ever-smaller, more and more people are traveling to a growing number of places each year. Increasingly, they’re getting there by leveraging digital tools. Savvy travel and hospita...

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Push For Change After Indiana Chemical Spill PUSH FOR CHANGE AFTER INDIANA CHEMICAL SPILL

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Aug 21, 2019

Officials and advocates are calling for more stringent testing after the ArcelorMittal chemical spill that killed 3,000 fish in Portage, Indiana. CBS 2's Tim McNicholas reports.

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State lawmakers give chemical recycling a boost STATE LAWMAKERS GIVE CHEMICAL RECYCLING A BOOST

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Aug 21, 2019

The sixth- and seventh-largest states in the country recently approved legislation that could help operators using pyrolysis and other technologies. Legislatures in Illinois and Ohio last month passed bills codifying a number of definitions related to chemical recycling, a term that has come to enco...

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EPA Issues Final SNURs for 145 Chemical Substances EPA ISSUES FINAL SNURS FOR 145 CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

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Aug 21, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register final significant new use rules (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 145 chemical substances that are the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN).  84 Fed. Reg. 43266.  According to EPA, th...

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Creating Content That Improves CX: A Q&A with Lionbridge & Aprimo CREATING CONTENT THAT IMPROVES CX: A Q&A WITH LIONBRIDGE & APRIMO

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Aug 21, 2019

Today’s brands face numerous challenges. They need to create a customized, excellent experience for each and every customer worldwide. To do that, they need to create high-quality, on-target content. They need to create that content quickly, effectively, and for audiences who speak multiple la...

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Lionbridge Brand Video LIONBRIDGE BRAND VIDEO

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Aug 21, 2019

Our roots began in translation but what we do today goes well beyond – from content creation to linguistics, to artificial intelligence (AI). We create global relevance, driven by humanity and amplified by technology. Connecting our customers with their communities and driving brand awareness....

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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Going Global 101: How Your Competition Can Be Your Best Resource GOING GLOBAL 101: HOW YOUR COMPETITION CAN BE YOUR BEST RESOURCE

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Aug 20, 2019

Lace-up your sneakers and step up to the starting line: you’re ready to reach countless customers in new markets.  You’ve secured your spot in the Global Marketplace (whether by default or design).  But before you sprint away, take a good look around you. You are not alone in t...

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Abandoned Russian Chemical Plant Threatens Ecological ABANDONED RUSSIAN CHEMICAL PLANT THREATENS ECOLOGICAL 'CHERNOBYL'

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Aug 20, 2019

The derelict Usolyekhimprom chemical plant contains tanks of chlorine, mercury, and other deadly substances spread across hundreds of hectares in Russia's Irkutsk region. During a visit this July, the head of Russia's environmental safety agency warned that the site poses a potential environ...

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Chemical Company Shines On Sunbeam Support Group CHEMICAL COMPANY SHINES ON SUNBEAM SUPPORT GROUP

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Aug 20, 2019

A Keighley manufacturer has pledged its support to a local bereavement group with plans to raise £5,000 of funds in 2019. Airedale Chemical chose the Sunbeam Support Group to benefit from its planned fundraising activities this year after it was set up by a close friend of the company’s ...

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Motiva Expanding into U.S. Petrochemicals with Purchase of Flint Hills Cracker MOTIVA EXPANDING INTO U.S. PETROCHEMICALS WITH PURCHASE OF FLINT HILLS CRACKER

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Aug 20, 2019

Saudi-owned Motiva Enterprises, which owns North America’s largest refinery, plans to add to its portfolio east of Houston with the purchase of Flint Hills Resources’ ethylene cracker. The U.S. arm of Saudi Arabia Basic Industries Co., aka Aramco, agreed to pay an undisclosed amount for ...

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Petronas restarts Saudi-Malaysian refinery CDU PETRONAS RESTARTS SAUDI-MALAYSIAN REFINERY CDU

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Aug 20, 2019

Pengerang Refining and Petrochemical (PrefChem), a joint venture between Petronas and Saudi Aramco, has begun to restart a crude distillation unit (CDU) at its oil refinery in Malaysia after a fire accident, Petronas said. Malaysia’s state oil firm said the refinery had started feeding crude o...

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Chemical cable tests CHEMICAL CABLE TESTS

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Aug 19, 2019

At Tratos we have laboratories with chemical test facilities that allows us to do, what we say, 'the old-fashioned wet chemistry' but we also have the latest electronic analytical test equipment. We can quickly analyse the constituent proportions in every compound we use. Anyway, we also go ...

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Motiva to buy Flint Hills Port Arthur, Texas chemical plant MOTIVA TO BUY FLINT HILLS PORT ARTHUR, TEXAS CHEMICAL PLANT

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Aug 19, 2019

Motiva Enterprises said on Monday it has signed an agreement to buy the Flint Hills Resources chemical plant adjacent to its Port Arthur, Texas, oil refinery, kicking off a push into petrochemicals. Motiva, the U.S. refining arm of Saudi Aramco, plans to operate the chemical plant while it builds th...

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Portage Port Authority plans to sue steel company for chemical spill PORTAGE PORT AUTHORITY PLANS TO SUE STEEL COMPANY FOR CHEMICAL SPILL

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Aug 18, 2019

After a chemical spill earlier last week in northern Indiana, the Portage Port Authority said it`s planning to file a lawsuit against the steel company involved for violating the Clean Water Act.

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10 Steps to making an ATSDR ToxProfile 10 STEPS TO MAKING AN ATSDR TOXPROFILE

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Aug 16, 2019

We develop the Substance Priority List (SPL) which lists chemicals found at hazardous waste sites on the National Priorities List (NPL).  Hazardous waste sites are properties where toxic (harmful) substances have been left behind.  The NPL is a list of important hazardous waste sites that ...

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Real-time Visibility In The Chemicals Industry REAL-TIME VISIBILITY IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Aug 16, 2019

For chemical companies who are dealing with complex, dangerous shipments, there can be real added value found throughout the supply chain when real-time visibility data complements a supplier’s existing information. The market has shifted as traffic conditions worsen, chemical storage capaciti...

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How to Recycle Household Cleaning Products and Hazardous Chemicals HOW TO RECYCLE HOUSEHOLD CLEANING PRODUCTS AND HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Aug 15, 2019

It should come as no surprise that when hazardous chemicals are dumped into landfills or waterways, it’s pretty damaging to the environment and our health. Just last week, six states sued the EPA for allowing continued use of a pesticide linked to serious effects—such as brain damage&mda...

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Making Sense of the Expiration or Retest Date on Your Lab MAKING SENSE OF THE EXPIRATION OR RETEST DATE ON YOUR LAB'S CHEMICAL BOTTLES

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Aug 15, 2019

One of the most common issues found during a typical high-haz walkthrough of any lab is the presence of chemicals kept and used past their expiration date. While it may not seem like a big deal to many, especially if those chemicals are old and hardly used, keeping some chemicals too long past their...

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Manage and Store Safely All Laboratory Chemicals and Materials MANAGE AND STORE SAFELY ALL LABORATORY CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS

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Aug 15, 2019

By implementing Materials2Manage, organizations can improve laboratory and scientific efficiency, lower costs and speed time to market. The solution can also reduce the risk of incidents, facilitate regulatory compliance, improve workforce safety and help to protect brand reputation.

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EPA Proposes to Designate 20 Chemical Substances as Low-Priority Substances EPA PROPOSES TO DESIGNATE 20 CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES AS LOW-PRIORITY SUBSTANCES

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Aug 15, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the list of 20 chemical substances that it proposes to designate as low-priority substances for which risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is not warranted at this time. The pre-publication version of EPA’s propos...

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Brenntag Announces Complete Acquisition of Crest Chemicals BRENNTAG ANNOUNCES COMPLETE ACQUISITION OF CREST CHEMICALS

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Aug 14, 2019

Chemical distribution Brenntag announced the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent of the shares in Crest Chemicals, South Africa, from the AECI Limited Group of companies. Crest has been a 50/50 joint venture between Brenntag and AECI since 2001. "The full ownership of Crest allows Brenntag ...

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Brewery Safety BREWERY SAFETY

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Aug 14, 2019

Breweries host numerous hazards that can create havoc for workers and visitors alike. Hot liquids, wet floors, and forklifts are just some of the hazards present in breweries throughout the United States.
This helpful infographic encapsulates those hazards and offers numerous resources for ma...

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Refining/Petrochemical Integration — FCC Gasoline to Petrochemicals REFINING/PETROCHEMICAL INTEGRATION — FCC GASOLINE TO PETROCHEMICALS

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Aug 14, 2019

The global trend in motor fuel consumption favors diesel over gasoline, with gasoline often being in surplus. ¬ ere is a simultaneous increase in demand for various petrochemicals such as propylene and aromatics. Technology providers have been successful to utilize the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (...

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Lyondell LYONDELL'S HOUSTON REFINERY FCCU OUTPUT CUT BECAUSE OF CHEMICAL PLANT UPSET

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Aug 14, 2019

Production on the gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracking unit (FCCU) was cut back about 15% at Lyondell Basell Industries’ 263,776-barrel-per-day (bpd) Houston refinery, sources familiar with plant operations said on Tuesday. The 110,000-bpd FCCU reduced production first because of main...

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Process Chemicals — A Complex Supply Chain in Motion PROCESS CHEMICALS — A COMPLEX SUPPLY CHAIN IN MOTION

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Aug 14, 2019

On a recent road trip to retrieve my daughter from college I drove past a handful for chemical manufacturing plants of various types. Viewing a chemical manufacturing plant from a distance everything seems so peaceful and static. A chemical plant is a complex and expensive array of storage tanks, pi...

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2020 Content Marketing Spectrum 2020 CONTENT MARKETING SPECTRUM

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Aug 14, 2019

This is a video explainer of the difference between Content Marketing, Branded Content and Native Advertising - with examples to help put it all into context.Accompanying video that tried to separate signal from noise on the different approaches of content in the business.

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CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST? CX IN THE AGE OF PRIVACY AND TRUST, PART 3: CAN WE (RE)BUILD TRUST?

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Aug 14, 2019

This is the third in a series of articles on creating, maintaining, and optimizing great customer experiences in the context of mounting concerns about privacy and increasingly strict regulations governing data processing. We address topics such as consent strategies, the role of trust, the elements...

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

What character appears in the most films and television programs? Dracula? God? Santa Claus?  All of those make the top ten list, but none is the correct answer. Satan (or The Devil) is a character is more than 840 projects – more than any other character. If you limit the list to mortals...

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The History of Content Marketing THE HISTORY OF CONTENT MARKETING

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Aug 14, 2019

If you want some insights into where the content marketing industry may be headed, it might just help to take a look at where it’s been. As we pointed out when CMI shared its History of Content Marketing infographic in 2012, brands have been telling their stories to audiences for hundreds of y...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Cleanup of Toxic, Cancer-Causing Chemicals in Phoenix Groundwater has been Delayed for Years CLEANUP OF TOXIC, CANCER-CAUSING CHEMICALS IN PHOENIX GROUNDWATER HAS BEEN DELAYED FOR YEARS

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Aug 13, 2019

A plume of contaminated groundwater stretches 15 miles underneath Phoenix. Some call the delay of a cleanup an injustice. Others see a "water grab." The chemicals in Phoenix soil and groundwater include: TCE, PCE and other toxic chemicals such as 1,1-dichloroethane.

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The ChemSAFE Blast Resistant Building at a Petrochemical Facility THE CHEMSAFE BLAST RESISTANT BUILDING AT A PETROCHEMICAL FACILITY

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Aug 13, 2019

MineARC’s ChemSAFE Blast Resistant Buildings (otherwise known as Blast Resistant Modules) are multi-use facilities designed to provide protection from a petrochemical plant hazard such as a blast, toxic or flammable gas release. ChemSAFE BRBs can withstand blasts of up to 10psi 200ms, and have...

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Flammable Liquids Compliance meeting Australian Safety Standards FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS COMPLIANCE MEETING AUSTRALIAN SAFETY STANDARDS

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Aug 12, 2019

We’ve reached Part 5 of our series on flammable liquids compliance. In the last 4 blogs we’ve reviewed the legislation and Codes of Practice underpinning chemical safety in Australia, now we’ll be explaining the legalities when applying Australian Safety Standards. The overall aim ...

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Flammable Liquids Safety and Compliance in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (ACT)

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Aug 12, 2019

Does your business operate out of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)? In this blog we’ll be looking at some of the key compliance factors that affect Class 3 Flammable Liquids and other hazardous chemicals on ACT job sites. It is important to know that in October 2018, the Australian Capit...

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EPA opposes warning labels for chemical in Roundup EPA OPPOSES WARNING LABELS FOR CHEMICAL IN ROUNDUP

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Aug 11, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it will no longer approve labels warning glyphosate is known to cause cancer. The chemical is marketed as a weed killer by Monsanto under the brand Roundup. California requires warning labels on glyphosate products because the International Agency for Re...

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Canada, US govt consult on chemicals of mutual concern priorities CANADA, US GOVT CONSULT ON CHEMICALS OF MUTUAL CONCERN PRIORITIES

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Aug 09, 2019

The US and Canadian governments have begun consulting on proposed priorities to address current and future threats to the countries' Great Lakes region. The Great Lakes Quality Agreement requires regular updates to these binational priorities for science and action; the current draft would apply...

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China CHINA'S BAN ON SOLID WASTE BOOSTS GLOBAL RECYCLING MARKET

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Aug 09, 2019

The complete ban on solid waste by the Chinese government has come as a boon for the plastic recycling market. The global plastic recycling market, which is estimated to be $37.60 billion now, is expected to grow to $39.89 billion in 2019 itself. The revenues in the global waste recycling market are...

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Eastman makes big strides in chemical recycling of plastics EASTMAN MAKES BIG STRIDES IN CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF PLASTICS

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Aug 09, 2019

US chemical company Eastman has developed two circular production processes. Eastman is building a facility, expected to be completed in 24 to 36 months, which will perform chemical recycling on a broadly mixed stream of polyester-family polymers using a process called methanolysis. The input stream...

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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform – Where Are We and Where Are We Going? TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA) REFORM – WHERE ARE WE AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?

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Aug 09, 2019

In 1976, in response to escalating concern about the effects toxic chemicals were having on humans and the environment, Congress enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The legislation was intended to give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broad oversight over all aspects of chemica...

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THE VALUE OF PLASTICS THE VALUE OF PLASTICS

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Aug 09, 2019

ENERGY EFFICIENCY Plastics require less energy to produce than glass, paper, wood, metal and more. Many plastics also save energy during their use. Food packed in material other than plastics such as glass or paper weighs 4 times more, has double the related energy consumption, triple the greenhouse...

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Google Pledges Carbon-Neutral Shipping, Recycled Plastic for All Devices GOOGLE PLEDGES CARBON-NEUTRAL SHIPPING, RECYCLED PLASTIC FOR ALL DEVICES

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Aug 08, 2019

Alphabet's Google on Monday announced that it would neutralise carbon emissions from delivering consumer hardware by next year and include recycled plastic in each of its products by 2022. Google pledges carbon neutral shipments by 2020. It added it will "make technology that puts people fi...

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Huntsman sells chemicals units to Indorama for $2.1bn HUNTSMAN SELLS CHEMICALS UNITS TO INDORAMA FOR $2.1BN

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Aug 08, 2019

Huntsman Corp, the US chemicals group, announced yesterday that it is selling two of its businesses to Thailand-based petrochemicals company Indorama Ventures for $2.1bn. Huntsman said in a statement late on Wednesday that the Bangkok-listed group would pay $2bn in cash and transfer about $76m of ne...

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How to Safely Store Hazardous Chemicals In the Workplace HOW TO SAFELY STORE HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Aug 07, 2019

Total Management and Training has designed this eight-part video series to educate you on everything related to hazardous chemicals. These videos will be coming to you weekly. In the final of the series, Laurie discusses how to store hazardous chemicals in the workplace. He outlines 10 steps to take...

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Specialty chemicals business steady at SRF Ltd SPECIALTY CHEMICALS BUSINESS STEADY AT SRF LTD

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Aug 07, 2019

Shares of Indian specialty chemical company SRF Ltd surged 13% on Tuesday after the company impressed with a better-than-expected June quarter performance. Revenue growth, though, slowed to 9% year-on-year in the quarter, tracking the deceleration in its technical textiles business. But better profi...

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Jakarta will now accept foreign investment in petrochemical sector JAKARTA WILL NOW ACCEPT FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR

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Aug 06, 2019

Indonesian industry minister Airlangga Hartarto recently said the country will welcome foreign investment in the petrochemical sector based on the meetings with foreign investors. Government officials have been actively discussing the issue with foreign investors, especially the United Arab Emirates...

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The Plastic Problem THE PLASTIC PROBLEM

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Aug 06, 2019

The oil and gas industry is ramping up petrochemicals -building blocks of plastics -right as the global outcry intensifies over plastic waste. America is  worldwide for petrochemical buildout, because its plentiful oil and gas supplies have produced cheap petrochemical feedstocks, or raw materi...

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Why Are Harmful Flame-Retardant Chemicals Still Showing Up in Children’s Toys? WHY ARE HARMFUL FLAME-RETARDANT CHEMICALS STILL SHOWING UP IN CHILDREN’S TOYS?

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Aug 05, 2019

Environmental and children’s health advocates breathed a sigh of relief when, over a decade ago, U.S. manufacturers began to phase out a number of flame retardant chemicals from furniture, electronics, textiles and other everyday items. Polybrominated diphenyl ethers, or PBDEs, were facing inc...

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Exxon Mobil profit sinks on weakness in chemicals, refining EXXON MOBIL PROFIT SINKS ON WEAKNESS IN CHEMICALS, REFINING

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Aug 05, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp reported a 21% drop in quarterly profit, its third period in a row of weaker year-over-year results, as sharply higher oil production was offset by weaker refining and chemicals business.
Exxon’s weaker earnings mirrored those at rivals Royal Dutch Shell, Equinor and To...

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US imposes more sanctions on Russia for chemical agent use US IMPOSES MORE SANCTIONS ON RUSSIA FOR CHEMICAL AGENT USE

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Aug 05, 2019

The United States is announcing a second round of sanctions onRussia for its use of a ‘Novichok’ nerve agent in an attempt to assassinate Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia,” the State Department said.
The U.S. imposed a second round of sanctions on Russia for using a ban...

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How can the Intelligent Enterprise impact Chemical Companies? HOW CAN THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE IMPACT CHEMICAL COMPANIES?

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Aug 03, 2019

Chemical companies face challenges from numerous areas. These include the changing price of raw materials and geopolitical climates, erratic demand patterns, mass commoditization and customization of products, complex supply chains, the transition to digitalization, competition from new companies, a...

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Navesta Pharmaceuticals Chemical and Microbiology Labs NAVESTA PHARMACEUTICALS CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGY LABS

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Aug 02, 2019

At Navesta, each vial we produce is a life. Take a look into our Quality Department to see how we guarantee the highest quality products for each patient.

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Hazard Communication Standard /GHS Compliance Timeline HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD /GHS COMPLIANCE TIMELINE

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Aug 02, 2019

All chemical monufadurers, importers, distributors and employers must be in compliance with all modified provisions of this final rule, except: Distributors may ship products labeled by manufacturers under the old system until December 1, 2015. Chemical distributors may no longer ship products label...

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Workplace Health Toolkit to Assist Small Businesses chemicals hazardous WORKPLACE HEALTH TOOLKIT TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES CHEMICALS HAZARDOUS

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Aug 02, 2019

This section seeks to provide useful information to enable employers to manage chemical hazards in the workplace and comply with the Chemical Agents Regulations 2001 and other relevant chemical regulations. Today, almost every business uses chemicals. Even in the cleanest, most modern office, employ...

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Exxon faces lawsuit over air pollution from petrochemical fire EXXON FACES LAWSUIT OVER AIR POLLUTION FROM PETROCHEMICAL FIRE

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Aug 02, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp has been hit with a lawsuit over pollution from a fire at the company's Baytown Olefins Plant, according to an attorney for Harris County, Texas, which filed the suit. The fire was being investigated by federal and state agencies. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administ...

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Flammable Liquids Compliance (Part 3) Navigating the WHS Regulations FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS COMPLIANCE (PART 3) NAVIGATING THE WHS REGULATIONS

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Aug 02, 2019

This blog is part 3 in our series of blogs on flammable liquids compliance. In today’s blog we take a closer look at the WHS Regulations and provide examples of how they could apply to the Class 3 Flammable Liquids (and other Dangerous Goods) at your worksite. STOREMASTA always recommending un...

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Shell Profit Misses as Slowing Economy Hurts Gas, Chemicals SHELL PROFIT MISSES AS SLOWING ECONOMY HURTS GAS, CHEMICALS

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Aug 01, 2019

Royal Dutch Shell Plc got caught into the same earnings trap as many of its peers, reporting second-quarter earnings that fell well short of expectations as the slowing global economy hit everything from natural gas to chemicals. Profit in Shell’s integrated gas division was down by 25%, but e...

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INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS INFRASTRUCTUREFOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS INFRASTRUCTUREFOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS

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Jul 31, 2019

A Zone defines the hazardous material’s general nature or properties – gas or dust – and its probability of being present in the surrounding atmosphere. Continuously present hazardous materials present a greater risk, and therefore require greater protective measures, than is requi...

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How a flammable liquids cabinet reduces chemical spill hazards HOW A FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CABINET REDUCES CHEMICAL SPILL HAZARDS

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Jul 31, 2019

It is a requirement of both Australian Safety Standards and the WHS Regulations to prevent chemical spills - this includes Class 3 Flammable Liquids. In this blog we’ll be looking at the types of hazards created by spilled chemicals, and why we recommend always using a compliant flammable liqu...

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Evonik and thyssenkrupp Industrial sign petrochemical agreements in China EVONIK AND THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SIGN PETROCHEMICAL AGREEMENTS IN CHINA

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Jul 31, 2019

Evonik and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions have agreed to grant a licence for HPPO technology to Zibo Qixiang Tengda Chemical Co. to produce propylene oxide. Corresponding agreements were signed by the parties in Guangzhou in China. In addition, Evonik has licensed the production of hydrogen perox...

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West Coast Olefins secures site for multi-billion dollar petrochemical facility WEST COAST OLEFINS SECURES SITE FOR MULTI-BILLION DOLLAR PETROCHEMICAL FACILITY

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Jul 31, 2019

West Coast Olefins of Calgary, Canada has secured a 300-acre site in the BCR Industrial Area within the City of Prince George in preparation for the construction of a CAN$5.6 billion petrochemical project at the site. The project would include a world-scale ethylene plant and polyethylene facility a...

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Safety and Asset Protection Achieved by Measuring Oxygenin Inerting and Blanket Gas SAFETY AND ASSET PROTECTION ACHIEVED BY MEASURING OXYGENIN INERTING AND BLANKET GAS

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Jul 30, 2019

During storage, transportation, or manufacturing of chemical, biochemical, or organic products, the presence of volatile organic compounds, oxygen, and potential energy sources can lead to fires or explosions. The organic compounds may be needed, as they are part of the process. Eliminating ignition...

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A NEW APPROACH TO WORKPLACE HAZARD COMMUNICATION A NEW APPROACH TO WORKPLACE HAZARD COMMUNICATION

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Jul 30, 2019

Competing in the global marketplace is an increasingly challenging proposition when supply chains cross borders, languages and international regulations. One way governments and regulatory agencies are helping to facilitate international trade — and improve employee safety — is through t...

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Help fine chemicals operate smarter, cleaner, and more economically HELP FINE CHEMICALS OPERATE SMARTER, CLEANER, AND MORE ECONOMICALLY

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Jul 29, 2019

Air Products provides nitrogen, oxygen, hydrogen, gas separation, purification technologies and technical support to the chemical processing industry. Find out how our gas related solutions can help fine chemicals to operate smarter, cleaner, and more economically. Making your business more competit...

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The Sweet Spot Between Petroleum and Environmental Science THE SWEET SPOT BETWEEN PETROLEUM AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

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Jul 29, 2019

The CanmetENERGY-Devon campus is part of Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetLABS, our series of laboratories across the country providing real-world solutions in the fields of energy, materials, clean technology and mining. CanmetENERGY-Devon is focused on solving complex science, technology and...

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Housekeeping essentials to keep your flammable liquids cabinet compliant HOUSEKEEPING ESSENTIALS TO KEEP YOUR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CABINET COMPLIANT

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Jul 29, 2019

A flammable liquids cabinet manufactured to Australian Safety Standards is a sophisticated hazard control measure that can withstand temperatures of up to 850°C. But the dual skinned walls and high-tech doors that automatically close in sequence won’t be minimising your chemical risk if yo...

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