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PART 2: Busting more industry-perpetrated myths about new chemicals and worker protection under TSCA PART 2: BUSTING MORE INDUSTRY-PERPETRATED MYTHS ABOUT NEW CHEMICALS AND WORKER PROTECTION UNDER TSCA

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Mar 19, 2019

I started blogging last week about myths the chemical industry is perpetrating when it comes to EPA’s review of the risks new chemicals may present to workers.  In this post, I address another such myth, one that the industry promotes to a...

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Tackling the global pesticide problem TACKLING THE GLOBAL PESTICIDE PROBLEM

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Mar 19, 2019

Here in the U.S., PAN’s work often focuses on mobilizing action around specific pesticides to  strengthen regulations, win phaseouts, and spur investment in safer alternatives. Recent examples include our work on chlorpyrifos, which is har...

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Chasing Paper: Adventures in Fiber Analysis CHASING PAPER: ADVENTURES IN FIBER ANALYSIS

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Mar 19, 2019

Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, I had no scientific aspirations as a child. I do remember being entertained by science, relishing public television programs such as Newton’s Apple, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Square One, but I never saw ...

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Global Gas Phase Filtration Market to Expand as Need for Improved Chemical Research Increases GLOBAL GAS PHASE FILTRATION MARKET TO EXPAND AS NEED FOR IMPROVED CHEMICAL RESEARCH INCREASES

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Mar 19, 2019

The demand within the global market for gas phase filtration has been rising on account of advancements in the chemical industry. The use of gas phase filtration is an intermediate process in multiple reactions, processes, and experiments in the labo...

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New Chemistry, Making New Things NEW CHEMISTRY, MAKING NEW THINGS

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Mar 19, 2019

In a perverse way, I’m enjoying how modern organic synthesis is upsetting the classic undergraduate sort of test-question syntheses. You know – Grignards, ester condensations, oxidation and reduction of carbonyls, Wittigs, Sandmeyer react...

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Flow Chemistry: Successfully Transitioning From Lab to Production FLOW CHEMISTRY: SUCCESSFULLY TRANSITIONING FROM LAB TO PRODUCTION

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Mar 19, 2019

As continuous flow technology takes center stage, we are seeing a transformation in chemical production. To learn more about the transition away from batch-wise approaches to chemical reactions, the advantages and challenges of using flow technology,...

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Important insight from the organic certification approach to chemical additives in food IMPORTANT INSIGHT FROM THE ORGANIC CERTIFICATION APPROACH TO CHEMICAL ADDITIVES IN FOOD

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Mar 19, 2019

Since 2014, chemicals in food[1] have been consumers’ most important food safety issue, reaching a high of 35% in 2018, according to annual industry surveys by the International Food Information Council. For comparison, “foodborne illness...

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CHEMICAL-FREE, CRUELTY-FREE BEAUTY: WHY IT’S THE WAY OF THE FUTURE CHEMICAL-FREE, CRUELTY-FREE BEAUTY: WHY IT’S THE WAY OF THE FUTURE

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Mar 18, 2019

For an ever-increasing number of us, it’s a case of the fewer ingredients the better – or at least the fewer harmful ingredients the better – when it comes to what we’re willing to put on our skin. In fact, the organic cosmeti...

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Storing up Problems for Tomorrow: Stockpiling ahead of Brexit STORING UP PROBLEMS FOR TOMORROW: STOCKPILING AHEAD OF BREXIT

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Mar 18, 2019

Following the UK’s decision in June 2016 to leave the EU, preparations for an orderly withdrawal are now well underway. But with much still to do, the looming risk of a no-deal Brexit on the 29th March has evoked fear that trading with the EU c...

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Coffee chemicals could curb prostate cancer COFFEE CHEMICALS COULD CURB PROSTATE CANCER

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Mar 18, 2019

Following a series of experiments, researchers conclude that two compounds found in coffee might help slow the growth of prostate cancer cells. Although the findings are preliminary, they are encouraging. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks on t...

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New sustainable materials prof tackles a chemical building block NEW SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS PROF TACKLES A CHEMICAL BUILDING BLOCK

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Mar 18, 2019

Acrylate is a tiny chemical — nine little atoms. But you can find it almost everywhere. The obscure substance is a fundamental building block in modern production and consumption, and its derivatives are in everything from diapers to contact le...

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Defects in Filter Speed Clean Up of Toxic Chemical in Water DEFECTS IN FILTER SPEED CLEAN UP OF TOXIC CHEMICAL IN WATER

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Mar 18, 2019

Researchers looking to find a way to remove contaminants from industrial wastewater have come up with a counter-intuitive solution: use a defective filter. Researchers at Rice University in Texas have revealed a new kind of filter for soaking up cont...

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

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Mar 17, 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 ...

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Circuit Specialists – Your Local Source For MG Chemical Products CIRCUIT SPECIALISTS – YOUR LOCAL SOURCE FOR MG CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

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Mar 17, 2019

If you’ve ever worked in a lab, soldered, or had the opportunity to fabricate your own PCB board, chances are you’ve come across products by MG Chemicals. M.G. Chemicals is a manufacturer and wholesaler of chemical products for the electr...

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Chemical Reactions And Equations CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND EQUATIONS

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Mar 16, 2019

Today we will read about a very important topic through this article. This important topic is "chemical reactions and equations". There are many questions on this subject which are as follows: (A).Balanced Chemical Equation *Method Of Balan...

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Mothers Of Invention - Turning Plastic into Sustainable and Reusable Chemicals | Toyota MOTHERS OF INVENTION - TURNING PLASTIC INTO SUSTAINABLE AND REUSABLE CHEMICALS | TOYOTA

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Mar 15, 2019

Jeanny Yao and Miranda Wang founded BioCellection, a chemical technology company that invented a process to break the chemical bonds between plastic molecules, turning plastic that would otherwise be non-recyclable into chemicals that are sustainable...

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A guide to chemical safety in the home A GUIDE TO CHEMICAL SAFETY IN THE HOME

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Mar 15, 2019

Most of the products in every home can be hazardous if we do not follow the proper storage, usage or disposal procedures as per the guidance. Thus, if not followed the rules, it can be very harmful as these products can cause some serious environment...

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Developing Scalable Flow Chemistry for a Variety of Chemical Transformations DEVELOPING SCALABLE FLOW CHEMISTRY FOR A VARIETY OF CHEMICAL TRANSFORMATIONS

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Mar 15, 2019

We recently spoke to Oliver Kappe to learn more about the focus of his laboratory. Kappe highlights the key properties of continuous-flow microreactors that make them well-suited to preparing pharmaceuticals, and also touches on the topic of his upco...

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How Much Does Trauma Trigger Chemical Abuse Addictions? HOW MUCH DOES TRAUMA TRIGGER CHEMICAL ABUSE ADDICTIONS?

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Mar 15, 2019

One of the requests we have had from the iCAAD community through our interactive-i campaign, was that we publish a blog about trauma and how much it is a trigger for chemical abuse addictions. Judy Crane from The Guest House Ocala and iCAAD London 20...

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Brexit & REACH: Potential Changes to UK Chemical Regulation BREXIT & REACH: POTENTIAL CHANGES TO UK CHEMICAL REGULATION

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Mar 15, 2019

29 March 2019, the date currently fixed in United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) law as when the UK will leave the EU, is now just two weeks away. At this late stage, the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU remain unsettled. The With...

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A PRIMER ON PLASTIC TYPES AND HOW THEY IMPACT HEALTH A PRIMER ON PLASTIC TYPES AND HOW THEY IMPACT HEALTH

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Mar 15, 2019

Bags, bottles, buckets, and bumpers… seemingly unrelated materials that all have one thing in common: plastic. Plastics are a flexible, durable, cheap, and lightweight technology that have revolutionized the way we live. Since the 1950s, plast...

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States and Retailers: The Chemical Industry Is Lying to You STATES AND RETAILERS: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS LYING TO YOU

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Mar 15, 2019

Every year the chemical industry holds a conference known as “Global Chem”—and every year representatives of the chemical industry say things that are revealing, scary, ridiculous, or delusional (or sometimes all four); apparently o...

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Paint and Varnish Strippers Graffiti, Stain, Spill, and All-Purpose Removers Safer Alternatives Sold by Major U.S. Retailers PAINT AND VARNISH STRIPPERS GRAFFITI, STAIN, SPILL, AND ALL-PURPOSE REMOVERS SAFER ALTERNATIVES SOLD BY MAJOR U.S. RETAILERS

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Mar 14, 2019

Below is a list of paint and varnish strippers and removers sold by major U.S. retailers that do not contain methylene chloride or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This list was compiled to show the wide array of safer paint strippers and removers that are...

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Chemicals at Work: The GHS Label CHEMICALS AT WORK: THE GHS LABEL

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Mar 14, 2019

Developed by the United Nations, the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is a system of classifying the health, physical, and environmental hazards of chemicals to better maintain health and safety standards a...

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Developing operating procedures for your safety shower and eyewash DEVELOPING OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR YOUR SAFETY SHOWER AND EYEWASH

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Mar 14, 2019

Purchasing and installing any emergency equipment is only one step in the safety process. You also need to follow up with clear and practical operating procedures  — ie, policies that your workers will accept and follow. This blog will hel...

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Why chemicals management is essential for a safer, healthier world WHY CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT IS ESSENTIAL FOR A SAFER, HEALTHIER WORLD

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Mar 14, 2019

A new UN report is a timely reminder of the need for close control of the $5tn chemicals industry “Tommy was a chemist, but Tommy is no more; for what he thought was H2O was H2SO4” The old schoolroom rhyme taught us two essential lessons ...

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Lucrative Opportunities for Manufacturers Drives the Bio-Sourced Polymers Market LUCRATIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MANUFACTURERS DRIVES THE BIO-SOURCED POLYMERS MARKET

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Mar 14, 2019

Bio-sources polymers are derived from biological sources such as algae, microorganisms, and plants. As everyday items like plastics bags are becoming more difficult to use due to growing regulations, manufacturers are looking for new ways to be envir...

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How to validate emerging technologies in food processing HOW TO VALIDATE EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES IN FOOD PROCESSING

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Mar 14, 2019

Unlike the thermal processing industry, new food processing technologies, by their very nature, will not have a long history of data and experience to back up general assumptions. In the absence of such data it is therefore important to validate prod...

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POWERING EHS MANAGEMENT WITH ON-DEMAND CHEMICALS DATA POWERING EHS MANAGEMENT WITH ON-DEMAND CHEMICALS DATA

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Mar 14, 2019

Industries worldwide are digitalizing their EHS operations and with this comes an immense amount of data. While this is largely seen as a positive outcome of digitalization for most companies the management of critical data can be overwhelming for mo...

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What Chemicals are in Fireworks? WHAT CHEMICALS ARE IN FIREWORKS?

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Mar 14, 2019

In the modern day and age of the big bang, we are able to get hold of fireworks in every colour, shape and size! We all know how explosions work - take fuel, add fire ... boom! But how do fireworks function? First, we have to start with the chemicals...

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Training Workers to use emergency decontamination equipment TRAINING WORKERS TO USE EMERGENCY DECONTAMINATION EQUIPMENT

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Mar 14, 2019

Here at STOREMASTA we visit workplaces all over Australia, NZ and South East Asia. And we regularly see fully compliant safety cabinets, chemical stores and emergency decontamination equipment fall into disrepair and non-compliance because of poor ho...

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5 essential considerations before installing a safety shower 5 ESSENTIAL CONSIDERATIONS BEFORE INSTALLING A SAFETY SHOWER

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Mar 14, 2019

To be effective, emergency decontamination equipment needs to be installed correctly and in a location that will best serve the employees and contractors working in the area. This blog introduces 5 essential considerations that will help you decide o...

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The gathering storm of chemical clouds THE GATHERING STORM OF CHEMICAL CLOUDS

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Mar 14, 2019

Developing economies are logging the highest consumption in spite of the fact that these countries are already suffering from poor monitoring and regulations. India must revisit policies to avoid poisoning of our natural resources The United Nat...

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6 Plastic Straw Alternatives That Won’t Harm You Or the Planet 6 PLASTIC STRAW ALTERNATIVES THAT WON’T HARM YOU OR THE PLANET

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Mar 13, 2019

The push against plastic straws has been prevalent in the last few years, with some cities and businesses banning them and others simply promoting the switch to a more sustainable option. It’s estimated that Americans use more than 500 million ...

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70 Years of Innovation in Spectroscopy 70 YEARS OF INNOVATION IN SPECTROSCOPY

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Mar 13, 2019

Today, Agilent’s comprehensive and time-tested Spectroscopy portfolios (Molecular and Atomic) offer some of the most powerful and reliable solutions for diverse markets, such as: (Bio) Pharmaceutical Energy and chemical.

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Agrimax: developing biobased products from crop and food-processing waste AGRIMAX: DEVELOPING BIOBASED PRODUCTS FROM CROP AND FOOD-PROCESSING WASTE

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Mar 13, 2019

Around a third of all food produced globally is wasted each year. This waste occurs throughout the whole value chain, from farmers to consumers. However, there are significant amounts of valuable compounds contained in the wasted food that could and ...

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UHMW Plastic Solves a Multitude of Issues for Wear Applications UHMW PLASTIC SOLVES A MULTITUDE OF ISSUES FOR WEAR APPLICATIONS

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Mar 13, 2019

Interstate Plastics provides many grades of UHMW-PE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) for a variety of wear, friction, and high-impact related applications from guard rails and wear strips to power transmission components in assembly lines a...

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A Complete Overview on Boiling Point and Storage Outdoor of Base Oils A COMPLETE OVERVIEW ON BOILING POINT AND STORAGE OUTDOOR OF BASE OILS

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Mar 13, 2019

The Initial Boiling Point is the temperature at which the first drop of dense vapor shows up in a refining test. Distillation tests check the instability of oil, which is the measurement of how fast the oil evaporates. Refining tests are utilized on ...

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Chemical Fires – Claim Investigation & Management CHEMICAL FIRES – CLAIM INVESTIGATION & MANAGEMENT

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Mar 13, 2019

Chemical fires can occur at properties that stores hazardous chemicals. Due to the potential release of a multitude of chemicals and emergency responses from hazardous materials spill response teams, firefighters, and emergency remediation contractor...

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Current innovations in organic chemical reactions CURRENT INNOVATIONS IN ORGANIC CHEMICAL REACTIONS

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Mar 13, 2019

Session will focus on discussing the current progress in the chemical reactions to make its effect less ethical to human and environment. So many chemicals emission causing adverse effects on human health, as well as effecting the global climate. Und...

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Chemical Catalysts And The Changing World Of Chemical Industry CHEMICAL CATALYSTS AND THE CHANGING WORLD OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 12, 2019

In the recent scientific age, catalysis has gained importance in industrial and academic research with substantial probable applications in agrochemicals, fine chemicals, polymers, petroleum, electronics, stationary sources, environmental cleaning an...

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Atlas Oil Company Accepted into American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® Partnership Program ATLAS OIL COMPANY ACCEPTED INTO AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL RESPONSIBLE CARE® PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM

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Mar 12, 2019

In the spring of 2018, Atlas Oil Company announced the launch of its Chemical Transportation Division and has since, been committed to providing safe, reliable freight services to meet each customers’ diverse chemical transport needs. To furthe...

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The Chemistry of Petrol and Diesel THE CHEMISTRY OF PETROL AND DIESEL

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Mar 12, 2019

The following infographic shows the difference between diesel, unleaded petrol and leaded petrol. Diesel automobiles are popular in Europe. All cars in the US run on petrol. Trucks however use diesel. Unlike petrol, diesel is considered to be more po...

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Applying non-animal test methods for assessing skin sensitisation APPLYING NON-ANIMAL TEST METHODS FOR ASSESSING SKIN SENSITISATION

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Mar 12, 2019

Information about the impact of many chemicals on our health or on the environment is needed. Chemicals, known as skin sensitisers, can cause allergic reactions when they come into contact with our skin. Yet these chemicals play an important part in ...

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Addressing global food contact compliances with additives | Evonik ADDRESSING GLOBAL FOOD CONTACT COMPLIANCES WITH ADDITIVES | EVONIK

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Mar 12, 2019

Thorsten Schierle, Head of Applied Research and Technology- Decorative Inks and Projects EMEA with Evonik Coating Additives, discusses the importance of balancing performance and regulatory demands placed upon food packaging inks.

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Understand the Dangers and Proper Use of Chemicals UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS AND PROPER USE OF CHEMICALS

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Mar 12, 2019

Chemicals such as glues, solvents, paints and pressurized gases are commonly used in the home building process. But they can be hazardous to individuals when not used properly. More than 32 million American workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals ...

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Science mission to discover how "everyday" chemicals and plastic are changing the Arctic SCIENCE MISSION TO DISCOVER HOW "EVERYDAY" CHEMICALS AND PLASTIC ARE CHANGING THE ARCTIC

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Mar 12, 2019

Lancaster University Scientists are heading to the Arctic to discover how chemicals and microscopic particles of plastic debris are changing one of the world’s most pristine environments.  Researchers have already found evidence that plast...

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How US Sanctions Have Affected Iran HOW US SANCTIONS HAVE AFFECTED IRAN'S PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 12, 2019

According to Iran’s 20-year development plan, the petrochemical industry will become the first-generation power sector in terms of the value of petrochemicals, and the production capacity of petrochemicals will reach $180 million by 2025, becau...

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Chemical storage of renewable energies CHEMICAL STORAGE OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES

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Mar 12, 2019

In 2050, 80% of the electric power in Germany has to be based on renewable resources. To reach this goal, it is required to store electric power in the form of chemical energy carriers. Within the priority program “Catalysts and Reactors under ...

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Should You Like Dongguang Chemical Limited’s (HKG:1702) High Return On Capital Employed? SHOULD YOU LIKE DONGGUANG CHEMICAL LIMITED’S (HKG:1702) HIGH RETURN ON CAPITAL EMPLOYED?

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Mar 12, 2019

Today we’ll look at Dongguang Chemical Limited (HKG:1702) and reflect on its potential as an investment. Specifically, we’ll consider its Return On Capital Employed (ROCE), since that will give us an insight into how efficiently the busin...

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The Market Trends on THE MARKET TRENDS ON 'SULFATE-FREE' PRODUCTS: HOW TO FORMULATE 'SULFATE-FREE' PRODUCTS?

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Mar 12, 2019

The term of ‘sulfate-free’ products is the latest talking point in the personal care industry.  Over the past 7 years, one of the consumer’s concerns have been over the use of alkyl sulfates and alkyl ether sulfates, and it has...

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A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS

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Mar 11, 2019

The challenges and opportunities posed by the current plastics system demand fundamental change in which research and innovation (R&I), enabled and reinforced by policymaking, play a crucial role. While plastics bring benefits as a functional mat...

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HOW TO CHOOSE PLASTIC FOR PLASTIC MACHINING? HOW TO CHOOSE PLASTIC FOR PLASTIC MACHINING?

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Mar 11, 2019

Plastics have been an integrated part of our lives. Their wide-spread usage and wide array of benefits make it’s a popular choice. Converting the metal parts to plastic components can help them save a lot of money and also gives the manufacture...

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Process Analyzers to Undergo Extensive Evolution with New Innovations Hitting the Process Analyzers Market PROCESS ANALYZERS TO UNDERGO EXTENSIVE EVOLUTION WITH NEW INNOVATIONS HITTING THE PROCESS ANALYZERS MARKET

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Mar 11, 2019

The increasing industrial processes across the globe are triggering the need for effective and timely checks and monitoring of industrial processes. The increasing need for powerful technologically-backed equipment and systems is gaining greater emph...

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Why Digitalization can be music to the ears of the energy and chemical industry WHY DIGITALIZATION CAN BE MUSIC TO THE EARS OF THE ENERGY AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 11, 2019

The energy and chemical industry is a conservative one. Its processes may be complex and there’s more risk involved, but its outdated technology is in need of an upgrade if companies are going to move into the digital age. It follows a similar ...

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Water-repellant chemical could be a new driving force to move water WATER-REPELLANT CHEMICAL COULD BE A NEW DRIVING FORCE TO MOVE WATER

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Mar 11, 2019

We spend a lot of time discussing how digital technologies are influencing process automation, but some researchers are looking to alternative technologies for innovation and solutions to common challenges. Among them, researchers at the University o...

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Evolution of Chemical Production EVOLUTION OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTION

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Mar 08, 2019

Since the introduction of regulations on chemical production in 1976, there has been a lot of development and research within the chemical industry. The use of chemicals in manufactured products increased and thus the dangers of chemicals increased. ...

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Dow spin-off to emerge as major chemical company DOW SPIN-OFF TO EMERGE AS MAJOR CHEMICAL COMPANY

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Mar 08, 2019

Chemical conglomerate DowDupont gave more detail about its planned three-way breakup Friday, giving investors a glimpse into itsspin-off strategy in which a new commodity chemical arm called Dow will emerge April 1. DowDuPont, which has Houston opera...

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Tailoring Flow Reactor Equipment to the Particular Chemistry at Hand TAILORING FLOW REACTOR EQUIPMENT TO THE PARTICULAR CHEMISTRY AT HAND

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Mar 08, 2019

André de Vries received a PhD in Organic Chemistry, under the supervision of Ben L. Feringa at the University of Groningen, specializing in asymmetric catalysis. He has over 20 years of experience in chemical process R&D, first as part of ...

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Huge ALTOSONIC 5 ultrasonic flowmeters for custody transfer (CT) applications | KROHNE HUGE ALTOSONIC 5 ULTRASONIC FLOWMETERS FOR CUSTODY TRANSFER (CT) APPLICATIONS | KROHNE

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Mar 08, 2019

The video deals with the production and calibration of ALTOSONIC 5 ultrasonic flowmeters. Context: KROHNE produced a series of 48” ALTOSONIC 5 ultrasonic flowmeters for custody transfer (CT) to measure crude oil up to 15,000 m³/h. The cali...

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No Toxic Cleaners Necessary: Clean Your Kitchen Chemical-Free with ENJO NO TOXIC CLEANERS NECESSARY: CLEAN YOUR KITCHEN CHEMICAL-FREE WITH ENJO

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Mar 08, 2019

Australians are some of the world’s biggest waste producers. According to the 2014-2015 National Waste Report Aussies produced 64 million tonnes, equivalent to 2.7 tonnes per person of waste. The kitchen is the largest contributor of waste in t...

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Biosuccinic Acid – In-Depth Information BIOSUCCINIC ACID – IN-DEPTH INFORMATION

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Mar 07, 2019

There are countless chemicals and solution like acids that support life and other numerous natural functions that are required for the healthy progression of our body and for the life of other living beings. Some primary acids namely lactic acid, cit...

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Brexit and beyond: your guide to OECD Mutual Acceptance of Data BREXIT AND BEYOND: YOUR GUIDE TO OECD MUTUAL ACCEPTANCE OF DATA

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Mar 07, 2019

It’s no secret that Brexit is weighing heavily on everybody’s minds at the moment. One of the major questions being asked in our industry is “how will Brexit affect the acceptance of non-clinical study data?”. In this blog pos...

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How China’s New Chemical Regulation Framework Will Impact Businesses HOW CHINA’S NEW CHEMICAL REGULATION FRAMEWORK WILL IMPACT BUSINESSES

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Mar 07, 2019

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s (MEE’s) draft Regulation on Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances (Regulation) is likely to have broad implications for companies that manufacture, process, impo...

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Specialty chemicals, on varied industry segments SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, ON VARIED INDUSTRY SEGMENTS

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Mar 07, 2019

The specialty of these chemicals is on the basis of their performance and functions of the complete product range. When it comes to the profit-making spree, companies tend to serve the products more often than not to serve a targeted consumer, or eve...

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Pharma & Biotech, Chemicals and Energy Drive Growth PHARMA & BIOTECH, CHEMICALS AND ENERGY DRIVE GROWTH

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Mar 07, 2019

Strategic Directions International (SDi), just released the 2019 Global Assessment Report: The Analytical and Life Science Instrumentation Industry. In this article we discuss some key trends our analysts observed in 2018 and where we believe the ind...

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Toxic chemicals are poisoning communities, and those affected say EPA isn’t doing enough to stop it TOXIC CHEMICALS ARE POISONING COMMUNITIES, AND THOSE AFFECTED SAY EPA ISN’T DOING ENOUGH TO STOP IT

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Mar 07, 2019

When Hope Grosse was growing up in Warminster, Pennsylvania, she rarely thought about her home’s proximity to the Naval Air Warfare Center nearby, and how that might impact the safety of the water she drank and bathed in daily. Now 53 years old...

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Chemical Surface Treatment Market Anticipated To Raise USD 15.30 Billion by 2023 CHEMICAL SURFACE TREATMENT MARKET ANTICIPATED TO RAISE USD 15.30 BILLION BY 2023

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Mar 07, 2019

“Global Chemical Surface Treatment Market Set for Rapid Growth, to Reach USD 15.30 Billion by 2023” report (Sample Copy Here) offers detailed insights on the market dynamic forces to enable informed business decision making and developmen...

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Unexpected Measure Against Chemical Threats UNEXPECTED MEASURE AGAINST CHEMICAL THREATS

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Mar 07, 2019

Drone technology will have an important role in the UK’s defenses against chemical weapon attacks. Defense secretary Gavin Williamson has announced an £11m plan to boost the defense, outlining how drones and robotics would be deployed in ...

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SOME ELEMENT NAMES ARE MORE BABYLONIAN THAN OTHERS, BUT WHICH ONES? SOME ELEMENT NAMES ARE MORE BABYLONIAN THAN OTHERS, BUT WHICH ONES?

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Mar 06, 2019

The year 2019 has been assigned by UNESCO as the Year of the Periodic Table of the Elements. This, and the 150th anniversary of the Periodic Table, can finally be celebrated in the company of no less than 118 elements, all earlier vacancies in the sy...

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OPLS vs. PLS modeling to improve bioprocess yields of batch processes OPLS VS. PLS MODELING TO IMPROVE BIOPROCESS YIELDS OF BATCH PROCESSES

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Mar 06, 2019

In industries that depend on bioprocessing, achieving the highest possible yields in the shortest time frame, while keeping costs down and product quality high is often challenging. Meeting these goals requires having a well-designed, well-defined an...

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WHAT ARE THE MULTIPLE USES OF TEXTILE AUXILIARY CHEMICALS? WHAT ARE THE MULTIPLE USES OF TEXTILE AUXILIARY CHEMICALS?

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Mar 06, 2019

The textile industry uses a whole world of textile auxiliary chemicals in different processing steps. This blog explains about some chemicals that play a significant role in the following processes: Dying and printing Finishing and sizing processes. ...

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Workers exposed to harmful chemicals WORKERS EXPOSED TO HARMFUL CHEMICALS

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Mar 06, 2019

A CHEMICAL manufacturing company has today been fined after failing to manage the risk of exposure to chemicals harmful to health, resulting in workers being exposed to chemicals which caused long term damage to their skin. Teesside Magistrates&...

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Antibacterial Toothpaste Chemical Is Food For The Bacteria ANTIBACTERIAL TOOTHPASTE CHEMICAL IS FOOD FOR THE BACTERIA

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Mar 06, 2019

A new research suggests that triclosan, a chemical compound used in personal care and household products like dishwashing liquids, toothpastes, soaps, deodorants etc., can make the bacteria resilient to antibiotics. This compound is added to these pr...

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Global Automation and Instrumentation in Chemical and Petrochemical Market 2019: ABB , Emerson Electric GLOBAL AUTOMATION AND INSTRUMENTATION IN CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL MARKET 2019: ABB , EMERSON ELECTRIC

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Mar 06, 2019

Global Automation and Instrumentation in Chemical and Petrochemical Market 2019 report offers incisive information in a detailed manner related to key aspects of the market that are expected to have a computable impact on developmental prospects of t...

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TWO COMPANIES INDICTED FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS THAT CAUSED CHEMICAL CLOUD OVER ATCHISON IN 2016 TWO COMPANIES INDICTED FOR SAFETY VIOLATIONS THAT CAUSED CHEMICAL CLOUD OVER ATCHISON IN 2016

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Mar 06, 2019

Two Kansas companies were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of safety violations that caused a toxic chlorine cloud to form over the city of Atchison in October 2016. Federal prosecutors charged Midwest Grain Products, of Atchison, and Harcros Ch...

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How to perform a demo of Beas Manufacturing within the Chemical industry HOW TO PERFORM A DEMO OF BEAS MANUFACTURING WITHIN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 05, 2019

In this video we illustrate how we would perform a demo to a prospect from within the Chemical industry. Watch it to learn the best way to present and go through the different discussion slides.

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How Artificial Intelligence is Creating Smarter Chemical Processes HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IS CREATING SMARTER CHEMICAL PROCESSES

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Mar 05, 2019

Since 1970, computer processing speeds have doubled roughly every two years. Moore’s Law predicts that this rate will continue meaning that the ‘brain power’ of most CPU’s will soon out think the human mind. Considering other ...

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New Warnings on Plastic’s Health Risks as Fracking Industry Promotes New NEW WARNINGS ON PLASTIC’S HEALTH RISKS AS FRACKING INDUSTRY PROMOTES NEW 'PLASTICS BELT' BUILD-OUT

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Mar 05, 2019

A new report traces the life cycle of plastic from the moment an oil and gas well is drilled to the time plastic trash breaks down in the environment, finding “distinct risks to human health” at every stage. Virtually all plastic — ...

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RAID-XP I Chemical/Radiological Threat Detector RAID-XP I CHEMICAL/RADIOLOGICAL THREAT DETECTOR

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Mar 05, 2019

Hardened to military standards, reliable and robust; RAID-XP is able to detect, identify and continuously monitor Chemical Warfare Agents (CWA) & Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TIC) using a high-end Ion Mobility Spectrometer.

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Thousands of unregulated chemicals are allowed in conventional processed foods THOUSANDS OF UNREGULATED CHEMICALS ARE ALLOWED IN CONVENTIONAL PROCESSED FOODS

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Mar 05, 2019

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is hard at work again, this time taking a look at the chemicals used in both conventional and organic processed foods. EWG is best known for creating the dirty dozen list of fruits and vegetables to avoid and the...

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Pine Chemistry: Essential to society for over 80 years. PINE CHEMISTRY: ESSENTIAL TO SOCIETY FOR OVER 80 YEARS.

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Mar 04, 2019

Used to make roads, highways and sidewalks, all of which are necessary in a modern society An important ingredient in paints, allowing for major home and office renovations $2 billion enterprise provides thousands of jobs across the country Used in r...

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Young People in the Chemical Industry: Careers at Robinson Brothers YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: CAREERS AT ROBINSON BROTHERS

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Mar 04, 2019

Robinson Brothers has a history of supporting young individuals in the development of their careers within chemical manufacturing. This could be through additional training, secondments or further education. Robinson Brothers offers careers across se...

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Circular Polymers new facility to supply chemical recycling industry CIRCULAR POLYMERS NEW FACILITY TO SUPPLY CHEMICAL RECYCLING INDUSTRY

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Mar 04, 2019

In a major advance for industry and the circular economy, a team of recycling industry veterans have formed a new company, Circular Polymers, to supply the chemical recycling industry with consistent, high quality feedstock made from post-consumer ca...

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What is an SDS and How Do I Read One? WHAT IS AN SDS AND HOW DO I READ ONE?

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Mar 04, 2019

As you search for the best synthetic turf and turf infill combination, there are many factors to consider. Product performance, longevity, sustainability, and so on. One often overlooked piece of information is a product’s SDS. Material Safety ...

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Chemists explore the periodic table’s actinide frontier CHEMISTS EXPLORE THE PERIODIC TABLE’S ACTINIDE FRONTIER

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Mar 04, 2019

Oct. 11, 1939. Europe is at war, and US president Franklin D. Roosevelt has just received a fateful letter from Albert Einstein. Noting that “the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future,&r...

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Simple Steps for Maintaining Air Quality in Your Home SIMPLE STEPS FOR MAINTAINING AIR QUALITY IN YOUR HOME

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Mar 04, 2019

Most of us tend to think of air pollution as something that occurs outdoors where car exhaust and factory fumes proliferate, but there’s such a thing as indoor air pollution, too.  Since the 1950s, the number of synthetic chemicals used in...

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How Safe is Air Products & Chemicals HOW SAFE IS AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS' DIVIDEND?

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Mar 03, 2019

To begin, let’s talk about Air Products & Chemicals’ business model. Air Products & Chemicals is one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of atmospheric and process gases, serving other businesses in the industr...

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Empowering The Industry For Future Generations EMPOWERING THE INDUSTRY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

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Mar 03, 2019

For almost 2 decades now, ECHEM stands tall among mega petrochemical producers worldwide, distinguished with its diversity, sincerity and flexibility in each and every opportunity implemented. The continuous development, cutting edge technologies and...

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W2C Rotterdam welcomes Shell as partner in waste-to-chemicals project W2C ROTTERDAM WELCOMES SHELL AS PARTNER IN WASTE-TO-CHEMICALS PROJECT

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Mar 02, 2019

Shell will join a consortium comprising Air Liquide, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals), Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam in an effort to build Europe’s first advanced waste-to-chemicals facility in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Sh...

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Global chemical industry M&A to face challenges, but remain robust amid uncertainty: Deloitte GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY M&A TO FACE CHALLENGES, BUT REMAIN ROBUST AMID UNCERTAINTY: DELOITTE

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Mar 02, 2019

Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2019 is expected to pull back slightly from 2018 levels against a backdrop of uncertainty—rising interest rates, trade tensions, and slowing economic growth. Despite a potential dec...

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A HAZARDOUS WASTE: AN OVERVIEW OF ICL’S FAILED SAP IMPLEMENTATION A HAZARDOUS WASTE: AN OVERVIEW OF ICL’S FAILED SAP IMPLEMENTATION

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Mar 01, 2019

While there is no magic bullet for preventing an IT disaster, understanding why major transformational programs fail is a great first step to planning and implementing a successful program.  One catastrophic IT project failure that is rich with ...

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How AI is Creating Smarter Chemical Products HOW AI IS CREATING SMARTER CHEMICAL PRODUCTS

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Mar 01, 2019

People aren’t as clever as they think they are; and that includes you and me. This is because of the all the information we don’t know we don’t know. Computers are also not as clever as we think they are. Only a few years ago was on...

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Macquarie leading bidder for Bayer’s chemical park operator, say sources: Reuters MACQUARIE LEADING BIDDER FOR BAYER’S CHEMICAL PARK OPERATOR, SAY SOURCES: REUTERS

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Mar 01, 2019

Macquarie has emerged as the leading bidder for Bayer’s 60 percent stake in chemical park operator Currenta, which the German drugmaker has put on the block to reduce its debt pile, people close to the matter said. Talks between Bayer and the A...

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THE FACTS ABOUT ETHYLENE OXIDE THE FACTS ABOUT ETHYLENE OXIDE

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Mar 01, 2019

A versatile chemical building block, ethylene oxide is primarily used in industrial manufacturing operations to make other chemicals. Ethylene oxide and its derivatives help make a variety of products we use every day.

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$340 Billion in Annual Disease-Related Costs Associated with Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals $340 BILLION IN ANNUAL DISEASE-RELATED COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ENDOCRINE DISRUPTING CHEMICALS

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Mar 01, 2019

The costs of pesticide use extend far beyond the invoices farmers pay for purchase of the chemicals to use on their crops. The real costs related to pesticide use and exposure include those of health care, lost productivity and income, and environmen...

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Hard Brexit: What You Absolutely Need to Do HARD BREXIT: WHAT YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO DO

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Feb 28, 2019

Everything indicates that Great Britain will leave the EU on March 29, 2019 without a valid trade agreement in place (hard Brexit). The consequences for the entire economy are unforeseeable. In particular, companies that have registered chemicals in ...

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7 INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS FOR REFRIGERATION: FROM DISTRICT COOLING TO DATA CENTERS 7 INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS FOR REFRIGERATION: FROM DISTRICT COOLING TO DATA CENTERS

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Feb 28, 2019

Industrial refrigeration isn’t air conditioning—it goes beyond that, both in scale and in the little details. Industrial refrigeration can be defined as the equipment and accessories projected to remove heat from large-scale processes or ...

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Air Products and Chemicals increases dividends AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INCREASES DIVIDENDS

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Feb 28, 2019

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. produces atmospheric gases, including oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen, helium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, synthetic and specialized gases. The company also manufactures equipment for the production, processing...

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Solution to Chemical Mystery #14: Loves Me...Loves Me Not SOLUTION TO CHEMICAL MYSTERY #14: LOVES ME...LOVES ME NOT

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Feb 27, 2019

In Chemical Mystery #14, neutralization reactions were used to cause some interesting color changes. See the two videos below: In both experiments an indicator was used that contained a mixture of p-nitrophenol and phenolphthalein (Table 1). p-nitrop...

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Early Pesticide Exposure Contributes to Faster ALS Progression EARLY PESTICIDE EXPOSURE CONTRIBUTES TO FASTER ALS PROGRESSION

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Feb 27, 2019

While exact causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) remain unknown, new research shows legacy organochlorine pesticides and other environmental pollutants advance the progression of the neurodegenerative disease. The latest study from the Unive...

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Paint strippers need informed solutions, not regrettable substitution PAINT STRIPPERS NEED INFORMED SOLUTIONS, NOT REGRETTABLE SUBSTITUTION

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Feb 27, 2019

Methylene chloride is a chemical used in paint strippers that is bad for the environment and very toxic — it can even kill you. Methylene chloride is dangerous for workers and consumers and we need safer strippers- but my new research shows the...

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Does a Hot Water Heating Boiler or Chiller Need Water Treatment? DOES A HOT WATER HEATING BOILER OR CHILLER NEED WATER TREATMENT?

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Feb 27, 2019

The short answer is yes. The answer to why, is a bit more complicated. Throughout this post, common misconceptions about closed hot water heating systems will be explained and the answer to the “Why” will be provided.  Also shown wil...

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Surge in China lending could lead to global economic rebound, stronger chemicals demand SURGE IN CHINA LENDING COULD LEAD TO GLOBAL ECONOMIC REBOUND, STRONGER CHEMICALS DEMAND

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Feb 27, 2019

CHINA may have pressed the panic button again. If the extraordinary rise in January lending is sustained, this would represent the third time in recent history that China has opened the floodgates on new credit. A sustained upswing in lending would o...

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How manufacturers are using big data analytics to improve processes HOW MANUFACTURERS ARE USING BIG DATA ANALYTICS TO IMPROVE PROCESSES

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Feb 27, 2019

In industries ranging from biopharmaceuticals to chemicals, executives in today’s manufacturing marketplace face ever-increasing pressures to grow profit margins, reduce time to market and optimize processes across all aspects of their business...

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Enabling the Future Digital Enterprise ENABLING THE FUTURE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

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Feb 27, 2019

Uber and Lyft have demonstrated across the world how digital innovation enabled two entrepreneurial companies to disrupt, with startling speed, the transportation industry across the world. By doing so, they changed the entire structure of the automo...

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MOST COMMON GAS AND CHEMICAL EXPLOSION INJURIES MOST COMMON GAS AND CHEMICAL EXPLOSION INJURIES

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Feb 27, 2019

There are some jobs out there that are more dangerous than others, no matter which way you look at it. Some of the riskiest jobs in Texas – and America, for that matter – are those that work in the oil and gas, chemical, or electrical ind...

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Chemical Industry :REVERSE OSMOSIS CONCENTRATE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY :REVERSE OSMOSIS CONCENTRATE

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Feb 27, 2019

The Kunshan Zhong Yan plant contracted Berghof Membranes (BMT) to install its unique tubular ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, becoming the first commercial plant in China to use tubular membrane technology in soda ash production. The original system r...

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A gap remains in the circular economy conversation: Toxic chemicals in packaging A GAP REMAINS IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONVERSATION: TOXIC CHEMICALS IN PACKAGING

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Feb 27, 2019

This is the first blog in a series evaluating the challenges associated with single-use food packaging waste. This week Walmart joined a growing number of companies that are trying to advance the circular economy for packaging. Like previous commitme...

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Avoid chemicals in your lawn and garden AVOID CHEMICALS IN YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN

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Feb 26, 2019

As a Conservation Committee of Sierra Club’s Southeastern PA Group, Don’t Spray Me! helps implement, in Chester County, Sierra Club’s goal of cutting back human practices harmful to nature and human health.

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For chemical makers, each digital journey is its own FOR CHEMICAL MAKERS, EACH DIGITAL JOURNEY IS ITS OWN

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Feb 26, 2019

There’s a funny facet to digital transformations—they’re all different. Sure, the motivations to adopt elements of Industry 4.0 might be similar and the desired outcomes are often the same, but the path to get there is unique for ea...

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Chemical Manufacturing: Scarcity of Raw Materials CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING: SCARCITY OF RAW MATERIALS

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Feb 26, 2019

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” Winston Churchill Although he wasn’t talking about manufacturing, his words still apply. Raw materials scarcity is a real issue threatening the chemical industry. The world&r...

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Ideal-Pak Model AE2-CEP for Industrial Chemicals IDEAL-PAK MODEL AE2-CEP FOR INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS

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Feb 26, 2019

Meet our full-featured automatic 2-head bottom up filling machine. Available in painted, epoxy-painted or stainless steel frame configurations. Designed for food and chemical filling applications.  This model features twin titanium filling nozzl...

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Programming languages for chemical information PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES FOR CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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Feb 26, 2019

Cheminformatics covers the representation, management and analysis of small molecules and their associated data. It is implied that these activities are performed on a computer. But how does one represent a molecule on a computer? How does one then p...

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How to manage the risk of hazardous chemicals used in the workplace HOW TO MANAGE THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS USED IN THE WORKPLACE

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Feb 26, 2019

Many organisations that carry hazardous chemicals at their workplace are easily sold safety cabinets, PPE, and emergency equipment to match the hazard class of the substances. They mistakenly believe that this is all that is required to extinguish th...

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New TSCA Inventory Released by EPA Lists Active Chemicals NEW TSCA INVENTORY RELEASED BY EPA LISTS ACTIVE CHEMICALS

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Feb 25, 2019

The EPA has released what it describes as the first update of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Inventory in 40 years. The update indicates that 47 percent of the 86,228 chemicals listed on the Inventory are “active,” which means th...

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Siemens provides multi-modular E-House solution for chemical complex in Hungary SIEMENS PROVIDES MULTI-MODULAR E-HOUSE SOLUTION FOR CHEMICAL COMPLEX IN HUNGARY

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Feb 25, 2019

Siemens has received one of its largest single orders for E-Houses from the technology group thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. Seven modular power distribution substations will ensure the power supply for the operation of a new chemical complex of t...

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The deugro Service Portfolio Petrochemical Industry THE DEUGRO SERVICE PORTFOLIO PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 25, 2019

deugro is fully focused on identifying, understanding and solving the special needs of our petrochemical clients by tailoring unique and efficient solutions. From the beginning, the petrochemical industry has always been a key sector of success for d...

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Learning from Nature: A Cu(II)-Porphyrin Complex Produces Oxygen Gas from Water at Ultra-Small Overpotential LEARNING FROM NATURE: A CU(II)-PORPHYRIN COMPLEX PRODUCES OXYGEN GAS FROM WATER AT ULTRA-SMALL OVERPOTENTIAL

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Feb 25, 2019

Sunlight-assisted water splitting represents a sustainable way to convert solar energy into chemical energy in hydrogen and oxygen gases. Due to its high activation energy, the oxygen evolution reaction (OER) requires large overpotential for initiati...

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Chemistry is not harder than other sciences...just different. CHEMISTRY IS NOT HARDER THAN OTHER SCIENCES...JUST DIFFERENT.

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Feb 25, 2019

A well known physicist turned venture capitalist asked on Twitter the other day why people seem to have a harder time understanding chemistry rather than physics or biology. Chemistry is by no means harder to understand than physics or biology, but i...

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ACC Phthalates Automotive Infographic ACC PHTHALATES AUTOMOTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

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Feb 25, 2019

PVC and acrylic plastisol sealants made with high phthalates are used in wheel wells, underbody coatings and paint to maximize performance and extend the life of the product through the wear-and-tear of everyday vehicle use.

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Is Digitalisation really the future for the Chemical Industry? IS DIGITALISATION REALLY THE FUTURE FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Feb 25, 2019

From daily chores to businesses, digitalization has changed our lives exponentially. Mr. Punit Krishna, Co-founder, and CEO, Chemarc explains the booming potential of going digital through the platform model, as compared to the traditional pipeline m...

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Top 7 Ways that Chemical Industry Networking is Better Online TOP 7 WAYS THAT CHEMICAL INDUSTRY NETWORKING IS BETTER ONLINE

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Feb 23, 2019

Any half-decent businessperson will tell you of the power of networking. Meeting new contacts, discussing the industry, and finding solutions to work challenges; All of this and more can be done at a networking event or conference. But in the same wa...

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Fine Chemicals Customer Insights FINE CHEMICALS CUSTOMER INSIGHTS

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Feb 22, 2019

The interaction between buyer and seller has been explored extensively in academic and commercial literature. Fine chemical custom manufacturing, a niche within the specialty chemicals space, doubles-down on this dynamic with a unique serviced-based ...

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Braskem to Research Chemical Recycling BRASKEM TO RESEARCH CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Feb 22, 2019

Braskem has formed new partnerships for the development of chemical recycling, with a focus on transforming post-consumer plastics, such as grocery bags and packaging films for snacks and cookies, once again into chemical products. The partnerships s...

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HAZCHEM SAFETY: essential emergency and safety equipment HAZCHEM SAFETY: ESSENTIAL EMERGENCY AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

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Feb 22, 2019

Do you have emergency equipment in place at your worksite that will be always available during  a chemical emergency? If you use, store, or handle hazardous chemicals you’ll need emergency response equipment to deal with any type of accide...

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Choosing a chemical spill kit for your chemical stores CHOOSING A CHEMICAL SPILL KIT FOR YOUR CHEMICAL STORES

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Feb 22, 2019

Chemical spills can be as simple as someone knocking over a tin of paint, or breaking the cap off a bottle of liquid cleaner (which now leaks) — to dropping a hose coupling that begins to spray acid from a bulk chemical storage tank. If there i...

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HAZCHEM ALERT: planning for chemical emergencies HAZCHEM ALERT: PLANNING FOR CHEMICAL EMERGENCIES

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Feb 22, 2019

No matter how many precautions you take, chemical emergencies can happen at any time (on any shift). This blog is all about emergency preparedness — the steps you need to take to ensure that your workers and property are safe before, during, an...

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DISTRIBUTION LOADING ARMS DISTRIBUTION LOADING ARMS

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Feb 21, 2019

With more than 100 years’ experience working in the fluid transfer industry, Emco Wheaton has the pedigree and knowledge, along with the innovative attitude and skills required to produce world leading equipment.From Marine Loading Arms used to...

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Use of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics in pharmaceuticals USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS IN PHARMACEUTICALS

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Feb 21, 2019

Catalyzed by an exciting range of new, disruptive technologies, the pharmaceutical industry needs to reimagine its future. And the need to reimagine is being driven by shifts which are disturbing the industry's status quo – pressure to redu...

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New IBM VolCat Process Breaks Down Waste Plastics into New Material NEW IBM VOLCAT PROCESS BREAKS DOWN WASTE PLASTICS INTO NEW MATERIAL

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Feb 21, 2019

IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a catalytic chemical process that can turn waste PET into a substance that can be fed directly back into plastic manufacturing machines in order to make new products. This announcement is p...

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HAZCHEM Safety: Transferring hazardous chemicals HAZCHEM SAFETY: TRANSFERRING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Feb 20, 2019

Chemical transfer and decanting stations can be one of the most dangerous areas on the job site, especially if chemicals are not fully enclosed as they are transferred from one container or tank to another. Workers can be exposed to chemical vapors a...

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HAZCHEM SAFETY: installing and using eyewash stations HAZCHEM SAFETY: INSTALLING AND USING EYEWASH STATIONS

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Feb 20, 2019

If your workplace carries hazardous chemicals (or generates them during work processes) you’ll need to carefully assess your work procedures and chemical storage areas — looking at ways to reduce the likelihood of your workers suffering c...

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Keeping hazardous chemicals stable at the job site KEEPING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS STABLE AT THE JOB SITE

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Feb 20, 2019

If your worksite stores reactive or otherwise unstable chemicals you have a legal responsibility to make sure they are kept stable and do not decompose or react violently with another substance. This blog discusses some key considerations for storing...

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Developing a chemical spill response plan DEVELOPING A CHEMICAL SPILL RESPONSE PLAN

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Feb 20, 2019

When you use, store, or handle hazardous chemicals at your workplace (particularly if they are in liquid form) spillage is inevitable.  Do you have a chemical spill response plan that addresses ‘everyday spills’ as well as major leak...

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HAZCHEM ALERT: do you need to monitor the health of your workers? HAZCHEM ALERT: DO YOU NEED TO MONITOR THE HEALTH OF YOUR WORKERS?

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Feb 20, 2019

This blog provides a quick introduction to health monitoring and outlines your overall responsibilities. The need for health monitoring is usually triggered by the use of certain high-risk substances (eg, carcinogens) or if chemical exposure levels c...

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Plastic is a global health crisis hiding in plain sight. PLASTIC IS A GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT.

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Feb 19, 2019

Despite being one of the most pervasive materials on the planet, plastic and its impact on human health remain poorly understood. Yet exposure to plastic is expanding into new areas of the environment and food chain as existing plastic products fragm...

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The Global Plastic Calamity THE GLOBAL PLASTIC CALAMITY

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Feb 19, 2019

Many of us live lives of luxury in which we’ve never had to grapple with disaster, conflict, famine or epidemic. Yet a global health epidemic is slowly unfolding around the planet under the weight of single-use plastics that are breaking into m...

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Digital transformation in the chemicals industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Feb 19, 2019

FW: How would you describe the way digital transformation is reshaping operations across the chemicals industry? What opportunities do new technologies offer companies in this space? Jenner: I think we need to discuss the term ‘digital transfor...

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Toxic Gender? The Role of Sex and Gender in Chemicals Management TOXIC GENDER? THE ROLE OF SEX AND GENDER IN CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

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Feb 19, 2019

Engagement with the role of sex and gender in chemicals management is not a new phenomenon either internationally  or in the German context, but it is persistently complicated. The relevance of sex (physical/biological) and gender (social/behavi...

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Chemistry Industry: Committed to a Zero Plastic Waste Future CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY: COMMITTED TO A ZERO PLASTIC WASTE FUTURE

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Feb 19, 2019

Modern-day necessities like food packaging, medical equipment, lighter vehicles and sustainable energy are made possible through the contributions of plastics, but these products do not belong in our waterways or the environment. Chemistry Industry A...

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How Dow Chemical Company is Optimizing Work Processes with Adept | Synergis Software HOW DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY IS OPTIMIZING WORK PROCESSES WITH ADEPT | SYNERGIS SOFTWARE

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Feb 18, 2019

Gregg Schuler, Product Manager of Global Engineering Document Management at Dow Chemical, discusses both the immediate and long-term advantages of Synergis Adept—including the use of Adept's usage statics to optimize work processes.

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Why are Specialty Chemicals A Special Category in Itself? WHY ARE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS A SPECIAL CATEGORY IN ITSELF?

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Feb 18, 2019

Specialty chemicals are a special category itself as it includes a lot of amazing chemicals. Specialty chemicals are manufactured by a complex and interlinked industry. In the strictest sense, specialty chemicals are one of those chemical items that ...

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An Industry Initiative to Help Keep Pool Swimming Safe AN INDUSTRY INITIATIVE TO HELP KEEP POOL SWIMMING SAFE

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Feb 18, 2019

Chlorine is indispensable to maintaining crystal clear, sanitized swimming pool water. However, when reports emerged that swimmers and pool staff were being accidentally exposed to chlorine gas at pools, there was a need to help stop these incidents....

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7 Trends Shaping Commercial Laundry in the Philippines in 2019 7 TRENDS SHAPING COMMERCIAL LAUNDRY IN THE PHILIPPINES IN 2019

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Feb 17, 2019

The commercial laundry industry in the Philippines over the last few years has grown immensely. Self-service laundry shops have mushroomed within our neighborhood, while big laundry companies have benefited from hotels and restaurants increasingly ou...

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Periodic Graphics: Do air pollution masks work? PERIODIC GRAPHICS: DO AIR POLLUTION MASKS WORK?

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Feb 17, 2019

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning investigates the efficiency of the masks and what they do and don’t filter out.

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Inside the Paint INSIDE THE PAINT

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Feb 17, 2019

Paints are broadly categorised as (a) decorative paints and (b) industrial oatings. While Decorative Paints are used for covering walls in houses, offices, shops with colour, Industrial Coatings are used by manufacturers to give a colour coat to thei...

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Chemicals companies shift to EU regulation in no-deal survival plan CHEMICALS COMPANIES SHIFT TO EU REGULATION IN NO-DEAL SURVIVAL PLAN

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Feb 17, 2019

The threat of a no-deal Brexit has prompted more than 50 chemicals companies to move regulatory approvals from the UK to the EU. The companies, which have operations in the UK, have applied to use European Union regulators for critical authorizations...

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Talent acquisition and retention in the chemical industry TALENT ACQUISITION AND RETENTION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 17, 2019

The chemical industry has witnessed several changes in the way it operates, especially over the past decade. Led globally by consolidations, and an all-pervasive impact of digital technology and lean portfolios, organizations must rapidly change and ...

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THE YEAR AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS THE YEAR AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS

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Feb 16, 2019

No one can be certain of the future, but in the dynamic world of the chemical industry it is important to keep a finger on the pulse of chemical markets and expert opinion. With this in mind, this article presents a snapshot of the business trends, c...

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Oil and Gas Industry Infographics OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY INFOGRAPHICS

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Feb 15, 2019

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The Dangerous Chemicals In Your Plastic Packages THE DANGEROUS CHEMICALS IN YOUR PLASTIC PACKAGES

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Feb 15, 2019

Plastic is everywhere. In grocery receipts, water bottles, and of course, food packaging. And that means that chemicals in plastic like BPA and phthalates are everywhere too. Researchers are concerned that these chemicals can leach into food and get ...

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The role of chemistry in a circular economy for plastics THE ROLE OF CHEMISTRY IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS

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Feb 15, 2019

This paper identifies the value that plastics bring to our modern and sustainable lives, the urgent global issue of managing plastic waste in our oceans and environment and the chemistry industry’s role in solving this issue. The federal govern...

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Chemical Procurement? It Pays to Be a Pessimist CHEMICAL PROCUREMENT? IT PAYS TO BE A PESSIMIST

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Feb 15, 2019

If you are a chemical producer or supplier, it pays to be a pessimist. Disaster, either natural or man-made is usually never far away. Be it a chemical plant explosion, or market collapse, global economic sanctions, trade war, or Brexit, no one can b...

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UN highlights chemical pollutants UN HIGHLIGHTS CHEMICAL POLLUTANTS

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Feb 14, 2019

Minimizing the impacts of chemicals and waste will not be achieved by 2020 unless urgent actions are taken to contain chemical pollution, according to a United Nations report released this week.The report, Global Chemicals Outlook II, published by th...

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Can plastic chemical affect ovarian function? CAN PLASTIC CHEMICAL AFFECT OVARIAN FUNCTION?

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Feb 14, 2019

Eating canned foods during pregnancy can expose your baby to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), which can later affect their reproductive health, warns a study. Detectable in surface water and soil sediments, BPA is used in many industrial pr...

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Tirreno - Brazilian chemical industry TIRRENO - BRAZILIAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 14, 2019

Tirreno is a brazilian chemicals industry operating in the market for over 50 years. The company produces and markets high-technology products for car manufacturers, siderurgy and car parts.

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What are PFAS chemicals, and what are they doing to our health? WHAT ARE PFAS CHEMICALS, AND WHAT ARE THEY DOING TO OUR HEALTH?

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Feb 14, 2019

PFAS chemicals are known as "forever chemicals," a family of potentially thousands of synthetic chemicals that are extremely persistent in the environment and in our bodies. PFAS is short for perfluoroalky and polyfluoroalkyl substances and...

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Electrocoagulation, Waste water treatment Plant, Effluent Treatment Plant, ZLD ELECTROCOAGULATION, WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLANT, EFFLUENT TREATMENT PLANT, ZLD

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Feb 14, 2019

We have installed more than 70 Effluent Treatment Plants and Zero Liquid Discharge plant in India, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Vietnam, Philippines, Tanzania, Botswana and Latin American countries such as Ecuador, Peru, Guatemala and Dominican Republic.

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Chemical Process Control - Optimizing Manufacturing with Industrial IoT CHEMICAL PROCESS CONTROL - OPTIMIZING MANUFACTURING WITH INDUSTRIAL IOT

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Feb 14, 2019

In chemical manufacturing, we must look at the process both in detail and holistically, in order to identify inefficiencies. By analyzing production disturbances through the use of process-based machine learning, we have the opportunity to reach new ...

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Can your Industrial Field Workers know it all at all times? CAN YOUR INDUSTRIAL FIELD WORKERS KNOW IT ALL AT ALL TIMES?

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Feb 14, 2019

Enable your industrial field workers to access information and knowledge in any shape or form at any moment to increase their safety, productivity, job compliance.

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Chemical Process Control - Optimizing Manufacturing with Industrial IoT CHEMICAL PROCESS CONTROL - OPTIMIZING MANUFACTURING WITH INDUSTRIAL IOT

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Feb 14, 2019

In chemical manufacturing, we must look at the process both in detail and holistically, in order to identify inefficiencies. By analyzing production disturbances through the use of process-based machine learning, we have the opportunity to reach new ...

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Asset Performance Management in the Chemical Industry ASSET PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 14, 2019

The chemical industry continues to be a volatile market. Discover how Predix Asset Performance Management is helping chemical manufacturers improve asset reliability, maintain knowledge management, manage operational risk, and meet market demand.

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Heartland Petrochemical Complex Site Tour- January 2019 HEARTLAND PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX SITE TOUR- JANUARY 2019

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Feb 13, 2019

Construction update and a drone tour of the Heartland Petrochemical Complex near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta. For the latest on the project, visit www.interpipeline.com or find us @inter_pipeline on Twitter.

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The 101 on E-cigarettes Infographic THE 101 ON E-CIGARETTES INFOGRAPHIC

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Feb 13, 2019

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for w...

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Nitrogen Gets In The Fast Lane For Chemical Synthesis NITROGEN GETS IN THE FAST LANE FOR CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS

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Feb 13, 2019

ice University scientists have given organic chemists a boost with their latest discovery of a one-step method to add nitrogen to compounds for drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products. Rice synthetic organic chemist László K&u...

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The urgent threat of hormone-disrupting chemicals to our health and future THE URGENT THREAT OF HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS TO OUR HEALTH AND FUTURE

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Feb 13, 2019

The following essay was written by Dr. Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, a  renowned pediatrician, professor at NYU, and prominent leader in children’s environmental health. He's the author of a new book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent T...

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New Clothes Every Season Isn’t Cool. It’s Killing the Environment NEW CLOTHES EVERY SEASON ISN’T COOL. IT’S KILLING THE ENVIRONMENT

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Feb 13, 2019

We generally tend to associate pollution with far-off mining operations, manufacturing plants or power industries. We often forget about the person at a shopping mall or ourselves, throwing out old clothes and making room for new ones. The truth is t...

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HYDROGEN – INDUSTRY AS CATALYST HYDROGEN – INDUSTRY AS CATALYST

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Feb 12, 2019

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of energy leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. The following report is published by the Word...

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Bee diversity critical to world’s food supply BEE DIVERSITY CRITICAL TO WORLD’S FOOD SUPPLY

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Feb 11, 2019

Ecosystems that contain only a few bee species underperform in terms of plant production whereas those with many different species thrive, according to research which highlights the importance of bee diversity to securing the world’s food suppl...

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EPA decision soon on chemical compounds tied to health risks EPA DECISION SOON ON CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS TIED TO HEALTH RISKS

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Feb 11, 2019

The chemical compounds are all around you. They’re on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water sup...

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Electric Vehicles – disruptions in the chemicals and refining industries ELECTRIC VEHICLES – DISRUPTIONS IN THE CHEMICALS AND REFINING INDUSTRIES

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Feb 11, 2019

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have gained significant momentum in recent years, supported by regulatory incentives, changing consumer perception and the willingness of much of the auto manufacturing industry to throw its weight behind the development of af...

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Chemical Protection on the Golf Course CHEMICAL PROTECTION ON THE GOLF COURSE

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Feb 11, 2019

This video covers the different chemical injuries that can occur on the golf course, how to choose the correct personal protective equipment for the chemicals, and what they can do if they come into contact with the chemicals.

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Preventative maintenance and integrity testing in your hazardous chemical stores PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE AND INTEGRITY TESTING IN YOUR HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL STORES

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Feb 11, 2019

As time passes, hazardous chemicals will begin to degrade even the toughest chemical stores. It’s essential to have a preventative maintenance program in place, (with enough integrity checks and tests) to ensure the chemicals remain secure and ...

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How to conduct a chemical safety review audit HOW TO CONDUCT A CHEMICAL SAFETY REVIEW AUDIT

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Feb 11, 2019

A chemical safety review audit examines chemical hazards — plus the control measures you have introduced to bring the risk to an acceptable level. This blog walks you through the hazard review process: when to conduct a review; and consideratio...

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HAZCHEM Safety: when do you need to review your chemical control measures? HAZCHEM SAFETY: WHEN DO YOU NEED TO REVIEW YOUR CHEMICAL CONTROL MEASURES?

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Feb 11, 2019

This blog takes a closer look at the review process, because you must undertake as many reviews as necessary to maintain a safe work environment. Whenever chemical hazards are present at a worksite you have a WHS obligation (even if you don’t k...

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Sustaining chemical safety compliance with a risk management methodology SUSTAINING CHEMICAL SAFETY COMPLIANCE WITH A RISK MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY

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Feb 11, 2019

100% chemical safety compliance is achieved by having a risk management plan that has regular  review mechanisms in place. This blog introduces you to the STOREMASTA risk management methodology, developed in-house to ensure that every chemical h...

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YEAR BOOK 2018 - EuChemS YEAR BOOK 2018 - EUCHEMS

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Feb 10, 2019

The name is simpler, but more importantly, better reflects who we are, who we represent, what we do, and what we embody. We believe that the new logo will also better reflect our diversity and our unity and will enable citizens, scientists, and decis...

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Using the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) when identifying chemical hazards USING THE AUSTRALIAN DANGEROUS GOODS CODE (ADG CODE) WHEN IDENTIFYING CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Feb 10, 2019

This blog takes a quick look at how to use the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) to gain a better understanding of the chemical hazards at your worksite. Chemical hazards can be extremely complex — especially when the hazardous substan...

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Hazardous chemical safety training for managers and supervisors HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL SAFETY TRAINING FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS

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Feb 10, 2019

Chemical safety is the responsibility of the whole team, with managers and supervisors playing an essential role in enforcing operational procedures and housekeeping practices. We see many of our clients who have purchased and installed safety equipm...

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ChemSciPicks – A greener route to fine chemicals CHEMSCIPICKS – A GREENER ROUTE TO FINE CHEMICALS

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Feb 08, 2019

As part of our ChemSciPick of the Week series, we bring you a video abstract of recent work from the University of Tokyo. A team of scientists have come up with a way of synthesising fine chemicals using a cheap and environmentally-friendly process.

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Cutting-Edge University Research Confirms Safe Exposure Level for Formaldehyde CUTTING-EDGE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CONFIRMS SAFE EXPOSURE LEVEL FOR FORMALDEHYDE

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Feb 08, 2019

Since the 1990s, published research has consistently demonstrated that safe thresholds for formaldehyde exposure exist. In 2011, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) identified understanding the effects of inhaled formaldehyde vs. formaldehyde prod...

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Guidance on selecting chemical substitutes GUIDANCE ON SELECTING CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTES

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Feb 07, 2019

Deciding how to get started on chemical substitution and looking for information on chemical alternatives is a challenge for any business. Selecting an alternative is a change and as a result a Management of Change process approach should be used to ...

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CYBERSECURITY 101 IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CYBERSECURITY 101 IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

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Feb 07, 2019

Though it is largely unseen, cybersecurity permeates most, if not all, aspects of fuel and petrochemical manufacturing, ensuring our industries can function efficiently and without disruption. Given how critical this technology is to our sectors, and...

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How SAP grows your business in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry HOW SAP GROWS YOUR BUSINESS IN CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 07, 2019

More chemical industry uses SAP than any other technologies. SAP chemical industry helps businesses in this industry for nearly two decades and have created a unique and valuable insight into their needs.SAP chemical industry can strictly control the...

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HAZCHEM Safety: 3 steps to preventing chemical spills HAZCHEM SAFETY: 3 STEPS TO PREVENTING CHEMICAL SPILLS

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Feb 07, 2019

Even small chemical spills can create dangerous hazards especially if the substance is highly toxic, corrosive, reactive, or flammable. Even worse if multiple chemicals are involved and the spill occurs in a public place, close to the building’...

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Chemical Conversion of Plastic Waste into Fuel CHEMICAL CONVERSION OF PLASTIC WASTE INTO FUEL

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Feb 07, 2019

The United Nations estimate that more than 8 million tons of plastics flow into the oceans each year. A new chemical conversion process could transform the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels a...

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CANVERA Polyolefin Dispersions for Sustainable Can Coating CANVERA POLYOLEFIN DISPERSIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE CAN COATING

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Feb 07, 2019

CANVERA Polyolefin Dispersions, a new can coating technology from Dow. An ultra-thin, thermoplastic, water-borne coating. It’s a major step forward for can coating technology, a major step forward for health and a major step forward for the env...

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MANAGING SURGES IN CHEMICAL PRODUCT DEMAND (MINUS THE STRESS). MANAGING SURGES IN CHEMICAL PRODUCT DEMAND (MINUS THE STRESS).

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Feb 06, 2019

Everybody gets excited when sales orders come flowing in. But when strong orders turn into a flood, the excitement can turn to panic as you try to figure out how to keep pace and maintain commitments. This pattern can happen with any product line, bu...

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Let’s find out how many chemical products do they use in a surgery room! LET’S FIND OUT HOW MANY CHEMICAL PRODUCTS DO THEY USE IN A SURGERY ROOM!

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Feb 06, 2019

Plastics have infinite uses in the healthcare sector. They make healthcare professionals’ jobs safer and more efficient, and they are vitally important to patients' health.

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Chlorine Chemistry’s Impact on Energy and Environment CHLORINE CHEMISTRY’S IMPACT ON ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

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Feb 06, 2019

Chlorine chemistry is an important component in the development and manufacture of materials that make vehicles lighter—thereby increasing gasoline mileage.  Unlike most other plastics, which are manufactured wholly from fossil fuels, cost...

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Company Profile Jakarta Industrial Chemical COMPANY PROFILE JAKARTA INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL

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Feb 05, 2019

JIC89 adalah Toko OnLine yang menyediakan berbagai Bahan Kimia untuk keperluan Bahan Baku pada Industri Maintenance Chemicals dan Industri Lainnya. JIC89 mulai diroperasikan pada 1 Januari 2018.

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OSHA Requirements and the Chemical Manufacturing Industry OSHA REQUIREMENTS AND THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Feb 05, 2019

The chemical manufacturing industry is subject to many serious hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) became involved in the standardization and regulation of chemical management after a disastrous chemical accident in Bhop...

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ChemMonthly January 2019 CHEMMONTHLY JANUARY 2019

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Feb 05, 2019

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new type of 3D printer, a new form of nanotubes based on benzene, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with...

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ChemCreations: New Solutions from Leading Fine Chemical Suppliers CHEMCREATIONS: NEW SOLUTIONS FROM LEADING FINE CHEMICAL SUPPLIERS

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Feb 04, 2019

ChemCreations is a new service offering from the CABB network of fine chemical custom manufacturing partners. Envisaged as “Chemical Processes Delivered”, ChemCreations offers a modular approach to custom manufacturing services, well beyo...

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Chemical Storage: Should You Build or Buy Your Chemical Store? CHEMICAL STORAGE: SHOULD YOU BUILD OR BUY YOUR CHEMICAL STORE?

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Feb 04, 2019

A chemical store allows you to ensure that you are storing your chemicals safely in a manner which in turn reduces the risk of environmental pollution and risk to personnel. You can build a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ solution or you ...

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Five black chemists who made a difference FIVE BLACK CHEMISTS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

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Feb 02, 2019

St. Elmo Brady (1884-1966) was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in the U.S. After receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1916, Brady taught and held leadership roles at historica...

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Holistic Approaches to Sustainability HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABILITY

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Feb 01, 2019

Don't miss this chance to submit an abstract for the symposium Holistic Approaches to Sustainability in Chemical Businesses for the fall ACS National Meeting, San Diego, California, August 25-29, 2019. Abstracts are due by March 21. Sustainabilit...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A NEW REALITY FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A NEW REALITY FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS

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Feb 01, 2019

As in many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are beginning to emerge in the chemical process industries (CPI). While AI-assisted solutions, and other associated technologies, such as robotic process automation (RPA), Internet o...

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Digitalization Trends in the Chemical Industry DIGITALIZATION TRENDS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 01, 2019

The chemicals industry employs 20 million across the globe and contributes USD 5 trillion in sales per annum to the global economy. Traditionally, the chemical industry started with customized chemical production for local consumption. However, it ha...

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Who are the high-leverage innovators in Chemicals & Energy? WHO ARE THE HIGH-LEVERAGE INNOVATORS IN CHEMICALS & ENERGY?

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Jan 31, 2019

Certain companies consistently outperform their competitors. How do they do this? In our 2018 Global Innovation 1000 study, which includes the 1,000 publicly held companies that spent the most on research and development, we looked at R&D spendin...

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REACH & EASA: LATEST ON NO DEAL BREXIT PLANNING REACH & EASA: LATEST ON NO DEAL BREXIT PLANNING

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Jan 31, 2019

As we are now less than two months away from the 29th March, it is important for companies to be aware of the latest regulatory changes in the key aerospace issues of chemicals and aviation safety. The guidance sets out how to comply with the EU&rsqu...

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MADE IN CHINA 2025 – CHEMICALS TOO? MADE IN CHINA 2025 – CHEMICALS TOO?

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Jan 31, 2019

The chemical industry in China has seen enormous growth over the past 10 years, outpacing the EU by far. Currently, the Chinese government is driving structural changes, which include pushing into the specialty chemicals markets. Will the German chem...

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UK to take no-deal Brexit tariff hit UK TO TAKE NO-DEAL BREXIT TARIFF HIT

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Jan 31, 2019

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK chemicals will be subject to tariffs each time they cross the English Channel, unless companies can claim exceptions under strict customs rules, according to a trade expert. Download this insight by Will Beacham, ...

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Synchronised global slowdown led by China hits chemicals outlook SYNCHRONISED GLOBAL SLOWDOWN LED BY CHINA HITS CHEMICALS OUTLOOK

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Jan 31, 2019

The slowdown in China’s economy, particularly its manufacturing sector, has had profound implications for global chemicals. Growth in Europe is also markedly weaker, and although the US has held up for now – it is starting to show signs o...

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AI: How AI and machine learning benefit refineries and petrochemical plants AI: HOW AI AND MACHINE LEARNING BENEFIT REFINERIES AND PETROCHEMICAL PLANTS

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Jan 30, 2019

Embedding machines with artificial intelligence (AI) allows them to learn from their past experiences. This means that machines at a petrochemical plant can use past data to predict future events. These predictions could include equipment maintenance...

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What Is The Difference Between Chemical Blending and Chemical Mixing? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHEMICAL BLENDING AND CHEMICAL MIXING?

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Jan 30, 2019

Chemical blending and chemical mixing are two common and similar chemical processes. Both processes involve combining different chemicals to create a new chemical. The chemicals being combined can be or varying states: liquid or powder. organic or in...

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HAZCHEM Safety: training and supervising your workers HAZCHEM SAFETY: TRAINING AND SUPERVISING YOUR WORKERS

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Jan 30, 2019

One of the most common faults we identify during the safety audits we conduct for clients, are chemicals stores and handling stations that have become a high risk area simply due to poor housekeeping. This blog is about training and supervision: beca...

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Maintaining chemical hazard control measures MAINTAINING CHEMICAL HAZARD CONTROL MEASURES

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Jan 30, 2019

You’ve identified and assessed the chemical hazards at your workplace: you’ve introduced hazard control measures. But is your workplace 100% safety compliant? This blog is about the systems you’ll need to have in place to ensure che...

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Have you considered substitution in your chemical management strategy? HAVE YOU CONSIDERED SUBSTITUTION IN YOUR CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT STRATEGY?

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Jan 29, 2019

The implementation of effective chemical substitution policies and management practices at the workplace can deliver significant benefits in terms of protecting the health and safety of workers. Substitution as a control measure should be part of a c...

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ADVANCING PIT SAFETY ACROSS INDUSTRIES: CHEMICAL PLANTS ADVANCING PIT SAFETY ACROSS INDUSTRIES: CHEMICAL PLANTS

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Jan 29, 2019

A recent (2017) crisis at the Arkema Chemical Plant in Texas exposed significant flaws in regulating chemical safety, risk disclosure and emergency planning. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has been re-evaluating federal environmental...

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The Periodic Table of Digital Innovations for the Chemical Industry THE PERIODIC TABLE OF DIGITAL INNOVATIONS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 28, 2019

We are frequently asked by clients at chemical and material companies what major digital innovations are poised to affect their industry – and of course, there are many. We have highlighted four of the most critical digital trends and discussed...

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Chemicals Industry Issued New Guidance For No-Deal Brexit CHEMICALS INDUSTRY ISSUED NEW GUIDANCE FOR NO-DEAL BREXIT

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Jan 28, 2019

The government has just announced that it has put new guidance in place to help any businesses that use chemicals if the UK exits the EU without a deal in place. If, by the deadline for Brexit of March 29th, the UK does leave without a deal companies...

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UK Government Advises on Chemical Use if No-Deal Brexit Occurs UK GOVERNMENT ADVISES ON CHEMICAL USE IF NO-DEAL BREXIT OCCURS

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Jan 28, 2019

The UK government has issued guidance to businesses that use chemicals on the actions they should take now to minimize any disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU on March 29 without a deal, UK businesses that manufacture...

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10 Reasons to Consider a Customised Chemical Store. 10 REASONS TO CONSIDER A CUSTOMISED CHEMICAL STORE.

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Jan 28, 2019

Chemical stores are required for companies who handle hazardous chemicals in their facilities. Storage containers designed for containment of hazardous chemicals are constructed to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations as well as minim...

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CATALYZING THE NEW: Driving chemical industry growth in an era of epic disruption CATALYZING THE NEW: DRIVING CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWTH IN AN ERA OF EPIC DISRUPTION

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Jan 28, 2019

Despite healthy appearances, the global chemical industry faces change on multiple fronts, with the convergence of disruptive forces redefining its future. Hidden pressures are mounting, revealing telltale signs of risk. Profound changes in downstrea...

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Saving costs in chemicals management SAVING COSTS IN CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

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Jan 28, 2019

The chemical industry is one of the largest industrial sectors in the world and is expected to grow fourfold by 2060. Indeed modern life without chemicals would be inconceivable. Given the potential environmental and human health risks from exposure ...

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INDUSTRY X.0 UNLOCKING THE POWER OF DIGITAL IN PLANT OPERATIONS INDUSTRY X.0 UNLOCKING THE POWER OF DIGITAL IN PLANT OPERATIONS

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Jan 27, 2019

Operational excellence and e¬icient, reliable and safe production are always top of mind for chemical company executives. And increasingly, digital technology is playing a key role in enabling significant and ongoing improvements to operations.

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Chemical Safety CHEMICAL SAFETY

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Jan 26, 2019

Chemical-safety Chemicals come in various forms and can affect those exposed in different ways. Basic training in how to safely use cleaning chemicals in the janitorial industry.  Includes Tagalog subtitles.

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Top 10 ERP Trends in the Chemicals Manufacturing Industry in 2019 TOP 10 ERP TRENDS IN THE CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Jan 25, 2019

If there is one industry that has arguably had the biggest impact on almost all the facets of human life, it has to be the chemicals industry. Pick any industry- agriculture, food & beverage, hygiene & sanitation, décor, etc., chemical...

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Catalyzing the New: Driving Chemicals Industry Growth CATALYZING THE NEW: DRIVING CHEMICALS INDUSTRY GROWTH

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Jan 25, 2019

The global chemical industry faces epic disruption. With billions at stake, chemical companies must reinvent and embrace new digital capabilities and business models. Our chemical industry consultants work across all segments of the industry, includi...

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5 Essentials to include in your chemical safety training program 5 ESSENTIALS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CHEMICAL SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

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Jan 25, 2019

Chemical safety training is mandatory under Australian WHS Regulations; you must provide ‘any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from their wo...

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Hazardous Chemicals: controlling fire and explosion hazards HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: CONTROLLING FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS

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Jan 25, 2019

When you understand how a hazard is created, you are better equipped to control it. So this blog takes a closer look at flammable hazards and what causes substances to burn or explode. We then outline three important key considerations for identifyin...

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A quick introduction to engineering controls for hazardous chemicals A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING CONTROLS FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 25, 2019

The Hierarchy of Controls is a systemized approach to identifying and implementing chemical hazard controls. This blog discusses engineering controls and how they fit into the overall hazard control hierarchy (we’ll also look at what can cause ...

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Eliminating vs substituting chemical hazards from your workplace ELIMINATING VS SUBSTITUTING CHEMICAL HAZARDS FROM YOUR WORKPLACE

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Jan 25, 2019

When you identify a chemical hazard at your job site, you should aim (as much as possible) to eliminate the hazard completely. In many cases, this is not possible as the chemical may be fundamental to the goods you produce, or the way you do business...

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Hazardous Chemicals: identifying and assessing asphyxiation hazards at your workplace HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: IDENTIFYING AND ASSESSING ASPHYXIATION HAZARDS AT YOUR WORKPLACE

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Jan 25, 2019

Some chemicals and work processes can deplete oxygen levels from the air and create an asphyxiation hazard for your workers. Asphyxiation hazards are particularly dangerous because in many instances there are no visible indicators; workers entering a...

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SUSTAIN: 5 actions for maintaining chemical hazard controls SUSTAIN: 5 ACTIONS FOR MAINTAINING CHEMICAL HAZARD CONTROLS

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Jan 25, 2019

Getting your workplace 100% chemical safety compliant can be achieved by following a tested risk management plan that has a system for ensuring that hazard control measures are periodically reviewed and maintained. This blog outlines five actions for...

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Now Live! A New Resource to Help Families Understand Good Chemistry NOW LIVE! A NEW RESOURCE TO HELP FAMILIES UNDERSTAND GOOD CHEMISTRY

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Jan 24, 2019

Do you know the important benefits of antimicrobials? These great products of chemistry do more than you think! Antimicrobials, also known as biocides, help prevent the growth and spread of microbes. Different classes of antimicrobials kill many dise...

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Improving chemical safety at the workplace with PPE IMPROVING CHEMICAL SAFETY AT THE WORKPLACE WITH PPE

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Jan 24, 2019

This blog looks at the different types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to protect workers while using hazardous chemicals. And to help you introduce the best possible PPE for your workers and the chemical hazards at your worksite, we...

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Hierarchy of Control: Isolating and segregating hazardous chemicals HIERARCHY OF CONTROL: ISOLATING AND SEGREGATING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 24, 2019

The Hierarchy of Control is an accepted methodology for assessing and introducing control measures to eliminate (if possible) or minimize workplace risks and hazards. This blog provides a brief introduction to the Hierarchy of Control and focuses on ...

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HAZCHEM Alert: using the Hierarchy of Control to minimise chemical risks and hazards HAZCHEM ALERT: USING THE HIERARCHY OF CONTROL TO MINIMISE CHEMICAL RISKS AND HAZARDS

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Jan 24, 2019

The Hierarchy of Control is a method for deciding on effective risk control measures to implement at a workplace. It is also a key requirement of the Code of Practice: Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace published by Safe Work Aust...

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10 administrative controls to improve chemical safety in the workplace 10 ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS TO IMPROVE CHEMICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jan 24, 2019

An administrative control is a company policy, operating procedure, job task, or training program purposefully designed as a safety measure. In this blog we are listing 10 administrative controls you could plan to implement right away at your workpla...

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Chemical Industry in a no deal EU Exit: Changes at the UK Border in 60 Seconds CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN A NO DEAL EU EXIT: CHANGES AT THE UK BORDER IN 60 SECONDS

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Jan 23, 2019

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, and you are a company that makes, supplies or uses chemicals, there may be changes that affect your business.

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Characteristics of a Chemical Blending Company CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHEMICAL BLENDING COMPANY

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Jan 23, 2019

Chemical blending is a common manufacturing process which combines two or more different chemicals for use across many different industries These chemicals can take various forms; they can be liquid or powder, organic or inorganic, and they can be bl...

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Super Absorbent Polymer Market 2018 Segmentation and Analysis by Recent Trends, Development and Grow SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER MARKET 2018 SEGMENTATION AND ANALYSIS BY RECENT TRENDS, DEVELOPMENT AND GROW

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Jan 23, 2019

Super Absorbent Polymer Market studies the global Super Absorbent Polymer market status and forecast, categorizes the global Super Absorbent Polymer market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. Super Absorbent Pol...

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The Chemical Industry & Big Data THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY & BIG DATA

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Jan 22, 2019

Without question, big data is set to transform the way the chemical industry operates – for the better. big data’ is nothing new – organisations have collected information for decades, but the crucial difference is that we now have ...

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Will there be a UK REACH? WILL THERE BE A UK REACH?

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Jan 22, 2019

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at 23.00 hours when the period for negotiating a withdrawal agreement will end unless an extension is agreed. The broad consensus among economists is that Brexit will likely reduc...

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Digital Transformation Trailblazing in Chemical Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION TRAILBLAZING IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 21, 2019

We are an award-winning Internet of Things (IoT) company that enables companies of all sizes to develop innovative IOT solutions, quickly and easily.

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Why Responsible Distribution Matters to All Types of Companies Beyond the Chemical Industry WHY RESPONSIBLE DISTRIBUTION MATTERS TO ALL TYPES OF COMPANIES BEYOND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 20, 2019

Melody Moore, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Responsible Distribution code coordinator at LeSaint Logistics recently sat down with Chemical Distributor magazine to provide “Insight Onsite” about Responsible Distribution.  They...

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Companies commit $1bn to new global alliance to end plastic waste COMPANIES COMMIT $1BN TO NEW GLOBAL ALLIANCE TO END PLASTIC WASTE

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Jan 18, 2019

Several top chemical and petrochemical companies, as well as consumer products companies, have formed a new organization to provide solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment especially in the ocean. The founding members of the organizat...

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Improving performance in the chemicals and natural resources industries using analytics IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN THE CHEMICALS AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIES USING ANALYTICS

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Jan 18, 2019

Chemical and natural resources companies have been at the forefront of measuring and controlling key variables during manufacturing and processing to ensure consistent quality products. With advancements in collecting big data and analytics, there ar...

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Five New Developments in Plastics Drying FIVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN PLASTICS DRYING

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Jan 17, 2019

While Industry 4.0 has gotten a lot of buzz, there are even more advancements helping plastics processors to increase quality and become more efficient. These five short videos provide a snapshot of what’s going on in plastics resin drying tech...

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How to estimate the level of exposure of your workers to hazardous chemicals HOW TO ESTIMATE THE LEVEL OF EXPOSURE OF YOUR WORKERS TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 17, 2019

Business owners and operators must ensure that no one at their workplace or job site is harmed by chemicals or hazardous substances. This includes keeping airborne concentrations of chemicals within workplace exposure standards. Chemical exposure sta...

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Assessing off-site risks to your hazardous chemical stores ASSESSING OFF-SITE RISKS TO YOUR HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL STORES

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Jan 17, 2019

When carrying out a risk assessment on your hazardous chemical stores you also need to consider off-site risks that are not part of your own operations but could still create physical danger by triggering fires, explosions, and chemical reactions. Th...

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Including health hazards and physical hazards in your chemical risk assessment INCLUDING HEALTH HAZARDS AND PHYSICAL HAZARDS IN YOUR CHEMICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

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Jan 17, 2019

When carrying out a risk assessment at your workplace it’s essential that you recognise both the health hazards as well as the physical hazards presented by the chemicals you use, store and handle. This blog takes a deep dive into chemical haza...

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Who could be exposed to hazardous chemicals at your job site? WHO COULD BE EXPOSED TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AT YOUR JOB SITE?

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Jan 17, 2019

A chemical risk assessment is an evaluation of the way the chemicals, substances and materials carried at your workplace could cause harm. This blog will help you identify all the parties who could be exposed to hazardous chemicals and other Dangerou...

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HAZCHEM Safety: assessing fire and explosion risks in your chemical stores HAZCHEM SAFETY: ASSESSING FIRE AND EXPLOSION RISKS IN YOUR CHEMICAL STORES

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Jan 17, 2019

Fires and explosions at worksites with hazardous chemicals have the potential to cause catastrophic damage: injuries and fatalities, destruction of property; environmental disasters.  This blog focuses on the three essential steps for assessing ...

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HAZCHEM Alert: assessing health risks to your workers HAZCHEM ALERT: ASSESSING HEALTH RISKS TO YOUR WORKERS

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Jan 17, 2019

Trying to identify and assess how hazardous chemicals could impact the health of your workers can initially seem daunting, so we’ve put together a three-step method to get you started. This blog will help you prepare a chemical hazard profile t...

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Carbon Hydrogen Oxygen Nitrogen (CHON) infographic CARBON HYDROGEN OXYGEN NITROGEN (CHON) INFOGRAPHIC

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Jan 16, 2019

This is simple infographic gives information about the four most common elements. This could be used as a reading in conjunction with instruction on matter and basic chemistry, with a focus on photosynthesis since plants use all four of these element...

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BUILDING SUCCESS BY DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY BUILDING SUCCESS BY DOING THINGS DIFFERENTLY

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Jan 16, 2019

As Pradeep Karhade, Director of TANATEX India, prepares to retire, he looks back over his career and explains why doing things differently has proved such a successful strategy. Pradeep Karhade has spent his entire career in the chemicals industry. H...

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2019 Top Trends in Chemical and Material Industry 2019 TOP TRENDS IN CHEMICAL AND MATERIAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 16, 2019

2019 Top Trends in Chemical and Material Industry. The liquid silicone rubber market will show growth during the coming years due to the rising demand for wearable technology devices. Medical grade LSR is expected to witness a CAGR of around 9.5% til...

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What Is Chemical Blending? WHAT IS CHEMICAL BLENDING?

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Jan 16, 2019

Chemical blending is a common chemical process that involves combining different chemicals together. These chemicals can be liquid or powder, organic or inorganic and can be blended into substances of varying viscosities, pH levels, and filtration lev...

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Brexit and chemicals regulation: The story so far BREXIT AND CHEMICALS REGULATION: THE STORY SO FAR

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Jan 15, 2019

Welcome to our second report on the implications of Brexit for UK chemicals law. Brexit was always going to be a challenging and divisive subject and, in the years and months since 2016’s referendum, the rancour and confusion have only grown. T...

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Can Plastics Be Turned Into Oil? CAN PLASTICS BE TURNED INTO OIL?

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Jan 15, 2019

The world has a plastic problem. Too much of the material is ending up in our environment, and recently microplastics were even found in humans for the first time. There’s a growing movement to curtail our use of the material, but what should w...

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A timeline of the discoveries of the chemical elements A TIMELINE OF THE DISCOVERIES OF THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS

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Jan 15, 2019

As it’s the International Year of the Periodic Table, I decided to revisit this old timeline of element discoveries I put together five years ago. The old version was a little in need of visual improvement, as well as updating to include the el...

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Chemical Bunds: Plastic or Steel? CHEMICAL BUNDS: PLASTIC OR STEEL?

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Jan 15, 2019

Effective chemical bunds ensure the safety and security of hazardous liquids when they are being handled, processed or stored. If a chemical spill occurs, the bund will protect the surrounding area from contamination. Bunds can be made from a variety...

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Vibratory Silo Hopper For Grain Chemical Plastic Cement Powder Automation VIBRATORY SILO HOPPER FOR GRAIN CHEMICAL PLASTIC CEMENT POWDER AUTOMATION

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Jan 15, 2019

Increase your process productivity with nevonsolutions. Advanced vibratory solutions for industrial hopper For Grain Chemical Plastic Cement silo automation.

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Hydrogen Peroxide and Peracetic Acid – Two chemicals transforming wastewater treatment HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND PERACETIC ACID – TWO CHEMICALS TRANSFORMING WASTEWATER TREATMENT

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Jan 15, 2019

The unique chemical properties of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid, as well as their ecological friendliness, predestinate these chemicals for extensive use in a variety of environmental applications. One example is the treatment of wastewater. H...

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REACH and a no-deal Brexit REACH AND A NO-DEAL BREXIT

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Jan 14, 2019

Dave Gordon and Anita Lloyd, partner and director at Squire Patton Boggs, look at the legal issues relating to a proposed ‘UK REACH’ system in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. As REACH is currently ‘directly applic...

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Conducting an in-house risk assessment on your hazardous chemicals CONDUCTING AN IN-HOUSE RISK ASSESSMENT ON YOUR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 14, 2019

Chemical hazards can be complex and it is not always certain how they can affect the health of your workers and the overall safety of the job site. This blog walks you through the chemical risk assessment process so you can conduct your own assessmen...

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3 types of risk assessments for minimising chemical risks and hazards 3 TYPES OF RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR MINIMISING CHEMICAL RISKS AND HAZARDS

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Jan 14, 2019

Carrying out a risk assessment on the hazardous chemicals at your worksite is an important way of determining which chemical hazards are likely to cause real harm. Many people get bogged down just thinking about doing a risk assessment — how lo...

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How to identify chemical hazards from incident reports and other workplace documents HOW TO IDENTIFY CHEMICAL HAZARDS FROM INCIDENT REPORTS AND OTHER WORKPLACE DOCUMENTS

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Jan 14, 2019

Identifying chemical hazards is a complex process as the real risk of using a chemical is often generated by the way it is used and the amount of training a worker has received. This blog explains how to use workplace documents like incident reports,...

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HAZCHEM Alert: do you need to carry out a risk assessment? HAZCHEM ALERT: DO YOU NEED TO CARRY OUT A RISK ASSESSMENT?

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Jan 14, 2019

The risk assessment process is an effective way of determining whether the chemical safety precautions you already have in place are adequate or if you need to do more to keep your workers safe. While risk assessments are not compulsory under Austral...

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Responding to incorrect or unlabeled chemicals RESPONDING TO INCORRECT OR UNLABELED CHEMICALS

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Jan 14, 2019

Business owners and operators have a legal obligation to ensure that their hazardous chemicals held at the workplace are labeled correctly and in accordance with the model WHS Regulations. This blog explains what to do if you encounter a chemical con...

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Hazardous Chemicals: engaging risk assessment professionals and safety auditors HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: ENGAGING RISK ASSESSMENT PROFESSIONALS AND SAFETY AUDITORS

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Jan 14, 2019

Keeping your workplace safe and compliant is an ongoing responsibility for business owners and operators, and a chemical risk assessment is an important tool for understanding the way hazardous chemicals can impact safety on the job site. This blog h...

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How to structure a chemical risk assessment HOW TO STRUCTURE A CHEMICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

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Jan 14, 2019

 Carrying out a risk assessment on all the hazardous chemicals used, stored, handled, and generated at your workplace can seem like an overwhelming task. Especially if the job site carries a complex mix of Dangerous Goods including flammables, e...

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Researching the risks and hazards associated with using, handling, and storing hazardous chemicals RESEARCHING THE RISKS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH USING, HANDLING, AND STORING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 14, 2019

To safely use, handle, and store hazardous chemicals at your worksite you need to do more than read chemical product labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). Many hazards are not immediately obvious and arise from the nature of the work carried out with...

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Identifying chemical health hazards from Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) IDENTIFYING CHEMICAL HEALTH HAZARDS FROM SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDSS)

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Jan 14, 2019

Safety Data Sheets are an essential part of managing the risks created by hazardous chemicals. Apart from being legally required onsite (in work and storage areas where chemicals are kept), SDSs are key to identifying and understanding the way chemic...

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Chemical industry trends and ERP expectations for 2019 CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TRENDS AND ERP EXPECTATIONS FOR 2019

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Jan 11, 2019

Competitive and regulatory pressures are likely to remain prominent issues facing the chemical industry in 2019. In order to stay ahead, companies will need more functionality from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Here’s a cl...

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U.S. Chemical Industry Soars U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SOARS

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Jan 11, 2019

Economic growth in the United States remained dynamic at the end of 2018 with gains in manufacturing double what they were a year ago. However, all the world’s other major economies have slowed, ending a rare period of synchronized expansion. I...

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Use Of Robots In Rubber Chemical Industry USE OF ROBOTS IN RUBBER CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 10, 2019

Industrial robots are the modern way of the workforce which performs tasks with more accuracy than the human labor force. Now more of industrial tasks are performed by these modern day technological workforce. Whether it’s an automotive industr...

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Chemical risk management cannot be only a task for experts CHEMICAL RISK MANAGEMENT CANNOT BE ONLY A TASK FOR EXPERTS

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Jan 10, 2019

The sheer complexities of a traditional scientific approach to chemical risk management is so daunting to the average person, it is not even attempted. The reduction of chemical risk using substitution by the average Small Medium Enterprise (SME) nee...

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4D Printing: A New Opportunity For The Chemical Industry? 4D PRINTING: A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Jan 09, 2019

When it first emerged, 3D printing was revolutionary, changing the possibilities of our world and the manufacturing industry. Yet this technology has quickly become mainstream and already proven its relevance to the chemical industry. Now the next in...

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Middle Eastern Chemicals Outlooks 2019 MIDDLE EASTERN CHEMICALS OUTLOOKS 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

The Middle Eastern markets grapple with uncertainty as they enter 2019, with effects of a volatile crude seen in regional economies. The US-China trade war and a slowing Chinese market have further contributed to a lack of clear market direction, pro...

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There are Toxic Chemicals in Our Drinking Water THERE ARE TOXIC CHEMICALS IN OUR DRINKING WATER

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Jan 09, 2019

In communities from Houlton, Maine, to Flint, Michigan, the safety of our drinking water can no longer be taken for granted. The newest threat comes from a suite of human-made chemicals collectively known as PFAS – per- and polyfuoroalkyl subst...

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A different future is possible | Perspectives for the chemical industry in Brazil A DIFFERENT FUTURE IS POSSIBLE | PERSPECTIVES FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN BRAZIL

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Jan 09, 2019

Deloitte, Brazilian Chemical Industry Association (Abiquim) and leaders from big companies of the chemical industry indicate the main digital technology trends - internet of things, big data, artificial intelligence, advanced robotics - to improve th...

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How Chemical Companies Can Untangle IIoT Strategies HOW CHEMICAL COMPANIES CAN UNTANGLE IIOT STRATEGIES

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Jan 08, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an exciting and evolving set of ideas and technologies. But even experts admit it can be complicated and hard to pull apart. The challenge for chemical companies is knowing where to start and how to find va...

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Positive outlook for chemicals industry in 2019: ERP considerations POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR CHEMICALS INDUSTRY IN 2019: ERP CONSIDERATIONS

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Jan 08, 2019

After a turbulent few years, the tide seems to be turning for the chemicals industry. Knowing what to look for in 2019 and how an industry-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can make a major difference sets chemicals companies up fo...

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TOXIC CHEMICAL EXPOSURE CLAIMS AND CALIFORNIA WORKERS TOXIC CHEMICAL EXPOSURE CLAIMS AND CALIFORNIA WORKERS' COMPENSATION

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Jan 08, 2019

What started as a minor throat irritation progressed to a hacking cough and a burning feeling in your lungs. Now, your entire body is stricken with pain and it’s difficult to get around, let alone go to work and earn a living. These are the ter...

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A career in toxicology A CAREER IN TOXICOLOGY

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Jan 07, 2019

Hear from our member Nicolas Ball talk about his role as a Toxicologist. Using analytical chemistry, pharmacology, and clinical chemistry to investigate the legal and medical aspects in a death investigation is the job of a forensic toxicologist. In ...

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CHEMISTRY 4.0 – THE OPERATING MODEL IS WHAT COUNTS CHEMISTRY 4.0 – THE OPERATING MODEL IS WHAT COUNTS

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Jan 07, 2019

The operating model determines whether a chemical company will continue to be successful in the future or will lag behind the competition. A current CAMELOT study shows that digitization and modularization will lead to stronger differentiation betwee...

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2018 ENERGY AND CHEMICALS ANTITRUST REPORT 2018 ENERGY AND CHEMICALS ANTITRUST REPORT

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Jan 07, 2019

Produced by the firm’s nationally recognized antitrust practice, the Vinson & Elkins Energy and Chemicals Antitrust Report provides a comprehensive analysis of antitrust developments specific to the energy and chemical industries. The Repor...

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Americas Chemical Outlook 2019 AMERICAS CHEMICAL OUTLOOK 2019

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Jan 07, 2019

Many US and Latin America chemical markets are facing downward pressure from lengthening supply and low crude oil prices. Meanwhile, uncertainty looms amid volatile feedstock costs, ongoing trade tensions, geopolitical concerns, and the global econom...

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Where do polyolefins and olefins fit into 2019 WHERE DO POLYOLEFINS AND OLEFINS FIT INTO 2019'S PETROCHEMICALS STORY?

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Jan 07, 2019

Even in 2018, plastics continued to take centre stage for the world’s petrochemical industry. Global demand growth rates exceeded global GDP growth, we saw double-digit demand growth rates in China despite a waste import ban, there was another ...

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Collaboration is key to achieving responsible chemical management COLLABORATION IS KEY TO ACHIEVING RESPONSIBLE CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

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Jan 07, 2019

Chemicals are used at almost every stage of the manufacturing process for clothing and footwear, from the production of raw materials like growing cotton with pesticides and fabric dyeing, to the addition of protection benefits such as water repellen...

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How to: Handle Research Chemicals HOW TO: HANDLE RESEARCH CHEMICALS

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Jan 05, 2019

Do your employees know how to handle hazardous materials safely? Here are 11 basic rules all employees who handle hazardous materials should know and follow. Hazmat Sign These 11 rules are presented in no particular order. They are all top priorities...

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International Enviroguard : Chemical Safety Suit INTERNATIONAL ENVIROGUARD : CHEMICAL SAFETY SUIT

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Jan 04, 2019

International Enviroguard products are sold through most industrial, scientific and healthcare supply distributors. Our proprietary lineup of disposable chemical protection for reliable, comfortable protection against chemical splashes in a variety o...

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Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Industry Market Analysis & Forecast 2018 2023 SPECIALTY OILFIELD CHEMICALS INDUSTRY MARKET ANALYSIS & FORECAST 2018 2023

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Jan 04, 2019

Global Specialty Oilfield Chemicals Industry Market Analysis & Forecast 2018-2023. It covers Regional Segment Analysis, Type, Application, Major Manufactures, Industry Chain Analysis, Competitive Insights, and Macroeconomic Analysis.

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How the right ERP can address 2019 challenges in chemicals industry HOW THE RIGHT ERP CAN ADDRESS 2019 CHALLENGES IN CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Jan 03, 2019

Chemical companies are facing myriad challenges as the calendar turns to 2019. From slowing economic growth to weakening demand in key industries, chemical companies are in greater need for enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools that optimize opera...

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Importance Of Chemical Industry IMPORTANCE OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 02, 2019

The chemical industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation and contributes to the GDP of national positively. More to that chemical industry of India is growing every year with an increasing rate. Chemical Industry is a multi-facet ...

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Europe Chemicals Outlooks 2019 EUROPE CHEMICALS OUTLOOKS 2019

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Jan 02, 2019

European petrochemicals producers start 2019 with a cautious outlook after high expectations for 2018 were dampened by a slowing global economy. Unresolved issues like the UK’s departure from the EU and the trade war between the US and China ha...

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Asia petrochemical outlook H1 2019 ASIA PETROCHEMICAL OUTLOOK H1 2019

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Jan 02, 2019

The year 2019 promises many significant changes in Asia’s petrochemical markets amid booming production capacity and integration of petrochemical plants and refineries across China, and the global impact inflicted by the US-China trade war. Thi...

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Europe Chemical Outlook 2019: Aromatics, Olefins & Polyolefins EUROPE CHEMICAL OUTLOOK 2019: AROMATICS, OLEFINS & POLYOLEFINS

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Jan 02, 2019

OUTLOOK 2019: Players in the European petrochemicals market have adopted a pragmatic approach to the challenges they face in 2019. However, much will depend on global market conditions and, in particular, the outcome of US-China trade tensions. While...

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2019 oil, gas, and chemicals industry outlook 2019 OIL, GAS, AND CHEMICALS INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

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Jan 02, 2019

In the chemicals sector, at this stage of the capital cycle, major new capacity in base chemicals is expected to be commissioned now or in the near future. An area of risk may be whether this might lead to lower margins by getting ahead of demand tre...

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Dry Chemical Suppression Systems DRY CHEMICAL SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS

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Jan 02, 2019

For fire hazards found in industrial settings, ANSUL® dry chemical systems provide the flexibility based on the size and configuration of the application. Both systems provide automatic or manual operation and detection/alarm/release capabilities...

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Investigating a Chemical Spill - Using 3D Modeling INVESTIGATING A CHEMICAL SPILL - USING 3D MODELING

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Jan 02, 2019

Chemical spills from manufacturing operations have the potential to contaminate potable water wells, threaten the indoor air quality of nearby residences, and can even expose the property owner to lawsuits. If contamination is suspected, the first st...

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TiO2 in North America: The Road Ahead TIO2 IN NORTH AMERICA: THE ROAD AHEAD

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Dec 29, 2018

The near-term North America titanium dioxide (TiO2) landscape includes signs of returning demand and restored pricing power early next year. The potential culmination of a long-proposed merger between two pigment manufacturers, and further developmen...

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Digitalization in chemical innovation management DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICAL INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

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Dec 28, 2018

chemical innovation management in two dimensions: The processes in the ‘classical’ areas product development and application development will be influenced by digital approaches. In addition, other innovation types – like business m...

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Chemical health hazards: how hazardous chemicals can damage the health of your workers CHEMICAL HEALTH HAZARDS: HOW HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS CAN DAMAGE THE HEALTH OF YOUR WORKERS

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Dec 27, 2018

Hazardous chemicals’ are substances that create a risk to the health and safety of humans, other organisms, and the environment. They require careful management as they have both physical hazards (eg, flammable, corrosive, chemically-reactive) ...

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Recycling 101: Chemical Recycling RECYCLING 101: CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Dec 27, 2018

Recycling is an umbrella term that covers many processes. One of these processes is chemical recycling. This is an innovative way of turning used plastics into materials that are as good as new. It involves breaking plastics down to their basic chemi...

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ChemMonthly December 2018: A new type of bonding, ‘reverse racemisation’, and fluorinated compounds in cosmetics CHEMMONTHLY DECEMBER 2018: A NEW TYPE OF BONDING, ‘REVERSE RACEMISATION’, AND FLUORINATED COMPOUNDS IN COSMETICS

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Dec 27, 2018

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new type of chemical bonding, a catalyst that can reverse racemization, an investigation of fluorinated compounds in cosmetics, and more! Larg...

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HAZCHEM safety for Managers and Supervisors HAZCHEM SAFETY FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS

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Dec 27, 2018

Like all workers, managers and supervisors have WHS Duties (under the WHS Act) to keep themselves safe at work; follow the instructions and policies of their employer; and not act in a way that places others at risk of death, injury, or illness. This...

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How to handle chemicals safely HOW TO HANDLE CHEMICALS SAFELY

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Dec 26, 2018

Handling and usage of chemicals is one of the most difficult jobs due to its hazardous nature. Chemicals need to handle with great care and knowledge at every stage. All chemicals are different in nature and property hence the level of risk involved ...

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The top 3 inbound channels that every specialty chemical supplier should use THE TOP 3 INBOUND CHANNELS THAT EVERY SPECIALTY CHEMICAL SUPPLIER SHOULD USE

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Dec 26, 2018

Contrary to traditional outbound marketing that “reaches out” to potential customers, inbound marketing simply aims at “being present” on your future buyer’s digital journey thanks to valuable and helpful online content....

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Hazardous Chemicals and the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND THE GLOBALLY HARMONISED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF CHEMICALS

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Dec 26, 2018

At the beginning of 2017, Australia joined 71 other countries and fully implemented the GHS or (also known as the) Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals into our chemical standards and safety legislation. This blog i...

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5 of the Most Important Chemical Safety Topics Your Team Needs to Stay Safe 5 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHEMICAL SAFETY TOPICS YOUR TEAM NEEDS TO STAY SAFE

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Dec 26, 2018

Protect your team and yourself. Stay current with chemical safety topics that will help to keep your teams (and your clients) healthy. On the surface, janitorial occupations seem safe. It’s strange to think that cleaning products, which are mad...

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Using prohibited and restricted hazardous chemicals at your workplace USING PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AT YOUR WORKPLACE

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Dec 26, 2018

In Australia there a number of hazardous chemicals that are considered so dangerous to human health their use, handling, and storage at worksites is prohibited. Additionally, there are other dangerous substances that have restrictions placed on their...

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THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN ITALY: SITUATION AND OUTLOOK THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN ITALY: SITUATION AND OUTLOOK

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Dec 25, 2018

In the years following the crisis, the Italian industry has changed profoundly and has strengthened its competitiveness, increasingly orienting itself towards international markets. In particular, it has repositioned towards medium-high technology se...

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How Plastic Bottles Are Recycled Into Polyester HOW PLASTIC BOTTLES ARE RECYCLED INTO POLYESTER

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Dec 22, 2018

How Plastic Bottles Are Recycled Into Polyester. Today, the utilization of recycled materials is matter-of-fact, although in virtually no other sector is it quite as advanced as it is in the case of the manufacture of man-made fibers. Recycling is im...

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NEXIMID® 800 – High Performance polymers NEXIMID® 800 – HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS

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Dec 21, 2018

“The new NEXIMID® product is a fluorinated dianhydride known as 6FDA. This incorporation is part of our ongoing strategy to strengthen our customer offer and the NEXIMID®-portfolio dedicated to high performance polymers. During 2018, vo...

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Understanding HAZCHEM warnings and pictograms UNDERSTANDING HAZCHEM WARNINGS AND PICTOGRAMS

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Dec 21, 2018

In Australia, hazardous chemicals in the workplace must be labeled according to the GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals). These internationally recognised symbols and statements enable anyone using the chemica...

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Labeling and storing hazardous chemicals LABELING AND STORING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 21, 2018

When you use, store, or handle any type of hazardous chemicals on the job site you have a legal responsibility to ensure those chemicals are correctly labeled. Hazardous chemicals labeled correctly are easy to identify and quickly alert workers to th...

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HAZCHEM Essentials: Safety Data Sheets (SDS) HAZCHEM ESSENTIALS: SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDS)

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Dec 21, 2018

This blog is all about Safety Data Sheets (SDSs): exactly what they are, how to use them, and the best way to store them on the job site. An SDS contains essential information about the chemical properties of a substance and information about how it ...

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How to use a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to identify chemical hazards HOW TO USE A SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS) TO IDENTIFY CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Dec 21, 2018

A Safety Data Sheet is an internationally recognised document that outlines the properties of hazardous chemicals. Each SDS follows a consistent and recognisable format set by the GHS, or Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of ...

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How to identify chemicals which are hazardous HOW TO IDENTIFY CHEMICALS WHICH ARE HAZARDOUS

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Dec 21, 2018

In order to manage the risks surrounding hazardous chemicals at your workplace, you must first identify all the chemicals that could possibly be used, stored, handled, or generated in any of your work areas or job sites. After all, you can’t co...

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Chemistry Trends You Should Know for 2019 CHEMISTRY TRENDS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR 2019

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Dec 21, 2018

Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society held a webinar about predicting the biggest advances in chemistry. A panel of scientific editors from our own C&EN editorial team, ChemRxiv, Nature, and Science discussed the hottest trends in che...

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European Petrochemicals 2018 EUROPEAN PETROCHEMICALS 2018

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Dec 20, 2018

E urope’s petrochemical producers attending the 52nd EPCA Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, on 7-10 October have a busy agenda, both at the meeting itself and in the course of their daily business. Grappling with the benefits and challenges of...

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PLASTICS IN AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS IN AUTOMOTIVE

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Dec 19, 2018

TODAY’S PLASTICS TYPICALLY MAKE UP OF THE VOLUME OF A NEW LIGHT VEHICLE BUT LESS THAN 10% OF ITS WEIGHT, WHICH HELPS MAKE CARS LIGHTER AND MORE FUEL EFFICIENT, RESULTING IN LOWER GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. THE AVERAGE LIGHT VEHICLE NOW CONTAINS ...

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Chemicals Coalition Wants UK To Use European Legislation After Brexit CHEMICALS COALITION WANTS UK TO USE EUROPEAN LEGISLATION AFTER BREXIT

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Dec 19, 2018

When Britain leaves the European Union (EU), it will affect a huge number of industries, including chemical manufacturing and its toll processing services. That is why a coalition of British and European chemical NGOs wants the UK to still abide by l...

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Can Chemicals Manufacturing Become Greener? CAN CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING BECOME GREENER?

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Dec 19, 2018

If you’re involved in toll processing for the chemicals industry, you’ll know just how much of an energy-intensive process it can be. With all manner of industries looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly, is it time for c...

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Dec 19, 2018

The chemicals market is currently undergoing the transformation, so companies need to adapt their businesses, operating models and processes. Chemicals supply chain management will face new challenges as a result, but also new opportunities. It is th...

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How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry HOW PLASTICS WASTE RECYCLING COULD TRANSFORM THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 19, 2018

Reusing plastics waste could become an important driver of profitability for chemical companies. Incumbent players need to make the right moves now to tap this opportunity. f plastics demand follows its current trajectory, global plastics-waste volum...

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The Year in Chemistry: 2018’s biggest chemistry stories THE YEAR IN CHEMISTRY: 2018’S BIGGEST CHEMISTRY STORIES

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Dec 19, 2018

As we head into 2019, it’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest chemistry news stories over the past year. This year’s chemistry news featured water on Mars, the effects of e-cigarettes, new types of isomerism and bonding, and ...

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Global Plastic Recycling Market GLOBAL PLASTIC RECYCLING MARKET

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Dec 18, 2018

Global Plastic Recycling Market: by application (Packaging, Construction, Textile, Automotive, Others), by material (Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP), Others), by ...

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Chemical Industry in 3D CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN 3D

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Dec 18, 2018

3D Printing is creating a revolution in manufacturing, taking it to the next paradigm, says our columnist in this issue. It has several advantages over conventional manufacturing and is expected to impact every industry. The chemical industry will be...

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Why inbound marketing is the shortest route to new business in chemicals WHY INBOUND MARKETING IS THE SHORTEST ROUTE TO NEW BUSINESS IN CHEMICALS

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Dec 18, 2018

Chemical and raw material suppliers, especially those manufacturing higher value specialty chemicals, have a long history of “reaching out” to potential customers. Whether to push new products or technologies from R&D into the market ...

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Safe Packaging of Chemically Reactive Radioactive Waste SAFE PACKAGING OF CHEMICALLY REACTIVE RADIOACTIVE WASTE

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Dec 18, 2018

In the chemical process industry bench-scale thermal hazard testing is an effective approach to quickly collect critical safety data for process scale-up and management of change. These accepted test methods are directly relevant to the packaging, tr...

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Specialty Chemicals: Contending with Forces of Change SPECIALTY CHEMICALS: CONTENDING WITH FORCES OF CHANGE

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Dec 17, 2018

Over the past decade, the chemical industry has experienced increased competition, declining margins, shorter product life cycles and subsequently a strong tendency towards product commoditization. In response to these challenging circumstances, chem...

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BASF Develops Pilot Products Made From Chemically Recycled Plastics BASF DEVELOPS PILOT PRODUCTS MADE FROM CHEMICALLY RECYCLED PLASTICS

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Dec 17, 2018

Chemical recycling continues to gain steam as BASF announced it has broke new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides a new way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mix...

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How Many Companies Control The Chemical Market And Why Does It Matter? HOW MANY COMPANIES CONTROL THE CHEMICAL MARKET AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

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Dec 17, 2018

Lecture by McKay Jenkins author of Food Fight: GMOs and the Future of the American Diet. Staying Healthy in a Toxic World, The Harzardous Substances that American's Eat, Breathe and Touch Everyday. Do you know what chemicals are in your shampoo? ...

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Intelligent Packaged Power for the Chemical Industry INTELLIGENT PACKAGED POWER FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 14, 2018

Looking for ways to become more efficient in your chemical plant? Joe Matheys from Rockwell Automation explains how intelligent packaged power can help integrate automation and power systems helping increase uptime and improve operational effectivene...

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2017 United States National Postconsumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Report 2017 UNITED STATES NATIONAL POSTCONSUMER PLASTIC BOTTLE RECYCLING REPORT

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Dec 14, 2018

This study is a cooperative effort between the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the goal of which is to quantify the amount of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene...

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What has chemistry ever done for you? WHAT HAS CHEMISTRY EVER DONE FOR YOU?

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Dec 13, 2018

Chemistry is a signficant contrbutor to the wealth, prosperity and health of society. Over the past 5,000 years, chemistry has fundamentally shaped our global civilisation.

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Pool Chemical Safety POOL CHEMICAL SAFETY

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Dec 13, 2018

If you own or manage a pool, this video is for you. Produced by the American Chemistry Council and the Chlorine Institute, it provides detailed guidance on the proper handling and use of pool chemicals. All of the health and safety information includ...

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Could Zinc-Air Be An Alternative To Lithium-Ion? COULD ZINC-AIR BE AN ALTERNATIVE TO LITHIUM-ION?

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Dec 13, 2018

A little-known alternative to lithium-ion batteries is gaining attention. Zinc-air batteries, which are being used in remote villages in Africa and Asia, are being touted as a way of storing energy generated from renewable sources. If the development...

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Steps Your Business Should Take Before Working With Chemicals STEPS YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD TAKE BEFORE WORKING WITH CHEMICALS

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Dec 13, 2018

The regulations surrounding the handling of chemicals in the workplace cannot be taken lightly. Regardless of the industry you work in or the type of chemicals you use, your business needs to meet a number of legal criteria to ensure the safety of ev...

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HAZCHEM Alert: 3 hazardous substances easily overlooked in risk assessments HAZCHEM ALERT: 3 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES EASILY OVERLOOKED IN RISK ASSESSMENTS

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Dec 13, 2018

It’s easy to determine if chemicals or substances are hazardous when they arrive at your workplace already bearing labels, GHS pictograms, and a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). You know immediately to include them in your risk assessment. This blog is...

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Identifying and managing hazardous chemicals generated in the workplace IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS GENERATED IN THE WORKPLACE

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Dec 13, 2018

When identifying chemical hazards at your workplace you may need to conduct a risk assessment on your work processes to determine if any additional hazardous substances could be generated as by-products, waste, or residue. Because substances like wel...

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Does your workplace need a manifest of hazardous chemicals? DOES YOUR WORKPLACE NEED A MANIFEST OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS?

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Dec 13, 2018

A Manifest of Hazardous Chemicals is a legal document identified in Australian WHS Regulations. This blog will help you determine if you need one, (and if you do) how to prepare, and install the Manifest so you fulfil your WHS legal obligations. The ...

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A quick guide to complying with chemical exposure standards in Australia A QUICK GUIDE TO COMPLYING WITH CHEMICAL EXPOSURE STANDARDS IN AUSTRALIA

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Dec 13, 2018

This blog is a quick guide to the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants. It will help you understand your duties under the WHS Act and Regulations to ensure that no-one at your workplace is exposed to an airborne concentration of che...

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Chemical Exposure Standards: using the Hazardous Chemical Information System (HCIS) CHEMICAL EXPOSURE STANDARDS: USING THE HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (HCIS)

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Dec 13, 2018

Chemicals used in the workplace can present health hazards to your employees and contractors as well as visiting personnel. Health hazards are the chemical properties of hazardous substances that create adverse health effects (like being toxic, corro...

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How to prepare and implement a register of hazardous chemicals HOW TO PREPARE AND IMPLEMENT A REGISTER OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 13, 2018

If your workplace uses or handles hazardous chemicals you are legally required by Australian WHS Regulations to keep a register of hazardous chemicals on the job site. This blog will teach you how to prepare and install a register of hazardous chemic...

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Updating your REGISTER and MANIFEST of hazardous chemicals UPDATING YOUR REGISTER AND MANIFEST OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 13, 2018

The Register and Manifest of Hazardous Chemicals are two separate documents specified by Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. If your workplace is required to hold either of these documents you must also make sure they are both kept u...

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UK Chemicals Sector Would Be Hurt By ‘No Deal’ Brexit UK CHEMICALS SECTOR WOULD BE HURT BY ‘NO DEAL’ BREXIT

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Dec 12, 2018

There is still much speculation about what will happen when the UK officially leaves the EU next year, with the government and many in businesses around the country preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. For companies focusing on toll processi...

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Automotive Chemicals Outlooks 2019 AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICALS OUTLOOKS 2019

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Dec 12, 2018

ICIS market experts provide a comprehensive overview of key trends, challenges, and opportunities in the petrochemicals markets affecting the automotive industry for the year ahead. Our Outlooks provide a regional breakdown for each commodity, allowi...

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Al-Kout Industrial Projects AL-KOUT INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS

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Dec 11, 2018

The Salt and Chlorine plant operations started more than 50 years ago to supply the desalination and electricity stations with Chlorine. Ever since being acquired by Al-Kout Industrial Projects (AIP) Group in 2000, the plant has expanded by having ne...

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The Future of the Chemical Industry THE FUTURE OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 11, 2018

The chemical industry is in a period of significant change and readjustment. This movement represents an opportunity for industry leaders to embrace big changes to strengthen their companies’ positions and gain market share. Conversely, compani...

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Polymers, Productivity and Policy: 3D Printing Trends in 2019 POLYMERS, PRODUCTIVITY AND POLICY: 3D PRINTING TRENDS IN 2019

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Dec 11, 2018

3D printing is a slow revolution. But it is a revolution regardless when you consider what the technology does: saving lives, enabling new business models, redefining how we design products. But none of that happened overnight. The revolutionary natu...

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Forecast for U.s. Federal and International Chemical regulatory policy 2019 FORECAST FOR U.S. FEDERAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL REGULATORY POLICY 2019

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Dec 11, 2018

Once again, we get to exclaim: What a difference a year makes! Another election has redefined the political winds in Washington, or at least, agitated them. And now, believe or not, the 2020 Presidential election race begins in earnest. What these ne...

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2018 Year end survey of business conditions – industrial chemicals 2018 YEAR END SURVEY OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS – INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS

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Dec 11, 2018

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) conducts a survey of its member-companies to obtain views on their economic forecast as reflected by sales, trade and employment indicators.  This report is prepared by CIAC’s Business an...

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HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL STORAGE GUIDE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL STORAGE GUIDE

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Dec 10, 2018

When it comes to household chemicals, how we store them can be just as important as how we use them. That’s because cleansers, deodorants, toiletries and other cleaning products can be hazardous to our health if they’re not stored properl...

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Chemistry industry performance snapshot third quarter / first nine months of 2018 CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE SNAPSHOT THIRD QUARTER / FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2018

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Dec 10, 2018

After nine months of 2018, shipments of industrial chemicals were up 6% compared to the same period in 2017. Other organic chemicals and industrial gases were the strongest performers among the sub-sectors, followed by synthetic resins and rubbers, w...

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Chemical Business Cycle Resilience Opens Wide Window For Investment CHEMICAL BUSINESS CYCLE RESILIENCE OPENS WIDE WINDOW FOR INVESTMENT

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Dec 10, 2018

Over the last several years, there have been fundamental shifts at play that have prolonged the favorable conditions the chemical industry has been enjoying, triggering an unprecedented wave of investment in new capacity globally. However, as the pac...

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Working with suppliers and contractors to minimise chemical hazards WORKING WITH SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS TO MINIMISE CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Dec 10, 2018

The risks surrounding hazardous chemicals can be difficult to define and often have multiple layers because many different parties contribute to the hazards. A delivery driver from an LPG supply company causes an explosion by recklessly throwing cyli...

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HAZCHEM Alert: understanding the chemical exposure standards at your job site HAZCHEM ALERT: UNDERSTANDING THE CHEMICAL EXPOSURE STANDARDS AT YOUR JOB SITE

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Dec 10, 2018

Most chemical exposure in the workplace occurs when workers inhale vapours, fumes, dusts, and  gases. This blog will help you understand chemical exposure limits set by Safe Work Australia and defined in the legal document Workplace Exposure Sta...

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Hazardous Chemicals: helping workers understand their WHS responsibilities HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: HELPING WORKERS UNDERSTAND THEIR WHS RESPONSIBILITIES

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Dec 09, 2018

Your workers have a duty to stay safe at work and not behave in a way that could affect either their own health and safety, or the health and safety of others. But the responsibility is two-fold, as workers must also be properly trained and supervise...

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HAZCHEM Safety: consulting your workers HAZCHEM SAFETY: CONSULTING YOUR WORKERS

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Dec 09, 2018

When your organisation uses, handles, or stores hazardous chemicals you have a duty (and legal obligation) to consult with the workers who actually use the chemicals and carry out the work. These are the people directly affected by the WHS decisions ...

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Using a risk management methodology to manage risks associated with hazardous chemicals USING A RISK MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY TO MANAGE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 09, 2018

A chemical risk management methodology is a systemised approach to minimising (or completely eliminating) the harm caused by hazardous chemicals at your workplace. In this blog we’ll walk  you through four essential steps which quickly sho...

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Who is responsible for hazardous chemicals and safety at your workplace? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND SAFETY AT YOUR WORKPLACE?

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Dec 09, 2018

Many thousands of workers around Australia have been injured or permanently disabled from accidents involving hazardous chemicals — in NSW alone in a span of just 4 years 6,500 workers were injured. And across the entire country (2003-2016) 30 ...

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Dr. Hanno Brümmer on digitalization of the chemical industry DR. HANNO BRÜMMER ON DIGITALIZATION OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 07, 2018

Dr. Hanno Brümmer, Head of Production and Technology at Covestro Polyurethanes, talking about the digitalization of the chemical industry at Handelsblatt Euroforum Chemistry & Industrial Parks, Frankfurt 6 December 2018.

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Winning in evolving times Strategic imperatives for chemicals companies WINNING IN EVOLVING TIMES STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES FOR CHEMICALS COMPANIES

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Dec 06, 2018

FOR THE GLOBAL CHEMICALS INDUSTRY, 2017 has been one of the best years since 2011. The industry registered impressive revenue growth, aggregate industry margins reached all-time highs, most companies recorded healthy cash reserves, and end-markets re...

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New Problems Require New Solutions In Chemical Manufacturing NEW PROBLEMS REQUIRE NEW SOLUTIONS IN CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Dec 06, 2018

The US chemical industry is characterized by process-based manufacturing, high capital intensity, and long investment cycles. Over the longer term, capital is deployed for R&D or capacity expansion, while, over the shorter term, resources are tar...

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The biggest chemistry news of 2018 THE BIGGEST CHEMISTRY NEWS OF 2018

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Dec 05, 2018

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning recounts our most-read news and feature stories of the year.

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How Digital Transformation is Bringing Order to the Chemicals Industry HOW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS BRINGING ORDER TO THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Dec 05, 2018

Markets are extremely volatile, all it takes is a look at one of the most important commodities in the world–crude oil to see this. Since the all-time high of $160.72 a barrel in June 2008, prices have fluctuated immensely; falling to as low as...

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Chemical Looping CHEMICAL LOOPING

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Dec 04, 2018

Chemical looping or chemical looping combustion (CLC) is a novel technology that could provide the means to convert fossil fuels to electricity and provide carbon capture without significant efficiency or cost penalties.

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POLYOLEFINS SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARKET OVERVIEW POLYOLEFINS SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARKET OVERVIEW

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Dec 04, 2018

From early 2018, for the first time in three years, spot prices of dutiable polypropylene (PP) flat yarn in southeast Asia have exceeded that of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) prices amid diverging market fundamentals. A relatively tight sup...

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Interview with Chemical Research in Toxicology INTERVIEW WITH CHEMICAL RESEARCH IN TOXICOLOGY

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Dec 04, 2018

Introducing the new Editor-in-Chief: Shana J. Sturla, Ph.D. Watch as she explains her vision for the journal and gives advice for both authors and researchers. Visit the Chemical Research in Toxicology.

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Uses Of Chemicals On Regular Basis USES OF CHEMICALS ON REGULAR BASIS

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Dec 03, 2018

We are surrounded by chemicals all around. Whatever we do we will be in the contact of chemicals like breathing, eating, bathing, cooking, cleaning, makeup applying, treating diseases etc. This list seems never-ending, we are using chemical or chemic...

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Chemical Biology and Cancer Research CHEMICAL BIOLOGY AND CANCER RESEARCH

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Dec 03, 2018

Chemistry professor Julie Pollock is a chemical biologist who focuses on developing programs that advance public health and medical research. Her primary focus is on cancer. Specifically, understanding how cancer develops and progresses. Pollock prid...

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Researchers in Chemical Engineering develop next generation of multi-functional precision polymer RESEARCHERS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEVELOP NEXT GENERATION OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PRECISION POLYMER

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Dec 03, 2018

Published today in Nature Chemistry these sequence-defined polymers are the first of their kind to be reported, and have been created by coupling a novel liquid-phase iterative synthesis to size-exclusion membrane nanofiltration technology, producing...

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Physiochemical hazards: safe chemical handling to prevent injuries, deaths, and property damage PHYSIOCHEMICAL HAZARDS: SAFE CHEMICAL HANDLING TO PREVENT INJURIES, DEATHS, AND PROPERTY DAMAGE

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Dec 03, 2018

Hazardous chemicals have physical hazards that can immediately cause the death or injury to your workers, damage property; or harm the environment. When these physical hazards (like being flammable, explosive, or reactive) are combined with incorrect...

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Specialty Chemicals: An Emerging Mega-trend SPECIALTY CHEMICALS: AN EMERGING MEGA-TREND

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Dec 03, 2018

The $25 billion Indian specialty chemicals industry has delivered 13% growth over the past five years, led by domestic consumption, according to industry reports. Experts are betting on specialty chemicals as one of the next mega-trends, and the indu...

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BREXIT THREATENS UK-EU CHEMICALS TRADE BREXIT THREATENS UK-EU CHEMICALS TRADE

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Dec 01, 2018

As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union, the region’s chemical industry faces a period of great uncertainty. This infographic examines the key areas of impact, including trade, the exchange rate, shifts in duties and what it ...

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Accenture Technology Vision for Chemicals 2018 ACCENTURE TECHNOLOGY VISION FOR CHEMICALS 2018

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Nov 30, 2018

On the surface, today’s chemical industry appears to be in good shape, with peak cash and stable profits. Although some segments have performed better than others, overall the industry is doing well. But hidden pressures are mounting, as are te...

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Brexit and the Chemical Industry BREXIT AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 29, 2018

With Brexit negotiations well underway, a cloud of ambiguity continues to overshadow the Chemical industry, as it remains unclear whether it will be a soft departure, or a hard exit. Regardless, deal or no deal, with the UK chemical industry Britain&...

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Intelligent Enterprise Proposition for the Chemical Industry INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE PROPOSITION FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 28, 2018

In the current period of rapid change, the chemical industry has recognized that it must embrace the proliferation and confluence of digital technologies to overcome the significant challenges it now faces. Extreme global competition, increasing regu...

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Chemical logistics – where’s the innovation? CHEMICAL LOGISTICS – WHERE’S THE INNOVATION?

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Nov 28, 2018

The chemical sector is not known for its ground breaking ideas, at least when it comes to designing supply chains. To illustrate this, take a look at Gartner’s 2018 ‘Supply Chain Top 25’. Only one chemical company appears on the lis...

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China: An overview of opportunities for UK plastics companies CHINA: AN OVERVIEW OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK PLASTICS COMPANIES

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Nov 28, 2018

With the Department of International Trade (DIT) expected to announce grant availability at the end of November, there is still opportunity to participate in Chinaplas 2019, taking part next May. Here, Justyna Elliott of the BPF writes exclusively fo...

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Petrochemical industry uses drones to digitalize its assets PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY USES DRONES TO DIGITALIZE ITS ASSETS

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Nov 28, 2018

The petrochemical industry is more and more using drones to carry out aerial inspections in order to verify the operational conditions of the plants and detect gas leaks. They ena