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Mechano-Chemical Ablation (MOCA) Treatment for Varicose Veins MECHANO-CHEMICAL ABLATION (MOCA) TREATMENT FOR VARICOSE VEINS

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May 16, 2019

Dr Chandrasekar offers Mechano Chemical Ablation (MOCA) treatment to patients at North West Veins. This treatment is done with a Clarivein device to cure non-visible varicose veins.

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Demerger of consumer business – what it means for Tata Chemicals DEMERGER OF CONSUMER BUSINESS – WHAT IT MEANS FOR TATA CHEMICALS

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May 16, 2019

As part of the group-wide restructuring, the Tata group has announced demerger of the consumer product business from Tata Chemicals (TCL) into Tata Global Beverages (TGBL) in an all-equity swap transaction. Market watchers had been expecting the move...

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Here’s Why You Should Pursue a Specialization in Chemical Engineering HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD PURSUE A SPECIALIZATION IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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May 16, 2019

Are you confused about what branch of engineering to choose after 12th class? It’s natural to be puzzled about your career choices. After all, parents have their concerns while you have a different opinion. You should be able to make an informe...

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Why Credit Suisse Prefers Only These Two Chemical Makers WHY CREDIT SUISSE PREFERS ONLY THESE TWO CHEMICAL MAKERS

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May 15, 2019

Credit Suisse is bullish on India’s specialty chemicals business on account of a rise in per capita consumption, import substitution and higher exports. The Indian chemicals market was pegged at about $190 billion in the financial year ended Ma...

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Alternatives to chemical sunscreens ALTERNATIVES TO CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS

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May 15, 2019

The FDA has called for more safety data on some chemicals in sunscreen, after researchers found some of those chemicals might be seeping into your blood stream and its too early to tell if there are harmful effects. As they work to get more answers, ...

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How to Dispose of Sharps HOW TO DISPOSE OF SHARPS

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May 14, 2019

We're thrilled to introduce Krystina, who is here to educate us on sharps disposal! Our goal is to keep our community safe and our environment clean - and we need your help to do it. Watch this to learn more..

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Understanding chemical hazard classes when carrying out a risk assessment UNDERSTANDING CHEMICAL HAZARD CLASSES WHEN CARRYING OUT A RISK ASSESSMENT

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May 14, 2019

Hazard classes are groups of chemicals that have similar properties which create a risk to health and safety. In Australia, a chemical’s hazard class is assigned by the GHS, or the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of C...

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5 indicators you need to review your chemical risk controls 5 INDICATORS YOU NEED TO REVIEW YOUR CHEMICAL RISK CONTROLS

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May 14, 2019

Chemical risk management is always a journey and never a destination. Your risk control measures can be impacted by so many variable factors, and scheduling regular inspections and safety audits is a workplace safety essential. This blog looks at fiv...

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How often should we carry out a chemical risk assessment? HOW OFTEN SHOULD WE CARRY OUT A CHEMICAL RISK ASSESSMENT?

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May 14, 2019

A risk assessment is not a ‘one-time’ exercise and 100% chemical compliance will require you to review and monitor each of the chemical hazards at your workplace — plus any control measures you have implemented. Risk monitoring and ...

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Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste DISPOSING OF HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

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May 14, 2019

Hazardous waste is not just for factories or power plants - in fact, nearly all households regularly dispose of "hazardous waste." Watch this to learn how to identify hazardous waste and methods to dispose of it safely.

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chemical Effects of land pollution CHEMICAL EFFECTS OF LAND POLLUTION

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May 14, 2019

It is disturbing to think that the wonderful benefits of a healthy ecosystem are threatened by land pollution. Hazardous chemicals in the soil can potentially wipe out living organisms in the soil. These organisms help to break down organic matter in...

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From survival to revival Digital transformation for oil and gas FROM SURVIVAL TO REVIVAL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR OIL AND GAS

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May 13, 2019

The Paleozok era, which ended around 250 million years ago, was a period marked by intense climatic, geological evolutionary change. This period witnessed a rap d and widespread diversification of  fe brought on by the most severe mass extinctio...

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FDA: Sunscreen Chemicals in Blood Show Need for Safety Testing FDA: SUNSCREEN CHEMICALS IN BLOOD SHOW NEED FOR SAFETY TESTING

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May 13, 2019

Just as summer is about to begin, the FDA has published a study raising questions about the safety of many of the chemicals used in common sunscreens.The FDA-funded study, published this month found that bloodstream levels of some sunscreen ingredien...

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Environment, health and consumer groups call for action on hazardous chemicals ENVIRONMENT, HEALTH AND CONSUMER GROUPS CALL FOR ACTION ON HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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May 13, 2019

European elections will be taking place from 23rd – 26th May 2019, with more than 400 million people eligible to vote across 28 Member States. Voters will elect over 700 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), who have the power to amend pro...

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Ease of use and reliability Fundamentals in chemistry control EASE OF USE AND RELIABILITY FUNDAMENTALS IN CHEMISTRY CONTROL

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May 12, 2019

Reliable long-term operation of a modern power plant requires large quantities of ultrapure makeup water, in addition to recycled water that is almost perfectly conditioned. The reason is simple: Mineral deposits and particulate matter in the boiler ...

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Hazmat Crew Responds To Chemical Situation In Long Beach HAZMAT CREW RESPONDS TO CHEMICAL SITUATION IN LONG BEACH

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May 10, 2019

Officials said it was a precaution taken due to an overabundance of concern to keep everyone safe. A Hazmat crew responded to West Beech Street in Long Beach, where there was an active chemical situation in a garage after a male victim was discovered...

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Cleanup of Hazardous Waste to Begin at Andover Landfill CLEANUP OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TO BEGIN AT ANDOVER LANDFILL

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May 10, 2019

After 47 years in the ground, hazardous waste in an Andover landfill will be removed this summer. Final funding for the $22 million dollar project was secured last month. The Waste Disposal Engineering Landfill just south of Andover Boulevard and wes...

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Indukern, a global leader in the chemical sector INDUKERN, A GLOBAL LEADER IN THE CHEMICAL SECTOR

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May 10, 2019

With an operating history of over 55 years and a global presence, we are a world-renowned company in the distribution of chemical products and added value solutions.

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Are You Ready to Complete Your Toxics Release Inventory Report? ARE YOU READY TO COMPLETE YOUR TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY REPORT?

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May 10, 2019

This is the date most EHS managers like almost as much as Christmas: the end (usually) of the regulatory reporting season. But before we get a much-needed break, we need to ensure we have completed all the required reports, which includes the Toxics ...

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Running an Efficient Chemical Reconciliation to Maintain an Accurate Chemical Inventory RUNNING AN EFFICIENT CHEMICAL RECONCILIATION TO MAINTAIN AN ACCURATE CHEMICAL INVENTORY

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May 10, 2019

Chemical reconciliations are like hitting refresh on your chemical inventory system. After you perform a chemical reconciliation in your lab or at your facility, the chemical inventory is accurate, precise, and more reliable for all end users. Run Ch...

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Why oil and gas companies are interested in petrochemicals? WHY OIL AND GAS COMPANIES ARE INTERESTED IN PETROCHEMICALS?

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May 09, 2019

Alan Gelder, VP Refining, Chemicals & Oil Markets, Wood Mackenzie.Why oil and gas companies are interested in petrochemicals.

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Transforming& Expanding Chemicals TRANSFORMING& EXPANDING CHEMICALS

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May 09, 2019

This document contains statements that Repsol believes constitute forward-looking statements which may include statements regarding the intent, belief, or current expectations of Repsol andits management, including statements with respect to trends a...

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Lubrizol – Regulatory Chemical Compliance LUBRIZOL – REGULATORY CHEMICAL COMPLIANCE

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May 08, 2019

Lubrizol offer annual work placements across all of its sectors from Chemistry and engineering to Marketing and IT.

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Reporting the findings of a HAZCHEM incident investigation REPORTING THE FINDINGS OF A HAZCHEM INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

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May 08, 2019

You’ve completed your HAZCHEM incident investigation and you have a better understanding of what happened and why. The next step is to report your findings to the people (usually the business owner or senior management) who have the authority t...

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How to Prevent the Top 6 OSHA Violations HOW TO PREVENT THE TOP 6 OSHA VIOLATIONS

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May 08, 2019

Safety in the workplace should be a main concern for all business owners and health and safety professionals, regardless of the industry their company is operating in. Even though modern working conditions and technological developments have made it ...

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Determining corrective actions while investigating incidents involving hazardous chemicals DETERMINING CORRECTIVE ACTIONS WHILE INVESTIGATING INCIDENTS INVOLVING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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May 08, 2019

When you reach the end ofyour HAZCHEM investigation and have established the root causes of the incident, you’ll need to identify corrective actions that will prevent future system failures. You may also have compliance breaches that require di...

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Establishing root cause after an incident involving hazardous chemicals ESTABLISHING ROOT CAUSE AFTER AN INCIDENT INVOLVING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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May 08, 2019

A worker slips and grabs the side of a chemical tank to catch his fall, he loses his balance and his hand is immersed in acid. Maybe he was running because they were behind production schedule that day. Or maybe he was walking but didn’t see th...

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Chemical Makers Turn to Renewable Electricity CHEMICAL MAKERS TURN TO RENEWABLE ELECTRICITY

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May 07, 2019

The quest by chemical companies to meet targets for renewable electricity use is opening up business opportunities and fostering new relationships with both producers in other energy intensive industries and electricity suppliers. Two Dutch companies...

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Sunscreen chemicals may be found in your bloodstream, according to FDA study SUNSCREEN CHEMICALS MAY BE FOUND IN YOUR BLOODSTREAM, ACCORDING TO FDA STUDY

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May 07, 2019

The chemicals in sunscreen don't just sit on top of the skin, they absorb in the bloodstream, according to new research from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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3D Printing in Chemical Sciences 3D PRINTING IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES

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May 07, 2019

3D printing has rapidly established itself as an essential tool within research and industrial chemistry laboratories. Since the early 2000s, when the first research papers applying this technique began to emerge, the uptake by the chemistry communit...

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Chemical industry off-gas recovery plant CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OFF-GAS RECOVERY PLANT

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May 07, 2019

Chemical industry off-gas recovery plant; CO recovery & purifying plant; Hydrogen recovery & purifying plant; Chemicals, Oil and Gas Industry recovery & purifying equipment. DFCT supplies conversion furnaces, cracking furnaces, reforming ...

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HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES REGARDING THE USE OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AT THE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES REGARDING THE USE OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AT THE WORKPLACE

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May 05, 2019

Dangerous substances are any liquid, solid or gas that poses a risk to the health and safety of the workers. These can be found in almost all workplaces, and although some highly dangerous substances, such as asbestos, are under control or prohibited...

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Work on chemical safety and biosafety WORK ON CHEMICAL SAFETY AND BIOSAFETY

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May 05, 2019

The OECD is helping its member governments to develop and implement high-quality chemicals management policies and instruments. These countries now have sciencebased, rigorous and comprehensive systems for assessing and managing the risks of chemical...

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Basf Petronas Chemical Safety Awareness Campaign BASF PETRONAS CHEMICAL SAFETY AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

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May 05, 2019

Best Video On The Importance Of Health And Safety In The Workplace.Health and safety in the workplace. Being safe at work is important. It is a responsibility shared by both the employer and the employee.

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Lab Safety & Chemical Handling - CHM345 LAB SAFETY & CHEMICAL HANDLING - CHM345

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May 03, 2019

This video is a walkthrough of the WSU CHM 345 Lab Safety and & Chemical handling policies and how they apply to our students.

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7 Easy Things You Can Do to Reduce Plastic Pollution 7 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION

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May 03, 2019

7 Easy Things You Can Do to Reduce Plastic Pollution.It’s easy to think you’re not part of the problem and pawn off responsibility on large corporations and people who litter, but anyone who consistently purchases plastic products contrib...

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Chemical recycling and what it means for Ontario Blue Box programs CHEMICAL RECYCLING AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR ONTARIO BLUE BOX PROGRAMS

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May 03, 2019

The Ontario government in its recent discussion paper: Reducing litter and waste in our communities offered the following: “The increased use of chemical recycling could be used to improve the effectiveness of existing recycling processes and t...

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The Truth About Plastic & Its Impact on Our Planet THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC & ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET

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May 03, 2019

It’s no secret that plastic production and consumption are destroying the ocean and animals—both marine and land—that we love so dearly. It’s easy to think you’re not part of the problem and pawn off responsibility on la...

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SOUND CHEMICALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOUND CHEMICALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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May 03, 2019

This project is directly linked to UNDP’s priorities on chemicals and waste and indirectly to climate action and poverty reduction, through improved healthcare waste management to mitigate infections. The project helps Sub-Saharan African count...

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Chemistry Can Be More Fun than You Think CHEMISTRY CAN BE MORE FUN THAN YOU THINK

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May 02, 2019

Like the old-fashioned version, it’s a square showing the chemical symbol C, the word “carbon” and the atomic number. But it’s also emblazoned with the image of a diamond (which is of course made of carbon) and also a diagram ...

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Setting US chemical distributor apart from its competitors SETTING US CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTOR APART FROM ITS COMPETITORS

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Apr 30, 2019

HB Chemical Inc., one of North America’s largest independent distributors of specialty chemicals focused on the rubber market, has been acquired by Ravago Group. Through this sale, HB Chemical and its affiliates have provided liquidity to their...

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Asking questions after an incident involving hazardous chemicals ASKING QUESTIONS AFTER AN INCIDENT INVOLVING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Apr 29, 2019

Incidents involving hazardous chemicals open up a whole range of questions: what really happened? Why? Who? How? This blog is all about asking questions — not just the questions to ask, but better ways to ask them. Use this blog as you create y...

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Gathering physical evidence after a HAZCHEM incident GATHERING PHYSICAL EVIDENCE AFTER A HAZCHEM INCIDENT

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Apr 29, 2019

When a HAZCHEM incident has occurred at the workplace it’s essential to begin gathering physical evidence as soon as possible. Physical evidence is vulnerable as it can quickly deteriorate or even be erased. This blog focuses on the the initial...

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EPA issues weaker cleanup rules for toxic PFAS chemicals EPA ISSUES WEAKER CLEANUP RULES FOR TOXIC PFAS CHEMICALS

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Apr 26, 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued weaker draft standards for toxic cleanup at hazardous waste sites following pressure from the Department of Defense, the New York Times reported Thursday. The chemicals have been linked to can...

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Running a transparent HAZCHEM incident investigation RUNNING A TRANSPARENT HAZCHEM INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

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Apr 26, 2019

When investigating HAZCHEM incidents you want your workers to co-operate fully so you can quickly find out what happened and then implement safety measures to ensure the incident never happens again. This blog is about running a transparent incident ...

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Issues Affecting the Chemical Value Chain ISSUES AFFECTING THE CHEMICAL VALUE CHAIN

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Apr 25, 2019

Mining & Minerals Will rare earth compounds and their use in permanent magnets benefit from the boom of electrical cars? Coating crurj What are the most important technological efforts in the coatings industry? Industrial Gases Helium markets: Ho...

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3 Important Septic Tank Chemicals 3 IMPORTANT SEPTIC TANK CHEMICALS

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Apr 25, 2019

There are various septic tank chemical compounds that you can buy. These are generally employed by homeowners simply because pros never believe in their usefulness. Investigate has made numerous handy septic tank chemical substances but also a couple...

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Know How Chemicals Cause Carpet Discolouring- A Brief Discourse KNOW HOW CHEMICALS CAUSE CARPET DISCOLOURING- A BRIEF DISCOURSE

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Apr 25, 2019

Spot, stain and discolouration on the textile products have been with us for long. Ordinary dirt and grease spots or some food spills can usually be removed without damage if treated promptly or with a thorough cleaning with professional cleaners. Ho...

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What WHAT'S NEW A CLEAR AND SIMPLE GUIDE TO ANNUAL STORAGE TANK INSPECTIONS

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Apr 24, 2019

No matter what chemicals you’re storing, it’s important to conduct routine annual storage tank inspections. These inspections are vital to keep the chemical tanks, fittings, venting and accessories in good working condition—and to a...

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Creating a Healthy School Environment – Chemicals and Contaminants CREATING A HEALTHY SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT – CHEMICALS AND CONTAMINANTS

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Apr 24, 2019

Schools need to prevent exposure to chemicals and environmental hazards. Children spend a large amount of time within the school building. It’s important to note that children are more susceptible to contaminants than adults.Art studios, classr...

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Intro to Hazard Communication, Part Five: Getting Your Training Right INTRO TO HAZARD COMMUNICATION, PART FIVE: GETTING YOUR TRAINING RIGHT

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Apr 24, 2019

The contents of the HazCom Standard itself, so that employees clearly understand the requirements of chemical manufacturers to provide safety data sheets (SDSs) and shipped container labels to downstream users, and the responsibilities of their emplo...

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How to Create a Non-Toxic, Pest-Resistant Garden HOW TO CREATE A NON-TOXIC, PEST-RESISTANT GARDEN

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Apr 23, 2019

Yet, as a nature-lover, you obviously choose not to resort to using harmful toxic chemicals that can also poison foraging pests. This infographic is a comprehensive gardener’s guide on natural pest-resistant plants, paired plants that work toge...

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Are toxic chemicals going out of fashion? ARE TOXIC CHEMICALS GOING OUT OF FASHION?

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Apr 23, 2019

Even though the oil industry is far from finished – and the term peak oil seems, at least for the time being, to have gone out of fashion due to fracking – I doubt many people would call it a sector with a bright outlook.Serving as a perf...

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Changes to OSHA’s Hazard Communications Standard: What You Need to Know CHANGES TO OSHA’S HAZARD COMMUNICATIONS STANDARD: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Apr 23, 2019

Each day, American workers use tens of thousands of chemicals. Many of these chemicals pose serious health risks to employees. Yet only a small number of hazardous chemicals are regulated.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recen...

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Common chemicals to avoid in your lawn care routine COMMON CHEMICALS TO AVOID IN YOUR LAWN CARE ROUTINE

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Apr 23, 2019

Spring typically conjures up images of running barefoot through the grass. But who wants to run barefoot or roll around in poison? True, we need to nurture our lawns if we want them to turn lush and verdant this spring, but we can add a boost of nutr...

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Continuous (Digital) Improvement for Chemicals Companies CONTINUOUS (DIGITAL) IMPROVEMENT FOR CHEMICALS COMPANIES

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Apr 23, 2019

Industry consultant ARC Advisory Group consistently ranks AspenTech ahead of other providers in engineering and process control solutions for the chemical industry. Earning steady praise doesn’t mean we rest on our success. As the market become...

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Plastic Pollution is Chemical Pollution PLASTIC POLLUTION IS CHEMICAL POLLUTION

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Apr 23, 2019

Turtles tangled in fishing nets, whales washed ashore with stomachs full of plastic bags. These are images we, unfortunately, see far too often. But what about the threats you cannot see? Plastic debris is not just a physical threat to marine life, i...

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Linking the World Through Chemical Measurements LINKING THE WORLD THROUGH CHEMICAL MEASUREMENTS

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Apr 23, 2019

Our modern world depends on global connections. For instance, how can you be sure that the nutrition labels are correct on imported food products such as that fancy pasta you like to buy? How do you know that those products are free of harmful substa...

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Reviewing documents to support your HAZCHEM incident investigation REVIEWING DOCUMENTS TO SUPPORT YOUR HAZCHEM INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

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Apr 23, 2019

Workplace incidents that involve hazardous chemicals are often an indicator of chemical hazards that have never been fully identified, understood, and controlled. A follow up HAZCHEM incident investigation is an opportunity to understand the differen...

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The Importance of Keeping Chemical Storage Records THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING CHEMICAL STORAGE RECORDS

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Apr 18, 2019

Best practices for ensuring chemical safety in the workplace go far beyond simply storing the chemicals in an appropriate chemical storage unit and handling them correctly. Keeping up-to-date, accurate chemical storage records is also a core element ...

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Lab Safety Rules:Science labs pose hazards that require safety precautions. LAB SAFETY RULES:SCIENCE LABS POSE HAZARDS THAT REQUIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

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Apr 17, 2019

Having a strong set of overall laboratory safety rules is essential to avoiding disasters in the lab. These basic rules provide behavior, hygiene, and safety information to avoid accidents in the laboratory.  Laboratory specific safety rules may...

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A Vision of New Marketplaces for the Chemical Industry A VISION OF NEW MARKETPLACES FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Apr 16, 2019

Later, as the wild, wild west of the world wide web took hold as the third millennium began, chemical industry supply chainers switched from ‘bricks’ to ‘clicks’ to gain their chemical trades. And so was born a plethora a star...

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EMPOWER INCIDENT MANAGEMENT WITH ON DEMAND CHEMICAL PROPERTY & SAFETY DATA EMPOWER INCIDENT MANAGEMENT WITH ON DEMAND CHEMICAL PROPERTY & SAFETY DATA

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Apr 16, 2019

Companies are exposed to operational risks every day. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill, as well as the Bhopal and Seveso disasters show that adverse events can result in catastrophic consequences. Unmitigated exposure to risks can lead to workplace in...

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Chemicals And Textile Industry CHEMICALS AND TEXTILE INDUSTRY

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Apr 16, 2019

Textile Industry is one of the most growing industries in India. Fashion trends and advanced in technology has revolutionized this industry. The textile industry was one of the industry which benefitted a lot during the industrial resolution. India i...

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‘Notifiable Incidents’ involving hazardous chemicals ‘NOTIFIABLE INCIDENTS’ INVOLVING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Apr 16, 2019

When someone becomes sick, injured, or dies at a workplace in Australia, the WHS authority in your state or territory must be notified immediately — and by the fastest possible means. There are also a number of Dangerous Incidents which must be...

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Preserving the scene after an incident involving hazardous chemicals PRESERVING THE SCENE AFTER AN INCIDENT INVOLVING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Apr 15, 2019

After an incident involving hazardous chemicals — apart from the distressing task of attending to injured or deceased workers — you may also be faced with a range of complex chemical hazards. Things like spilled fuel and other liquid chem...

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Safety Hazards to Watch for Around the House SAFETY HAZARDS TO WATCH FOR AROUND THE HOUSE

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Apr 12, 2019

Creating a safe environment where your family can grow and thrive is a top priority. Thankfully, though a number of serious safety hazards lurk around the average home, most of these concerns can be addressed pretty easily.Make sure you’re doin...

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New Chemical Sign Selector Helps You Find the Signs You Need NEW CHEMICAL SIGN SELECTOR HELPS YOU FIND THE SIGNS YOU NEED

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Apr 11, 2019

Chemicals commonly found in many workplaces require a variety of signs or labels to identify their potential hazards. But defining which signs to use for each chemical is a challenge. The ComplianceSigns Chemical Safety Sign Selector will show you re...

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CHEMICAL WASTE GUIDE CHEMICAL WASTE GUIDE

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Apr 10, 2019

This guide contains instructions for a list of specific shop-related wastes as well as general guidance for spills and disposal. This guide was written for UW Facilities shops. Other groups on campus, such as laboratories, that produce the chemical w...

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Top Safety and Health Hazards in General
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Apr 10, 2019

An amputation is the traumatic loss of a limb or other external body part. Amputations include a part, such as a limb or appendage, that has been severed, cut off, amputated (either completely or partially); fingertip amputations with or without bone...

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Stop migration of harmful chemicals into our food STOP MIGRATION OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS INTO OUR FOOD

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Apr 09, 2019

Did you know that there are 1000s of chemicals in food packaging that can migrate into our food, and some of them are harmful? If the wider public knew how the EU legislation allows the hormone disrupting chemicals PFAS, bisphenols and many others in...

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How to Choose the Correct Signage for Chemical Cabinets HOW TO CHOOSE THE CORRECT SIGNAGE FOR CHEMICAL CABINETS

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Apr 09, 2019

While using chemical storage cabinets can vastly improve the safety of your workplace, choosing the correct signage for your storage unit is also an highly important consideration. Having the correct signage for your chemical storage cabinets is not ...

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How to Overcome the Challenges of Distillation Column Analysis HOW TO OVERCOME THE CHALLENGES OF DISTILLATION COLUMN ANALYSIS

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Apr 07, 2019

We all want the inside story. Greater visibility into asset performance gives chemical and energy companies a competitive edge. Having a better understanding of column hydraulic performance can significantly improve asset utilization and reduce capit...

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STRATEGIC SOURCING WITH FORESIGHT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY STRATEGIC SOURCING WITH FORESIGHT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Apr 04, 2019

The chemical industry is currently facing major changes. Sourcing is a driver for mastering change by providing competitive advantages. For being successful, sourcing teams need to develop and mature strategic capabilities which are eventually moneti...

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Pick and mix – the cleaning chemical challenge PICK AND MIX – THE CLEANING CHEMICAL CHALLENGE

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Apr 04, 2019

Being able to deliver and guarantee a safe end product is crucial in the food and beverage production industry.  However, it is not an easy task. Carrying out effective cleaning and disinfecting starts with understanding the various soiling or r...

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Electronic Chemicals Market Revenue, Key Players, Industry Opportunities, Growth Strategy Reviews, Insight by Forecast to 2023 ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS MARKET REVENUE, KEY PLAYERS, INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES, GROWTH STRATEGY REVIEWS, INSIGHT BY FORECAST TO 2023

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Apr 04, 2019

Market Research Future (MRFR) hypothesizes that the global electronic chemicals market is anticipated to garner USD 63 Bn, grabbing a CAGR of 6.9% during the appraisal period (2018-2022). Rapid industrialization across the globe is anticipated to fav...

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KMCO Chemical Plant Lawsuit Update KMCO CHEMICAL PLANT LAWSUIT UPDATE

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Apr 04, 2019

Earlier this week, the KMCO LLC chemical plant in Crosby exploded, killing one worker and severely injuring two others. While the cause of the explosion is unknown, witnesses detected a leak of isobutylene, a flammable gas, shortly before the explosi...

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Acid Rain: The Rising Concerns Of Industrial Emissions ACID RAIN: THE RISING CONCERNS OF INDUSTRIAL EMISSIONS

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Apr 04, 2019

“Natural resources like timber, water, and fossil fuel such as oil, coal, and natural gas are used by man for enhancing their lives. Fossil fuel is used for producing electricity and as fuel for our vehicles.” However, burning of these fu...

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Using a causation model when investigating HAZCHEM incidents USING A CAUSATION MODEL WHEN INVESTIGATING HAZCHEM INCIDENTS

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Apr 03, 2019

The primary reason for investigating any workplace incident is to understand why the incident happened and then introduce measures to prevent it from happening again. To get a better understanding of the causes of an incident, many WHS professionals ...

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Navigating a Life of Chemical Sensitivities Part 1 of 2 NAVIGATING A LIFE OF CHEMICAL SENSITIVITIES PART 1 OF 2

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Apr 03, 2019

Gail Clayton Pharm.D., M.S. provided insights on the connections between mold toxicity and multiple chemical sensitivity during the recent toxic mold summit.  Her summit session provided a number of take-home points’. Clayton speaks as a p...

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PART 3: Busting more industry-perpetrated myths about new chemicals and worker protection under TSCA PART 3: BUSTING MORE INDUSTRY-PERPETRATED MYTHS ABOUT NEW CHEMICALS AND WORKER PROTECTION UNDER TSCA

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Apr 03, 2019

I have been blogging in the last few weeks about myths the chemical industry is perpetrating about the adequacy and legality of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent reviews of the risks that chemicals just entering the market may ...

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Training in Virtual Reality for the Chemical Industry TRAINING IN VIRTUAL REALITY FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Apr 03, 2019

The goal of the “Charming” project is not only to better and more effectively train industry workers in a virtual environment than before: the project also aims to get children and teenagers interested in chemistry. When work at a chemica...

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How the textile industry is improving resource efficiency and moving to renewable inputs HOW THE TEXTILE INDUSTRY IS IMPROVING RESOURCE EFFICIENCY AND MOVING TO RENEWABLE INPUTS

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Apr 03, 2019

Textile production is resource intensive. Manufacturing requires water, chemicals and energy. Creating textiles generates waste. Using resources effectively and moving to renewable inputs is the final step of a New Textiles Economy, a report written ...

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Environmental Problem Solvers: University of California Santa Barbara Builds Machine Learning Tool to Measure Chemical Impact ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEM SOLVERS: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SANTA BARBARA BUILDS MACHINE LEARNING TOOL TO MEASURE CHEMICAL IMPACT

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Apr 03, 2019

Currently, there are 150 million chemicals registered and managed by the American Chemical Society. Every day, 15,000 to 20,000 new chemicals are registered. These chemicals are present in everything from our household cleaning products to the food w...

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Quantum Silicones MANUFACTURER SPOTLIGHT: QUANTUM SILICONES

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Apr 03, 2019

Since 1997, Quantum Silicones has been manufacturing specialized silicone elastomers for a range of applications such as architectural, statuary, special effects, prosthetics, prototyping, and many more. Founded by its two current principals, Tom Lom...

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Interviewing witnesses after an incident involving hazardous chemicals INTERVIEWING WITNESSES AFTER AN INCIDENT INVOLVING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Apr 02, 2019

Interviewing witnesses can be the most challenging part of an HAZCHEM incident investigation. Incidents involving hazardous chemicals can be fatal, cause debilitating injuries, and lead to destruction of property or the environment. Workers directly ...

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4 steps to running an effective HAZCHEM incident investigation 4 STEPS TO RUNNING AN EFFECTIVE HAZCHEM INCIDENT INVESTIGATION

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Apr 02, 2019

An effective HAZCHEM incident investigation quickly gets to the root causes of a workplace incident and identifies practicable measures for ensuring the incident never happens again. During an effective investigation workers and staff feel confident ...

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HAZCHEM Alert: understanding workplace accidents, incidents and dangerous events HAZCHEM ALERT: UNDERSTANDING WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS, INCIDENTS AND DANGEROUS EVENTS

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Apr 02, 2019

This blog is about workplace ‘incidents’  — meaning an event which happens in the workplace and threatens the overall health and safety of people, property or the environment. Getting a clear understanding of the different cate...

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Industrial Hygiene: A Brief Introduction INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

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Apr 02, 2019

Industrial hygiene is the process of determining worker and environmental exposure to hazardous chemicals and materials used in various products/processes. By using various methods of collection and testing, the resulting data can be used to help emp...

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Polymers and Plastics Series: Deformulation Strategies POLYMERS AND PLASTICS SERIES: DEFORMULATION STRATEGIES

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Apr 02, 2019

Raw material and finished product manufacturers use reverse engineering to guide many decisions. For polymers, deformulation can identify individual chemical components, morphology, molecular weight and thermal responses to aid in such decisions. The...

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Chem-Set Ultralok Put to the Test CHEM-SET ULTRALOK PUT TO THE TEST

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Apr 02, 2019

When it comes to shear strength, Chem-Set’s Ultralok line is second to none. But don’t take our word for it – let us show you! In the video below, we put Chem-Set Ultralok to the test to prove its superior shear strength and bonding...

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Building a HAZCHEM incident investigation team BUILDING A HAZCHEM INCIDENT INVESTIGATION TEAM

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Apr 01, 2019

A general hand was breaking down cardboard cartons for recycling. The cartons had previously held bottles of liquid bleach. One of the boxes had become completely saturated with bleach and the worker was sprayed in the face and eyes with the chemical...

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3 key reasons to investigate incidents involving hazardous chemicals 3 KEY REASONS TO INVESTIGATE INCIDENTS INVOLVING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Apr 01, 2019

Incidents involving hazardous chemicals happen every day at workplaces across Australia. A cylinder of flammable gas gets dropped, a worker spills acid over their apron and boots, a forklift impacts a safety cabinet: even when no-one is injured and t...

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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New ICIS podcast: Searching for a better way to forecast China NEW ICIS PODCAST: SEARCHING FOR A BETTER WAY TO FORECAST CHINA

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Apr 01, 2019

Click here for my latest interview with Will Beacham,  Deputy of ICIS Chemical Business (go to the Download Episode icon, download and listen), where I discuss the great black hole that is always China. The long standing problem remains the unre...

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NONWOVENS CHEMICAL BONDING NONWOVENS CHEMICAL BONDING

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Apr 01, 2019

Chemically bonded nonwovens are developed to create customized, durable nonwoven fabrics. Chemical bonding allows nonwovens to be designed for specific and demanding requirements in a variety of industries and applications. The process of chemical bo...

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TOP TAKES FROM AFPM’S INTERNATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL CONFERENCE 2019 TOP TAKES FROM AFPM’S INTERNATIONAL PETROCHEMICAL CONFERENCE 2019

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Apr 01, 2019

Plastic roads and buildings, the influence of energy and petrochemicals in geopolitics, and chemical and molecular recycling processes that could create a truly circular economy for plastic products were just a few of the topics discussed at AFPM&rsq...

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Obesogens: How Toxic Chemicals Make You Fat and What to Do About It OBESOGENS: HOW TOXIC CHEMICALS MAKE YOU FAT AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

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Apr 01, 2019

Have you noticed that the Bulletproof Diet doesn’t ask you to count calories? That’s because you don’t have to track your macros to lose weight. Ever. Weight loss isn’t a game of eat calories, burn calories. Your body is much ...

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A TEN-YEAR REVIEW OF CHINA’S ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY A TEN-YEAR REVIEW OF CHINA’S ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 31, 2019

As a backbone to the national economy, the chemical industry accounted for roughly 1/6 of China’s GDP in 2017, making it a non-negligible area for antitrust enforcement. Several trends differentiate the chemical industry from other sectors of t...

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Part III – FORMALDEHYDE: The Science, The Truth, and The Industry’s Commitment to Objective Chemical Assessments PART III – FORMALDEHYDE: THE SCIENCE, THE TRUTH, AND THE INDUSTRY’S COMMITMENT TO OBJECTIVE CHEMICAL ASSESSMENTS

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Mar 29, 2019

Over the past several months, there have been claims that industry is trying to block chemical assessments. Industry does not seek to discredit or limit regulation; rather Americans deserve to know that high quality science is the foundation of gover...

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The Less Known Side of the Thalidomide Story THE LESS KNOWN SIDE OF THE THALIDOMIDE STORY

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Mar 29, 2019

You cannot fit your left glove onto your right hand, nor the right glove on the left hand, because hands and gloves possess a property called chirality; each object cannot be superimposed on its mirror image. The same is true of your feet and your sh...

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Gender equality drives growth in chemicals GENDER EQUALITY DRIVES GROWTH IN CHEMICALS

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Mar 29, 2019

As the father of an eighteen-month old daughter, I believe that gender equality is critical for ours and every other industry.  When we improve diversity, we improve our access to talent, creativity, and insight. I believe that more diverse team...

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The Impact of Different Polyols on the Properties of Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers THE IMPACT OF DIFFERENT POLYOLS ON THE PROPERTIES OF COATINGS, ADHESIVES, SEALANTS AND ELASTOMERS

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Mar 29, 2019

We have written in this space about different performance polyols used to achieve the desired performance of elastomers in various applications. In addition to the diisocianate type, polyols offer formulators an ability to achieve a variety of proces...

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5 Consequences of Reactive Maintenance Strategies 5 CONSEQUENCES OF REACTIVE MAINTENANCE STRATEGIES

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Mar 29, 2019

A reactive maintenance strategy is one that focuses on fixing equipment after it breaks down or fails. Reactive maintenance was the predominant strategy for many years, but as new software and technology tools became available, proactive approaches s...

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Shape-shifting chemical is key to new solar battery SHAPE-SHIFTING CHEMICAL IS KEY TO NEW SOLAR BATTERY

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Mar 29, 2019

What powers the device you’re using? Electricity, obviously. But where did that come from? Two thirds of the electricity used in the United States comes from power plants fueled by fossil fuels — coal, oil or natural gas. Solar energy pro...

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Household waste to low-carbon gas – IChemE Sustainability, Energy and Outstanding Award Winner 2018 HOUSEHOLD WASTE TO LOW-CARBON GAS – ICHEME SUSTAINABILITY, ENERGY AND OUTSTANDING AWARD WINNER 2018

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Mar 28, 2019

“The technology used is ground-breaking, there isn’t another project like ours that we know of in the world which has developed a conversion process for waste to synthetic natural gas.” Congratulations to Advanced Plasma Power, Univ...

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Part II – FORMALDEHYDE: The Science, The Truth, and The Industry’s Commitment to Objective Chemical Assessments PART II – FORMALDEHYDE: THE SCIENCE, THE TRUTH, AND THE INDUSTRY’S COMMITMENT TO OBJECTIVE CHEMICAL ASSESSMENTS

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Mar 28, 2019

Media stories, fueled by false claims, have painted a picture that EPA has concluded there is a link between formaldehyde exposure and leukemia, and that “industry” is trying to cover it up. The truth is that industry has consistently cal...

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Making sulfonamides via electrochemistry by activating commodity chemicals MAKING SULFONAMIDES VIA ELECTROCHEMISTRY BY ACTIVATING COMMODITY CHEMICALS

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Mar 28, 2019

Our most recent paper dealing with the electrochemical synthesis of sulfonamides was just published in Journal of American Chemical Society (DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b02266). For our group, it was the first paper in this prestigious journal and we are part...

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What chemicals or critters do you encounter daily? Stanford researchers are taking a look WHAT CHEMICALS OR CRITTERS DO YOU ENCOUNTER DAILY? STANFORD RESEARCHERS ARE TAKING A LOOK

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Mar 28, 2019

Some scientists interested in understanding health hazards in the environment measure such exposure on the city level -- what it looks like in New York City, for example, or San Francisco. But Stanford professor and chair of genetics Michael Snyder, ...

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Tips to Reduce the Use of Toxic Chemicals in Child Care Programs TIPS TO REDUCE THE USE OF TOXIC CHEMICALS IN CHILD CARE PROGRAMS

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Mar 28, 2019

Keeping child care facilities clean and free of pests is one of the most important things we can do to prevent diseases from spreading. The challenge is that chemicals that providers use for cleaning and pest control are often toxic. And while that m...

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New Jersey Takes Aim At PFAS And Chemical Manufacturers NEW JERSEY TAKES AIM AT PFAS AND CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS

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Mar 28, 2019

In a move that has assuredly grabbed the attention of the regulated community, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (“NJDEP”) recently commenced two major initiatives in an effort to further address the emerging, hot-butt...

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From Waste to Biofuels – IChemE Biotechnology Award Winner 2018 FROM WASTE TO BIOFUELS – ICHEME BIOTECHNOLOGY AWARD WINNER 2018

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Mar 28, 2019

“We’re focused on non-recyclable waste streams, and turning that back into new products, reducing the dependency on fossil-fuel and other feedstocks.”

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Shchekinoazot selects Topsoe technology for ammonia-urea plant SHCHEKINOAZOT SELECTS TOPSOE TECHNOLOGY FOR AMMONIA-UREA PLANT

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Mar 28, 2019

United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot has selected Haldor Topsoe as licensor of ammonia technology for the construction of a new ammonia and urea plant. Located in the Tula region of Russia, the plant will have a capacity of 1,500 tons of ammonia per...

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China chemicals storage at bursting point indicates no big new economic stimulus CHINA CHEMICALS STORAGE AT BURSTING POINT INDICATES NO BIG NEW ECONOMIC STIMULUS

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Mar 27, 2019

CHEMICALS markets are a great barometer for weather conditions in the wider economy because they are upstream of so many manufacturing industries. We should therefore take close notice of the above chart, from this excellent article by my ICIS collea...

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Orange-Sol MANUFACTURER SPOTLIGHT: ORANGE-SOL

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Mar 27, 2019

In 1932, American chemist Edwin Lloyd Ackerman owned a medical supply company that manufactured impression cement, parchment paper, and filling resins. The residues of filling resins and impression cement, he noticed, were nearly impossible to remove...

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Part I – FORMALDEHYDE: The Science, The Truth, and The Industry’s Commitment to Objective Chemical Assessments PART I – FORMALDEHYDE: THE SCIENCE, THE TRUTH, AND THE INDUSTRY’S COMMITMENT TO OBJECTIVE CHEMICAL ASSESSMENTS

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Mar 27, 2019

For years, scientists have investigated formaldehyde chemistry to help determine appropriate regulatory levels, safe exposure threshold levels, and whether there is any causal link between formaldehyde exposure and cancer. Since the 1990s, published ...

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The future of petrochemicals THE FUTURE OF PETROCHEMICALS

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Mar 27, 2019

Our latest report details massive but gradual shifts in the global petrochemicals industry (petchem) that are changing the way base chemicals capacities are added and utilized. Forces from end-markets and the upstream oil and gas sector are influenci...

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How Big Is The Chemical Manufacturing Industry? HOW BIG IS THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY?

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Mar 27, 2019

The global chemical manufacturing industry includes any company which produces industrial chemicals. Manufacturing around 70,000 different products, it’s an intrinsic part of the global economy. It’s also a growing industry and outperform...

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Controlling Hazardous Fume and Gases During Welding CONTROLLING HAZARDOUS FUME AND GASES DURING WELDING

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Mar 27, 2019

Welding joins materials together by melting a metal work piece along with a filler metal to form a strong joint. The welding process produces visible smoke that contains harmful metal fume and gas by-products. This article discusses welding operation...

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Chemical Industry Feeling The Wrath Of Single-Use Plastic Backlash CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FEELING THE WRATH OF SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BACKLASH

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Mar 27, 2019

Analysts from IHS Markit told attendees of the annual World Petrochemical Conference that after multi-year highs, the chemicals industry is about to face slowdowns as early as this year as the backlash against disposable plastic grows and recycling r...

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EPA Needs to Trust Its Own Scientists and Protect Us from Ethylene Oxide EPA NEEDS TO TRUST ITS OWN SCIENTISTS AND PROTECT US FROM ETHYLENE OXIDE

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Mar 27, 2019

Later this afternoon I will be providing comment to the EPA at a public hearing related to its proposed rule on facilities producing hydrochloric acid (HCl). In addition to HCl, many of these sites emit ethylene oxide, a flammable colorless gas that ...

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The Critical Link Between Your Chemical Inventory and SDSs THE CRITICAL LINK BETWEEN YOUR CHEMICAL INVENTORY AND SDSS

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Mar 27, 2019

We all know the regulations tell us we need to keep Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) for all the chemicals you have on your site. Most of us also have some record of our chemical inventory. These two datasets are crucial to keeping an organization compliant...

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Distribution Business in Chemical Industry DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 27, 2019

Indian chemical industry is one of the long-established sectors of the country, which has played an essential role in the country’s economic development. This sector is a part of one of the crucial goods industry and serves as a critical input ...

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How the Chemical Industry Deployed the Disinformation Playbook on PFAS HOW THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY DEPLOYED THE DISINFORMATION PLAYBOOK ON PFAS

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Mar 27, 2019

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will convene tomorrow for a hearing on the federal responses (or lack thereof) to the risks associated with the class of toxic chemicals known as PFAS, inviting representatives from the Environmental ...

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Top 4 Causes of Chemical Accidents in the Workplace TOP 4 CAUSES OF CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Mar 26, 2019

The level of chemical incidents in the U.K. every year are overwhelming. According to the HSE, 50% of U.K. workplaces identified chemical / biological substances as one of the biggest risks for employee safety. There have been several studies on recu...

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Hazardous Waste Management HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Mar 26, 2019

What is Hazardous Waste? Hazardous wastes come in many different forms: toxic waste, chemical waste, nuclear waste, medical waste, and so on. Hazardous wastes must often be removed from the facility where they were generated, for storage, treatment, ...

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Will Chemicals Save The Downstream Sector? WILL CHEMICALS SAVE THE DOWNSTREAM SECTOR?

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Mar 26, 2019

Chemicals are integral to modern urban life, from the packaging that keeps  our food fresher for longer, to the carpets in our homes and offices, the casings of our phones and computers, to the vehicles we drive. The petrochemicals industry emer...

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4 CHEMICAL FREE WAYS TO PACKAGE AND PRESERVE FOOD 4 CHEMICAL FREE WAYS TO PACKAGE AND PRESERVE FOOD

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Mar 26, 2019

In order to meet supply chain demands, businesses need to find ways to preserve perishable items. American companies have been using chemical preservatives for years. Some chemical preservatives have been linked to causing various health effects in y...

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How to protect gymnasts from hazardous chemicals at gym facilities HOW TO PROTECT GYMNASTS FROM HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AT GYM FACILITIES

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Mar 26, 2019

Switching to flame retardant free foam pit cubes reduces exposures without compromising fire safety Being a gymnast has its risks—the countless jumps, twists, and landings can take a toll on the body. But there’s another, invisible risk: ...

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Outlining The Dangers Of Handling Chemicals OUTLINING THE DANGERS OF HANDLING CHEMICALS

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Mar 26, 2019

When cleaning chemicals are improperly mixed, the best case scenario is a strange smell.   Worst case, according to an infographic from ManageMen, the error results in an injury or even death. According to the EPA, as many as 2.8 million pe...

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DG Digest: EPA opens comment period on chemicals prioritization DG DIGEST: EPA OPENS COMMENT PERIOD ON CHEMICALS PRIORITIZATION

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Mar 26, 2019

As spring formally kicked off, it was a quiet week for regulatory activity.  One item of note; after a lengthy genesis, the EPA is moving on the “designation “ phase for high and low priority substances under the revised Toxic Substa...

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Wet Cleaning Chemicals WET CLEANING CHEMICALS

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Mar 26, 2019

Wet cleaning chemicals are a big part of our textile chemistry offerings. Kreussler developed the wet cleaning process in partnership with Miele over twenty years ago. Our LANADOL wet cleaning technology was developed to ensure not only perfect safet...

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Toxic chemicals can enter food through packaging. We made a list. TOXIC CHEMICALS CAN ENTER FOOD THROUGH PACKAGING. WE MADE A LIST.

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Mar 26, 2019

This is the second in a series evaluating the challenges in single-use food packaging waste. In the late 1980s, the Council of Northeast Governors (CONEG) was concerned that heavy metals in packaging would accumulate in recycled materials to levels t...

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PFAS CHEMICALS POLLUTING NEW JERSEY WATER PFAS CHEMICALS POLLUTING NEW JERSEY WATER

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Mar 26, 2019

In New Jersey, five chemical companies polluted the state’s water for years with a long-lasting, cancer-causing family of chemicals. Now, the state is directing those companies to clean up the mess. According to NJ.com, the New Jersey Departmen...

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Manufacturing Advancement in H2O2 to Decarbonize Chemical Industry MANUFACTURING ADVANCEMENT IN H2O2 TO DECARBONIZE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 26, 2019

Solugen, a Texas-based startup has developed a method to decarbonize the chemical industry. Co-founders of the company, Gaurab Chakrabarti and Sean Hunt focused on manufacturing advanced round-bottomed flask and burners to produce hydrogen peroxide. ...

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Why housekeeping is critical to your emergency decontamination station WHY HOUSEKEEPING IS CRITICAL TO YOUR EMERGENCY DECONTAMINATION STATION

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Mar 25, 2019

Housekeeping, especially at industrial worksites, is a critical component of work health and safety. This blog is about the contribution that efficient and consistent housekeeping makes to the ongoing success and compliance of your emergency decontam...

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IRIS: Bad Science, Real World Consequences IRIS: BAD SCIENCE, REAL WORLD CONSEQUENCES

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Mar 25, 2019

This week, the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will be holding a hearing on EPA’s troubled Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) program. Given the attention it will be receiving, we wanted to provide you with some im...

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Shepherd Chemical BiCATs | Polyurethane Catalysts SHEPHERD CHEMICAL BICATS | POLYURETHANE CATALYSTS

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Mar 25, 2019

BiCAT® is Shepherd’s proprietary trade name for our polyurethane catalysts. BiCATs® are used as curatives and cross-linkers for many polyurethane applications from shoe soles, to car interiors, to adhesives, to spray foam insulation.

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Toxins from Plastic Drinking Water Bottles TOXINS FROM PLASTIC DRINKING WATER BOTTLES

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Mar 25, 2019

From the previous blog, you would have read that we have recently conducted a laboratory test for one of our new clients. We found a 5-gallon water dispenser that had been employed for years in the office was harboring a bacteria count that was off t...

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Plant seed research provides basis for sustainable alternatives to chemical fertilizers PLANT SEED RESEARCH PROVIDES BASIS FOR SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVES TO CHEMICAL FERTILIZERS

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Mar 25, 2019

Recent advances in next-generation sequencing technologies have allowed scientists to access and assess previously undetectable plant microorganisms. Scientists have long known that various plant-associated microorganisms contribute to plant health a...

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IS SOLVENT RESISTANCE PREDICTABLE WITH POLYMERS? IS SOLVENT RESISTANCE PREDICTABLE WITH POLYMERS?

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Mar 25, 2019

To assess solvent resistance, first consider solvents spread out on a polarity scale. Non-polar solvents are at one end, such as paraffin, petrol and diesel. At the other ‘highly polar’ end we find alcohols and water.  In between are...

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8 Painful Points of Chemical Coagulation Treatment Plants 8 PAINFUL POINTS OF CHEMICAL COAGULATION TREATMENT PLANTS

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Mar 25, 2019

Water treatment has evolved tremendously over several decades. What used to be as simple as boiling water or filtering through sand has become an entire industry in its own right. Many treatment processes are based almost entirely around chemical pro...

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A Texas-Based Startup Could Decarbonize The Chemical Industry A TEXAS-BASED STARTUP COULD DECARBONIZE THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 25, 2019

Solugen, a Texas-based startup has set up itself to decarbonize the Petrochemical industry and could be the first recognised multi-million dollar company stated in a Meth Lab. The company says that it has created a process that can produce thousands ...

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China’s vital internet economy cannot be sacrificed for trade deal CHINA’S VITAL INTERNET ECONOMY CANNOT BE SACRIFICED FOR TRADE DEAL

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Mar 25, 2019

THE latest stumbling block for the US/China trade talks is the Chinese reluctance to open up its market to foreign cloud computing companies, curb requirements for companies to store data locally and loosen restrictions on the transfer of data overse...

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McMenamins Reduces Waste Through Innovative Recycling Partnership and Inclusion of Chemical Recycling MCMENAMINS REDUCES WASTE THROUGH INNOVATIVE RECYCLING PARTNERSHIP AND INCLUSION OF CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Mar 25, 2019

Agilyx, the leader in chemical recycling of post-use recoverable plastics back into polymers and low carbon chemicals and fuels, has concluded a successful recycling program in collaboration with The Broomsmen and Edgefield McMenamins targeting singl...

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Austria AUSTRIA'S OMV AND ADNOC TO COOPERATE ON PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS

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Mar 24, 2019

Energy group OMV and Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) have agreed to cooperate in the petrochemical sector and to explore opportunities to make use of OMV’s recycling expertise, the Austrian company said. OMV is shifting the focus of its ...

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stormy weather ahead for chemicals STORMY WEATHER AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS

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Mar 24, 2019

The first is the growing risk of recession, with key markets such as autos, electronics and housing all showing signs of major weakness. Central banks are already talking up the potential for further stimulus, less than a year after they had tried to...

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ESSENTIAL OILS AND HOW THEY SUPPORT GREEN, NON-TOXIC LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS AND HOW THEY SUPPORT GREEN, NON-TOXIC LIVING

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Mar 24, 2019

Our beautiful planet Earth is a living, breathing, precious environment. I’m sure we can all agree that whatever little individual steps we can each take to keep her safe and healthy is worth doing. Everyday things we can do, like recycle, carp...

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20 TINY TIPS FOR CREATING A CHEMICAL-FREE HOUSEHOLD 20 TINY TIPS FOR CREATING A CHEMICAL-FREE HOUSEHOLD

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Mar 24, 2019

Are you overwhelmed trying to create an organic, chemical-free household? I was, too. Between the conflicting information over “what is healthy” and deceptive marketing (e.g., products labeled non-toxic that had toxic chemicals in them) I...

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Ransomware Forces Two Chemical Companies to Order ‘Hundreds of New Computers’ RANSOMWARE FORCES TWO CHEMICAL COMPANIES TO ORDER ‘HUNDREDS OF NEW COMPUTERS’

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Mar 23, 2019

A ransomware attack appears to have affected two American chemicals companies, Motherboard has learned. Hexion and Momentive, which make resins, silicones, and other materials, and are controlled by the same investment fund, were hit by the ransomwar...

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Industry 4.0 and Sustainability at WPC2019 INDUSTRY 4.0 AND SUSTAINABILITY AT WPC2019

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Mar 22, 2019

At WPC2019, petrochemical companies took a deep dive into sustainability. Leaders examined the changes necessary to continue strong financial performance as well as ways they can adapt to better preserve and protect the environment. Digitalization is...

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Getting the Compensation You Deserve After Exposure to Hazardous Materials at Work GETTING THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE AFTER EXPOSURE TO HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AT WORK

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Mar 22, 2019

In many industries, workers are at risk of being exposed to toxic chemicals. Exposure to hazardous materials can lead to immediate consequences and long-term health effects, and you may be entitled to compensation if your daily work puts you in conta...

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Aguahoja: A water-based design approach and fabrication platform AGUAHOJA: A WATER-BASED DESIGN APPROACH AND FABRICATION PLATFORM

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Mar 22, 2019

Nature made us half water. With water, the biological world facilitates customization of an organism’s physical and chemical properties—through growth and degradation—as a function of genes and environmental constraints. Designed go...

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Is CBD Safe To Use For Kids And Babies? IS CBD SAFE TO USE FOR KIDS AND BABIES?

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Mar 22, 2019

The trajectory of CBD research has evolved like none other in history. What was once unknown and subsequently stigmatised, cannabidiol is now the hottest name on everybody’s lips. Why? For decades, CBD was underutilised and overshadowed by THC,...

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Is silicone a safe alternative to single-use plastics? IS SILICONE A SAFE ALTERNATIVE TO SINGLE-USE PLASTICS?

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Mar 22, 2019

The folks at Life Without Plastic argue that these stretchy, rubbery bags are not as green as they seem. If you spend any time perusing zero waste lifestyle blogs and social media feeds, you've likely seen silicone bags suggested as an alternativ...

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Predicting – Or Not Predicting – New Materials PREDICTING – OR NOT PREDICTING – NEW MATERIALS

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Mar 22, 2019

We chemists would love to be able to do just a tiny bit less chemistry now and then and just let models and simulations tell us what would happen instead. Only every once in a while – you wouldn’t want to obtain such a perfectly accurate ...

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Chemicals induce dipoles to damp plasmons CHEMICALS INDUCE DIPOLES TO DAMP PLASMONS

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Mar 22, 2019

The light scattered by plasmonic nanoparticles is useful, but some of it gets lost at the surface and scientists are now starting to figure out why. In novel experiments at Rice University and the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, along with th...

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Plasmon damping depends on the chemical nature of the nanoparticle interface PLASMON DAMPING DEPENDS ON THE CHEMICAL NATURE OF THE NANOPARTICLE INTERFACE

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Mar 22, 2019

The chemical nature of surface adsorbates affects the localized surface plasmon resonance of metal nanoparticles. However, classical electromagnetic simulations are blind to this effect, whereas experiments are typically plagued by ensemble averaging...

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EPA UPDATES THE TSCA INVENTORY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW EPA UPDATES THE TSCA INVENTORY: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Mar 21, 2019

Chemicals that are on the Inventory are considered “existing” chemical substances in U.S. commerce and may be subject to existing chemicals provisions under TSCA such as TSCA section 4 and section 6.Determining if a chemical is on the Inv...

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5 essential practices to ensure your emergency decontamination facilities are  effective 5 ESSENTIAL PRACTICES TO ENSURE YOUR EMERGENCY DECONTAMINATION FACILITIES ARE EFFECTIVE

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Mar 21, 2019

You’ve purchased a compliant safety shower and eyewash station, it’s installed and ready for use. How will you make sure the equipment is always ready to serve your workers in an emergency? This blog introduces 5 essential practices for e...

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Find out more about chemicals management for the EE industry in Brussels FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT FOR THE EE INDUSTRY IN BRUSSELS

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Mar 21, 2019

As environmental concerns skyrocket, chemicals management has become a hot topic for the electrical and electronics industry. Regulatory requirements, which are becoming stricter, have to be met in different areas of the world. IEC Technical Committe...

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Understanding the difference between a “hazard” and a “risk” or why scare stories about glyphosate and pesticides in your food shouldn’t frighten you UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A “HAZARD” AND A “RISK” OR WHY SCARE STORIES ABOUT GLYPHOSATE AND PESTICIDES IN YOUR FOOD SHOULDN’T FRIGHTEN YOU

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Mar 21, 2019

I have written a lot at this blog about how chemical risks are communicated to the public and so I am often asked about news stories depicting the latest science scare story. Sometimes they are handled badly, like the CTV National news report about g...

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Chemical tracers untangle natural from agricultural methane emissions CHEMICAL TRACERS UNTANGLE NATURAL FROM AGRICULTURAL METHANE EMISSIONS

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Mar 21, 2019

With natural gas booming across the Front Range, drilling rigs may operate within feet from cattle farms. That shared land use can confound attempts to understand trends in methane, a greenhouse gas and air pollutant—the gases emitted from thes...

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Organic Chemistry in Laboratory ORGANIC CHEMISTRY IN LABORATORY

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Mar 21, 2019

What makes Organic chemistry experiments in laboratory successful are proper guidance and processing by the teacher. Students should be able to understand the concepts behind their hands-on activities. These are enjoyable and highly educational exper...

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HAZCHEM TRAINING: how do you keep an injured worker at the safety shower or eyewash for more than 15 minutes? HAZCHEM TRAINING: HOW DO YOU KEEP AN INJURED WORKER AT THE SAFETY SHOWER OR EYEWASH FOR MORE THAN 15 MINUTES?

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Mar 20, 2019

In the workplace, emergency eyewash and showers flush away hazardous chemicals and other contaminants. Accessed quickly enough (and if used for long enough) an eyewash or safety shower can minimise burns and even save the life of a worker. But exposu...

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Chemical Recycling Europe Officially Launched CHEMICAL RECYCLING EUROPE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

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Mar 20, 2019

A new non-profit organization, Chemical Recycling Europe, was created on 22 January 2019 with the vision of establishing an industry platform for developing and promoting cutting-edge chemical recycling technologies for polymer waste across Europe. T...

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ACC Welcomes Release of TSCA Prioritization Candidate ACC WELCOMES RELEASE OF TSCA PRIORITIZATION CANDIDATE

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Mar 20, 2019

We are quickly approaching the third anniversary of the 2016 amendments to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was signed into law on June 22 of that year after passing Congress with overwhelming bipartisan support. To date, EPA has consis...

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Chemical recycling of plastic: Waste no more? CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF PLASTIC: WASTE NO MORE?

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Mar 20, 2019

Plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity for the circular economy. Michael Laermann looks at chemical recycling and whether it can make the plastics value chain more circular whilst providing a profitable new industry branch. Mi...

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Cellular “Garbage Collectors” Are Key to Cancer’s Growth CELLULAR “GARBAGE COLLECTORS” ARE KEY TO CANCER’S GROWTH

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Mar 20, 2019

New Yorkers are familiar with the sight (and smell) of uncollected garbage piled high along city streets. When inclement weather or holidays interrupt scheduled pickups, the fallout quickly mounts. Cells have their own kind of garbage collector: an e...

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Two Non-animal Safety Tests: Cell Tissue and Test Tube Method TWO NON-ANIMAL SAFETY TESTS: CELL TISSUE AND TEST TUBE METHOD

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Mar 20, 2019

Since the 1940s, researchers have used the Draize rabbit skin test to determine the potential of a particular chemical to irritate human skin. In the Draize skin test, researchers shave a patch of the rabbit’s fur, apply the test substance and ...

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How to Safely Store Highly Flammable Liquids (HFL) HOW TO SAFELY STORE HIGHLY FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS (HFL)

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Mar 19, 2019

Highly flammable liquids are chemicals with a flash point below 37.8c. The flash point refers to the temperature at which the chemical releases heavy vapours into the air that are easily ignitable. This means the chemical will not spontaneously combu...

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A quick guide to selecting plumbed emergency eyewash stations and showers A QUICK GUIDE TO SELECTING PLUMBED EMERGENCY EYEWASH STATIONS AND SHOWERS

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Mar 19, 2019

Emergency decontamination stations must be installed wherever workers are at considerable risk of being injured by chemicals or other hazardous materials. It’s mandatory first aid equipment under WHS Regulations. This blog walks you through the...

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When to install a safety shower and eyewash station WHEN TO INSTALL A SAFETY SHOWER AND EYEWASH STATION

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Mar 19, 2019

Workplaces are dynamic spaces and constantly evolving and expanding. But a constantly changing environment has compliance implications particularly as it relates to safety controls and emergency equipment like safety showers and eyewash stations. Thi...

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How to use an eyewash station to treat chemical burns HOW TO USE AN EYEWASH STATION TO TREAT CHEMICAL BURNS

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Mar 19, 2019

Irrigating the eyes as soon as possible after a chemical exposure burn is the most critical factor in minimising tissue damage. Patients who are able to flush their eyes within 10 minutes of injury have been documented to have less severe injuries an...

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Disruption in Aromatics – How will unprecedented capacity growth impact the market in 2019? DISRUPTION IN AROMATICS – HOW WILL UNPRECEDENTED CAPACITY GROWTH IMPACT THE MARKET IN 2019?

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Mar 19, 2019

Aromatics are one of the basic building blocks of the petrochemical industry, with benzene, toluene, and xylenes the most important of these chemicals commercially. Over the past 3 years, aromatics producers have seen good profitability on the back o...

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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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5 ways staff may misuse your emergency decontamination equipment 5 WAYS STAFF MAY MISUSE YOUR EMERGENCY DECONTAMINATION EQUIPMENT

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Mar 18, 2019

Emergency decontamination equipment like eyewash facilities and safety showers need ongoing care and proper maintenance so they are always in good working condition and available in the event of a fire, chemical emergency or other contamination accid...

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Challenges for S&OP and IBP in chemical industry CHALLENGES FOR S&OP AND IBP IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 18, 2019

In the chemical industry, the average S&OP process has a relatively high degree of maturity compared with other sectors. Nevertheless, chemical companies still face certain challenges when progressing from S&OP to IBP. We distinguish between ...

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4 Requirements For A Reliable Rinsing Process 4 REQUIREMENTS FOR A RELIABLE RINSING PROCESS

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Mar 18, 2019

Water is becoming an increasingly expensive commodity with even further restrictions in certain areas of the country (pity the poor folks in California). As a result, there has never been a better time to give some thought to maximizing the efficienc...

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What You Should Know About Toxic Chemicals in Children’s Toys WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TOXIC CHEMICALS IN CHILDREN’S TOYS

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Mar 18, 2019

Every parent wants what is best for their child. Unfortunately, making decisions for the health and future of your child is not always a simple task. Many manufacturers market their products towards children without any regard for the potential healt...

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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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Risks for US petrochemicals once again rise as trade war takes another twist RISKS FOR US PETROCHEMICALS ONCE AGAIN RISE AS TRADE WAR TAKES ANOTHER TWIST

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Mar 15, 2019

JUST when nearly of all us (including me) thought that a trade deal was about to happen, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has thrown quite a large spanner in the works. “I can’t predict success at this point, but we’re work...

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PART 1: Busting industry-perpetrated myths about new chemicals and worker protection under TSCA PART 1: BUSTING INDUSTRY-PERPETRATED MYTHS ABOUT NEW CHEMICALS AND WORKER PROTECTION UNDER TSCA

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Mar 15, 2019

This week the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing on EPA’s failures to protect workers from chemical risks.  It featured a number of compelling testimonies from worker representatives:  auto workers, firefighters, tea...

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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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4 Extreme Application Environments Today’s Industrial Robots are Automating 4 EXTREME APPLICATION ENVIRONMENTS TODAY’S INDUSTRIAL ROBOTS ARE AUTOMATING

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Mar 14, 2019

Industrial robots are notorious for their ability to tackle tough, dirty, and dangerous applications. In the early days of automation, these were some of the most profitable tasks for robotic automation. Since then, they’ve made their way into ...

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8 Advanced Plastics Used in the Automobile Sector 8 ADVANCED PLASTICS USED IN THE AUTOMOBILE SECTOR

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Mar 14, 2019

According to a recent study, for every 10% reduction in vehicle’s weight, it reduces fuel usage by 6 to 8%. Due to current environmental and economic concerns, automobile manufacturers are now incorporating more advanced plastic materials so as...

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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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Strategic imperatives for chemicals companies STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES FOR CHEMICALS COMPANIES

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Mar 12, 2019

The global chemical industry is riding a wave of strong growth and high margins, but its ability to continue this momentum depends on how it reacts to three long-term developments—advanced manufacturing technologies, digital transformation, and...

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Commodity & Specialty WWT Go Head To Head COMMODITY & SPECIALTY WWT GO HEAD TO HEAD

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Mar 12, 2019

We put these two common wastewater options to the test to see where their strengths and weaknesses lie. When selecting products for their wastewater treatment (WWT) needs, manufacturers must select between commodity wastewater treatment chemicals and...

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stone moulds rock molds usha plastic moulds STONE MOULDS ROCK MOLDS USHA PLASTIC MOULDS

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Mar 12, 2019

Stone and Natural rock designs cast using Usha Plastic Moulds.400 plus designs of paver and tile moulds available.3 of the largest stone moulds are shown and compared. There are more than 50 stone designs of rocks available.

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HOW CAN YOU CUT DOWN ON PLASTIC WASTE IN MANUFACTURING? HOW CAN YOU CUT DOWN ON PLASTIC WASTE IN MANUFACTURING?

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Mar 12, 2019

More than 300 million tons of plastics are now being produced every year. Half of that is estimated to be single-use plastic, and approximately 8 million tons of plastic finds its way into the oceans every year.Plastic has become such an integral par...

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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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Safely producing polymers for everyday use: Reaction Time SAFELY PRODUCING POLYMERS FOR EVERYDAY USE: REACTION TIME

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Mar 11, 2019

Reaction Time is our chemical industry blog where we look at the latest insights from VEGA’s industry experts and the challenges they face every day. The other day I was putting groceries away and I gained a new appreciation for petrochemicals....

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Chemical Company Differentiates Their Business & Rewards Employees with CarData Vehicle Reimbursement Plan CHEMICAL COMPANY DIFFERENTIATES THEIR BUSINESS & REWARDS EMPLOYEES WITH CARDATA VEHICLE REIMBURSEMENT PLAN

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Mar 11, 2019

For the sales engineers of a national chemical company, onsite customer visits look different from what you might think of as a traditional sales call. “We have ‘blue collar’ sales engineers,” says the Chief Sales Officer. &ld...

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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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The Global Chemical Industry: Catalyzing Growth and Addressing Our World’s Sustainability Challenges THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: CATALYZING GROWTH AND ADDRESSING OUR WORLD’S SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES

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Mar 10, 2019

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modeling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of t...

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Salon Science Creates Colorful Coif SALON SCIENCE CREATES COLORFUL COIF

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Mar 08, 2019

My mom is a cosmetologist. Growing up, I’d sometimes go with her to the salon where she worked. I asked her several times about how hair dye works, but it would always go over my head, like much of the complex content Chemical Processing produc...

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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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Eliminating chemical hazards ELIMINATING CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Mar 07, 2019

You have a duty to provide a safe workplace to your workers as well as keep surrounding properties and the environment safe from harm. When the job site carries a range of hazardous chemicals and Dangerous Goods, the hazards created by the chemicals ...

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Preparing for the Storm: Extreme weather events and the chemicals industry PREPARING FOR THE STORM: EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS AND THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Mar 07, 2019

In 2017, extreme weather events (i.e., hurricanes and flooding) resulted in USD 344 million in economic losses, globally.[i] Chemical companies are particularly exposed to this risk due to their concentration of assets in regions prone to extreme wea...

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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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Safe Petrol Storage: The Petroleum (Consolidation) Regulations 2014 SAFE PETROL STORAGE: THE PETROLEUM (CONSOLIDATION) REGULATIONS 2014

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Mar 06, 2019

Petrol is a highly flammable liquid which can give off vapours that easily ignite. It is considered a dangerous substance and can cause fires and explosions if not handled properly. The risks associated with storing petrol sparked the implementation ...

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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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Recognising incompatibility hazards in your chemical stores RECOGNISING INCOMPATIBILITY HAZARDS IN YOUR CHEMICAL STORES

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Mar 05, 2019

Many hazardous chemicals and dangerous goods have incompatibility hazards. An incompatibility hazard is the potential for incompatible substances (which come in contact with one another) to create a dangerous reaction.Fires, explosions, the release o...

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RAID-S2 Plus I Rapid Alarm and Identification Chemical Detector RAID-S2 PLUS I RAPID ALARM AND IDENTIFICATION CHEMICAL DETECTOR

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Mar 05, 2019

RAID-S2plus is a gas trace detector for Chemical Warfare Agents (CWAs) and Toxic Industrial Chemicals (TICs). RAID-S2plus is designed for continuous operation in varying environmental conditions with minimal operator interface and maintenance.

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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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Plastics-Eating Fungus – Solution to the Plastic Waste Problem? PLASTICS-EATING FUNGUS – SOLUTION TO THE PLASTIC WASTE PROBLEM?

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Mar 04, 2019

Fungus, the organism that causes worrying black patches in bathrooms, the petri-dish mould Alexander Fleming famously extracted penicillin from, the magic ingredient that makes blue cheese, truffle oil, and soy sauce so delicious, is increasingly bei...

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New Cutting-Edge University Research Confirms Safe Exposure Level for Formaldehyde1 NEW CUTTING-EDGE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CONFIRMS SAFE EXPOSURE LEVEL FOR FORMALDEHYDE1

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Mar 04, 2019

For years, formaldehyde chemistry has faced close scrutiny regarding appropriate regulatory levels, safe exposure threshold levels, and the potential link between formaldehyde exposure and cancer. This is despite decades worth of peer-reviewed studie...

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PETROCHEMICAL MAKERS ARE INNOVATING TO ENABLE MORE PLASTICS RECYCLING PETROCHEMICAL MAKERS ARE INNOVATING TO ENABLE MORE PLASTICS RECYCLING

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Mar 04, 2019

As petrochemicals and recycling advancements give old plastic new life over and over again—from shoes and clothes made of recycled plastic recovered from the ocean, to plastic bottles being chemically recycled into fuel and a raw material to ma...

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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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RENEWABLE ENERGIES RELY ON PETROCHEMICALS FROM OIL AND NATURAL GAS RENEWABLE ENERGIES RELY ON PETROCHEMICALS FROM OIL AND NATURAL GAS

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Mar 03, 2019

With rising demand for renewable energy in the United States, many are turning to solar power to meet their energy needs. But most people don’t know that harvesting the power of the sun requires help from petrochemicals made with oil and natura...

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A NEW WAY OF FARMING GETS A BOOST FROM PETROCHEMICALS A NEW WAY OF FARMING GETS A BOOST FROM PETROCHEMICALS

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Mar 03, 2019

With the global population rising and a decline in arable land for crop production, people are looking for solutions to feed a growing world. Hydroponic farming, a technique for growing plants without any soil and with minimal water, is one high-tech...

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What is PFAS? WHAT IS PFAS?

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Mar 03, 2019

PFAS, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances and related substances, PFAO, PFOS, also collectively known as PFCs. PFCs are a family of man-made chemicals that have been used widely in the production of a number of consumer goods, inc...

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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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Implement digital transformation in the chemical industry to enhance the customer experience IMPLEMENT DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TO ENHANCE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Mar 02, 2019

Increased competition, evolving regulatory environment, demanding customer needs and dynamic cost equations are having a huge impact on chemical enterprises in recent years creating a progressively challenging environment. As a result, many chemical ...

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THE UNIQUE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SILOXANES THE UNIQUE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SILOXANES

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Mar 02, 2019

Siloxanes are characterised by a chain of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms. A long chain of siloxane groups is called a silicone or a silicone polymer. These are used in a variety of applications such as sealants, adhesives, coatings, plastics, c...

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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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Chemical problems CHEMICAL PROBLEMS

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Mar 01, 2019

Man-made chemicals are an integral and vital part of our modern lifestyles.  They are found in a vast range of consumer products – from furniture, clothing and toiletries to electrical appliances, car interiors, food packaging and cleaning...

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Jiangsu Sailboat to Use Honeywell Technology to Produce Propylene JIANGSU SAILBOAT TO USE HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY TO PRODUCE PROPYLENE

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Mar 01, 2019

Honeywell announced that Jiangsu Sailboat will utilise Honeywell UOP’s C3 Oleflex technology to produce propylene and meet the expected demand for plastics. The production is planned to be 700,000 metric tons per annum of polymer-grade propylen...

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Celebrating a century of chemical and life sciences industry in Belgium CELEBRATING A CENTURY OF CHEMICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY IN BELGIUM

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Mar 01, 2019

essenscia vzw/asbl, the Belgian Federation for Chemistry and Life Sciences industries, is a multisectoral umbrella organisation that represents the numerous sectors of activities in the field of chemicals and the life sciences.

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Chemicals 4.0 — Digitalization in the Chemical Industry CHEMICALS 4.0 — DIGITALIZATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 01, 2019

The chemical industry has experienced slow, yet steady growth over the last decades. However, dark clouds are gathering on the horizon. Margins are starting to shrink as customers demand more at lower prices. Specialty chemicals, once considered to b...

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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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Plastics in the Automotive Industry – Which Materials Will Be the Winners and Losers? PLASTICS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY – WHICH MATERIALS WILL BE THE WINNERS AND LOSERS?

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Feb 27, 2019

The automotive industry is the third most important consuming sector of polymers after packaging and building & construction. Therefore, changes in the material usage can have major implications on polymer demand and the financial performance of ...

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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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EU REACH: January SVHC Additions EU REACH: JANUARY SVHC ADDITIONS

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Feb 26, 2019

The EU's semiannual addition to the REACH SVHC (substance of very high concern) list is here.  Four polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons have been added, and after some investigation, we have reviewed the up-trend in infractions. As per the list...

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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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Chemicals That Require Temperature Controlled Storage CHEMICALS THAT REQUIRE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED STORAGE

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Feb 25, 2019

Many chemicals require to be stored within certain temperature parameters, with a minimum temperature and a maximum temperature that they can be stored at. If the temperature goes outside the assigned minimum OR maximum parameters, the chemical will ...

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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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The changing landscape of bio-based succinic acid THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF BIO-BASED SUCCINIC ACID

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Feb 24, 2019

The bio-succinic acid market has significantly gone through a tumultuous change just in the past five years alone, from being the young, rising star of the bio-based chemical building blocks industry into a young adult looking for its rightful career...

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Dow Plastic Solutions: Working Toward Something More DOW PLASTIC SOLUTIONS: WORKING TOWARD SOMETHING MORE

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Feb 24, 2019

Dow’s plastic solutions are all around us, making the world more comfortable and more sustainable. Visit us at http://www.dow.com/en-us/packaging to learn more. The amazing benefits of plastics include everything from reduced greenhouse gas emi...

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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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Digitalization can help to improve productivity, safety, and environmental management in the energy and chemicals sectors DIGITALIZATION CAN HELP TO IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT IN THE ENERGY AND CHEMICALS SECTORS

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Feb 20, 2019

On August 29, 2018, the US high-tech stock index, the NASDAQ Composite, reached a new all-time high at just above 8109. Clearly there have been some market gyrations since then, but it demonstrates the long-term positive dynamic that exists in the hi...

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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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SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FOR A BETTER WORLD SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FOR A BETTER WORLD

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Feb 19, 2019

The chemicals sector is a vital part of the UK economy and an enabler of a sustainable future
for all. Contributing £17.8bn in GVA in 2016 and directly employing 140,000, it is one of the
largest manufacturing sectors with a turno...

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Carbon dioxide dosing, water desalination, and carbon capture for greenhouses CARBON DIOXIDE DOSING, WATER DESALINATION, AND CARBON CAPTURE FOR GREENHOUSES

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Feb 19, 2019

Crop science and agro-tech are hot discussion points in the German and global chemicals press today. We often read about the transformations inside Bayer, as it shifts its focus towards these product groups through its recent Covestro Materials Scien...

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Nova Institute report: 2018 was a very good year for bio-based polymers NOVA INSTITUTE REPORT: 2018 WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR BIO-BASED POLYMERS

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Feb 19, 2019

Nova Institute released its latest Biopolymers Summary report for 2018 where Tecnon OrbiChem is a contributor. According to the report, the total 2018 biopolymers production volume reached 7.5 million tonnes – these are already 2% of the produc...

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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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A Conversation with Teresa Yang of Dow Chemical about Synergis Adept | Synergis Software A CONVERSATION WITH TERESA YANG OF DOW CHEMICAL ABOUT SYNERGIS ADEPT | SYNERGIS SOFTWARE

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Feb 18, 2019

eresa Yang, Product Manager of Document Management Systems at Dow Chemical, shares how Dow Chemical is using Synergis Adept to optimize workflows and transmittals, as well as their review process, in order to improve the global organization's pro...

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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

Oil and Gas Industry Infographics Template. Three different backgrounds with thematic icons set.

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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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Understanding Unplanned Downtime Costs in the Chemical Industry UNDERSTANDING UNPLANNED DOWNTIME COSTS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 14, 2019

In the manufacturing industry alone, over $50 billion is lost annually due to unplanned downtime.1 The chemical industry represents a major segment of manufacturing and contributes significantly to this downtime loss number. As a relatively mature in...

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Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer STITCHING TOGETHER A ‘GOOGLE EARTH’ FOR CANCER

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Feb 14, 2019

In south west London, on the edge of Bushy Park, is a building whose occupants are responsible for measurements. Precise measurements, to be precise. The building is the gatekeeper of time, the resting place of the kilogram, and home to the scientist...

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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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