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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 08, 2019

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

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Easyconnect seals chemical transfer EASYCONNECT SEALS CHEMICAL TRANSFER

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AT OHIO PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AT OHIO

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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NEW SOFTWARE FOR PETROCHEMICAL NEW SOFTWARE FOR PETROCHEMICAL

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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MAKING INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GREEN MAKING INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GREEN

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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Digitalization in the petrochemical industry DIGITALIZATION IN THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS? WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS?

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 06, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 27, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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Diamond Chemical Compnay Announces Acquisition DIAMOND CHEMICAL COMPNAY ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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EPA evaluations for TSCA chemicals EPA EVALUATIONS FOR TSCA CHEMICALS

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Sep 22, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 18, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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Hazardous Area Signaling Equipment Market HAZARDOUS AREA SIGNALING EQUIPMENT MARKET

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 08, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 24, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 11, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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KIPIC to expand Al-Zour refinery with Honeywell UOP KIPIC TO EXPAND AL-ZOUR REFINERY WITH HONEYWELL UOP

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Jul 29, 2019

Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC), a new subsidiary of Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, has awarded reconfiguration of refining and petrochemicals sections of its Al-Zour refinery to Honeywell UOP, a leading licensor of process technology for the production of aromatics. The newly ...

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Conducting a post-installation check on your flammable liquids cabinet CONDUCTING A POST-INSTALLATION CHECK ON YOUR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CABINET

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Jul 29, 2019

You’ve just purchased a shiny new cabinet for your Class 3 Flammable Liquids… but is it installed correctly? Is it in the right place? Is it being used correctly? If the answer is no, there is a possibility that your new cabinet won’t be effectively minimising the risk associated ...

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Does my flammable liquids cabinet require a safety shower or eyewash station? DOES MY FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CABINET REQUIRE A SAFETY SHOWER OR EYEWASH STATION?

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Jul 29, 2019

One question we are regularly asked by our clients is ‘Do I need to install a safety shower or eyewash station next to my flammable liquids cabinet?’. And this blog is the long answer to that question — because the short answer is — ‘it depends …’  To ...

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China launches anti-dumping probe into imports of chemical meta-Cresol from U.S., EU, Japan CHINA LAUNCHES ANTI-DUMPING PROBE INTO IMPORTS OF CHEMICAL META-CRESOL FROM U.S., EU, JAPAN

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Jul 29, 2019

China said on Monday it has launched an anti-dumping probe into imports from the United States, the European Union and Japan of meta-Cresol, an organic compound typically extracted from coal tar that is used to make pesticides and other chemical products. The investigation resulted from a June reque...

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NPCC and Petrofac JV Awarded Offshore Contract by Al Yasat Petroleum, an ADNOC Group Company NPCC AND PETROFAC JV AWARDED OFFSHORE CONTRACT BY AL YASAT PETROLEUM, AN ADNOC GROUP COMPANY

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Jul 29, 2019

Abu Dhabi, 29 July, 2019 - National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC), in conjunction with its joint venture (JV) partner Petrofac, has secured a new contract with Al Yasat Petroleum (an ADNOC Group company, and JV with CNPC) to provide Front End Engineering Design (FEED) services for the Belbaz...

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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4 places never to put your flammable liquid storage cabinet 4 PLACES NEVER TO PUT YOUR FLAMMABLE LIQUID STORAGE CABINET

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Jul 25, 2019

Ever bought sunscreen then forgotten to take it to the beach? Ever driven the car without a seatbelt? Just the same as these everyday examples, your high-tech and sophisticated flammable liquid storage cabinet will be almost as useless if you don’t install it properly. Here’s a quick blo...

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Digitalisation in the Chemicals Industry DIGITALISATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Jul 25, 2019

Digitalisation has transformed almost innumerable industries around the world. But, until now, the chemicals industry has been relatively slow to adapt. As leading companies explore digital capabilities like AI, Machine Learning and the Internet of Things, this traditional vertical is being turned o...

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Chemicals Used to Replace Toxic Common Plastics Not Safe After All CHEMICALS USED TO REPLACE TOXIC COMMON PLASTICS NOT SAFE AFTER ALL

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Jul 25, 2019

In the late aughts, a compound called bisphenol A became a major news item. BPA, as it’s often referred to, is commonly added to plastics used to make water bottles and line aluminum cans. Valid concerns that exposure to EPA disrupts the body’s endocrine system led to its demonization &m...

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Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company To Expand Al-Zour Refinery With Honeywell Technology KUWAIT INTEGRATED PETROLEUM INDUSTRIES COMPANY TO EXPAND AL-ZOUR REFINERY WITH HONEYWELL TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 25, 2019

Facility will become the largest integrated refinery and petrochemicals plant in Kuwait DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC) has awarded reconfiguration of refining and petrochemic...

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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins ANDOVER RECKONS WITH PAST POLLUTION AS LANDFILL’S HAZARDOUS WASTE CLEANUP BEGINS

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Jul 24, 2019

Julie Trude remembers watching deer graze on the opposite side of the fence that separated a shuttered landfill from the park in Andover where she would take her children to play. When her son got a little older, his school science class did a cleanup project in Coon Creek, just north of the site. &...

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UAE UAE'S ADNOC, CHINA'S WANHUA CHEMICAL ENTER $12BN COLLABORATION

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Jul 24, 2019

The UAE’s Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has signed a partnership framework agreement (PFA) with China’s Wanhua Chemical Group Co to explore opportunities in the UAE’s downstream sector – with a focus on Ruwais in Abu Dhabi and Yantai, Shadong in China – and a s...

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Hazardous chemicals and plastic packaging what are the concerns? HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND PLASTIC PACKAGING WHAT ARE THE CONCERNS?

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Jul 23, 2019

As CHEM Trust reported in May a collaboration of academic scientists and NGOs have been working together to identify the hazardous chemicals associated with plastic packaging. We reported that over 4000 chemicals have been identified that are potentially present in plastic packaging or used during i...

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Chemical stock downgrades, lower activity point to more softness in industry CHEMICAL STOCK DOWNGRADES, LOWER ACTIVITY POINT TO MORE SOFTNESS IN INDUSTRY

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Jul 23, 2019

Chemical sector activity flattened in July as economists warned that the U.S. chemical sector's expansion is reaching into its late stages and analysts downgraded views of two top Houston chemical companies.
The Chemical Activity Barometer, a leading economic indicator created by the trad...

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Security Assessments for Petrochemical and Industrial Plants SECURITY ASSESSMENTS FOR PETROCHEMICAL AND INDUSTRIAL PLANTS

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Jul 22, 2019

Industrial, petrochemical, and other critical infrastructure facilities are continually producing materials and supplies for customers.  The operations and management teams evaluate operational efficiencies, safety policies and procedures, and perform market trend analyses that result in produc...

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Sell Chemical Stocks, but Not Because of the Economy or Plastic Bans SELL CHEMICAL STOCKS, BUT NOT BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMY OR PLASTIC BANS

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Jul 22, 2019

Brokerage firm Nomura downgraded two chemical stocks Monday morning. The big problem for the economically sensitive chemical sector isn’t the economic weakness, though. And it isn’t the specter of single-use plastic bans that could destroy demand far in the future. The problem is oversup...

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How to Safely Dispose of Roundup and Other Hazardous Chemicals HOW TO SAFELY DISPOSE OF ROUNDUP AND OTHER HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jul 22, 2019

If you’re like me, then you probably have a pile of old chemical containers in your garage or shed that you’ve stored for years. Maybe you weren’t sure how to get rid of the partially used products or it could be that as more studies and reports are published, you’re realizin...

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Chemical company surveys effect of interactive learning CHEMICAL COMPANY SURVEYS EFFECT OF INTERACTIVE LEARNING

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Jul 22, 2019

A Cross Hills chemical company has succeeded in its aims to encourage interest in STEM subjects following a visit from its local primary school. Following a recent day out at Airedale Chemical, Sutton-in-Craven Community Primary School year four pupils were surveyed about the effect the experience h...

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SciDev achieves first sales of chemical technology in US oil and gas market SCIDEV ACHIEVES FIRST SALES OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY IN US OIL AND GAS MARKET

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Jul 22, 2019

Chemical technology developer SciDev (ASX: SDV) is gaining traction in the US market, announcing its first major order for friction reducers in the oil and gas sector. The company has developed and commercialised several solids-liquid separation technologies for the mining, dairy and food product in...

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Massive illegal chemical dump found buried on bush block in country Victoria MASSIVE ILLEGAL CHEMICAL DUMP FOUND BURIED ON BUSH BLOCK IN COUNTRY VICTORIA

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Jul 19, 2019

The man linked to the toxic West Footscray warehouse that erupted in flames last year has illegally buried 50 million litres of chemical waste on farmland in western Victoria, threatening the water supply for the Wimmera district. The stockpile is buried on land owned by Graham Leslie White, who is ...

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Scientists working on metal oxide-infused membranes to provide alternative for chemical separations SCIENTISTS WORKING ON METAL OXIDE-INFUSED MEMBRANES TO PROVIDE ALTERNATIVE FOR CHEMICAL SEPARATIONS

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Jul 19, 2019

In a bid to reduce the amount of energy used in chemical separations, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are working on membranes that could separate chemicals without using energy-intensive distillation processes. Chemical manufacturers consume a massive amount of energy each year s...

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Refinery Explosions Raise New Warnings About Deadly Chemical REFINERY EXPLOSIONS RAISE NEW WARNINGS ABOUT DEADLY CHEMICAL

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Jul 19, 2019

In the pre-dawn hours of June 21, explosions at the Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery in South Philadelphia shook houses, sent fireballs into the air and woke up nearby residents. "Three loud explosions, one after the other, boom, boom boom!" says David Masur, who lives about two mile...

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First responder CBRNe training: what makes a chemical toxic? FIRST RESPONDER CBRNE TRAINING: WHAT MAKES A CHEMICAL TOXIC?

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Jul 19, 2019

The risk of encountering a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear explosive (CBRNe) hazard is an ever growing reality for emergency teams in the course of routine incident response. In such situations, the extent to which they have been trained, and are confident, in the principles of CBRNe i...

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Hazardous chemical incident on Terra Nova field FPSO HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL INCIDENT ON TERRA NOVA FIELD FPSO

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Jul 18, 2019

A staff member onboard the Suncor Energy-operated Terra Nova FPSO offshore Newfoundland was exposed to hazardous contents of a slop tank last month. According to the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), the contents included hydrogen sulfide and benzene.
Imme...

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TCEQ Report Could Pave the Way for Chemical Plants to Emit More Hazardous Air Pollutants TCEQ REPORT COULD PAVE THE WAY FOR CHEMICAL PLANTS TO EMIT MORE HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

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Jul 18, 2019

When the wind blows across Port Arthur, a predominantly African American city on the Gulf Coast, it’s likely carrying toxic gasses like carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide and benzene into residents’ lungs. Bordering the city are two sprawling oil refineries, one of which is the largest such...

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Mitsubishi Chemical Setting up SMC Facility in Italy MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL SETTING UP SMC FACILITY IN ITALY

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Jul 18, 2019

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation is setting up its European carbon fibre sheet moulding compound (SMC) production facility in Italy. The facility, to start operations in September 2020, will be located on a site adjoining CPC SRL, in which MCC holds a 44 per cent equity. SMC can be processed into com...

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USPTO Grants Patent to Mitsubishi Chemical for Biomass-based Derived Aliphatic Diols and Derivatives USPTO GRANTS PATENT TO MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL FOR BIOMASS-BASED DERIVED ALIPHATIC DIOLS AND DERIVATIVES

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Jul 18, 2019

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC; Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masayuki Waga) announced yesterday that a U.S. substance patent for biomass-resource derived aliphatic diols and derivatives has been granted. The patent (U.S. patent No. 10287393) has broad applications in business ope...

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Indian Govt to make mandatory standards for 40 more chemicals to check fake products INDIAN GOVT TO MAKE MANDATORY STANDARDS FOR 40 MORE CHEMICALS TO CHECK FAKE PRODUCTS

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Jul 17, 2019

To curb production and sale of spurious chemicals, the government on Tuesday said it will make compliance of quality standards compulsory for 40 more chemicals that are locally-manufactured as well as imported. Chemicals and Petrochemicals Secretary P Raghavendra Rao said government is also expected...

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Investing in the future: OMV continues to expand petrochemicals business INVESTING IN THE FUTURE: OMV CONTINUES TO EXPAND PETROCHEMICALS BUSINESS

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Jul 17, 2019

The idea behind the innovative method for heat integration came about through a collaboration by OMV and BASF and was jointly filed for a global patent by both companies. As a supplier of catalysts and licensor of petrochemicals technologies, BASF offers a catalyst system that intrinsically fulfils ...

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OMV invests €64 million in new petrochemicals plant OMV INVESTS €64 MILLION IN NEW PETROCHEMICALS PLANT

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Jul 16, 2019

OMV, an oil and gas company headquartered in Vienna, has made the decision to invest €64 million in the construction of an ISO C4 plant – the building phase of which is to begin in summer 2019 at the Burghausen Refinery, with operations planned to start in September 2020. From this point ...

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Four New Substances Added to the REACH Candidate List of SVHCs FOUR NEW SUBSTANCES ADDED TO THE REACH CANDIDATE LIST OF SVHCS

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Jul 16, 2019

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has added an additional four substances to the Candidate List of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC), bringing the total number of SVHCs to 201 as of July 16th, 2019.  The four new substances are added based on their reprotoxic and endocrine disrupting ch...

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Britons being exposed to toxic chemicals from birth, MPs say BRITONS BEING EXPOSED TO TOXIC CHEMICALS FROM BIRTH, MPS SAY

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Jul 16, 2019

Britons are being exposed to a “cocktail of chemicals” from the womb onwards, with potentially life-threatening consequences, MPs have warned. Ministers were accused of “sitting on their hands” while “unnecessary and potentially toxic” chemicals continued to enter...

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Chemicals supplier investing $15M in idle site CHEMICALS SUPPLIER INVESTING $15M IN IDLE SITE

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Jul 16, 2019

A new chemical company is planning to give new life to a former manufacturing site in the region.
American Chemical Solutions, or ACS, recently acquired idled chemical manufacturing assets at three facilities in Muskegon, at 1221 E. Barney Ave., according to the Michigan Economic Development ...

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City Of Pittsburgh Opens Hazardous And E-Waste Recycling Drop-Off CITY OF PITTSBURGH OPENS HAZARDOUS AND E-WASTE RECYCLING DROP-OFF

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Jul 16, 2019

A drop-off site for hard-to-recycle electronics and hazardous waste opens Wednesday in the Strip District. The city of Pittsburgh initiative will be located at 3001 Railroad Street near the 31st Street Bridge. There are special regulations for how electronics and things like chemicals must be recycl...

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Navigating the Aftermath of the Jiangsu Chemical Plant Explosion, Four Months on NAVIGATING THE AFTERMATH OF THE JIANGSU CHEMICAL PLANT EXPLOSION, FOUR MONTHS ON

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Jul 16, 2019

A March 2019 explosion at a chemical plant in China’s Jiangsu province has refocused public attention on environmental issues across the country. The latest in a series of incidents, the blast is now forcing China to carry out a difficult balancing act between managing economic uncertainty and...

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Lotte Chemical, GS Energy to invest W800b in petrochemical JV LOTTE CHEMICAL, GS ENERGY TO INVEST W800B IN PETROCHEMICAL JV

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Jul 15, 2019

Lotte Chemical said on July 15 it will establish a petrochemical joint venture with GS Energy. The two companies signed an agreement to form a JV, tentatively named Lotte-GS Chemical Co., this year to produce chemical compounds like bisphenol A (BPA) and C4 fraction. Lotte Chemical will have a 51 pe...

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SailPoint Levels-Up their ABM Strategy with Intent Data SAILPOINT LEVELS-UP THEIR ABM STRATEGY WITH INTENT DATA

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Jul 15, 2019

The buyer’s journey has changed in a way which leaves many sales and marketing teams struggling to find insight from within what we call the Dark Funnel. However, many technology companies are starting to build solutions to address the radical new way customers engage and buy today by collecti...

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Duo Security Sets BDRs up for Success with 6sense DUO SECURITY SETS BDRS UP FOR SUCCESS WITH 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

The role of a Business Development Rep can be a daunting one. Knowing where to prioritize when you have over 1,000 accounts and knowing what content to reach out to them and engage them with can be an impossible task. But if you have the right intent data that can show you where the account is in th...

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Oregon State Uni US develops Natural Adhesive, Alternative To Petrochemicals OREGON STATE UNI US DEVELOPS NATURAL ADHESIVE, ALTERNATIVE TO PETROCHEMICALS

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Jul 15, 2019

Chemical engineering researchers at Oregon State University have developed a new adhesive derived from vegetable oil which could serve as a replacement for petrochemical-based adhesives currently used in bandages and sticky notes. OSU chemical engineering professor Kaichang Li told reporters their &...

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5 high risk uses of flammable liquids cabinets we see all the time 5 HIGH RISK USES OF FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CABINETS WE SEE ALL THE TIME

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Jul 15, 2019

Storing your Class 3 Flammable Liquids in a dedicated safety cabinet manufactured to Australia Safety Standards is an effective hazard control measure… BUT if used or installed incorrectly your flammable liquid storage cabinet will NOT be minimising your compliance risk. You may actually be m...

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Fires, flashbacks and other hazards associated with flammable liquids FIRES, FLASHBACKS AND OTHER HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

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Jul 15, 2019

Flammable liquids don’t actually burn, they emit vapours that mix with the air and become flammable at certain temperatures and concentrations. But when managing flammable liquids you have to do more than work out how the chemicals could catch on fire — many flammable liquids are also ex...

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EU Court Upholds Toxic Designation for Chemical BPA EU COURT UPHOLDS TOXIC DESIGNATION FOR CHEMICAL BPA

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Jul 12, 2019

A trade group for the plastics industry failed to persuade the European General Court on Thursday that the industrial chemical BPA should not be classified as toxic. The European Commission labeled Bisphenol A, as the compound is otherwise known, as “toxic for reproduction” in 2016, and ...

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Mitsubishi Chemical to start Operations at Carbon-fibre Processing Plant in Italy MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL TO START OPERATIONS AT CARBON-FIBRE PROCESSING PLANT IN ITALY

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Jul 12, 2019

Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. announced its intention to start up its European carbon fiber sheet molding compound (SMC) production facility in Italy. The new facility, slated to start operations in September 2020, will be located on a site adjoining C.P.C. SRL in Modena, Italy, in which MCC holds a 44%...

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Petrochemical marketer Plaza Group refines the definition of success PETROCHEMICAL MARKETER PLAZA GROUP REFINES THE DEFINITION OF SUCCESS

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Jul 12, 2019

Randy Velarde, the decidedly low-key owner and president of Plaza Group, isn’t prone to hyperbole, so his explanation of the Houston-based petrochemicals-marketing firm’s 1994 founding is revealing. While serving as an executive at Texaco, Velarde learned that the company planned to sell...

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Oxea to expand global production capacity for TCD Alcohol OXEA TO EXPAND GLOBAL PRODUCTION CAPACITY FOR TCD ALCOHOL

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Jul 12, 2019

The global chemical company Oxea has decided to further expand its production capacities for TCD Alcohol to meet market demand. Following a successful initial feasibility study, the Board of Directors approved the capacity increase investment for TCD Alcohol in Oberhausen, Germany. Basic engineering...

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Thirteenth toxic chemical dump discovered by drone THIRTEENTH TOXIC CHEMICAL DUMP DISCOVERED BY DRONE

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Jul 12, 2019

Authorities have discovered another massive stockpile of toxic waste hidden in the city’s northern suburbs, the thirteenth site linked to a network allegedly responsible for running the biggest illicit chemical dumping operation in the state’s history. The Age understands dangerous goods...

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South Africa SOUTH AFRICA'S SASOL OPENS NEW CHEMICAL PLANT IN EAST CHINA

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Jul 12, 2019

South Africa-based chemicals and energy company Sasol Ltd opened a new chemical plant in eastern Chinese city of Nanjing, according to a Xinhua report on Friday and a company statement earlier.
The new plant is Sasol’s largest expansion project in China, that will more than double its a...

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SI Group to sell industrial resin business to ASK Chemicals SI GROUP TO SELL INDUSTRIAL RESIN BUSINESS TO ASK CHEMICALS

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Jul 11, 2019

SI Group announced an agreement to sell the majority of its global industrial resin businesses and its Brazilian specialty business to ASK Chemicals, a portfolio company of private equity firm, Rhône Group, LLC. The transaction includes SI Group’s industrial resins products and associate...

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Process for Chemical Exposure Branding PROCESS FOR CHEMICAL EXPOSURE BRANDING

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Jul 11, 2019

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) recently released a chemical management strategy that can quickly and accurately assign chemicals into categories, or "brands" in order to protect workers on the job, according to a press release from the agency.  A vas...

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What is the future of chemical use in Australian agriculture? WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF CHEMICAL USE IN AUSTRALIAN AGRICULTURE?

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Jul 11, 2019

AGRICULTURAL chemical use will come under increasing challenge from a range of quarters, including climate change, rising pesticide resistance levels, more stringent constraints on residues and closer scrutiny by consumers. Speaking at the 2019 Australian Summer Grains Conference on the Gold Coast, ...

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Understanding the true risks of using flammable liquids in the workplace UNDERSTANDING THE TRUE RISKS OF USING FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jul 11, 2019

Flammable liquids are volatile substances and require careful and comprehensive strategies to ensure they are used, stored and handled safely. We’ve created this blog to help you understand (and evaluate) the true level of risk that flammable liquids (and other Dangerous Goods) are creating at...

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Qatar signs $8bn petrochemical deal with Chevron QATAR SIGNS $8BN PETROCHEMICAL DEAL WITH CHEVRON

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Jul 10, 2019

Chevron Phillips Chemical and Qatar Petroleum signed an agreement on Tuesday to develop an eight-billion-dollar petrochemical plant along the US Gulf Coast, the second pact between the companies to build such plants in the last few weeks. The US Gulf Coast II Petrochemical Project will include a 2,0...

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Applying a risk management approach to your flammable liquids APPLYING A RISK MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO YOUR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS

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Jul 10, 2019

Flammable liquids are Dangerous Goods, and they have the potential to burn, explode and react dangerously with other substances. Whether you carry large, or minute quantities of flammable liquids you need to ensure they are handled and stored carefully so they don’t harm the health of your wor...

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Keeping your indoor flammable liquids cabinets safe, effective, and compliant KEEPING YOUR INDOOR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CABINETS SAFE, EFFECTIVE, AND COMPLIANT

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Jul 10, 2019

You’ve purchased a brand new flammable liquids safety cabinet and your Class 3 Dangerous Goods are now safely stored behind double-walled sheet steel. But you have an obligation under section 37 of WHS Regulations to ensure that this hazard control measure is maintained so it remains effective...

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Chevron Phillips, Qatar Petroleum to jointly develop U.S. Gulf Coast petrochemical project CHEVRON PHILLIPS, QATAR PETROLEUM TO JOINTLY DEVELOP U.S. GULF COAST PETROCHEMICAL PROJECT

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Jul 10, 2019

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC and Qatar Petroleum announced they have signed an agreement to jointly pursue the development of a new petrochemical plant in the Gulf Coast region of the United States. The U.S. Gulf Coast II Petrochemical Project (USGC II) will include a 2,000 KTA ethylene cra...

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BASF Customers Showcase Prototypes Made from Chemically Recycled Material BASF CUSTOMERS SHOWCASE PROTOTYPES MADE FROM CHEMICALLY RECYCLED MATERIAL

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Jul 10, 2019

One way that BASF is contributing is the ChemCycling project: At the end of 2018, the company first used pilot volumes of pyrolysis oil derived from plastic waste as a feedstock in its own production. At a press conference in advance of K 2019, the world’s largest trade show for the plastics a...

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GREEN PLASTICS THANKS TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE GREEN PLASTICS THANKS TO ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jul 09, 2019

The chemical industry almost exclusively uses fossil fuels as raw materials as well, for example in the production of plastics. That is why the Groningen start-up BioBTX wants to blast a new, green gust of fresh air through the chemical industry. The company is counting on artificial intelligence to...

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BASF warning drags down chemical stocks BASF WARNING DRAGS DOWN CHEMICAL STOCKS

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Jul 09, 2019

BASF blamed a slowdown in the global automotive industry and the prolonged trade conflict between China and the U.S. for its troubles, while adverse weather conditions in the U.S. also hit demand for agricultural products. The company expects second-quarter earnings before interest and taxes of arou...

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Growing Demand for Fire Suppression Dry Chemicals to Significantly Increase Revenues Through 2015-2021 GROWING DEMAND FOR FIRE SUPPRESSION DRY CHEMICALS TO SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE REVENUES THROUGH 2015-2021

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Jul 09, 2019

The ‘Fire Suppression Dry Chemicals market’ study, collated by researchers at Persistence Market Research, is a detailed sketch of the market growth, along with key dynamics shaping the growth. The report also offers actionable insights into the market share, market size, market taxonomy...

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Latest With Lithium Chemical Players- AGY, LPD, ADV, AJM LATEST WITH LITHIUM CHEMICAL PLAYERS- AGY, LPD, ADV, AJM

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Jul 08, 2019

Lithium chemicals are trending down in the international market; however, the projections of high demand in the coming years is prompting miners to continue the exploration and development of lithium chemicals. The demand for lithium chemicals is projected by many industry experts to increase in the...

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Why Sales Leaders Need to Digitally Transform Their Teams WHY SALES LEADERS NEED TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THEIR TEAMS

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Jul 08, 2019

Three key trends are driving the need for sales leaders to digitally transform their organizations. First, b-to-b buyers are conducting more of their purchase journey in the digital arena and demanding the same kind of frictionless and seamless customer experience they enjoy as consumers. Second, th...

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The Most Important Metric for Sales Leaders in Subscription Businesses to Track and Use to Drive Revenue Growth THE MOST IMPORTANT METRIC FOR SALES LEADERS IN SUBSCRIPTION BUSINESSES TO TRACK AND USE TO DRIVE REVENUE GROWTH

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Jul 08, 2019

Subscription businesses that charge customers monthly for using their offerings are expanding rapidly in response to consumers’ and b-to-b buyers’ desire to try a product and walk away easily if they’re not achieving the expected value. However, the subscription-based business mode...

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WHAT IS A DRY CHEMICAL FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM? WHAT IS A DRY CHEMICAL FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM?

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Jul 08, 2019

Fire suppression systems were created to provide an immediate response to fire in life-threatening situations. The first few minutes of a fire are critical to eliminating or containing the fire until help can arrive. Different environments mean different types of fire. Therefore, you cannot rely on ...

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How to choose an indoor flammable liquids cabinet HOW TO CHOOSE AN INDOOR FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CABINET

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Jul 05, 2019

Flammable liquids are some of the most common substances used and stored at workplaces in Australian. Petrol, paints, glue — it sounds like the contents of every garden shed in the country. But at busy job sites that generate sparks, heat, friction, flames and static electricity these familiar...

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S. Korean chemical companies accelerating development of eco-friendly plastics S. KOREAN CHEMICAL COMPANIES ACCELERATING DEVELOPMENT OF ECO-FRIENDLY PLASTICS

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Jul 05, 2019

South Korea’s major chemical companies are accelerating research and development (R&D) and commercialization of environmentally friendly plastics. Eco-friendly plastics are becoming an issue of growing importance around the globe and there is a growing interest in environment protection in...

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Petronas Chemicals looks to convert waste plastic into feedstock PETRONAS CHEMICALS LOOKS TO CONVERT WASTE PLASTIC INTO FEEDSTOCK

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Jul 05, 2019

Petronas Chemicals, leading chemical producer in Southeast Asia, is investigating building a plant to turn plastic waste into virgin feedstock for use at its huge petrochemicals facility under construction in Johor, Malaysia. The state chemicals firm has signed an MoU with recycling company Plastic ...

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Goodyear Chemical expands ultra high purity dicyclopentadiene capacity GOODYEAR CHEMICAL EXPANDS ULTRA HIGH PURITY DICYCLOPENTADIENE CAPACITY

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Jul 04, 2019

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that it has completed the de-bottlenecking of its world-scale Ultra High Purity Dicyclopentadiene (UHP-DCPD) Recovery Unit at its chemical plant in Beaumont, Texas. The DCPD concentration unit was constructed in late 2016 to purify DCPD up to the 99+ ...

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Wind and chemical industry team up to advance turbine blades recycling WIND AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TEAM UP TO ADVANCE TURBINE BLADES RECYCLING

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Jul 04, 2019

WindEurope said on 2 July it has teamed up with Cefic (the European Chemical Industry Council) and EUCIA (the European Composites Industry Association) to create a cross-sector platform to advance novel approaches to the recycling of wind turbine blades. “Wind energy is an increasingly importa...

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Chemical industry instrument and more in the Wake of a weak global economy CHEMICAL INDUSTRY INSTRUMENT AND MORE IN THE WAKE OF A WEAK GLOBAL ECONOMY

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Jul 03, 2019

The German chemical and pharmaceutical industry is in conflict, more Trade and of the gloomy world economy. After a weak first half of the year, it expects only a moderate recovery in the course of the year, such as the German Chemical industry Association (VCI) said in Frankfurt. “The risks t...

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EPA plan to limit animal testing raises toxic chemical regulation concerns EPA PLAN TO LIMIT ANIMAL TESTING RAISES TOXIC CHEMICAL REGULATION CONCERNS

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Jul 03, 2019

The Intercept reported Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is looking to push ahead with a plan to phase out animal lab testing, which is raising concerns among some public health and environmental advocates who say the testing is needed to evaluate the toxicity of chemicals. Read More


Ineos appoints Wood as partner for its new petrochemicals project in Antwerp INEOS APPOINTS WOOD AS PARTNER FOR ITS NEW PETROCHEMICALS PROJECT IN ANTWERP

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Jul 03, 2019

Wood has been appointed program management partner for the duration of the project and will oversee the execution of the new petrochemicals complex, situated in Antwerp, Belgium.
Effective immediately, the contract will be delivered by the company’s multi-disciplinary capital projects t...

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6 ways a flammable liquids cabinet can reduce your compliance risk 6 WAYS A FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS CABINET CAN REDUCE YOUR COMPLIANCE RISK

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Jul 03, 2019

All Australian workplaces have a responsibility under the WHS Regulations to provide a safe working environment for people, and ensure that the daily operations of the business do not adversely impact the local community or the natural environment. For workplaces that use or store flammable liquids ...

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USFDA wraps up inspection of JB Chemicals Panoli unit with no observations USFDA WRAPS UP INSPECTION OF JB CHEMICALS PANOLI UNIT WITH NO OBSERVATIONS

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Jul 03, 2019

JB Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals Wednesday said the US health regulator has concluded inspection of its manufacturing facility at Panoli in Gujarat without any observations. The US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) has concluded inspection of company's newly set-up and commissioned solid or...

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Chemicals Witness a Solid Q2 With Strong Production Growth CHEMICALS WITNESS A SOLID Q2 WITH STRONG PRODUCTION GROWTH

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Jul 02, 2019

Global chemical production continued its uptrend in the second quarter with May seeing a rise in production on gains across most regions, according to the recent monthly report from the American Chemistry Council ("ACC"). The chemical industry trade group said that the Global Chemical Prod...

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The massive emissions-cutting and cost-saving potential of chemical reuse THE MASSIVE EMISSIONS-CUTTING AND COST-SAVING POTENTIAL OF CHEMICAL REUSE

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Jul 02, 2019

Chemicals used in products such as plastics and fertilizers are scrutinized for their negative impact on the environment and human health. Surprisingly, chemicals used for acids and lubricants receive much less attention, yet when managed improperly, the detrimental effects of these processes are no...

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INEOS Announces Plan to Invest $2 Billion in Saudi Petrochemical Project INEOS ANNOUNCES PLAN TO INVEST $2 BILLION IN SAUDI PETROCHEMICAL PROJECT

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Jul 01, 2019

After the murder case of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, there was worldwide outrage about the Saudi leadership and many investors made noises about not doing business in the country ever again. However, the tide has definitely turned over the course of 2019, and big-ticket investment is continuing to f...

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China’s Haier Group Dips Toes in Israel’s Petrochemical Sector CHINA’S HAIER GROUP DIPS TOES IN ISRAEL’S PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR

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Jun 30, 2019

China-based consumer electronics company Haier Group Corporation is dipping its toes in the Israeli petrochemical sector by partnering with Israeli oil refining and petrochemicals company Bazan Group. The two have signed several collaboration agreements over the past few days, according to two peopl...

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EPA to test new cleanup method for former chemical plant EPA TO TEST NEW CLEANUP METHOD FOR FORMER CHEMICAL PLANT

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Jun 30, 2019

The agency has directed $30,000 in grant money to study the possible use of activated charcoal as a way to remove concentrations of the chemical DDT in flood plain soil, the Morning Sun reported. DDT and other volatile organic chemicals, such as polybrominated biphenyls, were left behind at the site...

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Novartis rejects suggestion of supplying chemicals to Syria NOVARTIS REJECTS SUGGESTION OF SUPPLYING CHEMICALS TO SYRIA

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Jun 28, 2019

The Swiss pharmaceutical company reportedly has a contract manufacturing and distribution deal with Mediterranean Pharmaceutical Industries (MPI), a Syrian drug manufacturer. A report published on Tuesday revealed that Brenntag, a German chemicals wholesaler exported isopropanol and diethylamine for...

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New chemical weapons team starts work to find Syria culprits NEW CHEMICAL WEAPONS TEAM STARTS WORK TO FIND SYRIA CULPRITS

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Jun 28, 2019

A new chemical weapons investigation team has started work on identifying the culprits behind alleged attacks in Syria, the head of the world's toxic arms watchdog said. Member states of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) agreed one year ago to give The Hague-based b...

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Cannabis Waste Is Technically Hazardous Waste and That CANNABIS WASTE IS TECHNICALLY HAZARDOUS WASTE AND THAT'S A COSTLY PROBLEM FOR THE INDUSTRY

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Jun 28, 2019

Medical and recreational cannabis is projected to be a $13 billion dollar industry in the US in 2019, which has investors and eager entrepreneurs alike clambering to get in on the market. Seemingly overnight, cannabis in the US has gone from an underground enterprise to a booming industry - and ever...

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BOC Sciences Establishes a Medicinal Chemistry Branch for Drug Discovery BOC SCIENCES ESTABLISHES A MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY BRANCH FOR DRUG DISCOVERY

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Jun 27, 2019

The global leading chemical company BOC Sciences announced to establish a medicinal chemistry branch, which is specially designed to support scientists’ needs arising from drug discovery efforts, covering nearly the whole process of a drug discovery project from lead discovery all the way to f...

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Borealis launches new plastics recycling technology BOREALIS LAUNCHES NEW PLASTICS RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY

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Jun 27, 2019

Borealis, a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers, announced the introduction of a new plastics recycling technology, Borcycle . This evolving technology will be used to produce high-quality compounds made of recycled polyolefins (rPO) ...

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Dangerous Goods – What are they? DANGEROUS GOODS – WHAT ARE THEY?

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Jun 27, 2019

Dangerous Goods are substances or articles that pose a risk to people, property or the environment, due to their chemical or physical properties When I think of the term ‘explosive substances’, I think of bombs, war, loud explosions and huge mushroom clouds – things that go ‘...

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Petronas Chemicals and Scomi to develop chemical solutions PETRONAS CHEMICALS AND SCOMI TO DEVELOP CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS

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Jun 26, 2019

Petronas Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd (PCML), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petronas Chemicals Group Berhad (PCG), and Scomi Oiltools Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scomi Energy Services Bhd (SESB), have signed two agreements for /collaboration in research, development and marketing of che...

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How to Avoid a Chemical Hazard in Your Facility HOW TO AVOID A CHEMICAL HAZARD IN YOUR FACILITY

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Jun 26, 2019

Want to avoid the complications that come with exposure to a chemical hazard in your warehouse or facility? Learn how with this guide. Do you know how to avert chemical hazards or exposure to toxic substances in your facility? You should! You can be liable if one of your workers is exposed to poison...

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Valuation hurdle weighs on stocks of specialty chemical companies VALUATION HURDLE WEIGHS ON STOCKS OF SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANIES

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Jun 26, 2019

Stocks of specialty chemical companies have been among the biggest gainers on the bourses over the last year, outperforming the broader market. The top five specialty companies by market capitalisation have gained over 50 per cent since June last year, compared to 12 per cent that the Sensex has gen...

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Qatar teams up with Chevron Phillips for petrochemical project QATAR TEAMS UP WITH CHEVRON PHILLIPS FOR PETROCHEMICAL PROJECT

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Jun 25, 2019

Qatar Petroleum has signed an agreement with Chevron Phillips Chemical to build a new petrochemicals complex, part of plans by the world’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporter to broaden its energy interests. Saudi Arabia’s and UAE’s national oil companies have both already ann...

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Petronas Chemicals and Scomi to jointly develop and market chemical solutions PETRONAS CHEMICALS AND SCOMI TO JOINTLY DEVELOP AND MARKET CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS

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Jun 25, 2019

Petronas Chemicals Marketing (Labuan) Ltd (PCML), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd (PCG), and Scomi Oiltools Sdn Bhd, a unit of Scomi Energy Services Bhd (SESB), have inked two agreements for collaboration in research, development and marketing of chemical solutions.
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The chemical recycling technology that might unlock a plastic neutral Australia THE CHEMICAL RECYCLING TECHNOLOGY THAT MIGHT UNLOCK A PLASTIC NEUTRAL AUSTRALIA

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Jun 25, 2019

According to the chief executive officer of Licella, Dr Len Humphreys, the tools for a “truly circular economy” are now available. Humphreys has spent several years working alongside Professor Thomas Maschmeyer to bring their chemical recycling technology to the point of commercialisatio...

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Petronas Chemicals budgets $6B for specialty portfolio deals PETRONAS CHEMICALS BUDGETS $6B FOR SPECIALTY PORTFOLIO DEALS

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Jun 25, 2019

The chemicals arm of Malaysia’s state energy firm Petronas plans to spend roughly $6 billion over the next 15 to 20 years to expand its specialty chemicals portfolio through acquisitions and partnerships, the unit’s chief exe cutive said. The budget is part of Petronas Chemicals Group Bh...

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Could petrochemicals be entering a down cycle? COULD PETROCHEMICALS BE ENTERING A DOWN CYCLE?

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Jun 25, 2019

Prices for most petrochemicals have stumbled in the past month, raising new questions about whether the global petrochemical market is potentially entering a down  cycle if the softer pricing continues much longer. Over the past month many petrochemical prices have hit new lows for 2019, accord...

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U.S. Chemical Production on an Upswing U.S. CHEMICAL PRODUCTION ON AN UPSWING

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Jun 25, 2019

U.S. chemical production continues to leap in the second quarter with May seeing a rise in production on gains in output across most chemical producing regions, according to the latest monthly report from the American Chemistry Council ("ACC"). The Washington, DC-based chemical industry tr...

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Spinach chemical should be put on doping ban list, say researchers SPINACH CHEMICAL SHOULD BE PUT ON DOPING BAN LIST, SAY RESEARCHERS

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Jun 25, 2019

A study released by Freie Universitat Berlin suggests that ecdysterone, a chemical found in the leafy green vegetable, has a similar effect to steroids and should be added to the list of substances banned in sport, CNN affiliate RTL reported. The researchers ran a study involving 46 athletes who tra...

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Could petrochemicals be entering a down cycle? COULD PETROCHEMICALS BE ENTERING A DOWN CYCLE?

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Jun 25, 2019

Prices for most petrochemicals have stumbled in the past month, raising new questions about whether the global petrochemical market is potentially entering a down  cycle if the softer pricing continues much longer. Over the past month many petrochemical prices have hit new lows for 2019, accord...

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5 Dangerous Chemicals Hiding in Your Home That Could Ruin Your Summer If You 5 DANGEROUS CHEMICALS HIDING IN YOUR HOME THAT COULD RUIN YOUR SUMMER IF YOU'RE NOT CAREFUL

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Jun 24, 2019

It’s easy to feel a little too relaxed around the house during summer. With the kids out of school and so many reasons to get outside, you might just forget to put a few things away. Like that half-used bag of fertilizer, or the mislabeled bottle of glass cleaner. This might seem harmless enou...

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LyondellBasell sites honored for safety by American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association LYONDELLBASELL SITES HONORED FOR SAFETY BY AMERICAN FUEL AND PETROCHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

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Jun 24, 2019

Companies in the refining and petrochemical industries continue to improve on workplace safety as evidenced by the number of honors handed out at the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association (AFPM) Annual Safety Awards event. The trade association’s mission is to create safer ...

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Chevron Phillips and Qatar Petroleum sign petrochemical agreement CHEVRON PHILLIPS AND QATAR PETROLEUM SIGN PETROCHEMICAL AGREEMENT

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Jun 24, 2019

Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Qatar Petroleum (QP) have announced the signing of an agreement to pursue the development, construction and operation of a petrochemicals complex in Qatar to produce ethylene and high-density polyethylene (HDPE). The facility will be developed and constructed in Ras...

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How to Optimize Your Conversion Funnel, from ToFu to BoFu HOW TO OPTIMIZE YOUR CONVERSION FUNNEL, FROM TOFU TO BOFU

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Jun 24, 2019

No matter who your customer is or what you’re selling, it’s more likely than not that your customer will have to go through several steps before choosing to buy your product or service. Think about your own shopping habits: you don’t just buy the first thing you see. The first thin...

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21 Ways to Triple Your B2B E-Commerce Conversions 21 WAYS TO TRIPLE YOUR B2B E-COMMERCE CONVERSIONS

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Jun 24, 2019

It takes thoughtful work to scale an e-commerce store. I’m sure you’ve had a few growing pains of your own getting to the point where you are today. However, you’re reading this because you may not be content with where your conversions are at this precise moment. You may not even ...

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Could the Breadcrumb Technique Help Boost Your Landing Page Conversions? COULD THE BREADCRUMB TECHNIQUE HELP BOOST YOUR LANDING PAGE CONVERSIONS?

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Jun 24, 2019

We’ve all heard the term “less is more”. And we’ve been told this applies for landing pages too. I.e. your forms should be short and only ask for only the bare minimum of required information if you want to convert. As an example, one of the main questions someone typically h...

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AGC Chemicals Americas Introduces AFLAS FEPM Lamination Technology AGC CHEMICALS AMERICAS INTRODUCES AFLAS FEPM LAMINATION TECHNOLOGY

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Jun 21, 2019

AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. introduced two new AFLAS FEPM (tetrafluoroethylene propylene) grades for use in high-temperature, high-pressure automotive engine areas. AFLAS 400E and AFLAS 600X can be laminated directly to dissimilar elastomers without using a tie layer or adhesive. AFLAS 400E and 600X...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical in bid to acquire Nova Chemicals CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL IN BID TO ACQUIRE NOVA CHEMICALS

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Jun 21, 2019

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company, a joint venture between Chevron Corp and Phillips 66, has offered to acquire Nova Chemicals Corp for more than $15 billion including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Thursday. Chevron Phillips Chemical, one of the world’s top petrochemical produc...

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Cleaning Solvents: Who Needs HazCom Training? CLEANING SOLVENTS: WHO NEEDS HAZCOM TRAINING?

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Jun 21, 2019

hemical exposure is a big safety and environmental hazard. But for a lot of facilities, the only chemicals they regularly use are cleaning supplies. However, only some employees (such as janitorial or facilities management staff) may be using stronger solvents, while other materials are being used b...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical to acquire Nova Chemicals Corporation in a $15 bn deal CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL TO ACQUIRE NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION IN A $15 BN DEAL

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Jun 21, 2019

Advancement in technology has resulted in huge impacts on the environment. Some of the impacts are positive while others are severely negative. Some of the products that have affected the environment negatively are plastic. However, undeterred by the new push for a war on plastics, joint venture Che...

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Action Needed on Hydrofluoric Acid at Refineries ACTION NEEDED ON HYDROFLUORIC ACID AT REFINERIES

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Jun 20, 2019

Explosions at two petroleum refineries in 2015 and 2018 resulted in a high level of alarm in the neighboring communities about the possibility of releases of clouds of hydrofluoric acid (HF) or modified HF (MHF) into those communities. The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) in...

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New Tool For Chemicals Boost NEW TOOL FOR CHEMICALS BOOST

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Jun 20, 2019

Taiwan as the leading country in the world in trading chemicals and the manufacturing they have had a huge setback in recent days. This was due to many different loss in value in their companies and losing many deals prior to the US – China trade war. Hence, the country has been focusing on fi...

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Shutting down plastics at the source SHUTTING DOWN PLASTICS AT THE SOURCE

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Jun 19, 2019

Plastics are everywhere. Every day, we breathe, drink and eat plastic particles. Right now, Congress has a chance to stop President Trump from misusing a clean energy program to give nearly $2 billion to support the industries that are inundating our oceans, streams and lived environment with even m...

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Toxic Foam Spill In Connecticut TOXIC FOAM SPILL IN CONNECTICUT'S FARMINGTON RIVER INVOLVES PFAS CHEMICALS

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Jun 19, 2019

There’s growing concern over a chemical spill into the Farmington River that happened earlier this month. An accident June 9 at Bradley Airport released 50,000 gallons of firefighting foam containing chemicals known as PFAS -- and a substantial amount of it made its way from the sewer system i...

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Latest proposed tariffs could hit U.S. chemical sector again LATEST PROPOSED TARIFFS COULD HIT U.S. CHEMICAL SECTOR AGAIN

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Jun 19, 2019

Trump's latest round of proposed tariffs on additional $300 billion of Chinese goods could further hit U.S. chemical sector already hit by the trade war with China, a top chemical industry lobbying group said Wednesday. The American Chemistry Council - which represents companies like Chevron Phi...

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What WHAT'S THE MOST TOXIC CHEMICAL?

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Jun 18, 2019

Interesting.  Again, plenty of candidates but the most toxic chemical is basically a natural product. There are some chemicals which were made in the lab which can be very tricky but the most toxic according to some scales is the botulinum toxin which is funnily enough used in Botox. But there ...

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ZL EOR Chemicals Oman to explore possibilities for exporting speciality chemicals ZL EOR CHEMICALS OMAN TO EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES FOR EXPORTING SPECIALITY CHEMICALS

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Jun 18, 2019

ZL EOR Chemicals Oman, which recently announced the opening of their polymer production plant in Raysut Industrial Zone in Salalah, is collaborating with the Sultanate Qaboos University to provide practical training to local engineers in chemical production, and is also looking at exporting speciali...

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Is Big Oil’s Plastic Bet Going Sour? IS BIG OIL’S PLASTIC BET GOING SOUR?

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Jun 18, 2019

While Greenpeace activists were busy planning their occupation of a BP drilling rig, Exxon and Sabic sealed a US$10-billion deal for what is going to be one of the world’s largest petrochemical plants. The deal comes amid increasingly loud opposition to plastics use as the planet’s plast...

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Chemical Additives in Food Packaging Materials CHEMICAL ADDITIVES IN FOOD PACKAGING MATERIALS

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Jun 17, 2019

This article will provide food processors relevant information related to the safety of food contact substances (FCSs) present in food packaging, including plastics, glass, and metal containers. For clarity, the following are terms and definitions directly extracted from the U.S. Food and Drug Admin...

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THE CASE FOR CONCENTRATED CHEMICALS THE CASE FOR CONCENTRATED CHEMICALS

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Jun 17, 2019

Technical innovation has changed how automated carwashes clean vehicles in many ways over the past few decades. Technology upgrades have increased wash speeds while boosting final results. Improved equipment now operates more efficiently and requires less on-site labor. Updated chemical formulations...

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Growing plastic waste problems lead to more chemical recycling tech commercialisation GROWING PLASTIC WASTE PROBLEMS LEAD TO MORE CHEMICAL RECYCLING TECH COMMERCIALISATION

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Jun 17, 2019

Announcements of investment and partnerships from several plastic producers, energy companies, major consumer brand owners and recycling technology companies have accelerated just within the past six months as media coverage of growing global plastic waste problems intensify at the same time that re...

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Paintmaker PPG’s Digital Transformation Ripples Around The World PAINTMAKER PPG’S DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION RIPPLES AROUND THE WORLD

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Jun 17, 2019

Like its home city of Pittsburgh, PPG has seen many changes over its 135-year history. Originally a glass manufacturer, PPG transitioned the core of its business to paints and specialty coatings that are used on everything from driverless cars to the posts on NHL goals. But the latest change may be ...

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Toxic Consequences – Trump’s Attacks on Chemical Safety Put Our Health at Risk TOXIC CONSEQUENCES – TRUMP’S ATTACKS ON CHEMICAL SAFETY PUT OUR HEALTH AT RISK

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Jun 17, 2019

The report notes that recent history holds countless stark examples of what can happen when chemical risks are not adequately addressed. We risk making similar mistakes unless the current EPA fundamentally changes course in its implementation of the law. The Trump Administration is allowing new chem...

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3M ADMITS TO ILLEGAL CHEMICAL RELEASE 3M ADMITS TO ILLEGAL CHEMICAL RELEASE

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Jun 17, 2019

The 3M Plant in Decatur, Ala. admitted to illegal chemical release in Tennessee River. According to WHNT, the company admitted fault in an April letter to the U.S. EPA. The letter was sent by an attorney on behalf of 3M and stated the Decatur plant released the chemical perfluoro-1-butane sulfonamid...

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Exxon and Saudi company betting heavy on plastics with Texas deal EXXON AND SAUDI COMPANY BETTING HEAVY ON PLASTICS WITH TEXAS DEAL

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Jun 17, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Saudi Arabia’s state-controlled petrochemicals company formally approved construction of a new $10 billion petrochemical complex in Texas that will process production from the Permian Basin’s booming oil and natural gas wells. Riyadh-headquartered petrochemicals gia...

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How to source a chemical storage cabinet….it’s more than a trip to Bunnings HOW TO SOURCE A CHEMICAL STORAGE CABINET….IT’S MORE THAN A TRIP TO BUNNINGS

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Jun 17, 2019

A weekend trip to Bunnings is an integral part of Australian culture. And wandering those big long aisles it’s quite easy to think you could buy just about anything from their well-stocked shelves. And you probably can — except if you happen to need a chemical storage cabinet. This blog ...

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Exxon, Saudis Bet on Plastic, Chemicals With Coastal Texas Plant EXXON, SAUDIS BET ON PLASTIC, CHEMICALS WITH COASTAL TEXAS PLANT

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Jun 14, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Saudi Arabia’s state-controlled petrochemicals company formally approved construction of a chemical complex in Texas that will process production from the Permian Basin’s booming oil and natural gas wells.The project near Corpus Christi will be the world’s lar...

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House to Debate Amendment With Big Implications for Expanding Petrochemical Industry HOUSE TO DEBATE AMENDMENT WITH BIG IMPLICATIONS FOR EXPANDING PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 13, 2019

A recent Congressional amendment, which backers say will soon reach the House floor for debate, could have major ramifications for the petrochemical industry’s plan to move into the Ohio River Valley and start manufacturing plastics and chemicals in Appalachia. The U.S. Department of Energy (D...

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ARE THERE HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD? ARE THERE HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN OUR FOOD?

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Jun 13, 2019

The FDA recently reported finding levels of PFAs chemicals (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in some of the foods we eat. In a statement, they also say, “Overall, our findings did not detect PFAs in the vast majority of the food tested” and that these substances are not a h...

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The Trump EPA is setting back chemicals policies by decades THE TRUMP EPA IS SETTING BACK CHEMICALS POLICIES BY DECADES

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Jun 13, 2019

As we approach the third anniversary of the historic passage of bipartisan legislation to overhaul our nation’s broken chemical safety system, we’re hearing that political appointees at the agency are gearing up to celebrate their “successes” in implementing the law. While th...

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How U.S. Chemical Warfare In Vietnam Unleashed a Disaster HOW U.S. CHEMICAL WARFARE IN VIETNAM UNLEASHED A DISASTER

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Jun 13, 2019

In the end, the military campaign was called Operation Ranch Hand, but it originally went by a more appropriately hellish appellation: Operation Hades. As part of this Vietnam War effort, from 1961 to 1971, the United States sprayed over 73 million liters of chemical agents on the country to strip a...

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Neogen Chemicals hits highest level since listing; surges 31% in one month NEOGEN CHEMICALS HITS HIGHEST LEVEL SINCE LISTING; SURGES 31% IN ONE MONTH

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Jun 12, 2019

Shares of newly-listed Neogen Chemicals hit a new high of Rs 337, up 10 per cent on the BSE in an otherwise weak market on Wednesday. The stock, which got listed on the bourses on May 8, 2019, has rallied 57 per cent against its issue price of Rs 215 per share. In the past one-month, the scrip ralli...

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Key New York Bills to Reduce Toxic Chemicals KEY NEW YORK BILLS TO REDUCE TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Jun 12, 2019

he new New York legislature has made an auspicious start on addressing threats to public health from toxic chemicals in everyday life. It has passed a key bill concerning toxic chemicals in children’s products that is now before the Governor. The Legislature also passed a bill phasing out the ...

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US Restrictions on Iran US RESTRICTIONS ON IRAN'S PETROCHEMICAL SECTOR ANOTHER POLITICAL PLOY

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Jun 11, 2019

New restrictions that the Trump administration imposed on Iran's petrochemical sector last week is another “ political tactic" and "a psychological war" and will not undermine production or exports.
Behzad Mohammadi, head of the National Petrochemical Company, made th...

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Blockchain Transforming Financial Services And Chemical Space In Australia BLOCKCHAIN TRANSFORMING FINANCIAL SERVICES AND CHEMICAL SPACE IN AUSTRALIA

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Jun 11, 2019

On a basic level, blockchain can be explained as a chain of blocks. Here, blocks comprise of digital pieces of information and precisely contains three parts as following: Blocks are used for storing data related to transactions such as date, time, along with the amount of the current purchase made....

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Global Pregnenolone 2019 Top Players -Parchem fine & specialty chemicals, Caming Pharmaceutical Ltd, Fabrichem, Inc. GLOBAL PREGNENOLONE 2019 TOP PLAYERS -PARCHEM FINE & SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, CAMING PHARMACEUTICAL LTD, FABRICHEM, INC.

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Jun 10, 2019

Global Pregnenolone Market report 2019 publish by Esticast Research And Consulting Forecast to 2025 is thorough analysis performed by analysts. The report starts with the fundamental Pregnenolone industry overview and then goes into each detail. Global Pregnenolone Market report contains comprehensi...

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How ‘Chemical Fingerprinting’ Could Change Public Health HOW ‘CHEMICAL FINGERPRINTING’ COULD CHANGE PUBLIC HEALTH

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Jun 10, 2019

In the early 2000s, residents of a small, Rust Belt city called Tonawanda, New York, began noticing something strange: Over the years, it seemed, an increasing number of people were getting sick — primarily with cancer. Tonawanda’s a highly industrial city with more than 50 polluting fac...

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Canada CANADA'S CHEMISTRY AND PLASTICS INDUSTRIES MAKING STRIDES TO TACKLE PLASTIC WASTE

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Jun 10, 2019

In celebration of Environment Week in Canada (during the week of June 5th annually) the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA) and the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) highlighted the important headway their members are making in tackling the global challenge of plastic waste i...

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Promoting better chemical management on World Environment Day 2019 PROMOTING BETTER CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT ON WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2019

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Jun 06, 2019

Today is World Environment Day 2019. It’s an internationally recognised day for raising awareness about environmental issues, and for everyday people to take action to protect the environment that sustains our air, food and water. Here at STOREMASTA we think quite seriously about how our opera...

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Biolar chemical company told to clean up its act over pollution scandal BIOLAR CHEMICAL COMPANY TOLD TO CLEAN UP ITS ACT OVER POLLUTION SCANDAL

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Jun 06, 2019

In line with the legislation, a warning is the first step of the suspension process. VVD inspections have discovered grave violations in management of hazardous waste and the company has been violating the regulations over a long period. “The goal of the warning is not to actually suspend the ...

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Pricing in the Chemical Industry PRICING IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 06, 2019

In hardly any other sector do companies find themselves exposed to such a fierce price competition as in the chemical industry. In order to strive for the goal of profit maximization and to establish themselves on the market in the long term, chemical producers are entering a direct and exhausting c...

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Russia Names Bodies Responsible for Creating Russian Chemical Register for EEU RUSSIA NAMES BODIES RESPONSIBLE FOR CREATING RUSSIAN CHEMICAL REGISTER FOR EEU

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Jun 05, 2019

Russia has begun compiling the list of chemicals in circulation in Russia in order to develop the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) Register of Chemicals. According to an official notice published on 16 May 2019, Russia’s Ministry of Industry and Trade has instructed the Association Coordinating I...

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Cutting-edge life sciences and technologies: Assessing chemicals exposure toxicity CUTTING-EDGE LIFE SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGIES: ASSESSING CHEMICALS EXPOSURE TOXICITY

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Jun 05, 2019

Cecilia Van Cauwenberghe from Frost & Sullivan’s TechVision Group explains cutting-edge life sciences and technologies that assess exposure toxicity when it comes to chemicals, including novel tools to address human health and environment The increasing interest shared by government author...

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Advent wins auction for Italian chemicals firm ICE: sources ADVENT WINS AUCTION FOR ITALIAN CHEMICALS FIRM ICE: SOURCES

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Jun 05, 2019

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Private equity fund Advent has entered exclusive talks to buy Italian chemicals firm Industria Chimica Emiliana (ICE), two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
Advent trumped several rival buyout funds, including Bain Capital and Astorg, in an auction pr...

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Chemicals Industry Most Affected by Fires and Explosions CHEMICALS INDUSTRY MOST AFFECTED BY FIRES AND EXPLOSIONS

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Jun 04, 2019

Based on data from riskmethods, the Chemicals industry is most at risk for disasters at business partner sites, a category of risk that includes fires and explosions. Of all the alerts sent to customers in 2018, this alert was most commonly sent to companies within the Chemicals industry. The Allian...

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Global Oilfield Chemicals Market 2019: Opportunities, Growth Rate, and Development Strategies GLOBAL OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET 2019: OPPORTUNITIES, GROWTH RATE, AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

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Jun 04, 2019

The Global Oilfield Chemicals Market research report is a well thought out examination of global Oilfield Chemicals industry which revolves around numerous vital market angles such as contemporary trends, market driving factors, growth-boosting factors, dynamics, and driving forces that help the mar...

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3 key isolation controls for managing hazardous chemicals 3 KEY ISOLATION CONTROLS FOR MANAGING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jun 04, 2019

Isolating your hazardous chemicals from workers and incompatible substances is an important risk control measure and critical to worksite safety. In this blog we outline three different isolation controls which can help you meet the requirements of the WHS Regulations to minimise chemical hazards wi...

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3 ways Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can increase chemical hazards 3 WAYS PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT (PPE) CAN INCREASE CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Jun 03, 2019

As a chemical control measure, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) should only be introduced to a workplace after a full risk assessment has been carried out on the hazardous chemicals. A risk assessment will attempt to eliminate a chemical hazard if at all possible, and then only consider PPE contr...

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How switching to chemical-free cleaning can improve health and safety in care homes HOW SWITCHING TO CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANING CAN IMPROVE HEALTH AND SAFETY IN CARE HOMES

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May 31, 2019

A care home was recently fined £270,000 after a resident with Alzheimer’s ate chlorine tablets which he mistook for mints and died.The chlorine tablets were discovered by the resident after a delivery was left unattended in an unsealed box.Whilst most care homes will have procedures in p...

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Carrying out a Risk Assessment on a Chemical with Multiple Hazards CARRYING OUT A RISK ASSESSMENT ON A CHEMICAL WITH MULTIPLE HAZARDS

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May 31, 2019

An effective HAZCHEM risk assessment is only possible when all chemical hazards have been properly identified. Chemicals often bring multiple hazards to a job site and your risk assessment should evaluate individual hazards as opposed to a single chemical. This blog recommends four clear steps to fo...

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WHS Compliance: Maintaining HAZCHEM Risk Controls WHS COMPLIANCE: MAINTAINING HAZCHEM RISK CONTROLS

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May 31, 2019

You’ve carried out a full risk assessment and implemented HAZCHEM control measures to minimise the risk to the health and safety of your workers.Your first responsibility is to ensure that the chemical control measures you have implemented are (and remain) fit for the purpose. In terms of chem...

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HAZCHEM Compliance: The 7 Essential Steps in the Risk Assessment Process HAZCHEM COMPLIANCE: THE 7 ESSENTIAL STEPS IN THE RISK ASSESSMENT PROCESS

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May 29, 2019

Most chemicals create multiple hazards when used or carried at a workplace. A common substance like petrol is widely known to be highly flammable and able to ignite very easily, but petrol is also carcinogenic, irritating to the skin, able to cause heritable genetic damage, as well as being toxic to...

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BOC Sciences to Launch Chemical Building Block Synthesis for Drug Discovery BOC SCIENCES TO LAUNCH CHEMICAL BUILDING BLOCK SYNTHESIS FOR DRUG DISCOVERY

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May 29, 2019

one of the world’s leading chemical companies BOC Sciences announced to launch chemical building block service for the science community to support their needs arising from drug discovery process. To conduct this new business, various synthesis methods and techniques are required. Pharmaceutic...

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Commodity Chemicals Market Insights Focusing on Primary Trends until 2028 COMMODITY CHEMICALS MARKET INSIGHTS FOCUSING ON PRIMARY TRENDS UNTIL 2028

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May 28, 2019

The commodity chemicals are foreseeing a rise in the market growth because of the economic expansion and rising gross domestic product (GDP) of developing and developed countries worldwide. The worldwide market for commodity chemicals is segmented into organics, petrochemicals, plastics, explosives,...

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PRC Europe 2019: Industrial gas applications in petrochemicals in focus PRC EUROPE 2019: INDUSTRIAL GAS APPLICATIONS IN PETROCHEMICALS IN FOCUS

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May 27, 2019

Industrial gases are essential in the refining and petrochemical sectors and vice-versa, with this industry typically making up around 20-25% of industrial gas revenues globally, reflected by the presence of plenty of industrial gas players at the PRC Europe event in Hungary last week. Industrial ga...

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The Value of Waterproofing Chemicals Market Estimated to Soar Higher During 2020 THE VALUE OF WATERPROOFING CHEMICALS MARKET ESTIMATED TO SOAR HIGHER DURING 2020

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May 27, 2019

Waterproofing chemicals are a specific set of products that protect the structural integrity of buildings from water penetration. Excess water penetration in buildings can shorten theirlife span, thus leading to electrical, metal and health hazards. Waterproofing chemicals increase the shelf life of...

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Understanding your Legal Obligations to Control Chemical Hazards UNDERSTANDING YOUR LEGAL OBLIGATIONS TO CONTROL CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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May 27, 2019

If you use, carry, or store hazardous chemicals at your workplace you have responsibilities under the WHS Regulations to ensure they are not presenting a risk to the health and safety of your workers, site visitors (and other people), buildings, and property — as well as the environment. This ...

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Plastic pollution harms oxygen-producing bacteria PLASTIC POLLUTION HARMS OXYGEN-PRODUCING BACTERIA

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May 26, 2019

Did you know that a species of bacteria that resides in the ocean is responsible for producing 10% of the oxygen that we breathe in? Now, a new study has found that the plastic polluting the world's oceans is negatively affecting the oxygen levels that these bacteria produce. In a first-of-its-k...

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China aims to relocate 80% of toxic chemical producers after blast CHINA AIMS TO RELOCATE 80% OF TOXIC CHEMICAL PRODUCERS AFTER BLAST

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May 24, 2019

China aims to relocate more than 80% of its hazardous chemical production capacity by the end of next year, state media reported on Friday, as it embarks on far-reaching reforms in the sector following a fatal explosion at a factory in March.Citing government officials speaking at a forum this week,...

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The Chemical Industry and Unsustainable Development Goal 3: Good Health & Well-Being THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AND UNSUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL 3: GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

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May 23, 2019

The chemical industry is essential to sustainable development, and green chemistry is its path forward. Human health and well-being is a prime example of the impact green chemistry innovations can have. The EPA gives several human health benefits of green chemistry including cleaner air and water, i...

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13 hormone-disrupting chemicals (and how to avoid them) 13 HORMONE-DISRUPTING CHEMICALS (AND HOW TO AVOID THEM)

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May 22, 2019

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released one of its "Dirty Dozen" lists, this one with the goal of educating consumers about the worst offenders when it comes to endocrine-disrupters, or hormone-altering chemicals, commonly found in our environment and in our homes. Chemicals that af...

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Better Chemical Compliance is Key to Responsible Sourcing BETTER CHEMICAL COMPLIANCE IS KEY TO RESPONSIBLE SOURCING

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May 21, 2019

The chemicals used in apparel, footwear and textiles can and should be a part of that focus. They are the basic building blocks for materials and they determine everything from color to water or stain repellence, and how likely a product is to shrink or wrinkle. It’s not a matter of developing...

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Safety Labels for Hazardous Chemicals SAFETY LABELS FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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May 21, 2019

The OSHA Hazard Communication Standard and NSTA’s Safety Issue Paper “OSHA Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals” require labels on containers, such as flasks or beakers, in the lab. In 2012, OSHA revised its hazardous chemical labeling requirements...

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Emerson selected by BASF to for German chemical plant project EMERSON SELECTED BY BASF TO FOR GERMAN CHEMICAL PLANT PROJECT

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May 20, 2019

As part of its five-year investment to boost capacity and operational excellence within its global plastics additives business, BASF has awarded Emerson a multi-million dollar contract to modernise automation software and controllers at its speciality chemical production facility in Lampertheim, Ger...

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Commodity Chemicals Market : What it got next? Find Out With the Latest Research Report COMMODITY CHEMICALS MARKET : WHAT IT GOT NEXT? FIND OUT WITH THE LATEST RESEARCH REPORT

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May 20, 2019

The commodity chemicals are foreseeing a rise in the market growth because of the economic expansion and rising gross domestic product (GDP) of developing and developed countries worldwide. The worldwide market for commodity chemicals is segmented into organics, petrochemicals, plastics, explosives,...

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How to meet the challenge of plastic waste HOW TO MEET THE CHALLENGE OF PLASTIC WASTE

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May 19, 2019

The successful conclusion of the UN meeting in Geneva on the reduction and management of plastic waste is a good step forward — even if the agreement reached by 187 countries is somewhat tarnished by the predictable abstention of the US. But there could be even better news to come. Plastic pol...

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Curbing the costs of chemical manufacturing CURBING THE COSTS OF CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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May 17, 2019

The search for new drug candidates has led pharmaceutical investigators to explore molecular structures of increasing complexity. This requirement is the result of the growing recognition that structural complexity can correlate to desirable drug candidate attributes, including enhanced target bindi...

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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 informed choice if you are choosing engineering as a care...

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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 for the past 18 months when the management had hi...

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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, what are consumers to do? James Dinan brings you o...

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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 March 2018, of which, a third would be specialty che...

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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 the soil and help aerate the soil. A polluted lan...

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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 review is usually a combination of regular mainten...

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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 five events that can impact the safety of your workpl...

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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 Chemicals and is displayed on the product label&nbs...

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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 proposed EU laws, contribute to EU policy making and ...

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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 ingredients -- including avobenzone and oxybenzone — ...

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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 Chemical Reconciliations Regularly To keep an accura...

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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 Release Inventory (TRI) mandated by the EPA. Like ...

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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 the ‘wet floor’ warning signs due to poo...

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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 direct action. This blog presents a three step metho...

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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 possible for safety hazards to be reduced througho...

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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 to implement corrective actions and introduce chemi...

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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, Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals)...

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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 to enable economic growth by expanding the potentia...

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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 of the molecule C60, or Buckminsterfullerene, a.k....

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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 stages of a HAZCHEM incident investigation: prese...

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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 your own checklist of questions to use during your ...

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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 investigation without compromising the integrity o...

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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 cancer, along with other health problems. Two of the ...

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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. However, chemical staining is different from common ...

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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 of that are damaging. There is not Substantially ...

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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 avoid costly surprise failures. Even if the polyeth...

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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 employer to provide them with information about the haz...

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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, classrooms, science labs, and the custodian’s cart...

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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) recently updated its Hazard Communication Standard (HCS...

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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 different factors which contributed to the incident, then ...

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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 substances like mercury or other heavy metals? Many auth...

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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, it’s a chemical threat too.Once in the marine...

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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 becomes ever more competitive, we continually seek out n...

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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 nutrients without chemicals that harm our pets and the...

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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 perfect example of this is the Norwegian oil fund, one...

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Company safety data sheets on new chemicals frequently lack the worker protections EPA claims they include COMPANY SAFETY DATA SHEETS ON NEW CHEMICALS FREQUENTLY LACK THE WORKER PROTECTIONS EPA CLAIMS THEY INCLUDE

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Apr 22, 2019

Readers of this blog know how concerned EDF is over the Trump EPA’s approval of many dozens of new chemicals based on its mere “expectation” that workers across supply chains will always employ personal protective equipment (PPE) just because it is recommended in the manufacturer&r...

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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 of ensuring total chemical safety on site. Keeping...

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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 reported. This blog will help you understand the ...

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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 is one of the major contributors to the world texti...

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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 injuries, loss of business, damage to corporate imag...

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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 start ups; Elemica, Omnexus, Rubber Network, Ariba, Co...

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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 chemicals; or airborne concentrations of flammables, e...

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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 doing everything you can to keep your family safe. Con...

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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 only vital for employee safety but it is also a re...

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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 materials that are used for food, they would be s...

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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 capital costs in revamp projects and new designs. Predi...

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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 monetized. Today, growing competition and cost pressure ...

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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 fuels can cause pollution. Pollution refers to the p...

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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 explosion. The chemical plant, which produces antifreeze ...

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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 favor the market growth. Electronic chemicals are ref...

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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 residue challenges that need to be addressed. These...

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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 we eat. But how do these chemicals affect us? And h...

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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 by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The focus of th...

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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 Loman and Phil McDermott, QSi’s Virginia-based ...

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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 chemical reactor is not able to go on normally for an ent...

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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 present to workers.  In this post, I address ...

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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 professional and from her own experience of mold to...

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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 use causation models during the investigation proc...

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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 employers comply with regulations and keep their empl...

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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 categories of events which can occur at work (especial...

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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 to open up about what happened and freely discuss ...

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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 involved in the incident (as well as any witnesses...

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