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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

Growing up in New Orleans, Louisiana, I had no scientific aspirations as a child. I do remember being entertained by science, relishing public television programs such as Newton’s Apple, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Square One, but I never saw science as a career path. It was not for lack of e...

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Tackling the global pesticide problem TACKLING THE GLOBAL PESTICIDE PROBLEM

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

For an ever-increasing number of us, it’s a case of the fewer ingredients the better – or at least the fewer harmful ingredients the better – when it comes to what we’re willing to put on our skin. In fact, the organic cosmetics and toiletries market is growing by about 13 pe...

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 17, 2019

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

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Chemical Reactions And Equations CHEMICAL REACTIONS AND EQUATIONS

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Mar 16, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

One of the requests we have had from the iCAAD community through our interactive-i campaign, was that we publish a blog about trauma and how much it is a trigger for chemical abuse addictions. Judy Crane from The Guest House Ocala and iCAAD London 2019 speaker, is one of the leading experts on traum...

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

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Mar 15, 2019

We recently spoke to Oliver Kappe to learn more about the focus of his laboratory. Kappe highlights the key properties of continuous-flow microreactors that make them well-suited to preparing pharmaceuticals, and also touches on the topic of his upcoming talk at the 2019 Flow Chemistry and Continuou...

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

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Mar 15, 2019

Most of the products in every home can be hazardous if we do not follow the proper storage, usage or disposal procedures as per the guidance. Thus, if not followed the rules, it can be very harmful as these products can cause some serious environmental, health-related or fire hazards!You are in good...

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

Unlike the thermal processing industry, new food processing technologies, by their very nature, will not have a long history of data and experience to back up general assumptions. In the absence of such data it is therefore important to validate products on a case-by-case basis and this may even mea...

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

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Mar 14, 2019

Developing economies are logging the highest consumption in spite of the fact that these countries are already suffering from poor monitoring and regulations. India must revisit policies to avoid poisoning of our natural resources The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), that got under w...

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

Here at STOREMASTA we visit workplaces all over Australia, NZ and South East Asia. And we regularly see fully compliant safety cabinets, chemical stores and emergency decontamination equipment fall into disrepair and non-compliance because of poor housekeeping practices. This blog is about how to tr...

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 13, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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Chemical storage of renewable energies CHEMICAL STORAGE OF RENEWABLE ENERGIES

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

Chemicals such as glues, solvents, paints and pressurized gases are commonly used in the home building process. But they can be hazardous to individuals when not used properly. More than 32 million American workers are exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace. OSHA estimates that nearly 650,0...

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

The energy and chemical industry is a conservative one. Its processes may be complex and there’s more risk involved, but its outdated technology is in need of an upgrade if companies are going to move into the digital age. It follows a similar path to the one the music industry took in the 198...

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

The increasing industrial processes across the globe are triggering the need for effective and timely checks and monitoring of industrial processes. The increasing need for powerful technologically-backed equipment and systems is gaining greater emphasis with time. Industrial process analysis helps ...

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 08, 2019

Australians are some of the world’s biggest waste producers. According to the 2014-2015 National Waste Report Aussies produced 64 million tonnes, equivalent to 2.7 tonnes per person of waste. The kitchen is the largest contributor of waste in the home. In addition food packaging, food waste an...

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

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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Unexpected Measure Against Chemical Threats UNEXPECTED MEASURE AGAINST CHEMICAL THREATS

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment’s (MEE’s) draft Regulation on Environmental Risk Assessment and Control of Chemical Substances (Regulation) is likely to have broad implications for companies that manufacture, process, import, or export more than 100kg of any chemical subs...

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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Workers exposed to harmful chemicals WORKERS EXPOSED TO HARMFUL CHEMICALS

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Mar 06, 2019

A CHEMICAL manufacturing company has today been fined after failing to manage the risk of exposure to chemicals harmful to health, resulting in workers being exposed to chemicals which caused long term damage to their skin. Teesside Magistrates’ Court heard how employees working with chem...

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

A new report traces the life cycle of plastic from the moment an oil and gas well is drilled to the time plastic trash breaks down in the environment, finding “distinct risks to human health” at every stage. Virtually all plastic — 99 percent of it, according to the Center for Inte...

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 02, 2019

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

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

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Mar 02, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

People aren’t as clever as they think they are; and that includes you and me. This is because of the all the information we don’t know we don’t know. Computers are also not as clever as we think they are. Only a few years ago was one able to beat a human at chess. While anyone who ...

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

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Mar 01, 2019

While there is no magic bullet for preventing an IT disaster, understanding why major transformational programs fail is a great first step to planning and implementing a successful program.  One catastrophic IT project failure that is rich with lessons is Israel Chemical Limited’s (ICL) f...

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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Enabling the Future Digital Enterprise ENABLING THE FUTURE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

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Feb 27, 2019

Uber and Lyft have demonstrated across the world how digital innovation enabled two entrepreneurial companies to disrupt, with startling speed, the transportation industry across the world. By doing so, they changed the entire structure of the automobile ecosystem, while at the same time giving big ...

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

Methylene chloride is a chemical used in paint strippers that is bad for the environment and very toxic — it can even kill you. Methylene chloride is dangerous for workers and consumers and we need safer strippers- but my new research shows the dark side of making a substitution without a care...

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

This is the first blog in a series evaluating the challenges associated with single-use food packaging waste. This week Walmart joined a growing number of companies that are trying to advance the circular economy for packaging. Like previous commitments from Nestle, Coca-Cola and McDonald’s, W...

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Programming languages for chemical information PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES FOR CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

Siemens has received one of its largest single orders for E-Houses from the technology group thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. Seven modular power distribution substations will ensure the power supply for the operation of a new chemical complex of the MOL Group, a leading international oil and gas ...

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 23, 2019

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

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Braskem to Research Chemical Recycling BRASKEM TO RESEARCH CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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Fine Chemicals Customer Insights FINE CHEMICALS CUSTOMER INSIGHTS

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 21, 2019

IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a catalytic chemical process that can turn waste PET into a substance that can be fed directly back into plastic manufacturing machines in order to make new products. This announcement is part of IBM’s "5 in 5" predictions ...

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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Inside the Paint INSIDE THE PAINT

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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THE YEAR AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS THE YEAR AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS

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Feb 16, 2019

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

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

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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UN highlights chemical pollutants UN HIGHLIGHTS CHEMICAL POLLUTANTS

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

ice University scientists have given organic chemists a boost with their latest discovery of a one-step method to add nitrogen to compounds for drugs, pesticides, fertilizers and other products. Rice synthetic organic chemist László Kürti said the method, reported in the Journal o...

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

The following essay was written by Dr. Leonardo Trasande, MD, MPP, a  renowned pediatrician, professor at NYU, and prominent leader in children’s environmental health. He's the author of a new book, Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Healt...

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

Ecosystems that contain only a few bee species underperform in terms of plant production whereas those with many different species thrive, according to research which highlights the importance of bee diversity to securing the world’s food supply. Wild bees are hugely important not only to natu...

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

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Feb 10, 2019

Chemical safety is the responsibility of the whole team, with managers and supervisors playing an essential role in enforcing operational procedures and housekeeping practices. We see many of our clients who have purchased and installed safety equipment (eg, chemical safety cabinets or pallet bunds)...

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

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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Guidance on selecting chemical substitutes GUIDANCE ON SELECTING CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTES

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

The chemical manufacturing industry is subject to many serious hazards. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) became involved in the standardization and regulation of chemical management after a disastrous chemical accident in Bhopal, India, killed 3,000 workers in 1984. Though th...

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

The chemicals industry employs 20 million across the globe and contributes USD 5 trillion in sales per annum to the global economy. Traditionally, the chemical industry started with customized chemical production for local consumption. However, it has come a long way ever since. Today sourcing and d...

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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Holistic Approaches to Sustainability HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABILITY

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

Certain companies consistently outperform their competitors. How do they do this? In our 2018 Global Innovation 1000 study, which includes the 1,000 publicly held companies that spent the most on research and development, we looked at R&D spending trends and financial results over the last 15 ye...

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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Maintaining chemical hazard control measures MAINTAINING CHEMICAL HAZARD CONTROL MEASURES

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

Chemical stores are required for companies who handle hazardous chemicals in their facilities. Storage containers designed for containment of hazardous chemicals are constructed to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations as well as minimise the risk of fires, explosions and toxic gas le...

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

Chemical safety training is mandatory under Australian WHS Regulations; you must provide ‘any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from their work’ [Safe Work Australia]. This blog outline...

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

An administrative control is a company policy, operating procedure, job task, or training program purposefully designed as a safety measure. In this blog we are listing 10 administrative controls you could plan to implement right away at your workplace. We want to help you reach 100% chemical safety...

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

This blog looks at the different types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to protect workers while using hazardous chemicals. And to help you introduce the best possible PPE for your workers and the chemical hazards at your worksite, we’ll be looking at 3 essential considerations...

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

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Jan 23, 2019

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

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

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Jan 22, 2019

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at 23.00 hours when the period for negotiating a withdrawal agreement will end unless an extension is agreed. The broad consensus among economists is that Brexit will likely reduce the UK’s real per capita income in the med...

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

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Jan 22, 2019

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

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

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Jan 20, 2019

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

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

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Jan 18, 2019

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

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

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Jan 18, 2019

Several top chemical and petrochemical companies, as well as consumer products companies, have formed a new organization to provide solutions to eliminate plastic waste in the environment especially in the ocean. The founding members of the organization called Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) in...

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

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Jan 17, 2019

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

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

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Jan 17, 2019

Trying to identify and assess how hazardous chemicals could impact the health of your workers can initially seem daunting, so we’ve put together a three-step method to get you started. This blog will help you prepare a chemical hazard profile to determine the potential exposure of your workers...

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

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Jan 17, 2019

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

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

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Jan 17, 2019

A chemical risk assessment is an evaluation of the way the chemicals, substances and materials carried at your workplace could cause harm. This blog will help you identify all the parties who could be exposed to hazardous chemicals and other Dangerous Goods at your job site: it’s a key step in...

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

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Jan 17, 2019

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

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

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Jan 17, 2019

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

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

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Jan 17, 2019

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

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What Is Chemical Blending? WHAT IS CHEMICAL BLENDING?

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Jan 16, 2019

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

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

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Jan 16, 2019

As Pradeep Karhade, Director of TANATEX India, prepares to retire, he looks back over his career and explains why doing things differently has proved such a successful strategy. Pradeep Karhade has spent his entire career in the chemicals industry. He joined Ciba Specialty Chemicals India in 1986 an...

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

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Jan 15, 2019

The world has a plastic problem. Too much of the material is ending up in our environment, and recently microplastics were even found in humans for the first time. There’s a growing movement to curtail our use of the material, but what should we do with what we already have? According to Let&r...

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

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Jan 15, 2019

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

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

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Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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Jan 14, 2019

The risk assessment process is an effective way of determining whether the chemical safety precautions you already have in place are adequate or if you need to do more to keep your workers safe. While risk assessments are not compulsory under Australian safety legislation (and this blog will help yo...

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

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Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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Jan 14, 2019

Carrying out a risk assessment on the hazardous chemicals at your worksite is an important way of determining which chemical hazards are likely to cause real harm. Many people get bogged down just thinking about doing a risk assessment — how long will it take?  Will there be mountains of ...

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

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Jan 14, 2019

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

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

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Jan 14, 2019

Dave Gordon and Anita Lloyd, partner and director at Squire Patton Boggs, look at the legal issues relating to a proposed ‘UK REACH’ system in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. As REACH is currently ‘directly applicable’ in the UK, there is no UK implementing...

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

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Jan 11, 2019

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

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

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Jan 11, 2019

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

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

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Jan 10, 2019

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

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

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Jan 10, 2019

The sheer complexities of a traditional scientific approach to chemical risk management is so daunting to the average person, it is not even attempted. The reduction of chemical risk using substitution by the average Small Medium Enterprise (SME) needs real practical guidance when there is little or...

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

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Jan 09, 2019

In communities from Houlton, Maine, to Flint, Michigan, the safety of our drinking water can no longer be taken for granted. The newest threat comes from a suite of human-made chemicals collectively known as PFAS – per- and polyfuoroalkyl substances. These dangerous chemicals do not break down...

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

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Jan 09, 2019

When it first emerged, 3D printing was revolutionary, changing the possibilities of our world and the manufacturing industry. Yet this technology has quickly become mainstream and already proven its relevance to the chemical industry. Now the next innovation on the horizon is 4D printing. What will ...

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

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Jan 08, 2019

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

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

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Jan 08, 2019

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

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

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Jan 08, 2019

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

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

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Jan 07, 2019

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

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

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Jan 07, 2019

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

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

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Jan 07, 2019

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

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

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Jan 05, 2019

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

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

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Jan 03, 2019

Chemical companies are facing myriad challenges as the calendar turns to 2019. From slowing economic growth to weakening demand in key industries, chemical companies are in greater need for enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools that optimize operations and provide deeper insights. Here’s a ...

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Importance Of Chemical Industry IMPORTANCE OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 02, 2019

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

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Digitalization in chemical innovation management DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICAL INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

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Dec 28, 2018

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

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

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Dec 27, 2018

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

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Recycling 101: Chemical Recycling RECYCLING 101: CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Dec 27, 2018

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

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

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Dec 27, 2018

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

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How to handle chemicals safely HOW TO HANDLE CHEMICALS SAFELY

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Dec 26, 2018

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

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

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Dec 26, 2018

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

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

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Dec 26, 2018

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

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

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Dec 26, 2018

In Australia there a number of hazardous chemicals that are considered so dangerous to human health their use, handling, and storage at worksites is prohibited. Additionally, there are other dangerous substances that have restrictions placed on their use (identified in the WHS Regulations). This blo...

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

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Dec 26, 2018

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

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

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Dec 21, 2018

Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society held a webinar about predicting the biggest advances in chemistry. A panel of scientific editors from our own C&EN editorial team, ChemRxiv, Nature, and Science discussed the hottest trends in chemistry research in 2018. They also talked about th...

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

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Dec 21, 2018

In order to manage the risks surrounding hazardous chemicals at your workplace, you must first identify all the chemicals that could possibly be used, stored, handled, or generated in any of your work areas or job sites. After all, you can’t control a safety risk or chemical hazard if you don&...

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

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Dec 21, 2018

A Safety Data Sheet is an internationally recognised document that outlines the properties of hazardous chemicals. Each SDS follows a consistent and recognisable format set by the GHS, or Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals — so you’ll be able to quick...

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

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Dec 21, 2018

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

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Labeling and storing hazardous chemicals LABELING AND STORING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 21, 2018

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

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Understanding HAZCHEM warnings and pictograms UNDERSTANDING HAZCHEM WARNINGS AND PICTOGRAMS

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Dec 21, 2018

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

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

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Dec 19, 2018

Reusing plastics waste could become an important driver of profitability for chemical companies. Incumbent players need to make the right moves now to tap this opportunity. f plastics demand follows its current trajectory, global plastics-waste volumes would grow from 260 million tons per year in 20...

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

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Dec 19, 2018

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

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

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Dec 19, 2018

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

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Chemical Industry in 3D CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN 3D

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Dec 18, 2018

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

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

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Dec 18, 2018

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

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

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Dec 18, 2018

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

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

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Dec 17, 2018

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

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

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Dec 17, 2018

Chemical recycling continues to gain steam as BASF announced it has broke new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides a new way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region,...

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

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Dec 13, 2018

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

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

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Dec 13, 2018

The Register and Manifest of Hazardous Chemicals are two separate documents specified by Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. If your workplace is required to hold either of these documents you must also make sure they are both kept up-to-date. While this blog explains the requiremen...

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

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Dec 13, 2018

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

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

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Dec 13, 2018

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

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

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Dec 13, 2018

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

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

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Dec 13, 2018

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

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

blog article

Dec 13, 2018

When identifying chemical hazards at your workplace you may need to conduct a risk assessment on your work processes to determine if any additional hazardous substances could be generated as by-products, waste, or residue. Because substances like welding fume, grain dust, and diesel exhaust don&rsqu...

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

blog article

Dec 13, 2018

It’s easy to determine if chemicals or substances are hazardous when they arrive at your workplace already bearing labels, GHS pictograms, and a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). You know immediately to include them in your risk assessment. This blog isn’t about those types of chemicals. It&rsquo...

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

blog article

Dec 13, 2018

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

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

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Dec 12, 2018

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

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

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Dec 11, 2018

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

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

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Dec 11, 2018

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

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

blog article

Dec 10, 2018

Most chemical exposure in the workplace occurs when workers inhale vapours, fumes, dusts, and  gases. This blog will help you understand chemical exposure limits set by Safe Work Australia and defined in the legal document Workplace Exposure Standard for Airborne Contaminants. We’ll outli...

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

blog article

Dec 10, 2018

The risks surrounding hazardous chemicals can be difficult to define and often have multiple layers because many different parties contribute to the hazards. A delivery driver from an LPG supply company causes an explosion by recklessly throwing cylinders over the side of a truck; a contract enginee...

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

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Dec 10, 2018

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

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

blog article

Dec 09, 2018

Many thousands of workers around Australia have been injured or permanently disabled from accidents involving hazardous chemicals — in NSW alone in a span of just 4 years 6,500 workers were injured. And across the entire country (2003-2016) 30 people died from chemical related injuries, 17 of ...

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

blog article

Dec 09, 2018

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

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

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Dec 09, 2018

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

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

blog article

Dec 09, 2018

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

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

blog article

Dec 06, 2018

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

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

blog article

Dec 05, 2018

Markets are extremely volatile, all it takes is a look at one of the most important commodities in the world–crude oil to see this. Since the all-time high of $160.72 a barrel in June 2008, prices have fluctuated immensely; falling to as low as $35.64 a barrel in January 2016. As of September ...

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

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

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

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

blog article

Dec 03, 2018

Published today in Nature Chemistry these sequence-defined polymers are the first of their kind to be reported, and have been created by coupling a novel liquid-phase iterative synthesis to size-exclusion membrane nanofiltration technology, producing a monodisperse polyether with over 98% chain puri...

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

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Dec 03, 2018

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

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

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Dec 03, 2018

The $25 billion Indian specialty chemicals industry has delivered 13% growth over the past five years, led by domestic consumption, according to industry reports. Experts are betting on specialty chemicals as one of the next mega-trends, and the industry is expected to reach $70 billion by 2020. The...

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Brexit and the Chemical Industry BREXIT AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 29, 2018

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

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Measuring Big Pharma’s Chemical Dependency MEASURING BIG PHARMA’S CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

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Nov 28, 2018

Here at Calcbench, high-quality data is what makes us feel hale and healthy. For everyone else, however, today we’re going to take a quick look at sales of blockbuster drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. We first identified all listed pharmaceutical and life sciences firms in our database. T...

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

blog article

Nov 28, 2018

With the Department of International Trade (DIT) expected to announce grant availability at the end of November, there is still opportunity to participate in Chinaplas 2019, taking part next May. Here, Justyna Elliott of the BPF writes exclusively for BP&R on the opportunities China holds for UK...

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Gaining Strategic Advantage In Chemicals With Digital Transformation GAINING STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE IN CHEMICALS WITH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Nov 28, 2018

Innovation provides a competitive advantage in the chemical industry as with any market – independent of industry or product. And chemicals companies are innovating. But the accelerating rate of innovation must be enabled and supported by highly efficient operations which are also agile in nat...

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HOW WILL THE USE OF ANALYTICS BENEFIT THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY? HOW WILL THE USE OF ANALYTICS BENEFIT THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

blog article

Nov 28, 2018

The chemical industry contributes to almost every manufactured product, in one way or the other. The industry engages in activities that converts petroleum and natural gas into intermediate materials, which are ultimately converted into daily use products. The global chemical industry employs almost...

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

blog article

Nov 28, 2018

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

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UK Chemical Industry Outlook – 2019 UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OUTLOOK – 2019

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Nov 27, 2018

In our previous chemical industry outlook article, we wrote that a ‘business as usual’ mindset had been adopted, which had started to mean that capex plans had begun to progress once more after a period of stagnation. Currently, Brexit looms as a huge risk to the UK chemical sector in 20...

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CIAC welcomes Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste CIAC WELCOMES STRATEGY ON ZERO PLASTIC WASTE

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Nov 26, 2018

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomed the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment’s (CCME) Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste released Friday, November 23. CIAC supports the urgency expressed, the clear goals and the comprehensive strategy that recognizes the distin...

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Chemical Security: Unfinished Business in Washington is Risky Business CHEMICAL SECURITY: UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON IS RISKY BUSINESS

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Nov 26, 2018

There are many things Congress must address before it is set to adjourn but none can be more urgent than passing legislation to preserve one of the nation’s most important anti-terrorism programs, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Chemistry is the lifeblood of our economy...

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New Lease Accounting Rules: Is Your Plastics Processing Business Ready? NEW LEASE ACCOUNTING RULES: IS YOUR PLASTICS PROCESSING BUSINESS READY?

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Nov 23, 2018

As plastics processors ride the wave of recent record growth to contemplate new technology and machinery for their businesses, they should also consider upcoming changes to lease accounting rules. These new rules, released in 2016 by the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board, take effect for pub...

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2018-2019 Trends in The Chemical Industry 2018-2019 TRENDS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 22, 2018

In the past, the chemical industry has been slow to invest in technology as a business differentiator. But times are changing. According to the experts at PWC, “the chemical industry may finally be approaching a tipping point, prodded by accelerating technology advances, which are shaping cust...

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What Are the Different Types of Plastic? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLASTIC?

blog article

Nov 22, 2018

PET is a widely used plastic material that's lightweight, strong and often transparent. It's common in food packaging, including plastic water bottles, and also in fabrics, such as polyester. Sometimes a product will be labeled with rPET, which means the material used in the product is recyc...

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Value Creation in Chemicals 2018 VALUE CREATION IN CHEMICALS 2018

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Nov 21, 2018

Benefiting from better performance in certain geographies and subsectors, the overall chemical industry has surpassed some other industries in shareholder returns. But there is huge variation in returns from firm to firm, underscoring the need for companies to pursue the strategies and end markets t...

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Landmark achievement for the chemical industry LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

blog article

Nov 20, 2018

REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. It’s a process that has taken 10 years to register all chemicals used in the European Union. In May 2018 all chemicals produced and imported into the EU and EEA ...

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9 Frequently Asked Questions About Welding Plastics 9 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WELDING PLASTICS

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Nov 19, 2018

Many people automatically think of metal when the topic of welding is introduced, but welding plastics is actually commonplace. This is the recommended solution for our clients in industries such as medical devices, life sciences and semiconductors. Because plastics are generally lighter in weight t...

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Dangerous Chemicals Are Found in Popular CBD Products DANGEROUS CHEMICALS ARE FOUND IN POPULAR CBD PRODUCTS

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Nov 19, 2018

Several products from a leading brand of CBD vaping liquids contain a chemical that’s been linked to emergency room admissions and even death, according to a study published this month in Forensic Science International. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University found that the products, a...

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Plastic recycling takes centre stage for consumer brands PLASTIC RECYCLING TAKES CENTRE STAGE FOR CONSUMER BRANDS

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Nov 19, 2018

Ongoing coverage of plastic pollution has pressured well-known consumer brands manufacturers to increase their commitment to sustainable packaging, and recycling has been one of the items near the top of their agendas. In April, Unilever announced a partnership with a start-up company, Ionia, which ...

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The Truth Behind 7 Myths About Specialty Chemicals THE TRUTH BEHIND 7 MYTHS ABOUT SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

blog article

Nov 15, 2018

Makers of specialty chemicals face a number challenges when it comes to developing and manufacturing products, from designing and building facilities that allow them to perform their work efficiently and effectively, to meeting environmental health and safety requirements. Another issue they must wr...

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Changes in the Distribution of Specialty Chemicals CHANGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

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Nov 14, 2018

The specialties chemical distribution sector has seen enormous growth in recent years, leading to significant changes in how distribution functions. The major change to distribution networks has involved around how to cope with the enormity of the demand driven by high levels of growth in emerging e...

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6 Things You Need to Know to Reduce Chemical Spills 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO REDUCE CHEMICAL SPILLS

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Nov 14, 2018

Avoiding chemical spills should be a priority for every workplace. This is especially true when the risk of spillage is high or when several drops of a dangerous substance can send workers to the emergency room. In addition to the strict OSHA regulations that must be followed when handling hazardous...

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How to Identify Chemical Hazards in the Workplace HOW TO IDENTIFY CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

The term ‘chemical hazard’ applies to any occupational hazard that exists through exposure to chemicals in the workplace. Chemicals in the workplace can pose a significant health risk to your employees in many ways – for example if they are incorrectly handled, or not stored in saf...

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Sustainability in the Workplace: How to Reduce the Use of Plastic SUSTAINABILITY IN THE WORKPLACE: HOW TO REDUCE THE USE OF PLASTIC

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

With the environment now a focal point across the country, all manner of businesses are stepping up efforts to reduce the use of harmful plastics. Whether it’s museums, offices, schools or sports centres, workplaces are becoming more aware of the impact that plastic is having on the planet. Th...

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Using Digitalization to Improve Chemical Industry Maintenance Performance USING DIGITALIZATION TO IMPROVE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE

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Nov 14, 2018

Digitalization can improve chemical industry maintenance performance and give companies who embrace technology a decided advantage in today’s globally competitive environment. Digitalization may be a confusing word for many chemical companies. A straightforward definition is that digitalizatio...

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Digital Transformation of the Chemical Industry enables sustainable operations DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ENABLES SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS

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Nov 14, 2018

In today’s highly regulated and competitive environment, chemical companies must look beyond traditional industrial conventions and business norms and focus on achieving the desired outcomes to remain sustainable, via digital transformation.  For many companies, this need is reinforced as...

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Machine learning in the Chemicals industry: Lyondellbasell MACHINE LEARNING IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY: LYONDELLBASELL

blog article

Nov 14, 2018

Lyondellbasell (LYB) is an integrated Chemicals company, with significant market positions in all major organic materials (example products include plastics and color dyes) and across the value chain from R&D to manufacturing to sales. As the chemicals industry begins to adopt digital innovation...

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Recycling plastics: are you doing it wrong? RECYCLING PLASTICS: ARE YOU DOING IT WRONG?

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

Recycling plastic items is an easy and small way that individuals can live more sustainably, and help to stop plastic from ending up in landfill and polluting our oceans and waterways. While recycling is easy, research from the Australian Plastics Recycling Survey 2016-17 found that out of the 3,513...

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CHEMICAL SAFETY INTRODUCES LATEST VERSION: EMS 7 CHEMICAL SAFETY INTRODUCES LATEST VERSION: EMS 7

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

Chemical Safety is excited to announce the release of EMS 7 coming in early 2019. In a rapidly changing world of technology innovations, being able to quickly and efficiently navigate through software is at the cusp of consumer needs and tech requirements. Chemical Safety’s aim above all else ...

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Chemical Safety Crosses The Global Chemical Safety Frontier CHEMICAL SAFETY CROSSES THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL SAFETY FRONTIER

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Nov 13, 2018

Environmental best practices and corporate stewardship are, not surprisingly, important globally. Building upon the education of environmental awareness, bettering safety regulations and business practices for the handling of hazardous materials, and the general proactive habits of creating a safer ...

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Plastics: Issues, Impacts and Alternatives PLASTICS: ISSUES, IMPACTS AND ALTERNATIVES

blog article

Nov 13, 2018

We know we need to wean ourselves off our plastic habit, which is going to be hard, given it is such an amazing product; light, durable and cheap. Construction is the second largest consumer of plastics behind retail. Single use packaging is estimated to be a third of mixed waste leaving site. Much ...

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Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS

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Nov 12, 2018

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. This means materials constantly flow around a ‘closed loop’ system, rather than being used once and then discarded. In the case of plastic, this means simultaneously keeping the value of plastics in the economy, without leakag...

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Uncertainty in the EU chemicals industry as the Brexit deadline approaches. UNCERTAINTY IN THE EU CHEMICALS INDUSTRY AS THE BREXIT DEADLINE APPROACHES.

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

In a referendum on 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted in favor of leaving the European Union (EU). On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union, prompting a negotiating process to establish a Withdra...

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The Best Inventory System for Chemical Storage in 2019! THE BEST INVENTORY SYSTEM FOR CHEMICAL STORAGE IN 2019!

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Nov 12, 2018

“It’s becoming difficult to keep track of current levels of inventory.” “ We also need to do a better job of tracking chemical waste disposal.” “ It is really hard to manage the incompatible chemicals.” As a chemical warehouse manager, have you ever found yo...

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4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT POLYSTYRENE 4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT POLYSTYRENE

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Nov 12, 2018

Polystyrene is a type of polymer with thermoplastic properties. It comes in different shapes and forms and is used in different applications from packaging to building insulation. Here are some interesting facts you may know or don’t know about polystyrene. Polystyrene is made of 95 per cent a...

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AI shows the way to efficient chemical production AI SHOWS THE WAY TO EFFICIENT CHEMICAL PRODUCTION

blog article

Nov 12, 2018

Innovation and the use of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, IoT (Internet of Things), big data analytics and mobility are changing processes and business models across all industry verticals and the chemicals and petrochemicals industries are no exceptions. In this ar...

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eCommerce for Chemical Distributors: The Time is Now ECOMMERCE FOR CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS: THE TIME IS NOW

blog article

Nov 10, 2018

The overall digitization transformation in the chemical industry demonstrates the capacity to move beyond the current growth and productivity levels and deliver value in terms of innovation, increased reliability, and efficiency. However, perceived negatives, fear of more competition, lower market s...

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IT’S ALL IN THE FORMULA: DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICAL AND PHARMA LOGISTICS IT’S ALL IN THE FORMULA: DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICAL AND PHARMA LOGISTICS

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Nov 10, 2018

Digitalization is no news in logistics. However, chemical and pharma logistics, in particular, still lag behind the possibilities. Digitalization is everywhere these days. In logistics, however, this isn’t exactly news because without digitalization it would be nearly impossible to move goods ...

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Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: Chemicals and REACH regulations PREPARING FOR A NO-DEAL BREXIT: CHEMICALS AND REACH REGULATIONS

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Nov 08, 2018

Industrially-produced chemicals form an important industry, and chemical feedstocks are vital to the products and conveniences of the wider economy and modern society. Scotland has over 200 chemicals companies which export more than £4 billion a year and directly employ 10,000 people, accordin...

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4 Tips for Cleaning a Chemical Spill in the Workplace - Without Making It Worse 4 TIPS FOR CLEANING A CHEMICAL SPILL IN THE WORKPLACE - WITHOUT MAKING IT WORSE

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Nov 07, 2018

Whether you are dealing with a widespread spill on the scale of Deepwater Horizon, or a few drips from a leaking pump seal, every spill must be cleaned up. But did you know using the wrong absorbent material may make the situation worse? Some spills are flammable, others are not. Some spills are cor...

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“Infinitely” Recyclable Polymer Could Offer Endless Opportunities for Green Plastics “INFINITELY” RECYCLABLE POLYMER COULD OFFER ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN PLASTICS

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Nov 07, 2018

Building on work they first unveiled in 2015, a team of Colorado State University (CSU) researchers has discovered what they call an “infinitely” recyclable polymer that could offer the considerable future potential for more efficient plastic recycling. Many plastics require multiple che...

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Environment Exposure to Microplastics and Affiliated Toxic Chemicals ENVIRONMENT EXPOSURE TO MICROPLASTICS AND AFFILIATED TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Nov 07, 2018

Can you imagine our beautiful planet becoming a “plastic planet”? In the BBC documentary film Blue Planet II, members of the producing team noted that plastic waste is ubiquitously floating in the sea, including fishing lines, plastic packages, and plastic bottles. Marine organisms can b...

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Measuring High- and Low-Density Content in Polyethylene Blends MEASURING HIGH- AND LOW-DENSITY CONTENT IN POLYETHYLENE BLENDS

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Nov 06, 2018

Polyethylene (PE) is a polymer used to make many everyday items such as milk jugs, grocery bags, films and more. There are primarily three grades of PE: high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). Each grade has its own set of mecha...

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Brexit and impact on chemicals industry: an update BREXIT AND IMPACT ON CHEMICALS INDUSTRY: AN UPDATE

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Nov 06, 2018

On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the EU. Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%. On 29 March 2017, Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was invoked and gave both parties two years to agree the terms of Brexit. This means that the UK is scheduled to leave a...

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Chemicals Trends 2018-19 CHEMICALS TRENDS 2018-19

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Nov 06, 2018

For many years the global chemicals industry has been fighting declining margins, product commoditization, rapidly expanding competition in developing countries, and customers demanding more at lower prices. The story of how specialty chemicals and the fruits of innovation, which once commanded a pr...

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2019: Inspectors Prepare for EU-wide Check of Chemicals Sold on the Internet 2019: INSPECTORS PREPARE FOR EU-WIDE CHECK OF CHEMICALS SOLD ON THE INTERNET

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Nov 05, 2018

EU inspectors are preparing an EU-wide enforcement project of chemicals sold on the internet. Preparatory work for Inspections will be undertaken in 2019 and carried out in 2020, with the report expected to be published by the end of 2021. The project will likely include restrictions and labeling du...

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The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling THE CHANGING FACE OF PLASTICS RECYCLING

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Nov 05, 2018

The airing of the BBC’s Blue Planet II documentary in September 2017 is seen by many as the catalyst that stimulated significant action regards the way we use, reuse and dispose of plastics. Paul Fears from Bunting Magnetics looks at the proposed measures and asks what change is needed to make...

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Telltale Signs Your Chemical Enterprise Needs a Modern Business Management System TELLTALE SIGNS YOUR CHEMICAL ENTERPRISE NEEDS A MODERN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Nov 05, 2018

We understand that businesses in the chemical industry are under great pressure to stay competitive while complying with a wide range of challenges, from government regulations, a global competition to pricing. Particularly, access to the information required for government compliance (including SAR...

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3 Major Reasons the Chemical Industry is Going Digital 3 MAJOR REASONS THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS GOING DIGITAL

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Nov 05, 2018

Digital technology and the data it creates and manages are bringing tremendous growth and transformation to the chemicals industry. The chemicals sector is really a group of industries, from base chemicals, beauty products, and paints, to fragrances and more. But one thing they share is the pressure...

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The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Procurement Excellence in Chemicals THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ACHIEVING PROCUREMENT EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICALS

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Nov 05, 2018

As solution manager for procurement for the chemical industry I am often asked about future trends and updates for our industry. It’s not news that the chemical industry is undergoing a major transformation through mergers and acquisitions, changing market dynamics and nonlinear supply chains....

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The chemical sector needs to start thinking about its customers THE CHEMICAL SECTOR NEEDS TO START THINKING ABOUT ITS CUSTOMERS

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Oct 30, 2018

In terms of production, chemical companies have long understood how to get the most out of their assets. However, it’s fair to say that when it comes to understanding customer needs they are playing catch-up. This lack of focus means chemical companies are often burdened with high logistics an...

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Leveraging B2B eCommerce Opportunities in Chemical Distribution LEVERAGING B2B ECOMMERCE OPPORTUNITIES IN CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION

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Oct 30, 2018

Gone are the days when eCommerce only meant being able to place an order online, and as we covered in a previous post, chemical distributors should at least be evaluating if eCommerce is right for their specific business model, as companies like Amazon, with logistical strength, may start to become ...

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From Crude Oil to Chemicals | Back to the fundamentals FROM CRUDE OIL TO CHEMICALS | BACK TO THE FUNDAMENTALS

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Oct 30, 2018

An announcement by ExxonMobil in 2013 confirmed that its new steam cracker at its refining and petrochemical complex in Singapore could process an unprecedented range of feedstocks – including crude oil.  Two years later, the creation of a joint agreement between Saudi Aramco, CB&I an...

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Top Chemicals and Materials Companies Leading Innovation TOP CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS COMPANIES LEADING INNOVATION

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Oct 29, 2018

While the chemicals and materials industry is centuries old, it still requires innovation, particularly in using new digital technologies to drive growth in the face of market challenges. To help understand the role innovation plays at top companies in the industry, we compiled the Lux Competitive B...

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Chemical industry has started to embrace the new digitization transformation with full interest CHEMICAL INDUSTRY HAS STARTED TO EMBRACE THE NEW DIGITIZATION TRANSFORMATION WITH FULL INTEREST

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Oct 25, 2018

Chemical companies are quickly adapting to the digital world. The importance of products, equipment, and personnel is well understood, and the transformational change has begun its journey. However, this change also brings some challenges: Internal to the organization related to operations and resou...

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Chemical Contract Manufacturing With Chemical Solutions CHEMICAL CONTRACT MANUFACTURING WITH CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS

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Oct 25, 2018

As one of Australia’s leading chemical contract manufacturing specialists, we provide a great range of services that can be used strategically, offering businesses significant cost-savings and quality products. In addition to utilising our experience with dangerous goods handling, we have the ...

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Container Management: Chemical Industry Add-on for Sage X3 (Enterprise Management) CONTAINER MANAGEMENT: CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ADD-ON FOR SAGE X3 (ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT)

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Oct 25, 2018

In an effort to address the unique business requirements of the chemical manufacturing and distribution industry Net@Work has developed an all-inclusive container tracking & management solution, which has been developed as a critical component of the Net@Work ERP Chemical Add-on for Sage X3 (Ent...

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8 Steps to Handling a laboratory Chemical Spill 8 STEPS TO HANDLING A LABORATORY CHEMICAL SPILL

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Oct 25, 2018

Careful handling, storing and good laboratory practices in the use of laboratory chemicals will significantly reduce the occurrence of spills.  However, despite laboratory best practice, chemical spills are not uncommon.  Luckily, most chemical spills can be safely cleaned up by trained la...

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How to get started with green chemistry HOW TO GET STARTED WITH GREEN CHEMISTRY

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Oct 24, 2018

I recently saw a glimpse of my younger self. I met a college student who was just hearing about green chemistry for the first time. The excitement was in his eyes. He was hooked as several leaders in green chemistry were excitedly deluging him with information and ideas. This student was asking for ...

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How will chemicals be regulated (REACH) in a no-deal Brexit? HOW WILL CHEMICALS BE REGULATED (REACH) IN A NO-DEAL BREXIT?

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Oct 24, 2018

A change in governance usually results in updates to legislation; which in turn impacts on business and the broader community - often bringing with it an administrative burden. In these instances, preparation is key. The sooner you're informed about a relevant legislative update, the sooner you ...

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The Next Group of Chemical Substances for Risk Evaluation Under Toxic Substances Control Act THE NEXT GROUP OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES FOR RISK EVALUATION UNDER TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT

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Oct 23, 2018

On September 28, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took its first steps in identifying the next group of chemicals for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  In this action, the EPA published a document entitled “A Working Approach for Identifyi...

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What are the implications of trade wars for polymer pricing and availability? WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF TRADE WARS FOR POLYMER PRICING AND AVAILABILITY?

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Oct 23, 2018

The ‘Trump Administration’, through its protectionist trade policies, is bringing a new dimension to the global plastics market. Whilst Donald Trump is a controversial figure, and not necessarily well-liked at home or abroad, he is widely credited for the recent revival of the US economy...

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Making Use of Every Molecule: Chemistry’s contributions to interior design highlighted in new issue of i+D magazine MAKING USE OF EVERY MOLECULE: CHEMISTRY’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERIOR DESIGN HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW ISSUE OF I+D MAGAZINE

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Oct 22, 2018

The sustainable green chemistry movement transforms molecules, moving beyond the lab to create a wide array of innovative interior products. “Making Use of Every Molecule,” an article in the latest issue of i+D magazine, the official magazine of the American Society of Interior Designers...

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Digitalization of Procurement in the Chemical Industry DIGITALIZATION OF PROCUREMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 22, 2018

Our individual lives have gone digital; one wonders how anyone can survive without a mobile phone and the internet, e-commerce, and social media. Digitalization offers unimaginable opportunities for chemical companies and helps solve the most daunting of challenges faced by the procurement departmen...

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Specialty Chemical Manufacturing at Jayhawk SPECIALTY CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING AT JAYHAWK

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Oct 22, 2018

JAYHAWK is a global leader in specialty chemical manufacturing, with years of experience in producing custom fine chemicals for clients. We manufacture a range of products, from high-purity solvents to advanced chemical intermediates and active ingredients, with our complex chemical synthesis. ...

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Safely Working with Chemicals: PPE Essentials SAFELY WORKING WITH CHEMICALS: PPE ESSENTIALS

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Oct 20, 2018

Employees working with hazardous chemicals risk exposure to corrosive or toxic splashes, temperature extremes, and harmful fumes. The dangers can be immediate or long-term, with symptoms of exposure or ingestion not always readily apparent. An important safeguard when working with hazardous chemical...

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The Best Inventory Tracking Software for Chemical Storage THE BEST INVENTORY TRACKING SOFTWARE FOR CHEMICAL STORAGE

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Oct 20, 2018

Effective chemical storage requires a rigorous approach to health and safety. Keeping accurate and up-to-date records is not only a vital component of safe chemical storage, they also help to efficiently manage inventory. It’s important to have complete and updated chemical storage records at ...

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Chemical Science symposia on sustainable energy CHEMICAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIA ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

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Oct 19, 2018

Registration is now open for our Chemical Science symposia, which are to be held in two locations in China (Harbin and Xiamen) in December. The NSFC-RSC International Symposium on Energy Chemistry will be held in Harbin, China from 7th-9th of December, you can register now here. The Chemical Science...

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How Monitoring Asset Health in Chemical Companies Improves Production HOW MONITORING ASSET HEALTH IN CHEMICAL COMPANIES IMPROVES PRODUCTION

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Oct 18, 2018

Asset management is a big challenge in the chemicals industry. Companies own many large complex systems and they need to be heavily monitored: Assets normally run all day and all night, every day of the year; each has its own specific parameters, like temperature, humidity, and pressure, that need t...

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CHEMICAL SAFETY: 4 WAYS TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES CHEMICAL SAFETY: 4 WAYS TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES

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Oct 18, 2018

More than 32 million workers (more than 20% of the entire U.S. workforce) are exposed to hazardous chemical products in the workplace. According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), 650,000 different chemicals are present in more than 3 million American workplaces. Hazardou...

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Plastics’ Integral Role in Building and Construction PLASTICS’ INTEGRAL ROLE IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

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Oct 18, 2018

Plastics’ versatility makes them a must-have material in building and construction. Their wide functionality offers distinct advantages over many other traditional building materials in terms of resistance to weathering, flexibility for many uses and lower costs.

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Are you acting on your Data, in Real Time? The Chemical Industry and Business Intelligence ARE YOU ACTING ON YOUR DATA, IN REAL TIME? THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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Oct 17, 2018

For the Chemical Industry or any enterprise, utilizing Business Intelligence (BI) offers a way to translate the millions of data points from operations into insights that can help leaders manage and grow the business. The whole BI domain encompasses a wide range of applications, tools, and methodolo...

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HOW TARIFFS ARE AFFECTING THE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INDUSTRY HOW TARIFFS ARE AFFECTING THE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Oct 17, 2018

The U.S. chemicals industry, one of the country’s largest manufacturing industries, has experienced difficulties from the administration’s new tariff policy. The Trump administration has enacted $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese products, and China’s response to these tariff...

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A PETROCHEMICAL BOOM COULD GO BUST WITH MORE TRADE TARIFFS A PETROCHEMICAL BOOM COULD GO BUST WITH MORE TRADE TARIFFS

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Oct 16, 2018

One of America’s major strengths when it comes to the economy and global trade is our petrochemical industry, which produces the building blocks used in manufacturing supply chains across the globe. Abundant feedstocks of domestic natural gas and oil, a highly skilled workforce, a competitive ...

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Concerns about chemicals and plastics CONCERNS ABOUT CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS

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Oct 16, 2018

A large number of chemicals are used in the production of plastic materials such as polyethylene, polycarbonates, polystyrene or PVC, ranging from the monomers that make up the plastic polymer itself, to a wide range of additives used, for example to soften plastic, colour it or make it less flammab...

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Top Tips for Emergency Procedures in the Chemical Logistics Network TOP TIPS FOR EMERGENCY PROCEDURES IN THE CHEMICAL LOGISTICS NETWORK

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Oct 16, 2018

Have Emergency Procedures in place to prevent catastrophic accidents, such as spill or leaks while handling hazardous materials in your chemical logistics network. In today’s post, we continue our quest to educate chemical logistics professionals with ‘Safety First’ processes and p...

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Potential risks of customizing a generic ERP to the chemical industry POTENTIAL RISKS OF CUSTOMIZING A GENERIC ERP TO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 16, 2018

When your chemical manufacturing company is looking to improve operational efficiency and supply chain transparency, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is usually a prudent choice. However, when it comes to ERP selection, there are potential risks in choosing the wrong system. What&rsquo...

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The age of platforms brings threats and opportunities for the chemical industry THE AGE OF PLATFORMS BRINGS THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 15, 2018

While platforms have re-shaped industry after industry, one that has escaped is the chemical industry. Within this huge global industry, only a small number of platforms have emerged – such as Monsanto’s FieldView and John Deere’s platform in agro-chemicals, one of the business seg...

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Amazon joins Walmart, other major retailers on safer chemicals AMAZON JOINS WALMART, OTHER MAJOR RETAILERS ON SAFER CHEMICALS

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Oct 15, 2018

Retail demand for safer products is not only here to stay – it’s now a source of competition in the evolving marketplace. Amazon is the latest retailer to join Walmart, Target, CVS Health, Home Depot, and Rite-Aid by publishing a chemicals policy and a public Restricted Substances List. ...

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Petrochemicals must face up to multiple challenges PETROCHEMICALS MUST FACE UP TO MULTIPLE CHALLENGES

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Oct 14, 2018

Europe’s petrochemical sector must prepare now for the trade war, US start-ups, Brexit and the circular economy, as I discuss in this interview with Will Beacham of ICIS news at the European Petrochemical Association Conference. With higher tariff barriers going up between the US and China, th...

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Petrochemicals to Influence Future Oil Demand More than Cars, Trucks and Aviation PETROCHEMICALS TO INFLUENCE FUTURE OIL DEMAND MORE THAN CARS, TRUCKS AND AVIATION

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Oct 10, 2018

A report just released by the International Energy Agency states that mankind will soon be using more oil for making petrochemicals than it uses to make fuel. While most petrochemical oil is used on generating energy for chemical production, much is also used as a raw chemical feedstock. As the petr...

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Electrochemistry made easy with continuous flow chemistry techniques ELECTROCHEMISTRY MADE EASY WITH CONTINUOUS FLOW CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES

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Oct 10, 2018

Electrochemistry has a huge potential to offer synthetic organic chemists. The use of electrochemistry in modern laboratories, however, is generally quite low. This is largely due to the absence of suitable equipment that allows non-electrochemists a ‘convenient’ method to carry out this...

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Amazon announces new policy to restrict toxic chemicals AMAZON ANNOUNCES NEW POLICY TO RESTRICT TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Oct 10, 2018

On October 5, Amazon issued its first-ever public safer chemicals policy. The policy includes restrictions on dozens of toxic phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde releasers, nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), triclosan, and toluene in its private brand baby, household cleaning, personal care, and beauty ...

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Capitalizing on Digital Innovation in the Chemicals Industry Part 1: Challenges CAPITALIZING ON DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY PART 1: CHALLENGES

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Oct 10, 2018

Today, chemical manufacturers are on the verge of being disrupted by digital and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. Incumbents are quickly realizing that in order to address the next wave of opportunity, they will have to shift from a historic “operations-driven” focus to...

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Regulatory compliance is easier with chemical industry ERP software REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IS EASIER WITH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ERP SOFTWARE

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Oct 09, 2018

The chemical industry is one of the most highly regulated, with federal and global mandates dictating specific processes and monitoring to ensure worker and public safety. Failure to comply with the wide range of applicable regulations can have costly ramifications for chemical makers. Choosing an e...

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Hokkaido University launches the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICRD) HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES THE INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL REACTION DESIGN AND DISCOVERY (ICRD)

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Oct 09, 2018

Selected to be a part of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, Hokkaido University will launch the “Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICRD)” in October 20...

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Will the Petrochemical industry be the saviour of the Oil & Gas industry? WILL THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY?

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Oct 09, 2018

The growth and increasing consumer acceptance of electric vehicles and the rise of renewable energy technology will put a significant dent in the global demand for oil. So much so, that some industry commentators have posed electric vehicles and clean tech as forming an existential threat to the Oil...

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Going beyond the round-bottom flask: how to automate your chemistry GOING BEYOND THE ROUND-BOTTOM FLASK: HOW TO AUTOMATE YOUR CHEMISTRY

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Oct 08, 2018

Speaking from experience, chemists tend to be creatures of habit – myself included – requiring a relatively high level of activation energy to make changes to methodology and/or technology. This is highlighted by the fact that synthetic methods and tools have remained largely unchanged o...

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The Impact of Brexit on Chemical Management THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

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Oct 08, 2018

Trade union Prospect warns that a no-deal Brexit raises safety fears for the chemical sector. According to Prospect, ‘chemical chaos’ could arise due to uncertainty for the industry and its employees. So, how has Brexit sparked concerns over the UK’s chemical trade? While the Healt...

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Chemical Consumption Forecasting with EMS CHEMICAL CONSUMPTION FORECASTING WITH EMS

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Oct 08, 2018

Saving money is a top priority no matter which industry your organization is a part. In the world of chemical usage and management, it may only come second to focus on safety. Chemical Safety Software addresses both matters as a critical concern. We place nearly as much emphasis in our system on red...

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5 KEY TIPS FOR CHEMICAL GLOVE SAFETY 5 KEY TIPS FOR CHEMICAL GLOVE SAFETY

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Oct 08, 2018

Selecting the right chemical protective gloves for your employees can be a challenging exercise. According to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry, there are more than 60 million registered chemicals and even in a typical production process or production facility, many different chemicals a...

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Nobel Prize in (Green) Chemistry NOBEL PRIZE IN (GREEN) CHEMISTRY

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Oct 05, 2018

This week green chemistry was elevated with the highest scientific recognition in the world. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Prof. Frances H. Arnold was awarded for directed evolution of proteins, which can provide greener pathways to making chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and biofuels. On the morning of ...

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3 Elements of Maintenance Success in the Chemical Industry 3 ELEMENTS OF MAINTENANCE SUCCESS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 05, 2018

The chemical industry is comprised of many segments with diverse and complex operations, which can make a standardized maintenance approach challenging. Batch operation chemical plants typically have more frequent opportunities for preventive maintenance activities, which can provide greater flexibi...

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7 things to keep in mind when adopting flow chemistry 7 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN ADOPTING FLOW CHEMISTRY

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Oct 05, 2018

Sometimes the biggest hurdle for chemists adopting flow chemistry is the time it takes to convert a batch process into a seamless flow set-up – but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you want gradual or immediate adoption, this post covers the 7 main things you should consider when you are l...

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Why Select A Purpose-Built ERP System For Your Chemicals Company WHY SELECT A PURPOSE-BUILT ERP SYSTEM FOR YOUR CHEMICALS COMPANY

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Oct 04, 2018

Chemical manufacturers and distributors now understand that choosing any general-purpose ERP software for their businesses does not work. Chemical-centric ERP solutions bring value to the industry because they are designed to integrate and manage the processes, activities, and systems that are used ...

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What would a no-deal Brexit look like for the UK chemicals industry? WHAT WOULD A NO-DEAL BREXIT LOOK LIKE FOR THE UK CHEMICALS INDUSTRY?

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Oct 03, 2018

The UK government has recently published a technical notice to guide businesses that produce, register, import or export chemicals on what they will need to do if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 in a 'no deal' scenario i.e. where the UK has failed to secure a negotiated outcome.

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UK-India Symposium on Advances in Organic Chemistry UK-INDIA SYMPOSIUM ON ADVANCES IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

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Oct 03, 2018

The fourth RSC-CRSI (Royal Society of Chemistry – Chemical Research Society of India) meeting in the UK was on Advances in Inorganic Chemistry, held in Manchester on 26th September, and Advances in Organic Chemistry, held in Oxford on 28th September. Chemical Science Assistant Editor, Sarah Wh...

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PLASTICS AND RECYCLING PLASTICS AND RECYCLING

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Oct 03, 2018

3D printing and plastics go hand-in-hand. 3D printing benefits hugely from the inherent properties of thermoplastics - their relatively low cost, mechanical functionality, resistance, and usability. Those little spools (or not) of plastic are currently the life force of the industry. Such an intimat...

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How we can turn plastic waste into green energy HOW WE CAN TURN PLASTIC WASTE INTO GREEN ENERGY

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Oct 03, 2018

Plastics are among the most valuable waste materials – although, with the way people discard them, you probably wouldn’t know it. It’s possible to convert all plastics directly into useful forms of energy and chemicals for industry, using a process called “cold plasma pyrolys...

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The Link Between Chemicals and the Potential of Cancer THE LINK BETWEEN CHEMICALS AND THE POTENTIAL OF CANCER

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Oct 02, 2018

As the use of chemicals has risen in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, so have cancer rates. Today, it’s estimated that about 1 of every 8 women will develop breast cancer. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand some of the causes and risk factors associa...

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Why Digitalization Is the Way to Go for the Chemicals Industry WHY DIGITALIZATION IS THE WAY TO GO FOR THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Sep 28, 2018

The chemicals industry is one of the largest and most diversified businesses in the world. The global chemicals industry is witnessing rapid changes in demand and leveraging digitalization to improve its operational efficiency has now become a vital need for the industry. However, the industry has n...

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Brexit: UK-REACH concern for chemicals industry BREXIT: UK-REACH CONCERN FOR CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Sep 28, 2018

Chemical makers have reacted with concern over proposals for a UK version of the REACH chemical-safety legislation in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. On 24 Sept, the UK government issued guidance on how failure to agree exit terms with the EU would affect companies producing, registerin...

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Working Remote at Chemistry WORKING REMOTE AT CHEMISTRY

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Sep 28, 2018

Being a remote worker for Chemistry Consulting has truly changed my life. It has allowed me to achieve my goal of working as a full time HR Consultant, while accommodating my personal situation. I am currently living in Nanaimo and report into the Chemistry Office in Victoria. I work with clients al...

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Top opportunities and values for the chemical industry with Industry 4.0 TOP OPPORTUNITIES AND VALUES FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY WITH INDUSTRY 4.0

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Sep 28, 2018

The chemical industry is very diverse in nature, in all terms including products, processes, and assets. The industry converts natural gas and petroleum into intermediate materials, which range from small-scale speciality and performance chemicals to the large-scale commodity production of petrochem...

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Quality control in the chemical industry demands an outstanding ERP QUALITY CONTROL IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY DEMANDS AN OUTSTANDING ERP

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Sep 27, 2018

Quality control is a priority in the chemical industry, ensuring that products are made according to the right formulas and that finished goods can be rated at the appropriate potency, eliminating loss of revenue or waste. That’s why having an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that&r...

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RECYCLING PLASTICS – CAN YOU TELL PET FROM PVC? RECYCLING PLASTICS – CAN YOU TELL PET FROM PVC?

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Sep 27, 2018

Different types of plastics call for different recycling options. In this post, we look at five varieties of plastics that can be recycled, and one that is not. The most common type of plastics, PET is extensively used in bottled soft drinks and water, as well as food packaging. Most PET ends up thr...

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Is your company ready for Mexico’s updated Hazardous Chemicals standard? IS YOUR COMPANY READY FOR MEXICO’S UPDATED HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS STANDARD?

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Sep 27, 2018

The STPS (Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare) published the Mexican Standard NOM-018-STPS-2015 titled “Harmonized System for the Identification and Communication of Hazards and Risks of Chemicals in the Workplace in October 2015. With this, Mexico implemented the 5th revision of the U.N. Glo...

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