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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

A staff member onboard the Suncor Energy-operated Terra Nova FPSO offshore Newfoundland was exposed to hazardous contents of a slop tank last month. According to the Canada-Newfoundland & Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), the contents included hydrogen sulfide and benzene.
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TCEQ Report Could Pave the Way for Chemical Plants to Emit More Hazardous Air Pollutants TCEQ REPORT COULD PAVE THE WAY FOR CHEMICAL PLANTS TO EMIT MORE HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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Process for Chemical Exposure Branding PROCESS FOR CHEMICAL EXPOSURE BRANDING

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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


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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jun 30, 2019

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

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

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Jun 30, 2019

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

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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New Tool For Chemicals Boost NEW TOOL FOR CHEMICALS BOOST

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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What WHAT'S THE MOST TOXIC CHEMICAL?

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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THE CASE FOR CONCENTRATED CHEMICALS THE CASE FOR CONCENTRATED CHEMICALS

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 14, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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Pricing in the Chemical Industry PRICING IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 05, 2019

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

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

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Jun 05, 2019

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

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

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Jun 05, 2019

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

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

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Jun 04, 2019

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

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

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Jun 04, 2019

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

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

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Jun 04, 2019

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

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

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Jun 03, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 31, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 29, 2019

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

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

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May 28, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 27, 2019

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

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

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May 26, 2019

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

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

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May 24, 2019

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

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

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May 23, 2019

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

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

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May 22, 2019

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

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

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May 21, 2019

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

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Safety Labels for Hazardous Chemicals SAFETY LABELS FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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May 21, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 20, 2019

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

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

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May 19, 2019

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

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

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May 17, 2019

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

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

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May 16, 2019

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

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

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May 16, 2019

As part of the group-wide restructuring, the Tata group has announced demerger of the consumer product business from Tata Chemicals (TCL) into Tata Global Beverages (TGBL) in an all-equity swap transaction. Market watchers had been expecting the move for the past 18 months when the management had hi...

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Alternatives to chemical sunscreens ALTERNATIVES TO CHEMICAL SUNSCREENS

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May 15, 2019

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

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

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May 15, 2019

Credit Suisse is bullish on India’s specialty chemicals business on account of a rise in per capita consumption, import substitution and higher exports. The Indian chemicals market was pegged at about $190 billion in the financial year ended March 2018, of which, a third would be specialty che...

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chemical Effects of land pollution CHEMICAL EFFECTS OF LAND POLLUTION

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May 14, 2019

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

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

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May 14, 2019

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

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

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May 14, 2019

Chemical risk management is always a journey and never a destination. Your risk control measures can be impacted by so many variable factors, and scheduling regular inspections and safety audits is a workplace safety essential. This blog looks at five events that can impact the safety of your workpl...

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

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May 14, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 13, 2019

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

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

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May 10, 2019

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

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

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May 10, 2019

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

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

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May 08, 2019

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

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

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May 08, 2019

When you reach the end ofyour HAZCHEM investigation and have established the root causes of the incident, you’ll need to identify corrective actions that will prevent future system failures. You may also have compliance breaches that require direct action. This blog presents a three step metho...

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

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May 08, 2019

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

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

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May 08, 2019

You’ve completed your HAZCHEM incident investigation and you have a better understanding of what happened and why. The next step is to report your findings to the people (usually the business owner or senior management) who have the authority to implement corrective actions and introduce chemi...

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

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May 07, 2019

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

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

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May 03, 2019

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

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

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May 02, 2019

Like the old-fashioned version, it’s a square showing the chemical symbol C, the word “carbon” and the atomic number. But it’s also emblazoned with the image of a diamond (which is of course made of carbon) and also a diagram of the molecule C60, or Buckminsterfullerene, a.k....

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

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Apr 29, 2019

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

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

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Apr 29, 2019

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

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

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Apr 26, 2019

When investigating HAZCHEM incidents you want your workers to co-operate fully so you can quickly find out what happened and then implement safety measures to ensure the incident never happens again. This blog is about running a transparent incident investigation without compromising the integrity o...

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

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Apr 26, 2019

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

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

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Apr 25, 2019

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

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3 Important Septic Tank Chemicals 3 IMPORTANT SEPTIC TANK CHEMICALS

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Apr 25, 2019

There are various septic tank chemical compounds that you can buy. These are generally employed by homeowners simply because pros never believe in their usefulness. Investigate has made numerous handy septic tank chemical substances but also a couple of that are damaging. There is not Substantially ...

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

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Apr 24, 2019

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

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

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Apr 24, 2019

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

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

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Apr 24, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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Plastic Pollution is Chemical Pollution PLASTIC POLLUTION IS CHEMICAL POLLUTION

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Apr 23, 2019

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

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

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Apr 23, 2019

Industry consultant ARC Advisory Group consistently ranks AspenTech ahead of other providers in engineering and process control solutions for the chemical industry. Earning steady praise doesn’t mean we rest on our success. As the market becomes ever more competitive, we continually seek out n...

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

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Apr 23, 2019

Spring typically conjures up images of running barefoot through the grass. But who wants to run barefoot or roll around in poison? True, we need to nurture our lawns if we want them to turn lush and verdant this spring, but we can add a boost of nutrients without chemicals that harm our pets and the...

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

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Apr 22, 2019

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

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

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Apr 18, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

Later, as the wild, wild west of the world wide web took hold as the third millennium began, chemical industry supply chainers switched from ‘bricks’ to ‘clicks’ to gain their chemical trades. And so was born a plethora a start ups; Elemica, Omnexus, Rubber Network, Ariba, Co...

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Chemicals And Textile Industry CHEMICALS AND TEXTILE INDUSTRY

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 16, 2019

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

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

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Apr 15, 2019

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

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

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Apr 12, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 09, 2019

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

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

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Apr 07, 2019

We all want the inside story. Greater visibility into asset performance gives chemical and energy companies a competitive edge. Having a better understanding of column hydraulic performance can significantly improve asset utilization and reduce capital costs in revamp projects and new designs. Predi...

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

“Natural resources like timber, water, and fossil fuel such as oil, coal, and natural gas are used by man for enhancing their lives. Fossil fuel is used for producing electricity and as fuel for our vehicles.” However, burning of these fuels can cause pollution. Pollution refers to the p...

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KMCO Chemical Plant Lawsuit Update KMCO CHEMICAL PLANT LAWSUIT UPDATE

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 04, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

Currently, there are 150 million chemicals registered and managed by the American Chemical Society. Every day, 15,000 to 20,000 new chemicals are registered. These chemicals are present in everything from our household cleaning products to the food we eat. But how do these chemicals affect us? And h...

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

The goal of the “Charming” project is not only to better and more effectively train industry workers in a virtual environment than before: the project also aims to get children and teenagers interested in chemistry. When work at a chemical reactor is not able to go on normally for an ent...

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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

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Apr 03, 2019

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

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Manufacturer Spotlight: Quantum Silicones MANUFACTURER SPOTLIGHT: QUANTUM SILICONES

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Apr 03, 2019

Since 1997, Quantum Silicones has been manufacturing specialized silicone elastomers for a range of applications such as architectural, statuary, special effects, prosthetics, prototyping, and many more. Founded by its two current principals, Tom Loman and Phil McDermott, QSi’s Virginia-based ...

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

This blog is about workplace ‘incidents’  — meaning an event which happens in the workplace and threatens the overall health and safety of people, property or the environment. Getting a clear understanding of the different categories of events which can occur at work (especial...

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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

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Apr 02, 2019

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

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NONWOVENS CHEMICAL BONDING NONWOVENS CHEMICAL BONDING

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

Incidents involving hazardous chemicals happen every day at workplaces across Australia. A cylinder of flammable gas gets dropped, a worker spills acid over their apron and boots, a forklift impacts a safety cabinet: even when no-one is injured and there aren’t any notification requirements, t...

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

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

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

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Apr 01, 2019

Plastic roads and buildings, the influence of energy and petrochemicals in geopolitics, and chemical and molecular recycling processes that could create a truly circular economy for plastic products were just a few of the topics discussed at AFPM’s 44th International Petrochemical Conference (...

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

Over the past several months, there have been claims that industry is trying to block chemical assessments. Industry does not seek to discredit or limit regulation; rather Americans deserve to know that high quality science is the foundation of government decision-making. Since 2010, numerous peer-r...

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

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Mar 29, 2019

What powers the device you’re using? Electricity, obviously. But where did that come from? Two thirds of the electricity used in the United States comes from power plants fueled by fossil fuels — coal, oil or natural gas. Solar energy produces just 1.3 percent of the electricity. Yet ene...

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 29, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

United Chemical Company Shchekinoazot has selected Haldor Topsoe as licensor of ammonia technology for the construction of a new ammonia and urea plant. Located in the Tula region of Russia, the plant will have a capacity of 1,500 tons of ammonia per day and 2,000 tons of urea per day. Shchekinoazot...

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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

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Mar 28, 2019

Keeping child care facilities clean and free of pests is one of the most important things we can do to prevent diseases from spreading. The challenge is that chemicals that providers use for cleaning and pest control are often toxic. And while that might be common knowledge for some, not everyone kn...

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

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Mar 28, 2019

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

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The future of petrochemicals THE FUTURE OF PETROCHEMICALS

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

In 1932, American chemist Edwin Lloyd Ackerman owned a medical supply company that manufactured impression cement, parchment paper, and filling resins. The residues of filling resins and impression cement, he noticed, were nearly impossible to remove from his workers’ skin without toxic solven...

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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Distribution Business in Chemical Industry DISTRIBUTION BUSINESS IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 27, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

In order to meet supply chain demands, businesses need to find ways to preserve perishable items. American companies have been using chemical preservatives for years. Some chemical preservatives have been linked to causing various health effects in young and old. Over time, consumers have become mor...

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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Wet Cleaning Chemicals WET CLEANING CHEMICALS

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Mar 26, 2019

Wet cleaning chemicals are a big part of our textile chemistry offerings. Kreussler developed the wet cleaning process in partnership with Miele over twenty years ago. Our LANADOL wet cleaning technology was developed to ensure not only perfect safety for sensitive materials and sophisticated, elabo...

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

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

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

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Mar 26, 2019

Chemicals are integral to modern urban life, from the packaging that keeps  our food fresher for longer, to the carpets in our homes and offices, the casings of our phones and computers, to the vehicles we drive. The petrochemicals industry emerged after the Second World War, as catalyst techno...

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

Solugen, a Texas-based startup has set up itself to decarbonize the Petrochemical industry and could be the first recognised multi-million dollar company stated in a Meth Lab. The company says that it has created a process that can produce thousands of tons of chemicals without depending on Petroleu...

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

From the previous blog, you would have read that we have recently conducted a laboratory test for one of our new clients. We found a 5-gallon water dispenser that had been employed for years in the office was harboring a bacteria count that was off the charts.  This did not come as a surprise t...

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

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

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

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Mar 25, 2019

Agilyx, the leader in chemical recycling of post-use recoverable plastics back into polymers and low carbon chemicals and fuels, has concluded a successful recycling program in collaboration with The Broomsmen and Edgefield McMenamins targeting single use plastic materials during McMenamins 2018 Con...

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

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Mar 25, 2019

THE latest stumbling block for the US/China trade talks is the Chinese reluctance to open up its market to foreign cloud computing companies, curb requirements for companies to store data locally and loosen restrictions on the transfer of data overseas. Many people’s first reaction will be tha...

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

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Mar 24, 2019

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

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

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Mar 24, 2019

Our beautiful planet Earth is a living, breathing, precious environment. I’m sure we can all agree that whatever little individual steps we can each take to keep her safe and healthy is worth doing. Everyday things we can do, like recycle, carpool to work, turn off lights when you’re not...

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

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Mar 24, 2019

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

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stormy weather ahead for chemicals STORMY WEATHER AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS

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Mar 24, 2019

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

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

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Mar 23, 2019

A ransomware attack appears to have affected two American chemicals companies, Motherboard has learned. Hexion and Momentive, which make resins, silicones, and other materials, and are controlled by the same investment fund, were hit by the ransomware on March 12, according to a current employee. An...

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

The chemical nature of surface adsorbates affects the localized surface plasmon resonance of metal nanoparticles. However, classical electromagnetic simulations are blind to this effect, whereas experiments are typically plagued by ensemble averaging that also includes size and shape variations. In ...

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 22, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

As environmental concerns skyrocket, chemicals management has become a hot topic for the electrical and electronics industry. Regulatory requirements, which are becoming stricter, have to be met in different areas of the world. IEC Technical Committee (TC) 111: Environmental standardization for elec...

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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

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Mar 21, 2019

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

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Organic Chemistry in Laboratory ORGANIC CHEMISTRY IN LABORATORY

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Mar 21, 2019

What makes Organic chemistry experiments in laboratory successful are proper guidance and processing by the teacher. Students should be able to understand the concepts behind their hands-on activities. These are enjoyable and highly educational experiences for students and will help them become bett...

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

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Mar 21, 2019

I have written a lot at this blog about how chemical risks are communicated to the public and so I am often asked about news stories depicting the latest science scare story. Sometimes they are handled badly, like the CTV National news report about glyphosate with the chilling title: Weed-killing ch...

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

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Mar 20, 2019

Since the 1940s, researchers have used the Draize rabbit skin test to determine the potential of a particular chemical to irritate human skin. In the Draize skin test, researchers shave a patch of the rabbit’s fur, apply the test substance and monitor the skin for up to 4 hours, and then monit...

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

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Mar 20, 2019

New Yorkers are familiar with the sight (and smell) of uncollected garbage piled high along city streets. When inclement weather or holidays interrupt scheduled pickups, the fallout quickly mounts. Cells have their own kind of garbage collector: an enzyme called DJ-1. This trusty sanitation worker c...

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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Chemical Recycling Europe Officially Launched CHEMICAL RECYCLING EUROPE OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 20, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

Workplaces are dynamic spaces and constantly evolving and expanding. But a constantly changing environment has compliance implications particularly as it relates to safety controls and emergency equipment like safety showers and eyewash stations. This blog looks at some events in the workplace that ...

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 19, 2019

Aromatics are one of the basic building blocks of the petrochemical industry, with benzene, toluene, and xylenes the most important of these chemicals commercially. Over the past 3 years, aromatics producers have seen good profitability on the back of relatively low oil prices and a strong demand in...

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

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Mar 19, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

Every parent wants what is best for their child. Unfortunately, making decisions for the health and future of your child is not always a simple task. Many manufacturers market their products towards children without any regard for the potential health and safety hazards they may pose. So, just how h...

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

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Mar 18, 2019

Emergency decontamination equipment like eyewash facilities and safety showers need ongoing care and proper maintenance so they are always in good working condition and available in the event of a fire, chemical emergency or other contamination accident. Here at STOREMASTA we regularly visit worksit...

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 18, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 15, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 14, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 12, 2019

In the spring of 2018, Atlas Oil Company announced the launch of its Chemical Transportation Division and has since, been committed to providing safe, reliable freight services to meet each customers’ diverse chemical transport needs. To 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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Commodity & Specialty WWT Go Head To Head COMMODITY & SPECIALTY WWT GO HEAD TO HEAD

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Mar 12, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

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

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

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Mar 11, 2019

For the sales engineers of a national chemical company, onsite customer visits look different from what you might think of as a traditional sales call. “We have ‘blue collar’ sales engineers,” says the Chief Sales Officer. “Many of our people wear steel toe boots and ha...

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Salon Science Creates Colorful Coif SALON SCIENCE CREATES COLORFUL COIF

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Mar 08, 2019

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

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

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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Eliminating chemical hazards ELIMINATING CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Mar 07, 2019

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

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

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Mar 06, 2019

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

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

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Mar 05, 2019

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

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