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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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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

blog article

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?

blog article

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

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Mar 04, 2019

Fungus, the organism that causes worrying black patches in bathrooms, the petri-dish mould Alexander Fleming famously extracted penicillin from, the magic ingredient that makes blue cheese, truffle oil, and soy sauce so delicious, is increasingly being lauded as a potential solution to the problem o...

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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

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Mar 04, 2019

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

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What is PFAS? WHAT IS PFAS?

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Mar 03, 2019

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

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

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Mar 03, 2019

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

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

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Mar 03, 2019

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

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

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Mar 02, 2019

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

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

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Mar 02, 2019

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

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

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Mar 02, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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Chemical problems CHEMICAL PROBLEMS

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Mar 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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

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Feb 28, 2019

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

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Enabling the Future Digital Enterprise ENABLING THE FUTURE DIGITAL ENTERPRISE

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 27, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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Programming languages for chemical information PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES FOR CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 26, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

Many chemicals require to be stored within certain temperature parameters, with a minimum temperature and a maximum temperature that they can be stored at. If the temperature goes outside the assigned minimum OR maximum parameters, the chemical will be adversely affected and may be no longer usable ...

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 25, 2019

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

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

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Feb 24, 2019

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

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

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Feb 23, 2019

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

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Braskem to Research Chemical Recycling BRASKEM TO RESEARCH CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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Fine Chemicals Customer Insights FINE CHEMICALS CUSTOMER INSIGHTS

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Feb 22, 2019

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

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

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Feb 21, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 20, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 19, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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

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Feb 18, 2019

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

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Inside the Paint INSIDE THE PAINT

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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

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Feb 17, 2019

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

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THE YEAR AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS THE YEAR AHEAD FOR CHEMICALS

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Feb 16, 2019

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

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

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Feb 15, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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UN highlights chemical pollutants UN HIGHLIGHTS CHEMICAL POLLUTANTS

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 14, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 13, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 11, 2019

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

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

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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

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Feb 10, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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Guidance on selecting chemical substitutes GUIDANCE ON SELECTING CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTES

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Feb 07, 2019

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

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

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Feb 06, 2019

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

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

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Feb 05, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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

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Feb 04, 2019

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

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How Proper Chemical Hazard Characterization Impacts Process Safety HOW PROPER CHEMICAL HAZARD CHARACTERIZATION IMPACTS PROCESS SAFETY

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Feb 02, 2019

A situation that had the potential to lead to an incident that was recently avoided at a college laboratory serves as a reminder that understanding the hazards associated with chemicals and assuring proper storage and handling is essential to the safety plan for any industry incorporating chemical u...

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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Holistic Approaches to Sustainability HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABILITY

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Feb 01, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 31, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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Maintaining chemical hazard control measures MAINTAINING CHEMICAL HAZARD CONTROL MEASURES

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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

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Jan 30, 2019

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

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Dow Chemical Company Helps Our Heroes DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY HELPS OUR HEROES

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Jan 30, 2019

One global corporation, The Dow Chemical Company, appreciates what veterans have to offer. That's why they offer a wealth of support and opportunity to servicemen and women.Dow believes those with military training have a strong foundation of discipline, commitment, and respect that serves them ...

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New Cleaning Chemistry Launched at SUR/FIN 2016 NEW CLEANING CHEMISTRY LAUNCHED AT SUR/FIN 2016

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Jan 30, 2019

This year marked the 25th year Hubbard-Hall has attended the highly anticipated National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) SUR/FIN 2016 conference. In celebration, we launched our new family of organic acid cleaners at the show which was held from June 6-8th in the Entertainment Capital of th...

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Can a New Global Alliance Catalyze Investments and Models to End Plastic Waste? We Think It Can CAN A NEW GLOBAL ALLIANCE CATALYZE INVESTMENTS AND MODELS TO END PLASTIC WASTE? WE THINK IT CAN

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Jan 29, 2019

As global awareness about plastic waste in our ocean grows, people are starting to act: companies are pledging to use more recycled content; some governments are setting goals to address highly littered products; and people are looking for ways to reduce their plastic footprint. Each of these steps ...

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 29, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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

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Jan 28, 2019

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

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Petrochemicals 101: The In PETROCHEMICALS 101: THE IN'S & OUT'S OF THE 'ENES

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Jan 28, 2019

The building blocks of the petrochemical world often take a back seat to the stars of the energy and manufacturing world. Let's give these unsung heroes a closer look! Practically everyone on earth has heard of crude oil and natural gas. They make their way into news headlines, sometimes even on...

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 25, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 24, 2019

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

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

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Jan 23, 2019

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

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

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Jan 22, 2019

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

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

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Jan 22, 2019

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

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5 Important Features of a Pesticide Store 5 IMPORTANT FEATURES OF A PESTICIDE STORE

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Jan 21, 2019

If you are what is considered a ‘professional user’ of agricultural chemicals and pesticides, e.g. a farmer, garden centre/nursery owner, greenkeeper, etc.,  you are required to provide a safe storage method to store your pesticides. A pesticide store can be purchased from specialis...

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

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Jan 20, 2019

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

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

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Jan 18, 2019

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

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

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Jan 18, 2019

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

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

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Jan 17, 2019

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

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

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Jan 17, 2019

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

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