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Digital approaches in Chemical Industry for Contractor management DIGITAL APPROACHES IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY FOR CONTRACTOR MANAGEMENT

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Jan 16, 2020

Chemical industry contributes nearly $5.7 trillion and makes for 7% of the world GDP. It supports to the tune of 120 million jobs worldwide and due to its reach every dollar generated by chemical industries generates $4.20 elsewhere in the world. Chemical industry can be broadly classified by the pr...

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How 2019 laid the groundwork for change in the chemical industry HOW 2019 LAID THE GROUNDWORK FOR CHANGE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 15, 2020

The unmistakable signs of a growing resistance to the continued poisoning of the American (and global) public by toxic chemicals were evident in 2019. While federal toxics policy remains mired in year three of the dismal Trump administration, activities in the states, the courts, Congress and the ma...

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Crude Oil-to-Chemicals: Future of Refinery CRUDE OIL-TO-CHEMICALS: FUTURE OF REFINERY

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Jan 15, 2020

Crude oil is a primary source of energy, and oil refining is a key aspect of the global energy system. Transportation fuel (e.g., gasoline, diesel, and fuel oil) accounts for approximately 50% share of the products produced from refineries. Therefore, refinery margins that depend on the difference b...

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How will future mobility impact the petrochemical industry? HOW WILL FUTURE MOBILITY IMPACT THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Jan 14, 2020

Today, it seems nearly every incremental advance is labelled a ‘disruptive technology’. But being able to turn off the lights with our smartphone is not a technology revolution. That we have electricity running to our homes in the first place? Now that was a disruptive technology. It&rsq...

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Chemical Tracking In The Automotive Industry CHEMICAL TRACKING IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY

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Jan 14, 2020

It takes an estimated 10,000 chemicals to manufacture an automobile, many of which are left in the final product. Under REACH (Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) the automotive industry has a major challenge on its hands to communicate policies and regulations ...

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Is there a Potential for Chemical Recycling in the Recycling Industry? IS THERE A POTENTIAL FOR CHEMICAL RECYCLING IN THE RECYCLING INDUSTRY?

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Jan 13, 2020

While waste disposal has been an issue for quite some time, it was not until recent years that public and private sectors have become increasingly aware of the environmental implications associated with this worldwide problem.  Since plastics are imbedded in thousands of products that are part ...

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Occupational Health and safety – Chemical industry OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY – CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 11, 2020

In a chemical industry, an operator was pouring a sack of chemical powder into the hopper (funnel-shaped device to move materials) of a blending machine. The charging took place when a welder was installing a sign board within the vicinity of the hopper. As soon as the welder started a test spark, a...

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Why the Chemical Industry Is Ready to Get Rid of the Middleman WHY THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS READY TO GET RID OF THE MIDDLEMAN

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Jan 09, 2020

Disruption has been a major topic for industries around the globe over the last decade. Technology is changing, and the chemical industry is now ready to finally let go of the middleman. The middleman was a vital aspect of chemical supply chains, but in today’s age of authenticated systems, ve...

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Reducing Chemical Management Risk with Trusted Chemical Property and Safety Data REDUCING CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT RISK WITH TRUSTED CHEMICAL PROPERTY AND SAFETY DATA

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Jan 08, 2020

Chemical management is a never-ending process fueled by the evolution of new European, international and U.S. policies designed to address potential harm to people and the environment caused by toxic chemicals. As new research around hazardous substances in products such as vaporizers, meat, plastic...

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This Computer Is Made Entirely Out of Chemicals THIS COMPUTER IS MADE ENTIRELY OUT OF CHEMICALS

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Jan 08, 2020

The researcher Juan Pérez-Mercader at Harvard University is a big fan of birds, their beautiful plumage, the way that they fly. But when humans wanted to make things that fly, he points out, they didn’t make birds, they made airplanes. Pérez-Mercader wants to do for biological ce...

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Chemical recycling offers a way to create a circular plastics economy CHEMICAL RECYCLING OFFERS A WAY TO CREATE A CIRCULAR PLASTICS ECONOMY

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Jan 08, 2020

As public desire to tackle plastic pollution of the natural environment continues to grow, action being taken across the food industry is to be commended in many cases. However, the scale of the challenge that remains is vast. There is a danger that unless a larger-scale solution is implemented rapi...

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Imitating Natural Forces for Green Production of Chemicals and Plastics IMITATING NATURAL FORCES FOR GREEN PRODUCTION OF CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS

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Jan 08, 2020

The researchers imitated the action of natural organisms in producing toxic chemical without harming themselves. Meanwhile, the new method could pave way for greener production of fuels and chemicals. Current methods for production of chemicals, plastics, and fibres involve the use of fossil fuels. ...

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What Issues Will Chemical Producers Need to Address in 2020? WHAT ISSUES WILL CHEMICAL PRODUCERS NEED TO ADDRESS IN 2020?

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Jan 07, 2020

The chemical industry today is worth billions of dollars. The major producers of chemicals in the 20th and 21st centuries have been the United States, Europe, Japan, and most recently, China. These superpowers are producing many chemicals used in our daily lives, from those used in medicine to nail ...

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Open Process Automation PoC in the Chemical Industry OPEN PROCESS AUTOMATION POC IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 07, 2020

As we enter 2020, it's exciting to think about what technology trends will be gaining traction across the process industries. 2019 was a great year for technology innovation across the industry, so I expect (and hope) we'll be seeing things pick up where they left off on the technology front...

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Benefits of Purchasing From Chemical Companies Online BENEFITS OF PURCHASING FROM CHEMICAL COMPANIES ONLINE

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Jan 07, 2020

The chemical sales industry is ripe for digital transformation. According to McKinsey & Company, the use of digital marketing and sales in purchasing from chemical companies online could save more than $205 billion per year. “Fast-mover companies that act aggressively to deploy digital too...

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Management of Change Protocol for a Chemical or High Tech Facility MANAGEMENT OF CHANGE PROTOCOL FOR A CHEMICAL OR HIGH TECH FACILITY

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Jan 02, 2020

Management of Change, or MoC, is a best practice used to ensure that safety, health and environmental risks are controlled when an organization makes changes in their facilities, documentation, personnel, processes, experimental conditions or manufacturing operations.  MoC is a formal protocol ...

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Digital optimization gives one chemical plant a competitive advantage DIGITAL OPTIMIZATION GIVES ONE CHEMICAL PLANT A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

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Dec 28, 2019

In the competitive market of differentiated and specialty chemicals, Huntsman Polyurethanes focused on further digitization of the plants, starting with leveraging time-series data. A self-service analytics platform was selected to help the process, and asset experts contribute to their corporate op...

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How Multiple Chemical Industries Utilize Their Chemicals? HOW MULTIPLE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES UTILIZE THEIR CHEMICALS?

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Dec 28, 2019

From food dishes to fertilizers these chemicals are being used in the various kinds of industries. The presence of chemicals influences every facet of our lives. Chemicals like 2-Amino-6-methylpyridine are being used in a lot of ways when it comes to pharmaceuticals, pesticides and much more. Other ...

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Application scouting: Innovation in Chemical Industry APPLICATION SCOUTING: INNOVATION IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 26, 2019

Application scouting: Innovation in Chemical Industry – Competitive Intelligence is an information-gathering and analysis process that helps a company develop its strategy and identify competitive gaps. Application scouting is a part of competitive intelligence which is applied as a tool for m...

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USE OF CHEMICALS IN EVERYDAY LIFE USE OF CHEMICALS IN EVERYDAY LIFE

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Dec 23, 2019

A Comprehensive Guide on Various Uses of Chemicals in Daily Life You can find chemistry and the use of chemicals all around you. Even the human body is made up of different chemicals. You might run away from your chemistry class because you don’t want to perform those grueling formulas, but be...

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Chemical Innovation: a new era of growth CHEMICAL INNOVATION: A NEW ERA OF GROWTH

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Dec 23, 2019

The global chemical industry is not new to innovation. Many new chemicals and compounds were discovered and commercialized post World War II. Most of these discoveries were of plastics and polymers, derived mostly from hydrocarbons, particularly petroleum. The chemical industry played an important r...

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What the Chemical Industry Doesn’t Want You to Know WHAT THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY DOESN’T WANT YOU TO KNOW

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Dec 20, 2019

It is no longer news that there are chemicals and carcinogens almost everywhere in our daily lives. However, there aren’t a lot of people who know exactly where, what, and which brands are selling us products that contain toxic substances, let alone how these chemicals are harmful to our healt...

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ALPLA JOINS CROSS-INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM FOR CHEMICAL RECYCLING ALPLA JOINS CROSS-INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM FOR CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Dec 19, 2019

ALPLA Group, an international plastic packaging and recycling specialist, joins a new consortium for chemical recycling of PET. The consortium intends to speed up the commercialisation of enhanced recycling technology, BP Infinia, which turns opaque and difficult-to-recycle PET plastic waste into re...

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ERP for Chemical Industry: Proven Formula for Success and Growth ERP FOR CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: PROVEN FORMULA FOR SUCCESS AND GROWTH

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Dec 18, 2019

Chemical industry is a process-centric sector and business operating in this domain need a customised business management solution to streamline diverse processes and operations. The solution ought to provide quick access to critical data in real time across various departments to help them monitor ...

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Companies changing the face of polymer recycling COMPANIES CHANGING THE FACE OF POLYMER RECYCLING

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Dec 18, 2019

Senior technology analyst at IDTechEx Dr Bryony Core runs through some of the key companies changing the face of polymer recycling, which is considered central to any circular economy. Current mechanical recycling processes face many issues from societal perceptions of recycling, to economic and tec...

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2020 Vision for Chemicals 2020 VISION FOR CHEMICALS

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Dec 18, 2019

As we approach year end, it is only natural to ponder the future. I find this exercise helpful every year, using a calendar trigger to assess future strategies and opportunities. A vision for 2020 seems particularly appropriate, especially for rapidly moving digital transformation activities in the ...

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Raw materials can drastically change the chemical industry RAW MATERIALS CAN DRASTICALLY CHANGE THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 17, 2019

Although several products from the sectors, such as soaps, detergents, and perfumes, are purchased directly by the consumer, others are utilized as intermediates to make other products, For instance, in Europe, around 65% of chemicals manufactured are being used to make products for other sectors in...

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Common Toxic Chemicals — And How To Avoid Them COMMON TOXIC CHEMICALS — AND HOW TO AVOID THEM

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Dec 17, 2019

For better or worse, synthetic chemicals have become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Despite their many useful applications, plenty of these substances also have an extensive history of causing harm. Researchers suspect a good deal more of having similar negative effects, but have not conducted a su...

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How to digitally transform the customer journey in the chemical industry? HOW TO DIGITALLY TRANSFORM THE CUSTOMER JOURNEY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Dec 17, 2019

The digital transformation of the customer journey has been a hot topic for a while now in the chemical industry. There are many ideas on how to approach it but so far nothing major had happened. To answer, it is important to turn to the basics. Essentially, in the chemical industry, customers (form...

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Chemical recycling isn’t the miracle solution it is made out to be CHEMICAL RECYCLING ISN’T THE MIRACLE SOLUTION IT IS MADE OUT TO BE

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Dec 16, 2019

Up until recently, not many had even heard about chemical recycling – now everyone is talking about it. This new buzzword has been portrayed as the solution to all our plastic recycling problems, but what does it actually mean? First of all, the current debate on chemical recycling centers on ...

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Specialized Software & Web Solutions for Chemicals Industry SPECIALIZED SOFTWARE & WEB SOLUTIONS FOR CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Dec 16, 2019

Recent industrial digital transformation has also impacted every area of Chemical industry. Adoption of new generation digital technologies will allow Chemical Industry companies to get closer to their customers and explore new growth opportunities. This will also enable them to explore, implement n...

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The Government of Canada’s Approach to Promote Transparency in Chemicals Management THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA’S APPROACH TO PROMOTE TRANSPARENCY IN CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

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Dec 16, 2019

The Government will accept information and work with someone else as long as they are employed by the company.  However, the critical danger is that the Government of Canada's notification letter may not reach the appropriate person or department and may get lost in the process.  As di...

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Sunlight used to convert plastics into useful chemical SUNLIGHT USED TO CONVERT PLASTICS INTO USEFUL CHEMICAL

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Dec 15, 2019

Scientists here have developed a way to convert plastic waste into useful chemicals using sunlight. This is the first reported process that can completely break down a non-biodegradable plastic such as polyethylene using visible light and a catalyst that does not contain heavy metals, said Assistant...

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Chemical Distribution Market Competitive Analysis & Trends CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION MARKET COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS & TRENDS

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Dec 14, 2019

With the chemicals business taking up inventive measures to counter the log jam in the store network framework, the worldwide chemical distribution market is seeing an average ascent in its valuation. Chemical distributers over the world are embracing economical practices for safe transportation of ...

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5 factors affecting materials handling in the chemical supply chain 5 FACTORS AFFECTING MATERIALS HANDLING IN THE CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Dec 13, 2019

Many external factors affecting materials handling operations in the chemical supply chain are not immediately obvious. Mark Nailer, Industry Manager for Hyster Europe discusses some of the unexpected, but very important, industry trends that chemical handling applications should consider. Businesse...

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PETROCHEMICALS IN GLOBAL OIL DEMAND GROWTH: IEA PETROCHEMICALS IN GLOBAL OIL DEMAND GROWTH: IEA

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Dec 11, 2019

The International Energy Agency said on Friday that petrochemicals are expected to account for more than a quarter of global oil demand growth by 2030, and nearly half of growth by 2050, adding nearly seven million barrels of oil a day by then. According to a major study by the IEA, petrochemicals&n...

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Here HERE'S HOW TO PROPERLY DISPOSE COMMON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

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Dec 11, 2019

People use so many household products that sometimes it's sometimes easy to forget that they need to be disposed properly to avoid harming the environment or causing health issues.  But what's the best way to do that? Is it OK to throw old batteries in the trash? How should the old pain...

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Global Risk Reduction Approaches Put Pressure on PFAS Environmental Screening GLOBAL RISK REDUCTION APPROACHES PUT PRESSURE ON PFAS ENVIRONMENTAL SCREENING

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Dec 11, 2019

In the age of personalized health, it is vital that environmental chemicals that can impact human health are monitored, analyzed and controlled. Exposure to high levels of different per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) can be damaging to human health, and is associated with complications in re...

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Chemical recycling is back, and it CHEMICAL RECYCLING IS BACK, AND IT'S TAKING A SEAT AT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY TABLE

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Dec 10, 2019

Chemical recycling is a process that has been around for more than six decades but was almost unheard of until the so-called “plastic pollution crisis” came into the spotlight. Now, resin producers are looking at anything and everything in an attempt to find solutions for ridding the pla...

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Tips To Have A Clean Air Indoors Without Use of Harmful chemicals TIPS TO HAVE A CLEAN AIR INDOORS WITHOUT USE OF HARMFUL CHEMICALS

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Dec 09, 2019

Imagine walking down the road, and you see every single person wearing anti-pollution dust masks and carrying oxygen tanks for clean air. No, you're not imagining because it's happening in real-time! We wouldn't be able to change the atmosphere outside unless we take necessary actions to...

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When will EPA fully explain and legally justify its reviews of new chemicals under TSCA? WHEN WILL EPA FULLY EXPLAIN AND LEGALLY JUSTIFY ITS REVIEWS OF NEW CHEMICALS UNDER TSCA?

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Dec 09, 2019

Over two years have passed since EPA published its first, highly controversial New Chemicals Decision-Making Framework.  This document attempted to lay out major changes EPA was making, in response to relentless industry pressure, to its reviews of new chemicals entering the market.  Prior...

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WHAT THE OHIO RIVER PETROCHEMICAL SYSTEM MEANS TO URBAN ECONOMIES AND BEYOND? WHAT THE OHIO RIVER PETROCHEMICAL SYSTEM MEANS TO URBAN ECONOMIES AND BEYOND?

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Dec 09, 2019

The plant generated electricity, smoke and ash in the Ohio River Valley from 1944 to 2011. It was one of the hundreds of coal and steel plants dotting the river banks and has been among the most highly industrialized in the country for years. Instead, on July 29, 2016, after a string of detonations ...

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Three Ways that Digitalisation Boosts the Chemical Industry THREE WAYS THAT DIGITALISATION BOOSTS THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 07, 2019

While the adoption of digitalisation in maintenance and R&D are perhaps the most obvious sectors for increased use of data analysis and AI, there is one other significant sector ready for development. There are also some unwanted impacts of going digital. The digitalisation of commercial develop...

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What Is a Chemical and What Isn WHAT IS A CHEMICAL AND WHAT ISN'T A CHEMICAL?

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Dec 07, 2019

A chemical is any substance consisting of matter. This includes any liquid, solid, or gas. A chemical is any pure substance (an element) or any mixture (a solution, compound, or gas). They can either occur naturally or can be created artificially. If anything made of matter is made up of chemicals, ...

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Climate Crusader Campaign Against Chemical Companies Divides Law Firms CLIMATE CRUSADER CAMPAIGN AGAINST CHEMICAL COMPANIES DIVIDES LAW FIRMS

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Dec 06, 2019

An environmental attorney with a history of crusading against oil companies is kickstarting a campaign targeting major chemical companies, according to a watchdog group. One of the attorneys who is targeting oil companies over climate change is doing the same against chemical manufacturers as activi...

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PFAS Sparks a Wave of Litigation in the U.S. Chemical Industry PFAS SPARKS A WAVE OF LITIGATION IN THE U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 05, 2019

In 2019, a wave of litigation related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) emerged in the United States, as several states filed lawsuits against PFAS manufacturers, including DuPont, Chemours and 3M. This legal action accompanies increased regulatory scrutiny of this potentially risky clas...

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Can plastic recycling be fixed? CAN PLASTIC RECYCLING BE FIXED?

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Dec 05, 2019

The problem was massive in scale, but Matanya Horowitz, then a graduate student at the California Institute of Technology, thought he might have a fix. The year was 2012. Plastic recycling facilities were not only expensive, but also horribly inefficient as most of the waste ended up in landfills. B...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical contributes $15 million to Circulate Capital Ocean Fund CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL CONTRIBUTES $15 MILLION TO CIRCULATE CAPITAL OCEAN FUND

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Dec 05, 2019

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC reinforced its commitment to environmental stewardship by making a $15 million investment in the Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF). This is the world’s first investment fund dedicated to incubating and financing companies and infrastructure that prevent ...

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EPA Seeks Information on PFAS for Possible Addition to TRI List of Toxic Chemicals EPA SEEKS INFORMATION ON PFAS FOR POSSIBLE ADDITION TO TRI LIST OF TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Dec 05, 2019

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published an advance notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting information as EPA considers a future rulemaking to add certain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) to the list of toxic chemicals subject to reporting under Section 313 of the Eme...

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Achieving the promise of reduce, reuse, recycle with chemical recycling ACHIEVING THE PROMISE OF REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE WITH CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Dec 04, 2019

There’s no consensus yet on whether chemical recycling is the silver bullet for the growing plastic pollution problem. What is clear, however, is that a solution needs to be found — and fast. Plastic and the use of plastic are not going away anytime soon. This quintessential representati...

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Expansion of  Specialty Chemicals EXPANSION OF SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

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Dec 02, 2019

Horticultural items, creature supplements, and claim to fame synthetic substances advertiser and wholesaler Wilbur-Ellis is growing its decent footing in the North American forte synthetic substances showcase with the obtaining of Nachurs Alpine Solutions (NAS), a producer of strength fluid syntheti...

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Stakeholders continue to roll out chemical recycling ventures STAKEHOLDERS CONTINUE TO ROLL OUT CHEMICAL RECYCLING VENTURES

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Dec 02, 2019

Chemical recycling collaboration: Finnish oil refining and marketing company Neste has teamed up with plastics company Ravago to develop a chemical recycling process for plastic scrap. The companies are collaborating to turn even mixed and colored plastics into feedstock for production of new plasti...

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Will recycling save the world from plastic waste? WILL RECYCLING SAVE THE WORLD FROM PLASTIC WASTE?

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Dec 02, 2019

The idea of recycling has been around for a while. The recycling symbol was introduced over 40 years ago, but according to Ellen MacArthur Foundation, today only 14% of plastic packaging is collected, and only 2% is recycled into the same quality material. Out of the 8,3 billion metric tons of virgi...

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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TRENDS – A NEW FUTURE AHEAD CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TRENDS – A NEW FUTURE AHEAD

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Nov 28, 2019

The future of the chemical industry is going to transform and change drastically. Even the companies which are connected to chemical industries need to bring evolution. They need to maintain competitive behavior in their work culture and take every challenge as an opportunity to grow in the new mark...

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Why are chemicals more problematic than most hazards? WHY ARE CHEMICALS MORE PROBLEMATIC THAN MOST HAZARDS?

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Nov 28, 2019

Chemical suit fabric cannot be breathable; it must be an effective barrier to a whole range of nasty substances. If the fabric allows air to permeate through, it's likely to allow those nasty substances through as well. Furthermore, chemical suits cover the whole body and may be sealed to other ...

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Hazardous Chemicals & the GHS: Safety Data Sheets HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS & THE GHS: SAFETY DATA SHEETS

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Nov 28, 2019

Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) can provide a huge amount of valuable information, but on their own, don't outline how to safely use a chemical in your workplace.   Whilst an SDS outlines a range of chemical properties and general safety information, the generic information documented in an ...

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EPA mulling Toxics Release Inventory listing for PFAS EPA MULLING TOXICS RELEASE INVENTORY LISTING FOR PFAS

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Nov 28, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering increasing the monitoring of a cancer-linked chemical that has been leaching into the water supply. Their efforts focus on a class of chemicals abbreviated as PFAS, which are used on a variety of nonstick products like raincoats and cookware. ...

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New catalyst turns waste CO2 into valuable commodity chemical NEW CATALYST TURNS WASTE CO2 INTO VALUABLE COMMODITY CHEMICAL

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Nov 28, 2019

In the hopes of slowing climate change, researchers are seeking ways to get rid of planet-warming carbon dioxide. Making something valuable from it in the process, such as commodity chemicals, is a double win. Researchers at the University of Toronto and the California Institute of Technology now re...

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ACC launches five Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) risk evaluation consortia ACC LAUNCHES FIVE TOXIC SUBSTANCE CONTROL ACT (TSCA) RISK EVALUATION CONSORTIA

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Nov 28, 2019

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced the formation of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Risk Evaluation Consortia to inform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) risk evaluation of five chemicals: 1,3-butadiene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene (p-DCB), formaldehyde, phthalic anhydrid...

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How a US-UK trade deal threatens our protection from hazardous chemicals HOW A US-UK TRADE DEAL THREATENS OUR PROTECTION FROM HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Nov 27, 2019

A central tenet of Brexit has long been the promise of free trade agreements for the UK outside the EU. Specifically, a US-UK trade deal is trumpeted as the single biggest economic benefit of Brexit, though the prospect alone has already sparked heated debate. It is clear that a US-UK trade deal is ...

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IRPC TO FOCUS ON SPECIALITY PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS IRPC TO FOCUS ON SPECIALITY PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTS

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Nov 26, 2019

In the coming years, SET-listed IRPC Plc will continue to focus on speciality petroleum and petrochemical products to avoid the high competitiveness of commodity-grade products on the global market.
Senior Executive Vice President of Corporate Accounting and Finance Nidcha Jirametthanakij sai...

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Why Focusing Your Digital Transformation is Critical in Refining & Petrochemicals WHY FOCUSING YOUR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS CRITICAL IN REFINING & PETROCHEMICALS

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Nov 26, 2019

Digital Transformation, is moving toward this designation. It is a powerful term that denotes the application of technology to improve the way we get work done. It is incredibly broad because technology can reach every corner of the enterprise, so it means radically different things to different peo...

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New technique uses steam to make smelly plastics recyclable NEW TECHNIQUE USES STEAM TO MAKE SMELLY PLASTICS RECYCLABLE

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Nov 26, 2019

Although chemicals, foods and other odorous substances are often sold in recyclable plastic containers, sometimes the smells absorbed by the plastic make it unsuitable for recycling. A new process, however, is claimed to get the stink out. The procedure begins with used plastic containers being sort...

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IS IT POSSIBLE FOR IRAQ TO BECOME A LEADING PETROCHEMICALS PLAYER WORLDWIDE? IS IT POSSIBLE FOR IRAQ TO BECOME A LEADING PETROCHEMICALS PLAYER WORLDWIDE?

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Nov 25, 2019

Ideally, we see no backing why Iraq cannot develop into one of the primary manufacturers of petrochemicals globally, considering the huge amount of oil and gas assets it has been gifted with. Lastly, with a comparatively little oil price complex and the trade of its crude expected to decrease in Oct...

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The Basics of Transporting Chemical Waste THE BASICS OF TRANSPORTING CHEMICAL WASTE

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Nov 25, 2019

Chemical waste is transported through hazardous waste transporters through rail, water, air, or highway from one site to another. These transporters have an essential role in the management of hazardous waste systems as they take it from the point of generation to its final destination. This system ...

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ABB Chemicals & Refining – safe, smart & sustainable ABB CHEMICALS & REFINING – SAFE, SMART & SUSTAINABLE

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Nov 25, 2019

As global demand for energy and chemicals continues to grow, Oil, Gas and Chemical companies are faced with the challenge of increasing output with greater efficiency. ABB helps these companies reduce energy consumption, emissions and waste while increasing the health, safety and security of their w...

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Now, convert toxic pollutant into useful chemical NOW, CONVERT TOXIC POLLUTANT INTO USEFUL CHEMICAL

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Nov 24, 2019

Researchers have developed a novel material that can capture the toxic air pollutant nitrogen dioxide which is produced during the combustion of fossil fuels, an advance that can lead to better air pollution control, and remediation technologies. The study, published in the journal Nature Chemistry,...

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EPA modifies regulations for chemical storage EPA MODIFIES REGULATIONS FOR CHEMICAL STORAGE

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Nov 22, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday released modified standards regarding the storage of dangerous chemicals. Proponents of the change say the new standards will improve public safety, while opponents argue that the revisions “undo critical safety measures” put into place und...

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Hazardous Chemicals & the GHS: An Introduction HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS & THE GHS: AN INTRODUCTION

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Nov 22, 2019

Ironically, the (deep breath) Global Harmonised System (GHS) of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals was meant to make things easier, but for some, the management of hazardous chemicals seemed to get more complex with its introduction. The previous management regime was already complex enough, ...

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BASF introduces innovative leveling agents for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings BASF INTRODUCES INNOVATIVE LEVELING AGENTS FOR SOLVENT-BORNE AND SOLVENT-FREE COATINGS

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Nov 20, 2019

BASF has globally launched two innovative polyacrylate-based leveling agents: Efka® FL 3750 and Efka® FL 3755, which are specifically developed for all solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings. Efka® FL 3750 and Efka® FL 3755 demonstrate brilliant compatibility in solvent-borne resin ...

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What Are the Biggest Challenges Faced by Chemical Manufacturers? WHAT ARE THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES FACED BY CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS?

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Nov 19, 2019

A company’s lack of agility will significantly affect their ability to be competitive. The chemical industry being highly volatile, requires the players in this sector to evolve and adapt themselves to the changing market conditions constantly,” says a chemical industry expert at Infinit...

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The plastics industry is changing – because it has to THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY IS CHANGING – BECAUSE IT HAS TO

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Nov 18, 2019

That’s the general consensus among some of Europe’s leading plastic industry commentators – the very people working to re-shape the industry. While plastic, in its myriad forms is ingrained in every aspect of our life, ‘plastiphobia’ has entered the vernacular as a cond...

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5 quick ways to minimise chemical spill risk 5 QUICK WAYS TO MINIMISE CHEMICAL SPILL RISK

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Nov 18, 2019

Chemical spills interrupt production, place your workers at risk, cause fires and explosions, put you in breach of Australian WHS Regulations and can seriously damage the reputation of your business. In this blog we’ll be presenting 5 quick ways to minimise chemical spill risk — particul...

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Ohio State researcher developing app to detect dangerous chemicals in homes OHIO STATE RESEARCHER DEVELOPING APP TO DETECT DANGEROUS CHEMICALS IN HOMES

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Nov 18, 2019

A local researcher is gearing up to reveal a new app that would allow families to keep tabs on the chemicals within the air inside their homes. "We spend 90% of our time indoors and the air in most of our homes contains formaldehyde. Formaldehyde exposure can worsen health," said Dr. Karen...

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New way to break Carbon Dioxide into useful chemicals NEW WAY TO BREAK CARBON DIOXIDE INTO USEFUL CHEMICALS

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Nov 18, 2019

A novel catalyst breaks carbon dioxide into useful chemicals faster, cheaper, and more efficiently than the standard method, an advance that could make it possible to economically turn CO2 into fuels, scientists say. The extra carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is changing the planet’s climate, ...

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The Role of Chemical Recycling in a Circular Economy and Effective Waste Management THE ROLE OF CHEMICAL RECYCLING IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY AND EFFECTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Nov 18, 2019

Chemical recycling as waste recycling using effective waste conversion technology is essential for a working circular economy. Illinois and Ohio have become the most recent states to pass laws making it easier to build chemical recycling facilities, regulating them as recycling operations rather tha...

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Collaboration in the Chemicals Supply Chain COLLABORATION IN THE CHEMICALS SUPPLY CHAIN

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Nov 14, 2019

In the world of global chemicals, supply chain efficiency is being challenged by growing operational complexity. In a Deloitte survey of process industry executives, supply chain was the top priority for future digital investment.    Our customers strive to achieve sustainable states ...

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Eastman collaborates with NB Coatings to offer sustainable automotive plastic EASTMAN COLLABORATES WITH NB COATINGS TO OFFER SUSTAINABLE AUTOMOTIVE PLASTIC

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Nov 14, 2019

Eastman announces its collaboration with NB Coatings to create a new solution for interior Class A painted surfaces with Trēva™ engineering bioplastic. Trēva offers a viable option for companies interested in creating sustainable, cost-effective products. With the recent commercialization of i...

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How Chemical Processes Influence Fracture Pattern Development HOW CHEMICAL PROCESSES INFLUENCE FRACTURE PATTERN DEVELOPMENT

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Nov 14, 2019

Many tools of chemical analysis, experimentation, modeling, and theory have the potential to increase our understanding of how fracture patterns develop at different geological time scales. Understanding how fractures develop in rocks has been a challenging area of research in the Earth sciences for...

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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Oil refiner starts chemical recycling collaboration OIL REFINER STARTS CHEMICAL RECYCLING COLLABORATION

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Nov 12, 2019

Neste, a provider of renewable diesel, renewable jet fuel, and an expert in delivering drop-in renewable chemical solutions, and Ravago, a distributor and recycler of polymers, are joining forces to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste with the aim to reach significant industrial scale. Neste...

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POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS POLY HELPS EMPOWER CONTACT CENTER WORKERS

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Nov 11, 2019

It’s a well-documented trend that the rise of digital channels such as webchat, apps, FAQs, etc., has led to a change in the way contact centers handle interactions. The routine, “easy” interactions are now handled by self-service channels. Deflecting these low-value interactions h...

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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

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Nov 08, 2019

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

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Two Large Barriers to Widescale AI Adoption in Chemical Manufacturing TWO LARGE BARRIERS TO WIDESCALE AI ADOPTION IN CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Nov 08, 2019

A report by Accenture postulated $550 billion could be unlocked for the chemical industry in the next decade by digitalization. Though chemical companies are eager to embrace opportunities that will enhance efficiency and boost revenue and profitability, few have fully harnessed the available tools....

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Easyconnect seals chemical transfer EASYCONNECT SEALS CHEMICAL TRANSFER

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AT OHIO PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AT OHIO

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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NEW AGREEMENTS FOR GROWTH OF THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY NEW AGREEMENTS FOR GROWTH OF THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 04, 2019

An agreement is signed by ACNCEC and Baltic chemical Complex (a subsidiary of RusGasDobycha) to construct a 13.3bn petrochemical plant to be the largest within the global. The deal will see China National Chemical Engineering Company (CNCEC) build the baltic chemical complex and take them on the rol...

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IMPROVING CHEMICAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES WITH IIOT AND AI TECHNOLOGIES IMPROVING CHEMICAL PRODUCTION PROCESSES WITH IIOT AND AI TECHNOLOGIES

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Nov 04, 2019

Efficient filtration is an essential process step in the chemical industry if you want to guarantee consistently high product quality. The filter press has long been established as one of the most common products for filtration, but extensive changes over the decades mean that today’s version ...

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

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Nov 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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NEW SOFTWARE FOR PETROCHEMICAL NEW SOFTWARE FOR PETROCHEMICAL

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE BUILDING MORE PRODUCTIVITY INTO OUR HEADSETS WITH AMAZON ALEXA AND TILE

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Oct 23, 2019

If you’re like me, one of the first things you do when you leave the house in the morning is put on your headset. I may be joining a meeting, calling a friend, getting coffee – sometimes all three – before I even set foot in the office. When I get to work, I’m collaborating w...

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POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS POLY STUDIO IS NOW CERTIFIED FOR MICROSOFT TEAMS

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Oct 22, 2019

It seems like every photo shown of a business in action these days features a bunch of people in a huddle room, looking productive – just like our own Poly beauty shot below. But the technology that is IN the room really matters most to the people who are joining remotely – the people NO...

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MAKING INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GREEN MAKING INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GREEN

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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Digitalization in the petrochemical industry DIGITALIZATION IN THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS? WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS?

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 06, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 27, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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Chemical recycling: Step in the right direction CHEMICAL RECYCLING: STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

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Sep 26, 2019

ChemRecEurope also welcomes the recognition from ZWE that the plastic to plastic (P2P) process counts as ‘Recycling’ according to the EU definition of ‘Recycling’. Although ChemRecEurope agrees that the environmental impact plays an important role, we regret the suggested hie...

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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Diamond Chemical Compnay Announces Acquisition DIAMOND CHEMICAL COMPNAY ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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Using Data-Driven Insights to Convert Downtime to Uptime in the Chemicals Industry USING DATA-DRIVEN INSIGHTS TO CONVERT DOWNTIME TO UPTIME IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Sep 24, 2019

Chemicals manufacturing encompasses a broader array of sub-verticals — ranging from petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals to mining and oil & gas processing — than virtually any other industry. Yet, all large-scale chemicals manufacturers share a common challenge: minimizing unplanned d...

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

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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EPA evaluations for TSCA chemicals EPA EVALUATIONS FOR TSCA CHEMICALS

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Sep 22, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 18, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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Hazardous Area Signaling Equipment Market HAZARDOUS AREA SIGNALING EQUIPMENT MARKET

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 08, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 04, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Sep 03, 2019

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

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

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Aug 30, 2019

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

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

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Aug 29, 2019

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

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

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Aug 28, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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

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Aug 24, 2019

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

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

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Aug 23, 2019

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

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

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Aug 22, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 21, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 20, 2019

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

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

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Aug 19, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 15, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER DIVERSE VOICES STRENGTHEN BRAND CHARACTER

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 14, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 12, 2019

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

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

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Aug 11, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 09, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 08, 2019

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

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

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Aug 07, 2019

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

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

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Aug 06, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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

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Aug 05, 2019

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

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How can the Intelligent Enterprise impact Chemical Companies? HOW CAN THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE IMPACT CHEMICAL COMPANIES?

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Aug 03, 2019

Chemical companies face challenges from numerous areas. These include the changing price of raw materials and geopolitical climates, erratic demand patterns, mass commoditization and customization of products, complex supply chains, the transition to digitalization, competition from new companies, a...

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 02, 2019

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

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

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Aug 01, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 31, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 29, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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Digitalisation in the Chemicals Industry DIGITALISATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 25, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 24, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 23, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 22, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 19, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 18, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 17, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 16, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 15, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 12, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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Process for Chemical Exposure Branding PROCESS FOR CHEMICAL EXPOSURE BRANDING

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 11, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 10, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 09, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 08, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 05, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 04, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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


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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 03, 2019

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

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

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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

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Jul 02, 2019

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

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

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Jul 01, 2019

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

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

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Jun 30, 2019

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

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

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Jun 30, 2019

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

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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Jun 28, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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

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Jun 27, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 26, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 25, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 24, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 21, 2019

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

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

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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New Tool For Chemicals Boost NEW TOOL FOR CHEMICALS BOOST

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Jun 20, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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

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Jun 19, 2019

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

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What WHAT'S THE MOST TOXIC CHEMICAL?

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 18, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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THE CASE FOR CONCENTRATED CHEMICALS THE CASE FOR CONCENTRATED CHEMICALS

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 17, 2019

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

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

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Jun 14, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 13, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 12, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 11, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 10, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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

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Jun 06, 2019

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

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Pricing in the Chemical Industry PRICING IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 06, 2019