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Sunscreen Chemicals and Marine Life SUNSCREEN CHEMICALS AND MARINE LIFE

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Jul 19, 2019

Healthy coral reefs are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. They provide billions of dollars in economic and environmental services, such as food, coastal protection, and tourism. However, coral ecosystems around the world face serious thre...

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Hazard Wheel HAZARD WHEEL

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Jul 16, 2019

While hazard identification by itself won't keep you or your employees safe while working on the job, it is one of the first steps needed to eliminate or mitigate the risk associated with a specific work activity. Hazard Identification is also a ...

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Hazardous chemicals Safety HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS SAFETY

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Jul 16, 2019

Manufacturers and importers of hazardous substances are legally obliged to include warning labels and Safety Data Sheets with their products. This information  Hazardous chemicals may present an immediate or long term risk to human health throug...

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Forrester Total Economic Report Shows a 405% ROI on 6sense FORRESTER TOTAL ECONOMIC REPORT SHOWS A 405% ROI ON 6SENSE

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Jul 15, 2019

Calculating ROI has become a requirement for any corporate investment, across all business functions. Gone are the days when B2B marketers could attribute their spend to “branding.” Today, they’re being forced to provide concrete sp...

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A chemical peel is a treatment A CHEMICAL PEEL IS A TREATMENT

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Jul 15, 2019

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and le...

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Petrochemical Manufacturing Basics PETROCHEMICAL MANUFACTURING BASICS

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Jul 12, 2019

Have you ever wondered how crude oil or natural gas is processed, and how it becomes the building blocks of products we use everyday? This infographic gives a basic snapshot of how petrochemical manufacturing works.

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How Dangerous Is Your House? HOW DANGEROUS IS YOUR HOUSE?

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Jul 11, 2019

How Dangerous Is Your House? is a new infographic from Ecomom.com, and designed by Column Five Media.  I love the content in this one!  In fact it reminded me to talk with my son about some of these, however, the overall design has WAY too ...

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Chemical Manufacturing Companies Going Green CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING COMPANIES GOING GREEN

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Jul 10, 2019

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Utilities global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global Utilities market, and provides information on the market characteristics, tr...

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BEWARE OF HAZARDOUS WESTE BEWARE OF HAZARDOUS WESTE

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Jul 09, 2019

Eden Hazard himself admitted after the game that solo effort against West Ham was "something special". Eden Hazard turned on the style as Chelsea beat West Ham United 2-0 at Stamford Bridge to move into third place in the Premier League sta...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Marketing Automation Study Infographic THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B MARKETING AUTOMATION STUDY INFOGRAPHIC

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Jul 08, 2019

Does the organization have a valid and agreed-upon process of what its revenue engine looks like?  Is the marketing function speaking the same language as the sales team? Or are they focusing only on the lead when sales is more interested in pre...

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How Chemicals Enter the Body HOW CHEMICALS ENTER THE BODY

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Jul 04, 2019

Hazardous chemicals in the air can be breathed in and can cause harm to the body. Some hazardous chemicals injure the skin directly, or can be absorbed into the body through skin. Contact with some hazardous chemicals can cause injury to the eyes. Ha...

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Chemical Exposures CHEMICAL EXPOSURES

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Jul 02, 2019

Modern society has seen an explosion in the commercial use of new chemical compounds. An estimated 80,000 industrial chemicals are in everyday use but only a small fraction of these have been tested for basic human health effects and we have even les...

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WHICH PLASTIC IS RIGHT FOR ME WHICH PLASTIC IS RIGHT FOR ME

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Jun 28, 2019

Find out how plastics are made, from the first molecules to final product, by learning plastics chemistry from Plastics Make It Possible. ... materials, understanding their basic construction is easy. Well, at least for me  All successful chemic...

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PETROCHEMICALS ARE ALL AROUND US PETROCHEMICALS ARE ALL AROUND US

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Jun 27, 2019

Petrochemicals are one of the key blind spots in the global energy debate, especially given the influence they will exert on .... Petrochemicals are all around us. 5. Petrochemicals are all around us. Our everyday lives depend on products made from p...

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Plastics are polluting our oceans PLASTICS ARE POLLUTING OUR OCEANS

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Jun 27, 2019

The oceans are polluted, with repercussions for all species, including humans. That reality has inspired a virtual special issue of research published in Elsevier journals, and an infographic,  Plastics Recycling: Two and a Half Decades of Growt...

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Categories of Hazards CATEGORIES OF HAZARDS

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Jun 27, 2019

Anything that could introduce an unwanted chemical into your food Watch out for: Food in contact with cleaning chemicals Unintentional contact with common food allergens, such as peanuts or seafood
Improper use of food additives during prepara...

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Metalworking Chemical Safety METALWORKING CHEMICAL SAFETY

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Jun 26, 2019

Metalworkers are accustomed to working in hazardous environments. Plants, factories, workshops and construction sites all come with unique safety risks. It’s understandable to focus on being cautious when operating machinery or cutting sheet me...

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Job Hazard Analysis JOB HAZARD ANALYSIS

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Jun 25, 2019

The Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) is a logical system for identifying safety issues and applying controls. This infographic describes the steps of the JHA, and how you can use this system to make your workplace safer. Part of this responsibility includes...

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Why Content for Search Engine Optimization (SEO) WHY CONTENT FOR SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION (SEO)

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Jun 24, 2019

If you’re in B2B marketing, I would challenge you to think outside the box and do things that no one else is doing. The higher you can stand, the smaller everyone else seems and the farther you can distance yourself from the competition to show...

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SAFETY OF CHEMISTRY SAFETY OF CHEMISTRY

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Jun 24, 2019

Safety Attire and Equipment When working with chemicals, chemical safety goggles, gloves, and a lab coat should be the first pieces of equipment on your list. Advanced experiments sometimes require special equipment, such as a fume hood. ... This pam...

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The Dangers of Hazardous Waste THE DANGERS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE

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Jun 21, 2019

What is Hazardous Waste? Hazardous wastes come in many different forms: toxic waste, chemical waste, nuclear waste, medical waste, and so on. Hazardous wastes must often be removed from the facility where they were generated, for storage, treatment, ...

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HOW DANGEROUS IS YOU HOUSE HOW DANGEROUS IS YOU HOUSE

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Jun 20, 2019

Did you know the  chemicals you are using the keep your home could actually be causing! damage to your at common household cleaning prodocuct

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Why we should avoid burning plastic WHY WE SHOULD AVOID BURNING PLASTIC

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Jun 19, 2019

Setting fire to garbage such as garden waste is a common way of disposing of it. But if there are plastics in the garbage, they release toxic chemicals when burnt. Burning plastic releases toxic chemicals into the environment! The toxic chemicals fro...

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T&D ARE  SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTORS TO THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY T&D ARE SPECIALIST DISTRIBUTORS TO THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 18, 2019

The petrochemical industry is concerned with the production and trade of petrochemicals. It directly interfaces with the petroleum industry, especially the Petrochemicals are chemical products derived from petroleum. Some chemical compounds ... The l...

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PPG Advances Sustainability to Protect and Beautify the World PPG ADVANCES SUSTAINABILITY TO PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD

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Jun 17, 2019

PPG embedded additional sustainable practices into its operations, introduced new sustainably advantaged products for customers, achieved a record low in injury cases across the company, advanced its global community engagement initiatives, and furth...

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Environmental Chemical  Infographic ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMICAL INFOGRAPHIC

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Jun 17, 2019

The Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering provides a forum for the publication of original research on the development of sustainable technologies focusing on water and wastewater treatment and reuse; pollution prevention; resource recovery o...

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CHEMICAL AWARENESS CHEMICAL AWARENESS

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Jun 13, 2019

Even though the numbers of chemicals released by factones are now lower compared to the 990's. there are still left oven that are harmful to both living species and humans.The following are sample calculations of chemicals released from the areas...

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Globally Harmonized System Of Classification And Labeling of Chemicals GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELING OF CHEMICALS

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Jun 11, 2019

Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals It is a system for standardizing how chemicals are labeled and classified across the globe. GHS is a set of recommendations. Countries can decide which parts of GHS to comply with...

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How does NOAA help clean up oil and chemical spills? HOW DOES NOAA HELP CLEAN UP OIL AND CHEMICAL SPILLS?

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May 30, 2019

Just like we may need sponges, scrub brushes, and a disinfectant to expel a mess in our house or yard, emergency responders employ a variety of tools and techniques to remove oil and chemicals spilled in our rivers, bays, and oceans, and washed up on...

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5 EASY WAYS HOW TO REDUCE TOXINS CHEMICAL IN YOUR HOME 5 EASY WAYS HOW TO REDUCE TOXINS CHEMICAL IN YOUR HOME

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May 28, 2019

Your chemical load can have a profound impact on your health – heavy metals are extremely detrimental to your neurological functioning, phthalates can disrupt your endocrine balance and lead to hormonal dysfunction, and other PBDEs can seriousl...

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IMO 2020: Are you ready? IMO 2020: ARE YOU READY?

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May 27, 2019

With the aim of significantly reducing sulphur dioxide emissions from ships, the impending IMO regulations will reduce the global allowable sulphur content in bunker fuel oil to 0.5%, from 3.5%, starting on 1 January 2020.Overall, it will be very cha...

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Global Petrochemicals Market GLOBAL PETROCHEMICALS MARKET

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May 27, 2019

The global petrochemicals market is expected to register a CAGR of 8.06% to reach around USD 943.5 billion by the end of 2023. Petrochemicals is a complex . A new report by Transparency Market Research predicts that the global petrochemical marke.

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Arc flash accidents cause of hazardous ARC FLASH ACCIDENTS CAUSE OF HAZARDOUS

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May 22, 2019

An arc flash happens when electric current flows through an air gap between conductors. Accidents caused by touching a test probe to the wrong surface or slipped tool are the most common cause of an arcing fault.

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Personal protective equipment in chemical industry PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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May 21, 2019

Personal protective equipment in chemical industry.Personal protective equipment, or PPE, is designed to provide protection from serious injuries or illnesses resulting from contact with chemical, radiological, physical, electrical, mechanical, or ot...

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Hidden Dangers in Personal Care Products HIDDEN DANGERS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

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May 20, 2019

Your skin is your body’s largest organ and first line of defense. This “covering” is a complex system made up of nerves, glands, and cell layers, each having a role in your health. It serves as a buffer that helps protect you from e...

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The Truth About Plastic & Its Impact on Our Planet THE TRUTH ABOUT PLASTIC & ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET

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May 03, 2019

It’s no secret that plastic production and consumption are destroying the ocean and animals—both marine and land—that we love so dearly. It’s easy to think you’re not part of the problem and pawn off responsibility on la...

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7 Easy Things You Can Do to Reduce Plastic Pollution 7 EASY THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION

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May 03, 2019

7 Easy Things You Can Do to Reduce Plastic Pollution.It’s easy to think you’re not part of the problem and pawn off responsibility on large corporations and people who litter, but anyone who consistently purchases plastic products contrib...

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Issues Affecting the Chemical Value Chain ISSUES AFFECTING THE CHEMICAL VALUE CHAIN

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Apr 25, 2019

Mining & Minerals Will rare earth compounds and their use in permanent magnets benefit from the boom of electrical cars? Coating crurj What are the most important technological efforts in the coatings industry? Industrial Gases Helium markets: Ho...

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How to Create a Non-Toxic, Pest-Resistant Garden HOW TO CREATE A NON-TOXIC, PEST-RESISTANT GARDEN

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Apr 23, 2019

Yet, as a nature-lover, you obviously choose not to resort to using harmful toxic chemicals that can also poison foraging pests. This infographic is a comprehensive gardener’s guide on natural pest-resistant plants, paired plants that work toge...

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Lab Safety Rules:Science labs pose hazards that require safety precautions. LAB SAFETY RULES:SCIENCE LABS POSE HAZARDS THAT REQUIRE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

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Apr 17, 2019

Having a strong set of overall laboratory safety rules is essential to avoiding disasters in the lab. These basic rules provide behavior, hygiene, and safety information to avoid accidents in the laboratory.  Laboratory specific safety rules may...

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Hazardous Waste Management HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Mar 26, 2019

What is Hazardous Waste? Hazardous wastes come in many different forms: toxic waste, chemical waste, nuclear waste, medical waste, and so on. Hazardous wastes must often be removed from the facility where they were generated, for storage, treatment, ...

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70 Years of Innovation in Spectroscopy 70 YEARS OF INNOVATION IN SPECTROSCOPY

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Mar 13, 2019

Today, Agilent’s comprehensive and time-tested Spectroscopy portfolios (Molecular and Atomic) offer some of the most powerful and reliable solutions for diverse markets, such as: (Bio) Pharmaceutical Energy and chemical.

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The Chemistry of Petrol and Diesel THE CHEMISTRY OF PETROL AND DIESEL

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Mar 12, 2019

The following infographic shows the difference between diesel, unleaded petrol and leaded petrol. Diesel automobiles are popular in Europe. All cars in the US run on petrol. Trucks however use diesel. Unlike petrol, diesel is considered to be more po...

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Strategic imperatives for chemicals companies STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES FOR CHEMICALS COMPANIES

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Mar 12, 2019

The global chemical industry is riding a wave of strong growth and high margins, but its ability to continue this momentum depends on how it reacts to three long-term developments—advanced manufacturing technologies, digital transformation, and...

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GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL HAZARD WASTE MANAGEMENT GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL HAZARD WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Mar 12, 2019

Stingerd regulations and policies supporting the growth of hazardous waste management services — Growing industdalisation and expansion of hazardous waste types will increase waste volumes and drive the need for management — Grcular econo...

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Evolution of Chemical Production EVOLUTION OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTION

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Mar 08, 2019

Since the introduction of regulations on chemical production in 1976, there has been a lot of development and research within the chemical industry. The use of chemicals in manufactured products increased and thus the dangers of chemicals increased. ...

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Pine Chemistry: Essential to society for over 80 years. PINE CHEMISTRY: ESSENTIAL TO SOCIETY FOR OVER 80 YEARS.

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Mar 04, 2019

Used to make roads, highways and sidewalks, all of which are necessary in a modern society An important ingredient in paints, allowing for major home and office renovations $2 billion enterprise provides thousands of jobs across the country Used in r...

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THE FACTS ABOUT ETHYLENE OXIDE THE FACTS ABOUT ETHYLENE OXIDE

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Mar 01, 2019

A versatile chemical building block, ethylene oxide is primarily used in industrial manufacturing operations to make other chemicals. Ethylene oxide and its derivatives help make a variety of products we use every day.

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Avoid chemicals in your lawn and garden AVOID CHEMICALS IN YOUR LAWN AND GARDEN

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Feb 26, 2019

As a Conservation Committee of Sierra Club’s Southeastern PA Group, Don’t Spray Me! helps implement, in Chester County, Sierra Club’s goal of cutting back human practices harmful to nature and human health.

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ACC Phthalates Automotive Infographic ACC PHTHALATES AUTOMOTIVE INFOGRAPHIC

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Feb 25, 2019

PVC and acrylic plastisol sealants made with high phthalates are used in wheel wells, underbody coatings and paint to maximize performance and extend the life of the product through the wear-and-tear of everyday vehicle use.

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Periodic Graphics: Do air pollution masks work? PERIODIC GRAPHICS: DO AIR POLLUTION MASKS WORK?

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Feb 17, 2019

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning investigates the efficiency of the masks and what they do and don’t filter out.

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Oil and Gas Industry Infographics OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY INFOGRAPHICS

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Feb 15, 2019

Oil and Gas Industry Infographics Template. Three different backgrounds with thematic icons set.

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The 101 on E-cigarettes Infographic THE 101 ON E-CIGARETTES INFOGRAPHIC

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Feb 13, 2019

Vaping is the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol, often referred to as vapor, which is produced by an e-cigarette or similar device. The term is used because e-cigarettes do not produce tobacco smoke, but rather an aerosol, often mistaken for w...

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Cutting-Edge University Research Confirms Safe Exposure Level for Formaldehyde CUTTING-EDGE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH CONFIRMS SAFE EXPOSURE LEVEL FOR FORMALDEHYDE

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Feb 08, 2019

Since the 1990s, published research has consistently demonstrated that safe thresholds for formaldehyde exposure exist. In 2011, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) identified understanding the effects of inhaled formaldehyde vs. formaldehyde prod...

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ChemMonthly January 2019 CHEMMONTHLY JANUARY 2019

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Feb 05, 2019

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new type of 3D printer, a new form of nanotubes based on benzene, and more! Larger summary images for each item are provided below, along with...

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Five black chemists who made a difference FIVE BLACK CHEMISTS WHO MADE A DIFFERENCE

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Feb 02, 2019

St. Elmo Brady (1884-1966) was the first African-American to receive a Ph.D. in chemistry in the U.S. After receiving his doctoral degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1916, Brady taught and held leadership roles at historica...

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ChemSci Pick of the Week CHEMSCI PICK OF THE WEEK

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Jan 30, 2019

As part of our ChemSci Pick of the Week scheme, two of our newest Picks now come with handy infographics! Check them out below:Hollow nanoreactors for Pd-catalyzed Suzuki–Miyaura coupling and O-propargyl cleavage reactions in bio-relevant aqueo...

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Plastics Breakdown - One World One Ocean PLASTICS BREAKDOWN - ONE WORLD ONE OCEAN

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Jan 25, 2019

We've been posting on plastic ocean pollution all week in advance of International Coastal Cleanup Day, happening tomorrow. It's an amazing event that removes literally tons of plastic from coastlines and waterways around the world every year...

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Chemicals in Cigarettes and Tobacco: What CHEMICALS IN CIGARETTES AND TOBACCO: WHAT'S BURNING?

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Jan 17, 2019

Over 4,000 chemical compounds are created when you light up.  Learn about the dangers of smoking: Facts, 443,000 people die from smoking or secondhand smoke each year, Over 539 additives are used in the manufacturing of cigarettes.

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Carbon Hydrogen Oxygen Nitrogen (CHON) infographic CARBON HYDROGEN OXYGEN NITROGEN (CHON) INFOGRAPHIC

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Jan 16, 2019

This is simple infographic gives information about the four most common elements. This could be used as a reading in conjunction with instruction on matter and basic chemistry, with a focus on photosynthesis since plants use all four of these element...

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Difference Between Hazard and Risk DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HAZARD AND RISK

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Jan 16, 2019

This infographic will help you understand the difference between hazard and risk, two terms that are often incorrectly used as synonyms. A hazard is something that has the potential to cause harm while risk is the likelihood of harm taking place, bas...

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2019 Top Trends in Chemical and Material Industry 2019 TOP TRENDS IN CHEMICAL AND MATERIAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 16, 2019

2019 Top Trends in Chemical and Material Industry. The liquid silicone rubber market will show growth during the coming years due to the rising demand for wearable technology devices. Medical grade LSR is expected to witness a CAGR of around 9.5% til...

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A timeline of the discoveries of the chemical elements A TIMELINE OF THE DISCOVERIES OF THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS

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Jan 15, 2019

As it’s the International Year of the Periodic Table, I decided to revisit this old timeline of element discoveries I put together five years ago. The old version was a little in need of visual improvement, as well as updating to include the el...

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Household Hazardous Waste HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

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Jan 12, 2019

Disposing of toxic materials in your trash, down the drain, or on the ground can seriously impact our environment and public health. Household hazardous wastes can contaminate septic tanks, wastewater treatment systems, ground water, and even our dri...

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Chemical Safety CHEMICAL SAFETY

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Jan 11, 2019

A chemical substance is a material with a specific chemical composition. Water is an example of a chemical substance - it always hasthe same number of hydrogens and oxygen (e.g. H2O). Some everyday chemicals include cleaning materials, cosmetics, pla...

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Pesticide and other agricultural chemicals market PESTICIDE AND OTHER AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS MARKET

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Dec 31, 2018

This infographic is sourced from The Business Research Company`s Pesticide and Other Agricultural Chemicals global market report. The report provides an overview of the historic, current and forecast global pesticide and other Agricultural Chemicals ...

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TiO2 in North America: The Road Ahead TIO2 IN NORTH AMERICA: THE ROAD AHEAD

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Dec 29, 2018

The near-term North America titanium dioxide (TiO2) landscape includes signs of returning demand and restored pricing power early next year. The potential culmination of a long-proposed merger between two pigment manufacturers, and further developmen...

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Sources of Hazardous Energy: Do you know where they are? SOURCES OF HAZARDOUS ENERGY: DO YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE?

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Dec 28, 2018

Before you begin your lockout process, you need to correctly identify sources of hazardous energy, including some often overlooked sources! Ensure you're aware of all of the hazardous energy sources in your workplace. Chemical energy is created b...

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ChemMonthly December 2018: A new type of bonding, ‘reverse racemisation’, and fluorinated compounds in cosmetics CHEMMONTHLY DECEMBER 2018: A NEW TYPE OF BONDING, ‘REVERSE RACEMISATION’, AND FLUORINATED COMPOUNDS IN COSMETICS

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Dec 27, 2018

Here’s the monthly summary of chemistry stories that have hit the news. This month features news on a new type of chemical bonding, a catalyst that can reverse racemization, an investigation of fluorinated compounds in cosmetics, and more! Larg...

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PLASTICS IN AUTOMOTIVE PLASTICS IN AUTOMOTIVE

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Dec 19, 2018

TODAY’S PLASTICS TYPICALLY MAKE UP OF THE VOLUME OF A NEW LIGHT VEHICLE BUT LESS THAN 10% OF ITS WEIGHT, WHICH HELPS MAKE CARS LIGHTER AND MORE FUEL EFFICIENT, RESULTING IN LOWER GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS. THE AVERAGE LIGHT VEHICLE NOW CONTAINS ...

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The Year in Chemistry: 2018’s biggest chemistry stories THE YEAR IN CHEMISTRY: 2018’S BIGGEST CHEMISTRY STORIES

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Dec 19, 2018

As we head into 2019, it’s time to take a look back at some of the biggest chemistry news stories over the past year. This year’s chemistry news featured water on Mars, the effects of e-cigarettes, new types of isomerism and bonding, and ...

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Global Plastic Recycling Market GLOBAL PLASTIC RECYCLING MARKET

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Dec 18, 2018

Global Plastic Recycling Market: by application (Packaging, Construction, Textile, Automotive, Others), by material (Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE), Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE), Polypropylene (PP), Others), by ...

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What has chemistry ever done for you? WHAT HAS CHEMISTRY EVER DONE FOR YOU?

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Dec 13, 2018

Chemistry is a signficant contrbutor to the wealth, prosperity and health of society. Over the past 5,000 years, chemistry has fundamentally shaped our global civilisation.

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Where does all the plastic end up WHERE DOES ALL THE PLASTIC END UP

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Dec 10, 2018

Have you ever wondered where all the plastic ends up after we’ve consumed it? Maybe you think that the bottles you recycle every week become new plastic bottles? Or that all the plastic found in the oceans were thrown in there by someone? We we...

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HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL STORAGE GUIDE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL STORAGE GUIDE

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Dec 10, 2018

When it comes to household chemicals, how we store them can be just as important as how we use them. That’s because cleansers, deodorants, toiletries and other cleaning products can be hazardous to our health if they’re not stored properl...

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The biggest chemistry news of 2018 THE BIGGEST CHEMISTRY NEWS OF 2018

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Dec 05, 2018

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning recounts our most-read news and feature stories of the year.

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POLYOLEFINS SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARKET OVERVIEW POLYOLEFINS SOUTHEAST ASIAN MARKET OVERVIEW

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Dec 04, 2018

From early 2018, for the first time in three years, spot prices of dutiable polypropylene (PP) flat yarn in southeast Asia have exceeded that of linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) prices amid diverging market fundamentals. A relatively tight sup...

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BREXIT THREATENS UK-EU CHEMICALS TRADE BREXIT THREATENS UK-EU CHEMICALS TRADE

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Dec 01, 2018

As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union, the region’s chemical industry faces a period of great uncertainty. This infographic examines the key areas of impact, including trade, the exchange rate, shifts in duties and what it ...

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PET Bottle Recycling Market Research Report - Global Forecast To 2023 PET BOTTLE RECYCLING MARKET RESEARCH REPORT - GLOBAL FORECAST TO 2023

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Dec 01, 2018

PET bottle recycling refers to the process of plastic waste recovery and further processing to turn them into useful products. PET bottle recycling generally encompasses the procedures of waste collection, sorting, shredding, and molding. Market Rese...

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The mighty mitochondrion and respiration THE MIGHTY MITOCHONDRION AND RESPIRATION

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Nov 27, 2018

We spend a lot of time on this site looking at the chemistry that goes on all around us. However, there are also chemical reactions taking place in every one of your cells. This Chemunicate graphic takes a brief look at mitochondria and the reactions...

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Changing dynamics in the Asian polyolefins market CHANGING DYNAMICS IN THE ASIAN POLYOLEFINS MARKET

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Nov 21, 2018

The Middle East has been an established exporter of polyethylene (PE), with a traditional dominance in Asia. New shale-based startups in the US threaten this position of the Middle East in Asian markets, with effects poised to be seen 2019 onwards. R...

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2019 MIDDLE EAST PETROCHEMICALS 2019 MIDDLE EAST PETROCHEMICALS

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Nov 20, 2018

The US and China trade war in 2018 is proving to be both an opportunity and threat for Middle East producers. With fewer US-origin cargoes shipped to China, Middle East producers say they see increased inquiries and bids emerging eastwards. Chinese b...

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Plastic can remain in the environment PLASTIC CAN REMAIN IN THE ENVIRONMENT

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Nov 19, 2018

Plastic makes our lives easier in many ways, but some plastic products contain chemicals that can harm our health – such as bisphenol A or some phthalates. ... Bisphenol A (BPA) is a substance that is used in the industrial manufacture of polyc...

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Real World Global Monitoring Data Demonstrate Siloxanes Pose Negligible Risk to Environment REAL WORLD GLOBAL MONITORING DATA DEMONSTRATE SILOXANES POSE NEGLIGIBLE RISK TO ENVIRONMENT

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Nov 18, 2018

The silicones industry, independent scientific panels, and government authorities in several world regions committed significant resources to better understand the environmental presence and behavior of siloxanes used to make silicones.

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MANUFACTURING IN MOTION: TRANSFORMING FOR A NEW INDUSTRIAL ERA MANUFACTURING IN MOTION: TRANSFORMING FOR A NEW INDUSTRIAL ERA

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Nov 16, 2018

Technological advancements are transforming the manufacturing sector and ushering in a new industrial era. A survey of over 500 manufacturing executives explores their changing strategies, shifts in talent needs and what the most innovative and tech-...

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Timeline of the biggest developments driving China’s chemical markets in 2018 TIMELINE OF THE BIGGEST DEVELOPMENTS DRIVING CHINA’S CHEMICAL MARKETS IN 2018

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Nov 14, 2018

China’s chemical markets have seen significant market movements, with major developments like the US-China trade war and anti-pollution initiatives, which ultimately shaped both the domestic and global markets. Download this infographic for a g...

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licensing rates in the chemical industries LICENSING RATES IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

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Nov 14, 2018

This infographic is a summary of an independent analysis conducted by Runway. Based on 627 contracts taken from the SEC Edgar database, this analysis represents the specialty chemicals landscape for companies acquired by public corporations in the Un...

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Chemical Industry’s Energy Use and Emissions CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S ENERGY USE AND EMISSIONS

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Nov 11, 2018

The chemical and petrochemical industry is the largest consumer of energy among industrial sectors and is one of the top GHG emissions-intensive industries as well. The infographic below is prepared by Global Efficiency Intelligence, LLC to summarize...

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NEW POLYETHYLENE (PE) CAPACITIES TO HAVE WIDESPREAD IMPACT NEW POLYETHYLENE (PE) CAPACITIES TO HAVE WIDESPREAD IMPACT

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Nov 07, 2018

New PE capacities coming on stream globally- and particularly in North America - are having an impact on sentiment and pricing in some areas. The trade spat between China and the US is expected to affect trade flows globally, as some PE grades have a...

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Nov 07, 2018

Plastic waste is getting a lot of attention at the moment, because us humans are making so goddarn much of it. It’s clogging up rivers and oceans, it’s killing sealife and it’s just generally ruining a whole bunch of things at an al...

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Hurricane Preparedness for the Chemical Industry HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 05, 2018

Chemistry is essential to just about every aspect of the U.S. economy, with more than 96% of all manufactured goods directly touched by the chemistry industry. Some form of chemical production can be found in nearly every state. However, much of it i...

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CHEMICAL SECURITY & DRONES CHEMICAL SECURITY & DRONES

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Oct 30, 2018

Government statistics show that personal and commercial use of drones in the United States is growing at a rapid rate. In fact, there are currently more drones registered with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) than piloted aircraft. Each day ...

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Oct 30, 2018

Chemical manufactures across the country transform raw materials into products that are critical to the everyday health and welfare of our Nation. Because of their critical role in the U.S. economy, and our responsibility to employees and our communi...

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Exploring the Chemistry of Mars EXPLORING THE CHEMISTRY OF MARS

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Oct 27, 2018

A mere 50 years ago, we knew almost nothing about the planets of our solar system. We had essentially no informaton on the chemical properties of the planets and their atmospheres until 1969, when NASA launched the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft, which b...

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Plastic Pollution PLASTIC POLLUTION

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Oct 24, 2018

Plastics enter the environment from many sources such as accidental losses during waste collection and from landfills, general littering, runoffs, and losses from waste processing. Micro- and nanoplastic particles can also be shed from larger product...

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Oct 23, 2018

SINCE 2013 CORPORATES HAVE SIGNED FOR 4.7 GW OF WIND ENERGY THROUGH PPAs Denmark’s total wind energy Since 2013 capacity 4.7 GW This is almost equivalent to Denmark’s total wind energy capacity. 85% of all corporate PPAs (Power Purchase A...

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Middle East polyethylene in spotlight as US-China trade battle intensifies MIDDLE EAST POLYETHYLENE IN SPOTLIGHT AS US-CHINA TRADE BATTLE INTENSIFIES

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Oct 23, 2018

The Middle East has established itself as a major exporter of polyolefins, with a strong dominance in Asia. Recent developments in import markets such as China and India – as well as increased competition from the US – threaten its positi...

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Dioxins in Our Food Supply and Their Effect on Human Health DIOXINS IN OUR FOOD SUPPLY AND THEIR EFFECT ON HUMAN HEALTH

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Oct 22, 2018

Dioxins are released into the air from combustion processes. Scientists and health experts are concerned about dioxins because exposure may result in a variety of adverse health effects. Confidently analyze dioxins, furans and dioxin-like PCBs in foo...

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Chemically modified amino acids enable the evolution of fed-batch processes from multiple feeds to single feed strategies CHEMICALLY MODIFIED AMINO ACIDS ENABLE THE EVOLUTION OF FED-BATCH PROCESSES FROM MULTIPLE FEEDS TO SINGLE FEED STRATEGIES

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Oct 22, 2018

Cell culture optimization is critical to good biomanufacturing. In particular fed-batch cultures require optimization of feed strategies to ensure that cultures are not becoming nutrient depleted, to extend the growth phase and increase product conce...

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Oct 18, 2018

The combination of powerful equipment, flammable chemicals, and high pressures cause jobs in the oil and gas industry to turn deadly a lot quicker than other industries. This is why it's essential safety managers and supervisors identify and comm...

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Oct 17, 2018

Planned and unplanned production issues served to offset the underlying structural length in European ethylene supply in 2018. More export opportunities are expected to arise as Europe starts to feel the impact of the new US ethylene/derivatives capa...

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Oct 17, 2018

Chemistry is essential to our economy and plays a vital role in the creation of ground-breaking products that make our lives and our world healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive.

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The chemistry of Venus flytraps THE CHEMISTRY OF VENUS FLYTRAPS

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Oct 14, 2018

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning highlights the molecules exploited by the carnivorous plant to lure, catch, and digest its prey

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Oct 12, 2018

Evacuate the release or spill area. Secure the location. Isolate exposed individuals for: Decontamination, Evaluation, Treatment Use an Emergency Call Box to report the incident. Shut down relevant utilities and room HVAC (heating, ventilation, and a...

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Oxo chemicals industry: Growth in times of change OXO CHEMICALS INDUSTRY: GROWTH IN TIMES OF CHANGE

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Oct 11, 2018

Demand for oxo chemicals strongly dependent on demand for C4-C13 plasticizer alcohols, which depend on plasticizers market. The plasticizers market continues to face changing market conditions, specifically regulations targeted to address potential h...

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Oct 11, 2018

Gas Chromatography has become one of the most important tools in analytical chemistry. Its popularity is because of its extremely wide application range. Primarily, Gas Chromatography is used for separating the different components of the mixture and...

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Chemical Inventory Management System CHEMICAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Oct 10, 2018

Chemicals and other hazardous materials are an integral part of Carleton’s research and teaching objectives. Proper management of these hazardous materials is crucial to ensuring safe working and learning environments. Carleton’s Environm...

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Oct 09, 2018

Harmful effects of chemicals are a serious threat to health and development. Sound management of chemicals
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Oct 05, 2018

According to PwC, “Those who are slow to implement digitalization and data analytics may find it difficult to compete. In an increasingly cost-competitive market, no company in the chemicals sector can afford to lose opportunities to improve th...

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2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2018 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY

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Oct 03, 2018

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded one half to Frances H Arnold for her work on the directed evolution of enzymes, and with the other half jointly to George P Smith and Sir Gregory P Winter for their work on the phage display of peptides a...

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Sep 25, 2018

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members are gravely concerned that Section 301 tariffs and corresponding retaliation by China will cause deep and lasting harm to the U.S. economy, manufacturers, farmers, workers, and consumers. With the ...

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Never Store These Chemicals Together NEVER STORE THESE CHEMICALS TOGETHER

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Sep 25, 2018

When chemicals that are incompatible are stored too closely together, there is a serious risk of a dangerous chemical reaction. Due to the popularity of our article ‘10 Sets of Chemicals Which Should Never Be Stored Together we’ve created...

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Sep 21, 2018

Cleaning chemicals should not be mixed together as this can cause harmful fumes or other chemical reactions. It is a common misconception that if one cleaning product works then mixing it with another will make it even better, but this is not the cas...

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Process safety management PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT

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Sep 12, 2018

Process Safety is a blend of engineering and management skills focused on preventing catastrophic accidents, such as fire, explosions and toxic releases associated with the use of chemical products. Process Safety Management (PSM) is an integral part...

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Sep 07, 2018

Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buyers in Europe are facing further price increases for 2017, particularly those with contracts linked to upstream ethylene and propylene, and discussions are expected to be tough. Shortages in 2015, caused by...

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Sep 05, 2018

Toxic chemicals tied to $340 billion in U.S. health costs and lost wages. Chemicals found in plastic bottles, flame retardants, metal food cans, detergents, cosmetics and pesticides cost the U.S. more than $340 billion a year in health costs and lost...

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Sep 05, 2018

Identifying and working with hazardous chemicals is an essential part of working in any lab. Developing and maintaining a chemical hygiene plan is critical for worker safety. Learn how to ensure your lab is following safe chemical handling practices....

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Sep 05, 2018

Companies are transforming used, non-recycled plastics into fuel and petroleum-based products. These plastics-to-fuel technologies, which complement ongoing recycling e¬orts, are being embraced as a way to recover clean energy from plastics that ...

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Sep 05, 2018

Protection from hazardous chemicals requires knowledge and training. Identifying and working with hazardous chemicals is an essential part of working in any lab. Developing and maintaining a chemical hygiene plan is critical for worker safety.

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Aug 30, 2018

Chemistry is the fastest growing industrial sector on the continent with over 325 projects announced in North America, representing over $258 billion in investment. An investment in Canada’s chemistry sector is an investment in creating some of...

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Aug 30, 2018

More than 80% of all elements in the periodic table are metals. While we typically think of elements as invisible to the naked eye or simply some of the components of air, most of these are metallic that form strong bonds with themselves and other el...

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Hazards of Popular Lawn Care Chemicals HAZARDS OF POPULAR LAWN CARE CHEMICALS

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Aug 25, 2018

Homeowners use numerous chemical compounds to improve and maintain their lawns. When used properly, most of these chemicals have a tolerable impact to humans, pets, and the environment. However, there are several lawn care chemicals that can present ...

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Aug 24, 2018

It takes three trucks to transport the capacity of a single rail car. Larger facilities would need 240 trucks per day to transport their goods without rail service. This is in addition to any product they were already shipping by road.

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Aug 23, 2018

In the US chemicals sector, energy efficiency has improved 18 percent since 1990, while GHG intensity has improved 38 percent since 1990. The chemistry of detergent enzymes, one of the largest and most successful applications of modern industrial bio...

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Aug 22, 2018

Hexavalent chromium (Cr6) is a form of the element chromium, which is one of the most abundant chemical elements found in the earth’s crust. It occurs naturally in rocks and other minerals. There are two potential sources of hexavalent chromium...

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Aug 22, 2018

Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand for biodegradable plastics. The current market value of biodegradable plastics exceeds $1...

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Aug 20, 2018

Chemistry is the fastest growing industrial sector on the continent with over 325 projects announced in North America, representing over $258 billion in investment. An investment in Canada’s chemistry sector is an investment in creating some of...

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Aug 16, 2018

Some plastics are designed to be used once or for a short period of time. Many of these help improve sanitation and safety while lowering environmental impacts. From healthcare when we’re sick or hurt to keeping our food fresh and free of conta...

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Aug 15, 2018

Recycling is good for the planet, but how much does it really help? This infographic provides information about plastic recycling, when it began and how it helps to improve the environment.

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plastic buildup infographic PLASTIC BUILDUP INFOGRAPHIC

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Aug 15, 2018

Every year 6.4 million tons of plastic are dumped into the ocean. 100,000 marine life die each year from plastic entanglement. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a collection of marine debris in the North Pacific Ocean. 80% of the debris is from land...

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Chemical concerns: the dangers of asbestos CHEMICAL CONCERNS: THE DANGERS OF ASBESTOS

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Aug 14, 2018

Asbestos has been in the news recently, along with the health concerns surrounding it. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. has proposed a framework that opens the door to new uses of asbestos. With many other countries already banni...

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Aug 12, 2018

You may be shocked when you hear about the number of hazardous toxins we are exposed to every day, but the good news is that there are ways that we can reduce our exposure and ensure that our families can live healthily. In this article, I will infor...

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CONVERTING NON-RECYCLED WASTE TO ENERGY AND FUELS CONVERTING NON-RECYCLED WASTE TO ENERGY AND FUELS

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Aug 08, 2018

Chemistry is transforming waste into a valuable energy resource through advanced energy recovery technologies. Recovering this abundant energy complements recycling and reduces waste that would otherwise be Although traditional recycling rates in the...

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How does the process of Chemical Recycling work? HOW DOES THE PROCESS OF CHEMICAL RECYCLING WORK?

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Aug 08, 2018

Chemical Recycling transforms plastic into basic petrochemical inputs, such as monomers and hydrocarbons. Their plastic component elements serve as raw material for making new products - which may or may not be plastic. One of the advantages of chemi...

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Put Data to Work: Transforming Chemical Operations with GE Digital PUT DATA TO WORK: TRANSFORMING CHEMICAL OPERATIONS WITH GE DIGITAL

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Aug 08, 2018

It's no secret: service leaders love data. Most can’t get enough of it!  Swimming in a large pool of numbers and data points however, is not the best way to fully understand the business in order to take it to the next level. We must l...

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Aug 07, 2018

In the barren depths of Western Australia’s outback, rival developers are racing to be first to produce and market sulphate of potash fertilizer drawn from the region’s dry, brine-rich lakebeds. This infographic explores the competing com...

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Today in chemistry history: Germain Hess, Hess’s Law, and enthalpy changes TODAY IN CHEMISTRY HISTORY: GERMAIN HESS, HESS’S LAW, AND ENTHALPY CHANGES

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Aug 07, 2018

On this day back in 1802, Germain Hess was born in Switzerland. Hess would go on to do important work in the field of thermochemistry, the part of chemistry concerned with energy changes in chemical reactions. His work led to the eponymous Hess&rsquo...

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Aug 06, 2018

In 2011, through the American Chemistry Council (ACC), America’s Plastics Makers® helped lead the development of the Declaration of the Global Plastics Associations for Solutions on Marine Litter. Otherwise known as the Global Declaration, ...

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The Organic Chemical Industry THE ORGANIC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 30, 2018

Welcome to this infographic showing you how only seven raw materials are responsible for 95% wt of products in the organic chemical industry.

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What are the Most Dangerous Chemicals? WHAT ARE THE MOST DANGEROUS CHEMICALS?

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Jul 24, 2018

Workers in the Construction Industry must deal with a variety of hazards. Chemical Hazards can be found in the form of dust, fumes, gases, and vapors. They can cause a variety of injuries and health problems.

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Marketing for Specialty Chemical Companies: Issues to Watch MARKETING FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANIES: ISSUES TO WATCH

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Jul 19, 2018

Buyers in the specialty chemicals industry are impacted by a variety of important factors. Chemicals marketers can use ABM to show these buyers they understand the issues that impact them and are ready to help.

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CHEMISTRY IS ADVANCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CHEMISTRY IS ADVANCING THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Jul 17, 2018

The chemistry sector supports the circular economy, one that prioritizes the extension of product life cycles, extracting maximum value from resources. Industry, along with federal and provincial and municipal policymakers and other policy influencer...

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The chemistry of spinach THE CHEMISTRY OF SPINACH

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Jul 17, 2018

“Spinach is a good source of iron” – a myth, but a surprisingly persistent one. The story behind the myth and the chemistry that debunks it are fascinating. Here we look at both, as well as the chemical explanation behind the &lsquo...

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Why “bioplastics” won WHY “BIOPLASTICS” WON'T SOLVE PLASTIC POLLUTION

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Jul 16, 2018

“BIOPLASTICS” ARE STILL PLASTICS AND THE TERM ITSELF IS AMBIGUOUS Made partly or fully from organic matter from plants and animals, often in combination with fossil fuels. Bio-based plastics rely on limited land resources and chemical-int...

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Reducing Food Waste Through Plastic Packaging REDUCING FOOD WASTE THROUGH PLASTIC PACKAGING

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Jul 13, 2018

Food waste presents significant financial and environmental impacts. But plastic food packaging has the ability to help prevent food waste, save money, and reduce environmental effects. Plus it helps keep foods fresh and sanitary.

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THE NEW CHEMICAL BUYER’S CUSTOMER JOURNEY THE NEW CHEMICAL BUYER’S CUSTOMER JOURNEY

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Jul 12, 2018

84% of chemical industry professionals agree that the digital transformation of the chemical industry has already begun and chemical buyers are rapidly adopting digital methods right now. Follow this new customer journey to see how buyers are using d...

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WHAT ARE PLASTICS-TO-FUEL TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW SHOULD THEY BE REGULATED? WHAT ARE PLASTICS-TO-FUEL TECHNOLOGIES AND HOW SHOULD THEY BE REGULATED?

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Jul 12, 2018

Companies are transforming used, non-recycled plastics into fuels and other petroleum-based products. These technologies complement ongoing recycling e¬orts and are being embraced as a solution for recovering clean energy from post-use plastics t...

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New and upcoming ethylene and polyethylene plants NEW AND UPCOMING ETHYLENE AND POLYETHYLENE PLANTS

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Jul 12, 2018

This infographic shows that low-cost feedstocks derived from shale oil have spurred a wave of new crackers and polyethylene (PE) projects along the US Gulf coast, where much of the PE imported into Latin America originates. The US has already added a...

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How Plastics Can Help Enhance a Package’s Environmental Performance HOW PLASTICS CAN HELP ENHANCE A PACKAGE’S ENVIRONMENTAL PERFORMANCE

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Jul 10, 2018

A visual look at how many types of plastic packaging help to reduce packaging weight, energy use, and greenhouse gas emissions.

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A Beginner’s Guide To Pool Chemistry A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO POOL CHEMISTRY

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Jul 06, 2018

If you’ve recently bought a pool or are thinking about doing so, you’ve no doubt heard a lot about pool chemistry. Maintaining the right chemistry in your pool water could be the most important job you’ll have as a pool owner. That ...

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Chemistry is essential to Canada’s transition to a  low-carbon energy future CHEMISTRY IS ESSENTIAL TO CANADA’S TRANSITION TO A LOW-CARBON ENERGY FUTURE

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Jul 05, 2018

Canada’s chemistry industry is a world leader in low-intensity carbon chemical production.  These products are 80% less GHG-intensive than those produces in most world markets – products that are essential to Canada’s low carbo...

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Chemistry fuels the Canadian economy CHEMISTRY FUELS THE CANADIAN ECONOMY

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Jul 05, 2018

Canada’s $53-billion chemistry industry transforms raw materials into the building blocks needed to manufacture the 70,000 products that ensure our quality of life. With the potential to attract up to $10 billion in new investment over the next...

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What are the Different Types of Chemical Hazards? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHEMICAL HAZARDS?

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Jul 03, 2018

Chemical Hazards are Present in a Range of Workplaces and Industries. The specific type of hazard varies according to each workplace, site, and industry.

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The Logistics of Bulk Chemical Transportation THE LOGISTICS OF BULK CHEMICAL TRANSPORTATION

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Jul 02, 2018

There is a lot of things that go into the logistics of transporting bulk chemicals. There is the journey that the chemicals take from the supplier to the buyer, the different types of tanks and DOT and HAZMAT regulations. Before you begin the chemica...

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The chemistry of color-changing alexandrite THE CHEMISTRY OF COLOR-CHANGING ALEXANDRITE

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Jun 26, 2018

Alexandrite is a rare form of the chrysoberyl mineral, which has the chemical formula Al2BeO4. Deposits of alexandrite were first discovered in the 1830s, in the Ural Mountains in Russia. Sources attribute its discovery to Nils Gustaf Nordenskjö...

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chemical hazards CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Jun 21, 2018

Whether you work on a construction site or in a traditional office setting, safety at work impacts every worker in one way or another. For employers, safety can affect everything from workers’ compensation costs to productivity. For employees, ...

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Plastic Packaging Flexes Its Resource Efficiency PLASTIC PACKAGING FLEXES ITS RESOURCE EFFICIENCY

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Jun 20, 2018

Plastic packaging is lightweight, cost-efficient and does a great job protecting and preserving food. And that's just the beginning of the story. It can take less lightweight plastic to package many products than alternatives. Substituting a vari...

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Plastics Sustainability: The most critical issue facing the plastics industry PLASTICS SUSTAINABILITY: THE MOST CRITICAL ISSUE FACING THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY

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Jun 13, 2018

Plastics sustainability is one of the biggest potential disruptors on the policy front and an issue that could lead to greater regulation (including bans) and/or deselection by consumers, retailers and brand owners. The issue of plastics waste, espec...

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Hazard Communications Violations HAZARD COMMUNICATIONS VIOLATIONS

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Jun 13, 2018

Hazard Communications is the second most cited OSHA violation, with maximum penalties exceeding $126,000. With 32 million workers having the potential of being exposed to chemicals on a daily basis, understand the impact of HazCom violations across a...

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10 Sets of Chemicals Which Should Never Be Stored Together 10 SETS OF CHEMICALS WHICH SHOULD NEVER BE STORED TOGETHER

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Jun 12, 2018

Chemical accidents can easily occur when incompatible chemicals are stored too close together in a chemical store. Storing incompatible chemicals closely together creates a risk of chemical reactions – such as fires, explosions, and toxic relea...

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In the past year alone, vaping among high schoolers has increased 78% IN THE PAST YEAR ALONE, VAPING AMONG HIGH SCHOOLERS HAS INCREASED 78%

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Jun 12, 2018

How much do you know about the epidemic? E-cigarettes, also known as “vapes,” are becoming increasingly popular among teens In fact, they are the most commonly used tobacco product among both middle and high school students. You may have ...

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How Chemistry Changed World War HOW CHEMISTRY CHANGED WORLD WAR

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Jun 12, 2018

Autopsies of people who died of mustard gas poisoning during WWI showed low white blood cell counts. Researchers then thought, “Hmm, if mustard gas kills white blood cells, could it can treat cancers that affect immune cells, such as leukemia?&...

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Jun 12, 2018

Refer to transport documentation and ensure details match the load Ensure you are qualified to carry the dangerous goods – “ADR Driver Training Certificate” Can the load be safely loaded on to the vehicle? Check weight distribution ...

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Plastic Recycling Codes PLASTIC RECYCLING CODES

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Jun 06, 2018

If you’re puzzling over the recycling codes on your plastics, here’s the scoop on what those codes mean. If you want to know which plastics you can toss in your curbside bin, please check with your local recycling service provider, as the...

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Jun 03, 2018

Introduce the latest sewage water treatment concept with the help of this water treatment infographic template. Impress your readers based on series of infographic design symbols to make complex ideas clear. Explore more in the free download now.

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The chemistry of milk THE CHEMISTRY OF MILK

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Jun 02, 2018

June 1, World Milk Day. If you’re only learning this now and you’re disappointed at missing the opportunity to celebrate your love of all things milk, good news: there’s still time to learn about its chemistry! Chemistry can help an...

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Jun 01, 2018

LOW CARBON VALUE-ADDED PROCESSING: Low carbon inputs, such as natural gas liquids and biomass, are converted into value-added products.Chemical Trade with the United States in 2016 (NAICS 325 - Chemical Manufacturing) Total Production $22.4 billion I...

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Plastics in Our Oceans PLASTICS IN OUR OCEANS

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May 30, 2018

The harmful chemicals associated with plastics can be divided into three categories: ingredients of the plastic material, byproducts of manufacturing and Many of the chemical names of the polymers employed as plastics have become familiar to consumer...

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Chemical hazards in federally regulated workplaces CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN FEDERALLY REGULATED WORKPLACES

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May 26, 2018

For hazardous substances such as carcinogens, nanoparticles or other chemical agents which do not have established Threshold Limit Values (TLVs®) or Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs), refer to the publication: Control banding guideline.

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The major worldwide Petrochemical & Chemical projects you need to know about THE MAJOR WORLDWIDE PETROCHEMICAL & CHEMICAL PROJECTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT

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May 24, 2018

With the ongoing boom in the US chemical industry, major companies worldwide are looking to increase capacity and meet demand by increasing investment in bigger, more ambitious projects across the globe. As a trusted provider of workforce solutions a...

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First Aid And Decontamination Procedures For Chemical Workers FIRST AID AND DECONTAMINATION PROCEDURES FOR CHEMICAL WORKERS

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May 22, 2018

Decontamination is the process of removal of hazardous material such as radioactive remains, germs etc. from an object or from a specified location/area in-order to establish a safe and health conscious environment to work and live.

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U.S. Chemical Weapons Elimination Program’s Key Successes U.S. CHEMICAL WEAPONS ELIMINATION PROGRAM’S KEY SUCCESSES

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May 17, 2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) oversees the U.S. chemical weapons elimination program. We’ve worked for over 30 years to keep Americans safe from dangerous chemicals in warfare materials by monitoring the process for safel...

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May 16, 2018

India’s chemicals market has seen significant market movements driven by global developments like China’s anti-pollution initiatives, US-China trade war and the central bank’s recent ban on key lending instruments. Download the free...

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May 15, 2018

100% of ACC’s Plastics Division’s U.S. manufacturing sites participate in Operation Clean Sweep-Blue by 2020, with all North American sites by 2022

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May 09, 2018

Digital Transformation is empowering chemical manufacturers to maximize value across their asset and operations lifecycles. At Schneider Electric Software, we’re helping chemical manufacturers across the globe capitalize on data produced by pro...

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ONTARIO CHEMISTRY: Key to a strong, innovative, and sustainable economy ONTARIO CHEMISTRY: KEY TO A STRONG, INNOVATIVE, AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMY

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May 05, 2018

Ontario’s $22-billion chemistry industry creates jobs, supports economic diversity, and adds value to natural resources. Low carbon inputs, such as natural gas liquids and biomass, are converted into value-added products.

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Chemical Labeling Flowchart CHEMICAL LABELING FLOWCHART

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May 05, 2018

OSHA’s HazCom 2012 regulations clarified and standardized rules for chemical labeling in the United States, but questions remain. This simple flowchart helps you decide how to label chemicals in your facility for safety and compliance. It helps...

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The Chemistry of Canada-U.S. Trade THE CHEMISTRY OF CANADA-U.S. TRADE

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May 03, 2018

The success of Canada’s $53 Billion chemistry industry is heavily dependent on engaging with global markets.Trade stimulates competition, provides an incentive to develop new markets through innovation and stimulates production efficiency.

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CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF GEMSTONES CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF GEMSTONES

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May 02, 2018

The colours of Gemstones – Precious Stones are affected by differences in chemical and atomic structure, leading to the absorption of the different wavelengths of light. Their hardness is measured on the Mohs scales, which runs from 1-10. The c...

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6 KEY INDUSTRIAL USES OF CORZAN CPVC 6 KEY INDUSTRIAL USES OF CORZAN CPVC

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May 01, 2018

Corzan chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) is an important engineering thermoplastic due to its: High heat distortion temperature. Certified for use up to 200°F (93.3°C). Relatively low material cost. Has successfully replaced and outlasted...

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Bioplastics: versatile alternatives to conventional polymers BIOPLASTICS: VERSATILE ALTERNATIVES TO CONVENTIONAL POLYMERS

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Apr 26, 2018

Following the proposed ban on plastic straws and cotton buds in England, our new infographic shows how bioplastics could help. As the most versatile class of bioplastics, PHAs could provide replace many crude oil plastics and even provide performance...

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info chemical INFO CHEMICAL

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Apr 25, 2018

voluntary associations, which may include nonprofit organizations business entities with an aim of gaining a profit financial entities and banks A company or association of persons can be created at law as a legal person so that the company in itself...

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STOP KILLING THE PLANET WITH WATER BOTTLES STOP KILLING THE PLANET WITH WATER BOTTLES

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Apr 24, 2018

Plastic killsover 100,000 sea turtles and birds every year. ... If yo u've ever heard of the dangers of BPA, a hazardous chemical and endocrine. A pure chemical compound is a chemical substance that is composed of a particular set of molecules or...

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How are plastics recycled? HOW ARE PLASTICS RECYCLED?

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Apr 22, 2018

This year’s Earth Day is focused on mobilizing the world to end plastic pollution. Here, we examine plastics recycling, which plays a big part in these efforts, and the recycling process. View the full graphic on the C&EN site. While most o...

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Strategic issues facing the global chlor-alkali market STRATEGIC ISSUES FACING THE GLOBAL CHLOR-ALKALI MARKET

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Apr 18, 2018

IHS Markit is closely following the top strategic issues in the chlor-alkali market and their implications to provide you with the most comprehensive in-depth analysis and insight available.

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Is ethanol in Europe in trouble? IS ETHANOL IN EUROPE IN TROUBLE?

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Apr 12, 2018

Since the 2014 crude oil price crash opened a huge spread between gasoline prices and fuel ethanol, ethanol blending has looked economically unattractive, more driven by government mandates. Fast-forward to 2016 and a rollercoaster ride for European ...

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Middle East Petrochemicals in 2018 MIDDLE EAST PETROCHEMICALS IN 2018

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Apr 12, 2018

The Middle East underwent significant geopolitical and political changes in 2017, impacting sentiment and trade within the region. As a key exporter of petrochemicals, the Middle East will soon be competing with other emerging global petrochemical pr...

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CYBERSECURITY AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CYBERSECURITY AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Apr 11, 2018

Cutting-edge technology and innovation are two mainstays for the Business of Chemistry. The chemical sector uses information technology to help manage the complex process that goes into developing, manufacturing, and delivering its products. Our indu...

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EVOLUTION OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTION EVOLUTION OF CHEMICAL PRODUCTION

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Apr 01, 2018

Since the introduction of regulations on chemical production in 1976, there has been a lot of development and research within the chemical industry. The use of chemicals in manufactured products increased and thus the dangers of chemicals increased. ...

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THE TRUST ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET THE TRUST ABOUT PLASTIC AND ITS IMPACT ON OUR PLANET

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Mar 28, 2018

Plastics Recycling: Two and a Half Decades of Growth & Momentum ... Chemistry is transforming waste into a valuable energy resource through ... Plastic Waste Worldwide. Create your own infographic he Impact of Plastic On the Eart.

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Chemical Watch Brexit Survey 2018 CHEMICAL WATCH BREXIT SURVEY 2018

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Mar 27, 2018

This year we conducted our first survey focused on Brexit. We asked you how Brexit will affect you and your organisation, as well as the chemicals industry more widely. In the infographic below we've shared some of our main findings.

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How Can the Lifecycle Impacts of Plastic Use Be Further Reduced? HOW CAN THE LIFECYCLE IMPACTS OF PLASTIC USE BE FURTHER REDUCED?

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Mar 21, 2018

A plastic is a type of synthetic or man-made polymer; similar in many ways to natural resins found in trees and other plants. Webster's Dictionary defines polymers as any of various complex organic compounds produced by polymerization, capable of...

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WHAT ARE PFAS CHEMICALS? WHAT ARE PFAS CHEMICALS?

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Mar 21, 2018

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of man-made chemicals that includes PFOA, PFOS and GenX chemicals. Since the 1940s, PFAS have been manufactured and used in a variety of industries around the globe, including in the United State...

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Chemically modified amino acids enable the evolution of fed-batch processes from multiple feeds to single feed strategies CHEMICALLY MODIFIED AMINO ACIDS ENABLE THE EVOLUTION OF FED-BATCH PROCESSES FROM MULTIPLE FEEDS TO SINGLE FEED STRATEGIES

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Mar 21, 2018

Cell culture optimization is critical to good biomanufacturing. In particular fed-batch cultures require optimization of feed strategies to ensure that cultures are not becoming nutrient depleted, to extend the growth phase and increase product conce...

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Plastic Waste Worldwide PLASTIC WASTE WORLDWIDE

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Mar 19, 2018

his is our main data entry on plastics, with a particular focus on its pollution of the environment. The first synthetic plastic — Bakelite  — was produced in 1907, and is said to mark the beginning of the global plastics industry.

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5 ADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING FOR ELECTRONICS 5 ADVANTAGES OF PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING FOR ELECTRONICS

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Mar 16, 2018

Plastics are a very important component of the electronics industry. Plastics are key for electronics across industries such as consumer products, automotive, industrial applications, and medical products. Besides protecting and insulating the electr...

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What Are Plastics-to-Fuel Technologies? WHAT ARE PLASTICS-TO-FUEL TECHNOLOGIES?

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Mar 15, 2018

Companies are transforming used, non-recycled plastics into fuel and petroleum-based products. These plastics-to-fuel technologies, which complement ongoing recycling e¬orts, are being embraced as a way to recover clean energy from plastics that ...

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Safer Chemicals: An Overview SAFER CHEMICALS: AN OVERVIEW

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Mar 15, 2018

The HH Safer Chemicals challenge provides hospitals with the tools and resources to choose health care products that are free from harmful chemicals. More chemicals are used in health care than in any other sector. Many of these chemicals are harmful...

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THE CHEMISTRY OF FIRE THE CHEMISTRY OF FIRE

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Mar 14, 2018

Fire is an exothermic reaction that happens when fuel undergoes rapid oxidation, releasing heat and light. This is known as combustion. For burning to begin, the fuel must enter a combustible gas phase. To do this, it is heated passed its flash point....

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The chemistry of bitters THE CHEMISTRY OF BITTERS

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Mar 12, 2018

The colors in fireworks stem from a wide variety of metal compounds particularly metal salts. ‘Salt’ as a word conjures up images of the normal table salt you probably use every day; whilst this is one type of salt (sodium chloride), in c...

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BUILDING WITH THE POWER OF PLASTICS BUILDING WITH THE POWER OF PLASTICS

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Mar 08, 2018

Today's plastics can help architects, owners/managers and specifiers to meet sustainability goals for new and retrofit building solutions in commercial, residential and infrastructure construction. Advanced continuous insulation, sealants, window...

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Safe, Sanitary Plastics and the Important Benefits they Provide SAFE, SANITARY PLASTICS AND THE IMPORTANT BENEFITS THEY PROVIDE

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Mar 08, 2018

Some plastics are designed to be used once or for a short period of time. Many of these plastics help improves our health and safety while lowering environmental impacts. People rely on plastic products and packaging to improve our quality of life in...

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Chemical Abundances: The Oceans CHEMICAL ABUNDANCES: THE OCEANS

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Mar 07, 2018

The chemical composition of our oceans varies depending on location, but the primary ingredients are oxygen, hydrogen, chlorine, and sodium.

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ICIS Petrochemicals Flowchart ICIS PETROCHEMICALS FLOWCHART

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Mar 06, 2018

Petrochemicals are the foundation of a wide range of industries, and the manufacturing of consumer goods. ICIS has designed a flowchart to help you follow the path of petrochemicals from raw materials into everyday applications. The chart takes you t...

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Improving communication on the safe use of chemicals IMPROVING COMMUNICATION ON THE SAFE USE OF CHEMICALS

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Mar 05, 2018

Awareness amongst the general public of the new international hazard labels which appear on the packaging of chemical substances is mostly low but consumers rarily purchase these chemicals, the labels are relatively new and awareness will surely grow...

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THE STATE OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN REFINING AND PETROCHEMICALS THE STATE OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN REFINING AND PETROCHEMICALS

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Mar 05, 2018

In the fiercely competitive and hazardous refining and petrochemicals industry, Operational Excellence is the key driver of safety, competitive advantage and profitability. We have recently spoken to over 100 refining and petrochemical professionals ...

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CO2: One Carbon Makes the Difference CO2: ONE CARBON MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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Mar 04, 2018

Addressing the problem of increasing CO2 levels on Earth. Chemical advances offer the possibility to create a renewable carbon economy that is based on carbon dioxide. carbon monoxide and CO2 - carbon dioxide are often confused. The names sound the s...

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10 Elementary Steps in Chemical Reactions 10 ELEMENTARY STEPS IN CHEMICAL REACTIONS

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Mar 02, 2018

These steps are the foundation of reactions you will come across in organic chemistry. knowing how they are used and what are the outcomes, allows you to form the appropriate reactions need to get your desired result. And as you advance more steps wi...

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Acrylamide is a chemical compound in Food ACRYLAMIDE IS A CHEMICAL COMPOUND IN FOOD

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Mar 01, 2018

Acrylamide (or acrylic amide) is a chemical compound with the chemical formula C3H5NO. Its IUPAC name is prop-2-enamide. It is a white odorless crystalline solid, soluble in water, ethanol, ether, and chloroform. Acrylamide decomposes in the presence...

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A STRONG & MODERN NAFTA IS CRITICAL TO THE U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY A STRONG & MODERN NAFTA IS CRITICAL TO THE U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY'S COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

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Feb 23, 2018

ACC and its members support a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), which will continue to facilitate expanded economic growth, job creation and enhanced North American competitiveness in the global marketplace. NAFTA has been instr...

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How We Accumulate Toxic Metals From Everyday Living HOW WE ACCUMULATE TOXIC METALS FROM EVERYDAY LIVING

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Feb 19, 2018

We tend to turn a blind eye to things that cause us toxicity like people and work because we think it’s only a waste of time. However, there is one kind that we should not ignore—toxic metals.When we think of chronic diseases, we easily c...

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Middle East petrochemicals - what to look out for in 2018 MIDDLE EAST PETROCHEMICALS - WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2018

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Feb 18, 2018

The Middle East underwent significant geopolitical and political changes in 2017, impacting sentiment and trade within the region. As a key exporter of petrochemicals, the Middle East will soon be competing with other emerging global petrochemical pr...

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Today in chemistry history: The Kyoto protocol TODAY IN CHEMISTRY HISTORY: THE KYOTO PROTOCOL

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Feb 16, 2018

On this day back in 2005, the world’s first legally-binding climate change agreement came into force. The Kyoto protocol, to which 192 countries are a party, aimed to reduce emissions of six greenhouse gases by 5.2% by 2012, relative to 1990. T...

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Chemical Abundances: A Meteorite CHEMICAL ABUNDANCES: A METEORITE

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Feb 14, 2018

Examine the chemical composition of a meteorite, identify elements and their abundances in meteorites, and take an in-depth look at Iridium.

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What links snowdrops, Alzheimer’s disease, and chemical warfare? WHAT LINKS SNOWDROPS, ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, AND CHEMICAL WARFARE?

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Feb 08, 2018

Snowdrops and chemical warfare aren’t two things you’d expect to mention in the same sentence. However, there’s a surprising link between the two thanks to a compound found in these winter flowers. This graphic looks at this compoun...

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Polyethylene Trade Outlook POLYETHYLENE TRADE OUTLOOK

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Feb 07, 2018

North American 2017 production was adversely affected by a series of large planned and unplanned outages throughout the industry as well as Hurricane Harvey which devastated the Houston area in late August 2017. At this time US production has not ful...

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10 safety tips on cleaning with chemicals 10 SAFETY TIPS ON CLEANING WITH CHEMICALS

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Feb 07, 2018

Cleaning and hygiene is super important in every workplace. But before we can talk about that safety must come first. Keeping people safe is our highest priority. Sure, your cleaning chemicals might say they are safe and natural, but that doesn't...

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Types of Chemical Reactions TYPES OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS

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Feb 06, 2018

Chemical reactions take place at the molecular level, when the atoms and molecules of the things you start with (reactants) turn into something new (products). All chemical reactions can be split generally into six different categories: Combustion, S...

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The Top 10 OSHA Safety Violations THE TOP 10 OSHA SAFETY VIOLATIONS

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Jan 30, 2018

OSHA publishes this list to alert employers about these commonly cited standards so they can take steps to find and fix recognized hazards addressed in these and other standards before OSHA shows up. Far too many preventable injuries and illnesses oc...

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A PRO-GROWTH, PRO-COMPETITIVENESS AGENDA FOR CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING A PRO-GROWTH, PRO-COMPETITIVENESS AGENDA FOR CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Jan 25, 2018

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members are united in support of a comprehensive policy agenda that energizes economic growth and job creation in the U.S. and are ready to help drive it. The competitive advantage of American chemical man...

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"Exploring the Chemistry of Mars" "EXPLORING THE CHEMISTRY OF MARS"

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Jan 12, 2018

A mere 50 years ago, we knew almost nothing about the planets of our solar system. We had essentially no information on the chemical properties of the planets and their atmospheres until 1969, when NASA launched the Mariner 6 and 7 spacecraft, which ...

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Set of infographics for design with chemical and medical elements SET OF INFOGRAPHICS FOR DESIGN WITH CHEMICAL AND MEDICAL ELEMENTS

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Jan 12, 2018

Set of infographics for design with chemical and medical elements, phones, lamps and world and USA maps– stock illustration.

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Will Replacing Plastic with Alternative Materials Reduce the Environmental Cost of Consumer Goods? WILL REPLACING PLASTIC WITH ALTERNATIVE MATERIALS REDUCE THE ENVIRONMENTAL COST OF CONSUMER GOODS?

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Jan 09, 2018

The American Chemistry Council’s Plastics Division supported the Trucost study Plastics and Sustainability: A Valuation of Environmental Benefits, Costs, and Opportunities for Continuous Improvement, which found that the environmental cost of u...

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Charcoal and Gas Grilling Safety CHARCOAL AND GAS GRILLING SAFETY

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Jan 05, 2018

VOID SOME OF THE MOST COMMON GRILLING DANGERS. Gas and charcoal grills can create a great summer meal. But each year they can also lead to House fires resulting in 10 fatalities and 140 injuries. 16,900 emergency room visits. $96 million in property ...

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Here’s a Thought, Start Using Safer Chemicals Now HERE’S A THOUGHT, START USING SAFER CHEMICALS NOW

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Jan 03, 2018

Substitution is arguably the best way to minimize chemical hazards in the workplace. After all, more and more chemical replacements are now becoming accessible in the market at a perfectly reasonable price range. So, if your organization’s stil...

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Plastic Recycling Facts PLASTIC RECYCLING FACTS

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Jan 03, 2018

Pure Planet Recycling has created the following infographic highlighting some facts on recycling plastics in the UK. We do not provide a plastic recycling service for customers but we still like to help promote all forms of recycling. We hope you fin...

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Hazards of Improper Disposal HAZARDS OF IMPROPER DISPOSAL

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Dec 29, 2017

Like patient-dispensed drugs that end up unused in the home, drugs can also expire in cabinets and “sample closets” at the doctor’s office. Managing pharmaceutical hazardous waste and controlled drugs safely can protect the environm...

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Asia methanol imports soar in 2016 as US and Europe slide ASIA METHANOL IMPORTS SOAR IN 2016 AS US AND EUROPE SLIDE

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Dec 26, 2017

The world’s methanol market is shifting, with the growth of methanol-to-olefins in Asia dramatically impacting global dynamics. Pricing dynamics are increasingly influenced by Asia and especially China. The growing amount of Chinese methanol-to...

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12 Principles of Green Chemistry 12 PRINCIPLES OF GREEN CHEMISTRY

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Dec 21, 2017

Green Chemistry does not aim to aid in remediation (the clean-up of pollution).  Instead, the goal is to create products that never contribute to pollution through specially designed chemicals.  According to the EPA, “Most remediation...

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Which Plastic Manufacturing Process is the right one for me? WHICH PLASTIC MANUFACTURING PROCESS IS THE RIGHT ONE FOR ME?

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Dec 20, 2017

Many people come to us just getting started with their projects. It’s very easy to be overwhelmed by the choices of plastic manufacturing processes available. We like to help, so we’ve made this infographic to try and distill this informa...

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Plastic recycling in York: at-a-glance guide PLASTIC RECYCLING IN YORK: AT-A-GLANCE GUIDE

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Dec 17, 2017

Confused about what kinds of the plastic can and can’t be recycled in York? We are pleased to share this handy at-a-glance guide from the team at St Nick’s, the environmental center in York, which makes it clear what you can put in your c...

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Easy Ways to Reduce Plastic in Your Home EASY WAYS TO REDUCE PLASTIC IN YOUR HOME

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Dec 15, 2017

There’s no question there are excellent plastic products that have done a lot to improve human lives. Items such as car seats, helmets, and medical plastics (just to name a few) are important items that not only enhance, but save lives. These a...

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Making the big difference in petrochemical projects, in partnership with EPC companies MAKING THE BIG DIFFERENCE IN PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH EPC COMPANIES

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Dec 13, 2017

Today’s petrochemical producers face ever-increasing regulatory, environmental and performance demands. Now, more than ever, you need more than just a valve supplier. With a multitude of valves as items throughout any facility, you need a relia...

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Preventive vs. Reactive Maintenance PREVENTIVE VS. REACTIVE MAINTENANCE

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Dec 12, 2017

See how implementing a preventive maintenance strategy can help your organization.

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Chemicals Industry Infographics CHEMICALS INDUSTRY INFOGRAPHICS

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Dec 07, 2017

Chemicals Fueling Emerging Nations. Deloitte analysis based on data from: Business of Chemistry (Annual Data).xls. American Chemistry Council, 2011 2012 Guide to the Business of Chemistry. American Chemistry Council, 2012.  Global Chemical Outlo...

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Improving innovation process in the chemical industry IMPROVING INNOVATION PROCESS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 29, 2017

Chemicals and allied products (Standard Industrial Classification 28) is the high-tech sector about which the general public probably has the least knowledge. Yet, judged by criteria that are generally regarded as socially and economically worthwhile...

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Plastics Recycling: Two and a Half Decades of Growth & Momentum PLASTICS RECYCLING: TWO AND A HALF DECADES OF GROWTH & MOMENTUM

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Nov 23, 2017

Good news for our environment and economy: Plastics recycling in the U.S. has been growing since we began measuring in the early 1990s. Plastics makers have invested billions of dollars in plastics recycling. In partnership with brand owners, retaile...

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Plastics-to-Fuel Technologies and Marine Debris PLASTICS-TO-FUEL TECHNOLOGIES AND MARINE DEBRIS

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Nov 14, 2017

Plastics-to-fuel and chemical recycling technologies are important components of an integrated approach to keeping plastics out of the ocean, especially in high-leakage areas that lack modern waste management systems.

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The Petroleum Value Chain: From crude oil to useful products THE PETROLEUM VALUE CHAIN: FROM CRUDE OIL TO USEFUL PRODUCTS

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Nov 06, 2017

The Petroleum Value Chain: From crude oil to useful products.To appreciate the importance of oil to our quality of life, it's key to understand how oil is transformed into a wide array of essential products for consumers. It's more than gasol...

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NATURAL & MAN-MADE CHEMICALS NATURAL & MAN-MADE CHEMICALS

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Nov 03, 2017

A COMMON MISCONCEPTION IS THAT ALL MAN-MADE CHEMICALS ARE HARMFUL, AND ALL-NATURAL CHEMICALS ARE GOOD FOR US. HOWEVER, MANY NATURAL CHEMICALS ARE JUST AS HARMFUL TO HUMAN HEALTH, IF NOT MORE SO, THAN MAN-MADE CHEMICALS.

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Chemical Abundances: The Universe CHEMICAL ABUNDANCES: THE UNIVERSE

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Oct 28, 2017

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe and helium is second. Together they make up roughly 74% and 24% of all matter in the universe respectively.

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CEOs in chemicals look to the future CEOS IN CHEMICALS LOOK TO THE FUTURE

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Oct 11, 2017

Chemical industry leaders are less optimistic about the future. After a period of high M&A activity, their focus is on organic growth and cost reduction - and investments in innovation and human capital are being prioritized to drive new opportun...

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Why Can Lavender Be Used to Repel Moths? – The Chemistry of Lavender WHY CAN LAVENDER BE USED TO REPEL MOTHS? – THE CHEMISTRY OF LAVENDER

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Oct 07, 2017

Hanging in the wardrobes of our flat, alongside our clothes, are a couple of small bags of dried lavender. Like many others, we keep them there to ward off clothes moths, but while offhandedly discussing this a couple of weeks ago I realized that I h...

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The 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry THE 2017 NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY

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Oct 04, 2017

The last of this year’s Nobel Prizes, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, was awarded today. This year’s prize went to the development of cryo-electron microscopy, a technique that allows the structures of biomolecules to be revealed where othe...

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The Petrochemicals funnel THE PETROCHEMICALS FUNNEL

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Sep 29, 2017

The move downstream is increasing the economic contribution of the industry Chemical raw materials gas, naphtha petroleum minerals agricultural commodities are chemical products derived from petroleum. Some chemical compounds made from petroleum are ...

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Future Jobs, Skills and Training of Engineering in Energy and Chemicals Sector FUTURE JOBS, SKILLS AND TRAINING OF ENGINEERING IN ENERGY AND CHEMICALS SECTOR

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Sep 08, 2017

Chemical Engineers going into the chemical industry will find themselves working in plants and laboratories, designing different types of polymers and pharmaceuticals, while simultaneously working on the processing side of many design projects.

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Making silver mirrors using chemistry MAKING SILVER MIRRORS USING CHEMISTRY

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Sep 06, 2017

The silver that eventually coats the bottle originally comes from a solution of silver nitrate. In order to arrive at the perfect silver mirror, a few other reagents are necessary: ammonia and sodium hydroxide. The ammonia is necessary to react with ...

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RESPONSIBLE CARE BY THE NUMBERS RESPONSIBLE CARE BY THE NUMBERS

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Sep 05, 2017

Responsible Care® is the chemical industry’s world-class environmental, health, safety and security performance initiative. It’s our commitment to doing more and doing better. Responsible Care companies are industry leaders, playing a...

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U.S. CHEMICALS TRADE BY THE NUMBERS U.S. CHEMICALS TRADE BY THE NUMBERS

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Aug 24, 2017

U.S. chemical manufacturing is a catalyst and essential contributor to a pro-growth, pro-competitiveness agenda. Our success is heavily dependent on engaging with global markets and building on the competitive advantage provided by shale gas, which i...

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THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY FOR RESILIENCE THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY FOR RESILIENCE

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Aug 20, 2017

Competitive agility in the chemical industry requires big changes in strategy and operations. Digital technologies can help find new sources of value to drive growth.

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Tequila Chemistry TEQUILA CHEMISTRY

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Jul 20, 2017

These compounds are most responsible for the smell of tequila when you put that shot to your lips: Isovaleraldehyde. Smells like cocoa/chocolate.

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Colourful Chemistry: Chemistry of UNIVERSAL INDICATOR COLOURFUL CHEMISTRY: CHEMISTRY OF UNIVERSAL INDICATOR

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Jul 07, 2017

By definition, an indicator is a substance that changes color in different pH environments. Universal indicator is a brown-colored solution—containing a mixture of indicators—that can be added to any substance to determine its pH. Like al...

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The Smelly Chemistry of the Titan Arum ‘Corpse Flower’ THE SMELLY CHEMISTRY OF THE TITAN ARUM ‘CORPSE FLOWER’

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Jun 27, 2017

Usually, you’d want to stay as far away as possible from a smell described variously as like ‘dead rat’, ‘mouldy bath mat’, or ‘cabbages and death’. However, the residents of Cambridge, UK, have been flocking...

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Infographic: Probiotic cleaners VS chemical cleaners – which is best? INFOGRAPHIC: PROBIOTIC CLEANERS VS CHEMICAL CLEANERS – WHICH IS BEST?

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Jun 23, 2017

In the cleaning industry, chemical-based cleaners have been running the show – until now.Probiotic-based cleaners have been making waves with their benefits for long-term costs, employee health, the environment and more.But what’s the tru...

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Shepherd Chemical Sole Source Infographic SHEPHERD CHEMICAL SOLE SOURCE INFOGRAPHIC

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Jun 20, 2017

The Shepherd Chemical Company develops and manufactures metal-based chemistries that create value and brighten lives. Our specialty chemicals are essential to technologies for consumer safety, environmental sustainability, advanced product performanc...

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Safety Month Continued: The Dangers of Handling Chemicals SAFETY MONTH CONTINUED: THE DANGERS OF HANDLING CHEMICALS

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Jun 14, 2017

We hear the stories too often: someone improperly mixes cleaning chemicals, which leads to a strange odor. Everyone evacuates the building. People are taken to the hospital for precautionary measures, but in a best-case-scenario, there’s no inj...

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Preventing Rubber Failure PREVENTING RUBBER FAILURE

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Jun 07, 2017

Our infographic looks at the reasons behind why rubber products and components fail, and how companies can help prevent rubber materials failing prematurely. The unexpected failure of a rubber product or component can have devastating repercussions a...

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What do we kNOw about Nitric Oxide’s Role in Neuroinflammation? WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT NITRIC OXIDE’S ROLE IN NEUROINFLAMMATION?

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Jun 02, 2017

Nitric oxide is a ubiquitous signaling molecule important for neuronal signaling, vascular tone and launching immune responses. Increased nitric oxide signaling produces damaging free radicals. Does aberrant nitric oxide signaling cause the damaging ...

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DIAZONIUM Chemistry DIAZONIUM CHEMISTRY

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May 25, 2017

The chemistry of diazonium salts and their synthetic utility. This InfoGraphic covers a number of named reactions: Balz-Schiemann,  Sandmeyer, Gomberg–Bachmann and Pschorr, Meerwein arylation, Gatterman.

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AGRICULTURAL TIMELINE 1867-2017 AGRICULTURAL TIMELINE 1867-2017

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May 17, 2017

AGRICULTURE AND AGRI-FOOD CANADA CELEBRATES 150 YEARS OF AGRICULTURE. Naked Oats, a hulless, hairless oat variety is released, attracts new markets as a rice replacement, high-end animal feed and is also cheaper to transport.

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Examining Spray Polyurethane Foam Usage by Homebuilders EXAMINING SPRAY POLYURETHANE FOAM USAGE BY HOMEBUILDERS

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May 04, 2017

A recent survey showed that 60% of builders are currently using SPF, while 16% of builders are looking to start using SPF in the future.

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5 KEY SAFETY QUESTIONS FOR CHEMICAL DEMONSTRATIONS 5 KEY SAFETY QUESTIONS FOR CHEMICAL DEMONSTRATIONS

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Apr 05, 2017

This poster provides a quick overview of the five key safety questions that anyone planning chemical demonstrations or experiments should ask and answer prior to work. It is also important to be aware that local jurisdictions may require more extensi...

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Pharmaceutical & Medical Device Infographic Shows Industry Growth PHARMACEUTICAL & MEDICAL DEVICE INFOGRAPHIC SHOWS INDUSTRY GROWTH

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Feb 21, 2017

The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, reports that the market for pharmaceuticals and medical devices continues to grow. In total, the 2015 pharmaceutical industry produced $1.1 trillion in global sales with medical devices reach...

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21st Century Manufacturing of Injectable Pharmaceuticals 21ST CENTURY MANUFACTURING OF INJECTABLE PHARMACEUTICALS

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Feb 16, 2017

This pharmaceutical manufacturing infographic explores the factors changing the development and production of sterile injectables. Learn more about the factors driving the need for agility in manufacturing, and new innovations that provide superior f...

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21st Century Manufacturing of Injectable Pharmaceuticals 21ST CENTURY MANUFACTURING OF INJECTABLE PHARMACEUTICALS

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Feb 16, 2017

This pharmaceutical manufacturing infographic explores the factors changing the development and production of sterile injectables. Learn more about the factors driving the need for agility in manufacturing, and new innovations that provide superior f...

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The European Chemical Industry Value To EU Economy THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY VALUE TO EU ECONOMY

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Feb 16, 2017

The chemical industry is the industry of industries. Its pioneering technologies and efficiency largely contribute to economic growth and jobs and help provide solutions for a sustainable society.

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Chemistry Techniques – Titration CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES – TITRATION

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Feb 04, 2017

Anyone who’s studied chemistry will be overly familiar with titrations. It’s an analytical technique that can be used to find the concentration of a solution (the amount of a solute dissolved in it). I put this graphic together primarily ...

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CATALYSIS HELPS SOCIETY DO MORE WITH LESS CATALYSIS HELPS SOCIETY DO MORE WITH LESS

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Dec 30, 2016

About 90% of chemical processes already use catalysis for efficient production, but there is enormous potential for further energy savings in the chemical industry. Advancements are possible in the areas of feedstocks, fuels, and production of some h...

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FOOD AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY FOOD AND CHEMICAL TOXICOLOGY

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Dec 25, 2016

Food and Chemical Toxicology (FCT), an internationally renowned journal, that publishes original research articles and reviews on toxic effects, in animals and humans, of natural or synthetic chemicals occurring in the human environment with particul...

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The Chemistry of Turmeric – Fluorescence, Indicator, and Health Effects THE CHEMISTRY OF TURMERIC – FLUORESCENCE, INDICATOR, AND HEALTH EFFECTS

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Nov 30, 2016

If you’ve ever made a curry, you’ve likely used turmeric – you may even have some in your kitchen right now. It’s probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you think about doing chemistry, but there are actually som...

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WHAT IMPACT WOULD A POSSIBLE BREXIT HAVE ON THE PETCHEMS INDUSTRY? WHAT IMPACT WOULD A POSSIBLE BREXIT HAVE ON THE PETCHEMS INDUSTRY?

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Sep 15, 2016

Brexit might have an impact on the exchange rate of the
euro. Hard to say whether it has any direct impact on
prices at the moment. It will take time to see the impact
on the supply/demand balance.

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The Chemistry of Cherries THE CHEMISTRY OF CHERRIES

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Jul 21, 2016

It’s cherry season in the UK, and the cherry trees are currently heaving under the weight of both sweet and sour cherries. Here we take a look at the chemical differences between the two, and why cherry stones are poisonous. As with many fruits...

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Industrial Gases in IN infographic - July 2016 INDUSTRIAL GASES IN IN INFOGRAPHIC - JULY 2016

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Jul 13, 2016

The American industrial gases industry plays a critical role in the state by providing essential products and services to manufacturers, healthcare providers and innovators that help drive Indiana’s economy. Industrial gases producers use advan...

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HOW TECHNOLOGY MAKES THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY SAFAR HOW TECHNOLOGY MAKES THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY SAFAR

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Jun 05, 2016

Technological advances and scientific innovations will play a great role in the years to come, and the petrochemical industry is no exception, as new innovations will bring about major changes in the industry’s supply chain, from precursor sour...

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Best Research Chemicals BEST RESEARCH CHEMICALS

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Jun 01, 2016

Research chemicals are chemical substances used by scientists for medical and scientific research purposes. One characteristic of a research chemical is that it is for laboratory research use only; a research chemical is not intended for human or vet...

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CHEMICALS IN TTIP CHEMICALS IN TTIP

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Apr 25, 2016

The EU and US have very different regulatory regimes for chemicals TSCA in the US and REACH in Europe – but each offers citizens the highest chemical safety standards. Including chemicals in TTIP won’t affect these regulatory systems but ...

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HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATION TIMELINE HAZARDOUS WASTE REGULATION TIMELINE

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Mar 24, 2016

Legislative and Regulatory Timeline for Cement Kiln Dust Waste ... EPA proposes first set of hazardous waste management standards The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is our nation's primary law governing the disposal of solid and ha...

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Periodic graphics: chocolate chemistry PERIODIC GRAPHICS: CHOCOLATE CHEMISTRY

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Mar 14, 2016

Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning takes a peek inside the delectable molecular world of chocolateThe compounds identified under dark chocolate are also present in any chocolate that contains cocoa solids - so milk chocolat...

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5 Industries Where Air Quality Matters Most 5 INDUSTRIES WHERE AIR QUALITY MATTERS MOST

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Feb 01, 2016

Air quality in workplace environments takes precedence over most things, as working around hazardous dusts, chemicals, liquids and pathogens can cause serious harm. Industries working with these materials have to take extra caution when it comes to a...

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COOL INFOGRAPHIC COMPARES THE CHEMISTRY OF PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES COOL INFOGRAPHIC COMPARES THE CHEMISTRY OF PLANETARY ATMOSPHERES

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Dec 23, 2015

Here on Earth we enjoy the nitrogen-oxygen atmosphere we’ve all come to know and love with each of the approximately 24,000 breaths we take each day (not to mention the surprisingly comfortable 14.7 pounds per square inch of pressure it exerts ...

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Chemical Exposures Are a Major Threat to Human Health and Reproduction, International OB-GYN Report Warns CHEMICAL EXPOSURES ARE A MAJOR THREAT TO HUMAN HEALTH AND REPRODUCTION, INTERNATIONAL OB-GYN REPORT WARNS

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Oct 13, 2015

According to a newly released report1,2 by the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics3 (FIGO), which represents OB-GYNs in 125 countries, chemical exposures represent a major threat to human health. Toxic chemicals are all around us; i...

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF CHEMICALS

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Oct 01, 2015

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations beginning in 1992 and as of 2015 is not yet fully implemented in many countries. It was designed...

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COSMETIC CHEMISTRY - RED LIPSTICK COSMETIC CHEMISTRY - RED LIPSTICK

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Aug 20, 2015

Lipstick colour originates from a range of different pigments and dyes. Carmine red is a commonly used pigment derived from scale insects. Eosin, also known as D&C Red No. 22, is a dye which reacts with the amino groups in the proteins of the ski...

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Supplies of five petrochemical commodities will spike after removal of Iran sanctions SUPPLIES OF FIVE PETROCHEMICAL COMMODITIES WILL SPIKE AFTER REMOVAL OF IRAN SANCTIONS

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Aug 16, 2015

In July, United Nations Security Council (UNSC) endorsed a deal to end years of economic sanctions on Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme. Sanctions are unlikely to be removed until next year, as the deal requires approval by the U.S. C...

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What Chemical Dangers Are Lurking in Your Home? WHAT CHEMICAL DANGERS ARE LURKING IN YOUR HOME?

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Aug 05, 2015

If you eat packaged food, wash your clothes with regular detergent, and apply daily moisturizer and cosmetics, you're likely inadvertently exposing yourself to endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs).Unlike well-known poisons such as lead and arsen...

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A Fatal Attraction to Cosmetics and Chemicals A FATAL ATTRACTION TO COSMETICS AND CHEMICALS

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Jul 01, 2015

A new infographic from CosmetologySchool.com looks at the self-regulated cosmetics industry, which often fills its products full of toxic chemicals. As the graphic notes, "We pay $50 billion every year to look and smell fantastic, but for those ...

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MILK CHEMISTRY MILK CHEMISTRY

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Jun 25, 2015

Simply, milk is an emulsion with fat particles (globules) and proteins dispersed in an aqueous (watery) environment.

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Five chemistry inventions that enabled the modern world FIVE CHEMISTRY INVENTIONS THAT ENABLED THE MODERN WORLD

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Jun 02, 2015

The chances are you didn’t, as chemistry tends to get overlooked compared to the other sciences. Chemistry news just don’t get the same coverage as the physics projects, even when the project was all about landing a chemistry lab on a com...

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Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF CHEMICALS

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Jun 01, 2015

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system, created by the United Nations beginning in 1992 and as of 2015 is not yet fully implemented in many countries.

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Health Effects of Chemicals Used in Fracking HEALTH EFFECTS OF CHEMICALS USED IN FRACKING

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Aug 12, 2013

Many stages of oil and natural gas development use chemicals. These chemicals are used not only for hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” but also well drilling and during recovery and delivery of oil and natural gas. Many of these chemica...

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Toxic Chemicals In Your Cosmetics TOXIC CHEMICALS IN YOUR COSMETICS

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Jul 03, 2013

When you place any skin care or cosmetics product on your skin, your skin absorbs that product. If the product is made with synthetic or toxic chemicals, your skin will absorb those toxins as well. Although your skin is designed to be a protective ba...

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2015-2016 Printable Periodic Table – Clear Background 2015-2016 PRINTABLE PERIODIC TABLE – CLEAR BACKGROUND

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The background of this HD periodic table wallpaper appears white, but is actually transparent. If you use it as a mobile background, icons and apps will remain visible. This also means you can print the table on colored paper and there won’t be...

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Chemicals import and export by country CHEMICALS IMPORT AND EXPORT BY COUNTRY

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The Chemicals import and export analysis by illustrative country level trend. Chemicals import and export by country. Deloitte and Maplecroft analysis based on data from: Merchandise trade by commodity

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Economic Impact Of New Ethane Cracker ECONOMIC IMPACT OF NEW ETHANE CRACKER

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Cracker” is industry lingo for a plant that takes oil and gas and breaks it into smaller molecules, to create ethylene, which is used in plastics manufacturing.Construction of a cracker plant could mean billions of dollars in economic impact fo...

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safe_use_chemicals_en SAFE_USE_CHEMICALS_EN

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Some baby bottles, water bottles, and other clear plastic containers are made of polycarbonate plastic, a polymer made with the chemical bisphenol A (BPA). BPA is a hormone-disrupting chemical that in animal studies has been associated lower sperm co...

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Petrochemicals infographic: Global polyethylene trade flows PETROCHEMICALS INFOGRAPHIC: GLOBAL POLYETHYLENE TRADE FLOWS

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Platts petrochemical analysis team have joined forces with our design & production department to produce what we think is a  beautifully crafted infographic on global trade flows for polyethylene. It also details surplus and deficit totals a...

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Eleven hazardous chemicals which should be eliminated ELEVEN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS WHICH SHOULD BE ELIMINATED

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Greenpeace is campaigning to stop industry poisoning our water with hazardous, persistent and hormone-disrupting chemicals. The Detox campaign challenges top brands to make amends by working with their suppliers to eliminate all hazardous chemicals a...

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Petrochemical and Energy market infographics by ICIS PETROCHEMICAL AND ENERGY MARKET INFOGRAPHICS BY ICIS

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Most of you probably noticed since last year ICIS has started sharing very crucial market data via infographics. Wikipedia says Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to pres...

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The Chemistry Behind Your Home’s Water Supply THE CHEMISTRY BEHIND YOUR HOME’S WATER SUPPLY

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We take for granted the water that comes out of the taps in our home when we turn them on – but a lot of work goes into getting it there. Chemistry, too, has a hand in making sure that the water is safe to drink. Here, we take a look at the wat...

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Chemical Use Among Youth with Incarcerated Parents CHEMICAL USE AMONG YOUTH WITH INCARCERATED PARENTS

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Recent analysis indicate at least 1 in 6 Minnesota youth has a parent who is or who has been incarcerated in the past (Shlafer, Reedy, & Atella, 2014). Substance use and abuse in children of incarcerated parents is an issue of health equity. Children...

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The Chemistry of Blackberry Colour THE CHEMISTRY OF BLACKBERRY COLOUR

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With blackberry season approaching, here’s a quick graphic looking at blackberry colour chemistry. Posts have been a bit few and far between over the last week or so as I was off at ACS Philadelphia (post on that to come shortly), but the pace ...

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The chemistry of canning THE CHEMISTRY OF CANNING

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Chemical educator and Compound Interest blogger Andy Brunning packs in the science involved in preserving your home-grown fruits and veggies

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COSMETIC CHEMICALS IN FAST FOOD COSMETIC CHEMICALS IN FAST FOOD

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COSMETIC CHEMICALS IN FAST FOOD

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The Chemistry of Bell Peppers – Colour and Aroma THE CHEMISTRY OF BELL PEPPERS – COLOUR AND AROMA

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Bell peppers come in a range of hues, from fresh greens to vibrant reds. Chemical pigments are behind these, but what changes to cause peppers to travel through this spectrum of colours? Here we take a look at the compounds behind the colours (as wel...

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The Chemistry of Wild Garlic THE CHEMISTRY OF WILD GARLIC

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Spring is in the air, and it’s likely that, in your local forest, so too is the distinctive scent of wild garlic. Also known as ‘ramsons’ or ‘bear’s garlic’, green carpets of wild garlic swell in the forest’s...

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The Chemistry of Eggs & Egg Shells THE CHEMISTRY OF EGGS & EGG SHELLS

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It makes sense to start from the outside of the egg and work our way in, so let’s begin with the egg’s shell. It’s made primarily from calcium carbonate, the chemical compound which also makes up the majority of sea shells, as well ...

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The Chemistry of Brussels Sprouts: Bitterness & Genetics THE CHEMISTRY OF BRUSSELS SPROUTS: BITTERNESS & GENETICS

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There’s one vegetable at the Christmas dinner table that’s always bound to elicit strong and contrary opinions: brussels sprouts. Much like marmite, they seem to conjure up a ‘love it or hate it’ sentiment; however, if you fal...

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The Chemistry of Ginger – Flavour, Pungency & Medicinal Potential THE CHEMISTRY OF GINGER – FLAVOUR, PUNGENCY & MEDICINAL POTENTIAL

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Ginger is a spice that can be commonly found in supermarkets and in the kitchen, either as the fresh root, or in dried, powdered form. It adds a strong, pungent flavour to dishes as a consequence of a number of chemical compounds it contains; additio...

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The Chemistry of an Onion THE CHEMISTRY OF AN ONION

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The latest in the series of food chemistry graphics looks at the chemistry of onions – specifically, what causes their odour, and why chopping onions will make your eyes water. Interestingly, none of the compounds that cause these effects are p...

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The Chemistry of Watermelons: Colour, Aroma, & Explosions THE CHEMISTRY OF WATERMELONS: COLOUR, AROMA, & EXPLOSIONS

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Watermelons are a popular, refreshing summer fruit. There’s also a lot of intriguing chemistry behind them, from the colour of their flesh and the complexity of their aroma, to the tales of exploding watermelons in China, and even the claims th...

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Infographic: Hazardous Household Chemicals INFOGRAPHIC: HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS

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This brochure gives an overview of hazardous chemicals found in the home.

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The Chemistry of Elderflowers & Elderberries: Aroma, Colour, & Toxicity THE CHEMISTRY OF ELDERFLOWERS & ELDERBERRIES: AROMA, COLOUR, & TOXICITY

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In late May and early June, the winding pathways of the English countryside are festooned with the delicate white blooms of the elderflower. As the end of the summer eventually arrives, these blooms will have been transformed, and the bushes will be ...

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The Chemistry of Camembert THE CHEMISTRY OF CAMEMBERT

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The creaminess of camembert is bested by few other cheeses – but it also has a strong smell to rival blue cheeses that reminds you of its presence in your fridge! Additionally, unlike many other cheeses, as it’s left for longer its inside...

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The Chemistry of Poisonous Mushrooms THE CHEMISTRY OF POISONOUS MUSHROOMS

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There’s a reason that it’s strongly recommended not to pick wild mushrooms unless you’ve had training in recognising the different types; some mushrooms containing deadly toxins can look almost identical to those that are perfectly ...

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The Chemistry of Plums & Prunes: Constipation & Chewing Gum THE CHEMISTRY OF PLUMS & PRUNES: CONSTIPATION & CHEWING GUM

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Dried plums, more commonly referred to as prunes, have a reputation for being a good remedy for constipation. This is, in part, due to their high fibre content – but is there actually any proof for their efficacy? And if so, are there additiona...

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Sourness & Scurvy – The Chemistry of a Lemon SOURNESS & SCURVY – THE CHEMISTRY OF A LEMON

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With it being Pancake Day tomorrow, it seemed like a good time to look at the chemistry of the humble lemon, and the compounds that give it its sour taste. Of course, citric acid is already well known – it even has its own E number (E330). Howe...

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A challenge from ACS Chem Clubs and Chem Matters for teachers A CHALLENGE FROM ACS CHEM CLUBS AND CHEM MATTERS FOR TEACHERS

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Professional writers wishing to write for Chem Matters can request the writers’ guidelines by sending an e-mail to: chem matters@ acs.org. The American Chemical Society assumes no responsibility for the statements and opinions advanced by contr...

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CHEMICAL FOOD: The truth about food additives CHEMICAL FOOD: THE TRUTH ABOUT FOOD ADDITIVES

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Taste, texture, colour and freshness all play roles in the enjoyment of our food. These are the qualities that make eating a pursuit that goes well beyond simple nourishment. Our modern lifestyles have given rise to high food production, more mouths ...

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THE CHEMISTRY OF NUTMEG THE CHEMISTRY OF NUTMEG

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This infographic explains how nutmeg causes hallucinations and other adverse side-effects.

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Periodic Graphics: The Chemistry Of Cold Medicines PERIODIC GRAPHICS: THE CHEMISTRY OF COLD MEDICINES

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Periodic Graphics: The Chemistry Of Cold Medicines

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Research uncovers formula for success in science RESEARCH UNCOVERS FORMULA FOR SUCCESS IN SCIENCE

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What is the secret to success in science? A group of network scientists in the US has now attempted to map out the answer after trawling through the publication records of over 10,000 scientists. Whether through serendipity or decades of hard graft, ...

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Stress often occurs in the workplace; how do different Business Chemistry types experience it? STRESS OFTEN OCCURS IN THE WORKPLACE; HOW DO DIFFERENT BUSINESS CHEMISTRY TYPES EXPERIENCE IT?

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What is the secret to success in science? A group of network scientists in the US has now attempted to map out the answer after trawling through the publication records of over 10,000 scientists. Whether through serendipity or decades of hard graft, ...

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THE CHEMISTRY OF AN AVOCADO THE CHEMISTRY OF AN AVOCADO

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This infographic looks at what causes avocados to turn brown and how this can be prevented.

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THE CHEMISTRY OF CLOVES THE CHEMISTRY OF CLOVES

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This infographic explains how chemicals found in cloves help alleviate toothache, and what causes their distinct aroma.

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THE CHEMISTRY OF RASPBERRIES THE CHEMISTRY OF RASPBERRIES

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This infographic looks at the chemical responsible for raspberries' aroma as well as answering the question, 'is the galaxy raspberry-flavoured?'

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THE CHEMISTRY OF A CHILLI THE CHEMISTRY OF A CHILLI

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This infographic shows the chemicals responsible for the spiciness of chillis, and how this is measured.

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What Toxic Chemicals Is Your Body Absorbing Infographic WHAT TOXIC CHEMICALS IS YOUR BODY ABSORBING INFOGRAPHIC

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Researchers have found a connection between exposure to phthalates and childhood obesity, which includes higher BMI (body mass index) as well as waist circumference.

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The Toxic Chemicals We Absorb From Our Skin-Care Products (Infographic) THE TOXIC CHEMICALS WE ABSORB FROM OUR SKIN-CARE PRODUCTS (INFOGRAPHIC)

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I've made the point over and over that you shouldn't put anything on your skin that you wouldn't also eat. 
Why?  Because we absorb up to 60% of the chemicals in any product we put on our skin - and a shocking number of c...

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Public attitudes to chemistry PUBLIC ATTITUDES TO CHEMISTRY

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The first national, in-depth study on how the UK public thinks and feels about chemistry, chemists and chemicals. For more information rsc.li/pac of the public believe the benefits of chemistry are greater than any harmful effects

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Open Access: the chemistry landscape OPEN ACCESS: THE CHEMISTRY LANDSCAPE

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We asked 1,700 members of the chemical sciences community to share their experience of Open Access (OA) publishing. Now we want to share the results with you. The majority of researchers think the following would help increase the visibility of an ar...

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Examples of International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Carcinogenic Classifications EXAMPLES OF INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER (IARC) CARCINOGENIC CLASSIFICATIONS

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Since 1979, IARC has reviewed hundreds of products, chemical compounds, lifestyles, viruses, workplaces and other agents for their carcinogenic potential. Here are some examples of IARC’s hazard identifications1. e: Of the hundreds of agents IA...

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Tough Enough for Harsh Chemicals TOUGH ENOUGH FOR HARSH CHEMICALS

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Master Bond EP21TP-2 features superior thermal shock and chemical resistance while maintaining durable bonds to similar and dissimilar substrates. This tough compound is noted for its ability to withstand prolonged exposure to fuel and oils. EP21TP-2...

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3rd Annual European Sales & Marekting Effectiveness in Chemicals Forum 3RD ANNUAL EUROPEAN SALES & MAREKTING EFFECTIVENESS IN CHEMICALS FORUM

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The European Sales & Marketing Effectiveness in Chemicals Forum is a unique business platform with a content delivery structure centered on value discovery, value creation, value delivery and value capture.

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Perfect Image Chemical Peel Review PERFECT IMAGE CHEMICAL PEEL REVIEW

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The glycolic acid is now available in the enhanced form and prepared with retinol and green tea extract. This combination helps you to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, dead skin cells and like more. If you’re going to buy this enhanced glycolic aci...

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A.C.S Cleaning Solutions - Chemical Suppliers A.C.S CLEANING SOLUTIONS - CHEMICAL SUPPLIERS

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Advanced Cleaning Solutions (ACS) has the experience and the expertise to deliver not just the best of chemical cleaning products, but also top of the line equipment.

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See How T&D Support & Supply The Petrochemical Industry SEE HOW T&D SUPPORT & SUPPLY THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Petrochemistry is a science that can readily be applied to fundamental human needs, such as health, hygiene, housing and food. To many, this comes as a surprise. The word "chemistry" itself conjures up a world of mystery - what it really do...

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Digital Chemicals DIGITAL CHEMICALS

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Farmer places order Agrochemical company analyzes data, proposes solution Farmer sends field data to selected suppliers Farmer enters digital farming platform Agrochemical company receives data Platform determines products and services to offer to farm...

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IBM Aspera in Chemical & Petroleum IBM ASPERA IN CHEMICAL & PETROLEUM

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The chemical and petroleum (C&P) industry is further behind in developing a digital-physical strategy than almost every other industry. With the struggle to globally move large data sets in a timely manner without exorbitant costs, IBM research s...

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Hacking Into Your Happy Chemicals: Dopamine, Serotonin, Endorphins, & Oxytocin HACKING INTO YOUR HAPPY CHEMICALS: DOPAMINE, SEROTONIN, ENDORPHINS, & OXYTOCIN

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Dopamine motivates you to take action toward your goals, desires, and needs, and gives you a surge of reinforcing pleasure when achieving them. Procrastination, self-doubt, and lack of enthusiasm are linked with low levels of dopamine.

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Global chemical-resources-factsheet GLOBAL CHEMICAL-RESOURCES-FACTSHEET

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Cheat sheet showing the different GHS hazards and a pictogram of what the label looks like. These pictograms are used for transporting hazardous chemicals/goods.

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Electrochemically activated water is safe on all food ELECTROCHEMICALLY ACTIVATED WATER IS SAFE ON ALL FOOD

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ECA is a replacement for chemicals and is Safe on all food.

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Sunscreen Chemical in Soaps, Cosmetics & Body Fragrances Threaten Coral Reefs SUNSCREEN CHEMICAL IN SOAPS, COSMETICS & BODY FRAGRANCES THREATEN CORAL REEFS

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Sunscreen Chemical in Soaps, Cosmetics & Body Fragrances Threaten Coral Reefs - Resources for Healthy Children

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Chemical Awareness in the Great Lakes CHEMICAL AWARENESS IN THE GREAT LAKES

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An infographic depicting how pollution in the Great Lakes affects people’s health.

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Toxic Chemicals: Where, & How Much, Were Released in The U.S.? TOXIC CHEMICALS: WHERE, & HOW MUCH, WERE RELEASED IN THE U.S.?

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One of the intents of the database is to encourage facilities to reduce toxic releases by making citizens in local communities aware of the chemicals used and released in their neighborhoods.

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Organic Chemicals & their Usages in Research - Phenylethylamine & Dopamine Effect over the human body ORGANIC CHEMICALS & THEIR USAGES IN RESEARCH - PHENYLETHYLAMINE & DOPAMINE EFFECT OVER THE HUMAN BODY

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In this Infographic We have explained about Organic Chemicals with their usage in research - Phenylethylamine & Dopamine Effect over the human body.

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Chemical Concerns – Does Acrylamide in Toast & Roast Potatoes Cause Cancer? CHEMICAL CONCERNS – DOES ACRYLAMIDE IN TOAST & ROAST POTATOES CAUSE CANCER?

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Acrylamide is a compound which is formed by reactions that occur when certain types of foods are cooked at high temperatures. Carbohydrate-rich foods cooked at a temperature over 120˚C can end up containing small amounts of acrylamide. Reactions duri...

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Chemical Warfare: Poison Gases in World War 1 CHEMICAL WARFARE: POISON GASES IN WORLD WAR 1

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I’ll be accompanying some of the students from my school on a history trip to Ypres and a few other World War 1 battlefields in a few weeks’ time. Obviously, they’d much rather be learning chemistry, so I’ve been reading up on...

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Chemical Reactions Posters – Part I CHEMICAL REACTIONS POSTERS – PART I

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Addition reactions, also known as synthesis reactions or direct combination reactions, involve two or more reactants combining to form a single, more complex product. Examples are the reaction of iron and sulfur to form iron sulfide, or, in organic c...

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The Chemistry of a Hangover THE CHEMISTRY OF A HANGOVER

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After yesterday’s new year celebrations, you might well be nursing a sore head this morning after a few drinks too many. This is a chemical consequence of consuming alcoholic beverages, but it’s one that, surprisingly, we still don’...

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Fluoride & Water Fluoridation – An Undeserved Reputation? FLUORIDE & WATER FLUORIDATION – AN UNDESERVED REPUTATION?

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This graphic is the first in a series I’m hoping to make on chemicals with potentially undeserved reputations. In it, I’ll look at the evidence and research on each, and try to come to some kind of rational conclusion as to whether or not...

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Chemical Reactions: Lead Iodide & ‘Golden Rain’ CHEMICAL REACTIONS: LEAD IODIDE & ‘GOLDEN RAIN’

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Kicking off an occasional new series of graphics with today’s post, which’ll be looking at common chemical reactions encountered in schools. Today kicks off with one of my favourite reactions, the ‘Golden Rain’ demonstration, ...

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Chemical Reactions Posters – Part II CHEMICAL REACTIONS POSTERS – PART II

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Here’s the second part of the Chemical Reactions posters, this time featuring condensation, hydrolysis, displacement, oxidation, and reduction reactions. Click the image above to enlarge and read the text, or, as previously, I’ve included...

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Chemical Warfare & Nerve Agents – Part II: The V Series CHEMICAL WARFARE & NERVE AGENTS – PART II: THE V SERIES

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It’s been a little while since the last post on chemical warfare agents on the site, in which we looked at the G series nerve agents, including sarin and tabun. The second of the two graphics looking at nerve agents focuses this time on the V s...

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Chemical Warfare & Nerve Agents – Part I: The G Series CHEMICAL WARFARE & NERVE AGENTS – PART I: THE G SERIES

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Today’s graphic looks again at the darker side of chemistry, after the previous post on the various chemical agents used in World War 1. The present day spectre of chemical warfare is largely concerned with nerve agents, which come in two main ...

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Today in Chemistry History – John Dalton’s Birthday and His Chemical Symbols TODAY IN CHEMISTRY HISTORY – JOHN DALTON’S BIRTHDAY AND HIS CHEMICAL SYMBOLS

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Getting back to chemistry, and Dalton finally got around to pondering some chemical problems at the beginning of the nineteenth century. First, he carried out a series of experiments on gases, which lead to a number of published essays and birthed Da...

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The Chemistry of the Colours of Bodily Fluids THE CHEMISTRY OF THE COLOURS OF BODILY FLUIDS

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A particular bodily fluid featured in the political news earlier this week, which got me thinking about the chemical causes behind the colours of the waste products we expel from our bodies. What makes urine golden, faeces brown, and bile green? The ...

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Analytical Chemistry – A Guide to Proton Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY – A GUIDE TO PROTON NUCLEAR MAGNETIC RESONANCE (NMR)

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Today’s graphic is one for the chemists, with a guide to chemical shifts in proton nuclear magnetic resonance. At first glance, for those without a background in chemistry, this may well look largely nonsensical – however, if you’re...

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The Chemical Compounds Behind the Smell of Flowers THE CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS BEHIND THE SMELL OF FLOWERS

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Firstly, it’s important to realise that aroma chemistry is complex, and the smell of any flower is never really the consequence of a single chemical compound. Flowers give off a complex mix of volatile organic chemicals, and whilst not all of t...

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The Chemical Compounds Behind the Aroma of Coffee THE CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS BEHIND THE AROMA OF COFFEE

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A whole range of studies have been dedicated to discerning which of these extracted compounds contribute to the aroma of a cup of coffee. Whilst over a thousand different chemical entities have been identified in coffee beans, and a significant numbe...

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Chemical Structures of Neurotransmitters CHEMICAL STRUCTURES OF NEUROTRANSMITTERS

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I selected these neurotransmitters as they are some of the most well known – however, there are in fact over 100 known agents that can act as neurotransmitters. In general, communication between neurons in the brain is accomplished by the movem...

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The Chemical Structure of DNA THE CHEMICAL STRUCTURE OF DNA

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Today’s post crosses over into the realm of biochemistry, with a look at the chemical structure of DNA, and its role in creating proteins in our cells. Of course, it’s not just in humans that DNA is found – it’s present in the...

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The Chemical Structures of Vitamins THE CHEMICAL STRUCTURES OF VITAMINS

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Vitamins are an important part of our diet, but you probably haven’t given a great deal of thought to their chemical structures. This graphic shows chemical structures for all 13 vitamins; though there can be some variability in these structure...

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The Chemicals Behind the Colours of Autumn Leaves THE CHEMICALS BEHIND THE COLOURS OF AUTUMN LEAVES

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With autumn looming on the horizon, the leaves on some trees have already begun the transition towards the vibrant hues of autumn. Whilst this change may outwardly seem like a simple one, the many vivid colours are a result of a range of chemical com...

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The Chemistry of the Odour of Decomposition THE CHEMISTRY OF THE ODOUR OF DECOMPOSITION

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Continuing this week’s Halloween theme, today we’re looking at death – more specifically, the chemical agents behind the smell of it. Decomposition is an incredibly complicated process, but we do know a little about the chemical cul...

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The Chemical Compositions of Insect Venoms THE CHEMICAL COMPOSITIONS OF INSECT VENOMS

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Insect venoms are complicated. Really complicated. You could be forgiven for thinking that it must be a relatively simple company of chemicals that makes up the painful sensation of a bee or wasp sting, but in fact a hugely complex mixture of all sor...

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The Chemistry of Body Odours – Sweat, Halitosis, Flatulence & Cheesy Feet THE CHEMISTRY OF BODY ODOURS – SWEAT, HALITOSIS, FLATULENCE & CHEESY FEET

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Today’s graphic looks at the chemical compounds behind a variety of body odours – all of which we all experience at one point or another. Each is a cocktail of many different chemicals, but there are a select few that are major contributo...

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Six Posters of Common Chemical Molecules SIX POSTERS OF COMMON CHEMICAL MOLECULES

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Here’s something a little different for the weekend: a small poster project I’ve been working on for the classroom. I decided it’d be quite cool to have posters showing a variety of common chemical molecules dotted around the room, ...

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Six More Common Chemical Molecule Posters SIX MORE COMMON CHEMICAL MOLECULE POSTERS

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You might remember a short while back I started creating a series of posters featuring everyday chemical molecules to help decorate my classroom. Here are the next six in this ongoing project! As before, they’ll very shortly be available to pur...

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Everyday Chemicals – Pepper & Piperine EVERYDAY CHEMICALS – PEPPER & PIPERINE

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You likely use it on a regular basis to season meals, but have you ever wondered what’s behind the pungency of black pepper? Here’s a short addition to the occasional Everyday Chemicals series which takes a look at the chemical responsibl...

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What is 2,4-DNPH and Why Are Schools Carrying Out Controlled Explosions? WHAT IS 2,4-DNPH AND WHY ARE SCHOOLS CARRYING OUT CONTROLLED EXPLOSIONS?

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In the UK, school chemistry departments found themselves unexpectedly hitting the headlines last week due to a chemical used in A level chemistry practicals. The chemical involved was 2,4-dinitrophenylhydrazine (2,4-DNPH) – so what is it and wh...

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Everyday Chemicals: Acetic Acid – Vinegar & Volcanoes EVERYDAY CHEMICALS: ACETIC ACID – VINEGAR & VOLCANOES

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It’s been a little while since the last post in the ‘Everyday Chemicals’ series, but it’s back today, and with a revamped look (which will also be applied out to the previous posts in the series over the next week or so). The ...

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Chemical Compounds in Herbs & Spices CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS IN HERBS & SPICES

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It’s often stated that cooking is much like chemistry, or vice versa. I thought it’d be fun to take that a little further, and look at the major organic compounds present in various different herbs and spices that are frequently used in c...

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A Guide to Chemical Hazard Symbols A GUIDE TO CHEMICAL HAZARD SYMBOLS

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Back to some chemistry basics for today’s post, with a look at the nine different hazard symbols commonly used to warn of chemical dangers. These symbols are frequently encountered in the lab – and also on some household products – ...

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Element Oddities: 11 Confusing Chemical Symbols Explained ELEMENT ODDITIES: 11 CONFUSING CHEMICAL SYMBOLS EXPLAINED

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Most of the chemical symbols for elements in the periodic table make perfect sense; there are a small selection, however, that seem to bear no relation to their element’s name. After the periodic table of rejected element names a few days ago, ...

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The Chemistry of Matches THE CHEMISTRY OF MATCHES

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After fielding questions from students about what chemicals are in matches this week, it seemed like a good topic for a post looking at the question in more detail. When using matches on a day-to-day basis, you probably don’t think much of the ...

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The Chemical Elements of a Smartphone THE CHEMICAL ELEMENTS OF A SMARTPHONE

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There are an isolated few graphics online that look at elements involved in the manufacture of a smartphone – for example, this ‘Periodic Table of iPhones’ – but there’s actually remarkably little easily accessible infor...

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The Chemical Behind Catnip’s Effect on Cats THE CHEMICAL BEHIND CATNIP’S EFFECT ON CATS

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Everyone knows cats go crazy for catnip. It’s an effect that’s been noted in scientific literature as far back as the 18th Century, when scientists observed that cats seemed to be attracted to catnip when the plant was withered or bruised...

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Shark Week Special: A Brief History of Chemical Shark Repellents SHARK WEEK SPECIAL: A BRIEF HISTORY OF CHEMICAL SHARK REPELLENTS

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The human fear of sharks is an age old one. Even though your odds of being killed by a shark are estimated to be approximately 1 in 3.7 million, versus a 1 in 218 chance of simply dying from a fall, the fear persists, and over the years many chemists...

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The Chemistry of Cannabis & Synthetic Cannabinoids THE CHEMISTRY OF CANNABIS & SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS

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In recent years, there’s been an increase in the number of media reports on users of synthetic cannabinoids. Commonly referred to by names such as ‘Spice’ or ‘K2’, the most recent reported case involved five UK students ...

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The Chemicals in Cigarette Smoke & Their Effects THE CHEMICALS IN CIGARETTE SMOKE & THEIR EFFECTS

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That smoking causes cancer is a well known and scientifically proven fact. Everyone knows that nicotine is present in cigarettes, and causes addiction to smoking; however, what’s a little less well known is the range of chemicals contained with...

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Natural vs. Man-Made Chemicals – Dispelling Misconceptions NATURAL VS. MAN-MADE CHEMICALS – DISPELLING MISCONCEPTIONS

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The term ‘chemophobia’ has been used on social media amongst chemists with increasing regularity over the past year. Defined as ‘a fear of chemicals’, more specifically it refers to the growing tendency for the public to be su...