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COMPACT MASS SPECTROMETRY: A COMPLETE REACTION MONITORING SOLUTION COMPACT MASS SPECTROMETRY: A COMPLETE REACTION MONITORING SOLUTION

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Mar 17, 2019

Reaction monitoring is a key aspect in a range of chemistry environments from chemical synthesis to drug discovery to understanding natural products to protein synthesis. Understanding the optimal time to quench a reaction for maximum yield, as well ...

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Paint and Varnish Strippers Graffiti, Stain, Spill, and All-Purpose Removers Safer Alternatives Sold by Major U.S. Retailers PAINT AND VARNISH STRIPPERS GRAFFITI, STAIN, SPILL, AND ALL-PURPOSE REMOVERS SAFER ALTERNATIVES SOLD BY MAJOR U.S. RETAILERS

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Mar 14, 2019

Below is a list of paint and varnish strippers and removers sold by major U.S. retailers that do not contain methylene chloride or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). This list was compiled to show the wide array of safer paint strippers and removers that are...

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A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS

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Mar 11, 2019

The challenges and opportunities posed by the current plastics system demand fundamental change in which research and innovation (R&I), enabled and reinforced by policymaking, play a crucial role. While plastics bring benefits as a functional mat...

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Empowering The Industry For Future Generations EMPOWERING THE INDUSTRY FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

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Mar 03, 2019

For almost 2 decades now, ECHEM stands tall among mega petrochemical producers worldwide, distinguished with its diversity, sincerity and flexibility in each and every opportunity implemented. The continuous development, cutting edge technologies and...

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Chemical Industry :REVERSE OSMOSIS CONCENTRATE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY :REVERSE OSMOSIS CONCENTRATE

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Feb 27, 2019

The Kunshan Zhong Yan plant contracted Berghof Membranes (BMT) to install its unique tubular ultrafiltration (UF) membranes, becoming the first commercial plant in China to use tubular membrane technology in soda ash production. The original system r...

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The deugro Service Portfolio Petrochemical Industry THE DEUGRO SERVICE PORTFOLIO PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 25, 2019

deugro is fully focused on identifying, understanding and solving the special needs of our petrochemical clients by tailoring unique and efficient solutions. From the beginning, the petrochemical industry has always been a key sector of success for d...

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Use of Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Analytics in pharmaceuticals USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS IN PHARMACEUTICALS

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Feb 21, 2019

Catalyzed by an exciting range of new, disruptive technologies, the pharmaceutical industry needs to reimagine its future. And the need to reimagine is being driven by shifts which are disturbing the industry's status quo – pressure to redu...

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DISTRIBUTION LOADING ARMS DISTRIBUTION LOADING ARMS

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Feb 21, 2019

With more than 100 years’ experience working in the fluid transfer industry, Emco Wheaton has the pedigree and knowledge, along with the innovative attitude and skills required to produce world leading equipment.From Marine Loading Arms used to...

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Plastic is a global health crisis hiding in plain sight. PLASTIC IS A GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT.

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Feb 19, 2019

Despite being one of the most pervasive materials on the planet, plastic and its impact on human health remain poorly understood. Yet exposure to plastic is expanding into new areas of the environment and food chain as existing plastic products fragm...

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The Global Plastic Calamity THE GLOBAL PLASTIC CALAMITY

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Feb 19, 2019

Many of us live lives of luxury in which we’ve never had to grapple with disaster, conflict, famine or epidemic. Yet a global health epidemic is slowly unfolding around the planet under the weight of single-use plastics that are breaking into m...

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The role of chemistry in a circular economy for plastics THE ROLE OF CHEMISTRY IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS

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Feb 15, 2019

This paper identifies the value that plastics bring to our modern and sustainable lives, the urgent global issue of managing plastic waste in our oceans and environment and the chemistry industry’s role in solving this issue. The federal govern...

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HYDROGEN – INDUSTRY AS CATALYST HYDROGEN – INDUSTRY AS CATALYST

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Feb 12, 2019

The World Energy Council is the principal impartial network of energy leaders and practitioners promoting an affordable, stable and environmentally sensitive energy system for the greatest benefit of all. The following report is published by the Word...

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Electric Vehicles – disruptions in the chemicals and refining industries ELECTRIC VEHICLES – DISRUPTIONS IN THE CHEMICALS AND REFINING INDUSTRIES

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Feb 11, 2019

Electric Vehicles (EVs) have gained significant momentum in recent years, supported by regulatory incentives, changing consumer perception and the willingness of much of the auto manufacturing industry to throw its weight behind the development of af...

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YEAR BOOK 2018 - EuChemS YEAR BOOK 2018 - EUCHEMS

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Feb 10, 2019

The name is simpler, but more importantly, better reflects who we are, who we represent, what we do, and what we embody. We believe that the new logo will also better reflect our diversity and our unity and will enable citizens, scientists, and decis...

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UK to take no-deal Brexit tariff hit UK TO TAKE NO-DEAL BREXIT TARIFF HIT

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Jan 31, 2019

In the event of a no-deal Brexit, UK chemicals will be subject to tariffs each time they cross the English Channel, unless companies can claim exceptions under strict customs rules, according to a trade expert. Download this insight by Will Beacham, ...

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Synchronised global slowdown led by China hits chemicals outlook SYNCHRONISED GLOBAL SLOWDOWN LED BY CHINA HITS CHEMICALS OUTLOOK

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Jan 31, 2019

The slowdown in China’s economy, particularly its manufacturing sector, has had profound implications for global chemicals. Growth in Europe is also markedly weaker, and although the US has held up for now – it is starting to show signs o...

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CATALYZING THE NEW: Driving chemical industry growth in an era of epic disruption CATALYZING THE NEW: DRIVING CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWTH IN AN ERA OF EPIC DISRUPTION

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Jan 28, 2019

Despite healthy appearances, the global chemical industry faces change on multiple fronts, with the convergence of disruptive forces redefining its future. Hidden pressures are mounting, revealing telltale signs of risk. Profound changes in downstrea...

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INDUSTRY X.0 UNLOCKING THE POWER OF DIGITAL IN PLANT OPERATIONS INDUSTRY X.0 UNLOCKING THE POWER OF DIGITAL IN PLANT OPERATIONS

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Jan 27, 2019

Operational excellence and e¬icient, reliable and safe production are always top of mind for chemical company executives. And increasingly, digital technology is playing a key role in enabling significant and ongoing improvements to operations.

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Brexit and chemicals regulation: The story so far BREXIT AND CHEMICALS REGULATION: THE STORY SO FAR

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Jan 15, 2019

Welcome to our second report on the implications of Brexit for UK chemicals law. Brexit was always going to be a challenging and divisive subject and, in the years and months since 2016’s referendum, the rancour and confusion have only grown. T...

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Middle Eastern Chemicals Outlooks 2019 MIDDLE EASTERN CHEMICALS OUTLOOKS 2019

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Jan 09, 2019

The Middle Eastern markets grapple with uncertainty as they enter 2019, with effects of a volatile crude seen in regional economies. The US-China trade war and a slowing Chinese market have further contributed to a lack of clear market direction, pro...

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Americas Chemical Outlook 2019 AMERICAS CHEMICAL OUTLOOK 2019

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Jan 07, 2019

Many US and Latin America chemical markets are facing downward pressure from lengthening supply and low crude oil prices. Meanwhile, uncertainty looms amid volatile feedstock costs, ongoing trade tensions, geopolitical concerns, and the global econom...

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2018 ENERGY AND CHEMICALS ANTITRUST REPORT 2018 ENERGY AND CHEMICALS ANTITRUST REPORT

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Jan 07, 2019

Produced by the firm’s nationally recognized antitrust practice, the Vinson & Elkins Energy and Chemicals Antitrust Report provides a comprehensive analysis of antitrust developments specific to the energy and chemical industries. The Repor...

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Europe Chemicals Outlooks 2019 EUROPE CHEMICALS OUTLOOKS 2019

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Jan 02, 2019

European petrochemicals producers start 2019 with a cautious outlook after high expectations for 2018 were dampened by a slowing global economy. Unresolved issues like the UK’s departure from the EU and the trade war between the US and China ha...

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2019 oil, gas, and chemicals industry outlook 2019 OIL, GAS, AND CHEMICALS INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

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Jan 02, 2019

In the chemicals sector, at this stage of the capital cycle, major new capacity in base chemicals is expected to be commissioned now or in the near future. An area of risk may be whether this might lead to lower margins by getting ahead of demand tre...

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Europe Chemical Outlook 2019: Aromatics, Olefins & Polyolefins EUROPE CHEMICAL OUTLOOK 2019: AROMATICS, OLEFINS & POLYOLEFINS

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Jan 02, 2019

OUTLOOK 2019: Players in the European petrochemicals market have adopted a pragmatic approach to the challenges they face in 2019. However, much will depend on global market conditions and, in particular, the outcome of US-China trade tensions. While...

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Asia petrochemical outlook H1 2019 ASIA PETROCHEMICAL OUTLOOK H1 2019

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Jan 02, 2019

The year 2019 promises many significant changes in Asia’s petrochemical markets amid booming production capacity and integration of petrochemical plants and refineries across China, and the global impact inflicted by the US-China trade war. Thi...

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THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN ITALY: SITUATION AND OUTLOOK THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN ITALY: SITUATION AND OUTLOOK

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Dec 25, 2018

In the years following the crisis, the Italian industry has changed profoundly and has strengthened its competitiveness, increasingly orienting itself towards international markets. In particular, it has repositioned towards medium-high technology se...

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NEXIMID® 800 – High Performance polymers NEXIMID® 800 – HIGH PERFORMANCE POLYMERS

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Dec 21, 2018

“The new NEXIMID® product is a fluorinated dianhydride known as 6FDA. This incorporation is part of our ongoing strategy to strengthen our customer offer and the NEXIMID®-portfolio dedicated to high performance polymers. During 2018, vo...

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European Petrochemicals 2018 EUROPEAN PETROCHEMICALS 2018

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Dec 20, 2018

E urope’s petrochemical producers attending the 52nd EPCA Annual Meeting in Vienna, Austria, on 7-10 October have a busy agenda, both at the meeting itself and in the course of their daily business. Grappling with the benefits and challenges of...

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2017 United States National Postconsumer Plastic Bottle Recycling Report 2017 UNITED STATES NATIONAL POSTCONSUMER PLASTIC BOTTLE RECYCLING REPORT

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Dec 14, 2018

This study is a cooperative effort between the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Association of Plastic Recyclers (APR), the goal of which is to quantify the amount of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and polypropylene...

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Automotive Chemicals Outlooks 2019 AUTOMOTIVE CHEMICALS OUTLOOKS 2019

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Dec 12, 2018

ICIS market experts provide a comprehensive overview of key trends, challenges, and opportunities in the petrochemicals markets affecting the automotive industry for the year ahead. Our Outlooks provide a regional breakdown for each commodity, allowi...

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Al-Kout Industrial Projects AL-KOUT INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS

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Dec 11, 2018

The Salt and Chlorine plant operations started more than 50 years ago to supply the desalination and electricity stations with Chlorine. Ever since being acquired by Al-Kout Industrial Projects (AIP) Group in 2000, the plant has expanded by having ne...

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Forecast for U.s. Federal and International Chemical regulatory policy 2019 FORECAST FOR U.S. FEDERAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL REGULATORY POLICY 2019

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Dec 11, 2018

Once again, we get to exclaim: What a difference a year makes! Another election has redefined the political winds in Washington, or at least, agitated them. And now, believe or not, the 2020 Presidential election race begins in earnest. What these ne...

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2018 Year end survey of business conditions – industrial chemicals 2018 YEAR END SURVEY OF BUSINESS CONDITIONS – INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS

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Dec 11, 2018

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) conducts a survey of its member-companies to obtain views on their economic forecast as reflected by sales, trade and employment indicators.  This report is prepared by CIAC’s Business an...

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Chemistry industry performance snapshot third quarter / first nine months of 2018 CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE SNAPSHOT THIRD QUARTER / FIRST NINE MONTHS OF 2018

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Dec 10, 2018

After nine months of 2018, shipments of industrial chemicals were up 6% compared to the same period in 2017. Other organic chemicals and industrial gases were the strongest performers among the sub-sectors, followed by synthetic resins and rubbers, w...

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Winning in evolving times Strategic imperatives for chemicals companies WINNING IN EVOLVING TIMES STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES FOR CHEMICALS COMPANIES

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Dec 06, 2018

FOR THE GLOBAL CHEMICALS INDUSTRY, 2017 has been one of the best years since 2011. The industry registered impressive revenue growth, aggregate industry margins reached all-time highs, most companies recorded healthy cash reserves, and end-markets re...

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Accenture Technology Vision for Chemicals 2018 ACCENTURE TECHNOLOGY VISION FOR CHEMICALS 2018

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Nov 30, 2018

On the surface, today’s chemical industry appears to be in good shape, with peak cash and stable profits. Although some segments have performed better than others, overall the industry is doing well. But hidden pressures are mounting, as are te...

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Intelligent Enterprise Proposition for the Chemical Industry INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE PROPOSITION FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 28, 2018

In the current period of rapid change, the chemical industry has recognized that it must embrace the proliferation and confluence of digital technologies to overcome the significant challenges it now faces. Extreme global competition, increasing regu...

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The disruption in oil and gas upstream business by Industry 4.0 THE DISRUPTION IN OIL AND GAS UPSTREAM BUSINESS BY INDUSTRY 4.0

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Nov 28, 2018

The oil and gas industry has experienced turbulent times in the last two years, and companies in the sector have made massive efforts to curb costs and scale back on new project development. Based on the uncertainties about the direction of industry,...

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Decent work and digitalization in the chemical and
pharmaceutical industries DECENT WORK AND DIGITALIZATION IN THE CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES

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Nov 27, 2018

The chemical and pharmaceutical industries are important to the economic development of all ILO member States and are key to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Providing decent and productive work for workers in the indus...

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CHEMICAL INDUSTRY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CHEMICAL INDUSTRY BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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Nov 21, 2018

Now more than ever companies in the chemical industry are under intense pressure to stay competitive while complying with a myriad of challenges, from federal and state regulations to global competition, innovation demands, and pricing and margins. M...

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How to profit from digital transformation in the chemical industry HOW TO PROFIT FROM DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 20, 2018

The use and adoption of digital technologies has increased significantly in the last 12 months. Yet, there are still a lot of chemical companies that do not have a clear strategy on how to leverage the significant business benefits provided by the ra...

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Brexit: chemical regulation BREXIT: CHEMICAL REGULATION

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Nov 18, 2018

Although chemical regulation may seem like a niche area of Brexit considerations, chemicals are key components in products that we all use every day, and the UK exported £18 billion of chemicals to the EU in 2017. Both the chemical industry and...

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Multiply Chemicals Industry Profits Through Strategic Pricing MULTIPLY CHEMICALS INDUSTRY PROFITS THROUGH STRATEGIC PRICING

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Nov 15, 2018

For many years, companies across industries worked to increase profits by reducing operational costs. But many chemical companies have ignored the vast potential of dynamic pricing to improve net revenues. According to Simon-Kucher & Partners, &l...

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Digital readiness in chemicals DIGITAL READINESS IN CHEMICALS

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Nov 14, 2018

The chemical industry is gearing up for change. In a recent survey, we found that more than 90% of chemical industry professionals believe that their current markets will experience a digital transformation within the next five years. We have already...

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Refiners, shippers, lubricants face uncharted waters of low-sulphur 2020 rule REFINERS, SHIPPERS, LUBRICANTS FACE UNCHARTED WATERS OF LOW-SULPHUR 2020 RULE

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Nov 13, 2018

Vicky Ellis, ICIS Senior Editor Manager reports on the wave about to break over the marine world that will sweep over refiners, lubricant makers, the international shipping community and major equipment manufacturers. This whitepaper will look at wha...

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The Plastics Industry in Germany THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY IN GERMANY

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Nov 13, 2018

The German plastics production market, with 200 companies and 50,000 employees, generated sales of EUR 24 billion in 2016. Germany is home to more than 2,900 companies active in plastics processing. They can call upon a workforce of 317,000 people.

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The Role of Chemical Modifiers in Graphite Furnace Atomic Absorption Spectrometry THE ROLE OF CHEMICAL MODIFIERS IN GRAPHITE FURNACE ATOMIC ABSORPTION SPECTROMETRY

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Nov 13, 2018

Chemical modifiers are used in graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry (GFAAS) to change the thermochemical behavior of both the analyte and the sample matrix. Modifiers allow the analyst to control various parameters of the analysis, from th...

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Industry Top Trends 2019: Chemicals INDUSTRY TOP TRENDS 2019: CHEMICALS

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Nov 12, 2018

The chemical sector's rating outlook swung into positive territory briefly in 2018, after years of negative bias. Prices for especially volatile commodity chemicals, including titanium dioxide, and fertilizers were stable to improving in 2018. So...

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UK PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY BRACES FOR VARIOUS BREXIT SCENARIOS UK PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY BRACES FOR VARIOUS BREXIT SCENARIOS

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Nov 10, 2018

More than two years after the Brexit vote and less than four months before the UK is set to leave the European Union, one word is continuously being used when referring to postBrexit Britain – uncertainty. The lack of clarity over Brexit has we...

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China’s new stimulus policy – A good sign for chemical markets? CHINA’S NEW STIMULUS POLICY – A GOOD SIGN FOR CHEMICAL MARKETS?

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Nov 07, 2018

The economic growth in China is slowing down and Sino-US trade war is undergoing during the economic downturn, which have caused weak demand. Under such urgent circumstances, there come increasing export tax rebate and rumour of 50% cut to car purcha...

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Electrification of vehicles could accelerate plastic use ELECTRIFICATION OF VEHICLES COULD ACCELERATE PLASTIC USE

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Nov 07, 2018

In this ICIS insight paper, Senior Analyst, Rhian O’Connor looks at the accelerating use of polymers in automotive markets. Polymers are replacing traditional materials in autos, improving energy efficiency and safety. As electric vehicles take...

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Brexit and chemicals regulation (REACH) BREXIT AND CHEMICALS REGULATION (REACH)

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Nov 06, 2018

REACH is the main EU legislation for the regulation of chemicals in the EU (formally the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals Regulation). It requires substances that are manufactured or imported into the EU (in quant...

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Mobility Minimizes the operational Risks of Supply Chain in Chemical Industry MOBILITY MINIMIZES THE OPERATIONAL RISKS OF SUPPLY CHAIN IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 26, 2018

The Chemical Industry is evolving in new and unexpected ways while facing tremendous competition. To tackle this, the industry should make improvements across key areas of business processes such as supply chain & logistics, asset utilization, et...

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THE STATE OF PLASTICS THE STATE OF PLASTICS

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Oct 24, 2018

The benefits of plastic are undeniable. The material is cheap, lightweight and easy to make. These qualities have led to a boom in the production of plastic over the past century. This trend will continue as global plastic production skyrockets over ...

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Chemical Injection Monitoring and Control CHEMICAL INJECTION MONITORING AND CONTROL

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Oct 23, 2018

Operators are constantly attempting to optimize production of their oil and gas wells. They can accomplish this by either stimulating flow and/or minimizing downtime. While downtime is usually associated with equipment failure or breakdown, there is ...

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ChemPath – A Holistic Approach to Accelerate Digital Transformation in the Chemical Industry CHEMPATH – A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO ACCELERATE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 21, 2018

Chemicals companies are at an inflection point with their technology strategies. They face pressure to contribute to margin uplift, as well as the challenges of integrating back-office technology with manufacturing. Given the current opportunities in...

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CHEMISTRY REDISCOVERED 2018 CHEMISTRY REDISCOVERED 2018

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Oct 21, 2018

This year, the European Young Chemists’ Network (EYCN) will organize the second edition of the video contest Chemistry Rediscovered in honour of the International Year of the Periodic Table of Chemical Elements (IYPT) in 2019. Young chemists (1...

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Working safely with hazardous chemicals in a pharmaceutical company WORKING SAFELY WITH HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY

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Oct 19, 2018

This case study details the participatory approach adopted by a pharmaceutical company in Croatia to manage the risks associated with working with dangerous substances. The company’s safety and health strategy, which goes above and beyond EU an...

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON US CHEMICAL EXPORTS TO CHINA AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPACT OF RETALIATORY TARIFFS ON US CHEMICAL EXPORTS TO CHINA

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Oct 17, 2018

In 2017, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published its findings from an investigation into unfair trade practices by the Chinese under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974i. Based on the findings from that report, on April...

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Pricing in Chemicals: 5 Key Opportunity Areas PRICING IN CHEMICALS: 5 KEY OPPORTUNITY AREAS

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Oct 17, 2018

For decades, process industry manufacturers generally, and Chemical manufacturers, in particular, have been leveraging best practices in supply chain management and manufacturing to improve efficiencies and lower costs. By utilizing approaches like S...

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Chemistry makes the World go Around CHEMISTRY MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND

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Oct 16, 2018

Chemistry creates prosperity. However, this is not always immediately appreciated - which is emotionally understandable when emergencies involving technical failures or misjudgments occur. But viewed rationally, many, many people already benefit grea...

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A Basic Introduction to Rheology A BASIC INTRODUCTION TO RHEOLOGY

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Oct 15, 2018

Rheometry refers to the experimental technique used to determine the rheological properties of materials; rheology being defined as the study of the flow and deformation of matter which describes the interrelation between force, deformation and time....

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The Economic Benefits of the U.S. Polyurethanes Industry 2017 THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF THE U.S. POLYURETHANES INDUSTRY 2017

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Oct 10, 2018

Polyurethane materials were first developed during World War II as an alternative to natural rubber, and today have found their way into thousands of applications in homes and businesses throughout the world. Polyurethanes describe a class of materia...

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Driving profitability in specialty chemical manufacturing with perfect-fit control Solution DRIVING PROFITABILITY IN SPECIALTY CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING WITH PERFECT-FIT CONTROL SOLUTION

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Oct 10, 2018

Specialty chemical producers supply products that enhance the performance of consumer and industrial goods from pharmaceuticals to paints and adhesives. There are thousands of different specialty chemicals produced and supplied to a wide range of ind...

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Know Your Chemicals Inside and Out KNOW YOUR CHEMICALS INSIDE AND OUT

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Oct 10, 2018

Chemicals seem to fnd a way into our work environments whether we want them to or not. Sometimes they come in welcomed, other times they sneak inside of backpacks, hide in new shipments or just somehow magically appear in the corner cabinet. We help ...

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FACTS & FIGURES of the European chemical industry FACTS & FIGURES OF THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 10, 2018

A favourable business environment, stimulating innovation and investment in Europe can help us to deliver these solutions. If we are to keep delivering, the Commission should develop a future industrial policy, to ensure that Europe can continue to v...

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Application of AI in Chemical Engineering APPLICATION OF AI IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

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Oct 10, 2018

A major shortcoming of traditional strategies is the fact that solving chemical engineering problems due to the highly nonlinear behavior of chemical processes is often impossible or very difficult. Today, artificial intelligence (AI) techniques are ...

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IKA Laboratory Reactor: Developing Sustainable Textiles IKA LABORATORY REACTOR: DEVELOPING SUSTAINABLE TEXTILES

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Oct 03, 2018

Our customer Beyond Surface Technologies AG is committed to providing advanced, high-quality surface effects for textile products. Looking beyond the traditional chemical supply chains, we develop new technologies combining top performance with susta...

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The Digital Chemical Lab THE DIGITAL CHEMICAL LAB

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Oct 03, 2018

Chemical companies rely on R&D and their laboratories to innovate so they can compete in increasingly crowded, global markets. In fact, innovation emerged as the most common problem in our recent chemical industry survey, with one-half of respond...

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Driving Sales Behavior With Non-Cash Rewards DRIVING SALES BEHAVIOR WITH NON-CASH REWARDS

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Oct 03, 2018

In the end, you need to be rewarding your sales reps with more than just money if you want to keep them motivated and if you want your sales compensation plan to deliver on its promises.

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Change the sales rep experience, improve the customer experience CHANGE THE SALES REP EXPERIENCE, IMPROVE THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

The first CRM launch truly changed the way sales were managed. We went from tracking customers on spreadsheets (and even in rolodexes) to tracking them and their attendant opportunities with software. It wasn’t long before reps started to feel ...

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Pipeline Management and Forecasting Are Key to Improving the Sales Experience PIPELINE MANAGEMENT AND FORECASTING ARE KEY TO IMPROVING THE SALES EXPERIENCE

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Oct 03, 2018

Let’s explore some of the current processes around pipeline management and forecasting and how they can be improved.

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Industrial energy use and carbon emissions reduction in the chemicals sector: A UK perspective INDUSTRIAL ENERGY USE AND CARBON EMISSIONS REDUCTION IN THE CHEMICALS SECTOR: A UK PERSPECTIVE

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Oct 01, 2018

The opportunities and challenges to reducing industrial energy demand and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions intheChemicalssector are evaluated with a focus on the situation in the United Kingdom (UK), although the lessonslearned are applicable across mu...

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The car of the future, powered by plastics THE CAR OF THE FUTURE, POWERED BY PLASTICS

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Sep 25, 2018

Electric vehicles will account for more than half of global light-duty vehicle sales by 2040, according to market watcher Bloomberg New Energy Finance. This trend toward electrification, not to mention the other key megatrend of autonomous vehicles, ...

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Chemicals Trends 2018-19 CHEMICALS TRENDS 2018-19

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Sep 12, 2018

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

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Records Show Widespread Use of Secret Fracking Chemicals is aLooming Risk for Delaware River Basin, Pennsylvania Communities RECORDS SHOW WIDESPREAD USE OF SECRET FRACKING CHEMICALS IS ALOOMING RISK FOR DELAWARE RIVER BASIN, PENNSYLVANIA COMMUNITIES

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Sep 12, 2018

Between 2013 and 2017, drilling companies injected at least one hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) chemical with an identity kept hidden from the public into more than 2,500 unconventional natural gas wells drilled in Pennsylvania, amounti...

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Americas Petrochemicals Mid-Year Outlook 2018 AMERICAS PETROCHEMICALS MID-YEAR OUTLOOK 2018

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Sep 09, 2018

Petrochemical markets had a tumultuous H1 2018 due to a variety of influences such as geopolitical tensions. ICIS has just released its 2018 mid-year outlook magazine for the Americas, examining price drivers for a number of key petrochemical markets...

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Compatibility Testing and Life Estimation of Non-Metallic Materials COMPATIBILITY TESTING AND LIFE ESTIMATION OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS

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Sep 09, 2018

The use of Non-Metallics Materials (elastomers, thermoplastics and thermosets, including composites) as either free standing engineering materials or barrier layers for protection of low alloy carbon steels is highly desirable. Their many attributes ...

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Riding the next wave of investments in the US petrochemical industry RIDING THE NEXT WAVE OF INVESTMENTS IN THE US PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Sep 06, 2018

THE geographical focus of global investments in the petrochemical industry is going through a flux over the past few years. Earlier, the Middle East was the primary recipient of petrochemical investments. But preferable investment destinations have s...

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Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) Packaging Analyzer POLYETHYLENE TEREPHTHALATE (PET) PACKAGING ANALYZER

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Sep 05, 2018

ABB has developed an unrivalled FT-NIR calibration expertise and is able to offer turnkey models for crystallinity determination in PET containers. These calibrations, made out of more than 150 PET bottles are pre-loaded on the instrument and configu...

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Recycling within the Chemical Industry: The Circular
Economy Era RECYCLING WITHIN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY ERA

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Sep 05, 2018

In this present work, we have briefly discussed the importance of recycling within the chemical sector. Recycling is fundamental in promoting a circular economy, which is a new paradigm of sustainability that is able to reduce environmental implicati...

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Digital disruption in the lab: The case for R&D digitalization in chemicals DIGITAL DISRUPTION IN THE LAB: THE CASE FOR R&D DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICALS

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Sep 04, 2018

Since publishing our view on the future of research and development (R&D) in the chemical industry in 2015, technologies such as lab automation and artificial intelligence (AI) are being adopted more rapidly than ever before. This has widespread ...

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European Polyolefins Outlook 2018 EUROPEAN POLYOLEFINS OUTLOOK 2018

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Aug 22, 2018

European polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) editor Linda Naylor looks at the potential impact of new North American capacities on the European polyethylene market and looks at the divergent path PE and PP markets will take in 2018. Download our...

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Starch-Based Bio-Plastics: The Future of Sustainable Packaging STARCH-BASED BIO-PLASTICS: THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING

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Aug 21, 2018

Petroleum derived plastics dominate the food packaging industry even today. These materials have brought a lot of convenience and attraction to agro, food and packaging industry. These materials also have brought along with them problems relating to ...

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Chemical & Petrochemical Market & Outlook in India 2022 CHEMICAL & PETROCHEMICAL MARKET & OUTLOOK IN INDIA 2022

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Aug 21, 2018

India with its economic growth projections at a similar levels to the beginning of century i.e. 2000’s the demand for chemical industry shall be good enough to attract eye balls from across the globe. With A-PAC being the region attracting maxi...

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APIC 2018 : Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference APIC 2018 : ASIA PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

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Aug 20, 2018

On behalf of the Malaysian Petrochemicals Association, I would like to welcome speakers, delegates, exhibitors, sponsors and partners to the 39th Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference, being held in Kuala Lumpur on 20-21 August 2018. The theme for o...

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Global chemicals deals insights: Q2 2018 GLOBAL CHEMICALS DEALS INSIGHTS: Q2 2018

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Aug 16, 2018

Global chemicals industry deal activity continues to be aided by strong performance of Specialty Chemicals sub-sector, which also recorded most of the megadeals in this quarter. The anticipation of strong cash flow as a result of lower corporate taxe...

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The chemical industry reimagined — vision 2025 THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY REIMAGINED — VISION 2025

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Aug 15, 2018

Before we disappoint you with our conclusions at the end, let us warn you now: our vision will not be numbers-focused — EY’s crystal ball for 2025 was temporarily out of order.¹ Nevertheless, we see the chemicals industry at the tipp...

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European Petrochemicals Mid-year Outlook 2018 EUROPEAN PETROCHEMICALS MID-YEAR OUTLOOK 2018

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Aug 14, 2018

After a turbulent start to 2018, petrochemical players are questioning what the second half of the year will bring. The ICIS mid-year outlooks examine the pricing drivers for a number of key petrochemicals, looking at the impact of rising geopolitica...

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Global Chemicals Deals Insights Q3 2018 GLOBAL CHEMICALS DEALS INSIGHTS Q3 2018

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Aug 08, 2018

Global Chemicals industry deal activity continued to be robust this quarter with the announcement of two multi-billion dollar Industrial Gases divestitures as critical steps to complete the Praxair/Linde merger. Outside of Industrial Gases, M&A a...

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Fiber Contamination, Cleaning and Inspection. Introduction. FIBER CONTAMINATION, CLEANING AND INSPECTION. INTRODUCTION.

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Aug 07, 2018

As the industry moves to higher data speeds, more stringent loss budgets and new multi-fiber connectors, proactively inspecting and cleaning fiber end faces is more important than ever to ensure network uptime, performance and equipment reliability. ...

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Chemistry with Graphene and Graphene Oxide - Challenges for
Synthetic Chemists CHEMISTRY WITH GRAPHENE AND GRAPHENE OXIDE - CHALLENGES FOR SYNTHETIC CHEMISTS

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Jul 31, 2018

The chemical production of graphene as well as its controlled wet- chemical modification is a challenge for synthetic chemists and the characterization of reaction products requires sophisticated analytic methods. In this review we first describe the...

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EMERGING LIABILITY RISKS: THE “TOXIC TRIO” EMERGING LIABILITY RISKS: THE “TOXIC TRIO”

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Jul 27, 2018

Increasing scientific, regulatory, and consumer concerns means increased risk for manufacturers and suppliers of various personal care products. The potential for synergistic effects of a so-called “toxic trio” of hazardous chemicals used...

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Optimizing Asset Performance in the Chemical Industry OPTIMIZING ASSET PERFORMANCE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 26, 2018

You’ve invested in assets, processes, and systems on a massive scale to meet your business objectives and manage your risk around safety, financial, and environmental events. Hundreds of thousands of assets produce enormous amounts of data ever...

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Mexico Petrochemicals & Chemicals 2018 MEXICO PETROCHEMICALS & CHEMICALS 2018

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Jul 25, 2018

APLA, is a non-profit association, founded in 1980. It is integrated by the main companies of the petrochemical and chemical sector of Latin America. It has 126 member companies, which with their subsidiaries amount to more than 330 companies, becomi...

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BEST PRACTICES FOR CHEMICAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT BEST PRACTICES FOR CHEMICAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

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Jul 24, 2018

Leveraging Best Practices When Implementing a Chemical Inventory System Helps Ensure System Adoption and Successful Incorporation into Lab Processes. Best practices are “best in class” business policies, procedures, and processes that hav...

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REACH AND THE CHEMICALS REGIME IN THE UK AFTER BREXIT REACH AND THE CHEMICALS REGIME IN THE UK AFTER BREXIT

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Jul 24, 2018

With only eight months to go until the UK is likely to leave the EU, the call for certainty on the future of chemicals regulation in the UK is being made loudly by the chemicals sector, in particular in relation to the EU REACH regime. With notorious...

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Incentive Compensation Management: Build Versus Buy INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT: BUILD VERSUS BUY

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Jul 23, 2018

Custom ICM solutions are built for you, not auditors, so they typically don’t offer visibility into actions performed over time. Auditors may lack confidence in your homegrown system, especially if they find errors or omissions. In fact, audit ...

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The Three “S’s” of a Great Incentive Compensation Management System THE THREE “S’S” OF A GREAT INCENTIVE COMPENSATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jul 23, 2018

It all ties together. You want your sales reps to behave a certain way and close a certain amount of deals in specific verticals that match your company’s 3- and/or 5-year vision, but the systems you currently have in place to drive this behavi...

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Why Enterprise CPQ Implementations Fail WHY ENTERPRISE CPQ IMPLEMENTATIONS FAIL

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Jul 23, 2018

You’ve reached a certain point in the evolution of your company and you know it’s time to invest in a CPQ system. But buyer beware: There’s a certain misconception around CPQ systems as being plug-in devices or turnkey-ready overlay...

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Moving Away from Spreadsheets: How to Know When It’s Time MOVING AWAY FROM SPREADSHEETS: HOW TO KNOW WHEN IT’S TIME

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Jul 23, 2018

The spreadsheet conundrum... Joe Smith, sales director for Great Start-Up Number 5 Billion and Thirty-One, puts on a blindfold and reaches out blindly for something, ANYTHING, to help him organize his team’s deals and commissions. He’s ho...

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Chemical Sector SDG Roadmap CHEMICAL SECTOR SDG ROADMAP

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Jul 19, 2018

The SDGs present a universal framework that can be used to drive collaboration among industry peers and across sectors, on how to most effectively harness the potential of the private sector to drive sustainable development on the road to 2030. The C...

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Digital Transformation in Chemical Manufacturing DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Jul 18, 2018

Chemical manufacturers are faced with increasing pressures across multiple dimensions of their enterprise. Heightened regulatory compliance requirements, while putting in place for good reasons, create new and complex pressures manufacturers have nev...

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Transforming chemical operations through technology TRANSFORMING CHEMICAL OPERATIONS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY

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Jul 18, 2018

The complex nature of chemical production – with its numerous process variables, volatile costs and prices as well as significant regional differences – makes optimal decision-making particularly difficult. And, as explained in this first...

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A New Solution to Eliminate Centrifuge for Sulfur in Crude Oil Analysis A NEW SOLUTION TO ELIMINATE CENTRIFUGE FOR SULFUR IN CRUDE OIL ANALYSIS

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Jul 16, 2018

Interfering elements like Si, Ca, Cl, Fe and water are commonly present in crude oil and will settle to the bottom of a sample over time. To prevent biased results, many laboratories centrifuge all crude oil samples prior to analysis. Discover a new ...

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Polymer Research in Germany POLYMER RESEARCH IN GERMANY

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Jul 15, 2018

A new white paper “Polymer Research in Germany”, published by the division of macromolecular chemistry of the German Society of Chemistry (GDCh), and supported by more than 130 professors as well as industry representatives and a range of...

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HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY CONTRACT CHEMICAL TRACKING TO MANAGED SERVICES PROVIDERS HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY CONTRACT CHEMICAL TRACKING TO MANAGED SERVICES PROVIDERS

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Jul 12, 2018

Streamline workflows and control costs while addressing operational excellence and risk mitigation strategies by contracting chemical inventory management Certain tasks, from accounting to shipping to inventory management, have long been considered p...

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Tier II Chemical Inventory Reporting — Changes for 2018 TIER II CHEMICAL INVENTORY REPORTING — CHANGES FOR 2018

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Jul 12, 2018

The March 1 deadline for submitting your Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (EPCRA) Tier II hazardous chemical inventory reports is fast approaching and it is important to remember there are key changes to the required information tha...

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Plastics and Polymer Composites in Light Vehicles PLASTICS AND POLYMER COMPOSITES IN LIGHT VEHICLES

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Jul 12, 2018

This report presents the latest results of an assessment of the chemistry and other materials make-up of light vehicles, a major end-use customer for American chemistry. It marks the first time we have examined the market for all of North America. Th...

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Case Studies for Clean Technology Development in
the Chemical Industry Using Zeolite Based Catalysts CASE STUDIES FOR CLEAN TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY USING ZEOLITE BASED CATALYSTS

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Jul 12, 2018

This paper deals with the practical implementation of cleaner technologies in the chemical industry, using two case studies as an illustration. The first case study deals with the removal of NOx and N2O gases over an iron-doped ZSM-5 catalyst develop...

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Americas petrochemical outlook H2 2018 AMERICAS PETROCHEMICAL OUTLOOK H2 2018

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Jul 12, 2018

Petrochemical market participants in the Americas enter the second half of the year keeping a close eye on the energy complex, feedstock supply and pricing, as well as escalating trade tensions between the US and its North American and European allie...

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2018 Global chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook 2018 GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS OUTLOOK

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Jul 12, 2018

The global chemical industry has experienced several years of strong M&A activity, as companies pursued growth, realigned their portfolios, and focused on core competencies. Questions abound: Have consolidation and portfolio realignment achieved ...

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National chemicals registers and inventories NATIONAL CHEMICALS REGISTERS AND INVENTORIES

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Jul 11, 2018

The aim of this publication is to describe approaches for setting up national chemicals registers and how they improve sound chemicals management. The requirements and recommendations of international organizations can direct discussions at national ...

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X-ray Fluorescence Analysis of Polymers X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYSIS OF POLYMERS

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Jul 11, 2018

This White Paper examines to what extent X-ray fluorescence analysis is an appropriate technique for the elemental analysis of polymers. It also takes a close look at the sample preparation. Nowadays, plastics are used in all areas of our lives. Be i...

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INTEGRATING SAFETY DATA SHEETS WITH YOUR CHEMICAL INVENTORY SYSTEM INTEGRATING SAFETY DATA SHEETS WITH YOUR CHEMICAL INVENTORY SYSTEM

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Jul 11, 2018

Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) concerns make product safety data management in the chemical laboratory environment a mission-critical task. In the event of an accident, the correct information needs to be available on the spot. Safety in...

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CHINA CHEMICALS OUTLOOK 2018 CHINA CHEMICALS OUTLOOK 2018

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Jul 08, 2018

China’s domestic acetic acid market fundamentals in 2018 are expected to be balanced-to-tight, which would support prices, with the expected increase in supply just sufficient to meet current demand. Production capacity in the country is expect...

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Supply chain management in the chemicals industry SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Jul 07, 2018

Employing more than 20 million people* and with annual sales of almost $5 trillion, the world’s chemicals industry represents one of the largest interacting industries globally, delivering materials and substances to sectors such as agriculture...

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Smart Systems, Asset Performance Management and Digital Innovation in the Chemical Industry SMART SYSTEMS, ASSET PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT AND DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 05, 2018

To stay competitive, chemical manufacturers will need to sustain global economic momentum while developing new digital and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) capabilities and operating models. What growth themes and technology trends will the chemi...

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How to Ensure Accurate Fire Code Reporting of Your Chemical Inventory HOW TO ENSURE ACCURATE FIRE CODE REPORTING OF YOUR CHEMICAL INVENTORY

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Jul 04, 2018

Addressing chemical fire code requirements in the laboratory enables organizations to satisfy safety and regulatory requirements. This white paper clarifies a key aspect of laboratory and site safety. It takes a close look at applicable fire codes, h...

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DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE FLOW METERING: PROBLEM SOLVER FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING INDUSTRY (CPI) APPLICATIONS DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE FLOW METERING: PROBLEM SOLVER FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSING INDUSTRY (CPI) APPLICATIONS

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Jul 01, 2018

Flow measurement is a critical aspect of plant operation in the Chemical Processing Industry (CPI). Users choosing equipment to meter the flow of liquid or gas processes must consider a wide range of factors to arrive at an optimal solution. Experien...

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Educating young people about working safely with chemicals EDUCATING YOUNG PEOPLE ABOUT WORKING SAFELY WITH CHEMICALS

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Jun 27, 2018

This case study of a training programme in Germany shows show schools and enterprises can work together to raise young people’s awareness of occupational safety and health (OSH). In the example studied, at the initiative of a teacher, a school ...

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Implementing a chemical and hazardous waste management system in higher education and research IMPLEMENTING A CHEMICAL AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN HIGHER EDUCATION AND RESEARCH

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Jun 27, 2018

This case study of a university waste management programme in Poland shows how universities can work together to solve problems related to the management and disposal of hazardous chemicals. In the example studied, a university chemistry department i...

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Digital opportunities for chemical enterprises: Creating lasting value DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHEMICAL ENTERPRISES: CREATING LASTING VALUE

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Jun 27, 2018

The chemical industry is going digital. Many new, exciting capabilities are already in place, while many are under way. These changes could represent a more radical transformation than the industry expects. Backed by new digital capabilities, chemica...

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Plastics and the circular economy PLASTICS AND THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Jun 21, 2018

The production of plastics increased by more than twenty-fold between 1964 and 2015, with an annual output of 322 million metric tonnes (Mt), and is expected to double by 2035, and almost quadruple by 2050. Plastics contribute to economic growth, but...

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Chemical warehousing : The Dutch Association for Chemical Logistics CHEMICAL WAREHOUSING : THE DUTCH ASSOCIATION FOR CHEMICAL LOGISTICS

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Jun 21, 2018

This year, the VNCW, founded in 2008, is 10 years old. A joyous occasion where we look back on what we have accomplished, but also look towards the future. Seeing how we happily represent the interests of our members and have plenty of plans, we have...

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REFINING AND PETROCHEMICALS: A NEW LOOK AT INTEGRATION OPPORTUNITIES REFINING AND PETROCHEMICALS: A NEW LOOK AT INTEGRATION OPPORTUNITIES

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Jun 20, 2018

As fuels demand declines, refineries are looking for unique ways to remain competitive. Diversifying into petrochemicals, leveraging low-cost energy and feedstock will maximize value. Explore how a high-value integration strategy can create additiona...

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Making chemical safety an integral part of 5S in manufacturing MAKING CHEMICAL SAFETY AN INTEGRAL PART OF 5S IN MANUFACTURING

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Jun 18, 2018

A company that produces sheet metal in Estonia has taken steps to protect workers from the dangerous chemicals used at its manufacturing plant by incorporating safety into a strategy aimed at increasing the efficiency of its manufacturing processes. ...

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Replacing hazardous resin with 3D printing to make moulds REPLACING HAZARDOUS RESIN WITH 3D PRINTING TO MAKE MOULDS

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Jun 18, 2018

A manufacturer of perfumes and toiletry preparations in Croatia chose to replace a highly dangerous substance, epoxy resins, with a less harmful alternative. Although the production process already adhered to regulations, the company decided that it ...

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Controlling exposure to dangerous chemicals when treating surgical instruments CONTROLLING EXPOSURE TO DANGEROUS CHEMICALS WHEN TREATING SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

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Jun 18, 2018

This case study looks at a hospital in Latvia that identified that its workers were experiencing unacceptable levels of exposure to ethylene oxide. To counteract this, one of the measures the hospital implemented was to build a separate building, whe...

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Managing the risks posed by hazardous chemicals in a pharmaceutical company MANAGING THE RISKS POSED BY HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN A PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANY

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Jun 18, 2018

The Latvian pharmaceutical company on which this case study focuses found that involving workers in the identification of occupational safety and health problems — and indeed in all stages of an intervention to improve safety and health —...

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Microplastics and persistent fluorinated chemicals in the Antarctic MICROPLASTICS AND PERSISTENT FLUORINATED CHEMICALS IN THE ANTARCTIC

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Jun 15, 2018

In early 2018, Greenpeace undertook an expedition to the Antarctic to carry out scientific research, including seabed submarine dives exploring littleknown benthic ecosystems and sampling for microplastics and persistent chemicals, in order to learn ...

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Indian Petrochemical Industry INDIAN PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jun 13, 2018

2017 has been a watershed year in many ways for the Indian economy, albeit not fully appreciated. One need's to look at some significant developments that have taken place in the last year to try and understand the impact on the business environm...

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Chemical and petrochemical hoses and hose assemblies CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL HOSES AND HOSE ASSEMBLIES

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Jun 12, 2018

Teknikum chemical hose selection covers the most hose variations used in the chemical industry. Teknikum designs and manufactures also customer-specific hoses and hose assemblies based on customer application, targets and other individual requirement...

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Chemistry Industry Economic Profile. CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY ECONOMIC PROFILE.

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Jun 10, 2018

Using data from Statistics Canada (unless otherwise stated), CIAC’s Annual Industry Economic Profile provides a statistical review of various key industry indicators including a number of shipments, imports, exports, and employment. The report ...

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Greener Oil Strategies for Sustainability and Profitability GREENER OIL STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND PROFITABILITY

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Jun 08, 2018

The global economy wants energy that is clean, green, and affordable. For decades, the oil and gas industry (O&G) has reliably provided energy, especially as transportation fuels. However, this industry is pressured to be greener and safer, emit ...

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China Methanol Market Insight CHINA METHANOL MARKET INSIGHT

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Jun 07, 2018

The outlook for the China methanol market is stable-toweak for the near future due to the pressure from recovering supply and poor margins of downstream sectors, especially methanol-to-olefin (MTO). The domestic methanol market experienced a roller-c...

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The Chemistry of Culture THE CHEMISTRY OF CULTURE

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Jun 06, 2018

Neuroscientists are learning that there is, in fact, a chemistry of culture—and it can be measured. As scientists extend their exploration of how the brain works, they are also learning that the brain’s chemistry creates a chemical founda...

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An insurance perspective on the European Chemicals industry AN INSURANCE PERSPECTIVE ON THE EUROPEAN CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Jun 06, 2018

This white paper provides the reader with macroeconomic views, fact-based insights into key trends and the future in both the European chemicals industry as well as the European chemicals insurance market. In order to be successful in this market, ca...

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Microplastics: from Beach to Bench MICROPLASTICS: FROM BEACH TO BENCH

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Jun 05, 2018

As plastics continue to enter the environment, understanding their global impact is vital to addressing microplastic pollution. Since its emergence as an environmental and potential human health threat, researchers have strived to develop tools for a...

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Fiscal Year 2018 U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board Management Challenges FISCAL YEAR 2018 U.S. CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES

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Jun 04, 2018

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) was created under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990. The board is composed of five members. who are appointed by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate? The statute permits only...

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Trend report for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries TREND REPORT FOR THE CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES

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May 30, 2018

There is no doubt that analysis sets the pace in chemical-pharmaceutical research. The research results are essentially determined by the detection capabilities of the analysis. This applies to product quality as well as to purity and authenticity co...

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CHEMICAL COMPANIES STAND READY TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES OF AI CHEMICAL COMPANIES STAND READY TO SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES OF AI

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May 25, 2018

In organizations across the world, smart machines powered by artificial intelligence (AI) are rapidly reinventing how work is done. It’s a major shift being seen in all industries, as organizations leverage these technologies to accelerate proc...

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New NORM Chemical Application Option for the Mitigation of Radioactive Scale in the Oil and Gas Industry NEW NORM CHEMICAL APPLICATION OPTION FOR THE MITIGATION OF RADIOACTIVE SCALE IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

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May 24, 2018

Discussed in the white paper is the issues refiners face in addressing NORM contaminated equipment. We then discuss an in-depth case history about a recent application completed on a depropanizer in Texas. Our exclusive chemical, FQE NORM-Clear is us...

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Hazardous Chemical in Health Care HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL IN HEALTH CARE

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May 22, 2018

It is impossible to live in today ’s world without being exposed to hundreds of chemicals. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have documented this exposure for years, and the more chemicals the CDC tests f...

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Chemical Industry: Preparing for the Future CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: PREPARING FOR THE FUTURE

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May 17, 2018

The chemical industry is growing. By 2035, the market is expected to reach around 6.5 billion dollars, more than double what it is today. Shorter product lifecycles, difficult access to raw materials, and high customer demands pose tremendous challen...

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India Methanol Market Insight INDIA METHANOL MARKET INSIGHT

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May 16, 2018

After the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released a circular detailing the discontinuance of letters of undertaking (LOUs) and letters of comfort (LOCs) for all Indian banks on 13 March, domestic ex-tank prices in the west coast of India saw large volat...

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Catalyzing the Future: 4 imperatives for chemical manufacturers CATALYZING THE FUTURE: 4 IMPERATIVES FOR CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS

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May 10, 2018

Over 150 years ago, chemical leaders established an industry that quickly became the backbone of our daily lives. Large-scale chemical production was a key driver of the first industrial revolution—and since then, the industry has been a corner...

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LANDSCAPE OF THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY 2018 LANDSCAPE OF THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY 2018

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May 09, 2018

The priority areas of the chemical sector in Bulgaria for the period 2020 are related to the development and implementation of new environmentally friendly technologies, producing chemical products needed on the market.  Priority is given to the...

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Prolong the runtime of heat exchangers via an anti-foulant chemical treatment PROLONG THE RUNTIME OF HEAT EXCHANGERS VIA AN ANTI-FOULANT CHEMICAL TREATMENT

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May 08, 2018

Process equipment fouling in oil refineries and petrochemical industries is an on-going, severe and costly problem. Fouling of equipment results in costly operational problems and can result in lost revenue due to lower daily throughput or worse; an ...

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How the Internet of Things is Driving Digital Transformation in the Chemicals Industry HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS IS DRIVING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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May 08, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is designed to enable seamless connectivity among devices and applications to deliver measurable benefits around business process change, supply chain management, enterprise resource planning, and manufacturing and produc...

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Top Trends in the Chemical and Plastics Industry TOP TRENDS IN THE CHEMICAL AND PLASTICS INDUSTRY

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May 08, 2018

Bio-based fertilizers contain living microorganisms that, when applied to seeds, plant surfaces, or soil; favor their growth by providing organic, eco-friendly agro-investment. Apart from its main objective of increasing the yield of the crops, when ...

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3D Printed Advanced Polymers Support Removal Guide 3D PRINTED ADVANCED POLYMERS SUPPORT REMOVAL GUIDE

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May 07, 2018

Learn more about post-processing considerations for 3D printed advanced polymers, including FDM, SLA, and Polyjet. This paper discusses the current state of post-processing techniques for additive manufactured advanced polymers and innovations for op...

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CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE CHEMICAL ENGINEERING SCIENCE

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May 05, 2018

Chemical engineering enables the transformation of natural resources and energy into useful products for society. It draws on and applies natural sciences, mathematics, and economics, and has developed fundamental engineering science that underpins t...

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Role of plastics in decoupling municipal solid waste and economic growth in the U.S. ROLE OF PLASTICS IN DECOUPLING MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN THE U.S.

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May 02, 2018

Analysis of data from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rates correlated to personal consumption expenditure (PCE) uncovers a decoupling event occurring between 1997 and 2000. A comparison of waste...

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A Novel Method for Chemical Recycling of PLA Under Mild Conditions A NOVEL METHOD FOR CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF PLA UNDER MILD CONDITIONS

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May 01, 2018

A novel method for recycling PLA using low-temperature, low-pressure reactions with alcohol or water has been discovered by Zeus Research. PLA is used today in many applications ranging from food packaging to implantable medical devices. Because of i...

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Life Cycle Impacts of Plastic Packaging Compared To Substitutes in the United States and Canada LIFE CYCLE IMPACTS OF PLASTIC PACKAGING COMPARED TO SUBSTITUTES IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA

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Apr 30, 2018

The goal of this report is to use LCA methodology to assess the environmental impacts of plastics packaging relative to alternative packaging in North America and answer the question: "If the plastic packaging were replaced with alternative type...

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Agricultural Plastics Recycling in Alberta AGRICULTURAL PLASTICS RECYCLING IN ALBERTA

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Apr 27, 2018

This document intends to provide an update on the state of agricultural plastics management in the Province of Alberta. It provides a history of the recycling pilot programs, surveys and research that have been done in the past decade and the current...

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Petrochemicals – A brief introduction PETROCHEMICALS – A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

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Apr 23, 2018

50 steam crackers in operation in EU 28, homogenous geographic coverage > 300,000 direct employees; 1,2 million incl. multiplying effects contribution to overall European GDP: 155 bn € (= 155,000,000,000 €) energy intense: > 80% of pr...

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Can Phage replace Chemicals in Post Harvest Poultry Processing? CAN PHAGE REPLACE CHEMICALS IN POST HARVEST POULTRY PROCESSING?

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Apr 11, 2018

The findings are of particular interest to meat and poultry processors looking to minimize the use of chemicals in their production processes and protect worker safety. These results challenge the perceived effectiveness of traditional chemical inter...

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QUANTIFYING THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF CHEMICAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT QUANTIFYING THE FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF CHEMICAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

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Apr 11, 2018

The survey findings enabled a calculation of the financial benefits gained through more efficient chemical inventory management, use, and reporting. On average, organizations achieved an annual financial benefit of $12,900 per laboratory staff user p...

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VACUUM SOLUTIONS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRIES VACUUM SOLUTIONS FOR CHEMICAL PROCESS INDUSTRIES

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Apr 06, 2018

Edwards is a world leader in the design, technology, and manufacture of dry vacuum pumps for process applications in the chemical, specialty chemicals, and pharmaceutical industries. Vacuum pumping systems need to handle organic solvents and compound...

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Understanding and Optimizing Weld Lines in Thermoplastic Molding UNDERSTANDING AND OPTIMIZING WELD LINES IN THERMOPLASTIC MOLDING

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Apr 05, 2018

Weld lines (also called knit lines) are surface defects that form during mold filling when flow fronts come together at sufficiently small interface angles. This typically happens where flow fronts rejoin after holes or where flow fronts merge from t...

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ADVANCING REFINING PETROCHEMICALS INTEGRATION IN THE ARABIAN GULF ADVANCING REFINING PETROCHEMICALS INTEGRATION IN THE ARABIAN GULF

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Mar 29, 2018

Petrochemicals facilities transform gas and liquid hydrocarbons to a wider range of petrochemical products. The feedstocks used to produce these chemicals, such as LPG, naphtha, and gas oil, are often from refinery sources. Integrating refinery and p...

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Dry Vacuum Solutions for Chemical and Pharmaceutical Applications DRY VACUUM SOLUTIONS FOR CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL APPLICATIONS

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Mar 23, 2018

Through the years many different vacuum technologies have been used to provide vacuum for chemical and pharmaceutical processes, including steam jet ejector, liquid ring, and rotary vane. Each of these technologies continues to have a place in chemic...

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Measuring the rheology of polymer solutions MEASURING THE RHEOLOGY OF POLYMER SOLUTIONS

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Mar 21, 2018

Polymers are versatile materials that play an important role in a diverse range of industrial applications. Polymeric solutions or suspensions provide joint lubrication in the human body, make foods appear rich and creamy, and impart stability to ink...

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HOW TO ENSURE CHEMICAL INVENTORY SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS HOW TO ENSURE CHEMICAL INVENTORY SAFETY AND COMPLIANCE WITH REGULATIONS

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Mar 21, 2018

A close look at how inconsistent, inefficient and inaccurate chemical inventory management processes are incurring higher risk, and how to address the challenges. The frequency with which federal, state and local safety regulations are being updated ...

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DIGITALISATION IN DOWNSTREAM OIL & GAS DIGITALISATION IN DOWNSTREAM OIL & GAS

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Mar 21, 2018

The era of ultra-low feedstock prices may be coming to an end. Downstream energy businesses are exploring how digital tools and data-centric operating practices can drive higher asset utilization across their portfolios. AVEVA's latest compliment...

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USING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO ASSESS CHEMICAL SAFETY: A UL INITIATIVE USING PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS TO ASSESS CHEMICAL SAFETY: A UL INITIATIVE

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Mar 20, 2018

The growing demand for consumer products that are safe and effective while also less harmful to the environment is driving manufacturers to identify new and alternative chemicals and chemical combinations that can support the development of innovativ...

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EMEA petrochemical outlook H1 2018 EMEA PETROCHEMICAL OUTLOOK H1 2018

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Mar 16, 2018

Rising domestic feedstock costs and new global supply will set the tone for the European petrochemicals industry in 2018, with a higher oil price environment overshadowing three years of remarkable margins for European asset-holders. In what is shapi...

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What to Consider when Designing Elastomer Compounds for Automated Injection Molding WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN DESIGNING ELASTOMER COMPOUNDS FOR AUTOMATED INJECTION MOLDING

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Mar 15, 2018

Elastomer compound design for injection molding is a complex balance of end-use properties, product specifications, chemistry, and processing characteristics. Careful consideration must be given to all variables, such as the physical form of the comp...

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UNDERSTANDING AND SELECTING PERFORMANCE ADDITIVES FOR RUBBER COMPOUNDING UNDERSTANDING AND SELECTING PERFORMANCE ADDITIVES FOR RUBBER COMPOUNDING

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Mar 15, 2018

This white paper addresses when and how to use performance additives. When properly selected, performance additives bring value and clear benefits to the application. They address manufacturing and process concerns to help maintain quality and consis...

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North American Plastics Industry Study 2018 NORTH AMERICAN PLASTICS INDUSTRY STUDY 2018

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Mar 15, 2018

In 2017, we highlighted that NAFTA negotiations, a strong dollar, and continuing interest rate increases required attention by business leaders. Despite this, North American plastics processors demonstrated overall strong operating results bolstered ...

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The Role of Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) in the American
Petrochemical Boom THE ROLE OF NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS (NGLS) IN THE AMERICAN PETROCHEMICAL BOOM

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Mar 15, 2018

In recent years, many Americans have experienced the benefits that increased domestic oil and gas production provides, such as lower costs for home heating and automobile gasoline, lower electricity costs, decreased electricity-sector emissions and r...

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PEROXIDE CUREABLE SILICONE INJECTION MOLDING PEROXIDE CUREABLE SILICONE INJECTION MOLDING

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Mar 15, 2018

High Consistency Rubber (HCR) silicone injection molding requires special considerations to manufacture quality parts. The selection of the press, mold design, and gate design are integral to success. HCR silicone processing poses unique challenges w...

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Choosing the Right Type of Chemical Gauge CHOOSING THE RIGHT TYPE OF CHEMICAL GAUGE

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Mar 15, 2018

When deciding on the best gauge for a specific liquid monitoring solution, it’s critical to have a full understanding of the various options available and how certain styles and materials can benefit the job at hand. But with so many types of g...

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ADVANCES IN CHEMICAL RESISTANT DISPOSABLE GLOVES IMPROVE PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE AND VALUE ADVANCES IN CHEMICAL RESISTANT DISPOSABLE GLOVES IMPROVE PROTECTION, PERFORMANCE AND VALUE

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Mar 14, 2018

Among the more than 60 million unique registered chemicals worldwide, roughly 80,000 are used regularly across industries and applications — and in a multitude of combinations. Of those, many are hazardous, with accidental contact resulting in ...

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The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals THE GLOBALLY HARMONIZED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELING OF CHEMICALS

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Mar 14, 2018

The United Nations’ Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is widely acknowledged to be one of the most significant regulatory changes to affect worldwide workplace health and safety practices in many years...

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Petrochemical Industry in India: Determinants, Challenges and Opportunities PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN INDIA: DETERMINANTS, CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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Mar 14, 2018

Petrochemical sector is no doubt, vital for the stimulation of economic growth and development of any country, and India is not an exception. This sector needs more government assistance in technology expansion, and financial help in order to grow fa...

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3 Essential Benefits of Intelligent CPQ for Chemicals & Process Companies 3 ESSENTIAL BENEFITS OF INTELLIGENT CPQ FOR CHEMICALS & PROCESS COMPANIES

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Mar 14, 2018

In a diverse and demanding marketplace with many product classes and customer scenarios to consider, sales teams in today’s complex chemicals and process businesses are constantly juggling variables that can potentially slow the sales process. ...

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NOVEL METHODS FOR ACCELERATING NEXT-GENERATION AGROCHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT NOVEL METHODS FOR ACCELERATING NEXT-GENERATION AGROCHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 14, 2018

The agrochemicals industry has come under increasing pressure to bring to market new, less costly, and highly effective crop protection products with reduced environmental footprint compared to traditional herbicides and pesticides. To respond to the...

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4 Ways to Effectively Monitor Total Chlorine in Liquid Hydrocarbons 4 WAYS TO EFFECTIVELY MONITOR TOTAL CHLORINE IN LIQUID HYDROCARBONS

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Mar 12, 2018

Chlorine in crude oil can hydrolyze during processing to form hydrochloric acid. Many refiners rely on semi-periodic testing of inorganic chlorides. However, what if a desalter upset occurs or an organic chlorine slug is present in the incoming crude...

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How to Gain Complete Control of Your Chemical Inventory HOW TO GAIN COMPLETE CONTROL OF YOUR CHEMICAL INVENTORY

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Mar 08, 2018

This in-depth white paper explains best practices for effectively controlling and reporting laboratory chemical inventory, and explains how to optimize chemical management activities; ensure accurate, real-time chemical data; and, address regulatory ...

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THE GCC PETROCHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY THE GCC PETROCHEMICAL AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 07, 2018

The chemical industry is one of the oldest industries in the GCC, which contributes significantly towards regional industrial and manufacturing growth. The science-based industry serves as a building block for all downstream industries and contribute...

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Bio-energy and Bio-chemicals Synthesis Report BIO-ENERGY AND BIO-CHEMICALS SYNTHESIS REPORT

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Mar 05, 2018

High-value chemicals and materials; traditional products such as pulp and paper or construction materials; and energy products such as heat, power and transportation fuels. This resurgent industry will continue to provide jobs to the population in ru...

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An Intelligent Solution for Hydrophillic Interaction Liquid Chromatography Method Development AN INTELLIGENT SOLUTION FOR HYDROPHILLIC INTERACTION LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY METHOD DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 03, 2018

In this white paper, it will be demonstrated that the use of three HILIC phases, which provide very different and complementary selectivity to one another, is both practical and effective for HILIC method development. These selectivity differences ca...

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Discriminating insulin analogs with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry DISCRIMINATING INSULIN ANALOGS WITH LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY-MASS SPECTROMETRY

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Mar 02, 2018

There is currently a half-dozen different insulin analogs on the market. These differ from each other and from natural insulin by just a few amino acids but exhibit markedly different pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties. Liquid chromatogra...

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CONTINUOUS FLOW CHEMISTRY (PROCESSING)
FOR INTERMEDIATES AND APIs CONTINUOUS FLOW CHEMISTRY (PROCESSING) FOR INTERMEDIATES AND APIS

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Mar 01, 2018

Many contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) offer continuous flow chemistry, but few have the technical capabilities to help customers take full advantage. The potential benefits for active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) development and manufac...

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ADVANCING CHEMICAL SAFETY ASSESSMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY ADVANCING CHEMICAL SAFETY ASSESSMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

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Feb 21, 2018

SINCE 1999, the International Council of Chemical Associations’ (ICCA) Long-Range Research Initiative (LRI) has supported high-quality scientific research to address the demands of decision-makers and the public to better understand the potenti...

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Making Brexit Work for the Chemical Industry MAKING BREXIT WORK FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 21, 2018

A strong chemical manufacturing sector is at the heart of every successful economy. The chemical industry is an important part of the economic, social and environmental life of the UK, with its products providing essential building blocks for other s...

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Roadmap for the Dutch Chemical Industry towards 2050 ROADMAP FOR THE DUTCH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TOWARDS 2050

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Feb 20, 2018

Objective: 80-95 percent greenhouse gas reduction The Paris Agreement, concluded in December 2015, calls for actions to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions over the next few decades. Actions taken by the Dutch chemical industry, together with...

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Industry 4.0 and the chemicals industry INDUSTRY 4.0 AND THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Feb 16, 2018

The Chemicals and Specialty Materials group within Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations practice helps companies understand and apply Industry 4.0 technologies in pursuit of their business imperatives. Our insight...

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How to Compare and Select a Chemical Inventory Management System HOW TO COMPARE AND SELECT A CHEMICAL INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Feb 15, 2018

Research organizations are facing a maelstrom of increasing chemical regulation -- such as the GHS update to OSHA's Hazardous Communications rule -- resulting in an ever-growing volume of chemical-related data to manage and report. Chemical inven...

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Asia petrochemical outlook 2018 ASIA PETROCHEMICAL OUTLOOK 2018

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Feb 15, 2018

While all trade routes in the petrochemical market have in the past led to China, 2018 is the year when these routes could begin to show signs of slow reversal — leading to the rise of China as a dominant Asian exporter in the next decade. Chin...

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How to Survive a Chemical Management Audit HOW TO SURVIVE A CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT AUDIT

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Feb 14, 2018

Every year, many organizations fail to pass workplace chemical audits because they are not managing and controlling chemicals and related supplies in accordance with OSHA and EPA regulations. One of the main causes for the continuing chemical safety ...

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The Comprehensive Guide to Photo Chemical Machining THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO PHOTO CHEMICAL MACHINING

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Feb 14, 2018

There are many benefits that photochemical machining can provide for your precision components. Download this white paper, and learn everything you need to know about this versatile process.

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Oil & Gas Industry in India OIL & GAS INDUSTRY IN INDIA

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Feb 14, 2018

India is one of the fastest growing major economies in the world and the third largest consumer of petroleum products, after US and China.1 Although there is an increased focus on gas and renewables, demand for oil has always been on the rise, and is...

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Big Data for Operator Support in Chemical Plants BIG DATA FOR OPERATOR SUPPORT IN CHEMICAL PLANTS

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Feb 13, 2018

Driven by the development of the Internet and IoT, the amount of data we are generating every day has exploded in the last few years. Therefore, big data analytics has become increasingly important for many companies trying to mine data to better und...

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Digital Opportunities for Chemical Producers DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHEMICAL PRODUCERS

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Feb 13, 2018

Chemical producers were among the first to use digital technologies extensively. From the days of the earliest digital plant controllers, they have used data to improve their operations. Their R&D teams have tapped large data sets in their search...

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2016 National Post-Consumer Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Report 2016 NATIONAL POST-CONSUMER PLASTIC BAG & FILM RECYCLING REPORT

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Feb 09, 2018

This 2016 National Postconsumer Plastic Bag and Film Recycling Report is the 12th annual report on the amount of plastic bags and film recovered in the United States (U.S.) for recycling. This research was conducted and the report finalized by More R...

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A new chemicals policy in Europe – new opportunities for industry A NEW CHEMICALS POLICY IN EUROPE – NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDUSTRY

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Feb 08, 2018

The European Commission has proposed a new system for the regulation of the production, import and use of chemicals, the REACH system. It aims to create a uniform system where both existing and new chemicals have to be registered and assessed. Chemic...

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Increasing Pressures in Agricultural Chemical R&D Demand New Workflow Solutions INCREASING PRESSURES IN AGRICULTURAL CHEMICAL R&D DEMAND NEW WORKFLOW SOLUTIONS

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Feb 08, 2018

Increases in regulatory scrutiny on consumer safety, shifts in popular perception and the urgency to stay in front of chemical resistance curves all impact the agricultural chemicals industry. Meanwhile, food demands increase as the global population...

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Elements of the BUSINESS OF CHEMISTRY ELEMENTS OF THE BUSINESS OF CHEMISTRY

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Feb 07, 2018

Chemistry: it’s in everything and it’s everywhere. By its very nature, everything around us—from air and water to the products and technologies we use every day, even our own living tissue—is chemistry in motion. The business ...

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Choosing the Right Vacuum Technology for Chemical and Pharmaceutical Processes CHOOSING THE RIGHT VACUUM TECHNOLOGY FOR CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSES

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Feb 06, 2018

Selecting the right vacuum technology for chemical and pharmaceutical processing applications is often difficult. Firstly, a vacuum system must deliver the required pumping speed at operating pressure and ensure the required pump-down time. Secondly,...

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Choosing the Right Technology for Chemical Processes CHOOSING THE RIGHT TECHNOLOGY FOR CHEMICAL PROCESSES

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Feb 06, 2018

Selecting the right vacuum technology for chemical and pharmaceutical processing applications is often difficult. A vacuum system must deliver the required pumping speed and ensure the required pump-down time. It cannot be sensitive to process gases ...

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Selection route of chemical protective gloves SELECTION ROUTE OF CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE GLOVES

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Feb 05, 2018

Selection of chemical protective gloves is often a challenging exercise. There are more than 60 million registered chemicals (reference: CAS registry). Many different chemicals and chemical mixes are used in a typical production process or production...

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Metal-to-Plastic Conversion: REVOLUTIONIZING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS METAL-TO-PLASTIC CONVERSION: REVOLUTIONIZING THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

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Feb 02, 2018

Even though it’s been around since the 1950s when engineering-grade resins were first introduced, many manufacturers are still not familiar with the many benefits of metal-to-plastic conversion. As this process continues to evolve with the rapi...

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PlasticsEurope Annual Review 2017-2018 PLASTICSEUROPE ANNUAL REVIEW 2017-2018

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Feb 02, 2018

This Annual Review provides a short overview of some of PlasticsEurope’s most important activities in the past year – both at EU level and through our network of regional offices. The highlight of this report is of course ‘Plastics ...

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Liquid Ring Vacuum Technology for the Chemical Industry LIQUID RING VACUUM TECHNOLOGY FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 31, 2018

Vacuum technology has never stopped developing not only in the recent past but for decades it has continued to progress. Today, dry screw vacuum pumps are used in chemical processing technology and many other applications just as dry claw vacuum pump...

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Analysts predict rosy outlook for U.S. plastics industry in 2018 ANALYSTS PREDICT ROSY OUTLOOK FOR U.S. PLASTICS INDUSTRY IN 2018

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Jan 30, 2018

The domestic plastics industry has been in constant expansion since hitting bottom during the Great Recession. It will maintain that momentum in 2018, and perhaps even accelerate it. Moreover, the world economy seems to be in lockstep, experiencing a...

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Designing High-Refractive Index Polymers Using Materials Informatics DESIGNING HIGH-REFRACTIVE INDEX POLYMERS USING MATERIALS INFORMATICS

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Jan 22, 2018

A machine learning strategy is presented for the rapid discovery of new polymeric materials satisfying multiple desirable properties. Of particular interest is the design of high refractive index polymers. Our in silico approach employs a series of q...

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Americas petrochemical outlook H1 2018 AMERICAS PETROCHEMICAL OUTLOOK H1 2018

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Jan 20, 2018

Major capacity additions stand to again play a prominent role in key petrochemicals markets in the Americas in 2018 as the US industry rebounds from Hurricane Harvey-related disruptions and project delays. In fact, if 2017 stands to be defined by Har...

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EMERGING MARKETS RISING DEMAND FOR AGROCHEMICALS EMERGING MARKETS RISING DEMAND FOR AGROCHEMICALS

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Jan 18, 2018

As emerging markets become more accessible, new market opportunities arise in many different sectors, notably in agriculture, giving an opportunity for western conglomerates to implement themselves. This sector generally contains more than half of th...

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Reduce Cycle Time in Gas Assist Injection Molding by 20-50% REDUCE CYCLE TIME IN GAS ASSIST INJECTION MOLDING BY 20-50%

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Jan 17, 2018

Over the past few decades, the use of Gas Assist Injection Molding (GAIM) has been expanding in North America and elsewhere in the world. GAIM is an injection molding process whereby the molten polymer is injected into the mold followed by an injecti...

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Fire Impacts on Regional Emissions and Chemistry FIRE IMPACTS ON REGIONAL EMISSIONS AND CHEMISTRY

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Jan 11, 2018

Vegetation fires ignited through natural processes or by human activities occur in various ecosystems around the globe, consuming massive amounts of biomass and releasing a variety of particulate and gaseous emissions into the atmosphere, where they ...

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A FULLY AUTOMATED LC-MS WORKFLOW FOR IDENTIFYING TARGETS IN CHEMICAL REACTIONS A FULLY AUTOMATED LC-MS WORKFLOW FOR IDENTIFYING TARGETS IN CHEMICAL REACTIONS

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Jan 10, 2018

End-to-end automation of an integrated liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) workflow for target screening applications is readily achievable and yields substantial advantages. An automated, robust platform that combines high-quality target...

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How to Evaluate Chemically Resistant Adhesives HOW TO EVALUATE CHEMICALLY RESISTANT ADHESIVES

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Jan 10, 2018

Master Bond’s paper offers a guide to evaluating and selecting adhesive products exposed to harsh chemical environments. This article examines the importance of exposure variables, chemical interactions, testing and includes practical suggestio...

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Chemistry 4.0 Growth through innovation in a transforming world CHEMISTRY 4.0 GROWTH THROUGH INNOVATION IN A TRANSFORMING WORLD

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Jan 09, 2018

Chemical and pharmaceutical companies in Germany have shown time and again that they can successfully master the tectonic shifts in our competitive environment; examples in the 150 year old history of industrial chemistry are changes in raw materials...

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Chemicals Executive M&A Report 2018 CHEMICALS EXECUTIVE M&A REPORT 2018

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Jan 05, 2018

Overall, executives are bullish about the prospects for M&A in the chemicals industry, but our 2018 Chemicals Executive M&A Report finds the industry could be near its peak. Future deals will likely prove to be more complex, as the pace of so...

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Chemical Corrosion Inhibitors CHEMICAL CORROSION INHIBITORS

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Jan 04, 2018

As the installed water-based fire sprinklers in the US continue to age, many systems begin to experience pinhole leaks caused by corrosion on the internal surfaces of the piping. The current state-of-the-art1 research regarding corrosion in fire spri...

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Industry 4.0: Top Challenges for Chemical Manufacturing INDUSTRY 4.0: TOP CHALLENGES FOR CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Jan 03, 2018

Industry 4.0 is transforming chemical manufacturing. Companies are adapting to the digital world, recognizing the power of “connection” among products, production equipment, and personnel. But transformation entails challenges. Some are s...

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Analysis of Microplastics using FTIR Imaging ANALYSIS OF MICROPLASTICS USING FTIR IMAGING

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Jan 03, 2018

In recent years, plastic pollution has received an increasing amount of interest from researchers, politicians, and the public. Microplastics (<5 mm) are a particular concern as they are suspected to accumulate in the environment and aquatic life....

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C O U N T E R I N G  P R E J U D I C E S  A B O U T  PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS C O U N T E R I N G P R E J U D I C E S A B O U T PEOPLE WHO USE DRUGS

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Jan 01, 2018

Global Commission on Drug Policy has shown how the potential harms of drugs for people and communities are exacerbated by repressive drug control policies at local, national and international levels. The present report, while fully acknowledging the ...

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Fitness-for-Service Evaluation of the Off-Gas Scrubber Chemical Plant FITNESS-FOR-SERVICE EVALUATION OF THE OFF-GAS SCRUBBER CHEMICAL PLANT

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Dec 30, 2017

The objective of this project was to assist BigChem Chemical Company with an evaluation of the fitness-for-service of the off-gas scrubber at the Choctaw Plant. The scrubber has been in service since the mid-1970s. It has been inspected during turnar...

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Diversity landscape of the chemical sciences DIVERSITY LANDSCAPE OF THE CHEMICAL SCIENCES

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Dec 29, 2017

The chemical sciences should represent our society. Diverse teams produce better science. It is only by drawing talent from the widest range of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences that we can be sure we are maximizing innovation and creativity...

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Unsaturated Polyester Resins Incorporating Bio Succinic Acid UNSATURATED POLYESTER RESINS INCORPORATING BIO SUCCINIC ACID

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Dec 29, 2017

BioAmber is a renewable chemicals company. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstock into chemicals for use in a wide variety of everyday products, including plastics, ...

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CHEMICALS & PLASTICS INDUSTRY IN TURKEY CHEMICALS & PLASTICS INDUSTRY IN TURKEY

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Dec 28, 2017

This report analyses the development of the chemical sector in Turkey, its current situation, strengths, and weaknesses. We hope to shed some light on where and how Flemish companies can find business opportunities in one of the most important sector...

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UK Top Bio-based Chemicals Opportunities UK TOP BIO-BASED CHEMICALS OPPORTUNITIES

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Dec 27, 2017

Bio-based chemicals could play a key part in a sustainable, low carbon chemicals sector in combination with recycling and the pursuit of other sustainability characteristics such as low toxicity. They offer the opportunity to generate low carbon ener...

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The more you know, the more you save: a smart approach to
chemical characterization THE MORE YOU KNOW, THE MORE YOU SAVE: A SMART APPROACH TO CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION

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Dec 27, 2017

In this paper, the importance and application of an optimized chemical characterization are discussed, highlighting the possibility to save time and money by reducing the amount of in vivo tests needed. Finally, Eurofins Medical Device Testing’...

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On-site Chemicals: Do You Know Your Exposure? ON-SITE CHEMICALS: DO YOU KNOW YOUR EXPOSURE?

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Dec 26, 2017

With more than three million facilities employing over 30 million workers exposed daily to chemicals, it’s surprising how little most employers know about the chemicals they have on-premise. This paper explores the necessity, the benefits and t...

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The chemical and pharmaceutical industry must break with tradition THE CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY MUST BREAK WITH TRADITION

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Dec 20, 2017

The chemical and pharmaceutical industry makes innovative products, but businesses are often operated in a traditional way. Efficiency, safety and being able to respond rapidly to the outside world are more important than ever. System and chain integ...

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How digital transformation is reformulating the chemicals industry HOW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS REFORMULATING THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Dec 20, 2017

In today’s digital economy, you either disrupt—or you get disrupted. As one of the largest and most diverse business sectors in the world, the chemicals industry is a strategic supplier to virtually all segments of the economy. However, t...

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Meeting the Analytical Challenges of Modern Polymer Chemistry MEETING THE ANALYTICAL CHALLENGES OF MODERN POLYMER CHEMISTRY

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Dec 20, 2017

The emergence of new and increasingly complex synthetic biopolymers, novel polymers, and polymer additives with a broad range of structural and compositional diversity has been a driving force in the development of advanced separation and analytical ...

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Chemical Reaction Engineering CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING

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Dec 12, 2017

Simulations in chemical reaction engineering are used for different reasons during the investigation and development of a reaction process or system. In the initial stages, they are used to dissect and understand the processor system. By setting up a...

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A Roadmap for Advancing Green Chemistry in Washington State A ROADMAP FOR ADVANCING GREEN CHEMISTRY IN WASHINGTON STATE

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Dec 12, 2017

Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduces or eliminates the use and generation of hazardous substances. Green chemistry seeks to advance implementation of 12 guiding principles (see Appendix A). These principles he...

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Chemical Industry 4.0 - A Formula for Investment CHEMICAL INDUSTRY 4.0 - A FORMULA FOR INVESTMENT

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Dec 12, 2017

Digital transformation is widely recognized as an imperative for the UK chemical industry. Senior management is demanding that the business case for investment in Industry 4.0 offers a reliable return on investment. Experts from the sector interviewe...

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Polymers in Building and Construction POLYMERS IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

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Dec 12, 2017

Polymers have become increasingly important as engineering materials. Their range of properties and applications is at least as broad as that of other major classes of materials, and ease of fabrication frequently makes it possible to produce finishe...

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Leading manufacturer of pressure equipment for chemical, petrochemical, oil refining industries LEADING MANUFACTURER OF PRESSURE EQUIPMENT FOR CHEMICAL, PETROCHEMICAL, OIL REFINING INDUSTRIES

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Dec 10, 2017

COMES is one of the leading Romanian suppliers of pressure vessels and equipments for oil & gas, chemical/petrochemical and nuclear industries. Our mission is to answer our customers’ requirements and expectations by promptly offering quali...

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Theoretical research and application of petrochemical Cyber-physical Systems THEORETICAL RESEARCH AND APPLICATION OF PETROCHEMICAL CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS

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Dec 07, 2017

A petrochemical smart factory is a green, efficient, safe and sustainable modern factory that combines cutting-edge information and communication technology with petrochemical advanced technology and equipment. A Cyber-physical System (CPS) is the in...

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Chemical Footprint of Products Commonly Used in Pediatric Patient Rooms CHEMICAL FOOTPRINT OF PRODUCTS COMMONLY USED IN PEDIATRIC PATIENT ROOMS

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Dec 05, 2017

This study was designed to assess the chemical footprint of products commonly found in a hospital pediatric patient room. Pediatrics was chosen for evaluation because of the well-recognized greater sensitivity of children to exposure to toxic chemica...

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Coping with Temperature Variation on the Surface of Dies - Smart Polymer Chemistry COPING WITH TEMPERATURE VARIATION ON THE SURFACE OF DIES - SMART POLYMER CHEMISTRY

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Nov 30, 2017

Overcoming variations in die temperature to provide an evenly distributed protective coating has been a long standing and challenging problem in high pressure die casting. Traditionally the ability of a die casting lubricant to form a protective die ...

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SPECIALTY CHEMICALS IN INDIA SPECIALTY CHEMICALS IN INDIA

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Nov 30, 2017

Specialty chemicals, which comprise low volume, high value chemicals with specific applications, constitute a significant part of the Indian chemcial industry. With increasing demand for value added high performance products in all spheres of the lif...

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATURAL GAS AND OIL INDUSTRY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE NATURAL GAS AND OIL INDUSTRY

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Nov 30, 2017

The natural gas and oil industry already is and will continue to be a major source of job opportunities. In fact, the industry currently supports more than 10.3 million U.S. jobs, and an IHS report projects 1.9 million direct job opportunities will b...

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Achieving operational excellence in chemical applications ACHIEVING OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

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Nov 30, 2017

Chemical and petrochemical industry applications can prove extremely demanding for level measurement technology. This white paper explains the challenges presented and compares the ability of traditional and modern measurement methods to perform accu...

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Using Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography for Large Proteins and Antibodies Analysis USING REVERSED-PHASE LIQUID CHROMATOGRAPHY FOR LARGE PROTEINS AND ANTIBODIES ANALYSIS

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Nov 30, 2017

For many years pharmaceutical companies have taken a deliberate approach to create new small molecule drugs for disease treatment. These new chemical entities and their analogs were often synthesized in large numbers and then tested for efficacy for ...

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Trust Challenge Facing the Global Oil & Gas Industry TRUST CHALLENGE FACING THE GLOBAL OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

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Nov 29, 2017

The enormous economic contribution of the oil and gas industry to many national economies makes its future of critical importance to the global community. Yet despite the instrumental role oil and gas plays in economic transformation and mobility, th...

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Understanding Rheology of Thermoplastic Polymers UNDERSTANDING RHEOLOGY OF THERMOPLASTIC POLYMERS

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Nov 29, 2017

Rheological testing of thermoplastic materials can be performed on both solid samples and on melts. This is important because the choice of material form and physical state is more than a matter of convenience: Product performance issues usually are ...

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Polymer Particle Technology POLYMER PARTICLE TECHNOLOGY

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Nov 25, 2017

Polymer particle technology is the fabrication of primary Nano to Micron size range resin particles, and its scope for a range of industries that include chemical, petrochemical, agricultural, food, pharmaceuticals, mineral processing, and advanced m...

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Manufacturing Excellence in Specialty Chemicals: Six Essential Levers MANUFACTURING EXCELLENCE IN SPECIALTY CHEMICALS: SIX ESSENTIAL LEVERS

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Nov 25, 2017

The specialty chemicals landscape is undergoing significant transformation. Many large, integrated chemical companies are increasing their business footprint in specialty chemicals. Abundant merger and acquisition activity (M&A) is creating new s...

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Will the US Continue its Downstream Capacity Buildout? WILL THE US CONTINUE ITS DOWNSTREAM CAPACITY BUILDOUT?

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Nov 24, 2017

The US contains the largest and one of the most sophisticated refining and petrochemical networks in the world. Several factors are changing the landscape of these industries. This report provides an analysis of the current state of the US refining a...

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Asia Pacific ASIA PACIFIC'S PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 23, 2017

In recent years, the petrochemical industry has experienced a technological renaissance, shaking up global supply dynamics. Fast-evolving trends in the petrochemical sector are promoting the industry’s adoption of cost-effective, non-oil feedst...

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ACCELERATING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY ACCELERATING DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Nov 22, 2017

Digital Transformation is much more than a technology play. It’s a key driver for the survival of businesses across every industry in every market in the world. It’s also an opportunity to overcome barriers and challenges to innovation. T...

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US Northeast Petrochemical Industry Market Outlook 2018 US NORTHEAST PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY MARKET OUTLOOK 2018

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Nov 22, 2017

This whitepaper provides a near-term market overview for the petrochemical industry in the Northeast Region of the United States (U.S.) It also includes an update of current and proposed projects, a perspective on regional challenges to petrochemical...

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Crystallization in Process Chemistry CRYSTALLIZATION IN PROCESS CHEMISTRY

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Nov 15, 2017

The challenge remains that the successful implementation of PAT technologies often requires a level of expertise that necessitates the creation of specialist groups which can only focus on a small number of high priority projects at one time. For cry...

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Employees in plastics processing industry overwhelmingly
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Nov 09, 2017

According to the PlasticsToday Salary Survey, the compensation and benefits packages are better than average, job satisfaction is overwhelmingly on the positive side and a stunning 91% of respondents said they still considered plastics processing to ...

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MEETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS THROUGH BETTER COATING CHEMISTRY MEETING GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS THROUGH BETTER COATING CHEMISTRY

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Nov 08, 2017

The coatings industry, just like every other segment of the chemical industry, is innovating in response to new and expanding environmental regulations. As one of the world's biggest users of chemical ingredients, coatings manufacturers are under...

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Chemicals industry supplement to leasing standard CHEMICALS INDUSTRY SUPPLEMENT TO LEASING STANDARD

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Nov 03, 2017

Last year, the FASB issued a new standard on leases under which lessees will be required to bring substantially all leases onto their balance sheets. Some changes could also significantly impact certain lessors. The new guidance will likely introduce...

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Polyvinyl alcohol: Revival of a long lost polymer POLYVINYL ALCOHOL: REVIVAL OF A LONG LOST POLYMER

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Nov 02, 2017

With target-oriented drug discovery and an increasing focus on specialized medicines, the manufacturing of final drug products is becoming more and more complex. The processing and formulation of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) designed with...

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Safety and health in the use of agrochemicals SAFETY AND HEALTH IN THE USE OF AGROCHEMICALS

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Oct 26, 2017

Agrochemicals are used worldwide to improve or protect crops and livestock. Fertilisers are applied to obtain good yields from crops that are protected from insects and disease by the timely use of pesticides. Farm animals are similarly protected fro...

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LIFE PREDICTION OF POLYMERS: MODEL VALIDATION LIFE PREDICTION OF POLYMERS: MODEL VALIDATION

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Oct 25, 2017

This is particularly important for polymeric materials as their properties are time and temperature dependent and can be significantly affected by the fluids they come into contact with. To predict life, accelerated laboratory tests can be carried ou...

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Accelerating Europe towards a sustainable future ACCELERATING EUROPE TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

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Oct 25, 2017

The European chemical industry is strongly committed to the global framework consisting of the UN2030 Agenda for sustainable development and the Paris Climate Agreement. Together they provide a global framework for action that goes beyond regional bo...

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Chemicals sector: industrial decarbonisation and energy efficiency action plan CHEMICALS SECTOR: INDUSTRIAL DECARBONISATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY ACTION PLAN

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Oct 18, 2017

We welcome this action plan and the collaborative approach between the Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP) and government through which it has been produced. The CGP is the industry body which is working to deliver its chemistry fuelled growth vision ...

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Digital Transformation in the Chemicals Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Oct 15, 2017

Globalization, major regional shifts of demand and supply base, geopolitical risks, increased competition, and exponentially growing regulatory requirements threaten established strategic models in the chemical industry. Company leaders are faced wit...

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Chemicals Sector - Government Industrial Decarbonisation and Energy Efficiency Roadmap Action Plan CHEMICALS SECTOR - GOVERNMENT INDUSTRIAL DECARBONISATION AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY ROADMAP ACTION PLAN

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Oct 10, 2017

With industry representing nearly a quarter of UK emissions, helping industrial sectors decarbonize and improve their energy efficiency is a crucial part of our Clean Growth Strategy for meeting the UK’s legally binding Carbon Budgets. It will ...

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LIFE PREDICTION OF POLYMERS FOR THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY LIFE PREDICTION OF POLYMERS FOR THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY

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Oct 10, 2017

As the service conditions in the oil and gas industry become increasingly more demanding, there is a greater need to demonstrate that the materials selected are fit for service. This is particularly important for polymeric materials as their properti...

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Preparing for a Changing Petrochemical Supply Landscape PREPARING FOR A CHANGING PETROCHEMICAL SUPPLY LANDSCAPE

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Oct 10, 2017

With the rapid increase in unconventional hydrocarbons production (e.g., shale oil and gas), North America has a surplus of natural gas, giving the region a significant cost advantage in ethylene production (steam cracking). There are at least four n...

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Chemical Enterprise Production Management System Based on ERP CHEMICAL ENTERPRISE PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BASED ON ERP

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Oct 06, 2017

This paper studies the status and problems of applying ERP systems in chemical enterprises in order to effectively implement the ERP system, reduce production cost, improve economic efficiency and promote scientific and standard management of enterpr...

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An Introduction to Chemical Adsorption Analytical Techniques and Methods AN INTRODUCTION TO CHEMICAL ADSORPTION ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES AND METHODS

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Oct 03, 2017

Catalysts are used in a variety of applications from the production of consumer goods to the protection of the environment. Optimum design and efficient utilization of catalysts require a thorough understanding of the surface structure and surface ch...

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Big Data: a big opportunity for the petroleum and petrochemical industry BIG DATA: A BIG OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PETROLEUM AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Sep 21, 2017

The emergence of Big Data has revolutionized every industry around the globe and, the petroleum and petrochemical (P&P) industry is no exception. In fact, innovation in oil and gas is increasingly being used to refer to advances in Big Data, pred...

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Improving Energy Effi ciency at U.S. Plastics Manufacturing Plants IMPROVING ENERGY EFFI CIENCY AT U.S. PLASTICS MANUFACTURING PLANTS

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Sep 20, 2017

U.S. plastics manufacturing companies stand to boost their competitiveness, productivity, and profits if they take steps now to make their industrial processes and equipment more energy efficient. This is the major finding of a series of assessments ...

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Brexit and UK Chemical Compliance BREXIT AND UK CHEMICAL COMPLIANCE

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Sep 19, 2017

It seems clear that the UK will leave the EU by the end of March 2019, two years after the Government’s Article 50 notification. There seems to be broad agreement in Government to look for a transition period commencing at the point of exit and...

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2016–17 Australian Plastics Recycling Survey 2016–17 AUSTRALIAN PLASTICS RECYCLING SURVEY

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Aug 17, 2017

In 2017, the Department of the Environment and Energy, and Queensland, Western Australian, Victorian and NSW state agencies commissioned the annual Australian Plastics Recycling Survey (APRS) to capture the consumption and recycling of plastics in Au...

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How Smart Chemistry for 3D Printed Parts Optimizes Support Removal for PolyJet Technology HOW SMART CHEMISTRY FOR 3D PRINTED PARTS OPTIMIZES SUPPORT REMOVAL FOR POLYJET TECHNOLOGY

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Aug 15, 2017

PolyJet™ printing is one of the most common Additive Manufacturing printing types used in industry and in labs. PolyJet printing layers are jetted liquid photopolymers that are instantly UV cured to create 3D models that can be handled immediat...

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New, Safe, Simple, Standard practice to sample hazardous liquefied gas NEW, SAFE, SIMPLE, STANDARD PRACTICE TO SAMPLE HAZARDOUS LIQUEFIED GAS

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Aug 10, 2017

Hazardous liquefied gases such as Chlorine, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and others are toxic chemical where no exposure is allowed for the operator. Considerable effort is required to obtain a representative sample that will then be examined by var...

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Hazardous Waste and Chemical Management Plan HAZARDOUS WASTE AND CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT PLAN

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Jul 24, 2017

This Hazardous Waste and Chemical Management Plan (HWCMP) has been prepared to meet the requirements of Consent Condition 5.7. Where there is any conflict between the provisions of this HWCMP and the applicable statutory requirements (i.e. licences, ...

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Comparison of Plastics-to-Fuel and Petrochemistry Manufacturing Emissions to Common Manufacturing Emissions COMPARISON OF PLASTICS-TO-FUEL AND PETROCHEMISTRY MANUFACTURING EMISSIONS TO COMMON MANUFACTURING EMISSIONS

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Jul 24, 2017

Plastics-to-Fuel and Petrochemistry (PTFP) facilities produce fuels and chemical products from post-use plastics that are not traditionally recycled in commercial markets. PTFP technologies are a new generation of a manufacturing process known as pyr...

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Continuous Vacuum Filtration Technologies for Sulfuric and Hydrochloric Acid Slurries CONTINUOUS VACUUM FILTRATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR SULFURIC AND HYDROCHLORIC ACID SLURRIES

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Jul 20, 2017

This white paper discusses highly acidic chemical process slurries and the use of continuous vacuum filtration technologies for filtration, cake washing and drying. First, the basics and benefits of continuous vacuum filtration technologies are revie...

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Digital Transformation Initiative Oil and Gas Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

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Jul 13, 2017

Digital transformation is emerging as a driver of sweeping change in the world around us. Connectivity has shown the potential to empower millions of people while providing businesses with unparalleled opportunities for value creation and capture. Si...

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The New Plastics Economy Rethinking the future of plastics THE NEW PLASTICS ECONOMY RETHINKING THE FUTURE OF PLASTICS

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Jul 12, 2017

Plastics have become the ubiquitous workhorse material of the modern economy – combining unrivaled functional properties with low cost. Their use has increased twentyfold in the past half-century and is expected to double again in the next 20 y...

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U.S. Foundation Opportunities in Sustainable Fiber and Textiles U.S. FOUNDATION OPPORTUNITIES IN SUSTAINABLE FIBER AND TEXTILES

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Jul 12, 2017

Over the past four decades, a movement to re-examine, re-localize, and improve the sustainability of food production and processing has grown dramatically in the U.S. and globally. U.S. nonprofits have played a key role in raising public awareness an...

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UK plastics producers face critical Brexit challenges UK PLASTICS PRODUCERS FACE CRITICAL BREXIT CHALLENGES

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Jul 10, 2017

UK polyethylene price volatility might have been expected post the Brexit referendum. The value of sterling plunged once the outcome was known. And the pound has been volatile since. This insight piece put together by leading ICIS editors Nigel Davis...

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From Medicinal Chemistry to Human Health FROM MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY TO HUMAN HEALTH

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Jul 03, 2017

Scientific and technological breakthroughs have compelled the current players in drug discovery to increasingly incorporate knowledge-based approaches. This evolving paradigm, which has its roots attached to the recent advances in medicinal chemistry...

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Driving Results for Plastics Recycling Success DRIVING RESULTS FOR PLASTICS RECYCLING SUCCESS

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Jun 30, 2017

The growing availability of recycled plastics inspires new businesses and creates jobs. The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Division is proud to assist that growth.

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CXS chemical dry vacuum pump brings smart vacuum to the process industry CXS CHEMICAL DRY VACUUM PUMP BRINGS SMART VACUUM TO THE PROCESS INDUSTRY

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Jun 30, 2017

Dry vacuum pumps are now well established around the world as an efficient, reliable option for demanding chemical processing industry applications. They are used to pump some of the most aggressive and problematic gases in a broad range of processes...

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Life Prediction of Polymers for the Oil and Gas Industry LIFE PREDICTION OF POLYMERS FOR THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

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Jun 29, 2017

As the service conditions in the oil and gas industry become increasingly more demanding, there is a greater need to demonstrate that the materials selected are fit for service. This is particularly important for polymeric materials as their properti...

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Trends and Perspectives in Industrial Water Treatment TRENDS AND PERSPECTIVES IN INDUSTRIAL WATER TREATMENT

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Jun 21, 2017

Global changes in water availability and the manifold regulatory frameworks have already prompted many companies to develop ambitious strategies to improve their water use efficiency. This requires a combination of know-how and process technology, em...

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Specifying Control Valves to Optimize Continuous Processes SPECIFYING CONTROL VALVES TO OPTIMIZE CONTINUOUS PROCESSES

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Jun 15, 2017

Process plants such as those in the chemical industry rely on a number of demanding operations requiring the highest level of measurement and control performance. Control valve technology, in particular, plays a vital role in production processes. Va...

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The Importance of Digital Transformation in Chemical
Formulation Management THE IMPORTANCE OF DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CHEMICAL FORMULATION MANAGEMENT

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Jun 14, 2017

Accelerated product life cycles, evolving customer demands, volatile feedstock pricing, and shifting regulatory pressures are increasing the need for chemical manufacturers to evaluate their approach to formulation management. Indeed, the need for ef...

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Energy Storage Systems - The Contribution of Chemistry ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS - THE CONTRIBUTION OF CHEMISTRY

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Jun 13, 2017

Energy storage systems for the energy transition: Position Paper of the Joint Working group on Chemical Energy Research. Fundamental research for new storage technologies, a database for the economic evaluation and an integrated system including elec...

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The State of Automation in the Bulk Chemical Industry THE STATE OF AUTOMATION IN THE BULK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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May 28, 2017

Bulk chemical manufacturing is a challenging industry. With little differentiation between products and intense global competition, margins are tight and cost control is mandatory. In this environment, automation serves a dual purpose: it enables inn...

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Innovations in Bonding to Low Surface Energy Surfaces INNOVATIONS IN BONDING TO LOW SURFACE ENERGY SURFACES

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May 25, 2017

When seeking to manufacture a plastic-based part, there are more options for attaching parts together than ever before. In the past Low Surface Energy (LSE) plastics, such as Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO), Polypropylene (PP), and Polyethylenes (e.g....

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CIPLA QUALITY CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED CIPLA QUALITY CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES LIMITED

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May 23, 2017

Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited is a state of the art pharmaceutical plant that manufactures the latest Anti-retroviral (ARVs) and Anti-malarial (ACTs) medicines. CiplaQCIL was established in 2005 as a joint venture company between Cipla Lt...

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Roadmap Chemical Reaction Engineering ROADMAP CHEMICAL REACTION ENGINEERING

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May 10, 2017

The end products of the chemical industry, such as the polymers, drugs, colorants and other materials found in many of today’s consumer goods, have become an indispensable part of everyday life and make a substantial contribution to our high st...

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Digital Transformation of the Chemical Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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May 04, 2017

In today’s highly regulated and competitive environment, chemicals companies must look beyond traditional industrial conventions and business norms and focus on achieving the desired outcomes via digital transformation. For many companies, this...

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Global Opportunities for the Chinese Chemical Industry GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CHINESE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Apr 20, 2017

In 2016, China’s petroleum and chemical industries realized a revenue of RMB13.3 trillion, accounting for 11.5 percent sales revenue among the country’s industrial enterprises above designated size. Stable growth and structure adjustment ...

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Comparison of chemical-use between hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, and routine oil and gas development COMPARISON OF CHEMICAL-USE BETWEEN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, ACIDIZING, AND ROUTINE OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 19, 2017

Scientific, regulatory, and public debates on the environmental and public health dimensions of oil and gas development have been focused on hazardous chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing and other well-stimulation treatments, such as matrix acidi...

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EMERGING THREATS TO THE POLYOLEFIN INDUSTRY EMERGING THREATS TO THE POLYOLEFIN INDUSTRY

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Apr 13, 2017

The petrochemicals industry is going through a period of extreme price volatility, which impacts on margins and competitiveness. Demand for the major commodity polymers, albeit showing signs of growth, remains exposed to various unpredictable factors...

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Comparison of chemical-use between hydraulic fracturing, acidizing, and routine oil and gas development COMPARISON OF CHEMICAL-USE BETWEEN HYDRAULIC FRACTURING, ACIDIZING, AND ROUTINE OIL AND GAS DEVELOPMENT

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Apr 12, 2017

Scientific, regulatory, and public debates on the environmental and public health dimensions of oil and gas development have been focused on hazardous chemicals used for hydraulic fracturing and other well-stimulation treatments, such as matrix acidi...

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Plastics – the Facts 2017 PLASTICS – THE FACTS 2017

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Apr 06, 2017

Plastics – the Facts is an analysis of the data related to the production, demand and waste management of plastic materials. It provides the latest business information on production and demand, trade, recovery as well as employment and turnove...

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Buying and selling companies in the chemicals sector BUYING AND SELLING COMPANIES IN THE CHEMICALS SECTOR

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Apr 05, 2017

Companies throughout the chemicals sector and those seeking investment opportunities, such as private equity firms. In particular, senior executives and owners of smaller and middle market companies who want to know more about mergers and acquisition...

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Industry 4.0: How Chemical Manufacturers
Can Rise to the Challenges INDUSTRY 4.0: HOW CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS CAN RISE TO THE CHALLENGES

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Mar 28, 2017

Transitioning to Industry 4.0 is an emerging imperative for chemical manufacturers. “Smart” equipment, products and factories are transforming how companies do business, both internally and with suppliers and customers. Digitization of op...

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New Approaches for Removing Catalyst Fines from Chemical and Pharmaceutical Slurries NEW APPROACHES FOR REMOVING CATALYST FINES FROM CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL SLURRIES

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Mar 21, 2017

Chemical and pharmaceutical processes involve reactions/precipitations to produce a slurry. The valuable material may be the liquid, the solid, or both. The first step after the reaction is a bulk separation process that removes large, coarse solids....

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Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers BIO-BASED BUILDING BLOCKS AND POLYMERS

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Mar 17, 2017

Bio-based polymers’ growth rates at same level as global polymers: Worldwide production capacity is forecasted to increase from 6.6 million tonnes in 2016 to 8.5 million tonnes in 2021. In contrast to a 10% annual growth between 2012 and 2014, ...

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UOP Light Olefin Solutions for Propylene and Ethylene Production UOP LIGHT OLEFIN SOLUTIONS FOR PROPYLENE AND ETHYLENE PRODUCTION

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Mar 15, 2017

The UOP C3 Oleflex Process produces polymer-grade propylene from a propane feedstock allowing you to participate in the growing propylene market, independent of a steam cracker or FCC unit.

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2015 National Post-Consumer Non-Bottle Rigid Plastic Recycling Report 2015 NATIONAL POST-CONSUMER NON-BOTTLE RIGID PLASTIC RECYCLING REPORT

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Mar 07, 2017

A minimum of 1.24 billion pounds of post-consumer non-bottle rigid plastic was reported as recovered for recycling in 2015, the second highest year on record and nearly four times greater than eight years ago. The total in 2015 decreased by 45 millio...

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Industrie 4.0 in the Chemical Industry INDUSTRIE 4.0 IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 02, 2017

The goal of Industrie 4.0 is to produce intelligent products using intelligent methods and processes. Plattform Industrie 4.0 mentions that this is enabled through increased use of near-real-time data in the digital integration of value chains, seaml...

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Industrial production such as biomaterials and green chemicals in Flanders INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION SUCH AS BIOMATERIALS AND GREEN CHEMICALS IN FLANDERS

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Mar 02, 2017

The aim of this study is to support the Government of Flanders in developing its own strategy for a biobased economy (BBE) and to draft recommendations for an integrated and sustainable economic innovation policy. In order to develop this strategy, F...

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50 YEARS OF GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY EVOLUTION: WHAT’S NEXT? 50 YEARS OF GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY EVOLUTION: WHAT’S NEXT?

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Feb 17, 2017

Describing how petrochemicals continue to positively impact and transform practically every aspect of the world we live in, Theo Walthie said: “Chemicals is the industry of all industries!” Manufacturing, agriculture, transportation, food...

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The Ethical and Social Dimensions of Chemistry: Reflections,
Considerations, and Clarifications THE ETHICAL AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF CHEMISTRY: REFLECTIONS, CONSIDERATIONS, AND CLARIFICATIONS

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Feb 13, 2017

“Ethics in Chemistry” is a huge topic with various viewpoints and arguments on what it actually is and what compliance to ethical guidelines and participation in ethical discourse imply, covering principles of science and research ethics,...

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FATIGUE OF RUBBER AND PLASTIC MATERIALS FATIGUE OF RUBBER AND PLASTIC MATERIALS

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Dec 30, 2016

When designing with rubber or plastics for a particular application, it is relatively straightforward to calculate the expected stresses and strains associated with operational load conditions. However, as material properties provided on data sheets,...

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Blockchain technology in the chemical industry BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 09, 2016

The purpose of this paper is to explore applications of blockchain technology related to Industry 4.0 and to present an example where blockchain is employed to facilitate M2M interactions and establish an M2M electricity market in the context of the ...

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THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 05, 2016

The chemical industry is an important engine of wealth creation. Its products are often key to the way in which human society meets its needs and can offer solutions to other sectors of industry in their pursuit of sustainable development, such as th...

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Needs and Best Practices on Chemical Safety and Security Management NEEDS AND BEST PRACTICES ON CHEMICAL SAFETY AND SECURITY MANAGEMENT

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Nov 25, 2016

This report is a summary of information provided by Member State focusing on existing or needed tools, guidance, and best practices in the area of chemical safety and security management (including those related to chemical industry and laboratories)...

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The Petrochemical Industry in Europe Current Situation and Challenges THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN EUROPE CURRENT SITUATION AND CHALLENGES

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Nov 16, 2016

Strong innovation efforts will generate new growth clusters: Efficient Energy use, health and new materials which could solve upcoming societal mega challenges .95% of all manufactured goods are based on petrochemicals, such as electronics, furniture...

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Green Chemistry Experiments for Remote Locations GREEN CHEMISTRY EXPERIMENTS FOR REMOTE LOCATIONS

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Nov 04, 2016

Brazil is a large and diverse country. It has characteristics favorable to embedding green chemistry education in schools and universities, including its rich biodiversity and vast availability of natural resources, However, it also presents many cha...

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Skills for the Chemical Industry SKILLS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Sep 15, 2016

Technicians make a critical contribution to the chemical industries’ workforce. However, there are growing concerns about the capacity of the FE sector to deliver the required numbers of technicians to meet future demand. A seminar organised by...

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LCP Introduction To Liquid Crystal Polymers LCP INTRODUCTION TO LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMERS

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Aug 20, 2016

Liquid crystal polymers are a unique class of material that only relatively recently has gained widespread interest. Liquid crystals, the building blocks of liquid crystal polymers, blur the boundary between properties of an ordinary liquid and a sol...

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GLOBAL PROMOTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CHEMICAL LEASING BUSINESS MODELS IN INDUSTRY GLOBAL PROMOTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CHEMICAL LEASING BUSINESS MODELS IN INDUSTRY

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Aug 15, 2016

UNIDO’s Global Chemical Leasing Programme was established to support enterprises in their efforts to enhance resource efficient and cleaner production, handle chemicals safely and establish sustainable business practices. It is based on compreh...

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What do data and analytics and changes in the personal care industry mean for chemical companies today? WHAT DO DATA AND ANALYTICS AND CHANGES IN THE PERSONAL CARE INDUSTRY MEAN FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES TODAY?

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Jul 21, 2016

Chemical companies are working hard to satisfy the growing demand for ingredients that go into personal care products for the skin, hair, oral care, and other applications. As a large, rapidly expanding and increasingly diverse market, product ingred...

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SPLIT OPINIONS OVER BREXIT EFFECT ON PETROCHEMICALS MARKETS SPLIT OPINIONS OVER BREXIT EFFECT ON PETROCHEMICALS MARKETS

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Jun 23, 2016

Much like in the political world, opinions in the petrochemicals industry on the UK’s upcoming referendum on EU membership are split. Some are wary, while others see potential opportunities in a scenario where the UK votes to leave the EU. Ther...

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Reducing water and energy consumption in a chemical plant REDUCING WATER AND ENERGY CONSUMPTION IN A CHEMICAL PLANT

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Feb 29, 2016

The chemical industry is extremely important for the Turkish economy, accounting for approximately 10% of the total exports. Access to the neighboring European Union (EU) market requires compliance with the tight EU environmental regulations. The ind...

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CHEMICALS IN QATAR: TAKING A STEP BACK CHEMICALS IN QATAR: TAKING A STEP BACK

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Feb 25, 2016

Energy is power, and Qatar’s power comes from its abundance of cheap energy through its natural gas reserves. Qatar attained the title of the largest global exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the diligent efforts of its government ...

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TEN STEPS IN AN EFFECTIVE BIN DESIGN TEN STEPS IN AN EFFECTIVE BIN DESIGN

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Dec 30, 2015

Before choosing a bin and hopper for your bulk solids application, the flow properties and characteristics of the powder or bulk material must be known. Use this ten-step approach to determine the optimal bin design for your process.

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Rigid plastic packaging 5 developments shaping the market RIGID PLASTIC PACKAGING 5 DEVELOPMENTS SHAPING THE MARKET

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Nov 19, 2015

The rigid plastic packaging market is forecast to grow at an average rate of 5.8% over the next five years, reaching $226.4 billion in 2020. The growth of rigid plastic packaging has largely come as a result of growing consumption demand in emerging ...

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Chemicals Low Carbon Technology Partnerships initiative CHEMICALS LOW CARBON TECHNOLOGY PARTNERSHIPS INITIATIVE

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Nov 03, 2015

The chemical industry produces materials which are core constituents of value chains serving human needs in areas as diverse as health, agriculture, clothing, construction, transport and leisure and contribute to the development of resilient infrastr...

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An Introduction to Key Concepts in Medicinal Chemistry AN INTRODUCTION TO KEY CONCEPTS IN MEDICINAL CHEMISTRY

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Sep 25, 2015

For ages, humans have been using medicinal substances without tools like DNA microarrays to identify them. Instead, they were guided by theories like the concept of the four senses of humor in Greco-Roman medicine or by spiritual systems like animism...

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Aug 20, 2015

With our truly global footprint, broad technical expertise and resources, and well-established Safety, Health and Environment (SH&E) program, AECOM is a single source for integrated services across the entire lifecycle of oil and gas assets. The ...

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ENERGY AND CARBON FOR GREEN CHEMISTRY ENERGY AND CARBON FOR GREEN CHEMISTRY

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The chemical industry’s global landscape has changed dramatically over recent years, with growing risks for the industry in Europe. Asian chemical companies have been experiencing very strong growth since the 1980’s, driven by their domes...

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Global Chemical Industry Capacity Building GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CAPACITY BUILDING

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Aug 02, 2015

The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) the worldwide voice of the chemical industry makes use of capacity building as a tool to improve chemicals management. It enables our member companies and national chemical associations to sha...

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Five key challenges for bioplastics in
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Bio-based polymers are beginning to challenge conventional plastics across a range of food and beverage packaging markets, as a result of new material and technological developments. At the same time, the technology is still at a relatively early sta...

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Activated Carbon for Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Processes ACTIVATED CARBON FOR MEDICINAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL PROCESSES

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Activated carbon has also proven itself as a superior adsorbent in pharmaceutical processing applications where highly effective filtration systems are required. The key factor for carbons used for these purposes is purity and performance. This ensur...

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TEST METHODS OF RUBBER MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS TEST METHODS OF RUBBER MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS

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Mar 30, 2015

“Rubber Raw Material Testing” describes chemical analyses of raw materials used in the rubber and tire-making industry. This part is dedicated to a principal explanation of basic determinants in the raw material analysis. Such analyses ar...

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RUBBER CHEMISTRY RUBBER CHEMISTRY

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Mar 25, 2015

Rubbers - elastomers - are polymeric materials characterized by their ability of reversible deformation due to external deforming forces. Their deformation rate depends on the structure and molar mass of the deformed rubber and on external conditions...

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Energy Storage Systems The Contribution of Chemistry ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEMS THE CONTRIBUTION OF CHEMISTRY

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Mar 25, 2015

The German energy transition (“Energiewende”, the shift in German energy policy targeting a fundamental transformation of the fossil-based energy system towards a renewable-based and sustainable energy system) poses a major challenge to t...

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GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR BRANDS CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT GETTING STARTED GUIDE FOR BRANDS CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

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Mar 10, 2015

In short, chemicals management is about managing risk, product quality and brand reputation by making better choices that maintain product integrity and protect human health and the environment. A strong chemicals management program can minimize your...

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Plastics in a sustainable society PLASTICS IN A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY

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Mar 01, 2015

During its short history of only less than 75 yrs, plastics have emerged as the material of choice in a diverse variety of applications. The World production of plastics has been on the increase exponentially and in 2013 stood at 288 MMT of resin. In...

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The Chemical & Physical Structure of Merino Wool THE CHEMICAL & PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF MERINO WOOL

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In its natural state, raw wool from sheep contains a number of constituents other than the fiber. The main ones are wool grease, water-soluble material derived from perspiration (called saint) and contaminants such as dirt and vegetable matter picked...

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Total Wastewater Management for the Petroleum Refining and Petrochemical Industries TOTAL WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT FOR THE PETROLEUM REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

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Siemens Water Technologies is uniquely equipped to handle all of the requirements that petroleum refining and petrochemical companies insist on from a wastewater treatment partner. We provide total responsiveness to concerns of safety, toxicity and h...

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Sustainable Chemicals & Materials Roundtable Sleuthing the Supply Chain: Capturing Chemical & Material Content SUSTAINABLE CHEMICALS & MATERIALS ROUNDTABLE SLEUTHING THE SUPPLY CHAIN: CAPTURING CHEMICAL & MATERIAL CONTENT

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Supply Chain Transparency. Industries and companies are at various stages of developing reporting systems to better understand the chemical and material content of items present in their supply chains. Regulations have made these systems necessary fo...

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TOP 5 Petrochemical Applications TOP 5 PETROCHEMICAL APPLICATIONS

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In many stages of petrochemical processes, Modcon photometers help to ensure optimum system performance. Modcon is the world’s leading manufacturer of inline photometric process instrumentation. With more than 30,000 installations in various ap...

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Understanding the challenges and opportunities for the chemical sector UNDERSTANDING THE CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CHEMICAL SECTOR

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Mar 30, 2014

The European Climate Foundation aims for the necessary and efficient transition to a low carbon economy, in order to avoid the high risks for humanity from climate change. To that end, we collaborate with all stakeholders to shape the European contex...

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Mass transfer trays for Refineries Chemical and petrochemical MASS TRANSFER TRAYS FOR REFINERIES CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL

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We manufacture trays of carbon steel, stainless steel, nickel alloys, titanium, zirconium etc. design and optimization of mass transfer trays process simulation design of exposed column sections or column sumps. RVT Process Equipment has been certifi...

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Supply Chain Metrics That Matter: A Focus on the Chemical Industry SUPPLY CHAIN METRICS THAT MATTER: A FOCUS ON THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Chemical companies were early supply chain leaders; and as an industry, they have a strong supply chain understanding. They were quick to automate their supply chains and have deep investments in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Advanced Planni...

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Mechanical Seals for the Chemical Processing & Pharmaceutical Industries MECHANICAL SEALS FOR THE CHEMICAL PROCESSING & PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES

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The chemical and pharmaceutical industry has traditionally been very difficult to seal. Most liquids and mediums that require sealing are very corrosive and the seals themselves are used in very arduous situations. AESSEAL has continuously focussed r...

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Half the MX output from Hyundai Chemical’s new plant is contracted to Lotte Chemical, which operates two PX plants at Ulsan with a combined PX production capacity of 775,000 mt/ year. The other half will be sent to Hyundai Cosmo Petrochemical. ...

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Idemitsu’s steam cracker in Chiba, with propylene production capacity of 224,000 mt/year, is scheduled to be shut for maintenance from April to June. This will be followed by Mitsubishi Chemical shutting its Mizushima steam cracker from May to ...

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TSCA NEW CHEMICALS PROGRAM (NCP) CHEMICAL CATEGORIES. TSCA NEW CHEMICALS PROGRAM (NCP) CHEMICAL CATEGORIES.

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EPA's Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics (OPPT) groups chemicals with shared chemical and toxicological properties into categories so that PMN reviews are facilitated. PMN submitters and EPA reviewers benefit from the accumulated data and ...

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Reviewing New Chemicals REVIEWING NEW CHEMICALS

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Mandated by section 5 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), EPA's New Chemicals program helps manage the potential risk to human health and the environment from chemicals new to the marketplace. • Section 5 of TSCA requires anyone who ...

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Reviewing New Chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act Science Issues. REVIEWING NEW CHEMICALS UNDER THE TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT SCIENCE ISSUES.

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Chemical Review/Search Strategy Meeting .Structure Activity Team (SAT) Meeting development of Exposure/Release Assessments . Conditions of Use, P-Chem, Fate,Health Hazard, Eco Hazard Data & Information PMN Data considered.

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Permeation/Degradation Resistance Guide for Ansell Chemical Resistant Gloves PERMEATION/DEGRADATION RESISTANCE GUIDE FOR ANSELL CHEMICAL RESISTANT GLOVES

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Ansell’s ASTM standard permeation and degradation tests are presented on the following pages as an aid in determining the general suitability of various products for use with specific chemicals.Because the conditions of ultimate use are beyond ...

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Managing growth and price stability were the major challenges of macroeconomic policymaking, in 2011-12. Inflation as measured by the wholesale price index (WPI) was high during most of the current fiscal year,though by the year’s end there was...

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You will find a large selection of pressure and temperature and level measuring instruments to suit your specific requirements.Individually tailored advice and proposals, to match solutions to your needs, supplement our extensive offering of products...

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Some of our comments today include statements about our expectations for the future.Those expectations involve risks and uncertainties.The parties cannot guarantee the accuracy of any forecasts or estimates, and we do not plan to update any forward-l...

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The basic chemical manufacturing industry (NAICS 3251) includes a variety of heavy manufacturing establishments that produce petrochemicals. industrial gases, inorganic chemicals,dyes & pigments, alcohol, and other basic chemicals.These chemicals...

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Sulfuric acid is used more often than HCl acid. One reason for this is because sulfuric acid is relatively lower in operating cost than HCl acid. Another advantage to using sulfuric over HCl is the reduced fuming to the atmosphere,which means less co...

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Canada’s chemicals and plastics production was valued at more than $73 billion,1 with exports totalling nearly $40 billion in 2013,2 and contributed $19.2 billion to Canadian GDP in 2013.3 The industry is poised for continued growth Canada&rsqu...

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SOY CHEMICALS FOR PAPER PROCESSING SOY CHEMICALS FOR PAPER PROCESSING

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Pulp and paper continues to be the largest industry in demand for chemical additives. Even
with the current economic downturn and the increasing reliance on electronic media curtailing
paper use, specialty chemical consumption is still ...

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NIOSH [2017]. Current intelligence bulletin 68: NIOSH chemical carcinogen policy. By
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Chemical and Hazardous Materials
Safety CHEMICAL AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY

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Almost everyone works with or around chemicals and chemical products every day.Chemical safety is inherently linked to other safety issues including engineering controls,laboratory procedures, personal protective equipment, electrical safety, fire sa...

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Chemical Dosing Systems Eflo-Chem offers a complete range of chemical dosing systems to properly inject the required inhibitors at pre-calculated rates. RO System Surveys Eflo-Chem works as a comprehensive solution for any given type of water provide...

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Membrane systems have been widely adopted in the industrialised and developing world as an efficient and cost-effective technology for the production of quality municipal and industrial grade water. Membrane process technology is also becoming more f...

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You have a right to know about the various chemical substances that are used and released
in your community. That is why the Environmental Reporting and Disclosure Bylaw requires
Toronto Public Health to share the annual chemical data f...

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This Code of Practice on Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals is
an approved code of practice under section 274 of the Work Health and Safety Act (the
WHS Act).

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Chemicals found in pool water can be derived from a number of sources: the source water, deliberate additions such as disinfectants and the pool users themselves (see
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Chemicals are a part of life in a modern world. They are used to clean, to disinfect, to run machines, to treat diseases and to fertilize. However, they may pose a high health risk if used improperly. Likewise, chemicals are used in offices although ...

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With over 40 years' experience in the development and manufacture of process instrumentation for industry, our philosophy has been to combine leading edge instrument design with the best in applications engineering, complemented by a range of sup...

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ioXpress is a proven enterprise wide knowledge management and workflow system.ioXpress is currently used by industry associations, and several major chemical and oil and gas companies to comply with Process Safety Management (PSM) regulatory requirem...

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In the early morning hours of December 3, 1984 a poisonous grey cloud (forty tons of toxic gases) from union carbide india limited pesticide plant at Bhopal spread throughout the city.

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Reporting Inappropriate Disposal of Potentially
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The inappropriate disposal of potentially hazardous chemicals is illegal and can have serious repercussions. Northwestern University is firmly committed to the safe and proper disposal of all its hazardous wastes.Moreover, the University is committed...

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What chemicals are in the food we eat? Chemicals are used in every step of the process that puts food on our table: production, harvesting, processing, packing, transport, marketing and consumption and can be dangerous to our health.Some of these che...

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Chemical Safety CHEMICAL SAFETY

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Educators in grades 7–12 often have the privilege of introducing students to the chemical laboratory.Chemistry and chemicals have a central place in science, and safe chemical practices are the most basic and fundamental parts of any lesson. Ha...

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Safe Storage of Hazardous Chemicals SAFE STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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The safe storage of hazardous chemicals is an essential part of an environmental, health, and safety program. Chemical storage facilities must meet certain minimum standards to satisfy diverse regulations, such as those of Cal/OSHA, the local sanitar...

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Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sight Glass CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL SIGHT GLASS

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Improperly specified, installed or maintained, sight glasses can easily become the weakest link in a chemical or pharmaceutical processing system. They may provide less than needed observation capabilities, they may require frequent maintenance and r...

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Pharmaceutical engineers are involved in the conception, design, construction, and operation of research facilities and manufacturing plants, where they also are involved in the conception, design, scale-up, manufacturing, and labeling and packaging ...

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Automobile chemicals are the chemical products used for automobiles, including many kinds of products which relate to driving, safety and maintenance of automobiles.
Also their manufacturing processes and methods are diversified.In this manual...

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We developed these brochures to make information about sectors of Ukraine accessible and easy to understand. The booklets provide analysis of economic attractiveness,as well as comparative characteristics and undiscovered opportunities.

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The global chemicals industry, estimated at US$ 2.4 trillion, is one of the fastest growing sectors of the manufacturing industry. The industry growth exceeds that of the manufacturing sector, despite the challenges of escalating crude oil prices and...

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Every person is exposed to a complex mixture of hundreds of exogenous chemicals every day. Industrial societies are experiencing an increase in diseases and conditions such as cancers, birth defects, and infertility that are linked, to a varying exte...

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The Chemical Industry in the Netherlands: THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN THE NETHERLANDS:

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The chemical industry in the Netherlands forms part of one of the strongest chemical clusters in the world, the interconnected Antwerp-Rotterdam-Rhine-Ruhr Area (ARRRA). This cluster is responsible for a huge array of products that supply the competi...

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