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THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES THE INTELLIGENT ENTERPRISE FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES

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Sep 20, 2019

As industry after industry reexamines its partners and processes in an often-painful search for efficiency, chemical businesses are feeling increasing cost and margin pressure. Still, the companies that can adapt new models and automate their processes have an unprecedented opportunity to have an ou...

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10 ways to improve your bio-based chemical plant 10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR BIO-BASED CHEMICAL PLANT

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Sep 13, 2019

Bio-based chemicals production is a rapidly growing field in the processing industry. As with most new technologies, there are both great opportunities and many pitfalls. To be successful you first need to make the process work in a lab environment and then scale up to commercial production and make...

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EU MDR and the Impact on Chemical Substances in Medical Products EU MDR AND THE IMPACT ON CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES IN MEDICAL PRODUCTS

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Aug 31, 2019

What manufacturers should understand is that this new regulation is a prerequisite for access to European markets and will significantly change the market access structure for the EU. As a result, manufacturers need to start preparing now to ensure product compliance to the new MDR by the applicatio...

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

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Aug 28, 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 as monitoring a reaction in real-time are vital to...

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WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND WHY AI? HOW LANGUAGE & AI SERVICES GO HAND-IN-HAND

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Aug 21, 2019

In practice, of course, things are more complicated. Effective translation necessitates a nuanced understanding of (at least) two languages and cultures, both source and target. It requires an understanding of the original content’s goals. It mandates a fluency in tone and subtext as well as v...

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A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES: A BUYER’S GUIDE FOR LOCALIZATION SERVICES:

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Aug 21, 2019

Your localization partner is going to do a deep-dive into your business—so start by diving deep into theirs. Are they an industry-leader with 20 years of experience or a relative newcomer? Will they speak Samoan, Uzbek, or Swahili (and all your customers’ languages)? Can they deliver on-...

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Real-time Visibility In The Chemicals Industry REAL-TIME VISIBILITY IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Aug 16, 2019

For chemical companies who are dealing with complex, dangerous shipments, there can be real added value found throughout the supply chain when real-time visibility data complements a supplier’s existing information. The market has shifted as traffic conditions worsen, chemical storage capaciti...

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USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES USING CONTENT MARKETING TO GENERATE DEMAND, CREATE NEW AUDIENCES

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Aug 14, 2019

Content—and how brands use it to interact with buyers at all stages of the engagement journey—has fundamentally reshaped every business’ go-to-market strategy. This shift has been particularly challenging for “top-of-the-funnel” demand generation marketers, most of who ...

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Refining/Petrochemical Integration — FCC Gasoline to Petrochemicals REFINING/PETROCHEMICAL INTEGRATION — FCC GASOLINE TO PETROCHEMICALS

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Aug 14, 2019

The global trend in motor fuel consumption favors diesel over gasoline, with gasoline often being in surplus. ¬ ere is a simultaneous increase in demand for various petrochemicals such as propylene and aromatics. Technology providers have been successful to utilize the Fluid Catalytic Cracking (...

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Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform – Where Are We and Where Are We Going? TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA) REFORM – WHERE ARE WE AND WHERE ARE WE GOING?

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Aug 09, 2019

In 1976, in response to escalating concern about the effects toxic chemicals were having on humans and the environment, Congress enacted the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The legislation was intended to give the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) broad oversight over all aspects of chemica...

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Workplace Health Toolkit to Assist Small Businesses chemicals hazardous WORKPLACE HEALTH TOOLKIT TO ASSIST SMALL BUSINESSES CHEMICALS HAZARDOUS

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Aug 02, 2019

This section seeks to provide useful information to enable employers to manage chemical hazards in the workplace and comply with the Chemical Agents Regulations 2001 and other relevant chemical regulations. Today, almost every business uses chemicals. Even in the cleanest, most modern office, employ...

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How measurement solutions can help overcome chemical industry challenges HOW MEASUREMENT SOLUTIONS CAN HELP OVERCOME CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CHALLENGES

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Jul 31, 2019

Chemical businesses like yours know the value of hard work and persistence. For years, your industry has faced an array of challenges with dedication and conviction. You expect that of yourself. You expect that of your people. Now, the industry expects even more from you. Environmental and safety re...

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INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS INFRASTRUCTUREFOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS INFRASTRUCTUREFOR HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENTS

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Jul 31, 2019

A Zone defines the hazardous material’s general nature or properties – gas or dust – and its probability of being present in the surrounding atmosphere. Continuously present hazardous materials present a greater risk, and therefore require greater protective measures, than is requi...

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Safety and Asset Protection Achieved by Measuring Oxygenin Inerting and Blanket Gas SAFETY AND ASSET PROTECTION ACHIEVED BY MEASURING OXYGENIN INERTING AND BLANKET GAS

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Jul 30, 2019

During storage, transportation, or manufacturing of chemical, biochemical, or organic products, the presence of volatile organic compounds, oxygen, and potential energy sources can lead to fires or explosions. The organic compounds may be needed, as they are part of the process. Eliminating ignition...

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The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Process for Chemical Risk Management THE NIOSH OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE BANDING PROCESS FOR CHEMICAL RISK MANAGEMENT

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Jul 29, 2019

A vast number of chemical substances in commerce do not have occupational exposure limits (OELs). Consequently, workers may be exposed to these substances at levels that could be harmful. OELs are a central component of occupational safety and health programs because they serve as indicators of haza...

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ASIA PETROCHEMICALS MID-YEAR MARKET OUTLOOK 2019 ASIA PETROCHEMICALS MID-YEAR MARKET OUTLOOK 2019

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Jul 26, 2019

Asia’s methanol market is expected to tilt towards downside in the next six months due to a combination of factors of rising supply in the form of new capacities from Iran, soft demand and an overall dismal global economy depressed by the US-China trade war. As Asia and global economies are no...

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Automating the Petroleum Industry, from Wells to Wheels AUTOMATING THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY, FROM WELLS TO WHEELS

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Jul 25, 2019

Crude oil price pressures and the Great Crew Change drive automation to lubricate nearly every link of the petroleum supply chain. An automation capability framework that is defined by nine core capabilities advances a company’s ability to become digital. Oil-field services chemicals, equipmen...

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Waste and Chemicals Management WASTE AND CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

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Jul 24, 2019

Across the world, unsustainable linear consumption patterns result in the majority of our extracted and refined resources being used once, and then discarded in landfill sites. Some predictions estimate a five-fold increase in global waste generation above 2005 levels by 2025.  The waste we put...

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CHEMICAL PROCESSING REVIEW THESE REFINERY BEST PRACTICES CHEMICAL PROCESSING REVIEW THESE REFINERY BEST PRACTICES

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Jul 23, 2019

petroleum refining is a highly energy-intensive process using both purchased energy (gas and electricity) and byproduct streams from the refining processes. Energy use accounts for approximately 50% of refining costs. As major energy suppliers, refineries must report and monitor self-consumption of ...

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How chemicals and petroleum leaders are adopting artificial intelligence HOW CHEMICALS AND PETROLEUM LEADERS ARE ADOPTING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

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Jul 19, 2019

Chemicals and petroleum companies have a sharper focus on artificial intelligence (AI). More companies are considering the adoption of AI and are prioritizing business functions where it can add value. Our research indicates companies will continue to invest in AI, but with more realistic expectatio...

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Hazardous area classification and overview of Arista Industrial computers Abstract HAZARDOUS AREA CLASSIFICATION AND OVERVIEW OF ARISTA INDUSTRIAL COMPUTERS ABSTRACT

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Jul 18, 2019

This technical white paper addresses primary specifications and classification of hazardous area/hazardous locations safety issues, industry regulations and security standards across the globe. This white paper will also give insight on class 1 division 2 and zone system particularly for chemical, p...

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Best Prac cesforManaging LaboratoryChemical Inventory BEST PRAC CESFORMANAGING LABORATORYCHEMICAL INVENTORY

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Jul 15, 2019

Companiesthat u lize chemicalsin their labs and their manufacturing processes must manage those chemicalsin a safe environment in accordance with government regula ons. At a minimum, to ensure that thisis accomplished, a system for managing informa on about the chemical safety and inventory data sho...

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WHY REDUCE THE DISCHARGE OF HAZARDOUSCHEMICALS IN WATER? WHY REDUCE THE DISCHARGE OF HAZARDOUSCHEMICALS IN WATER?

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Jul 15, 2019

APEOs (Alkylphenol Ethoxylates) have received a lot of focus from the media since the beginning the ZDHC project. APEOs can be used in chemical formulations such as detergents, cleaning agents, wetting agents, printing pastes, dying agents, adhesives and scouring agents. The most common APEOs used i...

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Compete Win in the Age of Account Based Buying COMPETE WIN IN THE AGE OF ACCOUNT BASED BUYING

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Jul 15, 2019

If you’re on a B2B revenue team, it’s likely your Marketing and Sales teams are experiencing some angst these days when it comes to understanding how prospects and customers want to interact with your company. On one hand customers seem to want ultra-personalized attention on every chann...

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COR Chemical Processing COR CHEMICAL PROCESSING

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Jul 12, 2019

The chemicals market, according to Chemical Processing, is currently worth around $1 trillion and is projected to grow to more than $5 trillion by 2022. With 40,000 facilities currently in operation and thousands more in the queue, optimizing new builds and repairs with the most efficient, costeffec...

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CHEMICAL RESISTANCE AND CHEMICAL APPLICATIONSFOR CPVC PIPE AND FITTINGS CHEMICAL RESISTANCE AND CHEMICAL APPLICATIONSFOR CPVC PIPE AND FITTINGS

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Jul 11, 2019

Chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (CPVC) has become an important engineering thermoplastic due to its relatively low cost, high heat deflection temperature, chemical inertness and outstanding mechanical, dielectric, and flame and smoke properties. First commercialized in 1959 by Lubrizol Advanced Mater...

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THE RELIABLE PIPING SOLUTION FOR THE CHEMICAL PROCESSING INDUSTRY THE RELIABLE PIPING SOLUTION FOR THE CHEMICAL PROCESSING INDUSTRY

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Jul 10, 2019

When evaluating a piping system this certainly is the case. The key is to identify the best value for today, as well as tomorrow and beyond. And that typically requires a lifecycle cost analysis tailored to your specific plant, to reflect its fluid temperatures, line pressures, chemical environments...

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Importance of an Effective Chemical Management System at the Workplace IMPORTANCE OF AN EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AT THE WORKPLACE

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Jul 10, 2019

Importance of an Effective Chemical Management System at the Workplace Globally harmonized system (GHS) classifies and labels chemicals and categorizes hazards modelled by any chemicals into three categories - physical, health and environmental hazards based on their lethal properties. GHS is a clas...

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Sustainability management in the chemicalindustry SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT IN THE CHEMICALINDUSTRY

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Jul 09, 2019

The chemical industry plays a unique role in meeting these challenges through research and development of innovative, life-enhancing products, technologies, and applications that could turn today’s social challenges into opportunities3. As Thierry Vanlacker, the CEO of AkzoNobel, noted in the ...

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The SiriusDecisions B-to-B Buying Decision Process Framework THE SIRIUSDECISIONS B-TO-B BUYING DECISION PROCESS FRAMEWORK

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Jul 08, 2019

Decisionmaking is a cognitive process defined by psychologists as the selection of a course of action from multiple alternatives (e.g. what to eat, where to shop). John Dewey, the pragmatic philosopher and psychologist, introduced the first decision process framework for consumer buying in his book ...

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Next Level oil, gas and chemicals NEXT LEVEL OIL, GAS AND CHEMICALS

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Jul 04, 2019

Digitalization allows oil, gas or chemical (OGC) companies to get a highly granular view of their assets which, when viewed in conjunction with data from more traditional business systems, can generate quicker and better insights to drive competitive advantage. Better connected oil fields, pipelines...

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LED discolored as a result of exposure to incompatible chemicals LED DISCOLORED AS A RESULT OF EXPOSURE TO INCOMPATIBLE CHEMICALS

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Jul 03, 2019

The presence of incompatible volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) designs can impair the performance and reduce the lifetime of these illumination systems. Glues, conformal coatings, O-rings, gaskets, and potting compounds are examples of materials frequently use...

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National chemicals registers and inventories: benefits and approaches to development NATIONAL CHEMICALS REGISTERS AND INVENTORIES: BENEFITS AND APPROACHES TO DEVELOPMENT

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Jul 02, 2019

While chemicals contribute significantly to national economies and are an indispensable component of everyday life, sound management is essential to avoid risks to human health and the environment. Reliable information on chemicals at international and regional levels is required to inform national ...

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A HAZARDOUS WASTE - ISRAEL CHEMICALLIMITED’S SAP IMPLEMENTATION A HAZARDOUS WASTE - ISRAEL CHEMICALLIMITED’S SAP IMPLEMENTATION

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Jul 02, 2019

Israel Chemical Limited (ICL) is an Israel-based chemical company with global operations. The company grew by leaps and bounds through acquisitions and embarked on an ambitious program to deploy a common SAP-based operating template across its three operating units. The initial program definition in...

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What chemicals are hazardous? WHAT CHEMICALS ARE HAZARDOUS?

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Jun 28, 2019

Any substance, in gas, liquid or solid form, which has the potential to cause harm, is referred to as a hazardous or dangerous substance. Such substances include those: Brought directly into the workplace and handled, stored and used for processing (e.g. solvents, cleaning agents, glues, resins, pai...

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Digital Initiative for Petroleum Refining Industry to Achieve Operational Excellence DIGITAL INITIATIVE FOR PETROLEUM REFINING INDUSTRY TO ACHIEVE OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE

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Jun 27, 2019

Refineries have been under pressure for a few years now due to the continuation of low prices, aging workforce and lack of young skilled employees, availability of greener substitutes, unplanned shutdowns, and sub-optimized refinery processes. Advances in renewable energy, improvement in energy effi...

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Placarding for storage of hazardous chemicals under the Work Health and Safety PLACARDING FOR STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS UNDER THE WORK HEALTH AND SAFETY

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Jun 26, 2019

When emergency services respond to fires and chemical spills at workplaces using, storing and handling hazardous chemicals, the responders need to know the potential hazards. For effective and efficient emergency action, they need information about the type, quantity and locations of the hazardous c...

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Household waste and recycling guide HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND RECYCLING GUIDE

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Jun 25, 2019

Household hazardous chemicals have potential to cause physical injury and can contaminate land, drinking supplies and wastewater treatment systems if disposed of improperly by pouring them down drains or on the ground or in the garbage. They can also present hazards to children and pets if left arou...

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CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN

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Jun 24, 2019

The Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP) applies to all laboratories at the University of Connecticut’s main and regional campuses, with the exception of the UConn Health Center, that use, store, or handle hazardous chemicals and to all personnel who work in these facilities. For the purposes of this p...

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DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO DIRECTIVE CONSULTING PORTFOLIO

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Jun 24, 2019

We believe that data-driven marketing shouldn’t be confusing. Every company should know what works for their campaigns in order to make more ROI-driven decisions. At Directive, we not only craft customized campaigns for your unique marketing objectives - we exceed those objectives and truly re...

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Roadmap for Petroleum Substances ROADMAP FOR PETROLEUM SUBSTANCES

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Jun 21, 2019

The REACH Regulation was adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment from the risks that can be posed by chemicals, while enhancing the competitiveness of the European Union (EU) chemicals industry. It also promotes alternative methods for the hazard assessment of substance...

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SELECTING SAFER ALTERNATIVES TO TOXIC CHEMICALS AND ENSURING THE PROTECTION OF THE MOST VULNERABLE SELECTING SAFER ALTERNATIVES TO TOXIC CHEMICALS AND ENSURING THE PROTECTION OF THE MOST VULNERABLE

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Jun 20, 2019

These populations include those that are exposed to toxic chemicals in their workplaces; low-income communities; communities of color; fence line neighborhoods; communities that rely on subsistence for at least a portion of their diet (such as indigenous people of the Arctic); and infants, children,...

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ENABLING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR CHEMICALS WITH THE MASS BALANCE APPROACH ENABLING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR CHEMICALS WITH THE MASS BALANCE APPROACH

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Jun 19, 2019

The chemical industry uses a small set of raw materials or feedstocks to produce tens of thousands of products, many of them at ‘world scale’ plants operating at very high efficiency. They are the backbone of the chemical industry, which has over $2.5 trillion in investments worldwide. S...

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FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS ANDCHEMICAL CONTAMINATION FOOD CONTACT MATERIALS ANDCHEMICAL CONTAMINATION

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Jun 18, 2019

There are multiple health concerns related to chemicals in food contact materials in Europe. This briefing looks at the current legislative system in the European Union for these materials and defines what is missing in the existing system and what must be changed if public health is to be protected...

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products designed to solve your most challenging projects PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO SOLVE YOUR MOST CHALLENGING PROJECTS

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Jun 17, 2019

All standard deliveries utilizing the PPG Company delivery service will be free of charge to all serviceable E&I members. Orders placed by noon are delivered the next business day within the standard delivery zone which the local PPG company-operated store network operates and providing goods ar...

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Chemicals trends 2019 CHEMICALS TRENDS 2019

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Jun 17, 2019

Strikingly, these global headwinds are not the primary reason for the longer-term wariness of chemicals company CEOs. Instead, concerns about a number of wider ‘sustainability trends’ surpass nervousness about economic conditions. Among these worries: the impact of resource and materials...

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Quality and Recyclability of Plastic from Household Waste QUALITY AND RECYCLABILITY OF PLASTIC FROM HOUSEHOLD WASTE

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Jun 11, 2019

To mitigate growing environmental threats such as climate change and resource depletion, the circular economy concept has gained momentum. Traditionally, materials have been lost through incineration or landfilling; however, in a circular economy, materials are recirculated into society, ideally to ...

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Computing multi-species chemical equilibrium with an algorithm based on the reactionextents COMPUTING MULTI-SPECIES CHEMICAL EQUILIBRIUM WITH AN ALGORITHM BASED ON THE REACTIONEXTENTS

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Jun 07, 2019

A mathematical model for the solution of a set of chemical equilibrium equations in a multi-species and multiphase chemical system is described. The computer-aid solution of model is achieved by means of a Newton-Raphson method enhanced with a line-search scheme, which deals with the non-negative co...

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OSHA Improvement of Worker Safety OSHA IMPROVEMENT OF WORKER SAFETY

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Jun 07, 2019

In 1970, OSHA was established to create standards that keep workers safe. Since 1970, workplace accidents and deaths have decreased dramatically, and OSHA continues to strive towards making the workplace as safe as possible. Get a summary of statistics and key OSHA standards that contribute to fewer...

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America AMERICA'S EMERGING URANIUM ENERGY CORP

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Jun 06, 2019

Statements contained in this presentation which are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could caus...

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LUBRICANTS AND CHEMICALS WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED LUBRICANTS AND CHEMICALS WE HAVE EVERYTHING YOU NEED

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Jun 06, 2019

Like many of the businesses that emerged in the 50’s and 60’s throughout the Peace Country, Northern Metalic responded to the various demands that a resource rich region tended to create. As the economy evolved, the demands grew. Mining, forestry, agriculture, transportation, oil and gas...

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Hazardous Materials Management Plan HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT PLAN

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May 30, 2019

Chemical Waste Management All personnel who handle chemicals or who supervise personnel that handle or generate chemical waste, must successfully complete the Chemical Waste Management online training within 6 months of the date of hire. The (OJT) training to laboratory personnel using the On-the-Jo...

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Making Sense of Chemical Stress MAKING SENSE OF CHEMICAL STRESS

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May 29, 2019

Have you ever asked yourself why the effects of toxic chemicals depend on the exposure time? Or asked why stress effects on growth and reproduction are so different in the same organism, even though these responses must be linked in some causal way? Did you ever wish to understand toxic effects, so ...

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Burckhardt Compression: renewed growth in bothdivisions, margin improves BURCKHARDT COMPRESSION: RENEWED GROWTH IN BOTHDIVISIONS, MARGIN IMPROVES

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May 28, 2019

Burckhardt Compression is the worldwide market leader for reciprocating compressor systems and
the only manufacturer and service provider that covers a full range of reciprocating compressor
technologies and services. Its customized compressor systems are used in the upstream oil &...

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CHEMICALS - Health and Environment Alliance CHEMICALS - HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT ALLIANCE

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May 28, 2019

The Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL) welcomes the possibility to contribute to the evaluation of EU legislation on food contact materials (FCM) by the European Commission. However, HEAL regrets that the overall framing of the consultation overlooks health protection as a major issue. The serie...

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Daily prices and market trends across the entire petrochemical chain DAILY PRICES AND MARKET TRENDS ACROSS THE ENTIRE PETROCHEMICAL CHAIN

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May 27, 2019

Whether you process olefins or make finished plastic products, you need clarity and transparency about today’s spot prices and trends across the entire petrochemical value chain to make informed business decisions. OPIS PetroChem Wire is the industry’s sole source for real transactional ...

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GLOSSARY OF PETROCHEMICAL TERMS GLOSSARY OF PETROCHEMICAL TERMS

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May 26, 2019

A measure of the amount of potassium hydroxide (KOH) needed to neutralize all or part of the acidity of a petroleum product. Also specified as neutralization number (NN) or value (NV) and total acid number (TAN) Additive: A chemical substance which, when blended with a petroleum product, has the eff...

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Chemicals & Materials Q1 2019 CHEMICALS & MATERIALS Q1 2019

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May 22, 2019

There continues to be strong momentum in the chemicals sector, with levels of interest consistent across investor populations. A number of more general PE funds are entering the specialty chemicals space, particularly as they consider the sector’s ability to weather potential market volatility...

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Specifications guide European petrochemicals SPECIFICATIONS GUIDE EUROPEAN PETROCHEMICALS

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May 21, 2019

The monthly contract price is updated at the start of the settlement month, once Platts has obtained information that two independent buyers and two independent sellers have agreed the same price. In the event that there is more than one price settlement, Platts generally publishes an average of the...

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Chinese blessing for the chemicals industry CHINESE BLESSING FOR THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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May 20, 2019

Traditionally, the European Union (EU) and United States (US) were the key chemical hubs globally. Together they contributed to nearly 40% of global chemical sales till 2006. However, the Great Recession of 2008 changed everything. Developing countries started faring better than the relatively matur...

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DigChem: Identification of disease-genechemical relationships from Medline abstracts DIGCHEM: IDENTIFICATION OF DISEASE-GENECHEMICAL RELATIONSHIPS FROM MEDLINE ABSTRACTS

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May 17, 2019

Chemicals interact with genes in the process of disease development and treatment. Although much biomedical research has been performed to understand relationships among genes, chemicals, and diseases, which have been reported in biomedical articles in Medline, there are few studies that extract dis...

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From survival to revival Digital transformation for oil and gas FROM SURVIVAL TO REVIVAL DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION FOR OIL AND GAS

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May 13, 2019

The Paleozok era, which ended around 250 million years ago, was a period marked by intense climatic, geological evolutionary change. This period witnessed a rap d and widespread diversification of  fe brought on by the most severe mass extinction ever witnessed on this planet. Organic life like...

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Ease of use and reliability Fundamentals in chemistry control EASE OF USE AND RELIABILITY FUNDAMENTALS IN CHEMISTRY CONTROL

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May 12, 2019

Reliable long-term operation of a modern power plant requires large quantities of ultrapure makeup water, in addition to recycled water that is almost perfectly conditioned. The reason is simple: Mineral deposits and particulate matter in the boiler feed water and steam generator shorten the life of...

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Transforming& Expanding Chemicals TRANSFORMING& EXPANDING CHEMICALS

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May 09, 2019

This document contains statements that Repsol believes constitute forward-looking statements which may include statements regarding the intent, belief, or current expectations of Repsol andits management, including statements with respect to trends affecting Repsol’s financial condition, finan...

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3D Printing in Chemical Sciences 3D PRINTING IN CHEMICAL SCIENCES

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May 07, 2019

3D printing has rapidly established itself as an essential tool within research and industrial chemistry laboratories. Since the early 2000s, when the first research papers applying this technique began to emerge, the uptake by the chemistry community has been both diverse and extraordinary. This bo...

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Work on chemical safety and biosafety WORK ON CHEMICAL SAFETY AND BIOSAFETY

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May 05, 2019

The OECD is helping its member governments to develop and implement high-quality chemicals management policies and instruments. These countries now have sciencebased, rigorous and comprehensive systems for assessing and managing the risks of chemicals. But implementation of such regulatory systems c...

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HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES REGARDING THE USE OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AT THE WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY GUIDELINES REGARDING THE USE OF DANGEROUS SUBSTANCES AT THE WORKPLACE

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May 05, 2019

Dangerous substances are any liquid, solid or gas that poses a risk to the health and safety of the workers. These can be found in almost all workplaces, and although some highly dangerous substances, such as asbestos, are under control or prohibited, others are still in use and legislation is in pl...

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SOUND CHEMICALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT SOUND CHEMICALS AND WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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May 03, 2019

This project is directly linked to UNDP’s priorities on chemicals and waste and indirectly to climate action and poverty reduction, through improved healthcare waste management to mitigate infections. The project helps Sub-Saharan African countries turn SDGs into action by reducing releases of...

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CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS: WE MAKE IT WORK CHEMICAL AND PETROCHEMICAL PROJECTS: WE MAKE IT WORK

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Apr 30, 2019

Bilfinger covers the entire lifecycle of chemical & petrochemical infrastructure. Whether we are talking about process units in the base chemical industry, furnaces and steam generators in the petrochemical industry or process utilities and steam supply piping systems – Bilfinger does the ...

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Setting US chemical distributor apart from its competitors SETTING US CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTOR APART FROM ITS COMPETITORS

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Apr 30, 2019

HB Chemical Inc., one of North America’s largest independent distributors of specialty chemicals focused on the rubber market, has been acquired by Ravago Group. Through this sale, HB Chemical and its affiliates have provided liquidity to their owners and gained a partner with significant expe...

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SUCCESS STANDING - Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company SUCCESS STANDING - EGYPTIAN PETROCHEMICALS HOLDING COMPANY

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Apr 24, 2019

Hope is the key to success. Where there‘s a will there is a way. Driven by perseverance and persistence, ECHEM took upon itself the challenge of unraveling any obstacle in order to push Petrochemicals industry forward. Thanks to our adopted strategies that helped us address regional & glob...

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CHEMICAL WASTE GUIDE CHEMICAL WASTE GUIDE

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Apr 10, 2019

This guide contains instructions for a list of specific shop-related wastes as well as general guidance for spills and disposal. This guide was written for UW Facilities shops. Other groups on campus, such as laboratories, that produce the chemical wastes discussed in this guide are welcome to also ...

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Top Safety and Health Hazards in General
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Apr 10, 2019

An amputation is the traumatic loss of a limb or other external body part. Amputations include a part, such as a limb or appendage, that has been severed, cut off, amputated (either completely or partially); fingertip amputations with or without bone loss; medical amputations resulting from irrepara...

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A TEN-YEAR REVIEW OF CHINA’S ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY A TEN-YEAR REVIEW OF CHINA’S ANTITRUST ENFORCEMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 31, 2019

As a backbone to the national economy, the chemical industry accounted for roughly 1/6 of China’s GDP in 2017, making it a non-negligible area for antitrust enforcement. Several trends differentiate the chemical industry from other sectors of the economy and impact the antitrust practice in th...

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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 as monitoring a reaction in real-time are vital to...

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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 available to consumers from various retailers or ...

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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 material, the current system has significant unintend...

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The Global Chemical Industry: Catalyzing Growth and Addressing Our World’s Sustainability Challenges THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: CATALYZING GROWTH AND ADDRESSING OUR WORLD’S SUSTAINABILITY CHALLENGES

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Mar 10, 2019

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modeling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advis...

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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 world class environmental standards tremendously ...

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THE UNIQUE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SILOXANES THE UNIQUE PHYSICO-CHEMICAL PROPERTIES OF SILOXANES

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Mar 02, 2019

Siloxanes are characterised by a chain of alternating silicon and oxygen atoms. A long chain of siloxane groups is called a silicone or a silicone polymer. These are used in a variety of applications such as sealants, adhesives, coatings, plastics, cosmetics, medical devices, hygiene products, food ...

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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 requirements called for a treatment capacity of 2,7...

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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 deugro. deugro has always been and still is perceiv...

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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 reduce costs and demonstrate greater value, swing from...

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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 safely and efficiently transfer hazardous liquids...

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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 fragment into smaller particles and concentrate toxic c...

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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 microparticles in our oceans, rivers, and lakes and...

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SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FOR A BETTER WORLD SUSTAINABLE INNOVATION FOR A BETTER WORLD

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Feb 19, 2019

The chemicals sector is a vital part of the UK economy and an enabler of a sustainable future
for all. Contributing £17.8bn in GVA in 2016 and directly employing 140,000, it is one of the
largest manufacturing sectors with a turnover of £48.7bn (2016). It is an innovative, ...

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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 government has committed to take action toward a resourc...

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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 Energy Council The Netherlands (www.wereldenergie...

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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 affordable electric models in large numbers. Vehicle...

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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 decision-makers to more easily understand the unique, a...

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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, ICIS Deputy Editor ICB, to find out more and how y...

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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 of succumbing to the wider trend. Joe Chang, a glob...

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SAFETY OFFICE CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN SAFETY OFFICE CHEMICAL HYGIENE PLAN

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Jan 31, 2019

The Chemical Hygiene Plan is intended to highlight general university wide laboratory practices that are obligatory for protecting employees from exposure to hazardous chemicals. This plan addresses all provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Laboratory Standar...

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TAKE OUT TOXICS PFAS CHEMICALS IN FOOD PACKAGING TAKE OUT TOXICS PFAS CHEMICALS IN FOOD PACKAGING

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Jan 29, 2019

SAFER CHEMICALS HEALTHY FAMILIES fights for strong chemical policy, works with retailers to phase out hazardous chemicals and transform the marketplace, and educates the public about ways to protect our families from toxic chemicals. TOXIC-FREE FUTURE fights for strong health protections for people ...

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Saving Costs in Chemical Management SAVING COSTS IN CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

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Jan 28, 2019

The chemical industry is one of the world’s largest industrial sectors, with sales worth USD 5 681 billion in 2017. It includes producers of industrial chemicals, polymers, pharmaceuticals pesticides, biocides, food and feed additives, and cosmetics. The industry is expected to grow to almost ...

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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 downstream markets and the supply chain are digging in. Man...

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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. The UK’s expected departure from the European...

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Continuous Manufacturing CordenPharma CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING CORDENPHARMA

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Jan 12, 2019

Privately owned industrial holding, focused on midsized chemicals & pharmaceutical businesses ,Opportunities of consolidation and outsourcing in chemicals and pharmaceuticals , Inception in 2005  29 manufacturing facilities with approximately 6,000 employees in Europe and the United States ...

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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, prompting Middle Eastern players to assume cautiousne...

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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 economic slowdown. Get a glimpse of what is expected wit...

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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 Report also provides merger enforcement data over the l...

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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 have further weakened sentiment for 2019, forcing Eu...

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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 trends. However, the sector could well avoid anything...

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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 demand is forecast to grow at rates similar to GD...

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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. This will be the year that opens the floodgates for m...

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The Future of Petrochemicals THE FUTURE OF PETROCHEMICALS

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Dec 27, 2018

Petrochemicals, which turn oil and gas into all sorts of daily products – such as plastics, fertilisers, packaging, clothing, digital devices, medical equipment, detergents or tyres – are integral to modern societies. In addition to products critical to our daily lives, petrochemicals ar...

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

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Dec 26, 2018

Chemicals are the third largest industrial sector in Austria, generating about 10.2% of industrial added value. The industry provides about 11.7% of total Austrian industrial employment, 11% of R&D expenditure and 17% of industrial spending on environmental protection.

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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 sectors (mechanics, pharmaceuticals, the chemical in...

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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, volumes of NEXIMID®-products have gradually incr...

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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 offered up by circular economy and digitalisation; r...

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Chemical agents and related occupations CHEMICAL AGENTS AND RELATED OCCUPATIONS

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Dec 16, 2018

The Preamble to the IARC Monographs describes the objective and scope of the programme, the scientific principles and procedures used in developing a Monograph, the types of evidence considered and the scientific criteria that guide the evaluations. The Preamble should be consulted when reading a Mo...

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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 (PP) bottles collected for recycling, as well as ...

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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, allowing you to make better-informed trading and strateg...

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Transforming chemical operations through technology in China TRANSFORMING CHEMICAL OPERATIONS THROUGH TECHNOLOGY IN CHINA

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Dec 12, 2018

Thousands of chemicals go into making an everincreasing myriad of products, demand for which continues to remain high despite various global challenges. Against this backdrop, chemical companies in fast-growing emerging markets like China have done particularly well in recent years. Looking ahead, h...

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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 new machinery and equipment added to increase capaci...

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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 new currents will mean for the U.S. Environmental Pr...

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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 and Economics Team and is based on aggregated result...

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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, while petrochemicals, and inorganic chemicals both ...

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The business case for removing hazardous chemicals with ZDHC THE BUSINESS CASE FOR REMOVING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS WITH ZDHC

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Dec 07, 2018

The fashion industry is an enormous industry, with an estimated value of USD 1.3 trillion and employing more than 300 million people along the value chain.1 The supply chain is fragmented, with many different process steps and stakeholders involved in creating a fashion item: designing, agriculture ...

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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 recovered with demand outlooks showing positive near...

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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 telltale signs of risk.

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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 regulation and market uncertainty, the need to perpetu...

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US Northeast Petrochemical Industry US NORTHEAST PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 28, 2018

Through independent market research and large-scale international downstream conferences, Petrochemical Update helps decision makers anticipate the downstream future and formulate timely plans in the face of rapid change. Our analysts are known for independence, fundamental research, foresight and o...

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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, there has been much speculation about the continu...

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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 industries relates, in particular, to Sustainable Devel...

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The Inevitability of Chemical Substitution THE INEVITABILITY OF CHEMICAL SUBSTITUTION

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Nov 27, 2018

In situations in which hazardous chemicals can be replaced by potentially less dangerous compounds, it’s only logical to avoid hazardous chemicals as much as is practical, and replace them with chemicals as different as possible from the originals. In fact, chemical substitution is an essentia...

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CHEMISTRY TOOLKIT CHEMISTRY TOOLKIT

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Nov 27, 2018

AFIRM is the Apparel and Footwear International RSL Management (AFIRM) Working Group, established in 2004. AFIRM’s mission is “to reduce the use and impact of harmful substances in the apparel and footwear supply chain.” AFIRM’s purpose is to provide a forum to advance the gl...

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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. Most chemical companies do have business management...

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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 rapidly arising new technologies. Learn in this thou...

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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 the many supply chains that rely on it could be s...

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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, “C-level involvement in pricing significantly ...

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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 witnessed a variety of digitization trends along ...

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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 what analysts and industry expect for the refining an...

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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 the precision and accuracy through to reducing inter...

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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. Some commodity chemicals prices have benefitted from...

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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 weighed on the value of the pound sterling and confu...

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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 purchase tax which have drawn attention from chemical ma...

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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 a larger share of the global automotive market, t...

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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 quantities of more than 1 tonne) to be registered with ...

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Chemical Management Procedure Health, Safety and Environment CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT PROCEDURE HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT

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Nov 05, 2018

The purpose of this procedure is to ensure the health and safety of employees, contractors and visitors and mitigate health & environmental risks by providing guidance and processes for all aspects of the management of chemical’s including approval, procurement, transport, storage, handlin...

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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, etc. This whitepaper addresses the pain points of th...

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reshaping chemicals via ai & blockchain RESHAPING CHEMICALS VIA AI & BLOCKCHAIN

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Oct 25, 2018

Make more informed decisions by using existing data Create new insights from data amounts overwhelming human brains Accelerate learning Automate repetitive, transactional and judgemental tasks Eliminate human physical tasks Create new services and offerings.

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Subsea Chemical Storage and Injection collaboration project SUBSEA CHEMICAL STORAGE AND INJECTION COLLABORATION PROJECT

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Oct 24, 2018

Background Separately studied by TOTAL and TechnipFMC prior to entering the development contract Main project objective To develop and qualify an SCS&I station to be ready for industrial piloting in 2020-2021 What is it? Complete system for seabed storing and pumping all required injection chemi...

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Regulatory, testing, and Policy trends for Chemical Consortia REGULATORY, TESTING, AND POLICY TRENDS FOR CHEMICAL CONSORTIA

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Oct 24, 2018

Now more than ever, chemical industry stakeholders with shared business and advocacy interests are urged to consider collaborating on regulatory, testing, and related advocacy opportunities. Two years post-passage of the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act means the U.S. Env...

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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 the next 10 to 15 years. We are already unable to ...

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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 an entire category of issues related to environmen...

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CHEMICAL RELEASES CAUSED BY NATURAL HAZARD EVENTS AND DISASTERS CHEMICAL RELEASES CAUSED BY NATURAL HAZARD EVENTS AND DISASTERS

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Oct 23, 2018

A natural hazard can trigger a chemical release. When the release is the result of a technological accident it is called a ‘Natech’ (natural-hazard-triggered technological) event. Natech events can exacerbate the impact of a natural disaster on the environment and on human health because...

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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 (12-35 years old) are invited to send in creative vi...

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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 the rapidly-changing Chemicals market, successful...

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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 and national legislation, involves enhanced risk ass...

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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 3, 2018, the US administration released a list of...

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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 Six Sigma, companies have identified and driven out...

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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 greatly from Chemistry today. Chemistry is changing: w...

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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. The term rheology originates from the Greek words...

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Code of Practice for the Chemical Agents Regulations CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE CHEMICAL AGENTS REGULATIONS

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Oct 13, 2018

The Health and Safety Authority, in accordance with section 60(4)(a) of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 (No. 10 of 2005), and with the consent of Mr. Pat Breen, Minister of State Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection, publishes this Code of Practic...

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WHAT A WASTE 2.0 WHAT A WASTE 2.0

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Oct 12, 2018

As you will see in this report, the world is on a trajectory where waste generation will drastically outpace population growth by more than double by 2050. Although we are seeing improvements and innovations in solid waste management globally, it is a complex issue and one that we need to take urgen...

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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 materials valued by consumers for their high performance ...

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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 industries.

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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 companies know their chemicals–whether you&r...

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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 vie globally with its competitors. Continued ambiti...

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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 becoming useful due to simple implementation, easy...

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Chemicals & Petrochemicals: Advantage India CHEMICALS & PETROCHEMICALS: ADVANTAGE INDIA

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Oct 04, 2018

Simplified indirect tax system by replacing 16 tax categories to one GST (Goods and Service Tax Sector-specific Skills Development programme supported through NSDC schemes Implementation of e-governance to boost transparency and create business friendly environment Petroleum, Chemicals & Petroch...

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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 sustainability in order to meet the requirements of the...

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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 respondents citing it as their top business challenge. Of...

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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 the purpose of a CRM was more about preserving the...

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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 much of the industrialised world. This sector can be...

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ZERO SHRINKAGE OF AV-100 CHEMICAL GROUTDUE TO CONSISTENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN SOILS ZERO SHRINKAGE OF AV-100 CHEMICAL GROUTDUE TO CONSISTENT RELATIVE HUMIDITY IN SOILS

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Sep 28, 2018

chemical grout is often used in the soil environment as a sealing agent to prevent water infiltration into engineered structures or leakage from water-carrying vessels. These grout formulations shrink when dehydrated, and could potentially lose their sealing capabilities if desiccated. It has been e...

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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, will have major implications on the usage of plast...

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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 the fruits of innovation, which once commanded a pr...

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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, amounting to 55 percent of the more than 4,500 unconventi...

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Prioritization approaches for hazardous chemicals associated with plastic packaging PRIORITIZATION APPROACHES FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS ASSOCIATED WITH PLASTIC PACKAGING

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Sep 09, 2018

Plastic packaging consists of various polymers that usually contain additives and non-intentionally added substances. In the recently published database of Chemicals associated with Plastic Packaging (CPPdb) more than 4000 substances are listed as likely/possibly used during manufacturing of plastic...

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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. The new production that came online in some mark...

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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 include high strength to weight ratio and excellen...

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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 shifted over time, with the United States and China...

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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 configured in the user-friendly operator interface. From ...

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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 implications, and in creating new business opportunities. T...

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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 implications for the R&D processes that chemic...

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The Impact of Chemical Facilities on Environmental Justice Communities THE IMPACT OF CHEMICAL FACILITIES ON ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE COMMUNITIES

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Aug 30, 2018

While chemical facility incidents that seriously affect surrounding communities occur frequently, very few receive much public attention beyond the occasional local news report, and even fewer receive investigation by the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board, the government agency charg...

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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 exclusive outlook to examine the trends and key d...

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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 the safe-disposal and renewability of these materi...

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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 maximum growth scale opportunity and the relative stab...

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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 our meeting this year is ‘Creating value thro...

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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 taxes in the US increased investment sentiment of stra...

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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 tipping point between a new future and a downgrading t...

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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 geopolitical tensions, a new wave of capacity in some markets...

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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 activity remained strong despite sensitive economic...

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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. Even when users think they have properly cleaned t...

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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 structure of graphene and graphene oxide. We then...

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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 in these products threatens to expose them to lat...

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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 every day—all with their own specific purpose. D...

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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, becoming the ideal platform for the development and cons...

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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 have continuously proven successful for many organiza...

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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 notoriously complex supply chains, and deep branches into a...

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INJURIES IN THE WORKPLACE FROM HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: MINIMISING RISKS AND IMPACT INJURIES IN THE WORKPLACE FROM HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES: MINIMISING RISKS AND IMPACT

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Jul 24, 2018

By definition, hazardous substances include those that a pose significant risk to health and safety if not managed correctly. For example: toxic chemicals, chemicals that cause skin damage and carcinogens4 . There are a number of environments where workers may be in contact with hazardous substances...

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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 risk from errors and overpayments is often the mos...

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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 behavior are not working for any number of reasons. Most...

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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 overlays of your existing infrastructure, or a simple app...

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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 hopeful. He’s waiting. He knows he’ll co...

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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 Chemical Sector SDG Roadmap (Roadmap) is an initiat...

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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 never faced before. At the same time, the industry st...

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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 of a two-part white paper, the external and inter...

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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 solution to eliminate the need to centrifuge.

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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 scientific divisions. The task of this white pape...

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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 part of the accepted way of doing business. Just as...

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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 that must be submitted this year. Most significantly,...

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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. That is, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NA...

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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 developed for tail gas treatment in nitric acid manufactu...

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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 allies and China. Global oil prices ended the first hal...

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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 their goals for the industry? Will activist invest...

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Chemical Safety and Biosafety News CHEMICAL SAFETY AND BIOSAFETY NEWS

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Jul 12, 2018

The Hazard Assessment Programme is concerned with the hazard assessment of industrial chemicals. The current focus of the programme is on the development and application of Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment (IATA) and the exchange of experience on new hazard assessment methodologies. I...

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WifOR 2018 R&D Activities Footprint - IFPMA WIFOR 2018 R&D ACTIVITIES FOOTPRINT - IFPMA

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Jul 12, 2018

Even as this issue reaches your hands, we will well be onto celebrating the Golden Jubilee of your favorite pharma monthly. We have planned a celebratory event on 24th January, 2019 in Mumbai. The theme of the conclave is Transforming ‘Disruptors’ into ‘Enablers’ for Universa...

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The Chemical Industry in south Africa THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN SOUTH AFRICA

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Jul 11, 2018

As led to dm prolifemiion of industries that tomer changed the way South Afiicans would live and wok. SomhAfrica, desire m exploit opportunities provided hy the rninias ordiamonds and gold necessitated the emer-gence ore strong and highly tlivenified Mdustrial sector. Sagained auess to those mineral...

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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 level on setting up a chemicals register and on th...

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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 it as packaging, in automobiles and above all in th...

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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 information about those chemicals is typically provi...

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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 expected to inch up around 1% this year, with the schedu...

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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, automotive, construction, and nutrition. The che...

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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 chemical industry seize to drive differentiation?

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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, how to identify inventory affected by fire codes an...

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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. Experience has shown there are significant differences bet...

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Chemical Management: What You Need to Know CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jun 29, 2018

One of the objectives of REACH is to limit testing on vertebrate animals while still determining whether a substance poses a hazard to customers. With that in mind, an effort is being made to ensure duplicate animal testing does not happen. REACH has created the Substance Information Exchange Forum ...

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WELL ON OUR WAY WELL ON OUR WAY

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Jun 27, 2018

The life sciences landscape is witnessing a dynamic transformation. With volatile political, socio-economic and scientific events clouding the spectrum there are many challenges. However, with every challenge, awaits a great opportunity at the horizon. And as the market dynamics change, Companies wi...

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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 and a chemical company in Hamburg collaborated on ...

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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 in Gdańsk introduced a new system to manage, store ...

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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, chemical companies are now better equipped to develop and...

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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 their current production and use pattern, on a li...

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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 faith in the future. Onward to another 10 years. ...

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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 additional value in this thought-provoking white paper from...

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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. The approach taken by the company is based on the ...

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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 was worth changing the process to 3D printing if i...

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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, where all dangerous chemicals are now kept in firepro...

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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 — is crucial for implementing effective prevention ...

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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 more about biodiversity and pollution in this remo...

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Disclosure of Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals DISCLOSURE OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURING CHEMICALS

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Jun 15, 2018

Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, allows the recovery hydrocarbons from unconventional sources, such as reserves located in low permeability formations (e.g. shale, tight sand). The extraction of oil or natural gas from unconventional sources can be achieved with the injection of a highl...

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"Preventing the use of hazardous chemicals
in textile supply chains" "PREVENTING THE USE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN TEXTILE SUPPLY CHAINS"

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Jun 13, 2018

The Partnership for Sustainable Textiles brings together representatives from business, policy-making and civil society in order to strive for fairer and more environmentally friendly textile supply chains. One of the Partnership’s key goals is to gradually eliminate chemicals, which impact hu...

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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 environment in India. This period saw two major developmen...

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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 requirements. Customer-specific solutions mean, in practice, ...

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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 also includes a section on specialty chemicals, st...

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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 fewer pollutants, and become more socially respons...

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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-coaster ride in the first quarter of 2018, before r...

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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 foundation for our most basic human behaviors, including...

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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, carriers are increasingly pressured to further segme...

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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 accurately measuring microplastics in environmental...

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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 the President to remove a member, for inefficienc...

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Chemical Hazard Classification CHEMICAL HAZARD CLASSIFICATION

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May 31, 2018

As of December 28, 2017, CalEPA has replaced the existing five(5) federal hazard categories available in CERS used for the completion of chemical inventories as part of the annual hazardous materials business submittal with twenty-four (24) new federal hazard categories adopted by the United States ...

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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 controls. Novel technologies and functionalities wit...

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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 processes and achieve lower costs, while also freeing ...

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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 used for the migitation of radioactive scale in oil ...

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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 for, the more they find in human bodies. And the mo...

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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 challenges for chemical companies. To optimally prepare y...

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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 volatility. Complete this short form to access this spe...

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GLOBAL FOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT: AN IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE FOR CITIES GLOBAL FOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT: AN IMPLEMENTATION GUIDE FOR CITIES

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May 16, 2018

Globally, food waste has become an increasingly recognised environmental issue over the last decade. Not only has the issue of wasted food become an ethical one in a world where approximately 800 million people suffer from hunger, but the environmental impacts of producing food that is then discarde...

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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 cornerstone of technological progress. Recently, as busi...

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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 utilization of released now days wastes convertin...

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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 unexpected plant outage. Control of fouling is dep...

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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 production—all with the goal of lowering costs, dr...

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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 compared to vastly extended nitrogen and phosphoru...

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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 optimizing the critical support removal step to enab...

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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 the discipline. Chemical Engineering Science (CES) ...

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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 generation rates for each material category found...

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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 its sensitivity to thermal degradation, PLA is diff...

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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 types of packaging, how would environmental impacts be...

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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 need for a provincial agricultural recycling prog...

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ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH CHEMICALS A GUIDE TO CRITICAL CAPABILITIES ACHIEVE SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF RESEARCH CHEMICALS A GUIDE TO CRITICAL CAPABILITIES

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Apr 27, 2018

Most research labs find themselves in the business of acquiring and managing research chemicals. It’s not their mission, and it’s not generally considered a value-add. No research lab ever made a major discovery solely by acquiring and managing chemicals well, and no research enterprise ...

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CHEMICALS AND COMPLIANCE A COMPANY-WIDE APPROACH TO HAZARD COMMUNICATIONS CHEMICALS AND COMPLIANCE A COMPANY-WIDE APPROACH TO HAZARD COMMUNICATIONS

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Apr 24, 2018

In many ways, hazard communication is defined by what it is not. Only when a ship is stalled at a port, or when gaps in SDS appear, does the issue of regulatory compliance capture industries’ attention. Instead of seeding committees and beginning investigations when things go wrong, with this ...

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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 production costs related to oil & gas as feedsto...

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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 interventions for foodborne pathogen control and highli...

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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 plus $12.50 per container for inventory management ...

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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 compounds in a reliable and safe way while ensuring contro...

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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 two or more gates. In addition, being unsightly, we...

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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 petrochemical production can provide operational an...

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Chemical Compliance CHEMICAL COMPLIANCE

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Mar 29, 2018

Hazardous materials are any items or agents (biological, chemical, radiological, and/or physical), which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment, either by itself or through interaction with other factors. You can find chemicals everywhere and it is necessary to have a...

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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 chemical and pharmaceutical applications, but dry screw ...

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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 inks and paints. In these and many other applications...

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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 is not only increasing, but the regulations are al...

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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 complimentary report, in association with Westwood Global En...

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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 innovative products that meet that demand. At the same time...

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Some chemicals present in industrial and consumer products, food and drinking-water SOME CHEMICALS PRESENT IN INDUSTRIAL AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS, FOOD AND DRINKING-WATER

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Mar 19, 2018

This volume of the IARC Monographs provides an assessment of the carcinogenicity of 18 chemicals present in industrial and consumer products or food (natural constituents, contaminants, or flavourings) or occurring as water-chlorination by-products. The compounds evaluated include the widely used pl...

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An industrial policy for solar in Europe AN INDUSTRIAL POLICY FOR SOLAR IN EUROPE

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Mar 18, 2018

As policymakers, investors and consumers increasingly enjoy the benefits of clean, flexible and low-cost solar power, solar technology has become the world’s most popular power generation source. In 2018, more solar power capacity was installed than all fossil fuel and nuclear sources combined...

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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 shaping up to be a year of two halves, producers may ex...

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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 compound, polymer type, cure system, cycle time, and c...

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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 consistency during compounding. The number of available ...

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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 by several factors, including increased worker pro...

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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 reduced reliance on foreign countries for energy im...

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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 when compared with organic polymer-based rubber com...

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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 gauges on the market, how can users be sure they&rs...

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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 adverse reactions ranging from minor skin irritati...

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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. The GHS promotes a universal approach to classif...

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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 faster and compete with global competitors. This art...

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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. Sales effectiveness is a major lever for chemicals...

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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 these challenges, agrochemicals manufacturers are exp...

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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? Download our whitepaper to learn about 4 ways to...

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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 requirements.

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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 contributes indirectly to almost every sector in the economy...

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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 rural and small communities across the country, whil...

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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 can be exploited, together with mobile phase pH, to ...

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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 chromatography and mass spectrometry (LC-MS) offers a powerfu...

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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 manufacturing include higher selectivity, the ability to ...

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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 potential impacts of chemicals on human health and the en...

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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 sectors. Put simply, cars don’t run, planes d...

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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 its value chain partners, will contribute to emis...

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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 insights into additive manufacturing, IoT, and advanced a...

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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 inventory management can be time-consuming; it can hamp...

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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. China’s move towards self-sufficiency has long b...

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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 deficiencies is the large number of requirements t...

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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 estimated to grow at least until 2040.2 As per th...

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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 understand their business and make better decisions. ...

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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 for better molecules and processes. And for at le...

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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 Recycling (MORE) for the Plastics Division of the A...

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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. Chemicals of very high concern will need authorization p...

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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 continues to soar. Modern agricultural chemicals ...

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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 of chemistry transforms more than 275 million tons...

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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, it cannot be sensitive to process gases and must ...

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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 and must meet all requirements. Reliability and ec...

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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 facility. Every unique set of chemicals requires ...

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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 rapid development of advanced plastics that can outper...

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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 2030’, our Voluntary Commitment to increase ...

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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 pumps have established themselves as standard vacuum g...

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Saving Costs in Chemicals Management SAVING COSTS IN CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT

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Jan 31, 2018

The report Saving Costs in Chemicals Management (OECD, 2019), the third in a series of reports examining the net benefits that accrue to governments and industry from the work of the OECD Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) Programme, estimates that the programme saves governments and industry ap...

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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 rare instance of “global synchronous growth...

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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 quantitative structure-property relationship models...

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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 Harvey and the havoc it wreaked on the industry in la...

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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 the available workforce and severely lacks agrochemi...

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Asia petrochemical outlook ASIA PETROCHEMICAL OUTLOOK

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Jan 18, 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. China’s move towards self-sufficiency has long b...

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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 injection of pressurized gas into one or more thick secti...

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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 can be circulated locally, regionally, or globally...

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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 mass interpretation with fast analysis times can ...

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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 suggestions of procedures on how to avoid generalities in t...

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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, relocation of growth centers to emerging economi...

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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-called megadeals slows and a lack of large target...

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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 sprinkler systems suggests that the primary cause for ...

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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 specific to organizations, depending on where they ...

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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. Microplastics originate from various sources and ...

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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 negative impact that problematic drug use often ha...

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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 turnarounds on several occasions. The 1989 and 1991 insp...

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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 in science for the benefit of everyone. A varied ...

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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, resins, food additives and personal care products....

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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 sectors in Turkey.

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Leveraging IIoT to Achieve Petrochemical Operational Performance LEVERAGING IIOT TO ACHIEVE PETROCHEMICAL OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE

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Dec 28, 2017

Some of the challenges in petrochemical plants include compliance, aging equipment, working with different feedstocks and retiring subject matter experts. Compliance challenges include emissions, chemical safety, hazardous waste and pollution, including statutes and regulations such as the Resource ...

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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 energy at the end of the useful life cycle of a produc...

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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’s approach is also presented, providing case studi...

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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 the process required to conduct a chemical inventor...

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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 integration, big data and the cloud are preconditions f...

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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, the majority of companies specialize in a select fe...

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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 technologies for polymer characterization. Today a...

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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 model and studying the results of the simulations...

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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 help drive innovations in chemistry and will boost e...

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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 interviewed for this study have outlined key building blocks...

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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 finished items very economically. Some important industri...

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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 qualitative products and services, without harming the ...

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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 infrastructure of a petrochemical smart factory. Bas...

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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 chemicals than adults.

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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 coating when exposed to hot areas of the die and n...

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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 life of an average Indian, we expect growth in demand...

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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 be available through 2035. Nearly one million of th...

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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 accurately and reliably. A range of typical applicatio...

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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 treatment of various diseases. With the small mole...

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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, the industry itself is facing some of the most profo...

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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 related to solid samples properties; processabilit...

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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 materials. These particles can be directly obtained...

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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 specialty-exclusive companies, as well as sharpenin...

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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 and petrochemical industries, as well as capital in...

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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 feedstocks such as natural gas liquids (NGLs) and gradua...

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