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Removal of non-industrial chemicals from the NICNAS Inventory REMOVAL OF NON-INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS FROM THE NICNAS INVENTORY

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Mar 23, 2020

The Australian Government announced its intention to implement reforms to the way in which industrial chemicals are regulated. The reforms are intended to streamline the process of assessing industrial chemicals to reduce the regulatory burden and to make regulatory effort more proportionate to risk...

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The Changing Landscape for Information Professionals in the Chemical Industry THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE FOR INFORMATION PROFESSIONALS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 17, 2020

Digital Transformation. Accelerated Globalization. Innovation. Increased Focus on Sustainability. Aggressive New Business Models. Changing Regulations. These are just some of the ways the chemical industry is evolving in recent years. And if the chemical industry is changing, it’s no surprise ...

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Optimizing chemical production using data-driven, AI-enabled hybrid modeling OPTIMIZING CHEMICAL PRODUCTION USING DATA-DRIVEN, AI-ENABLED HYBRID MODELING

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Mar 13, 2020

Smart use of your plant’s data can take process efficiency to a higher level. Hybrid models driven by artificial intelligence deliver the best results for the least effort. And you don’t need a data science degree to enjoy them. Data is everywhere these days – and the volumes of it...

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Exploring the potential impact of Brexit on the chemical industry EXPLORING THE POTENTIAL IMPACT OF BREXIT ON THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 12, 2020

With Brexit officially underway, the UK has entered the transition period during which arrangements affecting the chemical industry will be made. The chemical sector produces around £50 billion worth of exports annually, and 60% of this goes directly to the European Union [1]. 75% of our chemi...

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Innovations in Steel and Petrochemical Production for a Sustainable Future - Dassault Systèmes INNOVATIONS IN STEEL AND PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE - DASSAULT SYSTÈMES

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Mar 11, 2020

Innovations in Steel and Petrochemical Production for a Sustainable Future - Dassault Systèmes. Thomas Grand, Dassault Systèmes' Vice President, Energy and Materials, shares his insights on how Dassault Systèmes' solutions have enabled significant improvements in steel p...

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Pulmonary toxicity – a challenge for drug and chemical development PULMONARY TOXICITY – A CHALLENGE FOR DRUG AND CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT

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Mar 11, 2020

Despite the common assumption that adverse drug reactions only affect the kidney and liver, more than 600 medications inducing lung toxicity have been reported.1 Lungs are susceptible to toxicity due to their large surface area and metabolism of certain substances2, such as antibiotics and anti-infl...

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Improving Pump Seal Reliability for Bay Area Petrochem Plants IMPROVING PUMP SEAL RELIABILITY FOR BAY AREA PETROCHEM PLANTS

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Mar 10, 2020

Keeping thousands of pumps in San Francisco Bay Area refineries running 24/7/365 requires a well-planned and well-executed maintenance strategy. Unplanned failures may have ramifications for safety, budget, and compliance—especially with regard to Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQ...

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AGRI Challenge: Non-chemical weed management in arable cropping systems AGRI CHALLENGE: NON-CHEMICAL WEED MANAGEMENT IN ARABLE CROPPING SYSTEMS

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Mar 10, 2020

Agriculture in the EU and worldwide has become increasingly dependent on the use of pesticides. Change is needed because the use of these chemicals can impact the environment and the health of animals and humans.

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What the Coronavirus could mean for the global petrochemical industry? WHAT THE CORONAVIRUS COULD MEAN FOR THE GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Mar 10, 2020

Coronavirus (covid-19) has developed rapidly and is already impacting significant parts of the global economy. Within this context the petrochemical industry is also being severely affected through short-term market uncertainties, pricing volatility and declining consumption in many of its key segme...

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Hazardous Waste Site Health Assessment Team HAZARDOUS WASTE SITE HEALTH ASSESSMENT TEAM

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Mar 09, 2020

We look into whether hazardous waste sites cause health risks. A hazardous waste site can be any place where chemicals have gotten into the air, water and soil. Former landfills and industrial plants, even areas where crops have been grown, can be hazardous waste sites.

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Coronavirus Impact on Fine Chemical Supply Chain CORONAVIRUS IMPACT ON FINE CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

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Mar 06, 2020

Coronavirus, more accurately referred to as COVID-19, is beginning to impact global supply chains in a tangible way. Although it is impossible to forecast the effect of numerous epidemics worldwide on the fine chemical supply chain specifically, reports suggest that as much as 94% of the Fortune 100...

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The Chemistry of Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings THE CHEMISTRY OF WATERBORNE POLYURETHANE COATINGS

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Mar 05, 2020

Polyurethanes have long been known to produce coatings that exhibit high toughness, abrasion resistance, enhanced aesthetics, and durability. Solvent-based polyurethanes have traditionally set the performance standard for high durability coatings. However, environmental considerations for low-VOC al...

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When chemistry becomes intelligent WHEN CHEMISTRY BECOMES INTELLIGENT

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Mar 05, 2020

Nowadays, artificial intelligence (AI) and computer programs have infiltrated almost every corner of our lives; from facial recognition, language translation, image and video production, to self-driving cars and personal care aides. Other applications that might not yet be mainstream knowledge have ...

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Applications of Scratch Testing on Polymers APPLICATIONS OF SCRATCH TESTING ON POLYMERS

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Mar 05, 2020

Polymers have been used in many consumer and industrial areas for many years. They have several advantage compared to metals such as low density, chemical resistance and easy production. However, polymers have generally lower wear and scratch resistance than other materials and therefore these prope...

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6 APPLICATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING IN OIL AND GAS 6 APPLICATIONS OF MACHINE LEARNING IN OIL AND GAS

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Mar 04, 2020

The issue of environmental sustainability is a major concern for governments and players from the oil and gas industry worldwide. The negative impacts as a result of activities carried out by oil and gas companies have been a major tool not only for the livelihood and health of people but more so to...

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Keller oil, gas & chemical solutions KELLER OIL, GAS & CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS

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Mar 04, 2020

Planned LNG (liquefied natural gas) storage facilities may require ground improvement to increase soil bearing capacity and control settlement, deep foundations to transfer loads to competent bearing ground, or drainage to accelerate the consolidation of saturated soils before construction.

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Now Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials NOW MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL ADVANCED MATERIALS

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Mar 04, 2020

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) is the global leader of high-performance engineering plastics that are used for machined parts in industries ranging from food processing and packaging, semiconductor manufacturing, aerospace, electronics, chemical processing, life sciences, power generati...

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A Coordinated Approach to Chemical Reactivity A COORDINATED APPROACH TO CHEMICAL REACTIVITY

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Mar 04, 2020

Atoms are gregarious by nature, escaping a solitary existence by forming chemical bonds with their neighbors. Chemical reactivity, in turn, depends on the degree of atomic “isolation”; a lonely atom will more readily interact and form bonds with others, as compared to its more “coo...

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THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN 2020 & BEYOND THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN 2020 & BEYOND

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Mar 03, 2020

Sustainability fervor – which has been building in importance over the past few years – has reached a new height in 2020. Chemical industry leaders made lofty statements at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the importance of engaging in sustainable development. Despite that, the ch...

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Flambank - Ultra-tough, lockable vaults & chests for storing hazardous chemicals and flammables. FLAMBANK - ULTRA-TOUGH, LOCKABLE VAULTS & CHESTS FOR STORING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND FLAMMABLES.

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Mar 02, 2020

The Flambank is a lockable vault for storing hazardous chemicals and flammables. Built to the same high specification as our TuffBank the FlamBank is designed to comply with all relevant COSHH regulations, ensuring that your hazardous substances are securely protected 24/7.

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Chemical Recycling of Plastic – Waste No More? CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF PLASTIC – WASTE NO MORE?

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Mar 02, 2020

When it comes to the circular economy transition, plastics recycling is as much of a challenge as an opportunity. Today, around 25.8 million tons of plastic waste are generated in Europe every year, with less than 30 percent of it getting collected for recycling. This is a huge loss of valuable reso...

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Taiwan Amends the Toxic Chemical Substance Operators Liability Insurance Measures TAIWAN AMENDS THE TOXIC CHEMICAL SUBSTANCE OPERATORS LIABILITY INSURANCE MEASURES

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Mar 01, 2020

Taiwan amended the Toxic Chemical Substances Operation Liability Insurance Measures and renamed it the Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substance Operators Liability Insurance Measures. The Measures require operators to obtain liability insurance before operation if the total amount during the manufactu...

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CHEMICAL SPILL PREVENTION CHEMICAL SPILL PREVENTION

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Feb 28, 2020

When it comes to your workplace, nothing should be prioritized over the safety of your employees. As your greatest asset to your business, they should feel safe in their work environment. Maintaining a safe work environment is a particularly important consideration for companies who work with or sto...

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Chain Reaction: Conquering Labeling Challenges in the Chemical Industry CHAIN REACTION: CONQUERING LABELING CHALLENGES IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 28, 2020

Reversing the complexity of global labeling management in the chemicals industry, so that intensifying regulatory demands don’t encroach on international market opportunity Trust, transparency and, above all, the safety of process/supply-chain intermediaries and consumers, is of paramount impo...

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U.S. Chemical Weapons Elimination Program U.S. CHEMICAL WEAPONS ELIMINATION PROGRAM'S KEY SUCCESSES

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Feb 28, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) oversees the U.S. chemical weapons elimination program. We've worked for over 30 years to keep Americans safe from dangerous chemicals in warfare materials by monitoring the process for safely destroying them and making sure workers and nearby...

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Chemical Innovation Outlook 2020 CHEMICAL INNOVATION OUTLOOK 2020

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Feb 28, 2020

The global chemical industry is today worth over $4.3T and is an integral part of the modern world economy, converting raw materials into products encompassing an enormous variety - from plastics to paints, agri-food, consumer goods, textiles and leather products. Many of these items subsequently fo...

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Transfer of Toxic Liquid with Polypropylene Pump TRANSFER OF TOXIC LIQUID WITH POLYPROPYLENE PUMP

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Feb 27, 2020

Transfer of toxic liquids can be dangerous without the right equipment! The polypropylene pump in the video uses an SP-450V motor with variable speed. The speed is adjusted accordingly to avoid splashes and spillage of the liquid. NB: Always wear safety workwear when handling chemicals and toxic liq...

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Why QuickStart Chemical Management Can Save Your Assets WHY QUICKSTART CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT CAN SAVE YOUR ASSETS

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Feb 27, 2020

The world of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) IT systems is a vast one. Therefore, it cannot be stressed enough that organizations need to be nimble and armed with easy-to-deploy, interoperable, portable systems. Most mature organizations opt for a risk-based EHS management system framework de...

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Danfoss Drives keeps your chemical plant going DANFOSS DRIVES KEEPS YOUR CHEMICAL PLANT GOING

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Feb 26, 2020

Your chemical plant never sleeps. It simply needs to keep on going. Reliably, robustly and cost-effectively. That’s why you need quality AC drives that maximize uptime, optimize energy efficiency, future-proof your plant, and are fully compatible with any system.

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PROCESS SAFETY AND HOW IT REDUCES YOUR RISK PROCESS SAFETY AND HOW IT REDUCES YOUR RISK

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Feb 26, 2020

An effective process safety program combines management and engineering efforts to help mitigate accidents and catastrophes involving hazardous materials. PROCESS SAFETY (PS) IS NOT JUST A RESPONSE TO REGULATORY NEEDS; IT SAVES LIVES AND FINANCIAL COSTS TO A BUSINESS

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2020 oil, gas, and chemical industry outlook 2020 OIL, GAS, AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

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Feb 26, 2020

As we, once again, move from one year to the next, how do we assess the oil and gas and chemical sectors’ performance in 2019 and its prospects for 2020? As always, there are headwinds and tailwinds, risks and opportunities, uncertainties and foreseeable trends, but in this report we aim to ta...

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PROCUREMENT CHALLENGES IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY : WHAT CPOS’ MUST STRIVE TO COMBAT PROCUREMENT CHALLENGES IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY : WHAT CPOS’ MUST STRIVE TO COMBAT

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Feb 25, 2020

The global chemical industry currently represents one of the largest worldwide interacting sectors delivering essential materials to several major industries including pharmaceuticals, agriculture, manufacturing and construction, and automotive. This is an indicator of the fact that any major change...

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Multiple Stream Chemical Injection System MULTIPLE STREAM CHEMICAL INJECTION SYSTEM

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Feb 24, 2020

Are you spending too much on chemical injection systems that are inaccurate and need constant adjustments? Winn-Marion developed a multiple stream chemical injection system that monitors and controls the chemical injection process based on programmed parameters and its selected mode of operation.

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What WHAT'S THE MOST TOXIC CHEMICAL?

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Feb 24, 2020

People say America doesn’t make things anymore. But what about toxic chemicals? We make so many of those, we throw half of them in rivers, for free. The problem is, it can be hard to get a handle on which of those chemicals are extremely toxic and which of them are merely somewhat toxic. If on...

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Eliminating Harmful Chemicals from Your Household Products ELIMINATING HARMFUL CHEMICALS FROM YOUR HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

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Feb 24, 2020

I have just recently starting swapping out my old household cleaning products for new, safer versions that contain fewer harmful chemicals. This can be a daunting process for most people including me! I am by no means an expert in this process, and I have debated whether I should write a blog articl...

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NON-CHEMICAL WEED CONTROL WITH FOAMSTREAM NON-CHEMICAL WEED CONTROL WITH FOAMSTREAM

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Feb 21, 2020

Unwanted weeds and vegetation don’t have to be controlled with harmful and dangerous chemicals. There are plenty of non-chemical and organic methods of weed control that are reliable and safe to use, such as Foamstream. Non-chemical weed control is the process of killing weeds without harmful ...

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The Potential Dangers Of Living Near A Chemical Plant THE POTENTIAL DANGERS OF LIVING NEAR A CHEMICAL PLANT

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Feb 21, 2020

Plant explosion may feel like a familiar news headline to Texans. But why? It's not the case in other areas of the country. Why do explosions seem so prevalent here? A straightforward reason for the unusual number of explosions in Texas is the type of industries that drive its economy. Texas is ...

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5 Biggest Pesticide Companies Are Making Billions From 5 BIGGEST PESTICIDE COMPANIES ARE MAKING BILLIONS FROM 'HIGHLY HAZARDOUS' CHEMICALS, INVESTIGATION FINDS

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Feb 20, 2020

The analysis shows that the world's top five pesticide makers are making billions, accounting for more than 36 percent of their income, from chemicals that are proven to hazards to humans and the environment and are contributing to the precipitous demise of bee populations, as Unearthed reported...

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Petrochemicals in PA: What You Need to Know PETROCHEMICALS IN PA: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Feb 19, 2020

A bill recently passed by the Pennsylvania General Assembly would subsidize the use of fracked gas to produce petrochemicals. At some point—i.e., at a time chosen by the state Senate—H B 1100 will be sent to Governor Wolf, who has promised a veto despite override threats. Meanwhile, Penn...

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Improving 3D Chemical Visualization of Subsurface Structures IMPROVING 3D CHEMICAL VISUALIZATION OF SUBSURFACE STRUCTURES

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Feb 19, 2020

A Raman microscope combines a Raman spectrograph and a light microscope to gain chemical and structural information from materials down to the micron scale. Raman spectroscopy observes when the wavelength of light changes as it interacts with a molecule. The different wavelengths seen in Raman scatt...

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Sustainability: A Core Initiative for Collaboration in the Chemical Industry SUSTAINABILITY: A CORE INITIATIVE FOR COLLABORATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 19, 2020

Legislation and pressure from stakeholders are forcing the chemical industry to find efficiencies and urgently seek out ways to reduce environmental impact, such as implementing low-carbon initiatives, maximizing energy and water efficiency and developing new innovative products and processes. Last ...

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What is Rate of Reaction and Why is It Important For The Chemical Industry? WHAT IS RATE OF REACTION AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Feb 18, 2020

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the rate of reaction is the true lifeline of the chemical industry in India, and the whole world. A lower rate of reaction would mean, chemical manufacturers can produce products at much faster rates which gives them a great competitive advantage over othe...

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Can credit trading drive dollars to plastics recovery? CAN CREDIT TRADING DRIVE DOLLARS TO PLASTICS RECOVERY?

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Feb 18, 2020

An initiative backed by several major brands is looking to boost the flow of corporate money to vetted plastics recovery and recycling projects. The effort is based on a voluntary market-based standard, currently called the Plastic Waste Recovery and Recycling Project Standard, which will lay out br...

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Chemical Accidents Lead To Increase In Investigations CHEMICAL ACCIDENTS LEAD TO INCREASE IN INVESTIGATIONS

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Feb 17, 2020

In the last two years, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) has launched investigations into seven separate chemical accidents or explosions in the Houston area. Prior to 2018, the CSB only conducted roughly one investigation per year. Investigators believe that the massive increase in accidents whi...

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How Is the SCIP Database Different From the REACH Regulation HOW IS THE SCIP DATABASE DIFFERENT FROM THE REACH REGULATION

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Feb 14, 2020

Companies operating in the European Union (EU) must submit data when introducing articles containing Substances of Very High Concern (SVHCs) above the 0.1 percent weight by weight (w/w) threshold. The reporting trigger for an in-scope article is currently derived from the Registration, Evaluation, A...

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The Benefits of Understanding Safety Data Sheets for the Industrial Hygienist THE BENEFITS OF UNDERSTANDING SAFETY DATA SHEETS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL HYGIENIST

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Feb 13, 2020

As an industrial hygienist, you spend a lot of your time making data-driven decisions. Have you considered the impact of the traceability of the safety data sheets (SDSs) you use to protect your workers? SDSs contain a wealth of information that needs to be evaluated, but who’s writing and rev...

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals SETTING RECORD STRAIGHT ON TESTING HARM IN CHEMICALS

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Feb 13, 2020

The modern world is built on chemicals, be it the medicines we use, or cleaning fluids, crop protection products, or the raw materials for everything from laptops and mobile phones to clothes and furniture. Across all, we have created an entire modern society with chemicals, and, as a result, consta...

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Transporting biological and chemical materials - what you need to know TRANSPORTING BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL MATERIALS - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Feb 13, 2020

The landscape of biological and chemical logistics has changed rapidly - as have the regulatory frameworks around it. What has not necessarily kept pace is the end-user understanding of the nature of these logistical processes, their opportunities and their constraints. Twenty years ago, the transmi...

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Welcome To Pastel Chemical Industry WELCOME TO PASTEL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 12, 2020

Pastel Chemical Industry S.A.L. is a family business established by Elia Harfouche in 1988 in Mazraat Yachouh, Lebanon. The company currently employs around 50 employees and produces more than 700 finished products with 3 brand names: PASTEL PAINTS, RAM waterproofing solutions, PROLACKER car refinis...

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Dealing with PFAS chemicals in revised tap water rules was a ‘great move’ DEALING WITH PFAS CHEMICALS IN REVISED TAP WATER RULES WAS A ‘GREAT MOVE’

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Feb 12, 2020

The inclusion of per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) into the EU’s Drinking Water Directive was a step forward that showed the EU’s commitment to address these chemicals, Environment Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius told EURACTIV.

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Euric unveils Waste & chemicals brochure EURIC UNVEILS WASTE & CHEMICALS BROCHURE

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Feb 11, 2020

Recyclers have developed state-of-art separation techniques to safely treat a wide diversity of waste streams and recover valuable materials, hence directly contributing to the circular economy. The Brochure published by Euric on ‘Sound Management of Waste & Chemicals Requirements’ h...

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Industrial Internet of Things for hazardous areas: potential for the optimisation of existing plants INDUSTRIAL INTERNET OF THINGS FOR HAZARDOUS AREAS: POTENTIAL FOR THE OPTIMISATION OF EXISTING PLANTS

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Feb 11, 2020

Whether oil and gas, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, mining or food, the development of an Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in combination with algorithms and artificial intelligence, releases an enormous optimisation potential - also and especially for existing plants. New business models transform...

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Why chemical characterization is the best way to assess patient risk WHY CHEMICAL CHARACTERIZATION IS THE BEST WAY TO ASSESS PATIENT RISK

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Feb 11, 2020

Everyone is very familiar with the phrase when buying a house: All that really matters are three things - location, location, and location. This same principle applies to extractables and leachables chemistry analysis – the three things that truly matter are identification, identification, and...

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How Chemical Companies Benefit from the Experience Economy HOW CHEMICAL COMPANIES BENEFIT FROM THE EXPERIENCE ECONOMY

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Feb 10, 2020

To feel or experience from a business engagement started with customer experience mainly in the consumer products business. Today it has extended to even knowledge industries like the chemical industry where experiencing or feeling can be leveraged to include all stake holders from customers primari...

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Digital Transformation Creates Efficiencies in the Chemical Industry DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION CREATES EFFICIENCIES IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 08, 2020

Every change-management consultant knows that effective transformation within a business requires a combination of people, processes, and technology. Global conditions, regulatory concerns, sustainability efforts, and the need to differentiate based on customer service instead of just price are majo...

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What Is E Waste? and why It is Hazardous? WHAT IS E WASTE? AND WHY IT IS HAZARDOUS?

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Feb 07, 2020

Nowadays, the E-waste is increasing on a rapid rate as we're stepping in the new era of technology the risk of E-waste is also increasing and is a major issue for the climate change now let us see what is E-waste and how it can ruin or deplete our planet earth slowly and how our Government is fi...

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Petrochemical Processing PETROCHEMICAL PROCESSING

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Feb 04, 2020

Outstanding process technology Together with the proven furnace technology Linde offers a separation process which is based on a unique sequence with front-end hydrogenation and open loop heat pump driven C2 splitter. These cornerstones of Linde’s technology have been developed during 60 years...

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Finding The Source Of Chemical Reactions FINDING THE SOURCE OF CHEMICAL REACTIONS

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Feb 04, 2020

Scientists are constantly searching for the source of things like the origin of the universe, matter or life. Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, in a collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and several other universities,...

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Chemical products need to be simplified for circular economy CHEMICAL PRODUCTS NEED TO BE SIMPLIFIED FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Feb 04, 2020

Taking pollution and increasingly scarce raw materials into account, the chemical industry must shift its products and processes towards a circular economy. This implies that waste must be primarily avoided, and products need to be developed in a way that they can be reused or recycled. In their art...

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Sun Chemical addresses Coronavirus concerns SUN CHEMICAL ADDRESSES CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

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Feb 03, 2020

As the Coronavirus spreads from one region of the world to another, Sun Chemical is conducting diligent inventory analyses of key intermediates, raw materials and finished goods inventories. To procure several thousand materials on a regular basis and manage each one requires details of on-hand inve...

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An overview on crude oil and refineries AN OVERVIEW ON CRUDE OIL AND REFINERIES

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Feb 03, 2020

Crude oil undergoes a process called fractional distillation in the refinery plants. Crude oil is being heaten to crack down to shorter hydrocarbon chain under different temperature. The major by products are refinery gas, petrol, naphtha, kerosene, diesel, lubricating oil, fuel oil and bitumen.

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Taiwan Requires Real-Time Tracking System on Vehicles Transporting Identified Chemicals TAIWAN REQUIRES REAL-TIME TRACKING SYSTEM ON VEHICLES TRANSPORTING IDENTIFIED CHEMICALS

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Feb 03, 2020

The Environmental Protection Administration and Ministry of Transportation and Communications of Taiwan issued the Amendment to the Toxic Chemical Substances Transportation Management Regulations and the Renaming of the Regulations as Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substances Transportation Management...

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Toxic Exposures and the Workplace TOXIC EXPOSURES AND THE WORKPLACE

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Feb 03, 2020

Environment and health NGOs and labour unions have long pointed to the lack of attention the federal government accords workplace exposures in its assessments and management of toxic chemicals. However, we are presently at a unique crossroads where government may finally be prepared to listen. First...

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High performers in chemicals cut costs, not strategic investments HIGH PERFORMERS IN CHEMICALS CUT COSTS, NOT STRATEGIC INVESTMENTS

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Feb 03, 2020

Our High Performance Business (HPB) analysis focuses on 100 global chemical companies and tracks a total of 20 KPIs covering aspects including long-term historical performance, current performance and operational excellence as well as growth and innovation. Rather than measuring the final performanc...

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Introduction to eChemPortal: the global portal to information on chemical substances INTRODUCTION TO ECHEMPORTAL: THE GLOBAL PORTAL TO INFORMATION ON CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

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Feb 03, 2020

eChemPortal brings you worldwide information about chemicals in a one-stop source. At a glance, find information on chemicals, pesticides and biocides to support health and environmental decision making. Everything you need to know on chemicals is available through 3 different searches: substance se...

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Liquid Waste Disposal Nashville Tennessee - The Importance of Liquid Waste Management LIQUID WASTE DISPOSAL NASHVILLE TENNESSEE - THE IMPORTANCE OF LIQUID WASTE MANAGEMENT

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Feb 02, 2020

Liquid waste covers several different waste products, including wastewater, oil, grease, sludge, or hazardous household or industrial chemicals. Residential, commercial, and industrial areas can produce liquid waste and may be treated by either a mains sewage system or an alternative such a septic t...

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Why coronavirus will be a much bigger deal for petrochemicals than SARS WHY CORONAVIRUS WILL BE A MUCH BIGGER DEAL FOR PETROCHEMICALS THAN SARS

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Feb 02, 2020

THE WORLD was very different in 2003 when SARS struck. Back then, China accounted for just 4% of the global economy but last year this had risen to 17%. The US was also the biggest source of global economic growth 17 years ago. China has since overtaken the US to become the main source of global gro...

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Rethinking Chemical Synthesis With Cell-free Biocatalysis RETHINKING CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS WITH CELL-FREE BIOCATALYSIS

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Jan 31, 2020

Traditionally chemical synthesis is a lengthy, step-by-step, or rather "batch-by-batch", process. However, new technologies and approaches are driving the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry forward – with continuous processes now making the task of turning low-value materials into...

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How Machine Learning (ML) Can Transform The Chemical Industry HOW MACHINE LEARNING (ML) CAN TRANSFORM THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 31, 2020

The hype of Machine Learning (ML) is revitalizing the chemical industry. The implications of AI and machine learning at the bottom line of chemical business impacting the decisions of manufacturers and suppliers. ML in the chemical industry is maturing and has a wider impact on every type of chemica...

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As the world grapples with plastic pollution, Pa. AS THE WORLD GRAPPLES WITH PLASTIC POLLUTION, PA.'S ETHANE CRACKER PROMISES MORE PLASTIC

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Jan 31, 2020

There's a plastics boom in the United States right now. Companies are building massive plants that will turn natural gas into plastic. But some say there's too much plastic in the world -- and there are movements across the globe to reduce plastics pollution. How much more plastic will Pa.&#...

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THE FUTURE OF PLASTIC RECYCLING THE FUTURE OF PLASTIC RECYCLING

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Jan 30, 2020

The future of the plastic recycling market will mostly be a combination of mechanical recycling, depolymerization, and pyrolysis. Waste availability will determine which becomes dominant.

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Changing the nature of chemistry CHANGING THE NATURE OF CHEMISTRY

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Jan 30, 2020

Our first pilot plant uses the Dawn technology to convert non-food biomass like wood chips or agricultural waste into industrial sugars and lignin. These sugars are turned into chemical feedstocks to make plastics. Currently, we are building a second demonstration plant, which converts sugar into pl...

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Chemical Waste Management System CHEMICAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Jan 30, 2020

Chemishield is a chemical waste management system designed to make your labs: Safer Greener Compliant Our mobile SaaS solution protects personnel by: Linking your substances including mixtures with the relevant waste stream, ultimately digitizing your spreadsheets and waste manuals.

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Ulmer ULMER'S PARTNERSHIP WITH PILOT CHEMICAL

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Jan 29, 2020

Ulmer & Berne has a long-standing partnership with Pilot Chemical. Our IP and Technology attorneys work closely with Pilot's team to deliver innovative, strategic legal solutions that move their business forward.

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Hendrik Schoenfelder about coatings industry in MEA | Evonik HENDRIK SCHOENFELDER ABOUT COATINGS INDUSTRY IN MEA | EVONIK

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Jan 28, 2020

The world is constantly changing – and so are we. As one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, Evonik aims to keep the industry evolving and to help you align with new industrial and technologic megatrends. From solar power, medical technology, and resource efficiency to health care and...

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Driving Safer and More Secure Refining and Chemical Operations DRIVING SAFER AND MORE SECURE REFINING AND CHEMICAL OPERATIONS

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Jan 28, 2020

According to the United States Energy Information Administration, the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast refiners and petrochemical producers accounted for 50.5% of the U.S. total finished petroleum products as of October 2019. So with over half of America’s refining and petrochemical production, ...

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Hazardous Chemicals & the GHS: Compliance Requirements HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS & THE GHS: COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS

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Jan 28, 2020

Whilst WHS and OHS/DG jurisdictions typically outline similar requirements when it comes to managing hazardous chemicals, there are a number of key differences that organisations need to be aware of to ensure they comply with specific legal obligations. The introduction of the model WHS laws provide...

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Oil, Gas, and Chemical Companies Embrace Innovation Through Digital Alliances OIL, GAS, AND CHEMICAL COMPANIES EMBRACE INNOVATION THROUGH DIGITAL ALLIANCES

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THE DIGITAL transformation imperative is nothing new to business leaders across industries. And most leaders want to apply digital technology to unlock benefits like efficiency, speed, and convenience—all of which impact profit margins. They’re just not sure how. For the oil, gas, and ch...

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Barging petrochemical columns on the river Danube BARGING PETROCHEMICAL COLUMNS ON THE RIVER DANUBE

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Columns of our new petrochemicals plant arrived in Tiszaújváros, Hungary via rivers Danube and Tisza. The equipments are parts of our 1.2bn EUR polyol plant to be completed in 2021.

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Will Air Products and Chemicals Inc NYSE:APD meet your expectations? WILL AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC NYSE:APD MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS?

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Jan 23, 2020

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., incorporated on May 25, 1961, is an industrial gases company. The Company’s Industrial Gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and...

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The Philippines Is Making Roads With Plastic Waste. Solution to Plastic Pollution? THE PHILIPPINES IS MAKING ROADS WITH PLASTIC WASTE. SOLUTION TO PLASTIC POLLUTION?

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Philippine companies like San Miguel Corp. and Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. are using discarded shopping bags, sachet wrappers and plastic packaging to fire cement plants and build roads as the country embarks on an 8 trillion-peso ($157 billion) infrastructure push through 2022.

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REFINERY REACHES SETTLEMENT AFTER CHEMICAL & RISK MANAGEMENT VIOLATIONS REFINERY REACHES SETTLEMENT AFTER CHEMICAL & RISK MANAGEMENT VIOLATIONS

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Jan 23, 2020

The U.S. EPA announced a settlement agreement with the Torrance Refining Company, which agreed to pay $125,000 in penalties for chemical safety and risk management violations. The refinery has corrected the violations and will spend $219,000 on chemical safety features, reported NBC Los Angeles. &qu...

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Digitization Trends in the Chemical Distribution Industry DIGITIZATION TRENDS IN THE CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION INDUSTRY

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Jan 23, 2020

The report illustrates chemical trends and mentions how the first months of the year have been rather positive for chemical distributors. The industry experienced growth by consolidation, mergers and organic growth. But the more interesting findings focuses on high potential areas for growth that di...

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Can I mix those chemicals? There’s an app for that! CAN I MIX THOSE CHEMICALS? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT!

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Jan 23, 2020

Improperly mixed chemicals cause a shocking number of fires, explosions, and injuries in laboratories, businesses, and homes each year. A new open source computer program called ChemStor developed by engineers at the University of California, Riverside, can prevent these dangerous situations by tell...

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The biggest supply chain challenges chemical manufacturers face THE BIGGEST SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGES CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS FACE

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Jan 22, 2020

To stay competitive in today’s chemical industry, manufacturers must sustain a high level of operational productivity. Moreover, current issues like rapid commoditization, complex supply chains, aging assets, and increased need for dynamic operations planning make it more demanding than ever b...

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MonoSol MONOSOL'S DISAPPEARING POLYMER TECHNOLOGY

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Jan 22, 2020

With the power of biodegradable water-soluble technology and our brilliant team of chemists, engineers and innovators, we have already revolutionized the detergent industry and are working to reduce the usage of single-use plastics for personal care, beauty, food and beverage.

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CHALLENGES FACED BY CHEMICAL SUPPLIERS CHALLENGES FACED BY CHEMICAL SUPPLIERS

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Jan 22, 2020

The chemical industry bears an immense significance in our regular operations and day-to-day lives. The Indian chemical industry is a booming domain, manufacturing more than 70,000 chemicals that are indispensably linked to our lives like Thermoplastics, PVCs, synthetic apparel and textiles, fertili...

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Is SAP Business One relevant for chemical production businesses? IS SAP BUSINESS ONE RELEVANT FOR CHEMICAL PRODUCTION BUSINESSES?

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Jan 21, 2020

Chemical production is essential to the creation of many commercial products like medicines, food additives, pesticides, cosmetics, paints, and plastics—items people rely on every day. It’s an industry where safety and quality are paramount concerns, meaning the regulatory landscape for ...

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How to build a more climate-friendly chemical industry HOW TO BUILD A MORE CLIMATE-FRIENDLY CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 21, 2020

The chemical industry has a vital role to play in the climate discussion. On the one hand, chemical products are essential to many low-carbon technologies – including renewable energy, housing and mobility. Moreover, chemistry will be needed to develop resistant materials adapted to more sever...

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Digital Trends: These Topics Will Keep the Chemical Industry Busy in 2020 DIGITAL TRENDS: THESE TOPICS WILL KEEP THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY BUSY IN 2020

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Jan 21, 2020

Hardly any other topic in the chemical industry had gained such great importance as the digital transformation did at the end of the last decade. It turned out that digital solutions are being placed higher and higher on the agenda of chemical companies. In the new decade, the future of the chemical...

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TOP 4 WAYS DIGITIZATION CAN TRANSFORM THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TOP 4 WAYS DIGITIZATION CAN TRANSFORM THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 20, 2020

Today, digital and technology transformations are two of the most popular buzzwords. However, beyond the industry jargon, the need for next-generation technology has increased as it pushes industries, businesses, and boundaries. The chemical industry is known to be one of the most conservative and s...

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Jan 17, 2020

Global petrochemical market was valued at around USD 621.1 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow with a GAGS of over 8.0% during the forecast period 2019-2025. Increasing use of polymers In the packaging and automotive industries Extensive use of methanol in various end-use industries Increasing p...

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chemicals Evolution of a digital twin with an ethylene plant as an example CHEMICALS EVOLUTION OF A DIGITAL TWIN WITH AN ETHYLENE PLANT AS AN EXAMPLE

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Jan 17, 2020

A digital twin of a process plant as an integrated concept covers three core points: The digital twin of the product, the digital twin of the production plant and the digital modeling of the performance of the product and production. The functional scope of a digital twin essentially depends on its ...

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Standardised Products - Chemical Dosing Kiosks STANDARDISED PRODUCTS - CHEMICAL DOSING KIOSKS

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Jan 17, 2020

With over 30 years track record in the delivery of chemical dosing solutions, we offer unparalleled experience and expertise to our dosing customers in the water and wastewater sector. We have a broad range of standard dosing products, backed up by the know-how and resources to deliver fully integra...

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Hazardous Chemicals & the GHS: Chemical Storage HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS & THE GHS: CHEMICAL STORAGE

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Jan 16, 2020

Most organisations understand, that at the very least, controls are needed when using hazardous chemicals, but forget that chemicals in storage can be just, if not more dangerous. Whilst handling related hazards are typically more likely to occur, due to chemicals being handled, decanted, used, mixe...

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Chemical Translation Services: Everything You Need to Know CHEMICAL TRANSLATION SERVICES: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Jan 16, 2020

When going global, companies in the chemical industry need to ensure they’re taking steps to ensure clarity and accuracy in their translation projects. Because of the nature of chemicals, any inaccuracy in their translation can be life-threatening to the people that handle and use them. This n...

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How to Dispose of or Recycle Household Hazardous Waste HOW TO DISPOSE OF OR RECYCLE HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE

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Jan 16, 2020

These items, such as batteries and paints, poison the earth much more than other forms of everyday trash. This type of refuse can also endanger consumers, waste management workers and people who live near waste disposal sites. Let’s say you throw out a can of bug spray along with the rest of y...

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

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Jan 16, 2020

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

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STORING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: THE KEY CONSIDERATIONS STORING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: THE KEY CONSIDERATIONS

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Jan 15, 2020

Using chemicals or other hazardous substances at work can put people’s health at risk. The law requires employers to control exposure to hazardous substances to prevent ill health. Control measures must ensure employees and others who may be exposed are protected and to that end The Control of...

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Toolbox Talk: Hazard Communication TOOLBOX TALK: HAZARD COMMUNICATION

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This Toolbox Talk by RevSafety reviews the Hazards associated with Chemicals in the workplace and requirements for HAZCOM.

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

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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

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Jan 15, 2020

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

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Life after oil—what does future mobility mean for the petrochemical industry? LIFE AFTER OIL—WHAT DOES FUTURE MOBILITY MEAN FOR THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Jan 14, 2020

How Big Oil will respond to the changing requirements of next-generation mobility is the focus of Automotive World’s ‘Life after oil—what does future mobility mean for the petrochemical industry’ report. Multiple propulsion technologies will power the future of mobility, and ...

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What is Hazardous Waste Management? WHAT IS HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT?

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Jan 14, 2020

When it comes to hazardous waste, the government doesn’t take anything lightly. In fact, regulations govern everything that happens to hazardous waste from its origin to its disposal. And this process is known as hazardous waste management. In this blog, we are reviewing the different hazardou...

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

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Jan 14, 2020

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

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

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Jan 14, 2020

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

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Scientists Have Found A Way To Transform Polluted Water Into Valuable Chemicals SCIENTISTS HAVE FOUND A WAY TO TRANSFORM POLLUTED WATER INTO VALUABLE CHEMICALS

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Jan 13, 2020

Over the past two decades, removing water pollutants through catalysis has gained momentum. Researchers from Rice University have evolved a new catalyst that can convert polluted water containing harmful nitrite pollutant waste into valuable chemicals such as ammonia.

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Researchers break down plastic using sunlight RESEARCHERS BREAK DOWN PLASTIC USING SUNLIGHT

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Jan 13, 2020

Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University this week said they have found a way to use sunlight to turn consumer plastic into a valuable chemical that could generate clean power. Speaking in a university news release, the team said it dissolved polyethylene in a solution that co...

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

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Jan 13, 2020

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

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CSU Chemical Management with Chris Giglio CSU CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT WITH CHRIS GIGLIO

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Jan 13, 2020

Chemical Management Officer Chris Giglio explains the support available to the CSU research community for handling and processing sensitive waste and chemicals.

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Effective Wastewater Treatment Chemical Storage EFFECTIVE WASTEWATER TREATMENT CHEMICAL STORAGE

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Jan 12, 2020

Properly treating wastewater is an important, but often misunderstood process. If wastewater isn’t treated correctly, it can be extremely harmful to our environment, including the people and animals that live in it. There are several different elements involved in treating wastewater, includin...

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

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Jan 11, 2020

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

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Here’s how the WTO can help address plastic pollution HERE’S HOW THE WTO CAN HELP ADDRESS PLASTIC POLLUTION

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Jan 09, 2020

Trade plays a central role in plastic pollution and in the global plastics economy. Amid impressive and multiplying efforts across the globe to address plastic pollution, however, the relevance of trade to the production, consumption and disposal of plastics has been underestimated. At the same time...

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Chemical development essential for slashing battery costs CHEMICAL DEVELOPMENT ESSENTIAL FOR SLASHING BATTERY COSTS

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Jan 09, 2020

After decades of stability, future mobility development has placed the automotive industry in limbo. Almost every active player is having to evolve rapidly, amidst an onslaught of new and old players which believe the future of mobility instead rests on their creations and capabilities. For automake...

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

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Jan 09, 2020

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

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

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Jan 08, 2020

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

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

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Jan 08, 2020

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

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

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Jan 08, 2020

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

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

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Jan 08, 2020

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

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On-site flowmeter calibration in the chemical industry ON-SITE FLOWMETER CALIBRATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 08, 2020

Expert on-site flow calibration reduces your coordination efforts, downtimes and fixed costs. Our engineers deliver calibration expertise and flexibility right to your site, using a fully traceable mobile calibration rig.

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Digital Transformation and Top Quartile Performance for Petrochemical Producers DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND TOP QUARTILE PERFORMANCE FOR PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCERS

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Jan 07, 2020

Digital Transformation is a buzz word that seems to be on everyone’s mind and lips these days. Most companies have one or more digitalization initiatives underway as demonstrated in this survey conducted at the 2019 Emerson Exchange during the Chemical Industry Forum session. Companies are alr...

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An integrated approach to Petrochemical Production Scheduling AN INTEGRATED APPROACH TO PETROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION SCHEDULING

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Jan 07, 2020

The petrochemical industry has seen rapid growth during the past several years due to its higher value addition in the recent oil market scenario. Multiple oil & gas downstream majors are now transforming from stand-alone refineries to integrated refining and petrochemical complex.

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

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Jan 07, 2020

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

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

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Jan 07, 2020

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

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

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Jan 07, 2020

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

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Continuous Intelligence in the Chemical Industry CONTINUOUS INTELLIGENCE IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 07, 2020

IBM's Cathy Reese discusses how a chemical company is analyzing historical data for context and streaming data to make up-to-the-minute recommendations to their customers.

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IVL Acquires Huntsman’s Chemical Intermediate and Surfactants Business IVL ACQUIRES HUNTSMAN’S CHEMICAL INTERMEDIATE AND SURFACTANTS BUSINESS

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Jan 06, 2020

Thailand-based Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) completed its largest-ever deal by acquiring Texas-based Huntsman’s (HUN) chemical intermediate and surfactants business. The deal valued $2.0 billion in cash and up to $76 million in pension obligations. IVL expects to fund the dea...

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Altech Chemicals raises $2.8 million through Share Purchase Plan ALTECH CHEMICALS RAISES $2.8 MILLION THROUGH SHARE PURCHASE PLAN

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Jan 06, 2020

Altech Chemicals Limited has received applications from existing shareholders for $2.8 million of new shares under the Share Purchase Plan (SPP). The new shares are expected to be allotted on Wednesday 8 January 2020 at an offer price of $0.0975 per share.

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Steps for GHS Compliance – Hazardous Chemicals STEPS FOR GHS COMPLIANCE – HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 05, 2020

Chemical use in the workplace can be a health or safety hazard if not handled or stored correctly. Safely managing the chemicals in your workplace is good for your business and it is good for your workers. Not only will it improve employee health and safety, but it can also introduce cost savings th...

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

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Jan 02, 2020

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

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Achieving the next frontier of chemicals excellence Digital maturity model to help ease the transition ACHIEVING THE NEXT FRONTIER OF CHEMICALS EXCELLENCE DIGITAL MATURITY MODEL TO HELP EASE THE TRANSITION

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Dec 30, 2019

The chemicals industry is going through a transformation. Many existing and emerging trends are shaping the future of the industry, which include increasing competition, a shift in economic power, disruptive innovations in end markets, changes in feedstock, accelerating commoditization, sustainabili...

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The future of digitalization in the chemical industry THE FUTURE OF DIGITALIZATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 30, 2019

Advances in networks and sensors, data availability and processing, and engineering and material technologies all hold considerable potential for expanding efficiency and productivity in the chemical industry. But digital transformation in chemicals also presents significant opportunities to increas...

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Petrochemical Industry ENSURING SAFETY AND UPTIME WITH SECURE PROCESS CONTROL NETWORKS PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY ENSURING SAFETY AND UPTIME WITH SECURE PROCESS CONTROL NETWORKS

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Dec 30, 2019

The industrial control systems for production facilities in eight countries from North America to Asia were being managed locally at each site, with no standardized components or corporate view. Reporting on the security status of these systems relied heavily on manual processes and often was not re...

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ITN Productions and the Chemical industry Association (CIA) ITN PRODUCTIONS AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (CIA)

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Dec 30, 2019

New in 2019 was the partnership between ITN Productions and the Chemical industry Association (CIA) to develop a programme introduced by National newsreader Natasha Kaplinsky that features key industry interviews and news-style reports and showcases Global MSDS Ltd as a leading company in the field ...

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PFAS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW PFAS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Dec 28, 2019

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

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

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Dec 28, 2019

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

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

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Dec 28, 2019

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

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Empower the Intelligent Chemical Enterprisewith SAP and its Ecosystem EMPOWER THE INTELLIGENT CHEMICAL ENTERPRISEWITH SAP AND ITS ECOSYSTEM

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Dec 27, 2019

The chemical industry has its roots in selling products made from crude oil and inorganics into a variety of downstream industries such as consumer products or life sciences, pharmaceuticals, automotive and hitech, just to name a few. Finding new molecular structures, scaling them up and selling the...

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Multi-Functional Linings for Downstream Oil & Gas MULTI-FUNCTIONAL LININGS FOR DOWNSTREAM OIL & GAS

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Dec 27, 2019

In Hydrocarbon storage there is a high likelihood of water contamination, this water gathers underneath the hydrocarbon cargo and can cause accelerated corrosion of the tank, requiring the lining of the base and 1 meter up the wall. For linings to perform as intended they need to have a chemical and...

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Chemical Manufacture PROTECTING CRITICAL PROCESS CONTROL NETWORKS CHEMICAL MANUFACTURE PROTECTING CRITICAL PROCESS CONTROL NETWORKS

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Dec 27, 2019

chemical company, serves customers globally in over 90 countries. With over $30 billion in revenue, they provide coatings, paper and plastics products for agriculture, nutrition, electronics and many other industries. They operate a sophisticated set of process control systems to manage the quality ...

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MARKETING FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANIES MARKETING FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANIES

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Dec 26, 2019

Calibrating marketing endeavors so the right messages reach the right customers at the right time can be a significant challenge. Marketers in the specialty chemicals industry are keeping their eyes on the following issues to ensure they're providing value to their customers.

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

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

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Specialty Chemicals Market Overview SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET OVERVIEW

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Dec 26, 2019

The global specialty chemicals industry stood at almost $600 billion in 2018. Specialty polymers, industrial and institutional cleaners, electronic chemicals, surfactants, and flavors and fragrances were the largest sectors. Specialty chemicals are consumed in a wide variety of end use industries an...

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Business Transformation in the Chemical Industry BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 26, 2019

However, that the chemical industry is not homogeneous, which is why the impact of the four strategic-structural challenges outlined earlier varies considerably based on product and market segment as well as country/location. External challenges can range from weak to strong, depending for instance ...

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Toxic Chemical Cloud Hangs Over Small Town TOXIC CHEMICAL CLOUD HANGS OVER SMALL TOWN

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Dec 24, 2019

Distressing drone footage shows a toxic cloud hanging over a small town after a chemical spill forced nearly 100 residents to evacuate their houses. On December 23, residents of the town of Martinsburg, West Virginia, were forced to evacuate their properties as vapour containing sodium hypochlorate ...

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Scientists Converted Plastics Into Useful Chemicals Using Light SCIENTISTS CONVERTED PLASTICS INTO USEFUL CHEMICALS USING LIGHT

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Dec 24, 2019

Researchers have developed an environmentally-friendly method that could turn plastic waste into valuable chemicals by using artificial sunlight. Researchers converted the plastic into “formic acid” in just six days, which can be used in power plants to generate electricity. Researchers ...

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Dec 23, 2019

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

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

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Dec 23, 2019

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

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Dec 23, 2019

Chemicals are a vital element of manufacturing and are vital to industries like construction, motor vehicles, paper, electronics, transportation, and agriculture.

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Dec 22, 2019

Chemicals, especially the ones that you use to clean your place, are potentially hazardous if not handled with precaution.

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Transporting a 148 tons petrochemicals column through Hungary TRANSPORTING A 148 TONS PETROCHEMICALS COLUMN THROUGH HUNGARY

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Dec 20, 2019

December 2019: The first column of our new petrochemicals plant arrived in Tiszaújváros, Hungary, safe and sound! The 320km road transport took 3 nights, from the offloading facility at the port of Gönyű to Tiszaújváros. The 148 tons and 70 metres-long device was man...

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

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Dec 20, 2019

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

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

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Dec 19, 2019

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

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Dec 19, 2019

Join S&P Global Platts’ Sr. Pricing Specialist Stergios Zacharakis as he talks about how additional olefins and polymers capacities in US and Asia, geopolitical tensions, and greater environmental awareness emphasizing on sustainable plastics will affect global chemicals market in the firs...

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Dec 19, 2019

classically, the algorithms have exponential scaling. However, due to the nature of quantum algorithms, chemistry calculations have been predicted to scale polynomially, a promising step towards the ability to perform exact calculations on molecules that are currently out of reach.

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2020 Vision for Chemicals 2020 VISION FOR CHEMICALS

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Dec 18, 2019

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

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

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Dec 18, 2019

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

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Working in heat can be hazardous and can cause harm to workers WORKING IN HEAT CAN BE HAZARDOUS AND CAN CAUSE HARM TO WORKERS

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Dec 18, 2019

You must do everything reasonably practicable to eliminate the risks of working in heat. Where the risk cannot be eliminated, it must be minimised as much as reasonably practicable. Different workers may react differently to heat conditions. 5 Heat is not just a hazard when working outdoors on hot d...

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Top 5 Reasons to Switch to a Safer Cleaning Solvent TOP 5 REASONS TO SWITCH TO A SAFER CLEANING SOLVENT

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Dec 17, 2019

There are better choices than traditional cleaning solvents to use in metal working companies and machine shops. Choices that are less hazardous for workers and the environment:

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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Potentially toxic chemicals from LCD displays in nearly half of household dust samples tested POTENTIALLY TOXIC CHEMICALS FROM LCD DISPLAYS IN NEARLY HALF OF HOUSEHOLD DUST SAMPLES TESTED

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Dec 17, 2019

Chemicals commonly used in smartphone, television, and computer displays were found to be potentially toxic and present in nearly half of samples of household dust collected by a team of toxicologists led by the University of Saskatchewan (USask).

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

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Dec 17, 2019

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

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

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Dec 16, 2019

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

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

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Dec 16, 2019

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

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

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Dec 15, 2019

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

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

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Dec 14, 2019

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

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

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Dec 13, 2019

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

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Household Hazardous Wastes HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTES

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Dec 13, 2019

What is household hazardous waste? Unwanted leftover products accumulated in a home that are ignitable, toxic, corrosive, or reactive. Examples include oil based paints, lighter fluid, fertilizers, adhesives, and cleaning products.

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Chemicals supply chain: how to catch up the race! CHEMICALS SUPPLY CHAIN: HOW TO CATCH UP THE RACE!

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Dec 13, 2019

The chemical industry has enjoyed strong and consistent performance over the last decade. The market is now being affected by new challenges, from increased global competition and changing customer requirements to disruptive new technologies while increased demand for sustainability, safety, and eff...

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Scientists to harness the sun to break down plastic SCIENTISTS TO HARNESS THE SUN TO BREAK DOWN PLASTIC

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Dec 12, 2019

Scientists said Wednesday they have come up with an environmentally-friendly method that uses artificial sunlight to transform plastic into power-generating chemicals, as countries worldwide battle to reduce waste.

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ChemTag Chemical Inventory Reconciliation at UC Davis CHEMTAG CHEMICAL INVENTORY RECONCILIATION AT UC DAVIS

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Dec 12, 2019

The UC Davis ChemTag effort couples reliable Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology with the Risk and Safety Solutions (RSS) Chemicals application, to decrease the time it takes to locate chemicals and reconcile inventories from a few days to a few hours (at most).

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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Chemical Processing Applications for Thermal Fluid Heating Systems CHEMICAL PROCESSING APPLICATIONS FOR THERMAL FLUID HEATING SYSTEMS

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Dec 11, 2019

Learn about how thermal fluid heating systems are used in chemical processing applications from the experts at Thermal Fluid Systems. Process heating, in particular, is a very popular method of chemical processing, and we're happy to show you thermal fluid systems work within this process.

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Here HERE'S HOW TO PROPERLY DISPOSE COMMON HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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

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Dec 11, 2019

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

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Louisiana LOUISIANA'S CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SUPPORTS CAPITAL AREA UNITED WAY

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Dec 10, 2019

For more than 90 years, Louisiana's chemical industry has supported Capital Area United Way's work to advance education, income stability, and healthy living throughout the area.

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

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Dec 10, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 09, 2019

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

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

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Dec 07, 2019

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

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

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Dec 07, 2019

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

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

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Dec 06, 2019

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

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Chemicals in Products: the Parental Disconnect CHEMICALS IN PRODUCTS: THE PARENTAL DISCONNECT

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Dec 06, 2019

Home Diagnosis co-creator Grace Lunsford briefly explores the impacts of indoor chemistry on children, and introduces what Home Diagnosis Season Two will dive into.

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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Heartland Petrochemical Complex Update HEARTLAND PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX UPDATE

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Dec 05, 2019

Construction at the Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Alberta, Canada continues to progress safely and on time.

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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A new formula for global chemicals supply A NEW FORMULA FOR GLOBAL CHEMICALS SUPPLY

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Dec 05, 2019

Gain some more insights on chemicals business trends now and in the near future. Iris Herrmann and Ruirui Zong-Rühe share their knowledge and answer four questions focussing on chemicals supply chain.

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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

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Dec 05, 2019

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

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ACC Plastics Circular Economy ACC PLASTICS CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Dec 04, 2019

100% of ACC’s Plastics Division’s U.S. manufacturing sites participate in Operation Clean Sweep-Blue by 2020, with all North American sites by 2022 Founding member of Global Declaration, which today includes 75 plastics organizations in 40 countries that have pledged to develop and track...

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

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Dec 04, 2019

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

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Sustainable Industry Challenge – From Chemical to Green SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY CHALLENGE – FROM CHEMICAL TO GREEN

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Dec 03, 2019

The chemical industry is one of the largest sectors in the Netherlands. But also energy intensive and highly dependent on fossil fuels. Chemport Europe wants to make the chemical industry greener and more sustainable with the Sustainable Industry Challenge.

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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Solvent Recyclers from NexGen Enviro Systems Inc. SOLVENT RECYCLERS FROM NEXGEN ENVIRO SYSTEMS INC.

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Dec 02, 2019

Solvent recyclers are used to recover and recycle solvent that would otherwise need to be disposed of as wastewater or hazardous chemicals. Through a distillation process, useable solvent is separated from sediment, solids, and contaminants so that it can be used again, in the same manner as virgin ...

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

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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Expansion of  Specialty Chemicals EXPANSION OF SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

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Dec 02, 2019

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

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Chemical Safety and Biosafety CHEMICAL SAFETY AND BIOSAFETY

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Nov 29, 2019

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.

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Changing the face of the chemical industry CHANGING THE FACE OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 29, 2019

When working with chemicals, there is always a level of risk... but when safety procedures aren’t taken seriously, trust is diminished and consequences can be potentially devastating. Global MSDS has made it their mission to change that. Duncan Golestani went to see how they’re supplying...

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 28, 2019

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

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

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Nov 27, 2019

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

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How digital chemical labs drive innovate HOW DIGITAL CHEMICAL LABS DRIVE INNOVATE

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Nov 27, 2019

Digital transformation will be a key differentiator to enable the future top performers that will lead the industry. Its time to increase digital maturity in the chemical laboratory!

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LATIN AMERICA PETROCHEMICALS AND CHEMICALS 2019 LATIN AMERICA PETROCHEMICALS AND CHEMICALS 2019

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Nov 27, 2019

In this challenging environment, it is key for petrochemical and chemical producers to be efficient and to manage closely their production and logistics chains. We live in a world of product abundance as a result of the shale gas revolution, so the market will be taken by those who can be the most c...

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Process safety information PROCESS SAFETY INFORMATION

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Nov 27, 2019

Process safety information (PSI) is the keystone of a PSM Program as it tells us what we are dealing with from both the equipment and the process standpoint. In order to be in compliance with the OSHA PSMS regulations the process safety information should include information pertaining to the hazard...

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 26, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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Monitor your health with chemical nano-sensing MONITOR YOUR HEALTH WITH CHEMICAL NANO-SENSING

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Nov 25, 2019

LIST is on its way to contribute to personalised medicine thanks to Bio-field effect transistors (BioFETs). These are sensors enabling reliable chemical sensing. At LIST we aim to use nano-sensors (FinFET) in large numbers, which might be a breakthrough innovation for personalised medicine.

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

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Nov 25, 2019

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

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

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Nov 24, 2019

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

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German chemical giant BASF starts large investment project in China GERMAN CHEMICAL GIANT BASF STARTS LARGE INVESTMENT PROJECT IN CHINA

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Nov 23, 2019

As an example of China's continuing opening-up, German chemical giant BASF on Saturday launched its largest-ever investment project, with financing estimated at 10 billion USD upon completion, in south China's Guangdong Province

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 22, 2019

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

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

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Nov 20, 2019

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

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Chemical Industry Growth in a Circular Economy CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWTH IN A CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Nov 20, 2019

While sustainability has long been on the chemical industry agenda, the value paradigm is shifting fast. By capturing a share of this rapidly expanding market for reusable, renewable and recyclable products, chemical companies can turn these changes to their advantage and drive growth while helping ...

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NiTech Solutions for Pharma & Fine Chemicals NITECH SOLUTIONS FOR PHARMA & FINE CHEMICALS

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Nov 19, 2019

This video will allow you to find out more about our unique, patented technology for Pharma and Fine Chemicals sector. You will see how NiTech's reactors and crystallisers provide significant improvements in manufacturing processes.

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

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Nov 19, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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PMA Resistance to Chemicals test PMA RESISTANCE TO CHEMICALS TEST

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Nov 18, 2019

In many real application cable protection systems are exposed to chemicals. Extensive data is available for the compatibility of various plastic materials with many different chemicals. This data can be used for assessment of compatibility for specific applications. PMA publishes a compatibility lis...

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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

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Nov 18, 2019

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

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Upgrade Petrochemical Nuclear Workshop UPGRADE PETROCHEMICAL NUCLEAR WORKSHOP

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Nov 16, 2019

ITAETA has upgrade the petrochemical nuclear business department : renovate the plant, upgrade the line equipment, and introduce more than 40 new CNC lathes and vertical lathes. All fuel forklifts were replaced with new environmentally-friendly electric forklifts, adding 2 sets the heat treatment fu...

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Veolia Markets & solutions | Chemical industry VEOLIA MARKETS & SOLUTIONS | CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 15, 2019

The chemicals sector operates in a globally competitive market under the highest reliability, safety and environmental standards. Veolia partners with chemical companies allowing them to meet their challenges and focus on their core business.

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THE ROLE OF AI IN THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY THE ROLE OF AI IN THE CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Nov 15, 2019

The parts of the world that lack robust chemical manufacturing sectors are nevertheless intimately linked to the chemical industry. They depend mightily on a variety of imported goods provided by chemical producers: plastics, fuel, lubricants, fertilizer, pesticides and much more. Disruptions in the...

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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MCAS Iwakuni EOD, CBRN conduct chemical response operations range MCAS IWAKUNI EOD, CBRN CONDUCT CHEMICAL RESPONSE OPERATIONS RANGE

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Nov 14, 2019

Marines train regularly to be a force in readiness, and Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni explosive ordnance disposal and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear defense specialists are no exception. Lance Cpl. Nathan Mitchell donned his gas mask and joined EOD and CBRN for training to see what e...

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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

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Nov 14, 2019

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

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Plastic Additives and Chemicals PLASTIC ADDITIVES AND CHEMICALS

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Nov 13, 2019

Amcor has applied advanced technology to continuously provide our customers with the best possible solutions for their manufacturing needs. We work closely with the production and engineering teams to make sure that our products solve their product and processing needs/issues. We meet the demands of...

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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

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Nov 13, 2019

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

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Are You Having Neurotoxic Chemicals for Lunch? ARE YOU HAVING NEUROTOXIC CHEMICALS FOR LUNCH?

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Nov 13, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has determined that chlorpyrifos, a pesticide used in agriculture, damages the human nervous system and blocks an essential enzyme needed for communication between the nervous system and the brain.

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PRODWARE AND THE SEMI–PROCESS INDUSTRYLIFE SCIENCES & CHEMICALS PRODWARE AND THE SEMI–PROCESS INDUSTRYLIFE SCIENCES & CHEMICALS

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Nov 13, 2019

The Semi-Process market includes companies in the fields of food, pharmaceuticals, the life sciences, cosmetics and chemicals. The UK is a recognised player in the semi-process market, indeed the pharmaceutical sector is one of the UK’s largest manufacturing sectors in terms of employment and ...

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

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Nov 12, 2019

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

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

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Nov 11, 2019

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

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Behind the Scenes at the Chemical Quality Assurance Lab BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE CHEMICAL QUALITY ASSURANCE LAB

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Nov 11, 2019

Located near Amway’s World Headquarters complex in Ada, Michigan, the Chemical Quality Assurance Lab is vital to the process of ensuring high quality products each and every time they are produced.

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

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Nov 08, 2019

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

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

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Nov 08, 2019

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

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

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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Easyconnect seals chemical transfer EASYCONNECT SEALS CHEMICAL TRANSFER

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Nov 07, 2019

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

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AT OHIO PETROCHEMICAL PLANT AT OHIO

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 03, 2019

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

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Chemical Recycling CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Oct 31, 2019

Industry is now pushing for a new technological fix for plastic waste, called “chemical recycling.” New proposals are popping up in Australia, the EU, Indonesia, Malaysia,Thailand, and the U.S., increasingly supported by favorable legislation. While plastics-to-plastics (P2P) and plastic...

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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5 Easy Ways To Reduce Toxins In Your Home 5 EASY WAYS TO REDUCE TOXINS IN YOUR HOME

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Oct 31, 2019

One big price we’ve paid for our modern comfort-focused lifestyle is a planet and environment that is ‘over-chemicalized’ – there are way too many toxic chemicals in the products we use and consume – be it plastic containers or drinking water from taps.

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How to Compete with the Corporate Giants for Talent in Chemicals HOW TO COMPETE WITH THE CORPORATE GIANTS FOR TALENT IN CHEMICALS

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Oct 31, 2019

Hefty competition from industry giants like BASF, Dow and INEOS – to name a few - is making hiring top talent challenging for small to mid-sized chemicals companies across the globe. Attracting talent shouldn’t be an issue for these smaller companies. They’re rife with innovation, ...

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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NEW SOFTWARE FOR PETROCHEMICAL NEW SOFTWARE FOR PETROCHEMICAL

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Oct 30, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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Safe handling of Corrosive and Flammable Chemical Regents SAFE HANDLING OF CORROSIVE AND FLAMMABLE CHEMICAL REGENTS

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Oct 25, 2019

Learn how to safely handle corrosive and flammable chemicals while in the science lab. Students will come to understand each chemical used in the lab must have a Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS available. They will discover that flammable and corrosive chemicals pose safety and health risks, but...

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Disposable and Chemical Protective Clothing DISPOSABLE AND CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

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Oct 25, 2019

At Lakeland® Industries, our number one priority is creating protective garments that protect your people from hazardous particulates, liquids and chemicals, blood, diseases, and even fire and arc flash. Throughout the world, Lakeland® products Protect Your People®. It’s what we do...

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Product life cycle of fine chemicals PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE OF FINE CHEMICALS

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Oct 24, 2019

Robinson Brothers, UK chemical manufacturer, has the capacity to manufacture a 100g sample up to several-tonne quantities at one site. For this reason, Robinson Brothers has become a valuable contract/toll manufacturer and a dependable supplier for 150 years – serving industries across the wor...

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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How plastic is getting serious about the circular economy HOW PLASTIC IS GETTING SERIOUS ABOUT THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Oct 24, 2019

The newly formed Circularise PLASTICS project group aims to set up an open standard for sustainability and transparency within this field. Our objective is to raise interest among value chain partners, that are willing to join the consortium in the ideation and testing phase. New members will become...

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 23, 2019

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

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The definitive guide to chemical bunding in the water industry THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO CHEMICAL BUNDING IN THE WATER INDUSTRY

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Oct 23, 2019

For businesses involved in water and wastewater treatment, bunding is an essential element in preventing leakage of stored chemicals and protecting the environment. This white paper will explain the necessity for chemical bunds, examine the choices available and highlight the responsibilities of bus...

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MAKING INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GREEN MAKING INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS GREEN

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Oct 22, 2019

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

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Is China Waging Chemical Warfare? IS CHINA WAGING CHEMICAL WARFARE?

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Oct 21, 2019

A synthetic opioid drug that's flooding America has its origins in China, and experts are saying that it's a part of the Chinese Communist Party's plan to subvert the U.S. using "Chemical Warfare."

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 21, 2019

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

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

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 20, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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

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Oct 17, 2019

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

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Common policies for safer chemicals COMMON POLICIES FOR SAFER CHEMICALS

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Oct 16, 2019

Bob Diderich discusses how OECD countries and partners respond to challenges to the environment and human health posed by chemicals through its Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) System. Countries collaborate to develop harmonised tools and standards to ensure that chemicals are produced and used safel...

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 2019

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

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

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Oct 16, 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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CROPS CAN NOW SURVIVE IN HARSH CONDITIONS TOO DUE TO CHEMICAL TECH CROPS CAN NOW SURVIVE IN HARSH CONDITIONS TOO DUE TO CHEMICAL TECH

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Oct 15, 2019

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

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

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Oct 14, 2019

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

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ENHANCING SAFETY AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES ENHANCING SAFETY AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

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Oct 14, 2019

PSSAP is an effective and efficient assessment program that looks beyond regulatory compliance to drive continuous improvement in process safety. During a PSSAP assessment, a team of independent, third-party process safety experts spend about a week at a site, working with employees and leadership &...

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Digitalization in the petrochemical industry DIGITALIZATION IN THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 11, 2019

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

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What Can Chemical Societies Do For You? WHAT CAN CHEMICAL SOCIETIES DO FOR YOU?

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Oct 11, 2019

Miranda Dalagianis, General Manager, Gesellschaft Österreichischer Chemiker (GÖCH, Austrian Chemical Society), explains why you should join a professional society.

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Omnia Nitrophosphate Plant Winner Industrial Category OMNIA NITROPHOSPHATE PLANT WINNER INDUSTRIAL CATEGORY

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Oct 11, 2019

Omnia is a diversified chemicals Group that supplies chemicals and specialised services and solutions for the agriculture, mining, and chemical application industries.

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

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS? WHAT ARE PETROCHEMICALS?

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Oct 10, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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Transformational Growth at Chevron Phillips Chemical TRANSFORMATIONAL GROWTH AT CHEVRON PHILLIPS CHEMICAL

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Oct 09, 2019

Transformational Growth defines where we are headed as a company. Watch this video to learn about transformational technology, major growth projects, our sustainability story and more.

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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CHEMICALS SAFETY CHEMICALS SAFETY

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Oct 09, 2019

Chemicals are part of our daily lives. Some chemicals are manufactured for specific uses, while others are unwanted products of various processes, and some are of natural origin. Harmful exposure may occur through breathing, drinking, eating or contact. Several sectors and programmes have a role to ...

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Technology-enabled procurement for chemical companies TECHNOLOGY-ENABLED PROCUREMENT FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES

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Oct 09, 2019

Chemical companies have worked hard in recent years to rethink their procurement functions. Many have undertaken large-scale procurement transformations to make spending more transparent, to develop their processes and the capabilities of their people, and to create category strategies for their lar...

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

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Oct 09, 2019

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

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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When the Louisiana Chemical Industry Grows, Louisiana Businesses Grow Too - Brad Bergeron WHEN THE LOUISIANA CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROWS, LOUISIANA BUSINESSES GROW TOO - BRAD BERGERON

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Oct 08, 2019

When the Louisiana chemical industry experiences growth, so do the companies and communities that work and live near those areas. The more investment we see in the chemical industry, the more we can invest in ourselves and hire more people, which is ultimately better for the economy and the people o...

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

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Oct 08, 2019

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

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

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Oct 06, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 04, 2019

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

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Chemicals and Life Sciences CHEMICALS AND LIFE SCIENCES

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Oct 03, 2019

If your goods and services want to generate well-being, the raw material from Colombia is everything that you need to reach it.

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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A chemical solution to polluted plastic A CHEMICAL SOLUTION TO POLLUTED PLASTIC

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Oct 02, 2019

A lot of plastic waste cannot be recycled because it is polluted with, for example, dye. By cutting the long plastic molecules into smaller pieces, the pollution can be removed. Vincent tells about this in one minute!

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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

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Oct 01, 2019

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

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CFR Chemicals - Introduction CFR CHEMICALS - INTRODUCTION

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Sep 30, 2019

Founded in 1996, CFR Chemicals is a privately owned Western Canadian based company. Our primary focus is the distribution of chemicals to the energy and industrial manufacturing industries. We are also a niche market provider of specialty oil production chemicals.

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

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Sep 30, 2019

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

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

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Sep 30, 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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HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN THE HOME ARE YOU IN THE KNOW? HARMFUL CHEMICALS IN THE HOME ARE YOU IN THE KNOW?

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Sep 27, 2019

Are you aware of all the potentially harmful toxins and chemicals hidden in everyday objects at home? We may not know it, but common objects such as plastics. produce and paper products host properties that can cause hormone disruption as well as Other complications such as damage to the immune syst...

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

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Sep 27, 2019

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

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Proper Chemical Safety Tips PROPER CHEMICAL SAFETY TIPS

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Sep 27, 2019

The importance of using extreme caution when working with dangerous chemicals cannot be overstated. Failing to establish and observe proper safety procedures not only puts the individual’s health and well-being at risk, but also that of their co-workers. Anyone who handles hazardous chemicals ...

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How to transfer hazardous chemicals HOW TO TRANSFER HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Sep 27, 2019

Most chemicals are either toxic, volatile or highly corrosive and are therefor to be handled with care. Chemicals can pollute and harm the envrionment and they can be dangerous for your health. Because of all these risks, there is a high responsibility for the chemical industry to set up the plant a...

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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Orchestrating a Digital Transformation In Chemicals ORCHESTRATING A DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CHEMICALS

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Sep 26, 2019

Bain Partner Laurent Migom explains how chemical companies can implement new strategies to overcome the digital scaling roadblocks that currently plague the industry.

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

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Sep 26, 2019

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. is collaborating with Kaisei Inc. to commercialize bio-polypropylene (bio-PP).Japan's Ministry of the Environment has adopted Mitsui Chemicals' bio-PP pilot project to build a system to recycle plastic and other resources in support of a carbon-free society*1 – t...

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 26, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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Has the chemical process for treating lumber changed over time HAS THE CHEMICAL PROCESS FOR TREATING LUMBER CHANGED OVER TIME

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Sep 25, 2019

Treated lumber is a popular building material that has played a key role in the construction of many of our structures in the Pacific northwest. In this series, our good friend and expert in pressure treated wood, Dennis McWhirter of Exterior Wood, answers common questions about treated wood.

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Chemicals and Systems for Water Treatment CHEMICALS AND SYSTEMS FOR WATER TREATMENT

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Sep 25, 2019

At Norlex, we are committed to ensuring that our customers achieve optimal and cost-effective results in their wastewater and water treatment processes. We always make use of the best available technologies on the market, and w innovate and develop new technologies. We innovate and continue to optim...

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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

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Sep 25, 2019

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

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An innovation formula for the chemicals industry AN INNOVATION FORMULA FOR THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Sep 25, 2019

Innovation is the key differentiator to address unprecedented changes in the chemicals industry. However, only one-of-three respondents in our survey of 350 chemicals company executives say they are executing an innovation strategy. We identified a small group of chemicals leaders—13 percent o...

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

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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Diamond Chemical Compnay Announces Acquisition DIAMOND CHEMICAL COMPNAY ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION

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Sep 24, 2019

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

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

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Sep 23, 2019

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

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EPA evaluations for TSCA chemicals EPA EVALUATIONS FOR TSCA CHEMICALS

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Sep 22, 2019

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

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Dos and Don’ts of Working with Hazardous Chemicals DOS AND DON’TS OF WORKING WITH HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Sep 20, 2019

Brought to you by Avetta, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain risk management solutions Be aware of all substances you’re working with – and the associated risks. Go through safety data sheets and other information to learn about inflammability, carcinogenicity, pr...

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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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The Hazards of Cleaning Chemicals THE HAZARDS OF CLEANING CHEMICALS

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Sep 19, 2019

Routine exposure to hazardous chemicals expose cleaning professionals to injury and illnesses. Learn to mitigate the risks for janitorial staff.

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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

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Sep 19, 2019

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

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Remote Monitoring for Chamber Based Thermal Process Equipment REMOTE MONITORING FOR CHAMBER BASED THERMAL PROCESS EQUIPMENT

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Sep 18, 2019

Honeywell's Chamber IQ is a mobility data solution for monitoring and receiving alerts from thermal chambers with UDC controllers. Chamber IQ securely connects thermal equipment UDC temperature and limit controllers to provide critical process data and alarms anytime, anywhere, on any smart mobi...

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

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Sep 18, 2019

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

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Safe Handling of Chemicals SAFE HANDLING OF CHEMICALS

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Sep 18, 2019

Chemicals can cause you and others harm cause skin allergies and asthma cause skin burns and eye damage keep clean, cool, dry keep chemicals in their original containers secure storage to prevent access by vulnerable people Don’t store chemicals in bottles or containers designed for other uses...

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Automated chemical handling system increases spraying efficiency AUTOMATED CHEMICAL HANDLING SYSTEM INCREASES SPRAYING EFFICIENCY

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Sep 17, 2019

RealAgriculture's Jessika Guse caught up with Jaydon Huber, Mixmate rep with Huber Ag Equipment, at Ag in Motion earlier this summer to chat about the product.

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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Oil and Gas Chemical Management OIL AND GAS CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

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Sep 17, 2019

It’s hard to believe that one of the smallest tanks at a facility can account for some of the highest operating costs associated with saltwater disposal and production facilities. Chemical management in the oil and gas industry has been a problem that has an enormous impact on the costs of ope...

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Hazardous Area Signaling Equipment Market HAZARDOUS AREA SIGNALING EQUIPMENT MARKET

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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

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Sep 17, 2019

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

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Introducing the Heavy-Duty Flammable Safety Cabinet INTRODUCING THE HEAVY-DUTY FLAMMABLE SAFETY CABINET

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Sep 16, 2019

Strong Hold's heavy-duty flammable safety cabinet is the best storage solution for paints, chemicals, and other flammable liquids. The cabinet is safer, stronger, more durable, and easier to organize than other safety cabinets.

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

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Sep 16, 2019

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

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South Africa’s Sasol is using American gas to run its new world class petrochemical complex SOUTH AFRICA’S SASOL IS USING AMERICAN GAS TO RUN ITS NEW WORLD CLASS PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX

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Sep 15, 2019

Developed by South African company Sasol, the Lake Charles Chemicals Project reached beneficial operations this year despite delays and cost overruns.

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

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY THE EUROPEAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Sep 13, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 12, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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

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Sep 11, 2019

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

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How we support chemical industries in Asia HOW WE SUPPORT CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES IN ASIA

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Sep 10, 2019

We support petrochemicals, agrochemicals, automotive, bio energy, mining, battery and industrial related processes in South East Asia. Take a look at the work of our performance chemical team and see how they bring added value to clients.

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

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Sep 10, 2019

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

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Aggreko and the Petrochemical and Refining Industry AGGREKO AND THE PETROCHEMICAL AND REFINING INDUSTRY

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Sep 09, 2019

We design and build bespoke power, heating and cooling solutions for refineries and petrochemical plants of all types and sizes, and we maintain them all year round - in all conditions. Our technical experts will work with you to design the best solution for your plant with the focus on easing your ...

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

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Sep 09, 2019

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

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

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Sep 08, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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

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

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Sep 06, 2019

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