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THE BENEFITS OF CHEMICAL FOAMERS, AND HOW BEST TO USE THEM TO MAXIMISE PRODUCTION THE BENEFITS OF CHEMICAL FOAMERS, AND HOW BEST TO USE THEM TO MAXIMISE PRODUCTION

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Apr 14, 2020

Downhole fluid build-up coupled with a drop in reservoir pressure can lead to the rapid decline of gas production rates, and can ultimately result in a well ceasing production. While there are many ways to deliquify a well to maximise production, chemical foamers can be incredibly effective and well...

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IoT in Chemical market trends you Can’t miss in 2020: Here’s What Will Happen in the near future? IOT IN CHEMICAL MARKET TRENDS YOU CAN’T MISS IN 2020: HERE’S WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE NEAR FUTURE?

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Apr 12, 2020

Global IoT in Chemical market research report provides the newest industry data and industry future trends. It allows you to identify the products and end users driving Revenue growth and profitability. The IoT in Chemical industry report lists the leading competitors and provides the game-changing ...

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COVID-19’S IMPACT ON CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAINS COVID-19’S IMPACT ON CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAINS

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Apr 08, 2020

The global COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant impact on chemical supply chains. Here we take a look at some of the chemicals that have been affected: Sanitization products such as Isopropyl Alcohol have experienced skyrocketing demand. Unfortunately, manufacturers are simultaneously deali...

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How Refiners Can Capitalise on the Petrochemical Industry HOW REFINERS CAN CAPITALISE ON THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Apr 06, 2020

Do you fancy a piece of Petrochemical Pie? As the demand for refined products is falling and demand for petrochemical products is increasing, it is vital that refiners consider petrochemical integration, which offers increased flexibility and a competitive edge. Learn more below about the benefits, ...

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ACC ACC'S JAHN DISCUSSES HOW THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS COMBATING COVID-19

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Apr 06, 2020

The U.S. chemical industry has a vital role to play in response to COVID-19. Following President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency, one of the first steps the American Chemistry Council took on behalf of its members was to secure federal designation of the U.S. chemical industry and ...

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Coronavirus and the petrochemicals industry CORONAVIRUS AND THE PETROCHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Apr 02, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak has touched virtually every aspect of modern life. For the petrochemicals industry, the landscape is shifting at an alarming pace. Only one thing seems certain: the coming decade will be shaped by this crisis. Consumer behaviour, investment decisions, the corporate landscape...

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COVID-19: Managing disruption in the chemical industry COVID-19: MANAGING DISRUPTION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Mar 30, 2020

The chemical industry is no stranger to disruption, from SARS to trade policy conflict and the financial crisis. Yet COVID-19 is unprecedented in its impact, creating a universal imperative for governments and businesses to take immediate action to protect their people. Unlike many other sectors, th...

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What Are Fine Chemicals? WHAT ARE FINE CHEMICALS?

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Mar 27, 2020

The initial versions of drugs were produced by extracting substances from natural herbs and other plants. As understanding and technology in chemistry continued to grow, scientists figured out to isolate and extract a lot more individual compounds from raw materials. The complicated processes that p...

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Covid-19 Impact on Global Chemical Industry – Initial Analysis COVID-19 IMPACT ON GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY – INITIAL ANALYSIS

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Mar 25, 2020

Trying to evaluate the impact of Corona virus or Covid-19 on the global chemical industry at this point of time when there is a shutdown in China and other countries is difficult. However, chemical makers both in China and Western countries report progress in their efforts to keep their businesses r...

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What are Fine Chemicals & Why you should Outsource its Production WHAT ARE FINE CHEMICALS & WHY YOU SHOULD OUTSOURCE ITS PRODUCTION

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Mar 25, 2020

Fine chemicals are those which are produced with a very high standard of purity and are intended for use in specialized applications. If you are starting a new company or investing into the development phase of a new product, outsourcing the production really makes good sense. This safeguards you an...

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Transforming Recycled Plastic into Additives for Industrial and Consumer Products TRANSFORMING RECYCLED PLASTIC INTO ADDITIVES FOR INDUSTRIAL AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS

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Mar 24, 2020

With a more increased focus on adding more recycled content to products, it’s becoming very apparent that innovation is required in order to meet these demands. During the Plastics Recycling Conference, Canadian cleantech company GreenMantra Technologies accepted the Association of Plastics Re...

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Ensuring a Winning Strategy for Value Chain Optimization of the Refining and Petrochemical Industries ENSURING A WINNING STRATEGY FOR VALUE CHAIN OPTIMIZATION OF THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

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Mar 24, 2020

The Refining and petrochemical industries have a projection to keep growing in the next two decades and companies that are investing in new technology today will be ahead of your competition in about 2 years. The digitalization of the value chain, also known as value chain optimization, is a complex...

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

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Nov 05, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Nov 04, 2019

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

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

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Oct 31, 2019

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

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

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Oct 28, 2019

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

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

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Oct 24, 2019

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

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

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Oct 03, 2019

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

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

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Aug 27, 2019

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

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

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Aug 26, 2019

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

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How to manage the risk of hazardous chemicals used in the workplace HOW TO MANAGE THE RISK OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS USED IN THE WORKPLACE

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Feb 26, 2019

Many organisations that carry hazardous chemicals at their workplace are easily sold safety cabinets, PPE, and emergency equipment to match the hazard class of the substances. They mistakenly believe that this is all that is required to extinguish their WHS responsibilities and keep workers safe. Th...

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Top 7 Ways that Chemical Industry Networking is Better Online TOP 7 WAYS THAT CHEMICAL INDUSTRY NETWORKING IS BETTER ONLINE

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Feb 23, 2019

Any half-decent businessperson will tell you of the power of networking. Meeting new contacts, discussing the industry, and finding solutions to work challenges; All of this and more can be done at a networking event or conference. But in the same way that shopping, dating, and even friendships have...

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Braskem to Research Chemical Recycling BRASKEM TO RESEARCH CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Feb 22, 2019

Braskem has formed new partnerships for the development of chemical recycling, with a focus on transforming post-consumer plastics, such as grocery bags and packaging films for snacks and cookies, once again into chemical products. The partnerships seek to further research into technologies that can...

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HAZCHEM SAFETY: essential emergency and safety equipment HAZCHEM SAFETY: ESSENTIAL EMERGENCY AND SAFETY EQUIPMENT

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Feb 22, 2019

Do you have emergency equipment in place at your worksite that will be always available during a chemical emergency? If you use, store, or handle hazardous chemicals you’ll need emergency response equipment to deal with any type of accidental spill or exposure incident. This blog looks at some...

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Choosing a chemical spill kit for your chemical stores CHOOSING A CHEMICAL SPILL KIT FOR YOUR CHEMICAL STORES

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Feb 22, 2019

Chemical spills can be as simple as someone knocking over a tin of paint, or breaking the cap off a bottle of liquid cleaner (which now leaks) — to dropping a hose coupling that begins to spray acid from a bulk chemical storage tank. If there is any risk of a chemical leak or spills at your wo...

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HAZCHEM ALERT: planning for chemical emergencies HAZCHEM ALERT: PLANNING FOR CHEMICAL EMERGENCIES

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Feb 22, 2019

No matter how many precautions you take, chemical emergencies can happen at any time (on any shift). This blog is all about emergency preparedness — the steps you need to take to ensure that your workers and property are safe before, during, and after a chemical emergency. Planning for chemica...

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New IBM VolCat Process Breaks Down Waste Plastics into New Material NEW IBM VOLCAT PROCESS BREAKS DOWN WASTE PLASTICS INTO NEW MATERIAL

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Feb 21, 2019

IBM researchers have created a new technology called VolCat, a catalytic chemical process that can turn waste PET into a substance that can be fed directly back into plastic manufacturing machines in order to make new products. This announcement is part of IBM’s "5 in 5" predictions ...

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HAZCHEM Safety: Transferring hazardous chemicals HAZCHEM SAFETY: TRANSFERRING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Feb 20, 2019

Chemical transfer and decanting stations can be one of the most dangerous areas on the job site, especially if chemicals are not fully enclosed as they are transferred from one container or tank to another. Workers can be exposed to chemical vapors and fumes and are also vulnerable to splashes and s...

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HAZCHEM SAFETY: installing and using eyewash stations HAZCHEM SAFETY: INSTALLING AND USING EYEWASH STATIONS

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Feb 20, 2019

If your workplace carries hazardous chemicals (or generates them during work processes) you’ll need to carefully assess your work procedures and chemical storage areas — looking at ways to reduce the likelihood of your workers suffering chemical burns to the eyes or other injuries. You&r...

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Keeping hazardous chemicals stable at the job site KEEPING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS STABLE AT THE JOB SITE

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Feb 20, 2019

If your worksite stores reactive or otherwise unstable chemicals you have a legal responsibility to make sure they are kept stable and do not decompose or react violently with another substance. This blog discusses some key considerations for storing reactive chemicals including explosives, oxidizer...

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Developing a chemical spill response plan DEVELOPING A CHEMICAL SPILL RESPONSE PLAN

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Feb 20, 2019

When you use, store, or handle hazardous chemicals at your workplace (particularly if they are in liquid form) spillage is inevitable. Do you have a chemical spill response plan that addresses ‘everyday spills’ as well as major leaks from the largest tank of fuel in the workplace? How wo...

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HAZCHEM ALERT: do you need to monitor the health of your workers? HAZCHEM ALERT: DO YOU NEED TO MONITOR THE HEALTH OF YOUR WORKERS?

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Feb 20, 2019

This blog provides a quick introduction to health monitoring and outlines your overall responsibilities. The need for health monitoring is usually triggered by the use of certain high-risk substances (eg, carcinogens) or if chemical exposure levels could fall outside of air-borne exposure standards ...

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Chemistry Industry: Committed to a Zero Plastic Waste Future CHEMISTRY INDUSTRY: COMMITTED TO A ZERO PLASTIC WASTE FUTURE

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Feb 19, 2019

Modern-day necessities like food packaging, medical equipment, lighter vehicles and sustainable energy are made possible through the contributions of plastics, but these products do not belong in our waterways or the environment. Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) members and those in t...

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Chemicals companies shift to EU regulation in no-deal survival plan CHEMICALS COMPANIES SHIFT TO EU REGULATION IN NO-DEAL SURVIVAL PLAN

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Feb 17, 2019

The threat of a no-deal Brexit has prompted more than 50 chemicals companies to move regulatory approvals from the UK to the EU. The companies, which have operations in the UK, have applied to use European Union regulators for critical authorizations to protect their ability to do business legally. ...

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Talent acquisition and retention in the chemical industry TALENT ACQUISITION AND RETENTION IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 17, 2019

The chemical industry has witnessed several changes in the way it operates, especially over the past decade. Led globally by consolidations, and an all-pervasive impact of digital technology and lean portfolios, organizations must rapidly change and adapt to these new realities. This will have to be...

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Chemical Procurement? It Pays to Be a Pessimist CHEMICAL PROCUREMENT? IT PAYS TO BE A PESSIMIST

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Feb 15, 2019

If you are a chemical producer or supplier, it pays to be a pessimist. Disaster, either natural or man-made is usually never far away. Be it a chemical plant explosion, or market collapse, global economic sanctions, trade war, or Brexit, no one can be certain what will hit the fan, or when. Sometime...

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Preventative maintenance and integrity testing in your hazardous chemical stores PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE AND INTEGRITY TESTING IN YOUR HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL STORES

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Feb 11, 2019

As time passes, hazardous chemicals will begin to degrade even the toughest chemical stores. It’s essential to have a preventative maintenance program in place, (with enough integrity checks and tests) to ensure the chemicals remain secure and unlikely to harm your workers or cause property an...

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How to conduct a chemical safety review audit HOW TO CONDUCT A CHEMICAL SAFETY REVIEW AUDIT

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Feb 11, 2019

A chemical safety review audit examines chemical hazards — plus the control measures you have introduced to bring the risk to an acceptable level. This blog walks you through the hazard review process: when to conduct a review; and considerations for assessing the effectiveness of different ty...

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HAZCHEM Safety: when do you need to review your chemical control measures? HAZCHEM SAFETY: WHEN DO YOU NEED TO REVIEW YOUR CHEMICAL CONTROL MEASURES?

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Feb 11, 2019

This blog takes a closer look at the review process, because you must undertake as many reviews as necessary to maintain a safe work environment. Whenever chemical hazards are present at a worksite you have a WHS obligation (even if you don’t know a hazard exists). And sometimes it takes a saf...

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Sustaining chemical safety compliance with a risk management methodology SUSTAINING CHEMICAL SAFETY COMPLIANCE WITH A RISK MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY

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Feb 11, 2019

100% chemical safety compliance is achieved by having a risk management plan that has regular review mechanisms in place. This blog introduces you to the STOREMASTA risk management methodology, developed in-house to ensure that every chemical hazard at your workplace is completely identified, then t...

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Using the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) when identifying chemical hazards USING THE AUSTRALIAN DANGEROUS GOODS CODE (ADG CODE) WHEN IDENTIFYING CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Feb 10, 2019

This blog takes a quick look at how to use the Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG Code) to gain a better understanding of the chemical hazards at your worksite. Chemical hazards can be extremely complex — especially when the hazardous substances are also classified as Dangerous Goods. To ful...

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Hazardous chemical safety training for managers and supervisors HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL SAFETY TRAINING FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS

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Feb 10, 2019

Chemical safety is the responsibility of the whole team, with managers and supervisors playing an essential role in enforcing operational procedures and housekeeping practices. We see many of our clients who have purchased and installed safety equipment (eg, chemical safety cabinets or pallet bunds)...

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CYBERSECURITY 101 IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES CYBERSECURITY 101 IN THE REFINING AND PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRIES

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Feb 07, 2019

Though it is largely unseen, cybersecurity permeates most, if not all, aspects of fuel and petrochemical manufacturing, ensuring our industries can function efficiently and without disruption. Given how critical this technology is to our sectors, and how vital of our members’ work is to the da...

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How SAP grows your business in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Industry HOW SAP GROWS YOUR BUSINESS IN CHEMICAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 07, 2019

More chemical industry uses SAP than any other technologies. SAP chemical industry helps businesses in this industry for nearly two decades and have created a unique and valuable insight into their needs.SAP chemical industry can strictly control the production and distribution processes and complia...

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HAZCHEM Safety: 3 steps to preventing chemical spills HAZCHEM SAFETY: 3 STEPS TO PREVENTING CHEMICAL SPILLS

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Feb 07, 2019

Even small chemical spills can create dangerous hazards especially if the substance is highly toxic, corrosive, reactive, or flammable. Even worse if multiple chemicals are involved and the spill occurs in a public place, close to the building’s ventilation system. This blog is about the steps...

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Chemical Storage: Should You Build or Buy Your Chemical Store? CHEMICAL STORAGE: SHOULD YOU BUILD OR BUY YOUR CHEMICAL STORE?

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Feb 04, 2019

A chemical store allows you to ensure that you are storing your chemicals safely in a manner which in turn reduces the risk of environmental pollution and risk to personnel. You can build a traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ solution or you can purchase a bunded chemical store ‘off th...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A NEW REALITY FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A NEW REALITY FOR CHEMICAL ENGINEERS

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Feb 01, 2019

As in many other sectors, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are beginning to emerge in the chemical process industries (CPI). While AI-assisted solutions, and other associated technologies, such as robotic process automation (RPA), Internet of Things (IoT), automated drones and quantum compu...

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Digitalization Trends in the Chemical Industry DIGITALIZATION TRENDS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Feb 01, 2019

The chemicals industry employs 20 million across the globe and contributes USD 5 trillion in sales per annum to the global economy. Traditionally, the chemical industry started with customized chemical production for local consumption. However, it has come a long way ever since. Today sourcing and d...

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REACH & EASA: LATEST ON NO DEAL BREXIT PLANNING REACH & EASA: LATEST ON NO DEAL BREXIT PLANNING

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Jan 31, 2019

As we are now less than two months away from the 29th March, it is important for companies to be aware of the latest regulatory changes in the key aerospace issues of chemicals and aviation safety. The guidance sets out how to comply with the EU’s REACH chemical regulations when you’re u...

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MADE IN CHINA 2025 – CHEMICALS TOO? MADE IN CHINA 2025 – CHEMICALS TOO?

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Jan 31, 2019

The chemical industry in China has seen enormous growth over the past 10 years, outpacing the EU by far. Currently, the Chinese government is driving structural changes, which include pushing into the specialty chemicals markets. Will the German chemical industry be able to compete? The Chinese lead...

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What Is The Difference Between Chemical Blending and Chemical Mixing? WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CHEMICAL BLENDING AND CHEMICAL MIXING?

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Jan 30, 2019

Chemical blending and chemical mixing are two common and similar chemical processes. Both processes involve combining different chemicals to create a new chemical. The chemicals being combined can be or varying states: liquid or powder. organic or inorganic. etc. They can be mixed or blended into di...

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HAZCHEM Safety: training and supervising your workers HAZCHEM SAFETY: TRAINING AND SUPERVISING YOUR WORKERS

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Jan 30, 2019

One of the most common faults we identify during the safety audits we conduct for clients, are chemicals stores and handling stations that have become a high risk area simply due to poor housekeeping. This blog is about training and supervision: because the money you invest in chemical stores, palle...

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Maintaining chemical hazard control measures MAINTAINING CHEMICAL HAZARD CONTROL MEASURES

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Jan 30, 2019

You’ve identified and assessed the chemical hazards at your workplace: you’ve introduced hazard control measures. But is your workplace 100% safety compliant? This blog is about the systems you’ll need to have in place to ensure chemical compliance and to help you understand that g...

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ADVANCING PIT SAFETY ACROSS INDUSTRIES: CHEMICAL PLANTS ADVANCING PIT SAFETY ACROSS INDUSTRIES: CHEMICAL PLANTS

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Jan 29, 2019

A recent (2017) crisis at the Arkema Chemical Plant in Texas exposed significant flaws in regulating chemical safety, risk disclosure and emergency planning. Since then, the Environmental Protection Agency has been re-evaluating federal environmental laws to tighten safety regulations on the nation&...

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The Periodic Table of Digital Innovations for the Chemical Industry THE PERIODIC TABLE OF DIGITAL INNOVATIONS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 28, 2019

We are frequently asked by clients at chemical and material companies what major digital innovations are poised to affect their industry – and of course, there are many. We have highlighted four of the most critical digital trends and discussed their impact on the industry's business model...

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Chemicals Industry Issued New Guidance For No-Deal Brexit CHEMICALS INDUSTRY ISSUED NEW GUIDANCE FOR NO-DEAL BREXIT

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Jan 28, 2019

The government has just announced that it has put new guidance in place to help any businesses that use chemicals if the UK exits the EU without a deal in place. If, by the deadline for Brexit of March 29th, the UK does leave without a deal companies will need to register their chemicals on a new re...

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UK Government Advises on Chemical Use if No-Deal Brexit Occurs UK GOVERNMENT ADVISES ON CHEMICAL USE IF NO-DEAL BREXIT OCCURS

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Jan 28, 2019

The UK government has issued guidance to businesses that use chemicals on the actions they should take now to minimize any disruption in the event of a no-deal Brexit. If the UK leaves the EU on March 29 without a deal, UK businesses that manufacture or import chemicals from the EU will reportedly h...

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10 Reasons to Consider a Customised Chemical Store. 10 REASONS TO CONSIDER A CUSTOMISED CHEMICAL STORE.

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Jan 28, 2019

Chemical stores are required for companies who handle hazardous chemicals in their facilities. Storage containers designed for containment of hazardous chemicals are constructed to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations as well as minimise the risk of fires, explosions and toxic gas le...

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Top 10 ERP Trends in the Chemicals Manufacturing Industry in 2019 TOP 10 ERP TRENDS IN THE CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY IN 2019

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Jan 25, 2019

If there is one industry that has arguably had the biggest impact on almost all the facets of human life, it has to be the chemicals industry. Pick any industry- agriculture, food & beverage, hygiene & sanitation, décor, etc., chemical industry is the force driving them all. One of th...

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5 Essentials to include in your chemical safety training program 5 ESSENTIALS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR CHEMICAL SAFETY TRAINING PROGRAM

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Jan 25, 2019

Chemical safety training is mandatory under Australian WHS Regulations; you must provide ‘any information, training, instruction or supervision that is necessary to protect all persons from risks to their health and safety arising from their work’ [Safe Work Australia]. This blog outline...

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Hazardous Chemicals: controlling fire and explosion hazards HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: CONTROLLING FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS

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Jan 25, 2019

When you understand how a hazard is created, you are better equipped to control it. So this blog takes a closer look at flammable hazards and what causes substances to burn or explode. We then outline three important key considerations for identifying how the chemicals held at your workplace could c...

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A quick introduction to engineering controls for hazardous chemicals A QUICK INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING CONTROLS FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 25, 2019

The Hierarchy of Controls is a systemized approach to identifying and implementing chemical hazard controls. This blog discusses engineering controls and how they fit into the overall hazard control hierarchy (we’ll also look at what can cause them to fail). Like all hazard control measures, e...

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Eliminating vs substituting chemical hazards from your workplace ELIMINATING VS SUBSTITUTING CHEMICAL HAZARDS FROM YOUR WORKPLACE

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Jan 25, 2019

When you identify a chemical hazard at your job site, you should aim (as much as possible) to eliminate the hazard completely. In many cases, this is not possible as the chemical may be fundamental to the goods you produce, or the way you do business. This blog walks you through the Hierarchy of Con...

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Hazardous Chemicals: identifying and assessing asphyxiation hazards at your workplace HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: IDENTIFYING AND ASSESSING ASPHYXIATION HAZARDS AT YOUR WORKPLACE

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Jan 25, 2019

Some chemicals and work processes can deplete oxygen levels from the air and create an asphyxiation hazard for your workers. Asphyxiation hazards are particularly dangerous because in many instances there are no visible indicators; workers entering an oxygen deficient environment can quickly lose co...

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SUSTAIN: 5 actions for maintaining chemical hazard controls SUSTAIN: 5 ACTIONS FOR MAINTAINING CHEMICAL HAZARD CONTROLS

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Jan 25, 2019

Getting your workplace 100% chemical safety compliant can be achieved by following a tested risk management plan that has a system for ensuring that hazard control measures are periodically reviewed and maintained. This blog outlines five actions for ensuring the chemical hazards at your workplace a...

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Improving chemical safety at the workplace with PPE IMPROVING CHEMICAL SAFETY AT THE WORKPLACE WITH PPE

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Jan 24, 2019

This blog looks at the different types of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) available to protect workers while using hazardous chemicals. And to help you introduce the best possible PPE for your workers and the chemical hazards at your worksite, we’ll be looking at 3 essential considerations...

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HAZCHEM Alert: using the Hierarchy of Control to minimise chemical risks and hazards HAZCHEM ALERT: USING THE HIERARCHY OF CONTROL TO MINIMISE CHEMICAL RISKS AND HAZARDS

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Jan 24, 2019

The Hierarchy of Control is a method for deciding on effective risk control measures to implement at a workplace. It is also a key requirement of the Code of Practice: Managing risks of hazardous chemicals in the workplace published by Safe Work Australia. This blog walks you through six different a...

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10 administrative controls to improve chemical safety in the workplace 10 ADMINISTRATIVE CONTROLS TO IMPROVE CHEMICAL SAFETY IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jan 24, 2019

An administrative control is a company policy, operating procedure, job task, or training program purposefully designed as a safety measure. In this blog we are listing 10 administrative controls you could plan to implement right away at your workplace. We want to help you reach 100% chemical safety...

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Characteristics of a Chemical Blending Company CHARACTERISTICS OF A CHEMICAL BLENDING COMPANY

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Jan 23, 2019

Chemical blending is a common manufacturing process which combines two or more different chemicals for use across many different industries These chemicals can take various forms; they can be liquid or powder, organic or inorganic, and they can be blended into different viscosities, pH and filtratio...

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Will there be a UK REACH? WILL THERE BE A UK REACH?

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Jan 22, 2019

The United Kingdom is due to leave the European Union on 29 March 2019 at 23.00 hours when the period for negotiating a withdrawal agreement will end unless an extension is agreed. The broad consensus among economists is that Brexit will likely reduce the UK’s real per capita income in the med...

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Why Responsible Distribution Matters to All Types of Companies Beyond the Chemical Industry WHY RESPONSIBLE DISTRIBUTION MATTERS TO ALL TYPES OF COMPANIES BEYOND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 20, 2019

Melody Moore, Director of Regulatory Compliance and Responsible Distribution code coordinator at LeSaint Logistics recently sat down with Chemical Distributor magazine to provide “Insight Onsite” about Responsible Distribution. They asked her “Why does Responsible Distribution matt...

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Improving performance in the chemicals and natural resources industries using analytics IMPROVING PERFORMANCE IN THE CHEMICALS AND NATURAL RESOURCES INDUSTRIES USING ANALYTICS

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Jan 18, 2019

Chemical and natural resources companies have been at the forefront of measuring and controlling key variables during manufacturing and processing to ensure consistent quality products. With advancements in collecting big data and analytics, there are ample opportunities to apply the same science of...

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Five New Developments in Plastics Drying FIVE NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN PLASTICS DRYING

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Jan 17, 2019

While Industry 4.0 has gotten a lot of buzz, there are even more advancements helping plastics processors to increase quality and become more efficient. These five short videos provide a snapshot of what’s going on in plastics resin drying technology.

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Assessing off-site risks to your hazardous chemical stores ASSESSING OFF-SITE RISKS TO YOUR HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL STORES

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Jan 17, 2019

When carrying out a risk assessment on your hazardous chemical stores you also need to consider off-site risks that are not part of your own operations but could still create physical danger by triggering fires, explosions, and chemical reactions. This blog presents a number of off-site risks that c...

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Including health hazards and physical hazards in your chemical risk assessment INCLUDING HEALTH HAZARDS AND PHYSICAL HAZARDS IN YOUR CHEMICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

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Jan 17, 2019

When carrying out a risk assessment at your workplace it’s essential that you recognise both the health hazards as well as the physical hazards presented by the chemicals you use, store and handle. This blog takes a deep dive into chemical hazards and the key differences in the way these risks...

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Who could be exposed to hazardous chemicals at your job site? WHO COULD BE EXPOSED TO HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AT YOUR JOB SITE?

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Jan 17, 2019

A chemical risk assessment is an evaluation of the way the chemicals, substances and materials carried at your workplace could cause harm. This blog will help you identify all the parties who could be exposed to hazardous chemicals and other Dangerous Goods at your job site: it’s a key step in...

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HAZCHEM Safety: assessing fire and explosion risks in your chemical stores HAZCHEM SAFETY: ASSESSING FIRE AND EXPLOSION RISKS IN YOUR CHEMICAL STORES

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Jan 17, 2019

Fires and explosions at worksites with hazardous chemicals have the potential to cause catastrophic damage: injuries and fatalities, destruction of property; environmental disasters. This blog focuses on the three essential steps for assessing fire and explosion hazards in your HAZCHEM storage areas...

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What Is Chemical Blending? WHAT IS CHEMICAL BLENDING?

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Jan 16, 2019

Chemical blending is a common chemical process that involves combining different chemicals together. These chemicals can be liquid or powder, organic or inorganic and can be blended into substances of varying viscosities, pH levels, and filtration levels, etc. While chemical blending is a common proc...

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Chemical Bunds: Plastic or Steel? CHEMICAL BUNDS: PLASTIC OR STEEL?

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Jan 15, 2019

Effective chemical bunds ensure the safety and security of hazardous liquids when they are being handled, processed or stored. If a chemical spill occurs, the bund will protect the surrounding area from contamination. Bunds can be made from a variety of different materials including reinforced concr...

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REACH and a no-deal Brexit REACH AND A NO-DEAL BREXIT

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Jan 14, 2019

Dave Gordon and Anita Lloyd, partner and director at Squire Patton Boggs, look at the legal issues relating to a proposed ‘UK REACH’ system in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal. As REACH is currently ‘directly applicable’ in the UK, there is no UK implementing...

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Conducting an in-house risk assessment on your hazardous chemicals CONDUCTING AN IN-HOUSE RISK ASSESSMENT ON YOUR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 14, 2019

Chemical hazards can be complex and it is not always certain how they can affect the health of your workers and the overall safety of the job site. This blog walks you through the chemical risk assessment process so you can conduct your own assessment of the hazardous chemicals used, handled, stored...

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3 types of risk assessments for minimising chemical risks and hazards 3 TYPES OF RISK ASSESSMENTS FOR MINIMISING CHEMICAL RISKS AND HAZARDS

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Jan 14, 2019

Carrying out a risk assessment on the hazardous chemicals at your worksite is an important way of determining which chemical hazards are likely to cause real harm. Many people get bogged down just thinking about doing a risk assessment — how long will it take? Will there be mountains of paperw...

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How to identify chemical hazards from incident reports and other workplace documents HOW TO IDENTIFY CHEMICAL HAZARDS FROM INCIDENT REPORTS AND OTHER WORKPLACE DOCUMENTS

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Jan 14, 2019

Identifying chemical hazards is a complex process as the real risk of using a chemical is often generated by the way it is used and the amount of training a worker has received. This blog explains how to use workplace documents like incident reports, sick leave records, and even supplier invoices to...

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HAZCHEM Alert: do you need to carry out a risk assessment? HAZCHEM ALERT: DO YOU NEED TO CARRY OUT A RISK ASSESSMENT?

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Jan 14, 2019

The risk assessment process is an effective way of determining whether the chemical safety precautions you already have in place are adequate or if you need to do more to keep your workers safe. While risk assessments are not compulsory under Australian safety legislation (and this blog will help yo...

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Responding to incorrect or unlabeled chemicals RESPONDING TO INCORRECT OR UNLABELED CHEMICALS

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Jan 14, 2019

Business owners and operators have a legal obligation to ensure that their hazardous chemicals held at the workplace are labeled correctly and in accordance with the model WHS Regulations. This blog explains what to do if you encounter a chemical container that has.

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Hazardous Chemicals: engaging risk assessment professionals and safety auditors HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: ENGAGING RISK ASSESSMENT PROFESSIONALS AND SAFETY AUDITORS

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Jan 14, 2019

Keeping your workplace safe and compliant is an ongoing responsibility for business owners and operators, and a chemical risk assessment is an important tool for understanding the way hazardous chemicals can impact safety on the job site. This blog highlights three areas where independent consultant...

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How to structure a chemical risk assessment HOW TO STRUCTURE A CHEMICAL RISK ASSESSMENT

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Jan 14, 2019

Carrying out a risk assessment on all the hazardous chemicals used, stored, handled, and generated at your workplace can seem like an overwhelming task. Especially if the job site carries a complex mix of Dangerous Goods including flammables, explosives, and reactive substances. This blog will help ...

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Researching the risks and hazards associated with using, handling, and storing hazardous chemicals RESEARCHING THE RISKS AND HAZARDS ASSOCIATED WITH USING, HANDLING, AND STORING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Jan 14, 2019

To safely use, handle, and store hazardous chemicals at your worksite you need to do more than read chemical product labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDSs). Many hazards are not immediately obvious and arise from the nature of the work carried out with the chemicals. This blog introduces you to a wide...

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Identifying chemical health hazards from Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) IDENTIFYING CHEMICAL HEALTH HAZARDS FROM SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDSS)

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Jan 14, 2019

Safety Data Sheets are an essential part of managing the risks created by hazardous chemicals. Apart from being legally required onsite (in work and storage areas where chemicals are kept), SDSs are key to identifying and understanding the way chemicals could impact the health of your workers or oth...

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Chemical industry trends and ERP expectations for 2019 CHEMICAL INDUSTRY TRENDS AND ERP EXPECTATIONS FOR 2019

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Jan 11, 2019

Competitive and regulatory pressures are likely to remain prominent issues facing the chemical industry in 2019. In order to stay ahead, companies will need more functionality from their enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions. Here’s a closer look at chemical industry trends and ERP expe...

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U.S. Chemical Industry Soars U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SOARS

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Jan 11, 2019

Economic growth in the United States remained dynamic at the end of 2018 with gains in manufacturing double what they were a year ago. However, all the world’s other major economies have slowed, ending a rare period of synchronized expansion. In the United States, business investment is on the...

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Use Of Robots In Rubber Chemical Industry USE OF ROBOTS IN RUBBER CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 10, 2019

Industrial robots are the modern way of the workforce which performs tasks with more accuracy than the human labor force. Now more of industrial tasks are performed by these modern day technological workforce. Whether it’s an automotive industry, food industry, chemical industry, rubber indust...

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Chemical risk management cannot be only a task for experts CHEMICAL RISK MANAGEMENT CANNOT BE ONLY A TASK FOR EXPERTS

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Jan 10, 2019

The sheer complexities of a traditional scientific approach to chemical risk management is so daunting to the average person, it is not even attempted. The reduction of chemical risk using substitution by the average Small Medium Enterprise (SME) needs real practical guidance when there is little or...

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4D Printing: A New Opportunity For The Chemical Industry? 4D PRINTING: A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Jan 09, 2019

When it first emerged, 3D printing was revolutionary, changing the possibilities of our world and the manufacturing industry. Yet this technology has quickly become mainstream and already proven its relevance to the chemical industry. Now the next innovation on the horizon is 4D printing. What will ...

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There are Toxic Chemicals in Our Drinking Water THERE ARE TOXIC CHEMICALS IN OUR DRINKING WATER

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Jan 09, 2019

In communities from Houlton, Maine, to Flint, Michigan, the safety of our drinking water can no longer be taken for granted. The newest threat comes from a suite of human-made chemicals collectively known as PFAS – per- and polyfuoroalkyl substances. These dangerous chemicals do not break down...

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How Chemical Companies Can Untangle IIoT Strategies HOW CHEMICAL COMPANIES CAN UNTANGLE IIOT STRATEGIES

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Jan 08, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is an exciting and evolving set of ideas and technologies. But even experts admit it can be complicated and hard to pull apart. The challenge for chemical companies is knowing where to start and how to find value. We talked to Forrester Vice President and Pri...

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Positive outlook for chemicals industry in 2019: ERP considerations POSITIVE OUTLOOK FOR CHEMICALS INDUSTRY IN 2019: ERP CONSIDERATIONS

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Jan 08, 2019

After a turbulent few years, the tide seems to be turning for the chemicals industry. Knowing what to look for in 2019 and how an industry-specific enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution can make a major difference sets chemicals companies up for a productive new year. With a positive outlook f...

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CHEMISTRY 4.0 – THE OPERATING MODEL IS WHAT COUNTS CHEMISTRY 4.0 – THE OPERATING MODEL IS WHAT COUNTS

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Jan 07, 2019

The operating model determines whether a chemical company will continue to be successful in the future or will lag behind the competition. A current CAMELOT study shows that digitization and modularization will lead to stronger differentiation between the operating models of chemical businesses in t...

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Where do polyolefins and olefins fit into 2019 WHERE DO POLYOLEFINS AND OLEFINS FIT INTO 2019'S PETROCHEMICALS STORY?

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Jan 07, 2019

Even in 2018, plastics continued to take centre stage for the world’s petrochemical industry. Global demand growth rates exceeded global GDP growth, we saw double-digit demand growth rates in China despite a waste import ban, there was another year of peak profitability across most regional pe...

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Collaboration is key to achieving responsible chemical management COLLABORATION IS KEY TO ACHIEVING RESPONSIBLE CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

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Jan 07, 2019

Chemicals are used at almost every stage of the manufacturing process for clothing and footwear, from the production of raw materials like growing cotton with pesticides and fabric dyeing, to the addition of protection benefits such as water repellency. Chemicals are part of our daily lives and can ...

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How the right ERP can address 2019 challenges in chemicals industry HOW THE RIGHT ERP CAN ADDRESS 2019 CHALLENGES IN CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Jan 03, 2019

Chemical companies are facing myriad challenges as the calendar turns to 2019. From slowing economic growth to weakening demand in key industries, chemical companies are in greater need for enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools that optimize operations and provide deeper insights. Here’s a ...

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Importance Of Chemical Industry IMPORTANCE OF CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jan 02, 2019

The chemical industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the nation and contributes to the GDP of national positively. More to that chemical industry of India is growing every year with an increasing rate. Chemical Industry is a multi-facet industry which impacts every sector and industry o...

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Digitalization in chemical innovation management DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICAL INNOVATION MANAGEMENT

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Dec 28, 2018

chemical innovation management in two dimensions: The processes in the ‘classical’ areas product development and application development will be influenced by digital approaches. In addition, other innovation types – like business model innovation – will gain more importance ...

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Recycling 101: Chemical Recycling RECYCLING 101: CHEMICAL RECYCLING

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Dec 27, 2018

Recycling is an umbrella term that covers many processes. One of these processes is chemical recycling. This is an innovative way of turning used plastics into materials that are as good as new. It involves breaking plastics down to their basic chemicals and then using those chemicals in new applica...

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HAZCHEM safety for Managers and Supervisors HAZCHEM SAFETY FOR MANAGERS AND SUPERVISORS

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Dec 27, 2018

Like all workers, managers and supervisors have WHS Duties (under the WHS Act) to keep themselves safe at work; follow the instructions and policies of their employer; and not act in a way that places others at risk of death, injury, or illness. This blog looks at how managers and supervisors contri...

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How to handle chemicals safely HOW TO HANDLE CHEMICALS SAFELY

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Dec 26, 2018

Handling and usage of chemicals is one of the most difficult jobs due to its hazardous nature. Chemicals need to handle with great care and knowledge at every stage. All chemicals are different in nature and property hence the level of risk involved in handling and storage of these chemicals is also...

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The top 3 inbound channels that every specialty chemical supplier should use THE TOP 3 INBOUND CHANNELS THAT EVERY SPECIALTY CHEMICAL SUPPLIER SHOULD USE

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Dec 26, 2018

Contrary to traditional outbound marketing that “reaches out” to potential customers, inbound marketing simply aims at “being present” on your future buyer’s digital journey thanks to valuable and helpful online content. This content is designed to attract, educate and ...

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Hazardous Chemicals and the Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND THE GLOBALLY HARMONISED SYSTEM OF CLASSIFICATION AND LABELLING OF CHEMICALS

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Dec 26, 2018

At the beginning of 2017, Australia joined 71 other countries and fully implemented the GHS or (also known as the) Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals into our chemical standards and safety legislation. This blog is a quick (and easy to understand) introduction to...

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5 of the Most Important Chemical Safety Topics Your Team Needs to Stay Safe 5 OF THE MOST IMPORTANT CHEMICAL SAFETY TOPICS YOUR TEAM NEEDS TO STAY SAFE

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Dec 26, 2018

Protect your team and yourself. Stay current with chemical safety topics that will help to keep your teams (and your clients) healthy. On the surface, janitorial occupations seem safe. It’s strange to think that cleaning products, which are made to clean surfaces and instruments, could be harm...

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Using prohibited and restricted hazardous chemicals at your workplace USING PROHIBITED AND RESTRICTED HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AT YOUR WORKPLACE

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Dec 26, 2018

In Australia there a number of hazardous chemicals that are considered so dangerous to human health their use, handling, and storage at worksites is prohibited. Additionally, there are other dangerous substances that have restrictions placed on their use (identified in the WHS Regulations). This blo...

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Understanding HAZCHEM warnings and pictograms UNDERSTANDING HAZCHEM WARNINGS AND PICTOGRAMS

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Dec 21, 2018

In Australia, hazardous chemicals in the workplace must be labeled according to the GHS (Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals). These internationally recognised symbols and statements enable anyone using the chemicals to quickly identify the hazards and take steps ...

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Labeling and storing hazardous chemicals LABELING AND STORING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 21, 2018

When you use, store, or handle any type of hazardous chemicals on the job site you have a legal responsibility to ensure those chemicals are correctly labeled. Hazardous chemicals labeled correctly are easy to identify and quickly alert workers to the health and physical hazards that could put their...

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HAZCHEM Essentials: Safety Data Sheets (SDS) HAZCHEM ESSENTIALS: SAFETY DATA SHEETS (SDS)

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Dec 21, 2018

This blog is all about Safety Data Sheets (SDSs): exactly what they are, how to use them, and the best way to store them on the job site. An SDS contains essential information about the chemical properties of a substance and information about how it could affect: The health and safety of your worker...

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How to use a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to identify chemical hazards HOW TO USE A SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS) TO IDENTIFY CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Dec 21, 2018

A Safety Data Sheet is an internationally recognised document that outlines the properties of hazardous chemicals. Each SDS follows a consistent and recognisable format set by the GHS, or Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals — so you’ll be able to quick...

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How to identify chemicals which are hazardous HOW TO IDENTIFY CHEMICALS WHICH ARE HAZARDOUS

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Dec 21, 2018

In order to manage the risks surrounding hazardous chemicals at your workplace, you must first identify all the chemicals that could possibly be used, stored, handled, or generated in any of your work areas or job sites. After all, you can’t control a safety risk or chemical hazard if you don&...

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Chemistry Trends You Should Know for 2019 CHEMISTRY TRENDS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR 2019

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Dec 21, 2018

Earlier this month, the American Chemical Society held a webinar about predicting the biggest advances in chemistry. A panel of scientific editors from our own C&EN editorial team, ChemRxiv, Nature, and Science discussed the hottest trends in chemistry research in 2018. They also talked about th...

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Chemicals Coalition Wants UK To Use European Legislation After Brexit CHEMICALS COALITION WANTS UK TO USE EUROPEAN LEGISLATION AFTER BREXIT

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Dec 19, 2018

When Britain leaves the European Union (EU), it will affect a huge number of industries, including chemical manufacturing and its toll processing services. That is why a coalition of British and European chemical NGOs wants the UK to still abide by legislation after Brexit. They wrote an open letter...

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Can Chemicals Manufacturing Become Greener? CAN CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING BECOME GREENER?

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Dec 19, 2018

If you’re involved in toll processing for the chemicals industry, you’ll know just how much of an energy-intensive process it can be. With all manner of industries looking for ways to become more environmentally friendly, is it time for chemical manufacturing to follow suit? One group of...

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How plastics waste recycling could transform the chemical industry HOW PLASTICS WASTE RECYCLING COULD TRANSFORM THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 19, 2018

Reusing plastics waste could become an important driver of profitability for chemical companies. Incumbent players need to make the right moves now to tap this opportunity. f plastics demand follows its current trajectory, global plastics-waste volumes would grow from 260 million tons per year in 20...

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Chemical Industry in 3D CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN 3D

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Dec 18, 2018

3D Printing is creating a revolution in manufacturing, taking it to the next paradigm, says our columnist in this issue. It has several advantages over conventional manufacturing and is expected to impact every industry. The chemical industry will be both, a provider of new generation materials need...

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Why inbound marketing is the shortest route to new business in chemicals WHY INBOUND MARKETING IS THE SHORTEST ROUTE TO NEW BUSINESS IN CHEMICALS

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Dec 18, 2018

Chemical and raw material suppliers, especially those manufacturing higher value specialty chemicals, have a long history of “reaching out” to potential customers. Whether to push new products or technologies from R&D into the market or to maintain brand awareness for mature products...

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Safe Packaging of Chemically Reactive Radioactive Waste SAFE PACKAGING OF CHEMICALLY REACTIVE RADIOACTIVE WASTE

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Dec 18, 2018

In the chemical process industry bench-scale thermal hazard testing is an effective approach to quickly collect critical safety data for process scale-up and management of change. These accepted test methods are directly relevant to the packaging, transport, and storage of radioactive waste that is ...

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Specialty Chemicals: Contending with Forces of Change SPECIALTY CHEMICALS: CONTENDING WITH FORCES OF CHANGE

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Dec 17, 2018

Over the past decade, the chemical industry has experienced increased competition, declining margins, shorter product life cycles and subsequently a strong tendency towards product commoditization. In response to these challenging circumstances, chemical companies have adjusted their portfolios towa...

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BASF Develops Pilot Products Made From Chemically Recycled Plastics BASF DEVELOPS PILOT PRODUCTS MADE FROM CHEMICALLY RECYCLED PLASTICS

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Dec 17, 2018

Chemical recycling continues to gain steam as BASF announced it has broke new ground in plastic waste recycling with its ChemCycling project. Chemical recycling provides a new way to reutilize plastic waste that is currently not recycled, such as mixed or uncleaned plastics. Depending on the region,...

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Steps Your Business Should Take Before Working With Chemicals STEPS YOUR BUSINESS SHOULD TAKE BEFORE WORKING WITH CHEMICALS

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Dec 13, 2018

The regulations surrounding the handling of chemicals in the workplace cannot be taken lightly. Regardless of the industry you work in or the type of chemicals you use, your business needs to meet a number of legal criteria to ensure the safety of everyone in your workplace. The Control of Substance...

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HAZCHEM Alert: 3 hazardous substances easily overlooked in risk assessments HAZCHEM ALERT: 3 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES EASILY OVERLOOKED IN RISK ASSESSMENTS

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Dec 13, 2018

It’s easy to determine if chemicals or substances are hazardous when they arrive at your workplace already bearing labels, GHS pictograms, and a Safety Data Sheet (SDS). You know immediately to include them in your risk assessment. This blog isn’t about those types of chemicals. It&rsquo...

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Identifying and managing hazardous chemicals generated in the workplace IDENTIFYING AND MANAGING HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS GENERATED IN THE WORKPLACE

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Dec 13, 2018

When identifying chemical hazards at your workplace you may need to conduct a risk assessment on your work processes to determine if any additional hazardous substances could be generated as by-products, waste, or residue. Because substances like welding fume, grain dust, and diesel exhaust don&rsqu...

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Does your workplace need a manifest of hazardous chemicals? DOES YOUR WORKPLACE NEED A MANIFEST OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS?

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Dec 13, 2018

A Manifest of Hazardous Chemicals is a legal document identified in Australian WHS Regulations. This blog will help you determine if you need one, (and if you do) how to prepare, and install the Manifest so you fulfil your WHS legal obligations. The Manifest of Hazardous Chemicals is also a key docu...

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A quick guide to complying with chemical exposure standards in Australia A QUICK GUIDE TO COMPLYING WITH CHEMICAL EXPOSURE STANDARDS IN AUSTRALIA

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Dec 13, 2018

This blog is a quick guide to the workplace exposure standards for airborne contaminants. It will help you understand your duties under the WHS Act and Regulations to ensure that no-one at your workplace is exposed to an airborne concentration of chemicals that exceeds the Standards. Use this articl...

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Chemical Exposure Standards: using the Hazardous Chemical Information System (HCIS) CHEMICAL EXPOSURE STANDARDS: USING THE HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM (HCIS)

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Dec 13, 2018

Chemicals used in the workplace can present health hazards to your employees and contractors as well as visiting personnel. Health hazards are the chemical properties of hazardous substances that create adverse health effects (like being toxic, corrosive, or carcinogenic). People exposed to chemical...

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How to prepare and implement a register of hazardous chemicals HOW TO PREPARE AND IMPLEMENT A REGISTER OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 13, 2018

If your workplace uses or handles hazardous chemicals you are legally required by Australian WHS Regulations to keep a register of hazardous chemicals on the job site. This blog will teach you how to prepare and install a register of hazardous chemicals that complies with the law.

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Updating your REGISTER and MANIFEST of hazardous chemicals UPDATING YOUR REGISTER AND MANIFEST OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 13, 2018

The Register and Manifest of Hazardous Chemicals are two separate documents specified by Australian Work Health and Safety (WHS) Regulations. If your workplace is required to hold either of these documents you must also make sure they are both kept up-to-date. While this blog explains the requiremen...

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UK Chemicals Sector Would Be Hurt By ‘No Deal’ Brexit UK CHEMICALS SECTOR WOULD BE HURT BY ‘NO DEAL’ BREXIT

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Dec 12, 2018

There is still much speculation about what will happen when the UK officially leaves the EU next year, with the government and many in businesses around the country preparing for a ‘no deal’ Brexit. For companies focusing on toll processing and other elements of the chemicals industry, r...

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The Future of the Chemical Industry THE FUTURE OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Dec 11, 2018

The chemical industry is in a period of significant change and readjustment. This movement represents an opportunity for industry leaders to embrace big changes to strengthen their companies’ positions and gain market share. Conversely, companies that fail to adapt to the current environment q...

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Polymers, Productivity and Policy: 3D Printing Trends in 2019 POLYMERS, PRODUCTIVITY AND POLICY: 3D PRINTING TRENDS IN 2019

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Dec 11, 2018

3D printing is a slow revolution. But it is a revolution regardless when you consider what the technology does: saving lives, enabling new business models, redefining how we design products. But none of that happened overnight. The revolutionary nature of 3D printing grew over decades, formed on a f...

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Chemical Business Cycle Resilience Opens Wide Window For Investment CHEMICAL BUSINESS CYCLE RESILIENCE OPENS WIDE WINDOW FOR INVESTMENT

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Dec 10, 2018

Over the last several years, there have been fundamental shifts at play that have prolonged the favorable conditions the chemical industry has been enjoying, triggering an unprecedented wave of investment in new capacity globally. However, as the pace of change in downstream markets accelerates, pre...

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Working with suppliers and contractors to minimise chemical hazards WORKING WITH SUPPLIERS AND CONTRACTORS TO MINIMISE CHEMICAL HAZARDS

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Dec 10, 2018

The risks surrounding hazardous chemicals can be difficult to define and often have multiple layers because many different parties contribute to the hazards. A delivery driver from an LPG supply company causes an explosion by recklessly throwing cylinders over the side of a truck; a contract enginee...

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HAZCHEM Alert: understanding the chemical exposure standards at your job site HAZCHEM ALERT: UNDERSTANDING THE CHEMICAL EXPOSURE STANDARDS AT YOUR JOB SITE

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Dec 10, 2018

Most chemical exposure in the workplace occurs when workers inhale vapours, fumes, dusts, and gases. This blog will help you understand chemical exposure limits set by Safe Work Australia and defined in the legal document Workplace Exposure Standard for Airborne Contaminants. We’ll outline wha...

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Hazardous Chemicals: helping workers understand their WHS responsibilities HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: HELPING WORKERS UNDERSTAND THEIR WHS RESPONSIBILITIES

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Dec 09, 2018

Your workers have a duty to stay safe at work and not behave in a way that could affect either their own health and safety, or the health and safety of others. But the responsibility is two-fold, as workers must also be properly trained and supervised. This blog identifies the overall health and saf...

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HAZCHEM Safety: consulting your workers HAZCHEM SAFETY: CONSULTING YOUR WORKERS

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Dec 09, 2018

When your organisation uses, handles, or stores hazardous chemicals you have a duty (and legal obligation) to consult with the workers who actually use the chemicals and carry out the work. These are the people directly affected by the WHS decisions and control measures you decide to introduce; and ...

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Using a risk management methodology to manage risks associated with hazardous chemicals USING A RISK MANAGEMENT METHODOLOGY TO MANAGE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS

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Dec 09, 2018

A chemical risk management methodology is a systemised approach to minimising (or completely eliminating) the harm caused by hazardous chemicals at your workplace. In this blog we’ll walk you through four essential steps which quickly show you you how the methodology works to get your workplac...

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Who is responsible for hazardous chemicals and safety at your workplace? WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND SAFETY AT YOUR WORKPLACE?

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Dec 09, 2018

Many thousands of workers around Australia have been injured or permanently disabled from accidents involving hazardous chemicals — in NSW alone in a span of just 4 years 6,500 workers were injured. And across the entire country (2003-2016) 30 people died from chemical related injuries, 17 of ...

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New Problems Require New Solutions In Chemical Manufacturing NEW PROBLEMS REQUIRE NEW SOLUTIONS IN CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Dec 06, 2018

The US chemical industry is characterized by process-based manufacturing, high capital intensity, and long investment cycles. Over the longer term, capital is deployed for R&D or capacity expansion, while, over the shorter term, resources are targeted to increase productivity and reduce costs. T...

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How Digital Transformation is Bringing Order to the Chemicals Industry HOW DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IS BRINGING ORDER TO THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Dec 05, 2018

Markets are extremely volatile, all it takes is a look at one of the most important commodities in the world–crude oil to see this. Since the all-time high of $160.72 a barrel in June 2008, prices have fluctuated immensely; falling to as low as $35.64 a barrel in January 2016. As of September ...

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Uses Of Chemicals On Regular Basis USES OF CHEMICALS ON REGULAR BASIS

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Dec 03, 2018

We are surrounded by chemicals all around. Whatever we do we will be in the contact of chemicals like breathing, eating, bathing, cooking, cleaning, makeup applying, treating diseases etc. This list seems never-ending, we are using chemical or chemical based products from morning to night. Sodium Ca...

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Researchers in Chemical Engineering develop next generation of multi-functional precision polymer RESEARCHERS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEVELOP NEXT GENERATION OF MULTI-FUNCTIONAL PRECISION POLYMER

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Dec 03, 2018

Published today in Nature Chemistry these sequence-defined polymers are the first of their kind to be reported, and have been created by coupling a novel liquid-phase iterative synthesis to size-exclusion membrane nanofiltration technology, producing a monodisperse polyether with over 98% chain puri...

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Physiochemical hazards: safe chemical handling to prevent injuries, deaths, and property damage PHYSIOCHEMICAL HAZARDS: SAFE CHEMICAL HANDLING TO PREVENT INJURIES, DEATHS, AND PROPERTY DAMAGE

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Dec 03, 2018

Hazardous chemicals have physical hazards that can immediately cause the death or injury to your workers, damage property; or harm the environment. When these physical hazards (like being flammable, explosive, or reactive) are combined with incorrect storage and inappropriate handling techniques, a ...

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Specialty Chemicals: An Emerging Mega-trend SPECIALTY CHEMICALS: AN EMERGING MEGA-TREND

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Dec 03, 2018

The $25 billion Indian specialty chemicals industry has delivered 13% growth over the past five years, led by domestic consumption, according to industry reports. Experts are betting on specialty chemicals as one of the next mega-trends, and the industry is expected to reach $70 billion by 2020. The...

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Brexit and the Chemical Industry BREXIT AND THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 29, 2018

With Brexit negotiations well underway, a cloud of ambiguity continues to overshadow the Chemical industry, as it remains unclear whether it will be a soft departure, or a hard exit. Regardless, deal or no deal, with the UK chemical industry Britain’s second largest exporter to EU*, Brexit is ...

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Chemical logistics – where’s the innovation? CHEMICAL LOGISTICS – WHERE’S THE INNOVATION?

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Nov 28, 2018

The chemical sector is not known for its ground breaking ideas, at least when it comes to designing supply chains. To illustrate this, take a look at Gartner’s 2018 ‘Supply Chain Top 25’. Only one chemical company appears on the list. Now while some might argue that the criteria us...

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China: An overview of opportunities for UK plastics companies CHINA: AN OVERVIEW OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR UK PLASTICS COMPANIES

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Nov 28, 2018

With the Department of International Trade (DIT) expected to announce grant availability at the end of November, there is still opportunity to participate in Chinaplas 2019, taking part next May. Here, Justyna Elliott of the BPF writes exclusively for BP&R on the opportunities China holds for UK...

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Measuring Big Pharma’s Chemical Dependency MEASURING BIG PHARMA’S CHEMICAL DEPENDENCY

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Nov 28, 2018

Here at Calcbench, high-quality data is what makes us feel hale and healthy. For everyone else, however, today we’re going to take a quick look at sales of blockbuster drugs in the pharmaceutical industry. We first identified all listed pharmaceutical and life sciences firms in our database. T...

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HOW WILL THE USE OF ANALYTICS BENEFIT THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY? HOW WILL THE USE OF ANALYTICS BENEFIT THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Nov 28, 2018

The chemical industry contributes to almost every manufactured product, in one way or the other. The industry engages in activities that converts petroleum and natural gas into intermediate materials, which are ultimately converted into daily use products. The global chemical industry employs almost...

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Gaining Strategic Advantage In Chemicals With Digital Transformation GAINING STRATEGIC ADVANTAGE IN CHEMICALS WITH DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

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Nov 28, 2018

Innovation provides a competitive advantage in the chemical industry as with any market – independent of industry or product. And chemicals companies are innovating. But the accelerating rate of innovation must be enabled and supported by highly efficient operations which are also agile in nat...

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UK Chemical Industry Outlook – 2019 UK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OUTLOOK – 2019

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Nov 27, 2018

In our previous chemical industry outlook article, we wrote that a ‘business as usual’ mindset had been adopted, which had started to mean that capex plans had begun to progress once more after a period of stagnation. Currently, Brexit looms as a huge risk to the UK chemical sector in 20...

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

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Nov 27, 2018

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

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CIAC welcomes Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste CIAC WELCOMES STRATEGY ON ZERO PLASTIC WASTE

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Nov 26, 2018

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) welcomed the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment’s (CCME) Strategy on Zero Plastic Waste released Friday, November 23. CIAC supports the urgency expressed, the clear goals and the comprehensive strategy that recognizes the distin...

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Chemical Security: Unfinished Business in Washington is Risky Business CHEMICAL SECURITY: UNFINISHED BUSINESS IN WASHINGTON IS RISKY BUSINESS

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Nov 26, 2018

There are many things Congress must address before it is set to adjourn but none can be more urgent than passing legislation to preserve one of the nation’s most important anti-terrorism programs, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS). Chemistry is the lifeblood of our economy...

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New Lease Accounting Rules: Is Your Plastics Processing Business Ready? NEW LEASE ACCOUNTING RULES: IS YOUR PLASTICS PROCESSING BUSINESS READY?

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Nov 23, 2018

As plastics processors ride the wave of recent record growth to contemplate new technology and machinery for their businesses, they should also consider upcoming changes to lease accounting rules. These new rules, released in 2016 by the U.S. Financial Accounting Standards Board, take effect for pub...

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What Are the Different Types of Plastic? WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF PLASTIC?

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Nov 22, 2018

PET is a widely used plastic material that's lightweight, strong and often transparent. It's common in food packaging, including plastic water bottles, and also in fabrics, such as polyester. Sometimes a product will be labeled with rPET, which means the material used in the product is recyc...

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2018-2019 Trends in The Chemical Industry 2018-2019 TRENDS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 22, 2018

In the past, the chemical industry has been slow to invest in technology as a business differentiator. But times are changing. According to the experts at PWC, “the chemical industry may finally be approaching a tipping point, prodded by accelerating technology advances, which are shaping cust...

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Value Creation in Chemicals 2018 VALUE CREATION IN CHEMICALS 2018

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Nov 21, 2018

Benefiting from better performance in certain geographies and subsectors, the overall chemical industry has surpassed some other industries in shareholder returns. But there is huge variation in returns from firm to firm, underscoring the need for companies to pursue the strategies and end markets t...

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Landmark achievement for the chemical industry LANDMARK ACHIEVEMENT FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Nov 20, 2018

REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment. It’s a process that has taken 10 years to register all chemicals used in the European Union. In May 2018 all chemicals produced and imported into the EU and EEA ...

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9 Frequently Asked Questions About Welding Plastics 9 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WELDING PLASTICS

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Nov 19, 2018

Many people automatically think of metal when the topic of welding is introduced, but welding plastics is actually commonplace. This is the recommended solution for our clients in industries such as medical devices, life sciences and semiconductors. Because plastics are generally lighter in weight t...

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Dangerous Chemicals Are Found in Popular CBD Products DANGEROUS CHEMICALS ARE FOUND IN POPULAR CBD PRODUCTS

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Nov 19, 2018

Several products from a leading brand of CBD vaping liquids contain a chemical that’s been linked to emergency room admissions and even death, according to a study published this month in Forensic Science International. Researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University found that the products, a...

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Plastic recycling takes centre stage for consumer brands PLASTIC RECYCLING TAKES CENTRE STAGE FOR CONSUMER BRANDS

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Nov 19, 2018

Ongoing coverage of plastic pollution has pressured well-known consumer brands manufacturers to increase their commitment to sustainable packaging, and recycling has been one of the items near the top of their agendas. In April, Unilever announced a partnership with a start-up company, Ionia, which ...

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The Truth Behind 7 Myths About Specialty Chemicals THE TRUTH BEHIND 7 MYTHS ABOUT SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

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Nov 15, 2018

Makers of specialty chemicals face a number challenges when it comes to developing and manufacturing products, from designing and building facilities that allow them to perform their work efficiently and effectively, to meeting environmental health and safety requirements. Another issue they must wr...

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Machine learning in the Chemicals industry: Lyondellbasell MACHINE LEARNING IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY: LYONDELLBASELL

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Nov 14, 2018

Lyondellbasell (LYB) is an integrated Chemicals company, with significant market positions in all major organic materials (example products include plastics and color dyes) and across the value chain from R&D to manufacturing to sales. As the chemicals industry begins to adopt digital innovation...

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Using Digitalization to Improve Chemical Industry Maintenance Performance USING DIGITALIZATION TO IMPROVE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY MAINTENANCE PERFORMANCE

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Nov 14, 2018

Digitalization can improve chemical industry maintenance performance and give companies who embrace technology a decided advantage in today’s globally competitive environment. Digitalization may be a confusing word for many chemical companies. A straightforward definition is that digitalizatio...

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Digital Transformation of the Chemical Industry enables sustainable operations DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ENABLES SUSTAINABLE OPERATIONS

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Nov 14, 2018

In today’s highly regulated and competitive environment, chemical companies must look beyond traditional industrial conventions and business norms and focus on achieving the desired outcomes to remain sustainable, via digital transformation. For many companies, this need is reinforced as compe...

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Sustainability in the Workplace: How to Reduce the Use of Plastic SUSTAINABILITY IN THE WORKPLACE: HOW TO REDUCE THE USE OF PLASTIC

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Nov 14, 2018

With the environment now a focal point across the country, all manner of businesses are stepping up efforts to reduce the use of harmful plastics. Whether it’s museums, offices, schools or sports centres, workplaces are becoming more aware of the impact that plastic is having on the planet. Th...

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How to Identify Chemical Hazards in the Workplace HOW TO IDENTIFY CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Nov 14, 2018

The term ‘chemical hazard’ applies to any occupational hazard that exists through exposure to chemicals in the workplace. Chemicals in the workplace can pose a significant health risk to your employees in many ways – for example if they are incorrectly handled, or not stored in saf...

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Changes in the Distribution of Specialty Chemicals CHANGES IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF SPECIALTY CHEMICALS

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Nov 14, 2018

The specialties chemical distribution sector has seen enormous growth in recent years, leading to significant changes in how distribution functions. The major change to distribution networks has involved around how to cope with the enormity of the demand driven by high levels of growth in emerging e...

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6 Things You Need to Know to Reduce Chemical Spills 6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO REDUCE CHEMICAL SPILLS

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Nov 14, 2018

Avoiding chemical spills should be a priority for every workplace. This is especially true when the risk of spillage is high or when several drops of a dangerous substance can send workers to the emergency room. In addition to the strict OSHA regulations that must be followed when handling hazardous...

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Recycling plastics: are you doing it wrong? RECYCLING PLASTICS: ARE YOU DOING IT WRONG?

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Nov 13, 2018

Recycling plastic items is an easy and small way that individuals can live more sustainably, and help to stop plastic from ending up in landfill and polluting our oceans and waterways. While recycling is easy, research from the Australian Plastics Recycling Survey 2016-17 found that out of the 3,513...

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Chemical Safety Crosses The Global Chemical Safety Frontier CHEMICAL SAFETY CROSSES THE GLOBAL CHEMICAL SAFETY FRONTIER

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Nov 13, 2018

Environmental best practices and corporate stewardship are, not surprisingly, important globally. Building upon the education of environmental awareness, bettering safety regulations and business practices for the handling of hazardous materials, and the general proactive habits of creating a safer ...

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CHEMICAL SAFETY INTRODUCES LATEST VERSION: EMS 7 CHEMICAL SAFETY INTRODUCES LATEST VERSION: EMS 7

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Nov 13, 2018

Chemical Safety is excited to announce the release of EMS 7 coming in early 2019. In a rapidly changing world of technology innovations, being able to quickly and efficiently navigate through software is at the cusp of consumer needs and tech requirements. Chemical Safety’s aim above all else ...

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Plastics: Issues, Impacts and Alternatives PLASTICS: ISSUES, IMPACTS AND ALTERNATIVES

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Nov 13, 2018

We know we need to wean ourselves off our plastic habit, which is going to be hard, given it is such an amazing product; light, durable and cheap. Construction is the second largest consumer of plastics behind retail. Single use packaging is estimated to be a third of mixed waste leaving site. Much ...

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Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics CREATING A CIRCULAR ECONOMY FOR PLASTICS

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Nov 12, 2018

A circular economy is restorative and regenerative by design. This means materials constantly flow around a ‘closed loop’ system, rather than being used once and then discarded. In the case of plastic, this means simultaneously keeping the value of plastics in the economy, without leakag...

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AI shows the way to efficient chemical production AI SHOWS THE WAY TO EFFICIENT CHEMICAL PRODUCTION

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Nov 12, 2018

Innovation and the use of technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, IoT (Internet of Things), big data analytics and mobility are changing processes and business models across all industry verticals and the chemicals and petrochemicals industries are no exceptions. In this ar...

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4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT POLYSTYRENE 4 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT POLYSTYRENE

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Nov 12, 2018

Polystyrene is a type of polymer with thermoplastic properties. It comes in different shapes and forms and is used in different applications from packaging to building insulation. Here are some interesting facts you may know or don’t know about polystyrene. Polystyrene is made of 95 per cent a...

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The Best Inventory System for Chemical Storage in 2019! THE BEST INVENTORY SYSTEM FOR CHEMICAL STORAGE IN 2019!

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Nov 12, 2018

“It’s becoming difficult to keep track of current levels of inventory.” “ We also need to do a better job of tracking chemical waste disposal.” “ It is really hard to manage the incompatible chemicals.” As a chemical warehouse manager, have you ever found yo...

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Uncertainty in the EU chemicals industry as the Brexit deadline approaches. UNCERTAINTY IN THE EU CHEMICALS INDUSTRY AS THE BREXIT DEADLINE APPROACHES.

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Nov 12, 2018

In a referendum on 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted in favor of leaving the European Union (EU). On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw from the European Union, prompting a negotiating process to establish a Withdra...

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IT’S ALL IN THE FORMULA: DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICAL AND PHARMA LOGISTICS IT’S ALL IN THE FORMULA: DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICAL AND PHARMA LOGISTICS

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Nov 10, 2018

Digitalization is no news in logistics. However, chemical and pharma logistics, in particular, still lag behind the possibilities. Digitalization is everywhere these days. In logistics, however, this isn’t exactly news because without digitalization it would be nearly impossible to move goods ...

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eCommerce for Chemical Distributors: The Time is Now ECOMMERCE FOR CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS: THE TIME IS NOW

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Nov 10, 2018

The overall digitization transformation in the chemical industry demonstrates the capacity to move beyond the current growth and productivity levels and deliver value in terms of innovation, increased reliability, and efficiency. However, perceived negatives, fear of more competition, lower market s...

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Preparing for a no-deal Brexit: Chemicals and REACH regulations PREPARING FOR A NO-DEAL BREXIT: CHEMICALS AND REACH REGULATIONS

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Nov 08, 2018

Industrially-produced chemicals form an important industry, and chemical feedstocks are vital to the products and conveniences of the wider economy and modern society. Scotland has over 200 chemicals companies which export more than £4 billion a year and directly employ 10,000 people, accordin...

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4 Tips for Cleaning a Chemical Spill in the Workplace - Without Making It Worse 4 TIPS FOR CLEANING A CHEMICAL SPILL IN THE WORKPLACE - WITHOUT MAKING IT WORSE

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Nov 07, 2018

Whether you are dealing with a widespread spill on the scale of Deepwater Horizon, or a few drips from a leaking pump seal, every spill must be cleaned up. But did you know using the wrong absorbent material may make the situation worse? Some spills are flammable, others are not. Some spills are cor...

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Environment Exposure to Microplastics and Affiliated Toxic Chemicals ENVIRONMENT EXPOSURE TO MICROPLASTICS AND AFFILIATED TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Nov 07, 2018

Can you imagine our beautiful planet becoming a “plastic planet”? In the BBC documentary film Blue Planet II, members of the producing team noted that plastic waste is ubiquitously floating in the sea, including fishing lines, plastic packages, and plastic bottles. Marine organisms can b...

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“Infinitely” Recyclable Polymer Could Offer Endless Opportunities for Green Plastics “INFINITELY” RECYCLABLE POLYMER COULD OFFER ENDLESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR GREEN PLASTICS

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Nov 07, 2018

Building on work they first unveiled in 2015, a team of Colorado State University (CSU) researchers has discovered what they call an “infinitely” recyclable polymer that could offer the considerable future potential for more efficient plastic recycling. Many plastics require multiple che...

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Chemicals Trends 2018-19 CHEMICALS TRENDS 2018-19

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Nov 06, 2018

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

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Brexit and impact on chemicals industry: an update BREXIT AND IMPACT ON CHEMICALS INDUSTRY: AN UPDATE

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Nov 06, 2018

On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum to decide whether the UK should leave or remain in the EU. Leave won by 51.9% to 48.1%. On 29 March 2017, Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was invoked and gave both parties two years to agree the terms of Brexit. This means that the UK is scheduled to leave a...

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Measuring High- and Low-Density Content in Polyethylene Blends MEASURING HIGH- AND LOW-DENSITY CONTENT IN POLYETHYLENE BLENDS

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Nov 06, 2018

Polyethylene (PE) is a polymer used to make many everyday items such as milk jugs, grocery bags, films and more. There are primarily three grades of PE: high-density polyethylene (HDPE), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE). Each grade has its own set of mecha...

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The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Procurement Excellence in Chemicals THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO ACHIEVING PROCUREMENT EXCELLENCE IN CHEMICALS

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Nov 05, 2018

As solution manager for procurement for the chemical industry I am often asked about future trends and updates for our industry. It’s not news that the chemical industry is undergoing a major transformation through mergers and acquisitions, changing market dynamics and nonlinear supply chains....

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The Changing Face of Plastics Recycling THE CHANGING FACE OF PLASTICS RECYCLING

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Nov 05, 2018

The airing of the BBC’s Blue Planet II documentary in September 2017 is seen by many as the catalyst that stimulated significant action regards the way we use, reuse and dispose of plastics. Paul Fears from Bunting Magnetics looks at the proposed measures and asks what change is needed to make...

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2019: Inspectors Prepare for EU-wide Check of Chemicals Sold on the Internet 2019: INSPECTORS PREPARE FOR EU-WIDE CHECK OF CHEMICALS SOLD ON THE INTERNET

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Nov 05, 2018

EU inspectors are preparing an EU-wide enforcement project of chemicals sold on the internet. Preparatory work for Inspections will be undertaken in 2019 and carried out in 2020, with the report expected to be published by the end of 2021. The project will likely include restrictions and labeling du...

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3 Major Reasons the Chemical Industry is Going Digital 3 MAJOR REASONS THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS GOING DIGITAL

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Nov 05, 2018

Digital technology and the data it creates and manages are bringing tremendous growth and transformation to the chemicals industry. The chemicals sector is really a group of industries, from base chemicals, beauty products, and paints, to fragrances and more. But one thing they share is the pressure...

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Telltale Signs Your Chemical Enterprise Needs a Modern Business Management System TELLTALE SIGNS YOUR CHEMICAL ENTERPRISE NEEDS A MODERN BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

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Nov 05, 2018

We understand that businesses in the chemical industry are under great pressure to stay competitive while complying with a wide range of challenges, from government regulations, a global competition to pricing. Particularly, access to the information required for government compliance (including SAR...

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The chemical sector needs to start thinking about its customers THE CHEMICAL SECTOR NEEDS TO START THINKING ABOUT ITS CUSTOMERS

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Oct 30, 2018

In terms of production, chemical companies have long understood how to get the most out of their assets. However, it’s fair to say that when it comes to understanding customer needs they are playing catch-up. This lack of focus means chemical companies are often burdened with high logistics an...

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Leveraging B2B eCommerce Opportunities in Chemical Distribution LEVERAGING B2B ECOMMERCE OPPORTUNITIES IN CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTION

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Oct 30, 2018

Gone are the days when eCommerce only meant being able to place an order online, and as we covered in a previous post, chemical distributors should at least be evaluating if eCommerce is right for their specific business model, as companies like Amazon, with logistical strength, may start to become ...

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From Crude Oil to Chemicals | Back to the fundamentals FROM CRUDE OIL TO CHEMICALS | BACK TO THE FUNDAMENTALS

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Oct 30, 2018

An announcement by ExxonMobil in 2013 confirmed that its new steam cracker at its refining and petrochemical complex in Singapore could process an unprecedented range of feedstocks – including crude oil. Two years later, the creation of a joint agreement between Saudi Aramco, CB&I and Chev...

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Top Chemicals and Materials Companies Leading Innovation TOP CHEMICALS AND MATERIALS COMPANIES LEADING INNOVATION

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Oct 29, 2018

While the chemicals and materials industry is centuries old, it still requires innovation, particularly in using new digital technologies to drive growth in the face of market challenges. To help understand the role innovation plays at top companies in the industry, we compiled the Lux Competitive B...

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Chemical industry has started to embrace the new digitization transformation with full interest CHEMICAL INDUSTRY HAS STARTED TO EMBRACE THE NEW DIGITIZATION TRANSFORMATION WITH FULL INTEREST

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Oct 25, 2018

Chemical companies are quickly adapting to the digital world. The importance of products, equipment, and personnel is well understood, and the transformational change has begun its journey. However, this change also brings some challenges: Internal to the organization related to operations and resou...

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Chemical Contract Manufacturing With Chemical Solutions CHEMICAL CONTRACT MANUFACTURING WITH CHEMICAL SOLUTIONS

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Oct 25, 2018

As one of Australia’s leading chemical contract manufacturing specialists, we provide a great range of services that can be used strategically, offering businesses significant cost-savings and quality products. In addition to utilising our experience with dangerous goods handling, we have the ...

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Container Management: Chemical Industry Add-on for Sage X3 (Enterprise Management) CONTAINER MANAGEMENT: CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ADD-ON FOR SAGE X3 (ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT)

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Oct 25, 2018

In an effort to address the unique business requirements of the chemical manufacturing and distribution industry Net@Work has developed an all-inclusive container tracking & management solution, which has been developed as a critical component of the Net@Work ERP Chemical Add-on for Sage X3 (Ent...

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8 Steps to Handling a laboratory Chemical Spill 8 STEPS TO HANDLING A LABORATORY CHEMICAL SPILL

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Oct 25, 2018

Careful handling, storing and good laboratory practices in the use of laboratory chemicals will significantly reduce the occurrence of spills. However, despite laboratory best practice, chemical spills are not uncommon. Luckily, most chemical spills can be safely cleaned up by trained laboratory per...

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How will chemicals be regulated (REACH) in a no-deal Brexit? HOW WILL CHEMICALS BE REGULATED (REACH) IN A NO-DEAL BREXIT?

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Oct 24, 2018

A change in governance usually results in updates to legislation; which in turn impacts on business and the broader community - often bringing with it an administrative burden. In these instances, preparation is key. The sooner you're informed about a relevant legislative update, the sooner you ...

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How to get started with green chemistry HOW TO GET STARTED WITH GREEN CHEMISTRY

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Oct 24, 2018

I recently saw a glimpse of my younger self. I met a college student who was just hearing about green chemistry for the first time. The excitement was in his eyes. He was hooked as several leaders in green chemistry were excitedly deluging him with information and ideas. This student was asking for ...

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What are the implications of trade wars for polymer pricing and availability? WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF TRADE WARS FOR POLYMER PRICING AND AVAILABILITY?

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Oct 23, 2018

The ‘Trump Administration’, through its protectionist trade policies, is bringing a new dimension to the global plastics market. Whilst Donald Trump is a controversial figure, and not necessarily well-liked at home or abroad, he is widely credited for the recent revival of the US economy...

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The Next Group of Chemical Substances for Risk Evaluation Under Toxic Substances Control Act THE NEXT GROUP OF CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES FOR RISK EVALUATION UNDER TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT

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Oct 23, 2018

On September 28, 2018, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took its first steps in identifying the next group of chemicals for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). In this action, the EPA published a document entitled “A Working Approach for Identifying Pot...

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Digitalization of Procurement in the Chemical Industry DIGITALIZATION OF PROCUREMENT IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 22, 2018

Our individual lives have gone digital; one wonders how anyone can survive without a mobile phone and the internet, e-commerce, and social media. Digitalization offers unimaginable opportunities for chemical companies and helps solve the most daunting of challenges faced by the procurement departmen...

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Making Use of Every Molecule: Chemistry’s contributions to interior design highlighted in new issue of i+D magazine MAKING USE OF EVERY MOLECULE: CHEMISTRY’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO INTERIOR DESIGN HIGHLIGHTED IN NEW ISSUE OF I+D MAGAZINE

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Oct 22, 2018

The sustainable green chemistry movement transforms molecules, moving beyond the lab to create a wide array of innovative interior products. “Making Use of Every Molecule,” an article in the latest issue of i+D magazine, the official magazine of the American Society of Interior Designers...

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Safely Working with Chemicals: PPE Essentials SAFELY WORKING WITH CHEMICALS: PPE ESSENTIALS

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Oct 20, 2018

Employees working with hazardous chemicals risk exposure to corrosive or toxic splashes, temperature extremes, and harmful fumes. The dangers can be immediate or long-term, with symptoms of exposure or ingestion not always readily apparent. An important safeguard when working with hazardous chemical...

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The Best Inventory Tracking Software for Chemical Storage THE BEST INVENTORY TRACKING SOFTWARE FOR CHEMICAL STORAGE

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Oct 20, 2018

Effective chemical storage requires a rigorous approach to health and safety. Keeping accurate and up-to-date records is not only a vital component of safe chemical storage, they also help to efficiently manage inventory. It’s important to have complete and updated chemical storage records at ...

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Chemical Science symposia on sustainable energy CHEMICAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIA ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

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Oct 19, 2018

Registration is now open for our Chemical Science symposia, which are to be held in two locations in China (Harbin and Xiamen) in December. The NSFC-RSC International Symposium on Energy Chemistry will be held in Harbin, China from 7th-9th of December, you can register now here. The Chemical Science...

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Plastics’ Integral Role in Building and Construction PLASTICS’ INTEGRAL ROLE IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION

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Oct 18, 2018

Plastics’ versatility makes them a must-have material in building and construction. Their wide functionality offers distinct advantages over many other traditional building materials in terms of resistance to weathering, flexibility for many uses and lower costs.

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CHEMICAL SAFETY: 4 WAYS TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES CHEMICAL SAFETY: 4 WAYS TO PROTECT EMPLOYEES

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Oct 18, 2018

More than 32 million workers (more than 20% of the entire U.S. workforce) are exposed to hazardous chemical products in the workplace. According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), 650,000 different chemicals are present in more than 3 million American workplaces. Hazardou...

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How Monitoring Asset Health in Chemical Companies Improves Production HOW MONITORING ASSET HEALTH IN CHEMICAL COMPANIES IMPROVES PRODUCTION

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Oct 18, 2018

Asset management is a big challenge in the chemicals industry. Companies own many large complex systems and they need to be heavily monitored: Assets normally run all day and all night, every day of the year; each has its own specific parameters, like temperature, humidity, and pressure, that need t...

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Are you acting on your Data, in Real Time? The Chemical Industry and Business Intelligence ARE YOU ACTING ON YOUR DATA, IN REAL TIME? THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AND BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE

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Oct 17, 2018

For the Chemical Industry or any enterprise, utilizing Business Intelligence (BI) offers a way to translate the millions of data points from operations into insights that can help leaders manage and grow the business. The whole BI domain encompasses a wide range of applications, tools, and methodolo...

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HOW TARIFFS ARE AFFECTING THE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INDUSTRY HOW TARIFFS ARE AFFECTING THE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Oct 17, 2018

The U.S. chemicals industry, one of the country’s largest manufacturing industries, has experienced difficulties from the administration’s new tariff policy. The Trump administration has enacted $200 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese products, and China’s response to these tariff...

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Top Tips for Emergency Procedures in the Chemical Logistics Network TOP TIPS FOR EMERGENCY PROCEDURES IN THE CHEMICAL LOGISTICS NETWORK

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Oct 16, 2018

Have Emergency Procedures in place to prevent catastrophic accidents, such as spill or leaks while handling hazardous materials in your chemical logistics network. In today’s post, we continue our quest to educate chemical logistics professionals with ‘Safety First’ processes and p...

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Potential risks of customizing a generic ERP to the chemical industry POTENTIAL RISKS OF CUSTOMIZING A GENERIC ERP TO THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 16, 2018

When your chemical manufacturing company is looking to improve operational efficiency and supply chain transparency, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution is usually a prudent choice. However, when it comes to ERP selection, there are potential risks in choosing the wrong system. What&rsquo...

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Concerns about chemicals and plastics CONCERNS ABOUT CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS

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Oct 16, 2018

A large number of chemicals are used in the production of plastic materials such as polyethylene, polycarbonates, polystyrene or PVC, ranging from the monomers that make up the plastic polymer itself, to a wide range of additives used, for example to soften plastic, colour it or make it less flammab...

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A PETROCHEMICAL BOOM COULD GO BUST WITH MORE TRADE TARIFFS A PETROCHEMICAL BOOM COULD GO BUST WITH MORE TRADE TARIFFS

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Oct 16, 2018

One of America’s major strengths when it comes to the economy and global trade is our petrochemical industry, which produces the building blocks used in manufacturing supply chains across the globe. Abundant feedstocks of domestic natural gas and oil, a highly skilled workforce, a competitive ...

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The age of platforms brings threats and opportunities for the chemical industry THE AGE OF PLATFORMS BRINGS THREATS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 15, 2018

While platforms have re-shaped industry after industry, one that has escaped is the chemical industry. Within this huge global industry, only a small number of platforms have emerged – such as Monsanto’s FieldView and John Deere’s platform in agro-chemicals, one of the business seg...

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Petrochemicals must face up to multiple challenges PETROCHEMICALS MUST FACE UP TO MULTIPLE CHALLENGES

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Oct 14, 2018

Europe’s petrochemical sector must prepare now for the trade war, US start-ups, Brexit and the circular economy, as I discuss in this interview with Will Beacham of ICIS news at the European Petrochemical Association Conference. With higher tariff barriers going up between the US and China, th...

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Capitalizing on Digital Innovation in the Chemicals Industry Part 1: Challenges CAPITALIZING ON DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY PART 1: CHALLENGES

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Oct 10, 2018

Today, chemical manufacturers are on the verge of being disrupted by digital and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technologies. Incumbents are quickly realizing that in order to address the next wave of opportunity, they will have to shift from a historic “operations-driven” focus to...

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Electrochemistry made easy with continuous flow chemistry techniques ELECTROCHEMISTRY MADE EASY WITH CONTINUOUS FLOW CHEMISTRY TECHNIQUES

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Oct 10, 2018

Electrochemistry has a huge potential to offer synthetic organic chemists. The use of electrochemistry in modern laboratories, however, is generally quite low. This is largely due to the absence of suitable equipment that allows non-electrochemists a ‘convenient’ method to carry out this...

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Petrochemicals to Influence Future Oil Demand More than Cars, Trucks and Aviation PETROCHEMICALS TO INFLUENCE FUTURE OIL DEMAND MORE THAN CARS, TRUCKS AND AVIATION

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Oct 10, 2018

A report just released by the International Energy Agency states that mankind will soon be using more oil for making petrochemicals than it uses to make fuel. While most petrochemical oil is used on generating energy for chemical production, much is also used as a raw chemical feedstock. As the petr...

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Amazon announces new policy to restrict toxic chemicals AMAZON ANNOUNCES NEW POLICY TO RESTRICT TOXIC CHEMICALS

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Oct 10, 2018

On October 5, Amazon issued its first-ever public safer chemicals policy. The policy includes restrictions on dozens of toxic phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde releasers, nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs), triclosan, and toluene in its private brand baby, household cleaning, personal care, and beauty ...

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Regulatory compliance is easier with chemical industry ERP software REGULATORY COMPLIANCE IS EASIER WITH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY ERP SOFTWARE

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Oct 09, 2018

The chemical industry is one of the most highly regulated, with federal and global mandates dictating specific processes and monitoring to ensure worker and public safety. Failure to comply with the wide range of applicable regulations can have costly ramifications for chemical makers. Choosing an e...

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Hokkaido University launches the Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICRD) HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES THE INSTITUTE FOR CHEMICAL REACTION DESIGN AND DISCOVERY (ICRD)

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Oct 09, 2018

Selected to be a part of the World Premier International Research Center Initiative (WPI) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan, Hokkaido University will launch the “Institute for Chemical Reaction Design and Discovery (ICRD)” in October 20...

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Will the Petrochemical industry be the saviour of the Oil & Gas industry? WILL THE PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY BE THE SAVIOUR OF THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY?

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Oct 09, 2018

The growth and increasing consumer acceptance of electric vehicles and the rise of renewable energy technology will put a significant dent in the global demand for oil. So much so, that some industry commentators have posed electric vehicles and clean tech as forming an existential threat to the Oil...

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Chemical Consumption Forecasting with EMS CHEMICAL CONSUMPTION FORECASTING WITH EMS

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Oct 08, 2018

Saving money is a top priority no matter which industry your organization is a part. In the world of chemical usage and management, it may only come second to focus on safety. Chemical Safety Software addresses both matters as a critical concern. We place nearly as much emphasis in our system on red...

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The Impact of Brexit on Chemical Management THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

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Oct 08, 2018

Trade union Prospect warns that a no-deal Brexit raises safety fears for the chemical sector. According to Prospect, ‘chemical chaos’ could arise due to uncertainty for the industry and its employees. So, how has Brexit sparked concerns over the UK’s chemical trade? While the Healt...

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Going beyond the round-bottom flask: how to automate your chemistry GOING BEYOND THE ROUND-BOTTOM FLASK: HOW TO AUTOMATE YOUR CHEMISTRY

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Oct 08, 2018

Speaking from experience, chemists tend to be creatures of habit – myself included – requiring a relatively high level of activation energy to make changes to methodology and/or technology. This is highlighted by the fact that synthetic methods and tools have remained largely unchanged o...

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5 KEY TIPS FOR CHEMICAL GLOVE SAFETY 5 KEY TIPS FOR CHEMICAL GLOVE SAFETY

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Oct 08, 2018

Selecting the right chemical protective gloves for your employees can be a challenging exercise. According to the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) registry, there are more than 60 million registered chemicals and even in a typical production process or production facility, many different chemicals a...

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3 Elements of Maintenance Success in the Chemical Industry 3 ELEMENTS OF MAINTENANCE SUCCESS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Oct 05, 2018

The chemical industry is comprised of many segments with diverse and complex operations, which can make a standardized maintenance approach challenging. Batch operation chemical plants typically have more frequent opportunities for preventive maintenance activities, which can provide greater flexibi...

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7 things to keep in mind when adopting flow chemistry 7 THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN ADOPTING FLOW CHEMISTRY

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Oct 05, 2018

Sometimes the biggest hurdle for chemists adopting flow chemistry is the time it takes to convert a batch process into a seamless flow set-up – but it doesn’t have to be! Whether you want gradual or immediate adoption, this post covers the 7 main things you should consider when you are l...

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Nobel Prize in (Green) Chemistry NOBEL PRIZE IN (GREEN) CHEMISTRY

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Oct 05, 2018

This week green chemistry was elevated with the highest scientific recognition in the world. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Prof. Frances H. Arnold was awarded for directed evolution of proteins, which can provide greener pathways to making chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and biofuels. On the morning of ...

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Why Select A Purpose-Built ERP System For Your Chemicals Company WHY SELECT A PURPOSE-BUILT ERP SYSTEM FOR YOUR CHEMICALS COMPANY

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Oct 04, 2018

Chemical manufacturers and distributors now understand that choosing any general-purpose ERP software for their businesses does not work. Chemical-centric ERP solutions bring value to the industry because they are designed to integrate and manage the processes, activities, and systems that are used ...

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

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Oct 03, 2018

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

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What would a no-deal Brexit look like for the UK chemicals industry? WHAT WOULD A NO-DEAL BREXIT LOOK LIKE FOR THE UK CHEMICALS INDUSTRY?

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Oct 03, 2018

The UK government has recently published a technical notice to guide businesses that produce, register, import or export chemicals on what they will need to do if the UK leaves the EU in March 2019 in a 'no deal' scenario i.e. where the UK has failed to secure a negotiated outcome.

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PLASTICS AND RECYCLING PLASTICS AND RECYCLING

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Oct 03, 2018

3D printing and plastics go hand-in-hand. 3D printing benefits hugely from the inherent properties of thermoplastics - their relatively low cost, mechanical functionality, resistance, and usability. Those little spools (or not) of plastic are currently the life force of the industry. Such an intimat...

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How we can turn plastic waste into green energy HOW WE CAN TURN PLASTIC WASTE INTO GREEN ENERGY

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Oct 03, 2018

Plastics are among the most valuable waste materials – although, with the way people discard them, you probably wouldn’t know it. It’s possible to convert all plastics directly into useful forms of energy and chemicals for industry, using a process called “cold plasma pyrolys...

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The Link Between Chemicals and the Potential of Cancer THE LINK BETWEEN CHEMICALS AND THE POTENTIAL OF CANCER

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Oct 02, 2018

As the use of chemicals has risen in the U.S. and other industrialized countries, so have cancer rates. Today, it’s estimated that about 1 of every 8 women will develop breast cancer. That’s why it’s more important than ever to understand some of the causes and risk factors associa...

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Top opportunities and values for the chemical industry with Industry 4.0 TOP OPPORTUNITIES AND VALUES FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY WITH INDUSTRY 4.0

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Sep 28, 2018

The chemical industry is very diverse in nature, in all terms including products, processes, and assets. The industry converts natural gas and petroleum into intermediate materials, which range from small-scale speciality and performance chemicals to the large-scale commodity production of petrochem...

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Working Remote at Chemistry WORKING REMOTE AT CHEMISTRY

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Sep 28, 2018

Being a remote worker for Chemistry Consulting has truly changed my life. It has allowed me to achieve my goal of working as a full time HR Consultant, while accommodating my personal situation. I am currently living in Nanaimo and report into the Chemistry Office in Victoria. I work with clients al...

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Brexit: UK-REACH concern for chemicals industry BREXIT: UK-REACH CONCERN FOR CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Sep 28, 2018

Chemical makers have reacted with concern over proposals for a UK version of the REACH chemical-safety legislation in the event of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit. On 24 Sept, the UK government issued guidance on how failure to agree exit terms with the EU would affect companies producing, registerin...

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Why Digitalization Is the Way to Go for the Chemicals Industry WHY DIGITALIZATION IS THE WAY TO GO FOR THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Sep 28, 2018

The chemicals industry is one of the largest and most diversified businesses in the world. The global chemicals industry is witnessing rapid changes in demand and leveraging digitalization to improve its operational efficiency has now become a vital need for the industry. However, the industry has n...

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Quality control in the chemical industry demands an outstanding ERP QUALITY CONTROL IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY DEMANDS AN OUTSTANDING ERP

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Sep 27, 2018

Quality control is a priority in the chemical industry, ensuring that products are made according to the right formulas and that finished goods can be rated at the appropriate potency, eliminating loss of revenue or waste. That’s why having an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that&r...

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Machine learning can improve chemical toxicity prediction MACHINE LEARNING CAN IMPROVE CHEMICAL TOXICITY PREDICTION

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Sep 27, 2018

Noting that the probability that an OECD guideline animal test would output the same result in a repeat test was 78 to 96 percent, with sensitivity of 50 to 87 percent, Tom Luechtefeld, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, and colleagues used an exp...

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Continuous flow chemistry in the pharmaceutical industry CONTINUOUS FLOW CHEMISTRY IN THE PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRY

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Sep 27, 2018

Flow chemistry systems and techniques have come on a long way since then, and recent years have seen academia around the world publish a wealth of papers on accessing new chemistries and improving existing reactions with continuous flow chemistry techniques. My current position as Head of Flow Chemi...

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RECYCLING PLASTICS – CAN YOU TELL PET FROM PVC? RECYCLING PLASTICS – CAN YOU TELL PET FROM PVC?

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Sep 27, 2018

Different types of plastics call for different recycling options. In this post, we look at five varieties of plastics that can be recycled, and one that is not. The most common type of plastics, PET is extensively used in bottled soft drinks and water, as well as food packaging. Most PET ends up thr...

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Is your company ready for Mexico’s updated Hazardous Chemicals standard? IS YOUR COMPANY READY FOR MEXICO’S UPDATED HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS STANDARD?

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Sep 27, 2018

The STPS (Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare) published the Mexican Standard NOM-018-STPS-2015 titled “Harmonized System for the Identification and Communication of Hazards and Risks of Chemicals in the Workplace in October 2015. With this, Mexico implemented the 5th revision of the U.N. Glo...

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CHEMICAL PROCUREMENT: DOES IT PAY TO BE A PESSIMIST? CHEMICAL PROCUREMENT: DOES IT PAY TO BE A PESSIMIST?

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Sep 26, 2018

If you are a chemical producer or supplier, it probably pays to see the glass half empty. Disaster, either natural or man-made is usually never far away. Be it a chemical plant explosion, or market collapse, global economic sanctions, trade war, or Brexit, no one can be certain what will hit the fan...

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Inventory control in the chemicals industry and your ERP choice INVENTORY CONTROL IN THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY AND YOUR ERP CHOICE

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Sep 25, 2018

Chemical companies today need robust solutions to ensure inventory control. With dynamically changing markets, increasing customer demands for new products and a global competitive landscape, companies need to manage inventory on multiple levels. As seen in the recent post, Why chemical businesses s...

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Manifest of hazardous chemicals: previsions for gas cylinders MANIFEST OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS: PREVISIONS FOR GAS CYLINDERS

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Sep 24, 2018

In Australia, it’s essential for any workplace that uses, handles or stores hazardous chemicals to have a register that lists all the substances. This register must include up-to-date copies of Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and be located somewhere your staff can easily grab the information in an ...

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How to Dispose of Chemicals Safely HOW TO DISPOSE OF CHEMICALS SAFELY

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Sep 21, 2018

There are many different types of hazardous waste. Some categories have their own subcategories of waste, while other types might fall into certain hazardous waste categories because they display specific characteristics (such as ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, toxicity). Additionally, some c...

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No time to waste: What plastics recycling could offer NO TIME TO WASTE: WHAT PLASTICS RECYCLING COULD OFFER

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Sep 21, 2018

Plastics waste is hurting the chemical industry as well as the environment. By taking the lead on recycling, chemical players could add a new dimension to the industry and help solve the problem. It’s not news that the plastics-waste issue is becoming a crisis and that, in the eyes of the publ...

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The Purpose of Single-Use Plastics THE PURPOSE OF SINGLE-USE PLASTICS

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Sep 20, 2018

Consumers and businesses throughout the world benefit from a variety of single-use plastics. Our industry works to increase the acceptance of all plastic products at all recycling facilities across the country and continues to innovate to make it easier to recycle them.

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How To Minimize The Impact Of Raw Material Prices On Your Margin (Part 2) HOW TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF RAW MATERIAL PRICES ON YOUR MARGIN (PART 2)

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Sep 20, 2018

This is the second part of a two-part blog on the levers used by leading chemical companies to manage the risk and impact of raw material price. Part 1 discussed advanced supplier management, and part 2 continues with the importance of increasing visibility with digital technology and risk managemen...

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Digital strategy to future-proof business models for chemical companies DIGITAL STRATEGY TO FUTURE-PROOF BUSINESS MODELS FOR CHEMICAL COMPANIES

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Sep 20, 2018

After decades of consolidation through mergers and acquisitions, downstream specialization through higher value-added products, the rise and fast development of new competitors in Asia and the Middle East, the asset-intensive chemical industry is now facing, like all other global businesses, game-ch...

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Digitalization in chemical industry DIGITALIZATION IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Sep 20, 2018

Digitalization is a worldwide trend, which expands more and more every year in all industries around the world, one of them being chemicals. Since numerous amounts of chemicals are used on a daily basis, the power of the digitalization trend should not be underestimated when talking about global imp...

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The TSCA new chemicals mess: A problem of the chemical industry’s own making THE TSCA NEW CHEMICALS MESS: A PROBLEM OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S OWN MAKING

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Sep 19, 2018

Nary a day goes by without a complaint being lodged by someone in the chemical industry, or in one of the myriad law firms that represent its interests in Washington, D.C., about the delays in EPA’s approval of new chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Here’s the irony...

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Why chemical businesses should choose an industry-specific ERP WHY CHEMICAL BUSINESSES SHOULD CHOOSE AN INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC ERP

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Sep 18, 2018

What does your chemical company need to drive innovation, spur collaboration, and maximize production? For many in the chemical industry, enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools provide transformational opportunities to bring systems and people together in new ways. However, if you’re a chemi...

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Digital Transformation in Chemical Manufacturing DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING

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Sep 17, 2018

To embrace the digital revolution or not to embrace, that is the question. For many chemical manufacturers, the pressure of evolving digital processes is becoming increasingly substantial. After all, if it means staying ahead of the competition, then it’s essential to business survival. Furthe...

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Autumn means more than just seasonal change for plastics industry AUTUMN MEANS MORE THAN JUST SEASONAL CHANGE FOR PLASTICS INDUSTRY

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Sep 17, 2018

As the summer holidays draw to a close, Philip Law looks ahead to a busy few months over autumn as crucial decisions are made in government, important events take place and CCA deadlines loom. Autumn threatens to be frenetically busy for the BPF, as dialogue with the government over consultations on...

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Working in a Laboratory: The Hazards and Risks WORKING IN A LABORATORY: THE HAZARDS AND RISKS

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Sep 14, 2018

Handling chemicals is a typical part of the day-to-day routine for many lab workers, but the risks and hazards remain the same. Many organic and inorganic chemicals are corrosive to the skin and to the eyes, and can be toxic. Full safety wear should be provided to any members of the team handling ch...

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IARC Classifies Six Chemicals For Carcinogenicity IARC CLASSIFIES SIX CHEMICALS FOR CARCINOGENICITY

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Sep 14, 2018

Experts from The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluated six chemicals for carcinogenicity. The results were published in The Lancet Oncology, Volume 19 and will be published in Volume 122 of the IARC monographs. IARC assigned five substances to Group 2B “possibly carcinog...

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How To Minimize The Impact Of Raw Material Prices On Your Margin (Part 1) HOW TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT OF RAW MATERIAL PRICES ON YOUR MARGIN (PART 1)

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Sep 13, 2018

Obtaining the right grade of raw material at the right price and at the right time while complying with all safety and regulatory requirements is fundamental to the profitability of chemical companies. However, chemical companies have faced volatility in feedstock and raw material prices for decades...

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Chemical Logistics: Top Tips for Hazardous Material Handling in 3PL Warehousing CHEMICAL LOGISTICS: TOP TIPS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIAL HANDLING IN 3PL WAREHOUSING

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Sep 12, 2018

Following ‘safety first’ processes and procedures can prevent catastrophic disasters in the event you are handling hazardous materials in your chemical logistics network. 3PL’s and shippers who use 3PL’s to warehouse chemicals and hazardous materials should operate with a com...

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Chemical industry keeps a weather eye on hurricane preparedness CHEMICAL INDUSTRY KEEPS A WEATHER EYE ON HURRICANE PREPAREDNESS

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Sep 12, 2018

As another summer comes to an end, hurricane season in the Atlantic is just reaching its peak with several active storms churning out in the ocean, including Florence. Each season brings an uncomfortable amount of uncertainty as we try to predict the path and severity of each developing storm. Take ...

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Container Coverts Plastic Waste Into Chemicals, Fuel CONTAINER COVERTS PLASTIC WASTE INTO CHEMICALS, FUEL

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Sep 12, 2018

VTT is working to develop a mobile container unit called the PlastBug that will degrade plastic waste in the ocean and turn it into fuel or chemicals. The container would get most of the energy it needs from renewable energy sources, like solar or wind energy. Currently, researchers are looking for ...

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Does Knowledge = Power in the Chemical Industry? DOES KNOWLEDGE = POWER IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Sep 11, 2018

‘Knowledge is power’, said the philosopher and essayist Francis Bacon; and he should know, as he was very knowledgeable indeed. And if this was true in 17th century England, when Bacon first wrote those words, it is definitely true now. In an age of hacking, industrial espionage, trade s...

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Resources for Digital Transformation in the Chemical Enterprise RESOURCES FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION IN THE CHEMICAL ENTERPRISE

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Sep 10, 2018

Chemical distributors and manufacturers (like those in many other industries) are faced with the fast-pace of digital adoption amongst their competitors while combating various complex challenges, not limited to how to meet ever-changing compliance rules, drive down cost, and manage operational and ...

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3 Industries That Benefit From Plastic Injection Molding 3 INDUSTRIES THAT BENEFIT FROM PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING

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Sep 08, 2018

Custom plastic injection molding of close-tolerance, small parts is an ideal solution for many industries that are looking to produce a high volume of precision quality parts. Injection molding is by far the most versatile of all molding techniques. The presses used in this process vary in size and ...

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Developing focused strategies for managing and curbing plastic usage, disposal, and recycling DEVELOPING FOCUSED STRATEGIES FOR MANAGING AND CURBING PLASTIC USAGE, DISPOSAL, AND RECYCLING

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Sep 07, 2018

Plastic brings tremendous value to modern life and gives a significant boost to the economy. It is lightweight, multifunctional, easy to process, and user-friendly. Its high performance-to-weight ratio helps trim CO2 emissions, and superior insulation properties help cut energy bills. Plastics packa...

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Is Supercritical Water The Green Future Of Chemical Processing? IS SUPERCRITICAL WATER THE GREEN FUTURE OF CHEMICAL PROCESSING?

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Sep 07, 2018

Increasing concerns about atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are spurring a rapidly growing emphasis worldwide on sustainability and circular economies (i.e., the use of renewable materials and recycling to minimize waste and resource depletion). To reduce CO2 emissions, commercial passenger aircraft...

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Chemical Safety EMS – Managing Inspections & Audits CHEMICAL SAFETY EMS – MANAGING INSPECTIONS & AUDITS

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Sep 06, 2018

Chemical Safety’s Environmental Management Systems (EMS) provides software solutions that support these types of Environmental Health & Safety goals. The EMS Facility Management technology streamlines organizations’ processes towards EPA auditing and inspection standards. By using ou...

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Blockchain for Chemicals – A Hammer looking for Nail? BLOCKCHAIN FOR CHEMICALS – A HAMMER LOOKING FOR NAIL?

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Sep 06, 2018

SAP and IBM hosted an intimate blockchain for chemicals forum in Newtown Square on August 13th, 2018. Companies in attendance included Dow, DuPont, Braskem, Air Products, Axalta Coatings, Infinium, Benjamin Moore, St. Gobain, and Covestro. SAP’s objective for the event was to gauge the industr...

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Proven Practices that Fuel Profits for Chemical Manufacturers PROVEN PRACTICES THAT FUEL PROFITS FOR CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS

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Sep 04, 2018

Over time, many chemical manufacturers and distributors have pieced together legacy systems and customizations that have led to silos of data and cumbersome processes. Burdened by aging Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, company leaders are forced to make decisions based on incomplete, outd...

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

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Sep 04, 2018

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

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CAN THE UK SOLVE THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S BREXIT CHALLENGE? CAN THE UK SOLVE THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S BREXIT CHALLENGE?

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Sep 03, 2018

It certainly seems aware of the importance of the chemical industry to the British economy. As a recent British House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee reported, “The chemicals industry is the second largest exporter to the EU after the automotive industry and the second biggest manufac...

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Helping Analytical Chemistry Embrace Big Data HELPING ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY EMBRACE BIG DATA

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Aug 31, 2018

Many recent advances in research have aimed to maximize the amount of data we can produce. With the cost of data handling storage plummeting, why wouldn’t you? But as anyone who has spent hours pipetting with an uncalibrated pipette or watched all 29 series of the Simpsons will tell you, quali...

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A Guide to Safe Chemical Storage in Hot Weather A GUIDE TO SAFE CHEMICAL STORAGE IN HOT WEATHER

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Aug 29, 2018

As a laboratory manager, ensuring that safe chemical storage is practised in your lab is a pretty important task. Many labs work with chemicals that are corrosive, flammable, or potentially harmful in some way. Usually, safe storage can be achieved easily with the right knowledge and equipment.

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Protecting the safety net for new chemicals under TSCA PROTECTING THE SAFETY NET FOR NEW CHEMICALS UNDER TSCA

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Aug 29, 2018

Over two years ago, Congress strengthened the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), a well-intentioned but flawed law that had made little progress in addressing the many toxic chemicals that pervade our homes, workplaces, schools and outdoor environment. The new law was not perfect, but our gro...

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Regulatory Update on K-REACH 2018 Revision REGULATORY UPDATE ON K-REACH 2018 REVISION

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Aug 28, 2018

Companies that manufacture or import existing chemicals at ≥ 1 ton per year now have an obligation to pre-report (pre-register) such chemicals between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019, in order to continue to place them on the South Korean market up to the applicable registration deadline. The ame...

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Market Trends in Polymer Additive Manufacturing MARKET TRENDS IN POLYMER ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

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Aug 28, 2018

In 2018, the polymer additive manufacturing market is increasingly segmented between several leading print processes, all of which are developing into significant global technology markets for manufacturing. The company believes that a proper understanding of the opportunity in polymer 3D printing t...

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The impact of Trump’s trade war on global Acrylonitrile exports THE IMPACT OF TRUMP’S TRADE WAR ON GLOBAL ACRYLONITRILE EXPORTS

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Aug 28, 2018

Trump’s trade war with China could put US acrylonitrile exports at risk – benefiting European producers (INEOS and AnQore) and other Asian producers in the short-term. Simmering trade tensions between the US and China could spill into the petrochemicals industry – we look at the po...

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What are toxic substances? WHAT ARE TOXIC SUBSTANCES?

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Aug 28, 2018

Toxic substances are chemicals that will cause harm to human health when they enter the body through inhalation, skin absorption or ingestion. The Australian Dangerous Goods Code (ADG code) classifies them as Class 6, Division 6.1 Toxic Substances. The ADG Code also provides a standard definition fo...

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3 types of chemical health hazards found in workplace 3 TYPES OF CHEMICAL HEALTH HAZARDS FOUND IN WORKPLACE

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Aug 28, 2018

The term “chemical hazard” refers to the risks that surround using a chemical. In the workplace, there are two types of chemical hazards: health hazards and physicochemical hazards. This blog looks at 3 different types of chemical health hazards and presents a real-life example of each. ...

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A 6 step guide to chemical handling training A 6 STEP GUIDE TO CHEMICAL HANDLING TRAINING

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Aug 28, 2018

Hazardous chemicals can destroy health, cause severe injury, harm the environment and damage property. Training on the safe handling of chemicals is key for any teams who work with, supply, or store hazardous materials. If you’re preparing to train your teams on chemical handling, here are som...

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How to safely store chemicals in the laboratory HOW TO SAFELY STORE CHEMICALS IN THE LABORATORY

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Aug 28, 2018

A common hazard found in laboratories is the risks associated with dangerous chemicals. There are 9 classes of dangerous goods and each class poses specific hazards to people, property, and the environment. To protect yourself and others from these dangerous chemicals, it’s important that you ...

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5 safety hazards found in the laboratory 5 SAFETY HAZARDS FOUND IN THE LABORATORY

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Aug 28, 2018

Working in a laboratory requires care and attention. With delicate instruments, hazardous chemicals, and open flames, it is important to exercise caution to avoid incidents. A major hazard in the laboratory is the risks presented by the dangerous properties of hazardous chemicals.

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Dangerous goods signage requirements for chemical storage cabinets DANGEROUS GOODS SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEMICAL STORAGE CABINETS

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Aug 28, 2018

Dangerous goods are substances being solids, liquids or gases that will cause harm to people, property, and the environment. As dangerous substances pose a major risk to the people in the workplace, it’s important to make sure that everyone in the workplace is aware of the risks associated wit...

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Safety precautions for the storage of hazardous chemicals in the workplace SAFETY PRECAUTIONS FOR THE STORAGE OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Aug 28, 2018

Hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures or articles that pose a significant risk to human health if they are not managed in the correct manner. Chemicals that are infectious, radioactive or only harmful to the environment are not classified as hazardous chemicals under the WHS Regulations. When...

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How to control chemical hazards in the workplace HOW TO CONTROL CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Aug 28, 2018

Hazardous chemicals present a number of risks upon the people in the workplace. To help mitigate these risks, the hazards associated with dangerous substances must be controlled in a professional manner. Controlling the risk associated with hazardous chemicals is one part of the four phases of the m...

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What are the guidelines for storing chemicals safely? WHAT ARE THE GUIDELINES FOR STORING CHEMICALS SAFELY?

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Aug 28, 2018

Hazardous chemicals are mixtures, substances or articles that pose a significant threat to the health and well-being of workers if they are not managed in a safe and compliant manner. Most classes of dangerous goods that are outlined in the ADG Code are also classified as hazardous substances. Dange...

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How to manage chemical hazards in the workplace HOW TO MANAGE CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Aug 28, 2018

If your organization uses hazardous substances, it is very important that you store and handle them in a safe and compliant manner. The safe storage of hazardous chemicals helps reduce the risk that they pose to the people, property and the environment of your organization. Hazardous substances are ...

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Chemicals: PFAS Hidden in Environmental Samples and Foams for Fire Fighting CHEMICALS: PFAS HIDDEN IN ENVIRONMENTAL SAMPLES AND FOAMS FOR FIRE FIGHTING

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Aug 27, 2018

There are hundreds of chemicals that can be classified as PFAS. Accredited laboratories generally determine approximately 30 of these specific chemicals. In many fire-fighting foams and other chemicals containing PFAS, most of these chemicals can be tied to more complex molecules, including polymer ...

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Examples of highly flammable chemicals used in the lab EXAMPLES OF HIGHLY FLAMMABLE CHEMICALS USED IN THE LAB

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Aug 27, 2018

The average laboratory manager will use an immense amount of flammable chemicals over the course of their career. While flammable liquids can be very useful in many chemical processes, they also can be dangerous if mishandled or stored incorrectly.

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How Digital Tech Can Help Chemical Manufacturers Capitalize In The Circular Economy HOW DIGITAL TECH CAN HELP CHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS CAPITALIZE IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Aug 23, 2018

As one of the world’s best-known manufacturers of the rolling rubber objects that populate landfills by the millions — automotive tires, specifically — Michelin seemingly was destined for a role in the Circular Economy. Michelin further embraced that role last October with its acqu...

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4 Trends Disrupting The Chemicals Industry 4 TRENDS DISRUPTING THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

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Aug 22, 2018

The Chinese zodiac calendar says it’s the Year of the Dog, but in the chemicals industry, 2018 might be more appropriately dubbed the Year of the Tiger for the pace at which the business is changing its stripes. This year we’ve seen a continued shift in supply centers due to the rise of ...

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IBM Launches Free AI Tool in the Cloud for Predicting Chemical Reactions IBM LAUNCHES FREE AI TOOL IN THE CLOUD FOR PREDICTING CHEMICAL REACTIONS

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Aug 19, 2018

For more than 200 years, the synthesis of organic molecules has remained one of the most important tasks in organic chemistry. The work of chemists has scientific and commercial implications that range from the production of Aspirin to that of Nylon. Yet, little has been done to change age-old pract...

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Fire and Explosion Modeling at Nuclear and Chemical Plants – FATE FIRE AND EXPLOSION MODELING AT NUCLEAR AND CHEMICAL PLANTS – FATE

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Aug 16, 2018

Having a plan to prevent flammability and explosion hazards in any facility is critical, especially one where there is a risk of toxic material release. Many different variables can affect the progression of these types of events. It occurred to Fauske & Associates, LLC (FAI) Director of Waste T...

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Consolidation Remakes Chemicals CONSOLIDATION REMAKES CHEMICALS

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Aug 16, 2018

Consolidation has driven M&A in the chemical industry for decades. Now, though, the pace is accelerating, transforming many chemical segments as companies look to focus their portfolios and further optimize their business models. To survive in this environment, companies need more than functiona...

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Digital: Improve chemical production with the IoT DIGITAL: IMPROVE CHEMICAL PRODUCTION WITH THE IOT

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Aug 15, 2018

If chemical companies want to remain competitive and move forward in a changing world, they must rapidly adopt innovative technologies. Incorporating the Internet of Things (IoT) within these companies can provide important benefits. Combining the IoT with machine learning can move the chemical indu...

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Steps to Finding the Right Chemistry for Rebranding Success STEPS TO FINDING THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY FOR REBRANDING SUCCESS

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Aug 15, 2018

That’s what Carolmarie Brown needed to find out when she walked in the doors of Ashland, the global specialty chemical company. As the director of global marketing, brand and business communications, Carolmarie understood that the answer to that question would help solve a big problem that pla...

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Extractable petroleum hydrocarbons: an innovative method to reduce false positives and improve data quality EXTRACTABLE PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS: AN INNOVATIVE METHOD TO REDUCE FALSE POSITIVES AND IMPROVE DATA QUALITY

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Aug 15, 2018

The 2013 NEPM amendment included a shift from petroleum hydrocarbon (TPH) terminology to total recoverable hydrocarbons (TRH). This was an important terminological correction like chlorinated solvents that laboratories traditionally used to extract hydrocarbons from the soil and water matrices (comm...

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Lessons from Tianjin: The Disastrous Consequences of Improper Hazardous Chemical Storage LESSONS FROM TIANJIN: THE DISASTROUS CONSEQUENCES OF IMPROPER HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL STORAGE

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Aug 14, 2018

This week marks the third anniversary of the deadly explosions in Tianjin, China. A total of 173 people, including at least 80 firefighters, were killed and nearly 800 others injured when two blasts ripped through a warehouse that was improperly storing hazardous chemicals. As a small fire erupted i...

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Tariff Tracker: New Taxes Target Plastics TARIFF TRACKER: NEW TAXES TARGET PLASTICS

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Aug 13, 2018

On August 7, the US announced that it would enact an additional 25% tariff on imports of 279 products from China, effective on August 23. Included in this group are around 150 plastic products, including: Base plastic resins and polymers, Plastic pipe, tubing, and hose, Plastic adhesive tapes & ...

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Why is an Effective Chemical Management System So Important? WHY IS AN EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SO IMPORTANT?

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Aug 13, 2018

Experts define Chemical Management as a process which tracks chemical products from procurement through to final disposal. Many different people and processes will interact with a chemical product throughout its life cycle; keeping track of it all can be quite a hassle. Is all that effort worth it?

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Toronto to produce biogas from organic waste TORONTO TO PRODUCE BIOGAS FROM ORGANIC WASTE

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Aug 13, 2018

The City of Toronto, in partnership with Canada’s largest natural gas distributor, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., will begin installing new equipment at the Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility later this year. The new equipment will allow the City and Enbridge to transform the raw biogas...

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Tariff Tracker: China Hits Out at US Polyethylene Manufacturers TARIFF TRACKER: CHINA HITS OUT AT US POLYETHYLENE MANUFACTURERS

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Aug 10, 2018

With the US and China both standing firm in their resolve to see their trade war through to the bitter end, two new product classes have found themselves squarely in each country’s crosshairs – chemicals and polymers. Earlier this week, the US finalized a list of $16 billion in Chinese g...

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Could Chemical Recycling Help Solve Plastic Trash Problem? COULD CHEMICAL RECYCLING HELP SOLVE PLASTIC TRASH PROBLEM?

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Aug 10, 2018

Only 9 percent of the plastic material in the U.S. gets recovered and put into new products. But several companies are developing ways to chemically break down plastic to its basic building blocks, called monomers. If they get it right, the environmental implications could be seismic, making it poss...

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Congress and the White House rein in a flawed chemical security regulation CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE REIN IN A FLAWED CHEMICAL SECURITY REGULATION

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Aug 09, 2018

Numerous national security issues dominate the attention of policymakers today – border security, cybersecurity, North Korea, and Iran easily come to mind. While these are weighty subjects, it’s also important that we don’t lose sight of other key economic and homeland security pri...

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The Chemical Industry’s Top 5 Most Used Buzzwords THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S TOP 5 MOST USED BUZZWORDS

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Aug 08, 2018

Buzzwords and business go hand in hand. But don’t worry if this isn’t your field of expertise, because the ‘Dilbert Gobbledygook Generator’ is on hand to help. At the click of a button it creates phrases such as ‘Refigure real-time bottom line metrics’, ‘Imp...

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A digital supply chain for the chemical industry A DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Aug 08, 2018

The world is abuzz about the digitalization of everything from operations to logistics, and many industry analysts and thought leaders are weighing in on the significant impact that visibility, greater innovation and faster time to market can have on an industry—which are all gains that can be...

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PROTECTING WORKERS FROM HAZARDOUS WORKPLACE CHEMICALS PROTECTING WORKERS FROM HAZARDOUS WORKPLACE CHEMICALS

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Aug 06, 2018

More than 32 million workers (which includes more than 20% of the entire U.S. workforce)Protect workers from hazardous workplace chemicals. are exposed to hazardous chemical products in the workplace. According to the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA), 650,000 different chemical...

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Crude oil-to-chemicals projects presage a new era in global petrochemical industry CRUDE OIL-TO-CHEMICALS PROJECTS PRESAGE A NEW ERA IN GLOBAL PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Aug 06, 2018

Several crude oil-to-chemical (COTC) projects being planned or started in Asia and Saudi Arabia threaten to reshape the global petrochemical industry in the coming years. COTCs configure a refinery to produce maximum chemicals instead of traditional transportation fuels. Since refinery processing ca...

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Chinese Tariff Update & Chemical Industry Implications CHINESE TARIFF UPDATE & CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IMPLICATIONS

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Aug 06, 2018

The chemical industry has been evaluating, and bracing for the potential impacts of President Trump’s announced tariffs on Chinese imports for a few months now. As new developments occur, categories of products are excluded from tariff lists or granted lighter tariffs, businesses must plan the...

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Can Safer Chemicals be More Profitable? CAN SAFER CHEMICALS BE MORE PROFITABLE?

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Aug 03, 2018

Chemical safety is a topic never far from public perception. While plastic waste is currently the biggest evil in the headlines of newspapers and social media, a newly published report highlighting the increasing concern of the scientific community over chemical mixtures is likely to bring public at...

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UK chemical regulation needs a plan B for ‘no deal’ UK CHEMICAL REGULATION NEEDS A PLAN B FOR ‘NO DEAL’

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Aug 02, 2018

Virtually every product we use in our day-to-day lives is made from chemicals, so it’s vital that they’re made in a way that protects both environmental and human health. At the moment that process is managed by the EU chemical regulation, REACH, which combines legislation with an EU dat...

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Understanding Gas Hazards in the Chemical Industry UNDERSTANDING GAS HAZARDS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Aug 02, 2018

Chemicals are everywhere. Everything from the soap you used to shower this morning to the glue holding your desk together is a product of the chemical industry. But when you try to determine everything that falls under the chemicals umbrella, things can get complicated. From a high-level perspective...

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Chemical safety: the one thing most people can agree on when it comes to Brexit CHEMICAL SAFETY: THE ONE THING MOST PEOPLE CAN AGREE ON WHEN IT COMES TO BREXIT

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Aug 01, 2018

It is very rare that environmental groups, health charities, animal rights campaigners, industry and the general population all ask the government to do the same thing. And yet, when it comes to chemical regulation after Brexit, that’s exactly what’s happening. Currently, chemicals used ...

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HOW PLASTIC MOULDING TECHNOLOGY IS RECYCLING AND RESHAPING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY HOW PLASTIC MOULDING TECHNOLOGY IS RECYCLING AND RESHAPING THE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY

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Aug 01, 2018

For anyone in the industry, it is no surprise that plastic injection molding has moved to become one of the most popular techniques for manufacturing. It is affordable, durable and the multifaceted capabilities that it offers make it ideal for many industries and for consumers. High-end plastics now...

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AR is transforming the chemical industry AR IS TRANSFORMING THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 31, 2018

From demonstrations and trainings for the new employees to high-end maintenance and repairs of the deployed machinery, employing AR in the chemical industry is changing the face of management and operations in this segment. A professor at the University of Rochester conducted an experiment, wherein ...

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Chemical storage requirements for indoors CHEMICAL STORAGE REQUIREMENTS FOR INDOORS

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Jul 31, 2018

When hazardous chemicals are used in the workplace, it is very important that you store and handle them in a safe and compliant manner. Safe storage of hazardous chemicals is an essential control to mitigate the risks of workplace incidents. Hazardous chemicals are substances, mixtures or articles t...

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Outdoor chemical storage requirements OUTDOOR CHEMICAL STORAGE REQUIREMENTS

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Jul 31, 2018

If your organization uses larger quantities of hazardous chemicals, it is safer to store these chemicals outdoors. In fact, the Australian Standard that outlines the requirements for the storage and handling of hazardous chemicals limit the number of hazardous chemicals that can be stored in indoor ...

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5 Steps to Storing Chemicals Safely in the Workplace 5 STEPS TO STORING CHEMICALS SAFELY IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jul 31, 2018

Here at STOREMASTA, we’re serious about safe chemical storage so here is our quick five-step plan to ensure the hazardous chemicals stored in your workplace are safe and comply with Australian WHS laws. The first (and arguably the most important) step in storing hazardous chemicals safely is t...

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Neste aims to use waste plastic feedstock for fuels and plastics NESTE AIMS TO USE WASTE PLASTIC FEEDSTOCK FOR FUELS AND PLASTICS

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Jul 31, 2018

Neste says it is exploring ways to introduce liquefied waste plastic as a future raw material for fossil refining. The aim of the development project is to proceed to industrial scale trial during 2019. The company’s target is to process annually more than one million tons of waste plastic by ...

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Protect your right to know what dangerous chemicals are in your products PROTECT YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW WHAT DANGEROUS CHEMICALS ARE IN YOUR PRODUCTS

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Jul 30, 2018

There’s a small yet powerful invention that Americans use every day, but most of us take it for granted: the label. It’s wonderful, when you stop to think about it, that we can tell at a glance exactly what’s in most of our products. If you’re trying to make safe, healthy cho...

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How to Ensure Safe & Effective Chemical Spill Control in the Workplace HOW TO ENSURE SAFE & EFFECTIVE CHEMICAL SPILL CONTROL IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jul 30, 2018

If you store chemicals in your workplace, a chemical spill is a real, potential threat to your employees and your business. Chemical spills can occur for many reasons – human error, carelessness, chemical combustion, gradual damage to a container, equipment breaking down or even bouts of bad w...

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Crude Oil to Chemicals (COTC): A Major Disruptor CRUDE OIL TO CHEMICALS (COTC): A MAJOR DISRUPTOR

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Jul 25, 2018

With demand for chemicals growing at a much faster rate than the demand for transportation fuels, companies are exploring opportunities to configure their complex refineries into COTC plants. In lieu of producing transportation fuels, these COTC plants can convert crude oil directly to chemical feed...

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Chicken plastic and wine leather – giving waste a new life CHICKEN PLASTIC AND WINE LEATHER – GIVING WASTE A NEW LIFE

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Jul 25, 2018

A fashion collection made from the remains of grapes from the wine industry and plastic made from chicken feathers are two new twists on the practice of making new products from waste, and a growing demand for sustainability from consumers means there could be a ready market for this type of innovat...

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How will Brexit affect REACH and chemical regulation? HOW WILL BREXIT AFFECT REACH AND CHEMICAL REGULATION?

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Jul 24, 2018

The REACH deadline has only just, well, reached us – but it’s only a few months now until the UK leaves the EU, and the regulation may not even apply to us anymore. So what will that mean for companies that handle large amounts of chemicals? Will they still need to register and report on...

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Common food additives and chemicals harmful to children COMMON FOOD ADDITIVES AND CHEMICALS HARMFUL TO CHILDREN

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Jul 24, 2018

What do a can of corn, a take-out pizza, a reusable water bottle, a bright green yogurt, and an inflatable pool toy have in common? They all contain food additives or chemicals that can be dangerous for children. Over the last few decades, the number of chemicals added to foods and other products ha...

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What is the value of prime polymers which contain a recycled content? WHAT IS THE VALUE OF PRIME POLYMERS WHICH CONTAIN A RECYCLED CONTENT?

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Jul 24, 2018

In his column this month, Mike Boswell asks whether neutrality in pricing is the best way forward for the increasing number of ‘circular polymers’. Historically, recycled polymers have traded at a significant discount below the prime virgin polymers from which they were derived. The dimi...

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Global Gentiopicroside Market 2018 Trends and Chemical Industry GLOBAL GENTIOPICROSIDE MARKET 2018 TRENDS AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 24, 2018

The report titled Global Gentiopicroside Market is now a trending business in the Gentiopicroside market industry. As per industry perspectives, the Global Gentiopicroside market is in progress to increase Gentiopicroside production in expectancy of transpiring Gentiopicroside market needs. The repo...

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World-First Quantum Computer Simulation Of Chemical Bonds Using Trapped Ions WORLD-FIRST QUANTUM COMPUTER SIMULATION OF CHEMICAL BONDS USING TRAPPED IONS

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Jul 24, 2018

An international group of researchers has achieved the world’s first multi-qubit demonstration of a quantum chemistry calculation performed on a system of trapped ions, one of the leading hardware platforms in the race to develop a universal quantum computer. The research, led by University of...

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3 Megatrends in the Chemical Industry 3 MEGATRENDS IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 23, 2018

The chemical industry will continue to undergo rapid change in the next decade. Chemical companies must adapt quickly to maintain a competitive edge, overcome challenges, and embrace new market opportunities. This article describes three major chemical industry trends to watch in the coming years.

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Slimy Chemical Clues: Changing Algae Could Alter Ecosystems SLIMY CHEMICAL CLUES: CHANGING ALGAE COULD ALTER ECOSYSTEMS

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Jul 23, 2018

Colorful, hardened algae that dot the ocean floor from Alaska to Mexico often set the tone for which plant and invertebrate species inhabit a given ecological community. But as rising temperatures change the chemistry of ocean waters, a Florida State University researcher said these almost rock-like...

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Tariff Tracker: Will Proposed Chemical Tariffs Impact Pharma? TARIFF TRACKER: WILL PROPOSED CHEMICAL TARIFFS IMPACT PHARMA?

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Jul 20, 2018

With tensions escalating and news developments seemingly every hour, the US has released a new list of $200 billion in Chinese goods subject to a proposed 10% tariff. That list includes a range of inorganic and organic chemicals of which China is a major supplier, including common products like chlo...

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The plastic problem – accumulation before alternatives THE PLASTIC PROBLEM – ACCUMULATION BEFORE ALTERNATIVES

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Jul 20, 2018

Plastics undoubtedly play a central role in our daily lives and played a pivotal role in the development of consumer societies across the globe for over a century. Concurrent with newfound materials and newfound possibilities, unprecedented environmental problems have emerged as a result of our reli...

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Chemical Industry Software Trends – Move Beyond Traditional ERP CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SOFTWARE TRENDS – MOVE BEYOND TRADITIONAL ERP

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Jul 19, 2018

Out with the old, and in with the new. It’s a cliché heard time and time again. While it sounds good in theory, it’s not always that simple. Today’s chemical distributors and manufacturers are facing a bevy of modern challenges. Not only in the form of compliance, economic h...

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

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Jul 19, 2018

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

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Refinery-petrochemical integration trends REFINERY-PETROCHEMICAL INTEGRATION TRENDS

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Jul 18, 2018

Facing flat or declining market demand for refined products, refiners are bracing for lower sales and profits. In contrast, petrochemicals market demand continues to rise - thanks to numerous demographic, economic, and consumption trends. How can refiners use growing petrochemical demand to help the...

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How to Prevent Chemicals from Contaminating Your Workplace HOW TO PREVENT CHEMICALS FROM CONTAMINATING YOUR WORKPLACE

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Jul 17, 2018

‘Chemical contamination’ occurs when chemicals are present either where they shouldn’t be, or in stronger concentrations than they should be. Preventing chemical contamination plays a large part in ensuring chemical safety in the workplace, along with safe chemical storage faciliti...

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Why perform rheology testing for polymers? WHY PERFORM RHEOLOGY TESTING FOR POLYMERS?

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Jul 17, 2018

Polymer rheology testing is the study of how the stress in a material or force applied is related to deformation and flow of the material. The physical properties of polymer formulations can be described using a variety of rheological terms and as these properties can directly impact the performance...

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PETROCHEMICALS: THE KEY TO ALLEVIATING WATER WARS PETROCHEMICALS: THE KEY TO ALLEVIATING WATER WARS

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Jul 17, 2018

Advances in petrochemicals – which are already helping transform medical science – are creating a new, more efficient and more cost-effective way to remove salt from ocean water. This breakthrough could eventually help make clean drinking water much more accessible at a time when the wat...

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The Chemistry in the Airbags THE CHEMISTRY IN THE AIRBAGS

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Jul 17, 2018

The name "airbag" can be deceiving because the bag is not exactly filled with air. Instead, this life-saving device is filled with nitrogen gas, which is produced in a swift reaction by a compound known as sodium azide. Sodium azide is a stable salt at ambient temperature. Under the circum...

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How to assess chemical hazards in the workplace HOW TO ASSESS CHEMICAL HAZARDS IN THE WORKPLACE

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Jul 16, 2018

Assessing the risks and dangers of the chemical hazards at your workplace is a critical step in safety management. Chemical hazards can cause fires, explosions, asphyxiation, burns and respiratory damage (as well as environmental pollution) and therefore you have to get it right. This blog introduce...

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Brexit: which consequences for the British chemical industry? BREXIT: WHICH CONSEQUENCES FOR THE BRITISH CHEMICAL INDUSTRY?

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Jul 13, 2018

The United Kingdom voted in a referendum its departure from Europe. Other than – difficult to forecast – economic impacts, we already know for sure that important decisions concerning chemical regulations will be taken in the coming months. What are the possible implications for British,...

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Accelerating innovation with network analysis: Are your chemicals well connected? ACCELERATING INNOVATION WITH NETWORK ANALYSIS: ARE YOUR CHEMICALS WELL CONNECTED?

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Jul 13, 2018

Today, rapid innovation and speed to market are a must for any industry. This is perhaps especially true in the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) space, where new chemical formulations are needed to satisfy constantly shifting market demands. Changing social norms, like going green, shrinking the chemic...

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How Sharing is Innovating the Chemical Industry HOW SHARING IS INNOVATING THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 13, 2018

When it comes to improving company performance, there are few better methods than the sharing of ideas. While business meetings, both formal and informal, are the mainstay for exchanging information, this approach is often between only two organizations or just a handful of individuals. But in today...

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Chemicals Associated With Oxidative Stress May Be Essential To Development CHEMICALS ASSOCIATED WITH OXIDATIVE STRESS MAY BE ESSENTIAL TO DEVELOPMENT

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Jul 13, 2018

Some level of molecules linked to oxidative stress may be essential to health and development, according to new animal studies. Reactive molecules derived from molecular oxygen, known as reactive oxygen species (ROS), increase dramatically in the body during times of environmental stress or disease....

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Ventilation Guidelines for Chemical Storage VENTILATION GUIDELINES FOR CHEMICAL STORAGE

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Jul 11, 2018

COSSH chemical storage best practice guidelines indicate that a chemical store should be well ventilated. If the store does not have adequate ventilation, you should consider investing in a ventilated chemical storage unit. We’ve outlined guidelines for ventilation in chemical storage units, t...

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How Digitization is Transforming the Chemical Industry HOW DIGITIZATION IS TRANSFORMING THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

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Jul 11, 2018

Digital and technology transformation are two of the most popular buzzwords around today. However, beyond the industry jargon, there is a real need for next-gen technology that pushes businesses, industries, and boundaries. Known to be one of the most conservative and slow industries, there is a rea...

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