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    ANALYZING PETROCHEMICALS USING AN NMR SPECTROMETER

    Oct 14, 2019

    Magritek’s Spinsolve Benchtop NMR spectroscopy is often used for the characterization of fuels, crude oils, and alternative organic compound product. Additionally, it is often used for various petroleum products, which is crucial for crude oil mixtures and to estimate product properties. Spins...

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    INNOVATIONS IN CHEMICAL TECH

    Oct 14, 2019

    Currently, only 50% of plastics are physically recycled. The rest, termed ‘End-of-Life Plastic’, is shipped to lowland, incinerated or finally ends up in our oceans. To do that, we would want a policy that embraces new usage technology and that we need funding for our native usage infras...

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    NEW LYONDELLBASELL CFO FACED WITH SLOWDOWN IN DEMAND FOR PLASTICS, CHEMICALS

    Oct 14, 2019

    Plastics and chemicals manufacturer LyondellBasell Industries NV has hired a new finance chief to find ways to grow even as trade tensions between the U.S. and China and a slowing world economy are damping demand for the company’s products. LyondellBasell on Monday named Michael McMurray chief...

    THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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    EPA SHIFTS TIMELINE FOR CHEMICAL RISK EVALUATIONS

    Oct 12, 2019

    The EPA is giving the public more time upfront to comment on chemical risk evaluations before the agency’s advisers critique those same documents, the agency’s top chemicals official said. A new chemical risk evaluation release schedule that the Environmental Protection Agency is announc...

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    ARE PETROCHEMICALS AND PLASTIC THE FUTURE OF THE OIL INDUSTRY WITH A POTENTIAL DECREASE IN GLOBAL OIL DEMAND?

    Oct 11, 2019

    According to a recent report by the IEA (International Energy Agency), “the international electric automobile fleet exceeded 5.1 million, up 2 million from the previous year and nearly doubling the quantity of latest automobile sales.” a similar report estimates that by 2030, electric ve...

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    PARTNERSHIP DRIVES INNOVATION IN CHEMICAL RECYCLING

    Oct 10, 2019

    German chemical giant BASF has partnered with Norwegian energy company Quantafuel to develop products from chemically recycled plastic waste. Backed by a €20m (£17.7m) investment from BASF, Quantafuel is to start a pyrolysis and purification plant in Skive, Denmark, later this year. The p...

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    ENGINEERING SAFETY CONSULTANTS HELPS CHEMICALS PLANT ACHIEVE SAFETY COMPLIANCE

    Oct 10, 2019

    Tennants Fine Chemicals (TFC) has invested in a programme of continuous improvements at the company's Staffordshire plant to ensure compliance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) audit findings. To meet the HSE benchmark for managing on-site risks, the global supplier of liquid chemicals ...

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    DEVELOPING COUNTRIES INSIST ON GLOBAL FUND FOR CHEMICALS FRAMEWORK

    Oct 10, 2019

    Latin American and Caribbean countries have said they will not accept a proposal for a post-2020 global chemicals framework, unless it includes a dedicated way to finance implementation. Diplomats, industry representatives and civil society organisations met in Bangkok last week to discuss whether t...

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    PETCHEMS DEMAND FOR CRUDE OIL SET TO BOOM DESPITE RISING RECYCLING RATES - IEA

    Nov 13, 2019

    Global recycling rates are set to boom in coming decades but demand for crude oil from the petrochemicals industry is set to continue rising as emerging economies urbanise, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Wednesday. In its annual World Energy Outlook (WEO), the Paris-based Agency said ...

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    ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO RUN THE CHEMICAL FACTORIES OF THE FUTURE

    Nov 13, 2019

    A new proof-of-concept study details how an automated system driven by artificial intelligence can design, build, test and learn complex biochemical pathways to efficiently produce lycopene, a red pigment found in tomatoes and commonly used as a food coloring, opening the door to a wide range of bio...

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    NEW FRAMEWORK AIMS TO BOOST SINGAPORE'S COMPETITIVENESS IN ENERGY AND CHEMICALS MANUFACTURING

    Nov 13, 2019

    Companies in the process construction and maintenance industry that provide services to energy and chemicals plants will soon be able to attain recognition if they meet certain productivity benchmarks. A new certification framework will evaluate companies in four areas: how they improve planning and...

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    CANADA’S PLASTICS AND CHEMICALS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS TO JOIN FORCES

    Nov 13, 2019

    The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC; Ottawa) and the Canadian Plastics Industry Association (CPIA; Mississauga, ON) have announced they will be joining forces to create a new plastics division within the CIAC. Pending CIAC and CPIA board and member approval, the division would be oper...

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    POSCO CHEMICAL TO EXPAND ANODE MATERIAL PRODUCTION PLANT

    Nov 12, 2019

    POSCO Chemical announced on Nov. 11 that it has decided to invest 125.4 billion won in expanding its capacity to produce anode materials for secondary batteries. This is an investment for the second-phase expansion of the company's second anode material plant. POSCO Chemical has completed the fi...

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    SANOFI REDUCES CHEMICAL, WATER USE MORE THAN 90% WITH CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING

    Nov 12, 2019

    Sanofi's new manufacturing plant in Framingham, Massachusetts, will produce 80% less carbon dioxide emissions compared to the company's first-generation facility and will reduce water and chemical usage by 91% and 94%, respectively, according to details released by the company. The company&#...

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    TSCA NEW CHEMICAL REVIEWS ‘TOP PRIORITY’ FOR EPA

    Nov 12, 2019

    The US EPA is pushing to complete 80% of its pre-manufacture notice (PMN) reviews within the 90-day window allotted by TSCA, attendees at a recent Chemical Watch event have heard. Speaking last week in Washington, DC, Alexandra Dunn, assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Chemical Saf...

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    NEW DEVICE INSTANTLY DETECTS AIRBORNE CHEMICALS

    Nov 11, 2019

    Researchers at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have developed a device that can detect a wide spectrum of airborne chemical compounds instantly. The development could lead to better chemical monitoring in the ambient environment as well as in facilities where volatile and da...

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    CALIFORNIA AUTHORITIES SUPPORT TOXIC CHEMICAL USE BY REFINERIES

    Nov 11, 2019

    The Torrance Refining Co. and Valero Wilmington Refinery are the only California refineries using hydrofluoric acid  or HF alkylation. If accidentally released, HF would flash into a drifting ground-hugging toxic plume. A  plume such as this could have the destructive magnitude of the 1984...

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    NESTE AND REMONDIS JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF PLASTIC WASTE

    Nov 10, 2019

    Neste and Remondis, the Germany-based company engaged in recycling, water resource management and industrial, and communal services, have inked an agreement to develop chemical recycling of plastic waste. The two firms will work together to develop and expedite chemical recycling with the aim to rea...

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    RUTGERS GRADUATE STUDENTS ENJOYS HIS TRANSITION FROM INDUSTRY, IS RESEARCHING SUSTAINABLE CHEMICAL METHODS

    Nov 10, 2019

    Tariq Bhatti, a Ph.D. candidate at the Rutgers School of Graduate Studies, continues his studies in chemistry at Rutgers, looking for sustainable solutions, according to an article on Rutgers Today. Having received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Maryland in 2009, Bhatt...

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    US EPA AIMS TO CRACK DOWN ON CHEMICAL MAKERS’ ETHYLENE OXIDE EMISSIONS

    Nov 07, 2019

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

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    CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AFFECTED BY THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

    Nov 07, 2019

    The economic downturn is dampening the mood in the German chemical industry. According to the current CHEMonitor poll by CAMELOT Management Consultants and the trade newspager CHEManager, the satisfaction of chemical managers with Germany as an economic site has reached a new low. The trend towards ...

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    CHEMICAL IN GREENSBORO WATER AND 'NO' VOTE ON MANDATORY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY COURSE

    Nov 06, 2019

    Greensboro city officials are looking into high levels of a likely-carcinogenic chemical compound identified at the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The levels of 1,4 dioxane in the wastewater were more than 2,700 times the EPA limit for drinking water. The city says Shamrock Environmental C...

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    INEOS DECLARES FM ON US ETHANOLAMINES ON EO DISRUPTION IN LOUISIANA

    Nov 06, 2019

    INEOS Oxide declared force majeure (FM) on US ethanolamines at its plant in Plaquemine, Louisiana, because of a disruption of ethylene oxide (EO) supply, according to a customer letter obtained on Wednesday. INEOS said that on 3 November, an industrial accident affected its EO supplier. As a result,...

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    TOXIC CHEMICALS CAN BE DUMPED INTO MERRIMACK RIVER, FEDERAL AND STATE OFFICIALS SAY

    Nov 06, 2019

    Federal and state environmental officials have renewed a controversial permit allowing a New Hampshire landfill to send as much as 100,000 gallons a day of polluted runoff to a Lowell treatment plant that empties into the Merrimack River, a source of drinking water to more than a half-million people...

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Contrary to its name, biotechnology is not a single technology. Rather it is a group of technologies that share two (common) characteristics -- working with living cells and their molecules and having a wide range of practice uses that can improve our lives.Biotechnology can be broadly defined as &q

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