10 Reasons Why You Should Avoid the Bad Chemicals

| December 22, 2019

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

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CHT | BEZEMA Group

The CHT/BEZEMA Group is a medium-sized global player for specialty chemicals. After the foundation of CHT R. Beitlich GmbH in 1953 in Tübingen, the company has developed to a worldwide operating group with focus on innovative chemicals as function generators, auxiliaries and additives for industrial processes. The products optimise production processes in many industries and have an influence on the functionality, appearance and quality of the end-products on the consumer market.

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The Chemistry of Waterborne Polyurethane Coatings

Article | March 5, 2020

Polyurethanes have long been known to produce coatings that exhibit high toughness, abrasion resistance, enhanced aesthetics, and durability. Solvent-based polyurethanes have traditionally set the performance standard for high durability coatings. However, environmental considerations for low-VOC alternatives and reduced exposure to solvents has stimulated the development of alternative technologies based on waterborne polyurethane systems.

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The Potential Dangers Of Living Near A Chemical Plant

Article | March 5, 2020

Plant explosion may feel like a familiar news headline to Texans. But why? It's not the case in other areas of the country. Why do explosions seem so prevalent here? A straightforward reason for the unusual number of explosions in Texas is the type of industries that drive its economy. Texas is the nation's leader when it comes to petroleum refining and chemical product production. Refineries and production plants handle volatile chemicals. Without proper monitoring and safety measures, dangerous explosions can result.

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Energy portfolio restructuring: Charting the future

Article | March 5, 2020

Consumer needs and preferences in the energy industry are evolving. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) concerns are becoming more acute—inspiring action and shifting value towards low-carbon solutions. These trends accelerated in 2020 and for the first time, market capitalization of leading low-carbon solutions companies began to overtake those of oil and gas (O&G) majors. This is despite the majors laying out energy transition strategies, setting low carbon energy targets and generating higher revenues by an order of magnitude.1 In response to this radically changing landscape, energy companies are charting divergent courses for their futures. Some continue to bet on their ability to generate returns from the O&G value chain. They are focusing on growing margins and lowering carbon intensity. Others are supplementing their capabilities with low-carbon energy solutions or exiting hydrocarbons altogether. This blog focuses on the path forward for the energy majors in Europe who are betting big on diversification.

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The multi-million dollar polymers opportunity: continued big regional price differentials

Article | March 5, 2020

POLYMER BUYERS outside northeast (NEA) and southeast Asia (SEA) have a big opportunity to save millions of dollars on procurement costs during the rest of this year through purchasing more from the two regions.The opportunity has arisen because I believe that NEA and SEA polymer prices will remain very cheap relative to most of the world until at least the end of 2021. NEA comprises China, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea. Our definition of the SEA region is Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.NEA and SEA producers can also make a lot of money by constantly monitoring and acting on strong arbitrage opportunities in other regions. As supply disruptions in the US look likely to continue, Europe and South & Central America seem particularly good opportunities for both buyers and producers.Before we discuss why I see NEA and SEA remaining cheap relative to most of the rest of the world until at least the end of the year, let us consider in more detail the size of the prize, starting with the resin buyers.

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CHT | BEZEMA Group

The CHT/BEZEMA Group is a medium-sized global player for specialty chemicals. After the foundation of CHT R. Beitlich GmbH in 1953 in Tübingen, the company has developed to a worldwide operating group with focus on innovative chemicals as function generators, auxiliaries and additives for industrial processes. The products optimise production processes in many industries and have an influence on the functionality, appearance and quality of the end-products on the consumer market.

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