Are Artificial Turf Fields Exposing Children to Dangerous Chemicals?

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Three U.S. government agencies will team up to study whether artificial turf fields and playgrounds that use bits of recycled tires are exposing children to dangerous chemicals.

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Ocean Chemical

Founded in 2006 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Ocean Chemical Industry began its history manufacturing industrial soaps and anti-tack agents. In following years, the company specialized in industrial products such as mold release agents, soap lubricants, and degreasers for hands, floors, and equipment. The plant is certified by ISO 9001:2008, with the objective of improving the quality of its products even more and to better serve its customers.

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Applications of Scratch Testing on Polymers

Article | March 5, 2020

Polymers have been used in many consumer and industrial areas for many years. They have several advantage compared to metals such as low density, chemical resistance and easy production. However, polymers have generally lower wear and scratch resistance than other materials and therefore these properties must be carefully controlled. Since the beginning of the 20th century polymers found their place in many applications in daily life and industry. Their production is relatively simple and they can be formed into many different shapes. The market of polymers is developing fast and new polymers appear very frequently.

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Ensuring a Winning Strategy for Value Chain Optimization of the Refining and Petrochemical Industries

Article | March 5, 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 task. Part of this complexity comes from the diversity of challenges that occurs in different areas of the value chain within each operation, as we addressed in the article Understanding the Refining and Petrochemical Value Chains to Drive Optimization. Many companies still fail to obtain economic return from their investment in digitalization and we presented the most common challenges in the article Challenges of Achieving Value Chain Optimization in the Refining and Petrochemical Industries. With so many challenges, how can businesses ensure they have a strategic digital transformation program that will successfully result in the optimization of your value chain?

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The pandemic, climate change, plastic waste and the great divide: the world in 2025

Article | March 5, 2020

NOBODY SHOULD be surprised that the developing world has fallen behind in the battle to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as the region is a long way from recovering from the pandemic.Evidence to this effect emerged last week in comments made by Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA). “In many emerging and developing economies, emissions are heading upwards while clean energy investments are faltering, creating a dangerous fault line in global efforts to reach climate and sustainable energy goals,” said Birol. At the current rate, carbon dioxide emissions from developing countries largely in Asia, Africa and Latin America are set to increase by 5bn tonnes/year over the next two decades, according to the IEA, as access to power increases.At present, around 785m people worldwide have no access to electricity. There are also 2.6bn people without access to clean cooking options.

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The Trump EPA’s “Working Approach” to new chemical reviews is only working for the chemical industry

Article | March 5, 2020

The Trump EPA has worked very hard to render this long-awaited update of its approach to reviewing new chemicals under TSCA an empty exercise. Despite Administrator Wheeler’s promises in January 2019 to the contrary: EPA has still failed to provide any legal or scientific justification for its Working Approach. EPA provided no actual response to the many detailed comments it received on its 2017 framework, instead issuing a 1.5-page document that dismisses many of the comments merely as having “stemmed from a misunderstanding of the Agency’s intent.”

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Ocean Chemical

Founded in 2006 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Ocean Chemical Industry began its history manufacturing industrial soaps and anti-tack agents. In following years, the company specialized in industrial products such as mold release agents, soap lubricants, and degreasers for hands, floors, and equipment. The plant is certified by ISO 9001:2008, with the objective of improving the quality of its products even more and to better serve its customers.

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