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THE CHEMICAL FOOTPRINT PROJECT | September 13, 2016

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Join leading businesses participating in the 2nd annual CFP Survey. Investors with over $2.3 trillion in assets under management and purchasers with over $70 billion in purchasing power want to know the CFP score of companies. CFP provides a standard metric for evaluating an organization’s chemicals management policies, strategies and practices, filling a gap in critical data needed for sustainability reporting.

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CCI Chemical

C.C.I. Chemical, a rapidly growing, privately held industrial chemical supplier. Since 1957, C.C.I. has provided custom-blended chemical solutions for applications ranging from wastewater treatment to water treatment chemical programs for boilers, cooling towers, water loops and closed loops to proprietary cleaners used in applications ranging from warehouse floors to fleet vehicles. In addition, we feature over 150 USDA approved cleaning formulas for the foods industry and a complete line of process chemicals for the production of printed circuit boards.

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Taiwan Amends the Toxic Chemical Substance Operators Liability Insurance Measures

Article | March 1, 2020

Taiwan amended the Toxic Chemical Substances Operation Liability Insurance Measures and renamed it the Toxic and Concerned Chemical Substance Operators Liability Insurance Measures. The Measures require operators to obtain liability insurance before operation if the total amount during the manufacture, use, storage, and transportation of toxic chemicals of the first to third categories or hazardous chemical substances of concern reach a specified benchmark.

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Global polyolefins for the rest of 2021: supply to lengthen as demand muddle continues

Article | May 2, 2021

SOMEHOW, despite the still very serious container freight shortages that have limited imports, buying sentiment seems to have weakened in the European polyolefins market, according to my outstanding ICIS colleague, Linda Naylor.

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The Potential Dangers Of Living Near A Chemical Plant

Article | February 21, 2020

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

Article | May 23, 2021

TEN YEARS AGO, fellowblogger Paul Hodgesand Ifirst highlighted the leading rolethat changing demographics would play in reshaping petrochemicals supply and demand. We have been emphasising the importance of demographics ever since. Demographics have, of course, always been a critical shaper of economies throughout human history. But during the last 70 years, there have been such major changes in demographics that the study of demographics must be at the very heart of your company’s strategy. The Babyboomer generation in the West led to a surge in demand as the rapid increase in babies born in the 1950s and early 1960s joined the workforce from the 1970s onwards. This helps explain high levels of inflation during that decade because too much demand was chasing too little supply. Another driver of inflation was the Middle East embargos against oil exports to the West because of the West’s support for Israel. Then came the 1990s and first the integration of Eastern Europe into the global economy. This helped dampen inflationary pressures because of the plentiful supply of workers in the east willing to work for low wages in export-focused factories. This reduced the cost of finished goods in the West. Next came Deng Xiaoping’s critically important“southern tour”in the early 1990s and China’s gradual integration into the global economy. China increasingly leveraged its very youthful population to again make cheap goods to export to the West. Hundreds of millions of young people were willing to migrate from the countryside to China’s coastal cities to work in export-focused manufacturing plants. The world began to talk about the “China price” and how it was further depressing global inflation.

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Spotlight

CCI Chemical

C.C.I. Chemical, a rapidly growing, privately held industrial chemical supplier. Since 1957, C.C.I. has provided custom-blended chemical solutions for applications ranging from wastewater treatment to water treatment chemical programs for boilers, cooling towers, water loops and closed loops to proprietary cleaners used in applications ranging from warehouse floors to fleet vehicles. In addition, we feature over 150 USDA approved cleaning formulas for the foods industry and a complete line of process chemicals for the production of printed circuit boards.

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