Chemical Sector Specific Plan

| December 14, 2017

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Federal Government designated the Chemical Sector as a critical infrastructure sector, recognizing its significant contribution to national security and the economy. Since then, the sector has successfully built public-private partnerships, which improved information sharing, created forums to share best practices, and developed tools and exercises to improve incident response and recovery.

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Shin-Etsu

In 1953, Shin-Etsu Chemical became the first firm in Japan to venture into the silicones business. In the decades since, Shin-Etsu has created a diverse line of products designed to exploit the unique and useful properties of silicones. Today, our lineup includes over 4,000 products that meet user needs in a wide range of industries, including electric/electronics manufacturing, the construction industry, the auto industry, cosmetics and toiletries, and the chemical industry. The Company's operations have spread beyond Japan's shores; we now have production facilities and marketing bases in countries around the globe, including the USA, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and the Netherlands. We have organized our supply framework to enable direct access to the world's markets and enhance our responsiveness to customer needs. As a result, we have grown to become the No.1 silicone manufacturer in Japan and one of the leading firms worldwide.

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Keeping thousands of pumps in San Francisco Bay Area refineries running 24/7/365 requires a well-planned and well-executed maintenance strategy. Unplanned failures may have ramifications for safety, budget, and compliance—especially with regard to Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) regulations. One of the most mission-critical elements for smooth operations is pump seal reliability. Many plants run pumps outside the safe operating envelope and replace them only when economically feasible. Over time, however, you increasingly risk catastrophic downtime. Fortunately, you have the means to largely mitigate pump seal reliability problems with awareness and proactive management of conditions to improve safety and compliance.

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Sustainability: A Core Initiative for Collaboration in the Chemical Industry

Article | February 19, 2020

Legislation and pressure from stakeholders are forcing the chemical industry to find efficiencies and urgently seek out ways to reduce environmental impact, such as implementing low-carbon initiatives, maximizing energy and water efficiency and developing new innovative products and processes. Last month’s World Economic Forum added further urgency as shareholders and investment groups added new sustainability criteria to their investment considerations. As the pressure to improve sustainability rises, organizations like SusChem, the European Technology Platform for Sustainable Chemistry, are gaining visibility and traction.

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

Article | February 13, 2020

The modern world is built on chemicals, be it the medicines we use, or cleaning fluids, crop protection products, or the raw materials for everything from laptops and mobile phones to clothes and furniture. Across all, we have created an entire modern society with chemicals, and, as a result, constantly stretched the size of the world population we can feed, clothe and shelter. Yet, balancing all the gains from the modern chemistry around us against any negative environmental and human impact has been a rising concern, making for ever greater focus on testing and on risk assessment.

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

Article | March 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 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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Spotlight

Shin-Etsu

In 1953, Shin-Etsu Chemical became the first firm in Japan to venture into the silicones business. In the decades since, Shin-Etsu has created a diverse line of products designed to exploit the unique and useful properties of silicones. Today, our lineup includes over 4,000 products that meet user needs in a wide range of industries, including electric/electronics manufacturing, the construction industry, the auto industry, cosmetics and toiletries, and the chemical industry. The Company's operations have spread beyond Japan's shores; we now have production facilities and marketing bases in countries around the globe, including the USA, South Korea, China, Taiwan, Singapore, Thailand and the Netherlands. We have organized our supply framework to enable direct access to the world's markets and enhance our responsiveness to customer needs. As a result, we have grown to become the No.1 silicone manufacturer in Japan and one of the leading firms worldwide.

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