Consider the Unique Requirements of Chemical Industries When Selecting ERP Software

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In the U.S., companies are subject to a host of agency regulation and oversight. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) governs and monitors spills, emissions, releases and exposures to hazardous and toxic materials and substances. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) monitor workers health and safety in the workplace. The Department of Transportation (DOT) monitors storage, use and transport of these materials

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MKR Chemical was founded in 1974 and has now evolved into a center of chemical information and a complete product supplier in Indonesia. MKR Chemical supplies industrial chemicals, specialty chemicals, reagent chemicals, scientific & lab equipments, solvents, adhesives, feed chemical, etc.

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THE BUSINESS CASE FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN 2020 & BEYOND

Article | March 3, 2020

Sustainability fervor – which has been building in importance over the past few years – has reached a new height in 2020. Chemical industry leaders made lofty statements at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the importance of engaging in sustainable development. Despite that, the chemicals industry is big, conservative, and typically slow to move. This raises the question: "What factors will really force change in the chemicals industry, and what does that change look like?" In this blog, we examine three possible drivers of change – carbon taxes, investor pressure, and supply chain pressure – and discuss their possible implications. We specifically focus on chemical companies, as highly carbon-intensive industries like cement and steel face a very different picture with respect to sustainability challenges.

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CHEMICAL SPILL PREVENTION

Article | March 3, 2020

When it comes to your workplace, nothing should be prioritized over the safety of your employees. As your greatest asset to your business, they should feel safe in their work environment. Maintaining a safe work environment is a particularly important consideration for companies who work with or store hazardous materials. And it is not only critical for the appeasement of the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements but the well-being and safety of your employees. That’s why, in this article, we will discuss chemical spill prevention in your workplace facility.

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What the Coronavirus could mean for the global petrochemical industry?

Article | March 3, 2020

Coronavirus (covid-19) has developed rapidly and is already impacting significant parts of the global economy. Within this context the petrochemical industry is also being severely affected through short-term market uncertainties, pricing volatility and declining consumption in many of its key segments. The most visible outcome is emanating from China where economic activity has declined sharply in February and is forecast to remain low over the next few months. The effect of China’s economic slowdown is now resulting in consequences in other regions – “when china sneezes, the whole world catches a cold”.

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

Article | March 3, 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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PT. Multi Kimia Raya Nusantara (MKR Chemical)

MKR Chemical was founded in 1974 and has now evolved into a center of chemical information and a complete product supplier in Indonesia. MKR Chemical supplies industrial chemicals, specialty chemicals, reagent chemicals, scientific & lab equipments, solvents, adhesives, feed chemical, etc.

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