Holistic Approaches to Sustainability

| February 1, 2019

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Don't miss this chance to submit an abstract for the symposium Holistic Approaches to Sustainability in Chemical Businesses for the fall ACS National Meeting, San Diego, California, August 25-29, 2019. Abstracts are due by March 21. Sustainability in chemical businesses and laboratories means holistically reducing energy, greenhouse gas emissions, water, waste, and hazardous chemicals. These concepts are embodied in the principles of green chemistry and green engineering.  Forward-thinking start-up companies are addressing sustainability from inception through scale-up. By implementing small, though significant, changes to operations, organizations can not only reduce their environmental impact, but they can also save money, time, and other valuable resources.

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FAR Chemical

FAR Chemical’s headquarters, development labs and production facility have been located in Palm Bay, Florida. FAR Chemical produces pharmaceutical reagents and intermediates. A variety of organic catalysts are synthesized for polymer manufacturers. Cyanate ester pre-polymers are supplied to the structural composite industry. FAR Chemical furnishes the electronics market with materials used as strippers, etchants, polishing compounds and additives for high density data transmission wires. Our products are also used by fragrance, cosmetic and imaging companies. For custom work FAR Chemical can scale up a client’s process or will develop a route to the desired compound.

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