Including health hazards and physical hazards in your chemical risk assessment

WALTER INGLES | January 17, 2019 | 214 views

When carrying out a risk assessment at your workplace it’s essential that you recognise both the health hazards as well as the physical hazards presented by the chemicals you use, store and handle. This blog takes a deep dive into chemical hazards and the key differences in the way these risks are assessed. Hazardous chemicals can be extremely complex as the way they are stored and handled often contributes to the hazards.

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Transporting biological and chemical materials - what you need to know

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The landscape of biological and chemical logistics has changed rapidly - as have the regulatory frameworks around it. What has not necessarily kept pace is the end-user understanding of the nature of these logistical processes, their opportunities and their constraints. Twenty years ago, the transmission of biological and chemical materials was limited to a small range of organisations: usually national and international research companies, hospitals, major university departments, police and military departments with forensic responsibilities.

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Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

Article | July 13, 2021

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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Why chemical characterization is the best way to assess patient risk

Article | July 8, 2022

Everyone is very familiar with the phrase when buying a house: All that really matters are three things - location, location, and location. This same principle applies to extractables and leachables chemistry analysis – the three things that truly matter are identification, identification, and identification. The greatest growth in the past ten years in demonstrating the safety of medical devices and container closure systems for drugs has been using analytical chemistry to determine what chemicals can leach from the device and what the patient is exposed to during its intended use.

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How Chemical Companies Benefit from the Experience Economy

Article | February 10, 2020

To feel or experience from a business engagement started with customer experience mainly in the consumer products business. Today it has extended to even knowledge industries like the chemical industry where experiencing or feeling can be leveraged to include all stake holders from customers primarily to employees to supply chain people & suppliers and all else. With digital technologies this has become easier than before. The benefits from promoting the ‘feel’ or ‘experience’ emotion could be multifarious for the chemical industry as described in this article.

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Clariter and TotalEnergies Fluids Creates Ultra-Pure Solvent from Plastic Waste

Clariter | February 02, 2023

A global cleantech company, Clariter and TotalEnergies’ division, TotalEnergies Fluids, recently announced its world's first sustainable ultra-pure solvent made from plastic waste. Ultra-pure solvents are utilized in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other markets in high demand that require safe, odorless, colorless, and tasteless products that meet the criteria of the highest pharmacopeia-standard purity. In addition, the solvents made from plastic waste help reduce their environmental footprint and contribute towards the end-of-life plastics challenge. Clariter and TotalEnergies Fluids worked together for 18 months on joint research and development, which led to this technological and business success. Clariter uses its own innovative upcycling technology to turn plastic waste into high-quality solvents, waxes, and oils that can be used more than once. Using its Hydro-De-Aromatization (HDA) technology, TotalEnergies Fluids further transforms the upcycled materials into high-purity solvents that meet the quality levels required by the most stringent applications. This revolutionary innovation shows the commitment of the two partners to develop high-quality, low-carbon footprint products and contribute to the circular economy's development. Dr. Daria Frączak, Clariter's Scientific Director, said, "Developing products of such high quality from plastic waste is a triumph for our joint R&D work." She also said, "Clariter's know-how and experience in plastic upcycling, together with TotalEnergies Fluids' deep knowledge of stringent industry requirements, came together to develop a process to produce sustainable solvents that meet the highest purity standards. We are thrilled to have achieved this significant milestone in our journey towards bringing to industry sustainable, high-quality products made from plastic waste". (Source: Cision) About Clariter Clariter was established in 2003 and is a global cleantech company providing innovative solutions that upcycles plastic waste. Oils, waxes, and solvents are converted from plastic waste using this efficient, patented technology, which can then be used in place of their fossil fuel counterparts. The combination of Clariter's commercial appeal and its eco-friendliness is unbeatable. By creating green jobs and bolstering local communities, the company aids its partners in achieving sustainability goals and decreasing their reliance on crude oil.

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Albemarle Announces the Unveil of Ketjen Corporation

Albemarle | February 01, 2023

Albemarle Corporation, a global leader in the specialty chemicals industry, recently announced the official brand launch of its wholly-owned subsidiary Ketjen. Ketjen develops advanced catalyst solutions for specialty chemicals, refining, and petrochemical industries. After declaring plans to manage the business as a subsidiary, the corporation revealed the new name of its catalysts division in November 2022. As an individual brand, Ketjen will continue to help customers on their individual energy transition journeys, ranging from fluidized catalytic cracking to hydro-processing to clean fuels to organometallics and curatives. Raphael Crawford, President at Ketjen, said, "As the industry responds to global market dynamics, our customers need innovative solutions to help them navigate their changing landscapes." He also added, "Ketjen will continue to provide its portfolio of advanced catalyst and specialty chemicals solutions, which are unique to each customer's needs, to increase production performance and business value." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) Ketjen is a multi-divisional company headquartered in Houston, Texas, that provides Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC), Clean Fuels and Performance Catalyst & Curative and Hydroprocessing Catalysts (HPC) Solutions to customers in the petrochemical, refining, and specialty chemical industries (PCS). Operations at Ketjen will be managed by Albemarle's existing advanced catalyst solutions division. Kent Masters, CEO at Albemarle, "The launch of Ketjen continues our legacy as a partner-of-choice for industry leaders." He further mentioned, "Establishing Ketjen under this separate structure will allow the business even greater focus and continued development of custom, high-impact catalyst products." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) The team of experienced professionals at Ketjen takes a versatile, hands-on approach to customer operations, advising and leading on crucial tasks. Ketjen will be the market leader in advanced catalyst solutions thanks to its extensive involvement in the sector and its continuing long-term partnerships with big enterprises. About Albemarle Albemarle Corporation is a worldwide specialty chemicals corporation that thinks outside of the box to help companies in many of the world's biggest and most important industries, such as energy, transportation, and electronics, reach their full potential. The company works hard to find a way to manage its diverse geographic reach of world-class resources in a way that is sustainable. Together with its highly skilled and experienced global teams, deep-rooted values, and close relationships with the customers, Albemarle creates solutions with added value and better performance that make the future safer and more sustainable.

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Quaker Houghton Signs Contract with Constellation to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Quaker Houghton | January 31, 2023

On January 30, 2023, Quaker Houghton announced that it has signed a contract with Constellation to acquire Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to meet roughly half of its entire U.S. based electricity requirements. Constellation's RECs are Green-e® Energy Certified and sourced from wind and solar energy facilities in the contiguous United States. Throughout the contract's life, 100% of the electricity purchased by specific Quaker Houghton U.S. sites will be acquired from a renewable source or matched with RECs, which are subsequently retired. Each Renewable Energy Certificate that has been retired represents the environmental benefits of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity produced by a renewable generator. Through the acquisition of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), Quaker Houghton supports the operation and development of facilities that generate clean, renewable energy in regions where on-site production is not viable. Quaker Houghton's Chief Executive Officer and President, Andy Tometich, commented, "Sustainability is core to our business and is a critical, driving force in our long-term plan. We are pleased to accelerate the achievement of our greenhouse gas emissions targets through the use of renewable energy certificates and remain committed to delivering on our ambitious 2030 sustainability goals." (Source – PR Newswire) Constellation's Senior Vice President, Retail, Daniel J. Verbanac, stated, "Constellation is pleased to support the sustainability goals of our customers." He added, "As America's leading clean energy producer, Constellation lauds Quaker Houghton's choice of renewable energy which helps reduce pollution and demonstrates a commitment to the environment." (Source – PR Newswire) About Quaker Houghton Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Quaker Houghton is a global leader in industrial process fluids. Its high-performance, innovative, and sustainable solutions are supported by best-in-class technology, deep process expertise, and personalized services. The company has over 4,000 personnel and operates in more than 25 countries. Its clients include the world's renowned advanced steel, aluminum, offshore, automotive, aerospace, mining, can, and metalworking firms. Its chemists, engineers, and industry experts work with businesses to continuously enhance their operations so that they can function even more efficiently and successfully in the future.

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Clariter and TotalEnergies Fluids Creates Ultra-Pure Solvent from Plastic Waste

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A global cleantech company, Clariter and TotalEnergies’ division, TotalEnergies Fluids, recently announced its world's first sustainable ultra-pure solvent made from plastic waste. Ultra-pure solvents are utilized in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and other markets in high demand that require safe, odorless, colorless, and tasteless products that meet the criteria of the highest pharmacopeia-standard purity. In addition, the solvents made from plastic waste help reduce their environmental footprint and contribute towards the end-of-life plastics challenge. Clariter and TotalEnergies Fluids worked together for 18 months on joint research and development, which led to this technological and business success. Clariter uses its own innovative upcycling technology to turn plastic waste into high-quality solvents, waxes, and oils that can be used more than once. Using its Hydro-De-Aromatization (HDA) technology, TotalEnergies Fluids further transforms the upcycled materials into high-purity solvents that meet the quality levels required by the most stringent applications. This revolutionary innovation shows the commitment of the two partners to develop high-quality, low-carbon footprint products and contribute to the circular economy's development. Dr. Daria Frączak, Clariter's Scientific Director, said, "Developing products of such high quality from plastic waste is a triumph for our joint R&D work." She also said, "Clariter's know-how and experience in plastic upcycling, together with TotalEnergies Fluids' deep knowledge of stringent industry requirements, came together to develop a process to produce sustainable solvents that meet the highest purity standards. We are thrilled to have achieved this significant milestone in our journey towards bringing to industry sustainable, high-quality products made from plastic waste". (Source: Cision) About Clariter Clariter was established in 2003 and is a global cleantech company providing innovative solutions that upcycles plastic waste. Oils, waxes, and solvents are converted from plastic waste using this efficient, patented technology, which can then be used in place of their fossil fuel counterparts. The combination of Clariter's commercial appeal and its eco-friendliness is unbeatable. By creating green jobs and bolstering local communities, the company aids its partners in achieving sustainability goals and decreasing their reliance on crude oil.

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Albemarle Announces the Unveil of Ketjen Corporation

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Albemarle Corporation, a global leader in the specialty chemicals industry, recently announced the official brand launch of its wholly-owned subsidiary Ketjen. Ketjen develops advanced catalyst solutions for specialty chemicals, refining, and petrochemical industries. After declaring plans to manage the business as a subsidiary, the corporation revealed the new name of its catalysts division in November 2022. As an individual brand, Ketjen will continue to help customers on their individual energy transition journeys, ranging from fluidized catalytic cracking to hydro-processing to clean fuels to organometallics and curatives. Raphael Crawford, President at Ketjen, said, "As the industry responds to global market dynamics, our customers need innovative solutions to help them navigate their changing landscapes." He also added, "Ketjen will continue to provide its portfolio of advanced catalyst and specialty chemicals solutions, which are unique to each customer's needs, to increase production performance and business value." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) Ketjen is a multi-divisional company headquartered in Houston, Texas, that provides Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (FCC), Clean Fuels and Performance Catalyst & Curative and Hydroprocessing Catalysts (HPC) Solutions to customers in the petrochemical, refining, and specialty chemical industries (PCS). Operations at Ketjen will be managed by Albemarle's existing advanced catalyst solutions division. Kent Masters, CEO at Albemarle, "The launch of Ketjen continues our legacy as a partner-of-choice for industry leaders." He further mentioned, "Establishing Ketjen under this separate structure will allow the business even greater focus and continued development of custom, high-impact catalyst products." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) The team of experienced professionals at Ketjen takes a versatile, hands-on approach to customer operations, advising and leading on crucial tasks. Ketjen will be the market leader in advanced catalyst solutions thanks to its extensive involvement in the sector and its continuing long-term partnerships with big enterprises. About Albemarle Albemarle Corporation is a worldwide specialty chemicals corporation that thinks outside of the box to help companies in many of the world's biggest and most important industries, such as energy, transportation, and electronics, reach their full potential. The company works hard to find a way to manage its diverse geographic reach of world-class resources in a way that is sustainable. Together with its highly skilled and experienced global teams, deep-rooted values, and close relationships with the customers, Albemarle creates solutions with added value and better performance that make the future safer and more sustainable.

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Quaker Houghton Signs Contract with Constellation to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Quaker Houghton | January 31, 2023

On January 30, 2023, Quaker Houghton announced that it has signed a contract with Constellation to acquire Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to meet roughly half of its entire U.S. based electricity requirements. Constellation's RECs are Green-e® Energy Certified and sourced from wind and solar energy facilities in the contiguous United States. Throughout the contract's life, 100% of the electricity purchased by specific Quaker Houghton U.S. sites will be acquired from a renewable source or matched with RECs, which are subsequently retired. Each Renewable Energy Certificate that has been retired represents the environmental benefits of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity produced by a renewable generator. Through the acquisition of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), Quaker Houghton supports the operation and development of facilities that generate clean, renewable energy in regions where on-site production is not viable. Quaker Houghton's Chief Executive Officer and President, Andy Tometich, commented, "Sustainability is core to our business and is a critical, driving force in our long-term plan. We are pleased to accelerate the achievement of our greenhouse gas emissions targets through the use of renewable energy certificates and remain committed to delivering on our ambitious 2030 sustainability goals." (Source – PR Newswire) Constellation's Senior Vice President, Retail, Daniel J. Verbanac, stated, "Constellation is pleased to support the sustainability goals of our customers." He added, "As America's leading clean energy producer, Constellation lauds Quaker Houghton's choice of renewable energy which helps reduce pollution and demonstrates a commitment to the environment." (Source – PR Newswire) About Quaker Houghton Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Quaker Houghton is a global leader in industrial process fluids. Its high-performance, innovative, and sustainable solutions are supported by best-in-class technology, deep process expertise, and personalized services. The company has over 4,000 personnel and operates in more than 25 countries. Its clients include the world's renowned advanced steel, aluminum, offshore, automotive, aerospace, mining, can, and metalworking firms. Its chemists, engineers, and industry experts work with businesses to continuously enhance their operations so that they can function even more efficiently and successfully in the future.

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