U.S. Chemical Industry Soars

KEVIN SWIFT | January 11, 2019 | 149 views

Economic growth in the United States remained dynamic at the end of 2018 with gains in manufacturing double what they were a year ago. However, all the world’s other major economies have slowed, ending a rare period of synchronized expansion. In the United States, business investment is on the rise and domestic oil and natural gas production continue to reach new heights. Improvement in major end-use markets is setting the stage for gains in U.S chemical production during 2019.

Spotlight

SASCO Chemical Group LLC

SASCO Chemical Group LLC, works as a cooperative partner with its customers by solving their chemical needs. No matter how varied these needs are, the process of reducing employee exposure and environmental impact through creative chemistry, has always been our goal. Therefore, a safer more productive workplace is created with fewer government regulations and less government paperwork.

OTHER ARTICLES
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

Transporting biological and chemical materials - what you need to know

Article | July 14, 2022

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.

Read More
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY

Setting record straight on testing harm in chemicals

Article | July 20, 2022

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.

Read More
CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

Why chemical characterization is the best way to assess patient risk

Article | July 22, 2021

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Spotlight

SASCO Chemical Group LLC

SASCO Chemical Group LLC, works as a cooperative partner with its customers by solving their chemical needs. No matter how varied these needs are, the process of reducing employee exposure and environmental impact through creative chemistry, has always been our goal. Therefore, a safer more productive workplace is created with fewer government regulations and less government paperwork.

Related News

PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Clean Energy Inks New Fueling Agreements with Customers Looking to Reduce Carbon Emissions with RNG

Businesswire | June 09, 2023

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, announced a slew of new deals with several well-known consumer brands and some of the nation’s largest and most environmentally-conscious transit agencies. Liberty Coca-Cola, one of the country’s largest bottlers and distributors of Coke and other brands and serving the Northeast U.S., has signed a fueling contract with Clean Energy to power trucks in New York and Philadelphia with renewable natural gas (RNG). These are its first trucks to operate on RNG, a sustainable fuel made from organic waste that significantly reduces carbon emissions by an average of 300% versus diesel. “Liberty Coca-Cola strives to be the best corporate citizen we can be in the communities where we do business, and having a cleaner-operating and more sustainable fleet with RNG is a good way to that,” said Stanley Walker, distribution manager, Liberty Coca-Cola. “RNG reduces carbon emissions and improves air quality easily and cost-effectively.” Electrolux North America, a leading global home appliance company, has signed a fueling agreement with Clean Energy for an estimated 200,000 gallons of RNG to be used by new trucks from a contracted carrier that will fuel at Clean Energy’s station in Ontario, CA. Recology, a waste management company, has inked new and extended RNG supply and maintenance contracts for an anticipated 800,000 and 6.5 million gallons respectively. Recology stations in Gilroy, Brisbane, and Davis, CA support more than 150 RNG trucks. Additionally, Recology has contracted Clean Energy to build a new RNG station In Snohomish, WA that is projected to fuel 30 trucks. Long-time customer and an early adopter of RNG, the Big Blue Bus in Santa Monica, CA has signed a maintenance agreement for its fleet of 195 transit buses that fuels with an anticipated 7.5 million gallons of RNG. In 2015, Big Blue Bus became one of the country's first municipal transit agencies to convert its entire fleet to RNG. Nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to a cleaner environment, Big Blue Bus transports 44,000 passengers daily across a 58-square-mile service area. “We count Big Blue Bus as one of our most important customers because the leadership role the transit agency plays in tackling the issues of clean air and climate change,” said Chad Lindholm, Clean Energy Senior Vice President. “Fueling their fleet of buses with RNG provides immediate and significant carbon reductions, while improving air quality for people who live in and around the community of Santa Monica.” “Our longstanding partnership with Clean Energy helps us deliver on our mission to provide affordable and sustainable transportation, while creating healthier, more livable communities. Further, our adoption of renewable natural gas aligns with our strategic goal to implement a full zero-emissions fleet by 2030,” said Ed King, director, Santa Monica Department of Transportation. Clean Energy has been contracted by Gold Coast Transit to maintain its station in Oxnard, CA which uses an estimated 4 million gallons of RNG for 82 transit buses. Channel Island Dairy Farms has signed a contract for an estimated 300,000 gallons of RNG for heavy-duty trucks operating in the Corcoran, CA area. The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority has signed a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy for its Birmingham, AL station. The station is expected to use an anticipated 2 million gallons of fuel for 186 transit buses. The City of Tucson has signed a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy to support its fleet operations. The station uses an anticipated 2 million gallons of fuel to power 150 transit buses and refuse trucks. Valley Regional Transit in Boise, ID has inked a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy. The station uses an expected 1.7 million gallons of fuel to power its fleet of 30 transit buses. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ has signed an agreement with Clean Energy to maintain its station. The station is anticipated to provide 1.5 million gallons of fuel for 30 park shuttle buses. Sweeping Corporation of America, the nation's largest power sweeping company, has signed a contract for a projected 250,000 gallons of fuel to power 78 trucks in Northern and Southern California. Campbell’s Trucking Company in Tacoma, WA has signed a fueling deal for an expected 300,000 gallons of fuel for 15 heavy-duty trucks. About Clean Energy Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country’s largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market. Our mission is to decarbonize transportation through the development and delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG), a sustainable fuel derived from organic waste. Clean Energy allows thousands of vehicles, from airport shuttles to city buses to waste and heavy-duty trucks, to reduce their amount of climate-harming greenhouse gas. We operate a vast network of fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada.

Read More

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

CollabraTech Solutions Sets New Industry Standard with Latest Liquid Chemical Delivery System for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Globenewswire | June 08, 2023

CollabraTech Solutions a full-service capital equipment company, has announced the latest evolution of its Liquid Chemical Delivery System, which addresses the challenging logistical component lead times facing the market and the pain points experienced by customers designing semiconductor applications. With an industry-leading lead time of just 20 weeks, these state-of-the-art systems set new benchmarks for performance, efficiency, reliability, and flexibility while meeting the evolving needs of the semiconductor industry. "Our approach to the market has always been to find innovative methods to address our customers’ critical challenges," said CollabraTech President Steve Lemons. "With the significant obstacles in the supply chain that continue to impact our industry and continuously evolving process requirements, our flexibility and creativity allow us to support our customers in ways that other equipment suppliers cannot. Our new Liquid Chemical Delivery System offers a compelling proof point for our approach, accelerating time-to-market by 55% and achieving a significant 33% boost in output while concurrently improving sustainability by reducing power consumption and facility needs. These unprecedented capabilities and superior features will redefine how liquid chemicals are delivered, transforming operations and propelling our industry forward." CollabraTech Solutions is committed to pushing boundaries, delivering cutting-edge solutions, and empowering its customers to achieve their goals. Major design benefits that drive the performance improvements of the new Liquid Delivery System include Adding the Siemens S7 family of PLC-based control systems allows for lead time reduction while offering comparable performance, compatibility and ease of integration with existing control systems. Six outlets allow customer to supply more chambers per delivery system reducing the initial capital outlay and on-going maintenance costs. Flexible configurations that deliver chemistries for production and development applications for a variety of deposition and etch processes. Consistent delivery pressures across cannisters eliminates pressure fluctuations inherent in day tank systems, yielding improved vaporizer performance. Auto cross-over and canister refill from the optional Bulk system, enabling the continuous and uninterrupted flow of liquid precursor to the process tools. Increasing canister capacity of up to 38 liters provides extended operational autonomy at the lowest cost per outlet in the industry. CollabraTech Solutions' Liquid Chemical Delivery systems are available now. About CollabraTech Solutions CollabraTech Solutions is a fully integrated engineering and manufacturing solutions company. Drawing on decades of experience in gas and chemical delivery, contract manufacturing, and our proven supply chain networks, the company brings together the optimal resources to provide our customers with creative solutions to their complex, technical challenges in design and manufacturing.

Read More

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, MARKET OUTLOOK

M. Holland Company Partners with Febo to Further International Expansion

Business wire | June 07, 2023

M. Holland Company, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials, today announced a new partnership with Febo S.p.A, an established European distributor of thermoplastic resins and petrochemical products. Under the agreement, Febo will have distribution rights for M. Holland products in Italy, Greece and the Balkans. The partnership extends M. Holland’s commercial reach in Europe, building upon existing business agreements in Ireland and the United Kingdom, along with the company’s recently established commercial office in the Netherlands. The partnership enables M. Holland to bring materials to customers in new regions through Febo’s extensive commercial and logistics network, which includes eight warehouses in Italy and Greece. M. Holland can now offer Mtegrity™, its line of certified producer prime resin, to an expanded network of clients, providing levels of ratability and consistency needed to meet current demands in Europe. “Our partnership with Febo represents a significant milestone in M. Holland’s global growth strategy,” said Steve Armstrong, vice president of international resale at M. Holland. “By joining forces with Febo, we can better support clients located in key European markets. Febo shares our commitment to delivering exceptional service and quality products, which sets the foundations for a continued long-term partnership.” “Febo and M. Holland share mutual goals and align on a strategic business mission in Europe,” said Gian Luca Casarini Elkan, commodities business manager of Febo Group. “Together, we will enhance our offerings, strengthen our relationships with existing and new customers, and drive positive business results.” M. Holland’s Mtegrity™ products hold REACH certification, granted by the European Chemicals Agency, which allows for the distribution of materials across European markets. Febo was founded in 1958 as a business venture by the Ferretti family. The majority shareholder and CEO is now Mr. Carocchi. Over the years, the Company fine-tuned its role, goals and mission. Today Febo operates on behalf of leading companies as a distributor of polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, ABS, SAN, PVC, PET, PC, PA, PMMA and biopolymers. Headquartered in Pistoia, Italy. Febo Group has over €296 million in annual sales and covers Italy and Greece with a senior sellers’ network that manages a customer portfolio of over 2,000 units. Febo caters to its customers’ logistic needs with strategically based warehouses located in the main consumption areas. The company has its own personnel dedicated to technical assistance and developing applications to meet all customer requirements from the main business sectors. ABOUT M. HOLLAND M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering clients innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions, delivering materials that empower sustainable innovation, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships and innovation has formed the core of the company’s heritage, culture and vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1.5 billion in annual sales, partners with more than 4,000 customers annually, and serves over 70 countries across North America, LATAM, EMEA and Asia. M. Holland has offices located in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands.

Read More

PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

Clean Energy Inks New Fueling Agreements with Customers Looking to Reduce Carbon Emissions with RNG

Businesswire | June 09, 2023

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, announced a slew of new deals with several well-known consumer brands and some of the nation’s largest and most environmentally-conscious transit agencies. Liberty Coca-Cola, one of the country’s largest bottlers and distributors of Coke and other brands and serving the Northeast U.S., has signed a fueling contract with Clean Energy to power trucks in New York and Philadelphia with renewable natural gas (RNG). These are its first trucks to operate on RNG, a sustainable fuel made from organic waste that significantly reduces carbon emissions by an average of 300% versus diesel. “Liberty Coca-Cola strives to be the best corporate citizen we can be in the communities where we do business, and having a cleaner-operating and more sustainable fleet with RNG is a good way to that,” said Stanley Walker, distribution manager, Liberty Coca-Cola. “RNG reduces carbon emissions and improves air quality easily and cost-effectively.” Electrolux North America, a leading global home appliance company, has signed a fueling agreement with Clean Energy for an estimated 200,000 gallons of RNG to be used by new trucks from a contracted carrier that will fuel at Clean Energy’s station in Ontario, CA. Recology, a waste management company, has inked new and extended RNG supply and maintenance contracts for an anticipated 800,000 and 6.5 million gallons respectively. Recology stations in Gilroy, Brisbane, and Davis, CA support more than 150 RNG trucks. Additionally, Recology has contracted Clean Energy to build a new RNG station In Snohomish, WA that is projected to fuel 30 trucks. Long-time customer and an early adopter of RNG, the Big Blue Bus in Santa Monica, CA has signed a maintenance agreement for its fleet of 195 transit buses that fuels with an anticipated 7.5 million gallons of RNG. In 2015, Big Blue Bus became one of the country's first municipal transit agencies to convert its entire fleet to RNG. Nationally recognized for its long-standing commitment to a cleaner environment, Big Blue Bus transports 44,000 passengers daily across a 58-square-mile service area. “We count Big Blue Bus as one of our most important customers because the leadership role the transit agency plays in tackling the issues of clean air and climate change,” said Chad Lindholm, Clean Energy Senior Vice President. “Fueling their fleet of buses with RNG provides immediate and significant carbon reductions, while improving air quality for people who live in and around the community of Santa Monica.” “Our longstanding partnership with Clean Energy helps us deliver on our mission to provide affordable and sustainable transportation, while creating healthier, more livable communities. Further, our adoption of renewable natural gas aligns with our strategic goal to implement a full zero-emissions fleet by 2030,” said Ed King, director, Santa Monica Department of Transportation. Clean Energy has been contracted by Gold Coast Transit to maintain its station in Oxnard, CA which uses an estimated 4 million gallons of RNG for 82 transit buses. Channel Island Dairy Farms has signed a contract for an estimated 300,000 gallons of RNG for heavy-duty trucks operating in the Corcoran, CA area. The Birmingham Jefferson County Transit Authority has signed a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy for its Birmingham, AL station. The station is expected to use an anticipated 2 million gallons of fuel for 186 transit buses. The City of Tucson has signed a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy to support its fleet operations. The station uses an anticipated 2 million gallons of fuel to power 150 transit buses and refuse trucks. Valley Regional Transit in Boise, ID has inked a maintenance agreement with Clean Energy. The station uses an expected 1.7 million gallons of fuel to power its fleet of 30 transit buses. Grand Canyon National Park, AZ has signed an agreement with Clean Energy to maintain its station. The station is anticipated to provide 1.5 million gallons of fuel for 30 park shuttle buses. Sweeping Corporation of America, the nation's largest power sweeping company, has signed a contract for a projected 250,000 gallons of fuel to power 78 trucks in Northern and Southern California. Campbell’s Trucking Company in Tacoma, WA has signed a fueling deal for an expected 300,000 gallons of fuel for 15 heavy-duty trucks. About Clean Energy Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country’s largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market. Our mission is to decarbonize transportation through the development and delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG), a sustainable fuel derived from organic waste. Clean Energy allows thousands of vehicles, from airport shuttles to city buses to waste and heavy-duty trucks, to reduce their amount of climate-harming greenhouse gas. We operate a vast network of fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada.

Read More

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

CollabraTech Solutions Sets New Industry Standard with Latest Liquid Chemical Delivery System for Semiconductor Manufacturing

Globenewswire | June 08, 2023

CollabraTech Solutions a full-service capital equipment company, has announced the latest evolution of its Liquid Chemical Delivery System, which addresses the challenging logistical component lead times facing the market and the pain points experienced by customers designing semiconductor applications. With an industry-leading lead time of just 20 weeks, these state-of-the-art systems set new benchmarks for performance, efficiency, reliability, and flexibility while meeting the evolving needs of the semiconductor industry. "Our approach to the market has always been to find innovative methods to address our customers’ critical challenges," said CollabraTech President Steve Lemons. "With the significant obstacles in the supply chain that continue to impact our industry and continuously evolving process requirements, our flexibility and creativity allow us to support our customers in ways that other equipment suppliers cannot. Our new Liquid Chemical Delivery System offers a compelling proof point for our approach, accelerating time-to-market by 55% and achieving a significant 33% boost in output while concurrently improving sustainability by reducing power consumption and facility needs. These unprecedented capabilities and superior features will redefine how liquid chemicals are delivered, transforming operations and propelling our industry forward." CollabraTech Solutions is committed to pushing boundaries, delivering cutting-edge solutions, and empowering its customers to achieve their goals. Major design benefits that drive the performance improvements of the new Liquid Delivery System include Adding the Siemens S7 family of PLC-based control systems allows for lead time reduction while offering comparable performance, compatibility and ease of integration with existing control systems. Six outlets allow customer to supply more chambers per delivery system reducing the initial capital outlay and on-going maintenance costs. Flexible configurations that deliver chemistries for production and development applications for a variety of deposition and etch processes. Consistent delivery pressures across cannisters eliminates pressure fluctuations inherent in day tank systems, yielding improved vaporizer performance. Auto cross-over and canister refill from the optional Bulk system, enabling the continuous and uninterrupted flow of liquid precursor to the process tools. Increasing canister capacity of up to 38 liters provides extended operational autonomy at the lowest cost per outlet in the industry. CollabraTech Solutions' Liquid Chemical Delivery systems are available now. About CollabraTech Solutions CollabraTech Solutions is a fully integrated engineering and manufacturing solutions company. Drawing on decades of experience in gas and chemical delivery, contract manufacturing, and our proven supply chain networks, the company brings together the optimal resources to provide our customers with creative solutions to their complex, technical challenges in design and manufacturing.

Read More

CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT, MARKET OUTLOOK

M. Holland Company Partners with Febo to Further International Expansion

Business wire | June 07, 2023

M. Holland Company, a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins and ancillary materials, today announced a new partnership with Febo S.p.A, an established European distributor of thermoplastic resins and petrochemical products. Under the agreement, Febo will have distribution rights for M. Holland products in Italy, Greece and the Balkans. The partnership extends M. Holland’s commercial reach in Europe, building upon existing business agreements in Ireland and the United Kingdom, along with the company’s recently established commercial office in the Netherlands. The partnership enables M. Holland to bring materials to customers in new regions through Febo’s extensive commercial and logistics network, which includes eight warehouses in Italy and Greece. M. Holland can now offer Mtegrity™, its line of certified producer prime resin, to an expanded network of clients, providing levels of ratability and consistency needed to meet current demands in Europe. “Our partnership with Febo represents a significant milestone in M. Holland’s global growth strategy,” said Steve Armstrong, vice president of international resale at M. Holland. “By joining forces with Febo, we can better support clients located in key European markets. Febo shares our commitment to delivering exceptional service and quality products, which sets the foundations for a continued long-term partnership.” “Febo and M. Holland share mutual goals and align on a strategic business mission in Europe,” said Gian Luca Casarini Elkan, commodities business manager of Febo Group. “Together, we will enhance our offerings, strengthen our relationships with existing and new customers, and drive positive business results.” M. Holland’s Mtegrity™ products hold REACH certification, granted by the European Chemicals Agency, which allows for the distribution of materials across European markets. Febo was founded in 1958 as a business venture by the Ferretti family. The majority shareholder and CEO is now Mr. Carocchi. Over the years, the Company fine-tuned its role, goals and mission. Today Febo operates on behalf of leading companies as a distributor of polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene, ABS, SAN, PVC, PET, PC, PA, PMMA and biopolymers. Headquartered in Pistoia, Italy. Febo Group has over €296 million in annual sales and covers Italy and Greece with a senior sellers’ network that manages a customer portfolio of over 2,000 units. Febo caters to its customers’ logistic needs with strategically based warehouses located in the main consumption areas. The company has its own personnel dedicated to technical assistance and developing applications to meet all customer requirements from the main business sectors. ABOUT M. HOLLAND M. Holland is a leading international distributor of thermoplastic resins, providing suppliers with the most strategic channels to market, offering clients innovative sourcing and supply chain solutions, delivering materials that empower sustainable innovation, and helping people lead rewarding careers. Since 1950, a deep commitment to personal relationships and innovation has formed the core of the company’s heritage, culture and vision. Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, M. Holland has over $1.5 billion in annual sales, partners with more than 4,000 customers annually, and serves over 70 countries across North America, LATAM, EMEA and Asia. M. Holland has offices located in the U.S., Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Netherlands.

Read More

Events