Economic Impact Of New Ethane Cracker

Cracker” is industry lingo for a plant that takes oil and gas and breaks it into smaller molecules, to create ethylene, which is used in plastics manufacturing.Construction of a cracker plant could mean billions of dollars in economic impact for West Virginia over the next four decades, but the state must take steps to realize that potential

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Clariant

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. The company employs a total workforce of around 17 200. In the financial year 2015, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.807 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

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PROCESS SAFETY AND HOW IT REDUCES YOUR RISK

Infographic | February 26, 2020

An effective process safety program combines management and engineering efforts to help mitigate accidents and catastrophes involving hazardous materials. PROCESS SAFETY (PS) IS NOT JUST A RESPONSE TO REGULATORY NEEDS; IT SAVES LIVES AND FINANCIAL COSTS TO A BUSINESS

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Working in heat can be hazardous and can cause harm to workers

Infographic | December 18, 2019

You must do everything reasonably practicable to eliminate the risks of working in heat. Where the risk cannot be eliminated, it must be minimised as much as reasonably practicable. Different workers may react differently to heat conditions. 5 Heat is not just a hazard when working outdoors on hot days. Consider the conditions inside your workplace and what hazards may be present.

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An overview on crude oil and refineries

Infographic | February 3, 2020

Crude oil undergoes a process called fractional distillation in the refinery plants. Crude oil is being heaten to crack down to shorter hydrocarbon chain under different temperature. The major by products are refinery gas, petrol, naphtha, kerosene, diesel, lubricating oil, fuel oil and bitumen.

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THE FUTURE OF PLASTIC RECYCLING

Infographic | January 30, 2020

The future of the plastic recycling market will mostly be a combination of mechanical recycling, depolymerization, and pyrolysis. Waste availability will determine which becomes dominant.

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Covalent and non-covalent chemistry of 2D black phosphorus

Infographic | June 1, 2022

2D black phosphorous is an emerging material with a fascinating structure and outstanding electronic properties that holds potential for many applications.

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Specialty Chemicals Market Overview

Infographic | December 26, 2019

The global specialty chemicals industry stood at almost $600 billion in 2018. Specialty polymers, industrial and institutional cleaners, electronic chemicals, surfactants, and flavors and fragrances were the largest sectors. Specialty chemicals are consumed in a wide variety of end use industries and growth is very much dependent on the health of the economy.

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Clariant

Clariant is a globally leading specialty chemicals company, based in Muttenz near Basel/Switzerland. The company employs a total workforce of around 17 200. In the financial year 2015, Clariant recorded sales of CHF 5.807 billion for its continuing businesses. The company reports in four business areas: Care Chemicals, Catalysis & Energy, Natural Resources, and Plastics & Coatings. Clariant’s corporate strategy is based on five pillars: increase profitability, reposition portfolio, add value with sustainability, foster innovation and R&D, and intensify growth.

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