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Get an Umbrella Before it Rains

June 25, 2015 | by Jon Wikstrom | Comments

Why companies are preparing now for future environmental regulations.

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Chem Industry’s Hero And Villain of The Week

May 28, 2015 3:19 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

This week’s look at who’s getting kudos and who’s getting flak spotlights the go-to cleaner in oil spills, and the fracking mogul accused of trying to get earthquake researchers fired.

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Who Will Lose Their Job To The Machines?

May 27, 2015 5:09 pm | by Melissa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development | Comments

It's good news, chemical engineers...for now.

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Vision, Response Critical for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity

May 27, 2015 2:35 pm | by Joe Shust, Editor, Continuity Insights | Comments

Just one missing product could shut down an entire operation.

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How Big Data is Influencing Chemical Manufacturing

May 26, 2015 3:19 pm | by Sneha Rajesh Lundia, Business Analyst, Manufacturing & Hitech SBU, Wipro Limited | Comments

The challenge is in leveraging Big Data to manage the business better and create new opportunities.

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How Does Shell’s Environmental Record Stack Up?

May 20, 2015 5:06 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Before we pack our parkas and head north, let’s review the reality behind a some of Shell’s environmental record and see how the company’s rhetoric stacks up to its history in dealing with disasters.

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Selecting Management of Change Capabilities For The Process Industries

May 18, 2015 12:09 pm | by Mike Stone, Product Manager, Infor EAM | Comments

For every organization in the oil and gas or processing industries, there exists a major challenge in managing changes of physical operations. On a technical level, there are formal processes in place to regulate what’s known as management of change (MoC).

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Chemical Industry’s Hero & Villain of The Week

May 14, 2015 4:30 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

This week's look at who's getting kudos and who's getting flak highlights researchers who revealed a way to turn common trash into health-food gold and Dow’s CEO, who drew fire in a damning new report.

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Nanotechnology Could be The Next Big Thing in Medical Care

May 12, 2015 1:15 pm | by Jay West, American Chemistry Council | Comments

Scientists in the U.S. are researching how nanotechnology and nanoparticles may be used to fight many diseases, including cancer and Ebola.

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4 Managerial Mindsets That Could Delay Your GHS Transition

May 11, 2015 3:30 pm | by Sarah Sajedi, CEO and Co-founder of ERA Environmental Management Solutions | Comments

With the GHS June deadline approaching, manual re-classification and re-authoring of safety data sheets is expected to be the biggest EHS challenge of 2015.

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How Chemical Companies Are Part of The Solution — And Problem — For Climate Change

May 4, 2015 5:19 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Some of the world’s top chemical companies have not only called climate change “man made,” they’re leading the charge to combat it.

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World Safety Day Facts

April 28, 2015 10:03 am | by UL Workplace Health & Safety | Comments

It's World Safety Day. Get in the know about workplace accidents with a few staggering stats from UL Workplace Health & Safety.

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Chemical Industry’s Evolution of Safety Improvements

April 24, 2015 4:47 pm | by Dr. Scott Harris, Director of EHS Advisory Services for UL Workplace Health & Safety | Comments

Through all of the vehicle damage, tire slashing, death threats, fist-fights, union grievances and more, my boss never wavered on the whatever-it-takes commitment to becoming a safe operation, and it worked.

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You Gotta Laugh: The Fracking Debate

April 24, 2015 10:02 am | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | Comments

Another hilariously spot-on headline from The Onion: "Scientists Working To Harness Energy Produced By Intense Fracking Debates."

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Why Calibration Needs to Be Made Part of Your APM Strategy

April 23, 2015 3:40 pm | by Dan Miklovic, Principal Analyst, LNS Research | Comments

Just as calibration needs to be part of your quality processes it absolutely needs to be part of your asset performance management (APM) strategy as well.

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6 Critical Factors For Achieving Success In The Chemical Industry

April 14, 2015 12:01 pm | by Stefan Guertzgen, Senior Director of Chemicals, SAP | Comments

Like almost every other industry, chemical companies are looking for new ways to manage highly fluctuating economic conditions, uncertain markets, global competition, and continuously increasing regulatory requirements. So what will help these organizations drive innovation and value?

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