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More Is Less

November 6, 2006 6:48 am | Comments

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has adopted "preferred chemical principles" to establish a set of preferred chemical characteristics for product ingredients.

Less Is More

November 6, 2006 6:48 am | Comments

Have you ever asked yourself: "Do we really need this many rupture discs in our inventory?" Typical plants carry 30-50 percent excess stock because of rupture disc selection practices and manufacturer pricing that encourage higher volume purchases.

Gulf Coast Solids Handling & Processing Show

November 6, 2006 6:46 am | Comments

www.gulfcoastsolids-show.

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International Pump Users Symposium

November 6, 2006 6:46 am | Comments

http://turbolab.tamu.edu/pumpshow/pump.

Informex

November 6, 2006 6:46 am | Comments

www.informex.

Economic Perspective:Biofuel Subsidy Debate Goes Green

November 6, 2006 6:38 am | Comments

There has been a lot of talk lately about the lack of a level-playing field for biofuels because of the heavy subsidies being used to support the sector's shaky economics.

From Northern Neighbors:Reaction to Proposed Clean Air Law

November 6, 2006 6:38 am | Comments

The Canadian Chemical Producers Association (CCPA) says Canada's chemicals industry will support the federal government on its newly introduced clean air bill.

Stern Review on Climate Change:Shift to Low-Carbon Economy

November 6, 2006 6:38 am | Comments

The Stern Review on climate change, released at the end of October, presents a bleak picture of an economic future devastated by higher than average global temperatures.

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Out of California:Market-Based Plan to Cap Emissions

November 6, 2006 6:38 am | Comments

An organization of California manufacturers voiced satisfaction with the way Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger was implementing a market-based program to cap factory emissions of greenhouse gases to slow or halt global climate change.

Bayer Stresses the Importance of R & D

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

Bayer is investing $2.4 billion in R&D this year. "This is the biggest R&D budget of any chemical and pharmaceutical company in Germany," said Werner Wenning at a press forum in Leverkusen, Germany.

Biodiesel Produced From Wood Products

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

Finland-based forest products group UPM plans to become a significant producer of biodiesel in Europe, using wood-based biomass as a raw material.

Most Controversial Issue of Century:Some Experts Argue It's Peak Oil

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

Peak Oil, the point at which development and supply of world petroleum resources fall below global oil consumption, is shaping up to be the most controversial issue of this century — except it may already be moot.

Explosive Issue: Safety Board WarnsRefiners to Stop Dangerous Venting

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

The U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) is urging the refining industry to eliminate the type of atmospheric vents that caused an explosion that killed 15 workers at BP's Texas City refinery in March 2005.

China's PVC Prices Set for Downturn

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

Chinese traders and sellers are saying China, the world's largest PVC producer, has become a victim of its own success as wild domestic price fluctuations, disparate pricing strategies, and a web-like distribution and trader network have eroded its selling power.

Biodegradable Approach to Fast Food

November 6, 2006 6:36 am | Comments

Alcoa KAMA has decided to make plastic sheet for food service packaging using Cereplast's starch-based, biodegradable resins.

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