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AmSty Boosts Run-Length And Efficiency With Process Inhibitors And Cooling Solutions

April 28, 2015 3:20 pm | by GE Water & Process Technologies | Videos | Comments

The Louisiana facility was able to improve productivity and run-length time with Styrex process inhibitors, as well as maximize cooling system performance through chemistry and automation.

Scientists Engineer Natural Replacement For Pesticides

April 28, 2015 2:44 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

British researchers say they've developed an easier method to recreate scents that naturally...

Lower Oil Prices And Devalued Euro is Volatile, But Profitable For European Chem Producers…For Now

April 28, 2015 2:19 pm | by IHS Chemical | News | Comments

"Crude oil prices are around $62 per barrel, consumption is improving, and buyers throughout the...

Colombia's Health Ministry Seeks to Halt Coca Spraying

April 28, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The ministry on Monday based its decision on the reclassification last month of glyphosate as a...

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1 Last Crop to be Planted at Fertilizer Factory Site

April 28, 2015 9:44 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A spokesman for fertilizer-maker Cronus Chemicals says that by next spring farming activity on the 240 acres will be replaced by equipment used to begin construction of the plant.

One Dead, Three Injured Amid Georgia Refinery Leak

April 27, 2015 4:28 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Reports indicated a refinery worker at Asphalt Refining and Technology Company in Douglasville went into cardiac arrest on Wednesday afternoon

Peltz Gets Key Backer in Fight For Influence at DuPont

April 27, 2015 4:20 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Peltz's Trian Fund Management is pushing the chemicals maker to split into two companies and it has nominated four directors for company the board.


Food Industry Tries To Block Vermont's GMO Labeling Laws

April 27, 2015 4:11 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Food industry lawyers say there's not enough time to implement Vermont's new labeling rules for genetically modified products before the July 2016 effective date and are asking a federal judge to block them.

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 | Blogs | 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.

Louisiana Chemical Industry Hits Its Stride

April 24, 2015 4:40 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The head of Louisiana's chemical industry trade group believes the state's chemical production will continue its recent growth — provided companies can avoid potential "potholes."

ACC Knocks Proposed Changes to California Disclosure Law

April 24, 2015 4:23 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The American Chemistry Council sharply criticized modifications to California's Proposition 65 that would require companies to list 12 specific chemicals if included in their products, including lead, mercury and phthalates.

Unusual Ice Cream Recalls Raise Questions About Cause

April 24, 2015 9:40 am | by MARY CLARE JALONICK, Associated Press | News | Comments

The recalls are unusual: Listeria is rarely found in ice cream because it can't grow at freezing temperatures.


DuPont Hopes Acquisition Will Bolster Crop Products

April 24, 2015 9:20 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

DuPont this week announced an agreement to buy a California biotech company that officials hope will advance the chemical giant's agribusiness offerings.  

Desert Shrub Could Become Alternative Rubber Source

April 23, 2015 4:31 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Rubber companies are increasingly looking to a North American desert shrub as a potential alternative to rubber imported from Southeast Asia.  

Home Depot to Eliminate Phthalates From Vinyl Flooring

April 23, 2015 4:08 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world's largest home improvement chain is phasing out the use of potentially harmful chemicals in its vinyl flooring.

Why Calibration Needs to Be Made Part of Your APM Strategy

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

IDBS And ChemAxon Partnership Harnesses Leading Biology And Chemistry Expertise

April 23, 2015 3:00 pm | by Metia | News | Comments

The strategic technology deal strengthens IDBS’ single R&D data management platform.


Officials Seek Answers After Chemical Spill in Ohio

April 23, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Local officials are seeking answers after a chemical spill at an injection well facility threatened a northeast Ohio township's water supply.

Companies to Re-Evaluate Proposed Cracker Plant in W.Va.

April 22, 2015 4:57 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Brazilian petrochemical company Odebrecht and plastics maker Braskem say they will re-evaluate an ethane cracker they proposed to build in West Virginia.

BPA Risk to Newborns May be Overplayed

April 22, 2015 4:49 pm | by John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health | News | Comments

A study of days-old infants shows an innate ability to clear the controversial compound used in plastics from the body.

BASF Opens Largest Indian Construction Chemicals Plant

April 22, 2015 4:22 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The world's largest chemical producer said in a statement that the Nellore facility will help meet growing construction demand in India, particularly for customers in the southern part of the country.

Belgian Brewery Turns Food Waste Into Beer

April 22, 2015 4:19 pm | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A Belgian microbrewery is selling beer made using unsold bread from supermarkets.

Popular Pesticide Hurts Wild Bees in Major Field Study

April 22, 2015 4:15 pm | by SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer | News | Comments

A common type of pesticide is dramatically harming wild bees, according to a new in-the-field study that outside experts say may help shift the way the U.S. government looks at a controversial class of chemicals.

Blue Bell Says It's Still Trying to Pinpoint Listeria Cause

April 22, 2015 10:30 am | by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press | News | Comments

A massive recall has brought more attention and put more pressure on a century-old Texas ice cream company that has been searching to discover how its products became linked to a deadly string of listeria cases.

Company Files Suit Over Arsenic Levels at Charlotte Plant

April 22, 2015 9:24 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A company has filed a lawsuit alleging the former Charlotte manufacturing facility it purchased last year contains 5 million pounds of arsenic and cadmium contamination.

Chinese Officials Blame Chemical Plant Bosses For Explosion

April 22, 2015 9:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The April 6 blast and ensuing hydrocarbon fire at the paraxylene plant in Fujian province left six people hospitalized and renewed discussion on China's social media about the potential dangers of factories that produce the toxic chemical.

Toxic Chemical Kills Hundreds of Fish at Texas Aquarium

April 21, 2015 5:26 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

What appears to be a tragic labeling mishap has killed about 400 fish at The Texas State Aquarium.

3 Trends Driving Growth in The Interconnected Auto And Chemicals Markets

April 21, 2015 4:09 pm | by Meagan Parrish, Editor, Chem.Info | News | Comments

The auto industry is taking off and the chemicals sector is hitching a ride.

Blue Bell Recalls All Products Over Listeria Concerns

April 21, 2015 12:14 pm | by CNN | Videos | Comments

Blue Bell says it is pulling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbert and other frozen snacks.

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