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January 25, 2010
Ford promotes its development and use of soy-based foam for seating in cars. The foam can be 30% lighter than petrochemical-derived alternaitives...
January 22, 2010
The big political news in the U.S. this week is the victory of Republican Scott Brown in a special election for a Senate seat in Massachusetts. In a particularly bad twist for...
January 20, 2010
Average wholesale price (AWP) of blockbuster drugs (sales greater than one billion dollar/year) and dosage determine the quantity of API needed. This calculation can be made easily...
January 19, 2010
Olin has declared force majeure for chlorine, diaphragm grade caustic soda, hydrogen, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite, and sodium chloride produced at its McIntosh, AL facility...
January 18, 2010
By Harpal Singh, CEO of Supply Chain Consultants The cost required to distribute bulk products such as petroleum, chemicals, and gases is a substantial part of the total cost of...
January 14, 2010
As Congress dithers on regulating U.S. greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving ahead with a new set of rules that could regulate them...
January 14, 2010
Traffic was down sharply--U.S. chemical carloads were at their lowest level since 1993--but patterns weren't all that unusual last year.

January 11, 2010
As Congress debates the future of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS)--not only to make it permanent but also to require more stringent protection measures--the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has already assigned more than 2,000 chemical facilities to one of four final risk-tiers....
January 6, 2010
About 20% of the 84,000 chemicals used commercially in the U.S. are protected by a provision in the Toxic Substances Control Act that allows their names and properties to be kept...
January 6, 2010
Never before has there been so much uncertainty over the future supply and demand for hydrocarbons, particularly in transport, which accounts for 50% of primary oil consumption. Some...
January 6, 2010
This month, as the holiday season draws to a close, The European Chemicals Agency, (ECHA; Helsinki), will give us all a belated New Year’s gift in its updated Candidate List for...
January 4, 2010
Over the span of my 40-year career in the specialty chemical industry, I have learned that with every challenge, there is also opportunity.  Today, globalization and outsourcing...
December 21, 2009
The climate accord agreed in Copenhagen on Saturday arguably will do little to protect the planet from anthropogenic climate change. As every face-saving politician that participated...
December 17, 2009
The U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act was passed 35 years ago and regulates 91 contaminants in U.S. drinking water. The list of contaminants has not been updated since 2000 (hey, I wonder...
May 18, 2010
Yesterday I queued for more than 5 hours in near freezing conditions to pick up my badge and enter the Copenhagen climate conference. I was not alone. Unlike other United Nations...
December 17, 2009
The atmosphere outside the conference center in Copenhagen where climate negotiations are ongoing soured today when riot police clashed with protestors. Hundreds of protestors were met...
December 14, 2009
The Copenhagen United Nations climate summit arguably is the world’s most important peace time meeting of the past 50 years. With so much at stake for the chemicals industry (as...
December 10, 2009
In the recent years we all have been reading and hearing about what the Indians have been doing in the areas of IT, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and petrochemicals etc. They have...
December 10, 2009
During the UN Climate Change Conference (COP 15) in Copenhagen this week we have witnessed climate activists criticising carbon trading as the mechanism of choice for achieving...
December 9, 2009
Some U.S. House Republicans plan to accompany President Obama to Copenhagen, though they don't appear particularly interested in reaching an agreement. Representative Joe Barton...
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