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Do You Need a Hero? Emergency Action Plans

Posted on December 8th, 2016 by

Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

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“We all need our heroes, not just in time of chaos but also in the time of peace.”  Paul Bamikole

Being a firefighter is about as safe as any typical job in the United States.  Continue reading “Do You Need a Hero? Emergency Action Plans” »

3D Printing Punctual Pop

Posted on December 7th, 2016 by

New Materials & Applications

3D Printing

Image courtesy of CSP-World [CC-BY-SA 4.0], via Printing 3D Today

Additive manufacturing has received significant attention for revolutionizing engineering and manufacturing – enabling the design and production of previously impossible configurations – but does its potential abate when it comes to the assembly line? Continue reading “3D Printing Punctual Pop” »

US PVC market optimistic on construction rebound

Posted on December 6th, 2016 by

Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

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The slowly improving US construction market is boosting optimism and sales in the US polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market. Continue reading “US PVC market optimistic on construction rebound” »

Is Sustainable Packaging Good for the Business Environment?

Posted on December 5th, 2016 by

New Materials & Applications

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Although food packaging offers incredible benefits by allowing food to last far longer, and much of that packaging can be recycled, it still has a bad reputation among consumers who want to see less of it littering landfills, streets and oceans. Continue reading “Is Sustainable Packaging Good for the Business Environment?” »

Versalis looking for growth, pushing ahead on bio-portfolio

Posted on December 2nd, 2016 by

Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Daniele Ferrari

Versalis CEO, Daniele Ferrari Source: Versalis

The “better products” drive has taken on new meaning at Italy-headquartered Versalis. Buoyed by positive cash flows and profits, the company, now once again part of energy giant ENI, is pushing ahead with geographical expansion alongside the development of a robust bio-based production platform. Continue reading “Versalis looking for growth, pushing ahead on bio-portfolio” »

The Remote Charging Solution

Posted on December 1st, 2016 by

New Materials & Applications

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In my last post The Energy Storage Problem, we looked at how in the world of portable electronics there is a lot of investment in developing battery technology to improve its energy density. Continue reading “The Remote Charging Solution” »

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