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Are You Building an Incident-Proof Reputation?

Posted on November 27th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Many good reputations have forever been tarnished by a single incident, and companies that have established a relationship built on trust suddenly lose their neighbors’ confidence and support. All too often, a history of satisfactory Process Safety Management (PSM) performance camouflages an impending disaster Continue reading “Are You Building an Incident-Proof Reputation?” »

PSM Auditor: Coach, Umpire, or Police

Posted on July 11th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

“Umpires don’t make the rules.  They apply them…They make sure everybody plays by the rules.  But it is a limited role.  Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire”  Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

When we are approached to conduct a PSM audit, the conversation usually begins with a query about whether we can do a third party audit. Continue reading “PSM Auditor: Coach, Umpire, or Police” »

R&D Investments Shift East, Challenging Traditional Research Centers

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

The chemical industry has served as a key driver of China’s “turbo-charged” GDP growth, which has remained above 7 percent since 2011. Meanwhile, R&D spending across Asia continues to increase, accounting for more than 32 percent of global spending on science. Continue reading “R&D Investments Shift East, Challenging Traditional Research Centers” »

Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half

Posted on April 13th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Executives and managers from several plastic producers expect Brazil’s economy to start a sustained recovery in the second half of the year, ending the nation’s worst recession since the Great Depression. Continue reading “Brazil’s recovery to strengthen in second half” »

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