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Chemical Manufacturing’s Three Main Challenges in Industry 4.0

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

Chemical manufacturing is being transformed by Industry 4.0. Today’s chemical companies are quickly adapting to the digital world, recognizing the power of “connection” among products, production equipment and personnel. But with transformation also comes challenges. Some are specific to organizations and depend on where they currently stand regarding technology, operations and resources. Continue reading “Chemical Manufacturing’s Three Main Challenges in Industry 4.0” »

Us Natural Soda Ash Industry Seeks To Maintain Global Competitiveness

Posted on March 21st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The natural soda ash market in the US is seeking to maintain its competitiveness relative to the Chinese synthetic soda ash industry, the main global competitor for US soda ash. Downstream, about 50% of soda ash goes into glass-making production, which is utilised in the automotive industry and building trades in the US and exported globally. Continue reading “Us Natural Soda Ash Industry Seeks To Maintain Global Competitiveness” »

5 most popular Chemicals and Materials Now blog posts from 2016

Posted on January 27th, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

Increasingly advanced consumer technology is a hot topic among those working in the chemicals and materials space, so it’s not a wonder that posts about two different smart phones were among the most popular blogs in 2016. Continue reading “5 most popular Chemicals and Materials Now blog posts from 2016” »

Energy Conservation Part 3 – Processes and Economics

Posted on January 12th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Energy conservation typically involves changing energy-related processes to improve economics while mitigating the detrimental effects of culture and politics.  Note that not only does the previous sentence encompass all four domains that comprise sustainability but it also alludes to inter-dependencies between the process and its economics.  Continue reading “Energy Conservation Part 3 – Processes and Economics” »

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