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Naphtha Margins Pushing Petchem Profits Higher in 2017

Posted on December 1st, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

Margin data supplied by Shell to investment analysts show why petrochemical producers continue to ride high. In the third quarter, most other petrochemical sector players joined the energy major in reporting still healthy cracker margins. Continue reading “Naphtha Margins Pushing Petchem Profits Higher in 2017” »

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?” »

Avoiding Corrosion-Related Failures by Choosing the Right Materials

Posted on October 30th, 2017 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

With most metals and materials, corrosion is likely to happen eventually. Structures, and equipment are all going to experience degradation at some point and need to be either repaired or replaced entirely. This is a reality that all industries grapple with, and it affects both private business and public life. Continue reading “Avoiding Corrosion-Related Failures by Choosing the Right Materials” »

Can old herbicides save glyphosate?

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 by in Chemical R&D

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An epidemic of glyphosate-resistant weeds is ending the revolutionary impact of glyphosate in glyphosate-tolerant crops. Can using glyphosate with new formulations of herbicides over a half-century old save it? Continue reading “Can old herbicides save glyphosate?” »

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