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The Future of Materials

Posted on August 19th, 2016 by in New Materials & Applications

Recently Google was issued a patent for an adhesive applied to the hood of a car (U.S. Patent No. 9,340,178, 2016).  The adhesive’s purpose is to catch a person who has been struck by a car, keeping them from bouncing off the hood and getting run over. Continue reading “The Future of Materials” »

Creating Your EHS Road Map

Posted on May 6th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

A proactive EHS plan is not an option, an add-on, or a ‘nice-to have’ feature in the chemical manufacturing industry – it is the foundation on which your business stands.

From increased restrictions in the Toxic Substances and Control Act (TSCA) in the U.S. and the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) in Europe, to growing penalties related to environmental protection in China, chemical companies are Continue reading “Creating Your EHS Road Map” »

Putting EHS Principles into Processes

Posted on May 5th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Chemicals can offer amazing benefits to society in areas as diverse as medicine and agriculture, but they can also at times have adverse effects on the health of people and on our environment. For that reason, regulations are increasing, putting added pressure on chemical companies to maintain compliance. Continue reading “Putting EHS Principles into Processes” »

Reducing Risk in the Chemical Process Industries

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

No one should die at work.  Yet people do.  Even the safest job in the United States, librarian, has a work-related fatality rate of 0.3 fatalities per year per 100,000 librarians.  Continue reading “Reducing Risk in the Chemical Process Industries” »

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