Chemicals & Materials Now!

From basic to specialty, and everything in between

Select category
Search this blog

Towards Greener Manufacturing: Assessing the Alternatives

Posted on May 2nd, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

There are many good reasons why chemical companies are looking at transitioning to green manufacturing. A recent global survey of industry executives found that the reason most often cited was that the pursuit of sustainability initiatives can improve manufacturing processes by reducing energy and waste, and also by reducing or eliminating toxic chemicals. Continue reading “Towards Greener Manufacturing: Assessing the Alternatives” »

Chemical Regulation in China and Europe: Font of Innovation?

Posted on April 19th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

As regulations tighten in the chemical industry, the debate as to whether this hinders or encourages innovation rages. Recent examinations of the effects of the extensive REACh law appear to indicate that there may not be much impact at all. Continue reading “Chemical Regulation in China and Europe: Font of Innovation?” »

Not Too Big to Jail: Freedom Industries Executives Sentenced for Environmental Crimes

Posted on March 16th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

Two years ago, on January 9, 2014, Freedom Industries spilled almost 10,000 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexanemethanol (MCHM) into the Elk River in West Virginia, Continue reading “Not Too Big to Jail: Freedom Industries Executives Sentenced for Environmental Crimes” »

TOSCA is an Opera, TSCA can be a Drama

Posted on January 12th, 2016 by in Chemical Manufacturing Excellence

When Puccini composed his magnificent opera Tosca he never imagined an environmental law’s acronym would be pronounced Tosca!  While Tosca has not changed over time, TSCA is undergoing significant changes with looming impact on industries producing or consuming chemicals. Continue reading “TOSCA is an Opera, TSCA can be a Drama” »

  1. 1
  2. 2