Membership Has Its Privileges

Joining our online community will grant you access to exclusive features

By Traci Purdum, senior digital editor

I've always been a joiner. Ever since I was a girl, I have been part of this group or that group. From Brownies, Girl Scouts, Key Club, Student Council, to Alpha Phi sorority and Rotary International — if a group offers me a chance to expand my horizons and network with folks who share similar interests, I'm all for it.

 I also am a part of many career-oriented groups. It's a great way to stay on top of trends, get the latest industry-specific news and enjoy the perks to which only members are privy.

 Enter the Insider community. By becoming a member of, you will join others in the chemical industry who gain access to content before non-members. You also will have access to member-only features like "Recommend This."

If a group offers me a chance to expand my horizons and network with folks who share similar interests, I am all for it.

– Traci Purdum, senior digital editor

 The Recommend This button is located at the top and bottom of each article. If you find an article valuable, you can give it a thumbs-up. This easy-to-use tool helps readers gauge if the article is worthy reading material.  It also lets us know what topics to focus on in the future and which topics don't resonate with readers. Members can only vote for each article once — thus eliminating any temptation to stuff the ballot box.

To become a member, go to the "Become a Member" link is located in the top right corner — right across from the headline of this column. (It also appears in the same location throughout the site.) This quick, one-time registration gives you access to exclusive site benefits. 

Leary of giving out information? We only ask for your e-mail address and require that you create a username for yourself. This is your chance to try out a cool new moniker. If you want to be known as Al_Chemy or One_Cool_Catalyst, by all means, go forth and conquer.

Once you become a member, you can easily manage your account. You can change your username (in case you no longer feel like One_Cool_Catalyst), password, subscribe to various eNewsletters and update your magazine subscription.

Additionally, once you become a member of, you'll gain exclusive memberships to our five sister Web sites – Control Design, Control Global, Food Processing, Plant Services and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Simply sign in with the same credentials you use on

I hope you become a Insider. After all, membership has its privileges.
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