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Two Products Win Vaaler Awards

Every other year since 1964, Chemical Processing has bestowed Vaaler Awards on products and services that dramatically improve the operation and efficiency of plants. The 2009 Awards, which honor offerings commercialized between July 2007 and June 2009, go to:

And The Winning Cartoon Caption Is. . .

It's time once again to announce the Comical Processing cartoon caption winner. This cartoon was the catalyst for myriad funny responses. Everything from the H1N1 virus to world domination and poking fun at Speedo underwear.

Revealing The Science Behind A Better Education

I recently read an article that talked about President Obama's potential plan to lengthen the school day and/or eliminate summer breaks for American kids.  Based on the fact that many U.S. kids are falling behind their peers in other countries when it comes to test scores, it may be...

Cartoon Caption Winner: Pop Culture Provides Laughs

I find it interesting how social media has taken a firm hold on society. Even my 72-year-old mother knows about Twitter and Tweets – which is saying a lot because she doesn't usually care much about technology. And popular culture confuses her.

Dirk Willard Goes On Assignment In New Caledonia

There is a reason Chemical Processing tapped the expertise of Dirk Willard to be the Field Notes editor – he's often in the field facing the same challenges our readers face on a daily basis.

Will REACH Compliance Get Too Testy?

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CP Readers Submit The Wittiest Cartoon Captions

When I post a new cartoon I always think of one or two captions that I would submit if I were able to partake in the Comical Processing Cartoon Caption contest. I suppose I could submit my captions, but I have a lot more fun reading the ones submitted...

Chemical Industry Contends with Mixed Economic Signals

According to a report on Bloomberg.com, German chemical companies are seeing a light at the end of the recession tunnel.

Meet The Editors at the Chem Show

The editor's at Chemical Processing are gearing up for the Chem Show, Nov. 17 – 19. Mark Rosenzweig and I will both be in attendance and look forward to the in-person interaction that shows like this foster.

Do You Know Your Dust Explosion Risks?

I recently traveled to Blue Springs, Mo., to visit with the folks at Fike Corp., supplier of products and services that protect people and critical assets from dangers such as fire, explosion and over-pressurization.