Chemical Reaction

Touring The Powder Show One Booth At A Time

Tooling around the 2010 Powder Show with a Flip Camera in hand is a great way to learn about new products and services geared toward the chemical processing industry. And instead of asking for materials that I would need to drag home and sort through, I can turn on my...

The Chemistry Industry Can Be Proud On Earth Day

In honor of the 40th Earth Day celebration, The American Chemistry Council (ACC) put together a fact sheet highlighting the American chemistry industry's contributions to helping eradicate climate change and champion energy conservation.

Don't Miss The Molecule Of The Week

Here's yet another reason I wish I had an iPhone rather than another brand "smartphone" -- The American Chemical Society (ACS) just launched an iPhone application for its Molecule of the Week (MOTW). It's also available on the iPod Touch and the just-released iPad.

When Advertisers Get It Right. . .

As a journalist, you will rarely see me waving an ad in a reader's face. While I understand advertising is necessary for the bottom line of any publication, I firmly believe in the separation of editorial and sales. Without this separation, readers would suffer. Advertisers know this and editors know this.

Safety Champion Speaks Out Against Multi-Tasking

A Chemical Processing reader brought to my attention a safety concern he had with a recent column I wrote, Sit back and Listen. In this column I highlight our podcast series and encourage readers to download podcasts and listen to them during their downtime, which in my opinion includes driving.

Engineering Degrees Prove Lucrative

A recent article on Yahoo! HotJobs lists the best degrees to have if you want a lucrative career. I was pleased to see the Top 2 degrees/jobs were for folks in the chemical industry. According to a salary survey from the  National Association of Colleges and Employers, these are the...

The World's Most Ethical Companies Revealed

A press release recently crossed my desk announcing that Dow Corning Corp. was recently recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies for 2010.

Seven Key Lessons To Prevent Worker Deaths

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board recently released the paper "Seven Key Lessons to Prevent Worker Deaths During Hot Work In and Around Tanks -- Effective Hazard Assessment and Use of Combustible Gas Monitoring Will Save Lives"

What's On Your Mind?

Have you ever wondered what your peers are thinking or doing? And I'm not just talking about your immediate peers (those you work with every day). I am talking about the big picture – peers from different companies and countries.

Republicans And Democrats Clash On The Climate

The Hill -- a Washington, D.C.-based publication that reports on the business of Washington, covering the inner-workings of Congress -- posted a story that highlights the lowlights of a recent Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing that was scheduled to review the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2011 budget.