According to a report on Bloomberg.com, German chemical companies are seeing a light at the end of the recession tunnel.
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.
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.
Chemical Processing reader Gerry McDonald, a retired petrochemical engineer, sent us an article on carbon dioxide. Gerry granted permission to post his entire article as submitted. The article appears below:
I regularly monitor chemical accidents in the news. It's a way to help me understand the dangers that Chemical Processing readers face on a daily basis. Manufacturing can be a dangerous profession. Add chemicals to the mix and the potential hazards grow exponentially.
I like conspiracy theories. I don't consider myself a theorist, but I do love reading about what others see in the clouds.
Picking a winner for the latest cartoon caption contest was a challenge. So many great entries landed in my e-mail box that each of the judges had their own set of favorites. Ultimately, we did decide on a winning entry.
While Twittering, I found an interesting post on the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Web site. It's a list of 10 Principles for Modernizing the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).
I fondly remember an episode of the television show Happy Days where Fonzie was giving Richie one of his pearls of wisdom. The Fonz told him, "Cunningham, you have to toot your own horn or nobody will know you're here."
For the first time since Chemical Processing introduced Comical Processing, the winner of the cartoon caption contest won by unanimous vote.