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'Get Smart' Cartoon Caption

A new winner for the Comical Processing cartoon caption contest has been announced.

10 Killer Mistakes

Any time I see an article that points out 10 (or 9, 5 or 3) mistakes and touts it can help you avoid making said mistakes, I always bite and open the link. (Sorry if I tricked you into opening this link.)

The Best Programming Language For Process Control

Our Ask the Experts (ATE) area has experienced an uptick in traffic due to a posting regarding programming languages for process control.

Webcast on REACH Compliance

If you didn't get a chance to attend yesterday's Webcast – No Data, No Market: Achieving REACH Compliance -- no worries. We have an on-demand version you can view at your leisure.

Waxman-Markey Cap & Trade Bill

Much controversy revolves around the Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill.  According to Ben Lieberman, a senior policy analyst for energy and environment in the Thomas A. Roe Institute for Economic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation, the bill "affects employment, and especially employment in the manufacturing sector.

Chemical Worker's Song on YouTube

While searching for interesting YouTube videos that pertain to the chemical processing industry, Faith Dalton, district sales manager for Chemical Processing, forwarded the following video from the band Great Big Sea to Editor Mark Rosenzweig and me.

Celebrating Achievements In Chemistry

I love celebrations. Yesterday we celebrated Father's Day and soon we will be celebrating Independence Day.

CFATS – Will Congress Help?

It's fairly well-known that the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) is set to expire this year (Oct. 4, 2009), and that many in the industry are looking to Congress to reauthorize the program.

Competitive Edge – It's All In The Slogan

When I tell people I write for Chemical Processing magazine they stare at me in doe-eyed silence. The awkward silence ends when I start mentioning some of the companies that we cover. Then it becomes a free-association frenzy filled with marketing slogans galore.

Let The Blogging Begin

Welcome to the Chemical Reaction Blog – a place to react to what you've seen in or heard about the chemical industry. Getting the discussion started is often a difficult task, but as a journalist charged with helping to keep you informed about what's happening in the industry and within...