Chemical Reaction

Jumping On The Blog Bandwagon To Enlightenment

Everyone has a blog these days. Even my mother-in-law is a blogger. She has found a niche among the grandmotherly types who can't help but detail the lives of their grandchildren. She also gives equal time to the horse world she has been a part of since she was old...

No One Knows What To Make Of Starkey Steuernagle

I get to meet a lot of interesting people via my role at Chemical Processing. Recently I had the pleasure of meeting J.R. "Starkey" Steuernagle, general manager of Woodex Bearing Co. Inc. And for the record, Steuernagle is pronounced SHTOY-ur-noggle.

Science Proves Not All Vodkas Are Created Equally

I am a vodka snob. . . I admit it. An unfortunate experience in college cemented the fact that cheap vodka is not good vodka no matter what you mix with it.

Video Highlights Seal Technology

While at the 2010 Powder & Bulk Solids Show last month, I stopped by several booths to conduct interviews. In this video, I speak with the folks at Inpro/Seal about their newest product, the Air Mizer -- which is said to reduce maintenance, downtime, housekeeping, and lost product.

Will 'Crowdsourcing' Come To BP's Rescue?

My husband, Nate, and I are fans of the now-cancelled TV show "Flash Forward." The premise of the show was that on Oct. 6, 2009, the entire world blacked out for two minutes and 17 seconds.

Study Shows Cigarette Butts Prevent Rust

Need another reason to quit smoking? Scientists have discovered that the chemicals found in used cigarette butts can prevent corrosion on steel pipes.

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.

Help Us Improve Your Salary Survey

The results of the 2010 Chemical Processing Salary and Job Satisfaction Survey are out and thanks to our readers, we were just four respondents short of breaking the all-time total of 1,830 responses set in 2007.