Chemical Reaction

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.

A Pharmaceutical Challenge for Technocrats

Pharmaceuticals have their own unique technology and pricing positions compared with the other chemical products. Can we introduce innovative development and manufacturing technologies for the pharmaceuticals sector? The answer in unequivocal ‘yes!’ We just need to understand the roadblocks and overcome them. "

The Crusade Against Carbon Dioxide is Wrong

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:

Be Prepared For The Worst -- Chemical Accidents Happen

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.

Loco Over Logos -- The Devil and P&G?

I like conspiracy theories. I don't consider myself a theorist, but I do love reading about what others see in the clouds.

Winning Formula For Cartoon Captions

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.

Chemical Engineering: Understanding The Curriculum For Quality Manufacturing

Chemical Engineers during their training are taught that they will commercialize and/or operate a process that will produce consistent quality product all the time (without re-work) using a safe, sustainable and an economic process.

Climate Change and its impact on Industrial Production

Climate change is a new challenge and a major discussion point between the developed and the developing countries. Some sort of emission limits will be placed as we move forward. There is lot of posturing and both sides are making point and counterpoint.