Chemical Reaction

Chemical Companies Implement Flexible Planning Strategies

According to the global chemistry industry production index, chemical production declined more than 10% in the first half of 2009. As a result, chemical companies are using flexible planning strategies to forecast supply and demand.

'Get Smart' Cartoon Caption

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

Recycling Coatings: An Environmental and Business Opportunity

Recycling Coatings: An Environmental and Business Opportunity "

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.