February 2013 Issue
Five chemicals found in household products are under close scrutiny.
Report highlights potential of energy-efficient building materials.
Cutting energy costs is a necessity for chemical plants.
Interim solutions can lead to dire consequences.
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Synthesis technique transforms byproduct into high-value thermoplastic.
Researchers have developed a way to use trifluoromethane to create valuable chemicals.
Unusual tower configuration better copes with control valve failure.
Variable positioning of probes and dip tubes provides flexibility and savings.
Regulations may not require a mass notification system but it still may be a good idea.
Expanding from a plant-based focus provides significant benefits.
Readers suggest several options to improve reliability
Chemical makers increasingly focus on water-related risks and opportunities
The chemical industry, for one, will benefit significantly.
Too much or too little moisture can cause problems during processing and storage
Setting an appropriate minimum flow avoids damage and excessive operating costs
Shipments rose slightly but capacity utilization and the CAB both slipped a bit.