Today, many plants run on slim profit margins, so best practices and trends highlighting ways to save costs, minimize expenses and reduce overspending are more prudent than ever.


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2023 salary survey 9 to 5 insights

Chemical Industry Salaries: More Giving Than Taking – 9 to 5 Insights

The 2023 salary and job satisfaction survey reveals that compensation, recognition and challenging work are reasons to sing a happy tune.
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Project Management: Master The Art Of Early Ordering

Early purchasing is done when time is critical. Experienced engineers are required to balance factors and make quick decisions to reduce time from concept to execution.
Avoid Contracting Mistakes

Avoid Project Contracting Pitfalls

Good contracting practices, both pre-award and post-award, can prevent costly time-consuming mistakes and adverse impacts, and help ensure project success. This article provides...

Processing Equipment: Are Guarantees Worthwhile?

The comfort they provide can come at considerable cost and complexity


State Of The Union

Did Biden’s State of the Union Address American Chemistry Council Concerns?

Feb. 8, 2023
A comparison of what the ACC wanted to hear and what President Biden said

Chemical Output Rises In January For Seventh Straight Month

March 1, 2022
The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index expands by 0.4% in January following a 1.4% gain in December and a 0.3% gain in November.

Infographic: 2020 Annualized Pay Gap Across California

Oct. 22, 2021
Statewide gender and race/ethnicity pay gaps in California exceed $46 billion.

U.S. Chemical Production Drops Again In May

June 26, 2020
During May, chemical output declined across all regions, with the steepest drops in the Midwest and West Coast regions.

White Papers: In Depth Research


Special Report: Pay Attention to Water

Nov. 18, 2014
Economic growth, industrialization and population growth are driving the increasing demand for water, while factors such as climate change, pollution and regulation are affecting...

ACC Releases 2022 Business Of Chemistry Guide

Aug. 8, 2022
The publication is a comprehensive profile of the U.S. chemistry industry and its contributions to the domestic and global economies.

Specialty Chemicals Sector Remains Optimistic Despite Inflation

July 27, 2022
The Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates releases third annual 2022 Specialty Chemicals Industry Census+.

Confidence In Equipment Finance Market Drops

July 25, 2022
The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation releases the July 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry.

Equipment Finance Industry Approaches Summer With Guarded Optimism

June 27, 2022
Equipment Leasing and Finance Association releases survey of economic activity for May.