Columns & Blogs

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Senior Digital Editor Traci Purdum puts a fun spin on chemical industry news and events in her sometimes snarky but always on-topic blog.
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ARC Advisory Group experts offer insight into the latest ways automation can reduce costs, improve effieicency and address challenges to become as economically competitive as possible.
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This bi-monthly column keeps readers on top of what's new on the website. Written by Traci Purdum, senior digitial editor, it's always informative and usually enteratining.
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This column features reports from Lynn L. Bergeson, a Washington lawyer specializing in regulatory compliance, on the latest regulations and their implications.
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CP's Economic Snapshot provides a quick overview of how the U.S. chemical industry and the overall U.S. economy are doing. Each month it tracks two chemical-industry-specific indicators: shipments and capacity utilization. It also includes data on the Chemical Activity Barometer.
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This montly column provides a forum for Sean Ottewell, our editor-at-large based in Ireland, to offer his take on international developments and issues.
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Written by Alan Rossiter, this column focuses on how plants can improve their efficiency in using heat, electricity and other key utilities.
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Dirk Willard, a veteran engineer, offers practical guidance about design and operational issues.
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This column offers the opinions of Editor-in-Chief Mark Rosenzweig on a broad range of topics related to the chemical industry—economic, technical, professional and more.
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This montly installment details how a particular plant improved its operations by adopting innovative technology.
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Andrew Sloley, an experienced practitioner, provides real-world pointers for troubleshooting specific plant problems.
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We ask our readers myriad questions about their experiences in chemical facilities. Here are the results to our poll questions.
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This column lets readers pose problems and presents advice from other readers on how to deal with them.
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Many plants handle powders or other solids but chemical engineers learn little in college about the special issues that such materials pose. Tom Blackwood, a veteran engineer who has dealt extensively with solids over the course of his career, will share some of his insights in this column.
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Women play a vital role in industrial organizations. This section highlights women leading the charge for industrial innovation and manufacturing leadership.
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