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A New, More Sustainable Responsible Care Process: What Chemical Processors Need to Know

Updates to the Responsible Care initiative emphasize process and progress over meeting minimum thresholds.
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Questions Persist on EPA’s New Chemicals Review Process

While the cause for delays in TSCA reviews is up for debate, chemical manufacturers must be prepared to navigate the process.
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Race-Ready Project Development Gives Chemical Plants an Edge

In the evolving world of chemical processing, companies face a formidable challenge as they strive to keep pace with ever-evolving industry demands, develop novel formulations...
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LAB Tested: Cleaner Biodegradable Detergent Catalysts

Advancements in linear alkylbenzene (LAB) technology are gaining attention in the consumer products world as manufacturers look for ways to produce safer, more environmentally...


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EPA's Toxic Emissions Ruling Puts Chemical Manufacturers on Notice

April 9, 2024
EPA estimates new Clean Air Act standard will cost industry $150 million a year to comply.
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EPA Introduces Overhauled Accident-Planning Rules for Chemical Plants

March 4, 2024
ACC says ruling will triple anticipated costs for implementation; EPA says it will protect communities of color.
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TSCA Head Defends Safety Commitment Amid Criticism, Seeks $48M Boost for Chemical Reviews

Jan. 25, 2024
Agency faces scrutiny for missed deadlines as Michal Freedhoff calls for additional funds and resources.

Industry Wrap-Up: FDA Says Hand Sanitizer and Brake Parts Don’t Mix; CSB Issues Final Report on Yenkin-Majestic Fire

Dec. 4, 2023
A look at some of the latest chemical industry stories making the rounds.

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Optimizing Your ESG Strategy

Nov. 28, 2023
Learn how new technologies are helping the chemical industry manage risk, uphold compliance and protect the wellbeing of individuals and the environment.

Important facts you should know about drying compressed air in hazardous environments

Sept. 30, 2014
Hazardous locations have or could potentially have high concentrations of flammable gases, vapors, combustible dusts, etc. A small spark can lead to a horrific explosion dangerous...

CP Special Report: Improving Plant Efficiency and Safety

April 15, 2014
Sponsored By: Parker Chemical plants vary widely in size and complexity yet share common goals for maximizing efficiency safely and cost effectively. This Chemical Processing ...

Dust Collection System Complies with Combustible Dust Standards

Jan. 27, 2014
Combustible dust explosions are a risk in many areas of a chemical plant. Are you in compliance? This white paper reviews the OSHA NEP for combustible dust, NFPA standards on ...

EPA Ban on Fluorinated Plastics Sparks Concerns for Supply Chains

Dec. 5, 2023
Inhance Technologies challenges EPA's directive, predicts $40 billion economic fallout

Ohio Successfully Sues DuPont For Forever Chemicals

Dec. 1, 2023
The $110-million suit alleged DuPont released PFOA-containing emissions into the air and PFOA-containing discharges into the Ohio River despite knowing of the chemical’s risks...
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Appeals Court Judge Tosses PFAS Lawsuit Against 3M, DuPont and Others

Nov. 28, 2023
A U.S. appeals court instructed a lower court to dismiss a lawsuit on Nov. 27 against 3M, DuPont and several other makers of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. &ldquo...

Industry Roundup: Indian Court Targets Dow for Bhopal; Sasol, Air Liquide Sign Renewables Agreement

Nov. 27, 2023
Also, Yara signs CO2 storage and transportation agreement and Toray receives ISCC certification.