Jonathan Katz

Executive Editor

Jonathan Katz, executive editor, brings nearly two decades of experience as a B2B journalist to Chemical Processing magazine. He has expertise on a wide range of industrial topics. Jon previously served as the managing editor for IndustryWeek magazine and, most recently, as a freelance writer specializing in content marketing for the manufacturing sector.

His knowledge areas include industrial safety, environmental compliance/sustainability, lean manufacturing/continuous improvement, Industry 4.0/automation and many other topics of interest to the Chemical Processing audience.

When he’s not working, Jon enjoys fishing, hiking and music, including a small but growing vinyl collection.

Jon resides in the Cleveland, Ohio, area.

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.

Chemical Processing Notebook: AkzoNobel Reimagines the Post-Pandemic Supply Chain, Workforce

Nov. 27, 2023
From beer cans to steel coils, a behind-the-scenes look at innovation in the packaging coatings business.

Azaarene Discovery Shines Light on Future Biofuel Production

Nov. 20, 2023
Discovery could lead to advancements in biofuels and less-toxic agrochemicals,

Exxon Mobil Sets Sights on Becoming a Top Lithium Producer

Nov. 14, 2023
Company embarks on initial production phase in Southwest Arkansas field, with commercial availability slated for 2027 timeframe.

Scientists Uncover Hundreds of Toxic Chemicals in Recycled Plastics

Nov. 13, 2023
Researchers say the use of chemicals in plastics must be limited to achieve true circularity.

Chemical Processing Notebook: Will Mini Nuclear Plants Power the Chemical Industry's Future?

Nov. 13, 2023
The concept of on-site nuclear power for chemical plants might be more attainable and closer to reality than many people think.

Solugen and ADM Partner to Build Biomanufacturing Facility for Sustainable Materials Innovation

Oct. 31, 2023
ADM will use Solugen's Bioforge process, which recently earned an EPA Green Chemistry award.

Celanese's Vision for an Autonomous, Self-Optimizing Plant Powered by Generative AI

Oct. 27, 2023
Ibrahim Al-Syed discusses his company's progress since CP first reported on Celanese's 'digital roadmap.'

EPA Ends PFAS Reporting Exemption, Could Impact Chemical Supply Chain

Oct. 23, 2023
Agency also looks to ban Trichloroethylene

Chemical Industry to Congress: EPA Regulations Pose Significant Threat to U.S. Competitiveness and Innovation

Oct. 23, 2023
ACC's Jahn and Huntsman Corp. CEO say U.S. could follow European industry's decline if proposed regulations become law.

EU Commission Launches Investigation Into Antitrust Violations at Construction Chemical Operations

Oct. 17, 2023
Officials were in contact with the United States Department of Justice over possible violations.

UPM Moves Forward on Plans to Sell Bio-Based Monoethylene Glycol in Korea

Oct. 17, 2023
Company selects Dongsung Chemical as sole Korean distributor of its new bio-based MEG

Chemical Processing Notebook: Breaking Down Biomanufacturing

Oct. 13, 2023
The Biden administration wants to boost biomanufacturing, but what is it, and how does it impact the chemical industry?

BASF Delivers Industrial-Scale Production of Metal Organic Frameworks for Carbon Capture

Oct. 10, 2023
Production scale-up of MOF successfully completed for Canadian technology provider Svante Technologies.

Tata Chemicals North America Inc. to Explore Nuclear Power for Wyoming Plant

Oct. 3, 2023
Company partners with the state of Wyoming and BWXT Advanced Technologies to power its soda ash facility using nuclear energy.

UN Conference Closes With Global Framework to Tackle Chemical Pollution and Waste

Oct. 2, 2023
Event organizers say new framework puts chemicals pollution and waste on the same level of importance as climate change.

EPA Finalizes PFAS Reporting Requirements

Sept. 29, 2023
Agency adds 41 more chemicals to the reporting list and issues deadlines for compliance.

Analysis: Can the Chemical Industry Stand Tall on Sustainability?

Sept. 27, 2023
The chemical and energy industries face their moonshot moment, but many World Chemical Forum speakers say small steps are more attainable than one giant leap.

Global Chemical Consortium Proposes Safety Framework at ICCM Session

Sept. 26, 2023
As part of the proposal, ICCA calls for a plastic additives database and develop a risk-assessment framework for additives

Lawsuit Challenges EPA's Overdue Review of Polyether Polyols Emission Standards

Sept. 19, 2023
Environmental organizations claim EPA has not fulfilled its obligations to conduct reviews as part of the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.

Chevron Phillips Chemical VP Says Plastics Treaty Draft Ignores Circularity

Sept. 13, 2023
Benny Mermans, who also leads the World Plastics Council, commented on the proposal to eliminate plastic waste during the World Chemical Forum.

Dow's Bold Carbon-Reduction Strategy

Sept. 12, 2023
Nuclear energy will take center stage in Seadrift, Texas, by the end of the decade

Chemical Processing Notebook: PFAS Regulations and the Supply Chain

Sept. 12, 2023
Navigating the PFAS regulatory tide and how it may impact day-to-day operations for the chemical industry.

Questions Persist on EPA’s New Chemicals Review Process

Aug. 16, 2023
While the cause for delays in TSCA reviews is up for debate, chemical manufacturers must be prepared to navigate the process.

EPA Considers Vinyl Chloride Risk Evaluation

Aug. 14, 2023
Agency could review whether the substance released in the East Palestine, Ohio, derailment poses an unreasonable safety risk.

Slideshow: 5 Generative AI Applications for the Chemical Industry

Aug. 8, 2023
ChatGPT tells us how the chemical industry might use its technology to develop new products and improve operations.

Generative AI in the Chemical Industry

Aug. 7, 2023
From molecule discovery to contract compliance, chemical manufacturers are just touching the surface on generative AI's potential.

Inspector General Report Exposes EPA's Resource Shortfall in TSCA Review Process

Aug. 3, 2023
American Chemistry Council reiterates its request that the EPA develop a more transparent and comprehensive path forward with measurable metrics and goals.

Sustainability in Chemicals: No Politics, Just Reality

Aug. 1, 2023
The old saying that "knowledge is power" holds true when it comes to environmental regulations. That's why we write about it.

Beyond Greenwashing: How to Get Certified Sustainable

July 25, 2023
Sustainability designations like ISCC Plus can authenticate chemical manufacturers’ efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.