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.

BASF Launches New Coatings Line for Auto Body Market in Asia

April 16, 2024
Company will produce products using its biomass balance approach.

Air Products to Build Hydrogen Refueling Stations in Germany

April 16, 2024
Stations will fuel medium- to heavy-duty vehicles.

BASF Considers Layoffs at Finland Battery Plant Amid Permitting Delays

April 15, 2024
Company sites lengthy process as a major obstacle to production startup.

Air Liquide to Build Renewable Natural Gas Units in Michigan and Pennsylvania

April 15, 2024
Facilities will produce biogas from manure feedstock in an anaerobic digester and return the waste to farms for agricultural use.

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.

Distilled News: The Top Chemical Industry Stories for the Week of March 31

April 8, 2024
A look back at the Baltimore bridge collapse, DOE grants for industry projects, nuclear energy, Neanderthals and the annual Salary Survey.

3M Receives Final Approval for $10.3 Billion PFAS Settlement

April 2, 2024
Payments to begin in third quarter and stretch over a 13-year period

Diamondback Energy Considers Nuclear Energy to Power Drilling Activities

April 1, 2024
Oil and gas company joins Dow and other process operations looking at nuclear as an option for reliable energy.

UK Researchers: Sunlight and Copper Add Up to Green Methanol

March 28, 2024
Researchers produced methanol instead of methane after adding a small amount of copper to nanocrystalline carbon nitride.

Baltimore Bridge Collapse Raises Concerns for Chemical Industry Supply Chain

March 27, 2024
Chemical industry imports and exports about $9 million a day, or $62 million a week, through the Port of Baltimore.

Dow Secures Up to $95M to Support Battery Materials Production

March 26, 2024
Company plans to capture and use about 100,000 tons of carbon dioxide per year at the plant

EPA Requests PFAS Tests for 3M, Wacker Chemical

March 26, 2024
Companies must submit testing on NMeFOSE within a year of the order.

Distilled News: Week of March 18

March 25, 2024
A look back at the EPA's asbestos ban, new ethylene oxide emissions regulations and a new development on carbon capture.

DOE Analysis: Supply Chain Challenges Hinder Adoption of More Sustainable Chemistries

March 22, 2024
Proven formulations still hold advantages over newer, sustainable options.

EPA’s Historic Ban on Asbestos: What You Need to Know

March 19, 2024
EPA has outlawed uses of chrysotile asbestos, the last known form of the material currently in use within the U.S.

AIChE Receives $50 Million DOE Grant to Lead Hydrogen Electrolyzer and Fuel Cell Recycling Consortium

March 19, 2024
H2CIRC will develop new approaches for recovery, recycling and reuse of hydrogen-related materials.

Shell to Provide Braskem With Biobased Propylene

March 18, 2024
Third-party certified material follows mass-balance approach, mixing sustainable and non-sustainable material.

EPA Enacts New Ethylene Oxide Emissions Rules for Sterilization Plants

March 18, 2024
Agency also is working on stronger standards for chemical facilities.

Toray Industries' New Polymer Membrane Aimed at Boosting Vehicle Ranges

March 12, 2024
Ion-conductive material promises 10x ion conductivity.

Distilled News: Week of March 3, 2024, Review

March 11, 2024
EPA hazard reporting rules, space elevators and more.

DuPont Renews Partnership With Semiconductor Incubator

March 11, 2024
Silicon Catalyst to continue helping company identify startups developing advanced semiconductor materials.

Dow's $6.7B Ethylene Project: Decarbonization Meets Digitalization

March 8, 2024
Company's climate transition lead talks about how Dow is using digital technologies to advance its net-zero goals.

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.

Podcast: Distilled News Roundup February 2024

Feb. 28, 2024
Exxon looks to balance fossil fuels with sustainability, Didion execs sentenced and yellow snow for battery recycling.

Exxon Mobil and Industrial Tech Giants on Open Automation

Feb. 20, 2024
A look at the Open Process Automation Forum's progress and how it's impacting digitalization across the chemical industry.

Exxon Mobil's Balancing Act: Fossil Fuels Meet Low-Carbon Solutions

Feb. 6, 2024
Several carbon-reduction initiatives are underway at the company's Baytown, Texas, operations.

Podcast: Distilled News Roundup January 2024

Jan. 31, 2024
A sobering look at the economy, PFAS regulations continue, blue-ringed octopus key to sustainable energy, and black-mass recycling.

1,4 Dioxane Detected in Near North Carolina Chemical Plant

Jan. 29, 2024
City of Burlington has instructed Apollo Chemical to cease production amid investigation.

BASF and Envision Energy to Develop Hydrogen to Green Methanol Technology

Jan. 29, 2024
Companies plan for 2025 technology demo at Envision's Inner Mongolia facility.

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.