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Chemical Industry Update

EU chemical production drops in 2012

March 15, 2013
According to the new Chemicals Trends Report released by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), total production of chemicals in the European Union dropped 1.5 percent in 2012.
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Understanding combustible dust standards and how they apply

March 14, 2013
Preventing combustible dust explosions in processing plants is a topic of widespread concern, and dust collectors are often at risk. You may very well have questions about the regulatory requirements involved. Follow some general guidelines to apply the right standards and protect against combustible dust explosions in your dust collectors.
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Masterflex Pumps vs. Solenoid Pumps: No Contest For Dependable Chemical Feed

March 14, 2013
Solenoid-driven diaphragm metering pumps have long been a standard for chemical feed applications, but these little metering pumps can bring big headaches.
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Tackling the Top Six Pricing Challenges in the Chemical Industry

March 14, 2013
This white paper highlights the top six pricing challenges facing the chemical industry today and how industry-leading companies are tackling these challenges using pricing best practices and technology solutions.
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Texas, Louisiana lead US in planned 2013 chemical processing industry projects

February 15, 2013
Nearly $12 billion in chemical processing industry projects are expected to start in 2013 in the U.S. Gulf Coast states, with Texas and Louisiana leading the way.
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US chemical industry shows sustained growth, hints at recovering housing market

February 15, 2013
The American Chemistry Council's most recent Chemical Activity Barometer showed sustained growth for the sixth consecutive month.
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Non-contact radar level meter improves reactor vessel measurement

February 14, 2013
For one chemical manufacturer, replacing a tedious and time-consuming manual level measurement process with a continuous non-contact radar level meter paved the way for shorter cycle times and reduced worker
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The art of high shear mixing

February 14, 2013
The high-shear rotor/stator mixer, once relegated to a relatively narrow niche of mixing applications, has become a mainstay in many applications in the chemical process industries. The ability to apply
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China imposes duties on US, EU imports of glycol, diethylene glycol

February 6, 2013
China's Commerce Ministry is sticking to its trade restriction policy and this was recently proved again with the introduction of another protectionist tariff for imports of two types of chemicals.
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Chemical operators in high demand

February 4, 2013
Chemical plants in Washington County, Ohio, are looking to hire between 100 and 200 operators this year, but the demand is not limited only to this region.
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