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Chemical Industry Update

US chemical industry shows sustained growth, hints at recovering housing market

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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US chemicals industry again globally competitive

Natural gas as fuel and feedstock; demand growth from emerging economies
Kevin Parker
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It’s all a matter of vocabulary. First the word “shale” entered the daily water-cooler discourse, along with “horizontal drilling” and “fracturing.” It wasn’t long before large swaths of the American public realized the natural-gas energy revolution was on.
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