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Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program lacks transparency

March 15, 2013
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has made notable progress on implementing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, but there is still room for improvement.
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US chemical processing industry off to promising start in 2013

March 15, 2013
The U.S. chemical processing industry (CPI) experienced a promising start in 2013, with about $9 billion in projects funded and approved in the first quarter.
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Improving economy, need for investment bodes well for 2013 CHEM SHOW

March 15, 2013
A steadily improving economy and the pressing need for manufacturers to invest in new processing equipment bodes well for both the chemical processing industries (CPI) and the 55th biennial CHEM SHOW.
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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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Emergency crews respond to chemical fire at Utah lab

March 11, 2013
The company was cooking four types of acids at high temperatures to make bromine when the cooking appliance overheated and caught fire.
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Dow Chemical awarded $2.48 billion in court battle with Kuwaiti company

March 11, 2013
Legal proceedings that have been going on for years between Dow Chemical Co. and Kuwaiti state-owned Petrochemical Industries Co. are finally over, after an international court awarded an extra $318 million to the American chemical corporation.
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BPA increases risk of asthma in children, study finds

March 8, 2013
Shortly after the World Health Organization released its report warning of the potential hazards from exposure to synthetic chemicals, a new study has linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to higher chances of developing asthma.
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