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Safar Returns to Full Operations in Iraq
Safar Returns to Full Operations in Iraq
9/18/2014 10:26:39 AM
TWI and Safar are happy to announce that the Erbil team and facility are fully operational following the recent security issues in Iraq. The remaining personnel joined the team that has supported customers throughout the past several weeks, ensuring reliable service and timely deliveries. At Safar, we are committed to providing smart, tested, and trusted solutions for the oil …
Dow Corning Expands Prime Grade Portfolio Setting New Industry Standard for 150 mm SiC Wafer Crystal Quality
9/18/2014 9:54:58 AM
Dow Corning, a global leader in silicon and wide-bandgap semiconductor technology, raised the bar yet again for silicon carbide (SiC) crystal quality today by announcing that it now offers 150 mm diameter silicon carbide (SiC) wafers under its ground-breaking Prime Grade portfolio. Recently launched to set new standards for 100 mm SiC wafer quality, the portfolio now also …
A Dozen Wildfires Rage Across California Causing Widespread Property Damage
A Dozen Wildfires Rage Across California Causing Widespread Property Damage
9/17/2014 5:27:57 PM
Currently, thousands of firefighters are deployed across California to battle a dozen raging wildfires. The wildfires have resulted in widespread evacuations and have caused damage or the complete destruction of hundreds of homes and businesses. Chronic dry conditions continue to hinder efforts to stop the wildfires and many of these fires are burning aggressively due to gusty …
Soil Removed from California Neighborhood Due to Lead Contamination
Soil Removed from California Neighborhood Due to Lead Contamination
9/17/2014 3:54:06 PM
Last month, NBC’s Channel 4 in Los Angeles broadcasted a report about residents in Vernon having topsoil removed from their yards.  The topsoil is being excavated down to a depth of 18 inches due to the presence of lead contamination. The lead is believed to have come from a nearby battery recycling plant that suspended operations back in March after the plant was unable to …
Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids from Malibu School due to PCB Concerns
Cindy Crawford Pulls Kids from Malibu School due to PCB Concerns
9/15/2014 4:10:46 PM
Last month, it was reported that supermodel Cindy Crawford had pulled her two children from Malibu High School due to recent tests that found elevated levels of PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) in some of the classrooms.  According to several media reports, the PCBs are believed to be coming from window caulking. Production of PCBs in the United States was halted in the …
Air Products Again Recognized for Sustainability Leadership by Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes
9/15/2014 3:02:03 PM
Air Products (NYSE: APD ) has again achieved a leadership position among the top 10 percent of companies in its industry as a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) 2014/2015, a gold standard benchmark for corporate sustainability performance. Air Products also is a component of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which places it among …
Tropical Storms Create Potential Indoor Environmental Hazards for Building Occupants
Tropical Storms Create Potential Indoor Environmental Hazards for Building Occupants
9/15/2014 10:24:11 AM
September 10th is generally considered to be the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season that starts at the beginning of June and runs through the end of November. During a typical hurricane season there may be several powerful hurricanes that make landfall, but there are often even more tropical storms that form and create concerns for anyone living near the coast.   A …
Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin to Accelerate the Industrialization and Commercialization of Renewable Isoprene
Braskem joins Amyris and Michelin to Accelerate the Industrialization and Commercialization of Renewable Isoprene
9/11/2014 10:30:17 AM
Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS), Braskem (NYSE: BAK) and Michelin (EPA: ML) announced today that Braskem is joining a collaboration already launched in 2011 between Michelin and Amyris . This collaboration was initiated to develop and commercialize renewable isoprene, sourced from various biomass as an additional sustainable pathway to produce isoprene. Under the terms of the …
ACS announces new vice president and editor-in-chief of Chemical & Engineering News
9/10/2014 11:15:49 AM
Now that Congress has returned from recess, the American Chemical Society (ACS) identified key areas of unfinished science legislation that if implemented would greatly benefit the U.S. economy, prepare youth for high-paying jobs and ensure America remains globally competitive. This legislation includes: America COMPETES Act : Originally passed in 2007, reauthorized in 2010 …
BASF donates $100,000 to River Parishes Community College for new Advanced Technology Center
BASF donates $100,000 to River Parishes Community College for new Advanced Technology Center
9/9/2014 2:34:07 PM
Ascension Parish soon will be home to a world-class technical training center, thanks to BASF’s support of River Parishes Community College (RPCC). BASF donated $100,000 to RPCC to support construction of an Advanced Technology Center on the school’s new campus in Burnside, Louisiana. The center will strengthen workforce development for Ascension Parish and the surrounding …
European Chemical Industry Undergoing Major Transformation Due to Regulatory Changes and Market Consolidation
9/8/2014 4:58:08 PM
Sometimes, when it comes to technological or industrial innovation, change is needed but difficult, nonetheless. Such is the case for the European chlor-alkali/vinyls industry (CAV) which faces rapid consolidation as well as regulatory changes introduced by the European Union. These regulatory changes require chemical producers to either convert mercury cell-based chlorine …
Kemira supports the World Bank’s initiative of ”Putting a Price on Carbon”
9/8/2014 11:13:47 AM
Kemira has recently become a member of the Climate Leadership Council founded by Sitra, Caverion, Fortum, Kone, Neste Oil, Outotec and St1. The Climate Leadership Council announced on September 3 that it will join forces with Global Utmaning and Nordic Action Group in order to support the World Bank’s initiative of ”Putting a Price on Carbon”. The initiative demands a price …
Testing for Airborne Contaminants that Could Cause Lung Cancer
Testing for Airborne Contaminants that Could Cause Lung Cancer
9/8/2014 9:42:31 AM
There are numerous airborne pollutants that are known to cause lung cancer.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. The agency states that the most important thing a person can do to lower their lung cancer risk is to …
Clean Water Key to Delivering Reliable Power to Canadian Residents
9/5/2014 12:55:22 PM
High-quality water is of paramount importance to power generation. It helps facilitate efficient and reliable operations, protect c­­ritical equipment, and minimize environmental impact. Source water for many power plants, however, is far from ideal. That is certainly the case for a power station in Alberta, where an innovative two-pass reverse osmosis (RO) design was used to …
Dow Corning to Showcase Innovative and High-Performance LED Lighting Solutions at Light India
9/5/2014 12:14:13 PM
Dow Corning’s authorized distributor in India, Kevin Electrochem, will showcase Dow Corning’s innovative and high-performance silicon-based solutions for LED lighting at Light India  from September 18 to 21st 2014 in New Delhi. Visit our Booth No. C 28 in Hall -10 and learn more about silicones and how silicones can help you in lighting applications. Dow Corning experts …
Valuable material for wind power
Valuable material for wind power
9/5/2014 11:42:15 AM
Germany’s attempt to become independent of nuclear energy and fossil fuels is being followed closely by many countries around the world. Wind power is considered to be one of the most environmentally friendly sources of energy. Particularly when it comes to large wind turbines, engineers often choose Levapren from specialty chemicals company LANXESS, because this halogen-free …
Create a masterpiece with AkzoNobel and the Van Gogh Museum
9/3/2014 5:33:55 PM
Inspired by ten of Vincent van Gogh’s best-loved works, the launch of the paint range builds on AkzoNobel’s sponsorship of the museum’s restoration workshop, where some of the artist’s treasured paintings are being preserved. Speaking at the official handover of the Van Gogh color palette, AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner said: "We attach great value to our collaboration with the …
IHS Acquires PCI Acrylonitrile, a U.K.-based Chemical Market Advisory Service
9/2/2014 11:04:50 AM
IHS Inc. (NYSE:IHS), the leading global source of critical information and analytics, today announced it has acquired PCI Acrylonitrile, a strategic provider of chemical market insight and consulting services for the global acrylonitrile and derivatives industry. The acquisition of PCI Acrylonitrile further deepens and strengthens the existing IHS Chemical global market …
Papros Holds Rocky Mountain Summit for Furthering Best Management Practices for Supply Chain
Papros Holds Rocky Mountain Summit for Furthering Best Management Practices for Supply Chain
9/2/2014 7:00:00 AM
September 2 - In concurrence with celebrating more than thirty years as a Green leader Papros Inc, the company announced a Rock Mountain Summit for open discussion on Best Management Practices for data exchanges in the supply chain. Where: Ross-University Hills Library 4310 E Amherst Ave, Denver, CO 80222 (Large meeting/conference room) When: September 5, 10:30 AM to …
Air Liquide Japan partners the OECD Tohoku School event in Paris
9/1/2014 10:57:38 AM
OECD Tohoku School is an educational project launched in 2012 to foster the region’s recovery, hosted by Fukushima University in cooperation with Japan’s MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), and the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Tohoku is the northeastern portion of Honshu, the largest island in Japan, which …