Raw Materials and Chemicals

ExxonMobil Project Marks Seven Million Work Hours Without Injury

ExxonMobil recently announced its Houston campus project has achieved more than seven million work hours without any injuries requiring employees or contractors to miss work.
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Croda to Install New Solar Energy System

Croda Inc. recently announced that it will continue with its focused efforts in the area of sustainability with the installation of solar panels at its Atlas Point manufacturing facility.
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CHARTWELL: Adhesion Promoter

Brandt Appointed CEO of CPS Color

CPS Color recently announced that Kaj Brandt has been appointed its new CEO. He takes over from Henrik Lif.
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Bayer MaterialScience to Sell Polyester Resins Businesses to Stepan

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has agreed to sell its global powder polyester resins business and its U.S.-based liquid polyester resins merchant business to Stepan Co.
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Dow Posts 2% Lower Sales in First Quarter

The Dow Chemical Co. recently reported sales of $14.4 billion in the first quarter of 2013, down 2% vs. the same period last year.
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INCOREZ: Additives

Two new, high-performance additives are now available: Incozol BH and STP.
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Environmentally Friendly Manufacturing

One company illustrates how industry can make a big difference when sustainability is fully embraced.

"Environmentally friendly” can mean many different things. For Emerald Performance Materials—a mid-sized specialty chemicals company with four business groups, eight manufacturing operations and sales to more than 70 countries across the globe—it has meant making a concerted effort to reduce emissions and consider ways to improve the chemical composition and volatile organic compound (VOC) levels of products.


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Coatings Innovation: New Environmental Road Markings Improve Safety

The road markings incorporate tiny glass beads that reflect the light from headlights in dark or wet conditions.

Road markings ensure traffic safety, but there are differences among them, both in terms of quality and eco-friendliness. Evonik Industries has conducted an independent lifecycle assessment (LCA) and found that DEGAROUTE-based road markings protect not only road users but also the climate.


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High-Efficiency Styrenic Block Copolymers

High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility.

Today’s hot-melt formulators face many challenges, including variations in the availability of raw material supply and the pressure to reduce formulation costs. High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing formulation viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility, which allows for the exchange of resin or oil for polymers.


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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