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Lintech Earns Imerys Talc Distributor of the Year Award for Outstanding Performance

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4-23-2014 Macon, GA – Lintech International, a multi-regional specialty chemical distributor of resins, additives, and performance minerals, has been honored by Imerys Talc as the 2012-2013 Distributor of the Year. Lintech increased sales of the Imerys line by 34% over the period, and saw a 30% increase in number of customers. Imerys presented the award … Read More

The Battle Over Who Gets Natural Gas

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In the summer of 2008, two natural gas import terminals opened along the U.S. Gulf Coast: one in Freeport, Tex., and the other about 140 miles northeast near the mouth of the Sabine River in Louisiana. The projects signaled America’s growing dependence on foreign energy. Prices had more than doubled over the previous year: More imports … Read More

Method to Oxidise Renewable Chemicals Biofuel Byproducts

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A method of using oxygen to convert lignin, a byproduct of biofuel production, into a form that could replace fossil fuels as a source of renewable chemical feedstocks has been developed by chemists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison). Lignin is associated with cellulose – plant matter which is often used to make paper and … Read More

FOCUS 2013 Keynote Speakers Announced

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JDA is proud to announce the Focus 2013 Keynote Speakers, Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of NYC, and Ray Kurzweil, Author, Inventor and Futurist. FOCUS 2013, JDA’s annual global conference, is the place to be for supply chain professionals who want to network, share best practices and hear how industry leaders are achieving supply chain, merchandising … Read More

Chemical Industry Rides Crest of Natural Gas Wave

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Ten years ago, domestic chemical manufacturing looked bound for extinction. But the revolution in natural gas production has given the industry a new lease on life, bringing thousands of new jobs to Greater Houston. Welcome to Cedar Bayou — a 3D maze of silver pipes and round towers in Baytown. According to KUHF FM News, … Read More

Adequate Safety Management on the Rise in Chemical Industry

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Companies that use and manufacture hazardous chemicals are realizing the importance of having a chemicals management system in place as a proactive rather than a reactive initiative, and implementing best-practice requirements for the safe management of chemicals puts them in an advantageous position, states global voluntary initiative Responsible Care (RC). “Chemical companies that are signatories … Read More

Chemical Industry Opposing Oregon Bill to Phase Out Toxic Substances

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The American Chemical Council has come out against an Oregon bill to track and phase out substances shown to be toxic to children, according to the Associated Press. Spokeswoman Kathryn Murray St. John said in an email, the group is concerned the bill would unnecessarily alarm parents about some children’s products. She says it’s not … Read More

US Chemical Companies Eye Gains from US-EU Trade Talks

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(Reuters) – U.S. chemical companies, already riding a wave of lower production costs because of the United States’ natural gas boom, see additional gains from proposed U.S. trade deals with the European Union and Asia-Pacific countries. Cal Dooley, president of the American Chemical Council, said a free trade pact that eliminates EU tariffs on U.S. … Read More

US Chemical Production Continuing to Rise

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Compared to January 2012, total chemical production in all regions was up 0.9 percent and remained ahead year-over-year in all regions except the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast regions, which were off from a year ago. Output of the nation’s overall manufacturing sector rose by 0.8 percent in January, following a 0.7 percent gain in December, … Read More

Technical Analysis on Huntsman and Dow Chemical: Dry Gas Prices Driving the Chemical Industry

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As released in London today, the U.S. economy saw a sluggish advancement in the latter half of 2012. The estimated growth in GDP in the fourth quarter is 2%, down from 3% seen inthe 3rd quarter of 2012. Nonetheless,the U.S. economy has many other areas of potential incremental growth. The developing markets requirement for materials, … Read More