RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Chemical Industry

A collection of news and information related to Chemical Industry published by this site and its partners.

Top Chemical Industry Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • M Chemical in L.A. sends shipments to Houston to avoid ports slowdown

    M Chemical in L.A. sends shipments to Houston to avoid ports slowdown
    M Chemical Co. in Los Angeles has hustled to find an alternative to the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach after a labor dispute drastically stretched delivery times. The Los Angeles company, which makes chemicals for the oil and polymer industries,...
  • Job cuts coming at Avantor Performance Materials

    Job cuts coming at Avantor Performance Materials
    Workers at Avantor Performance Materials' Phillipsburg plant have learned there will be job cuts as part of its plans to scale back global operations. Spokeswoman Allison Hosak said the specialty chemical company notified plant employees of the job cuts...
  • Md.'s new manufacturing base

    Md.'s new manufacturing base
    "I refuse to accept the fact that manufacturing jobs are gone for good in Maryland." — Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr. Those words from our new governor should be music to the ears of many a Marylander. Iconic manufacturers like Bethlehem Steel...
  • Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale

     Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale
    New safety regulations allow upholstered furniture to be made without flame retardants, but consumers may find it difficult to tell whether a retailer's new couches and chairs are free of the toxic, ineffective chemicals. A handful of industry leaders...
  • Don't Let Fledgling Marijuana Industry Mimic Big Tobacco

    Don't Let Fledgling Marijuana Industry Mimic Big Tobacco
    Last month, people voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia. As the movement toward marijuana legalization continues, lawmakers and policy experts are looking to the experiments in Colorado and...
  • Chemical leak at DuPont facility in Texas leaves four dead

    A chemical leak at a Houston-area industrial site left four people dead and a fifth hospitalized early Saturday, according to DuPont. An unknown quantity of methyl mercaptan, which DuPont says is used to odorize natural gas, leaked into the facility...
  • The founder of the environmental movement had Baltimore roots

    The founder of the environmental movement had Baltimore roots
    Rachel Carson's three lyrical books on the sea made her an acclaimed author, but 1962's "Silent Spring" — the title conjuring a world without birdsong — made her a heroine. Her clear passages describing DDT and chemical contaminants'...
  • Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting

    Lawsuit targets shale gas-drilling industry over emissions reporting
    Chemical plants, coal mines, power plants, steel mills and oil refineries, and even the maple syrup industry must disclose their releases of hazardous pollutants on the federal Toxic Release Inventory. But the rapidly expanding natural gas-drilling...
  • Avantor Performance Materials restructuring to affect Phillipsburg operations

    Lehigh Valley-based chemical company Avantor Performance Materials plans to close a European plant and scale back operations at a U.S. facility, a move that could affect operations at its manufacturing plant in Phillipsburg. Avantor will close its...
  • Lehigh Valley courting foreign investment

    Lehigh Valley courting foreign investment
    Taizhou Fuling Plastics' headquarters is in one of southeastern China's most important industrial zones. The coastal city of Wenling, with a population of more than 1.4 million, is part of Zhejiang Province, a rising player in China's economic...
  • Food toxins linked to obesity

    There are many factors behind the rising rate of obesity, such as the increased intake of highly processed foods and lower physical activity. But scientists also are exploring less obvious connections, such as stress, sleep deprivation, and even the...