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Chemical Industries

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Agricultural, Fertilizer, and Pest Control Chemicals »

Vital ingredients and supplements are used in plant growth promotion, agricultural commodities marketing, crop protection products, and even non-agricultural purposes. New discoveries, such as chemicals…

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Animal Nutrition and Feed Ingredients »

A great deal of science is involved in keeping animals healthy and productive, whether as pets or as livestock that provide safe, tasty products and…

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Aroma Chemicals »

The industry is constantly searching for the smell of success from new or better products, especially ones that are eco-friendly and marketable. This is a…

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Automotive Chemicals »

When it comes to anti-freeze, brake fluid and other uses, automotive chemicals can’t simply be just effective anymore. Today, they also must be eco-friendly, safer…

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Cement, Asphalt and Concrete Admixtures »

It’s an understatement to say that much has happened with concrete since its early days in the Roman Empire. But the majority of change has…

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Continuous Process Chemicals »

Continuous process pays big dividends for chemical companies, but only if numerous factors are considered to ensure operations run smoothly and unwanted shutdowns are averted.…
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Contract Research »

Contract Research brings cutting-edge technologies to a wide variety of industries, including: pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical devices. As the market for contract research and manufacturing…
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Contract, Toll, and Custom Manufacturing »

Along with scientific and technical skills, personal integrity is a critical quality needed to assure customers that their intellectual property will be safeguarded and handled…

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Cosmetic and Personal Care Ingredients »

As the lifeblood of cosmetics and personal care, ingredients require smart solutions and insights that increase applications, meet safety concerns and open new markets. The…
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Electronic Chemicals »

Imaginative problem-solvers can help answer the demand for smaller, faster and more energy-efficient devices so vital to semiconductors, LCD displays and other applications. The opportunities…

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Filtration »

Smart solutions are needed to improve filtration, which increases product purity, meets stringent rules on discharges, cuts operating costs, and minimizes waste. Filtration systems vary…

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Fire and Flame Retardant Chemicals »

Fire safety technology is making major improvements as it develops processes that enhance safety while eliminating or reducing sources of concern about health effects. Breakthroughs…

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Food and Beverage Ingredients »

Google this topic and you will get millions of results about ingredients and systems that add taste, nutritional value and safety. The demand is high…

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Foundry and Casting Chemicals »

Foundries demand meticulous detail and innovative thinking as the industry fine-tunes products, seeks new applications and meets health, safety and environmental issues. Scientific and technological…

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Glass Additives »

The industry is constantly seeking smart thinkers who can find new ways to improve applications, shave costs and deliver products to customers more quickly. Glass…

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Green Chemistry »

The general public and many markets are intrigued by this field’s promise of more natural materials, energy efficiency and environmental benefits and lower costs. But…

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Lab Chemicals and Analytical Reagents »

Purity and consistency are bywords in this field, which is the basis for so much of modern science’s achievements. Because scientific experiments are so important,…

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Metal Working, Cutting, Treating and Finishing Chemicals »

Creative innovators are needed to help fine-tune applications and create new uses for these chemicals, which already serve many industries. The challenge is complicated –…

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Minerals and Additives »

Basic mineral additives boost a product’s value in many ways, making them integral to coatings, plastics, construction and other industries. They also add tensile strength…
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Minerals and Mining »

Extraction of valuable minerals and geological materials utilizes a variety of technologies and extraction methods. Associated technologies in the materials science arena are now strong…
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Natural Actives »

Natural Active ingredients are a rapidly growing segment of the personal care and pharmaceutical markets as some consumers call for more natural ingredients. While these…
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Oil Field and Drilling Chemicals »

Drilling fluids are very critical to the entire drilling operation because even small problems with mud can stop the whole operation. Innovation and expertise are…
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Paints and Coatings Additives »

Additives can provide a significant effect in paints and coatings. With the right talent and development, unique innovations in additive formulations can add great distinction…
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Petrochemical and Refinery Chemicals »

Alternative methods and cost-saving approaches are prized as industries adapt to global competition, fluctuations in supply and demand, and environmental issues. Bright thinkers can harness…

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Petroleum, Lubricant, and Fuel Additives »

There’s a constant demand to increase operating efficiency, cut emissions and encourage sustainability in this field, which serves many purposes. The push for new products…

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Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Ingredients »

Increasing health consciousness and a generally improving economy worldwide mean more opportunity and more competition for ingredients, which are a significant cost of business. Talented…

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Photographic Chemicals »

The picture isn’t all bleak in this industry despite the inroads made by digital photography. Chemical photography still appeals to many creative and professional photographers…

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Pine Chemicals »

Pine chemicals were “green” long before “green” was cool. Renewable and sustainable, these co-products of the papermaking industry are less expensive and more eco-friendly than…

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Plastic Additives »

Additives make plastics not only feasible but they also provide color, safety, cleanliness and durability. They affect almost every segment of industry -- car bumpers,…

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Pool Chemicals »

As long as there are pools and spas, there will be chemicals to help treat and keep them clean. The chemicals used in pools and…
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Pulp and Paper Chemicals »

Chemicals determine wood finish brightness, viscosity and many other aspects of paper and board, underscoring their importance in various pulping processes. But new ways always…

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Rare Earth »

These elements get plenty of respect for their versatility; Popular Mechanics magazine called them “the silent heroes of modern technology.” The problem is not in…

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Rubber Chemicals »

Under pressure from many points, the industry is constantly seeking ways to make superior products with lower costs and less impact on health and ecological…

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Soap and Detergent Additives »

Surfactants and detergent additives with cleaning properties are used in a wide variety of household, institutional, and industrial products. New additives, complex formulations, and new…
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Textile, Leather and Tanning Chemicals »

With technology, productivity and energy costs in mind, the emphasis is on innovation to improve products and develop new items for a steadily changing market.…

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Water Treatment Chemicals »

Improve quality. Reduce costs. Enhance health and sustainability. These three primary missions require technologically advanced thinking and scientific and management breakthroughs as a growing population…

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Wood and Gum Chemicals »

New techniques are needed for this historic and valuable industry, which dates back many centuries. The emphasis is on reduced costs and new applications that…


 

Chemical Products

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Alkalis, Chlorine, and Caustic Soda »

Smart technology and scientific insights are needed to enable chlorine and its co-product, caustic soda, continue to play key roles in numerous industries served by…

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Biochemicals »

The Biochemical marketplace is fast-paced, diverse, and rapidly expanding. This emerging marketplace involves a wide variety of applications in the industrial biocatalytic, fermentation, and cell…
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Biocides »

The current emphasis on health and environment offer both great opportunities and great challenges for biocides, which have a long, distinguished record of defeating harmful…

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Calcium Chloride »

It’s nice to have so many uses and potential markets – refrigeration plants, roads, desiccants, food and many more. However, the calcium chloride industry knows…

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Carbon Black »

Carbon black is one item that has adapted well to changing technology and the global economy. It still performs yeoman’s duty as a reinforcing agent…
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Catalysts »

Innovators and trouble-shooters can find even more and better uses for catalysts, a primary factor in the chemical and auto industries and other fields. The…

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Chelates and Chelating Agents »

Chelation has important applications to innumerable products, from shampoo and fertilizer to medicine and chemical analysis. However, the industry constantly seeks new or better products…

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Commodity Chemicals »

There’s a major need for innovation to deal with energy supply, energy security and environmental issues as the industry strives to keep costs as low…

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Enzymes »

Aiding in the acceleration of creating products in Food & Beverages, Agriculture, Bioenergy and a variety of other industries, the use of enzymes have become…
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Esters »

Even with esters’ huge range of valuable uses, there are efforts to find still more new applications and to trim expenses. Scientific breakthroughs could enhance…

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Fermentation »

While historians tell us that fermentation dates back as far as 7000 B.C., science today is constantly searching for new and better uses of this…

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Fine and Specialty Chemicals »

Fine Chemicals are typically described as complex, single, pure chemical substances, mainly produced in limited volumes with exacting specifications; these are often used as starting…
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Flavors »

In the flavor industry, the most valuable employees blend science and creativity to improve existing flavors and develop new products for a rapidly changing global…
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Fluoride »

Chemical reagents and industrial chemicals can play a big part in divergent areas. Fluoride, for example, has a proven record at preventing dental cavities. It…

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Fragrances »

Fragrances are not only vital to the success of a huge range of products, but they also improve the quality of life for many people…
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Glycols »

Glycols are found in a wide variety of industries including: food additives, cosmetics and automotive brake fluids. The use and application of glycols is expanding…
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Hydrogen Peroxide »

This strong oxidizer already is a major player, but even more uses can be charted for it as society emphasizes the value of chemicals that…

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Industrial Gases »

These gases, important in many fields, help businesses increase productivity, add flexibility, increase operating time and lower long-term costs. Smart employees with great insights can…

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Inorganic Chemicals »

New chemistries and technology will add efficiency and purposes for oxides, halides, carbonates, sulphates and other inorganic chemicals used in industrial processes and finished products.…

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Monomers »

These molecules, commonly considered to be key building blocks, are applied in numerous fields throughout society. However, more opportunities can be found by using technology…

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Nonwovens »

Combining the right fiber with the right binder is a big part of the challenge in nonwovens, which serve so many purposes – disposable diapers,…

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Oleochemicals »

Scientific and technological progress is needed for oleochemicals to continue their success with pricing and effectiveness and to capitalize on their growing popularity with consumers…

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Organic Chemicals »

There’s an ongoing search for better, less expensive ways to work with organic chemicals, essential to such industries as drugs, plastics, food and paints, to…

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Pigments, Inks, and Dyes »

Technology is key to success to producing low-cost, high-quality materials, whether through instant dying or other advances. And “green” is a dominant color – for…

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Polymers »

Polymers are major factors in plastics, adding strength, toughness and flexibility. They’re vital to cellulose, synthetic rubber, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and innumerable products in everyday…

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Quats and Amines »

While Quats (quaternary ammonium) and Amines are valuable for many applications, there’s always room for progress. Can costs be cut? Can new uses be found?…

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Resins »

Self-starters and problem-solvers are important when it comes to dealing with resins and all their uses – varnishes, adhesives, food glazing agents, paint, furniture, perfume…

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Silicas and Zeolites »

While these complex materials have numerous valuable applications, the marketplace always pushes for more uses and lower costs. Zeolites and silicas already have many uses…

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Silicone and Sealants Chemistry »

Its minimal impact on health and environment is one reason why this versatile field is growing, whether used for adhesives, lubricants, shampoo or electrical appliances.…

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Solvents »

Fluctuating oil prices, emerging markets and environmental issues call for quick thinkers who can use technology and teamwork to produce safe, cost-effective solvents that help…

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Specialty Plasticizers »

The wide range of valuable applications offers room for smart problem-solvers to advance rapidly, especially if they find ways to cut costs and improve polyvinylchloride…

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Surfactants »

With hundreds of different chemistries and frequent changes in market demands, the industry is eager for more efficient processes, especially since the cost of raw…

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Titanium Dioxide »

The search is always on for new and less expensive ways to use this versatile oxide, already valuable to everything from toothpaste and paint coatings…


 

Chemical Distribution

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Chemical Distribution and Trading »

With literally tens of thousands of products, it’s imperative to maintain a sustainable business environment in this complex global economy. Cooperation and communication are needed…