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Exploring Solvents and Adhesives in a World Fixated with Disassembly

Thousands of years ago—it is thought—Neanderthals used birch bark tree tar (Betula) for primitive dentistry applications. Last year, it was...

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Expert Team for APIC 2024: Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference

The last time our team convened with chemicals industry experts and market participants at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference was 2019. This...

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Sustainability in the European Chlor-alkali Industry

Historically, the chlor-alkali process is one with numerous environmental and health concerns since the diaphragm cell process and mercury cell...

Representation of AI tools in the chemicals industry.

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Artificial Intelligence and the Chemical Supply Chains of the Future

The benefits that automated process and artificial intelligence (AI) bring to chemistry laboratories and chemical engineering development are...

Delegates at the 26th World Chlor-Alkali Conference in Singapore in 2023.

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A World Chlor-Alkali Conference in Energy Turbulent Times

Planning and preparation for the 27th World Chlor-Alkali Conference is in hand. ResourceWise (formerly Tecnon OrbiChem) and partner I•C•I•S, who...

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10 Essential Steps for Navigating the Methanol Market

The methanol market has been evolving at an unprecedented pace, with stakeholders encountering various opportunities and challenges from regulatory,...

The dashboard of ResourceWise's latest chemicals business intelligence platform ChemEdge360.

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Methanol, Glycols, and Solvents Market Intelligence: Life on the ChemEdge360

Global trade and markets for methanol, glycols, and solvents became more visible and transparent. With the launch of its second chemicals pricing,...

A scene from the conference room in which the 26th World Chlor-alkali Conference was held in 2023.

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Chlor-Alkali Markets: What is Happening in 2024

The global chlor-alkali industry is locked in turbulent times. As efforts by producers to mitigate the sector’s long-term availability issues...

Infographic showing global capacity to produce maleic anhydride.

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Maleic Anhydride Markets: An Assessment for 2024

Maleic anhydride is an important intermediate chemical. Currently, capacity to produce is in excess of 5000 ktpa globally. Over two-thirds of the...

Trade flow graphics for two key feedstocks orthoxylene and phthalic anhydride in 2023.

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Orthoxylene—Phthalic Anhydride Markets: What's Happening in 2024?

Phthalic anhydride is used to produce phthalate-based PVC plasticizers, resins and coatings. Orthoxylene is the key feedstock for manufacturing...

Complication of pages from the eBook about feedstocks and chemicals supply chains.

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Feedstock and Chemicals Supply Chains: A 2024 Assessment

A flurry of chemical deals were signed and sealed at the start of the new year. In part, activity was triggered by fear that the US Gulf Coast chill...

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How a US Gulf Coast Snow Flurry Roused Quiet Markets

Not enough years have passed for the Texas Big Freeze shockwaves to have fully exited the chemicals sector consciousness just yet. So severe was its...