Process Safety & EHS

Tire producers work on finding more uses for nearly a billion units discarded annually after end of road wear

Nov 23, 2021

Tire manufacturers have intensified in recent years efforts to make their industry more sustainable by searching how to reduce waste at the end of the product’s road life, by cutting down on carbon, and in a particular case by testing a prototype of a...

Funds, indices to help investors avoid exposure to plastic see brisk growth

Sep 28, 2021

Funding exclusively available to businesses that can prove they try to reduce plastic waste or new tools like financial indices to help investors reduce plastic exposure have seen a sharp increase in the last couple of years.

LyondellBasell faces aftermath of deadly acetic acid accident in Texas

Aug 10, 2021

LyondellBasell’s plant in La Porte, Texas on July 27 accidentally released about 100,000 pounds of acetic acid killing two contractors and injuring 30 people.

CPChem works on technology to feed waste plastic pyrolysis oil to crackers

Jul 20, 2021

CPChem, which is still evaluating whether conditions are adequate to resume an ethylene and polyethylene project in the U.S. Gulf Coast, is also working on technological developments that could eventually use pyrolysis oil from waste plastic as feedstock for...

Petrochemical companies tap blockchain technology to try to improve recycling rates

Apr 21, 2021

Petrochemical companies are using blockchain technology to increase transparency to plastic recycling processes by creating a shared, secure ledger that may contribute to increasing current low recycling rates and promote a circular plastic economy.