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Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2020

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2020

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2019

The chemicals manufacturing industry is a vibrant, global business that encompasses many important sectors: from commodity chemicals, to specialty chemicals, to custom manufacturing. Key topics include global trade, finance and acquisitions, biochemicals, nanochemicals, polymers, petrochemicals, fertilizers, plastics, coatings, ceramics, solvents, additives, dyes and many other products basic to home and business needs. In addition, the pharmaceuticals industry is included when discussing chemicals. Plunkett's Chemicals, Plastics & Coatings Industry Almanac provides a market research tool for competitive intelligence, strategic planning, business analysis and employment searches. Our coverage includes business trends analysis and industry statistics. The almanac also contains a chemicals, plastics and coatings business glossary and a listing of industry contacts, such as industry associations and government agencies. Next, we profile hundreds of leading companies. Our 400 company profiles include complete business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. This companies database includes petrochemicals firms, major drug makers and specialty chemicals firms, public and private, on a global basis. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2019: Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2019: Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2018

The chemicals manufacturing industry is a vibrant, global business that encompasses many important sectors: from commodity chemicals, to specialty chemicals, to custom manufacturing. Key topics include global trade, finance and acquisitions, biochemicals, nanochemicals, polymers, petrochemicals, fertilizers, plastics, coatings, ceramics, solvents, additives, dyes and many other products basic to home and business needs. In addition, the pharmaceuticals industry is included when discussing chemicals. Plunkett's Chemicals, Plastics & Coatings Industry Almanac provides a market research tool for competitive intelligence, strategic planning, business analysis and employment searches. Our coverage includes business trends analysis and industry statistics. The almanac also contains a chemicals, plastics and coatings business glossary and a listing of industry contacts, such as industry associations and government agencies. Next, we profile hundreds of leading companies. Our 400 company profiles include complete business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. This companies database includes petrochemicals firms, major drug makers and specialty chemicals firms, public and private, on a global basis. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Nitrogen Capture The Growth of an International Industry (1900-1940)

Nitrogen Capture The Growth of an International Industry (1900-1940)

Author: Anthony S. Travis Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2018

This monograph provides an account of how the synthetic nitrogen industry became the forerunner of the 20th-century chemical industry in Europe, the United States and Asia. Based on an earlier SpringerBrief by the same author, which focused on the period of World War I, it expands considerably on the international aspects of the development of the synthetic nitrogen industry in the decade and a half following the war, including the new technologies that rivalled the Haber-Bosch ammonia process. Travis describes the tremendous global impact of fixed nitrogen (as calcium cyanamide and ammonia), including the perceived strategic need for nitrogen (mainly for munitions), and, increasingly, its role in increasing crop yields, including in Italy under Mussolini, and in the Soviet Union under Stalin. The author also reviews the situation in Imperial Japan, including the earliest adoption of the Italian Casale ammonia process, from 1923, and the role of fixed nitrogen in the industrialization of colonial Korea from the late 1920s. Chemists, historians of science and technology, and those interested in world fertilizer production and the development of chemical industry during the first four decades of the twentieth century will find this book of considerable value.

Handbook of Chemical Industry Economics, Inorganic

Handbook of Chemical Industry Economics, Inorganic

Author: Jeffrey R. Ellis Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/04/2018

This work covers chemical elements, alloys, and inorganic compounds having major commercial importance. Topics discussed and thoroughly updated from earlier information are the key commercial topics of sources and supplies (availability, pricing, imports, exports, and stockpiles); uses and market demand; manufacturing, production, and shipment; economic aspects; and recycling and disposal. Additional topics discussed include history, occurrence, properties, processing, grades, specifications and quality control, analytic methods, environmental concerns, and health and safety factors. Each article will also have an Introduction and a Bibliography.

Business Chemistry How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry

Business Chemistry How to Build and Sustain Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry

Author: Jens Leker Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/02/2018

There is a growing need in the chemical industry for trained specialists who have not only a solid chemical knowledge, but also a basic understanding of the underlying management processes; this book specifically addresses this need. Business Chemistry: How to Build Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry presents a solution-oriented approach to the key topics of strategic and innovation management, business model innovation, cross-functional integration of R&D, marketing functions and operations management, specifically designed to address core managerial issues relevant for chemists. The book is divided into three sections as follows: Part One: Strategy and Management looks at the principles of strategy, qualitative and quantitative methods in strategic management, and managing business co-operation. Part Two: Innovation and Entrepreneurship addresses the principles of research, technology and innovation; the tools, people and processes required for innovation management; recognizing, managing and developing new business opportunities, and opportunities for corporate entrepreneurship. Part Three: Operations and Marketing discusses the day to day operations management in research-intensive industries; the principles of marketing; supplier-integration; managing efficiency and customer needs. Each chapter presents possible solutions for management problems supported by the latest academic research, practical examples from the chemical industry, and case studies supported by industry experts Business Chemistry: How to Build Thriving Businesses in the Chemical Industry offers chemists and other natural scientists employed in research-intensive industries the possibility to develop essential management skills carefully crafted to their respective industry. It also provides students interested in business management and entrepreneurship in the chemical industry, with a clear understanding of essential management skills and capabilities.

Cost Management in Plastics Processing Strategies, Targets, Techniques, and Tools

Cost Management in Plastics Processing Strategies, Targets, Techniques, and Tools

Author: Robin (Tangram Technology Ltd.) Kent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2017

Cost Management in Plastics Processing: Strategies, Targets, Techniques, and Tools, Fourth Edition, makes readers think about current practices and how to go forward with effective cost management. This is a practical workbook that provides a structured approach to reducing costs in plastics processing for all the major plastics shaping processes (moulding, extrusion, forming) as well as elsewhere in the company (e.g., in factory services and non-manufacturing areas). Competition in all manufacturing sectors is increasing, and there is continuous pressure to drive costs down and to increase cost management. Good cost management improves profits and margins, improves management control and opens the door to becoming a world-class company. The approach throughout this book looks rigorously at where costs are incurred and proposes projects and targets for cost reduction. This book is designed to provide a well-structured map broken down into simple tasks and achievable goals. This book offers a structured approach to the techniques of cost management, from how costs are calculated by accountants, to the effective use of machines and labor, to the minimization of waste. It begins by looking at traditional methods of accounting and costing and whether these are helpful or accurate for project management. Practical examples of cost management in plastics processing are included, together with many useful flow charts and diagrams to illustrate the points under discussion.

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2018 Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2018 Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2017

The chemicals manufacturing industry is a vibrant, global business that encompasses many important sectors: from commodity chemicals, to specialty chemicals, to custom manufacturing. Key topics include global trade, finance and acquisitions, biochemicals, nanochemicals, polymers, petrochemicals, fertilizers, plastics, coatings, ceramics, solvents, additives, dyes and many other products basic to home and business needs. In addition, the pharmaceuticals industry is included when discussing chemicals. Plunkett's Chemicals, Plastics & Coatings Industry Almanac provides a market research tool for competitive intelligence, strategic planning, business analysis and employment searches. Our coverage includes business trends analysis and industry statistics. The almanac also contains a chemicals, plastics and coatings business glossary and a listing of industry contacts, such as industry associations and government agencies. Next, we profile hundreds of leading companies. Our 400 company profiles include complete business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. This companies database includes petrochemicals firms, major drug makers and specialty chemicals firms, public and private, on a global basis. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Sustainable Solvents Perspectives from Research, Business and International Policy

Sustainable Solvents Perspectives from Research, Business and International Policy

Author: James H. Clark, Andrew Hunt, Corrado Topi, Giulia Paggiola Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2017

Solvents are ubiquitous throughout the chemical industry and are found in many consumer products. As a result, interest in solvents and their environmental impact has been steadily increasing. However, in order to achieve maximum integration of new green solvents into the relevant chemical sectors, clarification of the social, economic, and environmental implications of solvent substitution are needed. This book explores the solvent life cycle, highlighting the challenges faced at various points, from production, through the supply-chain and downstream use to end-of-life treatment. It also discusses the potential benefits that a green chemistry and bio-based economy approach could bring. The current state-of-the-art of green solvents is evaluated along these lines, in addition to reviewing their applications with an appreciation of sustainability criteria. Providing a critical assessment on emerging solvents and featuring case studies and perspectives from different sectors, this is an important reference for academics and industrialists working with solvents, as well as policy-makers involved in bio-based initiatives.

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2017 Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2017 Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2016

The chemicals manufacturing industry is a vibrant, global business that encompasses many important sectors: from commodity chemicals, to specialty chemicals, to custom manufacturing. Key topics include global trade, finance and acquisitions, biochemicals, nanochemicals, polymers, petrochemicals, fertilizers, plastics, coatings, ceramics, solvents, additives, dyes and many other products basic to home and business needs. In addition, the pharmaceuticals industry is included when discussing chemicals. Plunkett's Chemicals, Plastics & Coatings Industry Almanac provides a market research tool for competitive intelligence, strategic planning, business analysis and employment searches. Our coverage includes business trends analysis and industry statistics. The almanac also contains a chemicals, plastics and coatings business glossary and a listing of industry contacts, such as industry associations and government agencies. Next, we profile hundreds of leading companies. Our 400 company profiles include complete business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. This companies database includes petrochemicals firms, major drug makers and specialty chemicals firms, public and private, on a global basis. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.

Production Management of Chemical Industries

Production Management of Chemical Industries

Author: Kiran R. Golwalkar Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/02/2016

This book covers all major areas of operation, pollution control, safety, modernization, diversification, and resource management for cost control in the industrial production of chemicals. The author details the importance of obtaining the right type of raw materials and equipment for maximum plant efficiency and discusses revival of plants that have been idle for long periods. He also presents important issues concerning product quality, energy recovery, safety, pollution control and improving profitability by proper management of resources. The book is ideal for shop floor engineers, middle level management, and owners of small- and medium-scale facilities in many countries as it serves as a guide for keeping the plant operations running in adverse situations, for reducing energy consumption; improving profitability, resource allocation, and workforce planning.

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2016 Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Plunkett's Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Almanac 2016 Chemicals, Coatings & Plastics Industry Market Research, Statistics, Trends & Leading Companies

Author: Jack W. Plunkett Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2015

The chemicals manufacturing industry is a vibrant, global business that encompasses many important sectors: from commodity chemicals, to specialty chemicals, to custom manufacturing. Key topics include global trade, finance and acquisitions, biochemicals, nanochemicals, polymers, petrochemicals, fertilizers, plastics, coatings, ceramics, solvents, additives, dyes and many other products basic to home and business needs. In addition, the pharmaceuticals industry is included when discussing chemicals. Plunkett's Chemicals, Plastics & Coatings Industry Almanac provides a market research tool for competitive intelligence, strategic planning, business analysis and employment searches. Our coverage includes business trends analysis and industry statistics. The almanac also contains a chemicals, plastics and coatings business glossary and a listing of industry contacts, such as industry associations and government agencies. Next, we profile hundreds of leading companies. Our 400 company profiles include complete business descriptions and up to 27 executives by name and title. This companies database includes petrochemicals firms, major drug makers and specialty chemicals firms, public and private, on a global basis. Purchasers will find a form in the book enabling them to register for 1-year, 1-seat online access to tools at Plunkett Research Online, including the ability to view the market research/industry trends section and industry statistics. You have access, at no additional charge, to the very latest data posted to Plunkett Research Online. Online tools enable you to search and view selected companies, and then export selected company contact data, including executive names. You'll find a complete overview, industry analysis and market research report in one superb, value-priced package.