Pittsburgh Chemical Day Showcases Synergy between Chemistry and Energy Industries

by on October 1, 2013

chemicaldayIt’s Chemical Day in the Pittsburgh region. The 46th annual one-day conference held at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh is a top event bringing together industry experts, executives and stakeholders to discuss advancing the petrochemical and gas liquids industry.

According to the PRA’s market research team, the Pittsburgh region is home to 250 + chemistry firms, including headquarters  and corporate support operations to industry leaders such as Almatis, Axiall, Bayer, Calgon Carbon, INDSPEC, Koppers, LANXESS, NOVA Chemicals and PPG Industries.  Several companies have a significant manufacturing presence here including BASF, Eastman Chemical and Nalco.

Chemicals represent the fourth largest export from the Pittsburgh region – more than $1.2 billion in 2012.

The future of the chemicals industry is also being shaped in Pittsburgh – our region is home to more than a dozen chemistry R&D facilities. Shale gas is bringing renewed interest and investment — it’s a critical, lower cost feedstock for plastics production, giving the U.S. a globally competitive manufacturing advantage for the first time in decades. Shell Chemicals has already announced its interest in a potential world-class petrochemical facility in Beaver County and is currently engaged in a detailed evaluation of the site.

The Pittsburgh region’s future is bright in the chemical and energy industries, and Chemical Day illuminates the opportunity.   Get more information at Pittsburgh Chemical Day’s website.