NEW YORK and ADRIAN, Mich., Jan. 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WACKER Chemical Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Wacker Chemie AG, is affirming its commitment to safe chemical industry practices and the education of the future workforce through a collaboration with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and its Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS).
WACKER has made a multi-year commitment in support of AIChE's global Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative. The initiative seeks to ensure that chemical engineering students acquire a working knowledge of process safety principles — an area of instruction underdeveloped in most chemical engineering curricula. AIChE is also creating new e-learning materials for the SAChE (Safety and Chemical Engineering Education) Certificate Program — which will be part of a dynamic curriculum that makes incorporating process safety into chemical engineering instruction easy and engaging.
As part of WACKER's partnership commitment, the company will host a CCPS Faculty Process Safety Training Workshop at WACKER's Charleston, Tennessee, facility in July 2017.
The Undergraduate Process Safety Learning Initiative is a component of the AIChE's Foundation's "Doing a World of Good" campaign, which focuses on projects that bring chemical engineering expertise to bear for the good of society.
AIChE is a professional society of more than 53,000 chemical engineers in 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontiers of chemical engineering research in such areas as energy, sustainability, biological and environmental engineering, nanotechnology and chemical plant safety and security. More information about AIChE is available at www.aiche.org.
WACKER is a globally active chemical group headquartered in Munich, Germany. With a wide range of state-of-the-art specialty products, WACKER is a leader in numerous fields and industries. Its products are required in countless high-growth end-user sectors, such as photovoltaics, electronics, pharmaceuticals and household/personal-care products. In 2015, the Group generated sales of some €5.3 billion with a staff of 17,000 employees. Founded in 1914, WACKER operates 25 production sites, supplying over 3,200 products to more than 3,500 customers worldwide. The Group maintains subsidiaries and sales offices in 31 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia — including a strong foothold in China. Wacker Chemical Corporation (WCC) is WACKER's U.S.-based chemical operation. Headquartered in Adrian, Michigan, WCC operates eleven facilities throughout the United States, Mexico and Colombia. Learn more at www.wacker.com.
Contact: Gordon Ellis
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SOURCE American Institute of Chemical Engineers