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US lawmakers pass chemical facility security bill

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to establish standards protecting chemical facilities from terrorism.
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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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Phillips 66 reports strong Q1 performance for midstream, chemical

U.S. refining giant Phillips 66 has reported a 12 percent increase in profit in the first quarter of the year, with its midstream and chemical businesses playing a major role in the quarter's strong performance.
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ExxonMobil Chemical opens synthetic base stocks production plant in Texas

ExxonMobil Chemical has opened a new manufacturing facility that will allow the company to produce up to 50,000 tons of SpectraSyn Elite metallocene polyalphaolefin (mPAO) synthetic lubricant base stocks annually.
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Montana bio-based chemical startup secures investment to start production

The capital will allow Rivertop Renewables to expand its production of chemicals, like detergents and corrosion inhibitors, manufactured entirely from natural plant sugars.
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Emergency crews respond to Michigan chemical plant incident

A chemical reaction at a manufacturing facility in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 13 caused an evacuation of the surrounding area.
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Pulcra Chemicals plans $3.1 million investment in South Carolina

German specialty chemicals supplier Pulcra Chemicals will invest $3.1 million to expand its manufacturing operation in York County, S.C.
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