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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Scientists call for tougher chemical regulation

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There should be stricter rules on and control over chemical safety globally if governments and authorities want to protect children from potential brain damage caused by chemical exposure, scientists have warned.
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Report predicts rise in global chemical industry mergers & acquisitions

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Mergers and acquisitions activity in 2014 for the global chemical industry will likely increase due to downstream value-added opportunities, continued strength in specialty chemicals and portfolio realignments in North America.
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