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Petrochemical industry to see rapid growth in Philippines

Like many industries in the Asia Pacific, the Philippines' petrochemical industry is expected to go through a period of rapid growth, fueled by an expanding economy and increasing demand.
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China's plan for synthetic gas plants may threaten water resources

China is preparing a move to create synthetic natural gas plants, which convert coal to gas. However, operating these plants requires huge amounts of water and this could put some areas of the country under serious water stress.
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Reusable bags could lead to more foodborne illnesses

The British government has been trying to urge consumers to ditch single-use plastic bags in the hope of reducing waste and carbon emissions, but experts have warned that switching to reusable bags could put food safety at risk.
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Global demand for pipeline materials to grow by 5.3% through 2017

A new report from research company Freedonia Group predicts that global demand for oil and gas pipeline materials will increase by 5.3% on an annual basis through 2017.
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German Styrolution to expand operations in Mexico

German-based global styrenic products manufacturer Styrolution GmbH has announced plans to open a production line for alpha methyl styrene acrylonitrile -- specialty styrenic feedstock -- in Mexico.
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China's wastewater treatment industry outlook revealed

China's wastewater treatment is lagging behind that of developed countries but its wastewater treatment capacity has increased over recent years, growing at an average annual rate of 14% between 2005 and 2012.
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US plastics industry rebounds

The U.S. plastics sector has rebounded to pre-recession levels, with the future outlook still positive thanks to robust growth in the resin sector and cheap shale gas feedstocks.
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India needs to develop food processing potential, industry group says

A new report predicts that the country could attract $33 billion of investment over the next decade, boosting the national economy and securing high profits.
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Sabic plans US petrochemical investment

Saudi petrochemical giant Saudi Basic Industries Corp. recently announced plans to invest in a petrochemical project in the United States next year and tap into the U.S. shale energy abundance.
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Iran plans to boost petrochemical production

Iran should stop exporting large amounts of raw petrochemicals and look for ways to make more profit by selling added-value products, according to the leader of the parliamentary Petrochemical Committee.
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