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US plastics industry export grows in 2012

January 7, 2013
According to new data from the Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI), the end of 2011 marked a growth for the U.S. plastics industry, with the first recorded job increase since 1999.
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US EPA launches research into hormone-like chemicals

December 19, 2012
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a study into the possible influence of hormone-like chemicals used in food, cosmetics, pesticides and plastics on people's health.
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European container glass industry records growth in 2012

December 19, 2012
The first half of 2012 was marked by growth for the European glass packaging industry, as production volumes increased to meet growing demand both on the European market and globally.
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Indonesia to invest heavily in petrochemical industry

December 19, 2012
Indonesia is planning to boost its petrochemical industry and start exporting by 2016 thanks to two upstream petrochemical centers that will be constructed over the next couple of years.
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UK government lifts ban on fracking but tightens controls

December 19, 2012
The British government has decided to lift the restrictions on extracting gas from shale rocks using the method of hydraulic fracturing, known as fracking, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced.
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Chalco to invest in Indonesian alumina plant

December 10, 2012
CHONGQING, China — Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, China''s largest producer of aluminum, is planning to open new processing plants in Indonesia after the country reduced exports.
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Gabon ponders new contract terms for foreign oil companies

December 10, 2012
LIBREVILLE, Gabon — Foreign investors in Gabon''s oil production sector might face tougher conditions, under new government plans aimed at squeezing more money from international companies.
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Japan's Meiji builds new plant to boost production capacity

December 10, 2012
INAZAWA CITY, Japan — Japanese dairy products manufacturer Meiji Holding has announced plans to build a new processing plant to meet its goals for increased production capacity for yogurt
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UAE's biggest petrochemical company launches employment drive

December 10, 2012
ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi’s leading petrochemical company, Borouge, has announced plans to expand its operations and focus on creating jobs in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to
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Fire at Iran’s biggest petrochemical plant kills one, injures 15

August 6, 2012
TEHRAN, Iran — A gas leak in a feeding line sparked a fire Friday at Iran’s biggest petrochemical plant, AFP reported. The blaze at the Bandar Imam petrochemical complex
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