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Bulk Bag Filling System

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A new Flexicon Bulk Bag Filling System for ultra-heavy-duty applications fills bulk bags with aggregates, abrasive minerals, powdered metals, dry chemical additives, filter press cake and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials.
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New Zealand to adopt improved food safety practices

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New Zealand is moving to adopt a tougher approach to food safety, following the high-profile Fonterra dairy contamination case that sparked a public debate on regulation and enforcement issues earlier this year.
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Global spending on medicines to grow by up to 6% per year through 2017

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The key factors that will drive global drug markets are better access to medicines due to rising disposable income in developing countries and more favorable economic conditions in emerging markets.
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Mexico may allow private companies to extract oil

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The proposal to amend Mexico's constitution and allow private investors access to the country's oilfields comes from members of the two largest political parties.
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Ineos to import US ethane for Grangemouth facility

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The Grangemouth chemical plant in Scotland may go from huge losses to instant profitability thanks to the saving plan drawn up by Swiss-based international operator Ineos Group Ltd.
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UK oil industry reports highest amount of oil spilled in decade

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Last year 246 oil spills were reported in the UK, with the total amount of oil released in these spills reaching 86 tons.
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European plastics recyclers want legislative support

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One of the top priorities for the European plastics recycling industry will be to create a market for recycled plastics, facilitating the diversion of recyclable plastics from landfills and further increasing recycling rates in Europe.
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FDA imposes new ban on Wockhardt drugs

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Indian generic drug maker Wockhardt has been hit by a U.S. import alert for the second time this year.
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Belgium set to expand petrochemical production in 2014

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Belgium is expected to hold on to its position as a leading petrochemical producer in Western Europe as capacity in the polyesters, butadiene and synthetic fibres segments will increase.
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Greece faces fines for delayed wastewater treatment improvements

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Greece may face hefty fines from the European Commission (EC) over its failure to adequately deal with urban wastewater and for its poor standards of wastewater treatment.
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