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Mexico's Mexichem to acquire European PVC manufacturer

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Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican chemicals producer, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire German company VESTOLIT GmbH.
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Bids invited for UK onshore oil and gas licenses

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A new bidding process for onshore oil and gas exploration licenses was opened by the UK government last week.
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Australia's Seqwater reverses flow to send water to dry north

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Seqwater, the water utility in South East Queensland, Australia, is reversing its Northern Pipeline Interconnector (NPI) this week for the first time, in order to supply water from Brisbane to the Sunshine Coast.
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VanDeMark Chemical acquires European phosgene producer

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VanDeMark Chemical Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, has expanded its business with the acquisition of a European manufacturer of phosgene products.
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Petrochemical firm apologizes after explosions in Taiwan

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Officials from LCY Chemical Corp., a petrochemical company based in Taipei, have apologized after a series of explosions rocked the city of Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan last week.
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Food-safe recycling process approved

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Plastic recycling and remoulding processes deployed by Belgian packaging solutions firm Schoeller Allibert at three of its manufacturing sites have been certified as safe for food use.
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US, Mexico partner to improve produce safety

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Food safety officials from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have agreed to work together to promote the safety of fresh and minimally processed agricultural products.
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Coca-Cola provides safe tap water to Mexican schools

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Coca-Cola is seeking to improve access to drinking water for Mexican schoolchildren by installing drinking fountains that not only provide tap water but also purify it.
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UK FSA investigates poultry plant safety practices

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The UK's Food Standards Agency (FSA) is launching an investigation into safety standards at chicken processing facilities, following reports of unsanitary conditions at several plants.
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Chinese chemical company to open Louisiana methanol plant

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A subsidiary of China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. plans to build a methanol manufacturing facility in Louisiana. It’s estimated the development will create about 400 permanent jobs, Louisiana Economic Development says.
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