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Growth predicted for Chinese coating additives market

The coating additives market is directly related to China's coatings industry, which is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 10% in 2014-19.
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Dow Microbial Control antifouling technology gains landmark EU approval

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced European Union regulatory approval of its innovative antifouling active substance - DCOIT (4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one).
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Ineos moves into UK shale exploration

Chemicals company Ineos has acquired a majority stake in an onshore exploration and development license in Scotland that includes its Grangemouth refining and petrochemical complex and the area around it.
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World's largest water recycling facility to be built in Sydney, Australia

A new water recycling facility to be built in Sydney, Australia, will be the largest of its kind in the world, according to Sydney Water.
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Emergency shutdown at polypropylene plant in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabian petrochemical producer Sahara Petrochemical Company announced on Sunday an emergency shutdown at its Al Waha Petrochemicals subsidiary, a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP).
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Norway's Yara acquires majority stake in Brazilian phosphate miner

Norwegian fertilizer producer Yara International ASA has agreed to acquire a 60 percent stake in Brazilian company Galvani Indústria, Comércio e Serviços S/A, expanding its interests in South America.


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OPW to acquire Australia's Liquip

Fluid-handling solutions specialist OPW said on Monday that it has agreed to acquire all outstanding shares of Australian company Liquip International.
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Petronas hands refinery construction contract to Sinopec Engineering

Malaysian state-owned oil and gas company Petronas has awarded an oil refinery construction contract to China's Sinopec Engineering (Group) Co. Ltd., media reports said last week.
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Germany's Messer builds industrial gases plant in Poland

German industrial gases specialist Messer announced last week that it is building a new production plant for industrial gases in Turek, Poland.
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Mexico's Mexichem to acquire European PVC manufacturer

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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