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Chemicals group BASF to open new crop protection plant in China

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The crop protection unit of international chemical giant BASF will open its first formulation and packaging plant in Yangkou Chemical Industrial Park in China's Jiangsu province by the end of the year.
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US researchers highlight possibilities for lignin use

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Is it possible to convert lignin into valuable products? New research from the U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests that it is.
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Canada introduces mandatory labeling of mechanically tenderized beef

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The government of Canada announced last week that all mechanically tenderized beef (MTB) sold in the country now has to be clearly labeled and the new labels will have to include instructions for safe cooking.
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German specialty chemicals company starts construction on amino acid plant in Alabama

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Evonik Industries has started construction of a new plant in Mobile, Alabama, to produce amino acids used in dairy cow nutrition.
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Peanut butter, almond butter recalled for possible Salmonella risk

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Concern about possible Salmonella contamination has led to the recall of six brands of peanut butter and almond butter.
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LNG imports help diversify energy sources of US islands

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Imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) may soon allow island states and territories of the United States to diversify their energy sources and benefit from lower fuel prices.
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High triclosan levels attributed to antibacterial soap

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Antibacterial soap exposes health workers to high levels of triclosan, according to a new study.
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Growth predicted for Chinese coating additives market

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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

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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

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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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