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BASF transfers automotive refinish coatings business in India to Würth

Chemicals giant BASF is to transfer its automotive refinish coatings business in India to Würth.
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Innovation helps bioadhesives meet unmet needs

Bioadhesives -- natural substances that act as adhesives -- have applications in key industries, and product innovation in this field is addressing unmet needs.
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Outlook optimistic for chemical production in 2015

Chemical production in the United States and Europe is predicted to pick up in 2015, after failing to reach the levels expected this year.
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New York State bans fracking

The decision by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo follows years of debate over the pros and cons of fracking and was based on health concerns.
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Avid Bioservices expands contract manufacturing capacity

Avid Bioservices, Inc. is to more than double its manufacturing capacity with a new production facility adjacent to its current campus in Tustin, California.
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Birds Eye Foods fined for safety hazards at Wisconsin facility

Birds Eye Foods has been fined almost $110,000 for safety violations at a frozen-food processing plant in Wisconsin.
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ADM agrees to $1.3 billion sale of global cocoa business

Singapore's Olam International Ltd. is to buy the worldwide cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) for $1.3 billion.
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Coatings maker Hempel makes another acquisition

Global coatings specialist Hempel has expanded its business with the acquisition of Dutch coatings manufacturer Schaepman, and said it will benefit from Schaepman's proven expertise in protective coatings.
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Pharmaceutical excipients market worth $6.1 billion this year

The market for pharmaceutical excipients has seen strong growth over the past few years and is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7 percent from 2014 to 2019.
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EPA takes action over ethylene glycol ethers

Regulatory action is being taken to protect the public from seven ethylene glycol ethers (glymes chemicals) that have been linked to health effects including birth defects and blood toxicity.
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