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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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Stepan announces potential $60 million to $70 million chemical facility in Louisiana

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Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Stepan Company President and CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. announced July 25 the company will complete front-end engineering and design work for a potential $60 million to $70 million chemical production facility in the existing industrial corridor of Ascension Parish.
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Arkema opens methyl acrylate plant in Texas

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French specialty chemical company Arkema announced July 28 the start-up of a new methyl acrylate plant at its Clear Lake site in Texas.
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RB to build new consumer health R&D center

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Consumer health and hygiene company RB plc, formerly called Reckitt Benckiser, has revealed that it will establish a research and development center in the north of England.
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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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FDA reveals details on generic drugs watchdog reorganization

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced details of its long-awaited reorganization of the Office of Generic Drugs (OGD).
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Freedom Industries reaches $2.9 million settlement over Elk River spill

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Chemical company Freedom Industries Inc., which was responsible for the huge chemical spill in the Elk River in West Virginia early this year, has reached a tentative settlement with legal representatives of affected businesses and communities.
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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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California regulators halt wastewater injection in local wells

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Oil and gas waste injection has been halted at 11 sites in California following orders issued by the state's Division of Oil and Gas and Geothermal Resources.
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DuPont to pay $440,000 fine for air pollution violations

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U.S. chemical giant DuPont has reached a settlement with the EPA over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's manufacturing facility in Tonawanda, New York.
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