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Chemical Industry Update

Chemical Dry Vacuum Pump

The CXS chemical dry vacuum pump is simple to install and use, with an integral controller and safety systems which allow for ‘plug and pump’ operation.
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Multichannel Transmitter with Ethernet/IP Connectivity

The Liquiline CM44x multichannel transmitter from Endress+Hauser now features Ethernet/IP connectivity for easy, seamless integration with the Rockwell Automation PlantPAx Process Automation System.
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Federal agencies propose measures to improve chemical plant safety

Following the deadly blast at the fertilizer plant in April that killed 15 people and injured hundreds, President Obama requested a plan to prevent similar incidents and mitigate their impact.
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Brazil's Odebrecht to explore petrochemical investment in West Virginia

The "Ascent -- Appalachian Shale Cracker Enterprise" complex would include an ethane cracker, three polyethylene plants and associated infrastructure for water treatment and energy co-generation.
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US chemical production falls slightly in September

Chemical production activity in the United States dropped by 0.4% in September, following a revised 0.2% decline in August.
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Global polycarbonate capacity to grow more than 5% by 2018

The global polycarbonate market is set to increase by 3.2% in 2013, with demand reaching 3.7 million metric tons.
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LSB Industries to receive $113 million in damages after chemical plant explosion

The facility, located in El Dorado, was a concentrated nitric acid plant but it was practically destroyed in an explosion in May last year.
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US to snatch top spot in 2013 oil supplier ranking

The United States will replace Saudi Arabia this year as the world's leading oil producer. The forecast is based on total oil supply, which includes crude plus natural gas liquids and biofuel.
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OSHA finds 24 safety violations after explosion at West Fertilizer plant

OSHA accused the Texas plant of dangerous storage of ammonium nitrate and exposing workers to the danger of chemical burns, as well as inhalation hazards from anhydrous ammonia.
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Rising economic tide ‘floats’ product solutions at 2013 CHEM SHOW

It’s not surprising news that an improving economy generally benefits most industrial sectors. However, several interesting findings were discovered in a survey we recently sent more than 200 manufacturing companies that will be exhibiting at the 2013 CHEM SHOW in New York City this December.
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