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Degradable plastics have detrimental effects on plastics recyclates, study finds

Adding even small quantities of degradable plastics to plastic recyclates could lead to unexpected changes that could be described as "detrimental," according to a new study.
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2013 Breakthrough Products on display in NYC at December’s Chem Show

Even for those especially adverse to the cold, the allure of Christmastime in Manhattan, as so lusciously depicted in the Hollywood movies, is a powerful one.
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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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Chemical release reported at Illinois plant, 18 sickened

The local fire department, ambulances and a hazardous materials crew were sent to the Stepan Chemical Company facility in response to an alert over the release of a heat transfer fluid known as Therminol.
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Explosion destroys chemical plant in Quebec

An explosion at a chemical plant in Granby, Quebec, on Oct. 30, prompted authorities to consider evacuating some parts of the town.
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New wave of lawsuits filed against DuPont for C8 use

Chemical giant DuPont is facing increased pressure as nine new lawsuits have been filed against the company in October, bringing the total number of legal cases against DuPont since April to 50.
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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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Yara, BASF plan investment in US ammonia plant

Norway's Yara, the top global producer of nitrate fertilizers, is planning a big investment in the United States in partnership with German chemicals giant BASF.
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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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