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EPA recognizes Eastman Chemical for energy efficiency improvements

March 6, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Company as a 2013 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving energy efficiency during 2012.
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Worker burned in Texas chemical plant explosion

March 5, 2013
An explosion and fire was reported Monday at the AkzoNobel polymer chemicals plant in La Porte, Texas, about 25 miles southeast of Houston.
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Non-contact radar level meter improves reactor vessel measurement

Chemical manufacturer reduces cycle time and limits chemical vapor exposure
March 1, 2013
A North Carolina-based specialty chemical manufacturer, a major producer of insect repellent, was looking for a better way to measure the liquid level in its glass-lined agitated reactor.
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Recycling rate for plastic bags, films growing in US, ACC report shows

February 27, 2013
More than 1 billion pounds of post-consumer plastic bags and films were collected for recycling in the United States in 2011, a new report from the American Chemistry Council has shown.
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Chemical plant explosion in China forces 20,000 to evacuate

February 26, 2013
An explosion and fire Monday morning at a chemical plant in southwestern China injured at least five workers and forced the evacuation of more than 20,000 people in the area.
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World Health Organization warns of health risks from synthetic chemicals

February 25, 2013
According to the global health watchdog, the danger comes from so-called "gender-bending" compounds that are very common in a range of everyday products, such as toys, baby bottles and credit cards.
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US looking to secure free trade deals with EU, Asia Pacific

February 25, 2013
Negotiaions over proposed trade deals with the EU and countries in other key regions will be a perfect opportunity for American chemical producers to take advantage of the dramatic fall in production costs thanks to the abundance of shale gas.
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Occidental exec re-elected board chair of American Chemical Society

February 20, 2013
William F. Carroll, vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. in Dallas, Texas, has been re-elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Dow Chemical authorizes $1.5 billion share buy-back program

February 19, 2013
The Dow Chemical Company announced Friday that its board of directors has approved a share buy-back program, authorizing the repurchase of up to $1.5 billion of the company's common stock.
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Stronger regulations on chemicals spur innovation, study finds

February 18, 2013
Tougher rules to regulate hazardous chemicals have sparked the continuous invention of safer chemicals and accelerated the pace at which safer alternatives are developed, according to a new study.
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