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China imposes duties on US, EU imports of glycol, diethylene glycol

February 6, 2013
China's Commerce Ministry is sticking to its trade restriction policy and this was recently proved again with the introduction of another protectionist tariff for imports of two types of chemicals.
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BAE Systems lands contract for chemical processing facility at Holston Ammunition Plant

February 5, 2013
The U.S. Army has granted BAE Systems a $27 million contract to complete construction of a state-of-the-art and energy-saving chemical processing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee.
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Chemical operators in high demand

February 4, 2013
Chemical plants in Washington County, Ohio, are looking to hire between 100 and 200 operators this year, but the demand is not limited only to this region.
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Belfast professor wins international catalysis award

February 4, 2013
Chris Hardacre, head of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK has been awarded the inaugural IChemE Andrew Medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
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Three workers suffer severe burns at New Jersey chemical plant

January 30, 2013
Three chemical plant employees were treated for severe burns Monday night following an incident at AZ Electronic Materials in Branchburg, N.J.
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Specifying inline rotor/stator mixers

January 28, 2013
Inline rotor/stator mixers are utilized throughout the process industries for high shear processing of flowable liquid applications. They can be operated in a truly continuous mode wherein feed streams are metered into the mixer; however, inline rotor/stator devices more commonly are set up for recirculation.
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Asian chemical industry surge benefits acetic acid market

January 24, 2013
With new capacity coming online in the forecast period, China should continue to be the engine of global acetic acid growth over the next few years.
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Magnablend to pay fine for chemical plant fire

January 23, 2013
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality will vote Jan. 30 on a fine and enforcement order for an October 2011 fire at Magnablend Inc.’s Waxahachie, Texas, chemical-blending plant.
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Researchers find link between PVC plastic chemical, obesity in offspring

January 22, 2013
Scientists at the UC Irvine have discovered a link between a chemical used in PVC plastic and obesity in the offspring of mice.
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Spectra Energy to provide natural gas for Eastman Chemical’s Kingsport facility

January 22, 2013
Spectra Energy Corp’s East Tennessee Natural Gas (ETNG) pipeline has agreed to provide an additional 86 million cubic feet per day (Mmcf/d) of firm transportation capacity to Eastman's Kingsport, Tenn., facility.
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