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EU chemical production drops in 2012

According to the new Chemicals Trends Report released by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), total production of chemicals in the European Union dropped 1.5 percent in 2012.
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Understanding combustible dust standards and how they apply

Preventing combustible dust explosions in processing plants is a topic of widespread concern, and dust collectors are often at risk. You may very well have questions about the regulatory requirements involved. Follow some general guidelines to apply the right standards and protect against combustible dust explosions in your dust collectors.
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Masterflex Pumps vs. Solenoid Pumps: No Contest For Dependable Chemical Feed

Solenoid-driven diaphragm metering pumps have long been a standard for chemical feed applications, but these little metering pumps can bring big headaches.
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Tackling the Top Six Pricing Challenges in the Chemical Industry

This white paper highlights the top six pricing challenges facing the chemical industry today and how industry-leading companies are tackling these challenges using pricing best practices and technology solutions.
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Emergency crews respond to chemical fire at Utah lab

The company was cooking four types of acids at high temperatures to make bromine when the cooking appliance overheated and caught fire.
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Dow Chemical awarded $2.48 billion in court battle with Kuwaiti company

Legal proceedings that have been going on for years between Dow Chemical Co. and Kuwaiti state-owned Petrochemical Industries Co. are finally over, after an international court awarded an extra $318 million to the American chemical corporation.
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BPA increases risk of asthma in children, study finds

Shortly after the World Health Organization released its report warning of the potential hazards from exposure to synthetic chemicals, a new study has linked exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) to higher chances of developing asthma.
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Yale study links exposure to PFCs with osteoarthritis in women

A new study from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies has linked exposure to perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) with osteoarthritis.
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EPA recognizes Eastman Chemical for energy efficiency improvements

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

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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