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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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Researchers awarded $5 million to study oilseed camelina as biofuel feedstock

January 16, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded a team of researchers $5.08 million to study the potential of oilseed camelina as a biofuel feedstock.
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Unipetrol launches new resin for improved packaging transparency

January 15, 2013
Czech refinery and petrochemical raw materials producer Unipetrol RPA says it has developed a new type of resin that significantly boosts the processing performance of thermoformed rigid packaging.
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Dow Corning to cut 500 jobs

January 14, 2013
Dow Corning Corp. announced it intends to reduce its global workforce by approximately 500 people to better align the company's cost structure with the realities of today's volatile global economy.
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Chemical industry outlook positive for US, bleak for Europe

January 9, 2013
While many industry watchers predicted an increase in demand during the second part of last year, in fact the development took the opposite direction and left the mature markets still waiting for a pickup in activity.
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US chemicals industry again globally competitive

Natural gas as fuel and feedstock; demand growth from emerging economies
January 1, 2013
It’s all a matter of vocabulary. First the word “shale” entered the daily water-cooler discourse, along with “horizontal drilling” and “fracturing.” It wasn’t long before large swaths of the American public realized the natural-gas energy revolution was on.
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