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Lubrizol announces Warwick Chemicals acquisition, Mitsui Chemicals alliance

Specialty chemicals company The Lubrizol Corporation is to expand its home care product line by acquiring Warwick Chemicals.
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Waterproof coating for boxes could replace petroleum-based coatings

A new waterproof coating for cardboard boxes has been developed in Australia, and it offers significant advantages over traditional wax coatings.
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Triclosan linked to liver cancer

Triclosan was in the news again this week as researchers in California published a study showing that the antimicrobial agent causes liver fibrosis and cancer in laboratory mice.
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Global fragrance ingredients market on course for strong growth

The global market for fragrance ingredients is expected to be worth just over $17 billion in five years' time, according to a new report.
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Researchers develop more efficient method for converting methanol to liquid fuels

Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science say they have developed a more efficient method for methanol processing that would lower production costs while also reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
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Linde Process Plants expands at Port of Catoosa

Linde Process Plants (LPP), part of gases and engineering company The Linde Group, is to expand its manufacturing facility located at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa in Oklahoma.
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Dow to sell ANGUS Chemical to private equity firm

ANGUS specializes in the manufacture of nitroalkanes and their derivatives, which are added to products in a wide range of industries including paints and coatings, life sciences and biopharma, metalworking, personal care, pharmaceuticals, water treatment and oil and gas.
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New method uses sunlight, nanoparticle composite to break down BPA

Scientists have found a way to harness nanoparticles and visible light to break down substances like bisphenol A (BPA) in wastewater and soil.
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Symphony's Sanafor antimicrobial technology registered with EPA

Plastics specialist Symphony Environmental Technologies plc has registered its Sanafor PO-5 antimicrobial masterbatch with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Fertilizer producer agrees to reduce harmful air emissions

Three subsidiaries of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (PCS), the world's largest fertilizer producer, have agreed to take action to reduce harmful air emissions at eight U.S. production plants.
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