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3M, DuPont Settle Patent Fight Over Coating Process for Teflon

December 20, 2010
3M Co. and DuPont Co. settled their patent dispute over a process of making protective coatings including Teflon that are free of a chemical suspected of causing cancer, according to
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Eastman Chemical spends $370,000 on 3Q lobbying

December 16, 2010
According to the Associated Press, Eastman Chemical Co. spent $370,000 in the third quarter to lobby the government on issues related to energy efficiency, according to a recent disclosure
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Dow Chemical Plant to Add Biomass Energy

December 14, 2010
Dow Chemical Co. said that its largest manufacturing facility will start processing biomass fuel by the end of 2012, according to the Associated Press. The chemical company said the plant,
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Israel Chemicals to Pay $270 Million for Scotts Unit

December 9, 2010
According to MarketWatch, Israel Chemicals Ltd., the Tel Aviv provider of fertilizer and chemicals, will pay $270 million for Scotts Miracle-Gro Co.''s global professional business. The Israeli firm said the
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Archer Daniels Midland Company Opens Fertilizer Plant in Paraguay

December 8, 2010
Business Wire reports that Archer Daniels Midland Company opened a fertilizer blending plant in Villeta, Paraguay — the first large-scale facility of its kind in the nation, with a daily
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Praxair Starts New Plant in Mexico

November 23, 2010
According to Zacks Equity Research, Praxair Mexico commenced its operations at a new air separation plant and also announced an increase in its liquid storage capacity in the San Nicolas
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Dow Named to U.S.-China Joint Energy Efficiency Consortium

November 17, 2010
Business Wire reports that Dow Chemical Company has been selected by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories (LBNL) as a research partner for the new U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) Consortium
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DuPont to Increase Revenue in India More Than 40 Percent by 2012

November 16, 2010
Bloomberg reports that DuPont Co., the third-biggest U.S. chemical maker, expects annual revenue from India to increase more than 40 percent to about $1 billion by 2012, aided by agriculture,
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Polypore to Refinance Debt with New $365 Million Offer

November 11, 2010
The Associated Press reports that filtration company Polypore International Inc., recently announced plans to refinance debt with a new bond issue, leading analysts to boost its credit outlook. The company
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Tank Explodes at DuPont Plant Killing Worker

November 10, 2010
The Wall Street Journal reports, a tank undergoing maintenance exploded at a DuPont plant, killing one worker and injuring another. Workers were welding equipment connected to the empty 10,000-gallon tank
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