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New Kink-Resistant Hose for Highly Aggressive Chemical Applications

Chemfluro® Convoflex™ WCSR Multipurpose Chemical Transfer Hose is designed to solve the issue in bulk chemical transfer process where corrosive chemicals such as acids may damage the stainless steel braid
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Pump Failure in Dow''s Freeport, Texas Plant

Zacks Equity Research reports that Dow Chemical suffered a pump failure in a light hydrocarbon plant in Freeport, Texas. However, the incident did not affect the downstream business and no
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Lyondell Chemical Plant Failure Resulted in Temporary Evacuation

According to Bloomberg, a disruption at a LyondellBasell Industries NV chemical plant in Illinois caused the temporary evacuation of about 100 residents. An ethylene storage tank overloaded after the outage
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Ashland Buying International Specialty Products for $3.2 Billion

According to the Associated Press, Ashland will spend about $3.2 billion to buy International Specialty Products Inc. The deal, expected to close before the end of the fourth quarter, should
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South Korea Probes Second Report of U.S. Army Chemical Dumping

South Korea opened a second investigation in days into a report that the U.S. military dumped toxic chemicals near the capital decades ago, Reuters reports. Experts have been sent to
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Dow Chemical Says Wet Weather Hurt Agriculture, Paint Sales

Bloomberg reports that Dow Chemical Company said it’s facing “headwinds” in the second quarter including adverse weather that probably eroded sales of agriculture products and house paint. Sales at Dow
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S&W Seed to Begin Commercial Scale Planting of Stevia

According to Marketwire, S&W Seed Company issued an update relating to its progress on producing high quality stevia leaf varieties in the U.S. on a commercial scale. S&W recently completed
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Air Products'' CEO to Address Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference

According to PRNewswire, Air Products’ chairman, president and chief executive officer, John McGlade, will be presenting at Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference in New York, on May 24. McGlade will
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DOE Awards Metabolix $6 Million Grant to Develop Renewable Biofuels

Business Wire reports that bioscience company Metabolix, Inc., has been awarded a $6 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The grant is part of the Obama administration’s
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Dow to Suspend Louisiana Dock Work as Mississippi Swells

Dow Chemical Co. will suspend dock operations at two factory sites in Louisiana tomorrow as a precaution against potential flooding from the swollen Mississippi River, according to Bloomberg. While the
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