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W.R. Grace to Buy Synthetech for $19.2 Million

September 15, 2010
W.R. Grace has agreed to acquire chemicals maker Synthetech for $19.2 million. The Albany, Ore.-based company specializes in manufacturing organic synthesis, biocatalysis and chiral technologies used in the biotechnology and
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Dow Hiring 100 People at Michigan Plant

September 14, 2010
The Dow Chemical Co. said it will hire 100 people for new, full-time manufacturing jobs at a Michigan plant, reports the Associated Press. The plant combines roofing shingles with
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Light Bulb Factory Closes Moving More Jobs Overseas

September 9, 2010
The last major GE factory making ordinary incandescent light bulbs in the United States is closing this month, with the remaining 200 workers at the plant losing their jobs, reports
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South African Sasol to Sell Five Fertilizer Blending Plants

September 7, 2010
Sasol announced it would sell five fertilizer blending plants to comply with a deal struck with the competition authority to help cut fertilizer prices in South Africa, reports Reuters.
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Former Dow Scientist Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets

September 1, 2010
A former Indiana scientist accused of illegally sending trade secrets worth $300 million to China and Germany was ordered detained on charges of economic espionage, reports the Associated Press. A
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Halozyme Completes Manufacturing Probe of Hylenex

August 31, 2010
The Associated Press reports, Halozyme Therapeutics Inc. has completed an investigation into manufacturing problems behind its Hylenex product and has drawn up a corrective action plan and market relaunch strategy.
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Air Products Reaches Settlement with EPA

August 26, 2010
A company that operates a chemical manufacturing facility in the Houston area has agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million in civil penalties over 2006 hazardous waste violation. According to the
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Study Reveals Toxic BPA Detected In 91 Percent Of Canadians

August 18, 2010
The toxic chemical Bisphenol-A, or BPA, is detectable in the urine of more than nine in 10 Canadians, according to a study by Statistics Canada. The Canadian Health Measures Survey
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EPA Fines Kansas Bulk Storage Company

August 12, 2010
The Associated Press reports, a Kansas bulk materials storage company has been fined $97,000 to settle allegations that it violated federal laws on toxic chemical storage. The Environmental Protection Agency
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Dow Corning to Acquire a 49-Percent Stake in Quebec Silicon Metal Manufacturing Facility

August 11, 2010
PRNewswire reports that Dow Corning Corporation has entered into an agreement to acquire a 49 percent ownership interest in Timminco Limited''s silicon metal manufacturing facility in Becancour, Quebec, in a
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