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Eastman Chemical Increasing CHDM Capacity

August 10, 2010
The Associated Press reports that Eastman Chemical Co. is increasing its CHDM manufacturing capacity by 25-percent at its facility in Kingsport, Tennessee. CHDM is a simple chemical compound that is
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Prey Named Chief Executive Officer of New Chlor-Alkali Joint Venture

August 5, 2010
According to Business, Wire, the Dow Chemical Company and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. of Japan have announced the appointment of Todd A. Prey as chief executive officer of their new
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Dow Chemical Misses Profit Estimates

August 4, 2010
Dow Chemical Co posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, as it idled several plants to retool for higher production rates, sending shares down nearly 9 percent, reports Reuters. The temporary closing
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Saudi Aramco, Dow Chemical Shift Joint Venture Chemical Plant to Jubail

August 3, 2010
Bloomberg reports, Saudi Aramco and partner Dow Chemical Co. will shift the location of a proposed chemical and plastics plant to Jubail on the Persian Gulf coast. The partners expect
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BASF Profit Beats Estimates, Driven by Demand

July 29, 2010
Bloomberg reports, second-quarter profit for BASF SE beat analysts’ estimates on a recovery in demand and higher prices for products including plastics and catalysts. Net income rose to 1.18 billion
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Blast at Chemical Factory in China Kills Six People

July 28, 2010
Bloomberg reports, an explosion at an abandoned chemical factory in Nanjing city in eastern China has killed at least six people and injured more than 300, the official Xinhua News
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Bill Introduced Could Overhaul US Chemicals Policy

July 27, 2010
Media-Newswire.com reports, democratic congressmen Bobby Rush, Ill., and Henry Waxman, Calif., introduced a groundbreaking bill to overhaul U.S. chemicals policy in the House Energy & Commerce Committee. The Toxic
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OSHA fines DuPont for Plant Leaks that Killed Worker

July 20, 2010
The Associated Press reports the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a West Virginia DuPont plant for exposing workers to hazardous chemicals. The citations and $43,000 fine followed
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Group Sues to Force BPA Ban in Food Packaging

June 30, 2010
A leading environmental group filed a court challenge today to the Food and Drug Administration''s handling of bisphenol A, aiming to force the agency to act on a 20-month-old request
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BASF to Buy Cognis in $3.8 Billion Deal

June 23, 2010
BASF announced it will acquire closely-held Cognis in a 3.1 billion euro ($3.8 billion) deal that will give the company a strong position in the health and nutrition business reports
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